Friday, May 3, 2013

Why Do They Hate Us? Tom Brokow Provides An Answer

Terrorism threatens the people who live in the Middle East a lot more than it threatens us. None the less the way we have chosen to fight this "war on terror" has only increased the danger to ourselves and the innocent people who live in countries like Iraq, Pakistan & Afghanistan. Sadly the true facts of the matter are kept out of the mainstream news.

So it has been up to those of us who exist on the margins of the media world to spread the truth. The good news is that for those who want to get the true facts of the consequences of our policies that it is out there for those that look. Of course you have to sift through a lot of bullshit to get to it sometimes.

And every once in awhile a voice from the mainstream media raises his voice. Last weekend on Meet The Press longtime NBC reporter Tom Brokow spoke the truth. I found out about this morning and thought I would share the article I came across as well as Mr. Brokow's statement.

A Cronkite Moment for the War on Terror

Tom Brokaw states the glaring truth about the Boston bombings.
BY DAVID SIROTA from In These Times

“The stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost.”—Reverend Jeremiah Wright
In 2008, the hysterical backlash to the above comment by Barack Obama's minister became a high-profile example of one of the most insidious rules in American politics: You are not allowed to honestly discuss the Central Intelligence Agency's concept of “blowback” without putting yourself at risk of being deemed a traitor to country. …....
This is the news from Tom Brokaw's appearance on “Meet the Press” last Sunday.

As one of the establishment's most venerated voices, Brokaw is not prone to radical statements. But in a nation that often avoids acknowledging its own role in intensifying cycles of violence, it is unfortunately considered radical to do what the NBC News veteran did and mention that our violent attacks abroad increase the chance of retributive attacks at home. 

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