AeroMexico DNA Discount (EchoChamber Friday)

Welcome to EchoChamber Friday, where we intentionally look at articles we would not ordinarily read to see how "the other half" lives and so we don't become frogs in a well. Today, we have a commercial for you from AeroMexico.  I recommend the taco trucks in Juárez... your mileage may vary. https://youtu.be/2sCeMTB5P6U And while you're … Continue reading AeroMexico DNA Discount (EchoChamber Friday)

Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

By Natylie Baldwin “I once asked my colleague, Zbigniew Brzezinski, that if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the … Continue reading Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

Raqqa’s Dirty Secret: America Rents Trucks and Drivers to Help ISIS Escape from Syria

The BBC uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city. A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some … Continue reading Raqqa’s Dirty Secret: America Rents Trucks and Drivers to Help ISIS Escape from Syria

Former Pentagon official confirms: Trump prepares for war with Iran

Failed Evolution December 29, 2018 globinfo freexchange Right after Trump's sudden announcement that he will withdraw the US forces from Syria, we had some mixed reactions. Some liberals reacted angrily, but most of the reactions from the liberal machine were rather moderate, or at least not as intensive as someone would normally expect. On the … Continue reading Former Pentagon official confirms: Trump prepares for war with Iran

US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal

  https://players.brightcove.net/665003303001/SJg0bzqkZ_default/index.html?videoId=5983906802001&autoplay=true&usrPersonaAds=false   US military escalates bombardment of ISIL-held areas in eastern Syria after President Trump announced troop pull-out. by Ali Younes & Trevor Aaronson Al Jazeera  Jan 3, 2019 The aftermath of the US bombing campaign in Al Kashmah, from where civilians have fled due to relentless attacks [Courtesy: The Intercept] After President Donald Trump announced … Continue reading US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal

Selling Fear and Amusement: News as Entertainment

https://youtu.be/ylhqasb1chI by DAVID ALTHEIDE Counterpunch Dec 27, 2018 The news media contribute to our deteriorating—but entertaining—political situation. Mr. Trump is President partly because he is entertaining. My research on TV news shows the promotion of the politics of fear is a byproduct of entertaining and sensationalized reports to build audience ratings. Contemporary news practices increasingly are … Continue reading Selling Fear and Amusement: News as Entertainment