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on October 13, 2023 in World News

Hawks Are Using Gaza Violence as a Pretext for War with Iran

By Ted Galen Carpenter The response in the United States to the surge of violence between Palestinians and Israelis holds no surprises whatsoever.  The usual bipartisan contingent of pro-war figures in the political arena, the policy community, and the corporate news media presented a predictable narrative from the outset that quickly became dominant.  Proponents parroted familiar clichés that portrayed a complex struggle as a stark morality play with nothing but innocent victims on one side and monstrous villains on the other.  Typically, President Biden labelled the Hamas attacks as “pure, unadulterated evil.” Such “logic” leads to the inescapable conclusion...

By Ted Galen Carpenter The response in the United States to the surge of violence between Palestinians and Israelis holds no surprises whatsoever.  The usual bipartisan contingent of pro-war figures in the political arena, the policy community, and the...

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