Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Fifty Shades of Inconsistent Narrative

Cartoon, Comic, Foreign Policy, Politics

Okay… I can feel it in my gut as I post this strip: this comic will ruffle a few feathers.  So I just want to point a few things out:

I am in no way sympathizing with any terrorist group or oppressive regime.  This comic is a criticism of the false “good guy – bad guy” dichotomy that is usually sold to us in the media whenever the U.S. is faced with the prospect of military intervention.  A cursory look at the facts shows us the real story is almost always a very grey area.  In short, it frightens me quite a bit when I hear such fervent calls for supporting a military conflict while almost none of us (myself included) have a full grasp of the potential consequences that pursuing such courses of action may carry.

In matters of life and death, we should always be overly cautious – in my opinion.

Some links:

Afghan Mujahideen & The Soviet Union & The U.S.:
http://abcn.ws/GX091X
http://onforb.es/1anI4Bj
http://i.imgur.com/c2qgIh.jpg

Al-Nusra Front linked to Al Qaeda:
http://bit.ly/19Mm8TF
http://bit.ly/1hUkjFj

U.S already providing arms to Syrian rebels:
http://reut.rs/18iMAE6
http://bit.ly/1aJPvo0

Syrian “freedom fighters”:
http://bit.ly/1bvDhQO
http://bit.ly/1bUzilg

Al-Qaeda & Hezbollah:
http://bit.ly/19LjcCM
http://bit.ly/15F71df

Al-Qaeda & Iran:
http://bit.ly/171FkhV
http://reut.rs/16KL8u0

US & Iran:
http://bit.ly/15F7fBj

Al-Qaeda & The Muslim Brotherhood:
http://bit.ly/1fArc1z

Al-Qaeda & Hamas:
http://bit.ly/16e0hQJ

  • Governor Thompson

    As long as you admit, that no good American should ever be confused with a canadian.

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  • Indeed Al-Qaeda was born from the Mujaheddin, and ISIS was born from Al-Qaeda. Both with the assistance of Usrael. There is also reason to believe that Israel is responsible for Hamas. All of these alleged “terrorists” were manufactured. They are destroying religion and toppling foreign governments. Then they insert their own government and central bank. It happened in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Syria and Iran don’t have USrael central banks. That’s why we are attacking them. Very shaky times we live in. We don’t even know who are real enemies are. Well I know but 98% of people do not know. Hitler knew about this operation. Henry Ford knew too. Oh also Winston Churchill. Patton, McArthur, George Lincoln Rockwell, and a few other great Americans who are no longer with us.