Devastation and destruction brought about by Hurricane Irma left many homeless and their houses destroyed. Some lost their lives. Planes flew in to bring supplies and help those suffering from lack of food and water. Tourists were airlifted back to their home countries, and very thankful to be home. A Telethon raised money. Politicians were interviewed and proclaimed that all these unfortunate places to be devastated by Hurricane Irma would be rebuilt and every effort would be made to help the victims, and rightly so.
Meanwhile, other victims--but of people in power (past and present)--have had their homes destroyed and decimated in illegal wars. Millions of people are dead; millions are refugees; and the planes flying in to these war-torn countries are dropping bombs and missiles. Where is the aid for them? Death is a daily visitor to this man-made horror. Yet, these “compassionate leaders” are some of the same “leaders” that are dropping bombs on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and other countries, while at the same time uttering platitudes over Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Dare one call them “heinous hypocrites”?
Still, there is enough hypocrisy to go around. The media did a good job of showing the destruction of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. They were all over these stories and still are, showing the unfortunate victims that have lost everything; it is excellent reporting. Unfortunately the same media, when it comes to showing the victims of man-made atrocities, are, one might say, missing in action. “The Genocide in Yemen” is but one example. There are others where they are “Propaganda Peddlers....”
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma got saturation coverage by the news media, and it showed that when the media does its job, their reporting is adequate. However, these are stories that could not be hidden or censored, since it was happening in the backyards of most of the media. On many other issues their “investigative journalism” is sadly lacking, especially when it comes to exposing “The Diabolical Destroyers of a Number of Countries.”
“The despicable Washington Post is a prime apologist for these war criminals. The entire Western print and TV media is so heavily implicated in the worst war crimes in human history that, if justice ever happens, the presstitutes will stand in the dock with the Clintons, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, Obama and their neocon operatives or handlers as the case may be.” Paul Craig Roberts, November 28, 2016.
In summing up, the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma need to be supported and helped in every way. They are people who through no fault of their own have been subjected to uncontrollable weather. Yet I believe this question must also be asked: “Are the victims of illegal wars less human than the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma”?
And should they and their countries also be recompensed and helped after suffering devastation and destruction at the hands of our “leaders” in illegal wars?
For to use the words heard at a self promoting T.V. media station,
“When will justice be done”?
Stephen J. Gray
September 15, 2017.
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