Mark Twain and newspapers

“Mark Twain said, if you don’t read the papers you are not informed. If you do read them, you are misinformed. And that’s just where we are now. We have the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and the Washington Post and the the killers of Neocon policy urging us into ruin there. And they have completely blanked out news about Saudi backing for ISIS, and for American backing for Isis. For we and the Saudis created ISIS or helped create ISIS hoping that they would be the Mujaheddin of the year 2005 when we would go and turn them against first of all Syria who were allies against Iran. But also eventually against Iran. So they could be used in Afghanistan. That’s the other hope of against the Taliban. So this is all a monster that we’ve created. But we can admit that this monster has run out of control now. And in the bloody bunch of lunatics.”

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