Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus, produced by the Office of the Americas and available at KPFK.org, where we are heard internationally
We have had some comments on World Focus regarding why we need Pacifica, why we need to keep going and why we need fund drives. Well, it’s the difference between the commercial media and Pacifica Radio. Here’s Medea Benjamin about the problem we face, writing for Alternet:
“A war-weary American public that a year ago resoundingly rejected US military intervention in Syria to overthrow the Assad regime now is rallying behind the use of force to destroy the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). In just three months, from June to September, support for US airstrikes in Iraq soared from 45% percent to 71%, and to 65% for airstrikes in Syria.
How did such an astounding turnabout occur? Certainly it wasn’t due to the persuasive powers of President Obama, who seems to have been reluctantly dragged into a conflict that he once acknowledged has no military solution.