Corporate media are covering President Barack Obama’s December 6, 2015 televised address as one where “the Commander in Chief has sought to reassure a nation on edge about terrorism,” as Time put it. The Wall Street Journal‘s front page story similarly emphasizes that Obama has “aimed to reassure a jittery nation … about the rising threat of domestic terrorism.”
What is clearly excluded from such interpretations and Obama’s speech overall is the fact that the United States, its intelligence agencies and international allies are the main sources of terrorism–including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda–while many of the terroristic mass shooting events over the past few years, including the 11/13 Paris “attacks” and last week’s San Bernardino event, are highly questionable.
Obama claims he wants to protect the country from terror and “fight ISIL.” Yet how should one regard a leader who consciously trains and arms thousands of…
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