Friday, April 28, 2017

Axis Of Ignorance: Batchelor Show, Jingoism, and the Arrogant Surety of Neanderthals In Bow Ties

John Batchelor, on your program tonight you described Tehran as the 'leading exporter of terrorism'. I checked just to see if your program is some kind of comedy show... in which neanderthals wear bowties and sport pedigrees from Princeton. No luck. You really meant it, huh buddy? Since 2003, 1 million people killed as a result of the illegal US invasion of Iraq. The child Abeer Al Janabi was gang raped by five US soldiers, her infant brother shot in the face at point blank range, her family murdered to cover up this atrocity. The United States gleefully instituted torture, much to the arousal of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld (your fellow alumnus of vaunted ivy league University, Princeton. A buddy of yours?). 'Rendition' wrenched innocents from their homes and imprisoned them for ten years or more in Guantanamo. 'As of March 2015, approximately 210,000 civilians had died violent deaths as a result of the Iraq and Afghan wars.' -Watson Institute, Brown University. Yet, Mr. Batchelor, tonight you described Tehran as the 'leading exporter of terrorism around the globe'. Your jingoist arrogance, and mental discipline at not seeing reality despite these heartbreaking atrocities and crimes of war committed by the United States is truly astounding to me. These are atrocities you support and continue with pitiful statements like this. You just don't see the forest for the trees, buddy. No course in critical thinking, or humility at Princeton, it appears.

Tristan L Sullivan

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