Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Fascism Follow-Up

Second Persian War
We noted earlier that there was bullshit going on in reference to what the Pentagon suspects was a Houthi "rebel" attack against a Saudi frigate.

Yesterday, lying sack & Executive Mansion Press Secretary Sean Spicer was again caught lying like a rug, this time about the attack.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Falsely Accuses Iran of Attacking U.S. Navy Vessel, an Act of War

The White House press corps wanted to know what being put “on notice” entailed, and Spicer responded by claiming that Iran’s government took actions against a U.S. naval vessel, which would be an act of war. “I think General Flynn was really clear yesterday that Iran has violated the Joint Resolution, that Iran’s additional hostile actions that it took against our Navy vessel are ones that we are very clear are not going to sit by and take,” he said. “I think that we will have further updates for you on those additional actions.”

Major Garrett of CBS News quietly corrected him, saying “a Saudi vessel,” and Spicer then responded almost inaudibly: “Sorry, thank you, yes a Saudi vessel. Yes, that’s right.” He did not in any way address his false claim that it was an Iranian attack, however.
Perfectly true, really, other than the "alternate facts" that it was a Saudi vessel & it wasn't Iranian forces that attacked. (Unless the Pentagon is lying here.)
Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood confirmed to The Intercept that the attack was in fact conducted against a Saudi warship, and that the Pentagon suspects Houthi rebels. “It was a Saudi ship – it was actually a frigate” said Sherwood. “It was [conducted by] suspected Houthi rebels off the coast of Yemen.”
Additional outrage.

That World War III label we use is getting closer to reality every day, innit? (We are, sadly, just a bit too prescient.)

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

See Tonkin, Gulf of