Sunday, August 17, 2014

Truest statement of the week II

US fighter jets launched bombing raids in northern Iraq on Friday of last week. US president Barack Obama declared that the US had to intervene against the Sunni Islamist group the Islamic State.
The group, formerly known as Isis, has continued to gain ground in Iraq after its dramatic seizure of the city of Mosul in June.

Obama campaigned for the presidency as an opponent of the Iraq war. But like every Western warmonger before him Obama claims the intervention is driven by humanitarian motives. 

-- Judith Orr, "Bombing Iraq will only intensify a crisis caused by imperialism" (Great Britain's Socialist Worker).

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