Monday, August 29, 2005

sanctioned terrorists

marjorie says...

Pat Robertson and Luis Posada Carriles have at least one thing in common: both reap the benefits of their work in favor of neo-conservative objectives that promote direct foreign intervention in the affairs of other countries. One works to disseminate and push ideas among the public considered beyond the pale and the other has a long history of terrorist acts employed to destabilize the Cuban government.

By the standards of the Bush administration’s pronouncements, both should be considered terrorists. Instead, one is given the verbal equivalent of a slap on the wrist and the other may very well receive U.S. residency this week.

Additionally, both cases illustrate the symbiotic relationship between mainstream media and the U.S. government. The media in this country serve to validate U.S. foreign policy through nominal critiques that rarely get at deeper underlying issues at hand.

see the rest of this essay i wrote on Znet...