I wrote here about the plight of the Yazidis that it had all the earmarks of American agitprop (How to spot lies … use brain). It used the archetype of women being abused by really bad, bad men, a common theme throughout our history. For that reason I suspected that there were no Yazidis in trouble, and that other game was afoot.
It also did not hurt that I knew the “bad men” doing the supposed abuses, ISIS, were people the US is arming and supporting. But that is not unusual either, as the US often backs the terrorists that it later sends in the military to thwart. I heard someone refer to this as “The Hegelian Dialectic,” but am not well-schooled in such fancy talk.
Moon of Alabama dissects the lies, as follows:
“We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar,” Obama said.
“We do not expect there to be an additional operation to evacuate people off the mountain, and it’s unlikely we’ll need to continue humanitarian air drops on the mountain,” Obama continued.
This “broke the siege” statement is a lie. There never was a “siege” on the Sinjar mountain range. The Yazidi who had fled there were quickly welcomed and evacuated to Syria by the Kurdish PKK and YPG forces. There are now some 15,000 of Yazidis in the Kurdish part of Syria. Some thousand refugees may still be in the mountains but the nomadic shepherds who live there will likely help them along.
The PKK was already there doing the job three days before the first U.S. action took place. …
The only reason Obama sent troops and jets to the area was to protect the city of Erbil with its CIA station, the international airport and the local headquarters of various “western” oil companies.
When dealing with Western media sources, one learns to look for such deceit. Worse yet, one learns to expect it.