War is a farce that gives them meaning
The American media loves war. Now that the war of Afghanistan is ending, you can hear them positively howling with disbelief. A reporter asked the Defence Department, with genuine hurt in his voice,
"Would you say there's no interest in us having some presence, on the borders of Iran, on the borders of Pakistan, on the borders of, uh, China? Or Tajikistan? Would you just say we should just give that up?"
Another reporter asked if Afghans weren't asking to be bombed.
"I was wondering if there's been any requests for American military airstrikes, and if so, is that something the US military would engage in?"
The functionary from America's Ministry of War just pursed his lips and stepped aside. A general stepped give a general answer. 'There are no further circuses planned this week, but our gladiators remained oiled-up and ready to go.'
American War Is A Circus
This whole thing is a bloody circus. For 20 years, Americans have gathered in the Cable TV Colosseum, watching Muslims get fed to the drones. The population is frankly bored of this, but the media's bloodthirst somehow remains unquenched.
While most Americans (62% in a recent survey) say the war on Afghanistan was not worth fighting, you wouldn't know it from media coverage of their final retreat. America media was full of the same disgraced excuses for violence, often from the same people. Just listen to Christine Amanpour:
Hearing Taliban entering Kabul takes me back to Nov 2001 watching them flee Kabul at the tip of America’s spear, bringing hope to women, children and all who want peace, education and freedom from fundamentalist terror. Now progress and hope die again. Reckless American gamble?
What is she even talking about in 2021? Over 240,000 people have died on the 'tip of America's spear'. 'Peace' turned out to be 20 years of war. 'Freedom' was so much drone bombing that Afghan children fear to play outside. 'Progress' ended up leaving the Taliban with more territory and weapons than before.
This really is just a circus for them. Just listen to CNN's Jim Sciutto, also being a sociopath:
Hanging on my office wall: Al Qaeda fighters imprisoned in northern Afghanistan after the US invasion. One of them smiled as he told me he’d kill Americans. Disturbing to see these prisons now emptied.
Jim has a picture, in his office, of people about to be tortured, murdered, or disappeared by an occupying army. The US doesn't conduct trials or follow the Geneva Conventions, they just scooped anyone up. And Sciutto is 'disturbed' to see such prisons closed.
These are not objective journalists. These are objectively vile people. Jim Sciutto is a 'national security correspondent' so insecure that he keeps photos of brown men in cages. Christine Amanpour is an 'international correspondent' who's a rabid nationalist for war. American war is a modern circus, and these are the clowns.
Send In The Clowns
It's not just CNN. As America retreated from Afghanistan, it was nearly impossible finding anyone on TV that wasn't defending forever war. As Judd Legum reported:
TV stations booked discredited old Bush officials, people getting paid directly by arms dealers, the same people who'd been so criminally wrong, basically everyone who should really be sitting this one out in the Hague.
People like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow gaslit the entire Afghan people saying "so much of what we put into Afghanistan was shoveled off and diverted by the boatload by a fantastically corrupt elite." Were Afghans running Raytheon and General Dynamics? 80-90% of the money flowed right back to America.
Maddow based her whole report on her experience walking through a "garish" Afghan neighborhood, with their "gangster chic" houses. This is just racist, ignorant bullshit coming from the liberal media. At least Americans conservatives have the decency to call Afghans "illiterate poppy farmers" to their face.
As Adam H. Johnson said, "there’s not even any token attempts to weigh the costs of US occupation or do any moral calculus. It’s been presented, almost uniformly, as an aw shucks human rights campaign, whose only mistake was trusting the shifty, corrupt locals too much."
From across the American media spectrum, awful people like Maddow et al have been serially wrong, and their hubris has gotten millions of people killed. And they're still here, still being wrong, still clamoring for more war.
Watching America retreat from Afghanistan has been like watching a clown car crash. A door opens and clown after clown piles out. And they're all serial killers.
Back To The Circus
It all comes back to the circus. Americans are like children who must always be given entertainment, or they might ask for their money back. After 9/11 they wanted to see Muslims hit, and so hit they were. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, it didn't matter. It's all Muslimistan.
For 20 years America has dragged entire Muslim populations into their Colosseum for collective punishment. Millions of people have been tortured, killed, and humiliated on cable TV. And reporters were invited along. Empires torture and execute people in public because they want people to see. America is no different, and it's not better because you see it at a remove, on a screen. Those people still really bleed.
The message communicated is very clear. Muslim lives are cheap and American lives are very fucking expensive. For each 2,997 killed on 9/11, a thousand Muslims must die. For every site attacked, entire countries must be occupied. $6.4 trillion must be burnt on the altar of murder-capitalism, offered to gods of war like Raytheon and Halliburton.
Dancing around this circus are a bunch of serial-killer clowns, talking heads without souls. They tell stories of the empire's greatness and about the horrific nature of their enemies. They build minor threats into fantastic monsters, into terrorists threatening the whole world, requiring great gladiators and great violence to slay.
It's all a bloody circus. It's a serial killer clown show. It's public torture and execution. This is America's war of terror. This is what their media is so sad to lose, just one theatre in the military-industrial-media multiplex of doom. War is a farce that gives them meaning. The American media loves war and hates to see it go.