There were two military offensives against Iraq: “Desert Storm” (1990) and “Shock and Awe” (2003). Many have forgotten the first which was upstaged by the artifice of the second — 13 years later. Both were manufactured events.
As these examples show, our overseas mass killers, the military, provide the U.S. persona with an edgy chaos that’s psychopathically hip in a Training Day meets Apocalypse Now sort of way.
They chose the establishment. The establishment that is lining up neoconservatives to endorse Hillary. The candidate that both Bush presidents are voting for. The one that you actually believe is a progressive. The candidate that may well blunder into the 21st century equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis but with Syria.