Demanufacturing Consent: “Humanitarian” Wars for Imperial Dreams

Traces of Reality
August 29, 2014


Daniel McAdams“Humanitarian Wars for Imperial Dreams: Iraq, the Islamic State, and James Foley” with Daniel McAdams

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. McAdams gives us his take on the current situation in Iraq and Syria, as the US war machine churns out a steady stream of fear-driven propaganda and prepares for another full-on military invasion.

Cutting through the media spin, this episode raises important questions regarding the Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL), its origins, and motivations. Why does John McCain (interventionism’s “Energizer bunny”) like taking pictures with “bloodthirsty terrorists” so much? How does the decapitation of a US journalist stack up against red, white, and blue drone strikes, carpet bombs, and genocide? Was the James Foley video staged? Given Foley worked for USAID until at least 2010, could he have been more than just a journalist?

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Show Notes:

Hagel and Dempsey: We Must Attack Syria! Get Ready!

Peace President Plots War on Syria

Ron Paul: Mission Creep in Iraq…and Missouri!

Eric Margolis: Cautious Outrage

Moon of Alabama: That Fishy James Foley Video

How many fingers am I holding up? or, Did you even see the video?

The Angry, Disillusioned Music of the London Rapper Accused of Beheading James Foley

London hip-hop artist Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary key suspect in hunt for killer of American journalist James Foley

Was Tragic Jim Foley a Spook?

James Foley mourned by New Paltz friend (Letter confirming Foley’s USAID employment)

John McCain, Conductor of the “Arab Spring” and the Caliph (McCain pictured with “bloodythirsty terrorists”… but I repeat myself)

ISIS: Brutal beheading a windfall for Rendon Media Group