field notes

they lie about everything, all the time

Trying to find your way to clarity through the fog of horror that surrounds the Syrian civil war, you could do worse than start with MSNBC television host Chris Hayes, who took to Twitter in the wake of the US airstrikes on Damascus: “They lie about everything all the time. Everything. Every single thing, big and small. All of it. Constantly.” First published at the Guardian He doesn’t distinguish who he means by “they”, but it hardly matters. US cruise missiles arc across a Middle Eastern capital in order to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction by an entrenched dictatorship. But this isn’t 2003. Massive anti-war demonstrations are now just a memory. The clarity of purpose with which millions marched against President George W Bush’s illegal assault on

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