“Clashes” enters the lexicon of deceits


Scene of a “clash” between unarmed Palestinian worshippers fleeing from Israeli troops shooting off tear gas, stun grenades, live ammo, water cannons.

“Clash” joins the lexicon where civilian deaths are “collateral damage,” secret, paramilitary warfare is “low-intensity warfare,” & orchestrated campaigns of ethnic cleansing are “communal conflict.” Soon carpet bombing, occupation, & war will be called freedom struggles as the Assad dictatorship & Hands Off Syria Coalition claim & a US-imposed No Fly Zone will be a way to enforce peace & end carpet bombing by Syria & Russia (so the US can bomb civilians all by itself).

That’s why this is the era of post-truth truthiness & Putin, Assad, & Trump are called champions of human freedom by those moving to the right under the banner of socialism.