Its in vogue this year for the media to scrutinize police, but the military actions of the U.S government continue to be given a free pass.
CNN, Fox News and other right-wing outlets have been busy parroting the USG claim that that "a 9/11 style plot" had been disrupted by the airstrikes on Syria that began two days ago. More likely than a disrupted terror plot, however, is that government mouthpieces are willing to say anything to drum up support for the continued bombings and killings of brown people in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, the bumbling idiots of the left-wing have suddenly adopted an interest in military tactics, each with their own handwringing prescription for how Obama can best “destroy and degrade” the Islamic State. But where is the logic? Not only is a bombing campaign incapable of destroying the Islamic State, but US engagement is actually desirable to the IS leadership. It provides endless fodder for their propaganda (already well noted as being of the highest quality), and will undoubtedly bring them more recruits and cash.
With no endgame, the true beneficiaries of this bombing are the US political class and the war profiteers who support them.