I've written three times now about how the fake incident in the Straits of Hormuz was really a cooked up provocation by George Bush to start a war with Iran. Today that bastion of liberal propaganda Military.com weighs in calling the incident The Big Schmooze in the Hormuz. In my posts I showed how the Minneapolis Star Tribune in particular fell for the whole thing, hook, line and sinker, and never corrected the record, helping pave the way for another Bush war based on lies.
The point of the Military.com report is how the traditional media got snookered by the Bushites into inflating a normal encounter into an international military incident, pushing us dangerously close to a confrontation with Iran. Mark Gisleson mocked me for expecting the Strib to correct itself - and who knows, he's probably right; still, it's pretty amazing that the paper has still not run a story that correctly characterizes what happened in the straits, given the gravity of the charges. Be prepared for when Bush cooks up another one of these incidents and the Strib uses the lies to stir up support in Minnesota for more carnage in the Middle East. Minnesota Nice? How about Minnesota Gullible.