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New Pentagon Comedy Routine: Russian — Not American — Warplanes Attacked Syrian Army

We're surprised they didn't blame aliens, or the Easter Bunny


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We knew that the U.S. would vehemently deny bombing Syrian army positions, but bonus points to the Pentagon for exceeding even our own cynical expectations

 The U.S. military alleged Monday that Russian warplanes were responsible for an attack on a Syrian army position in eastern Syria, an airstrike that Syria blamed on the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State militant group in the country.

<figcaption>It was Russia, of course.</figcaption>
It was Russia, of course.

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A U.S. military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said later in the day that the Pentagon is “certain” that a Russian warplane carried out the attack. There was no response to that assertion from either Syria or Russia.

Anonymous U.S. officials always tell the best fairytales. 

We don't really have anything more to add. Except maybe these two quotes, from celebrated American patriots: 

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do." — widely attributed to Karl Rove

And: 

We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.Former CIA Director William Casey

That's all. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday. 


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