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Let’s Be Clear: Establishing a ‘No-Fly Zone’ Is an Act of War

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On May 29, 2013 @ 4:16 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,World at War | Comments Disabled

Conor Friedersdorf
May 29 2013

Kudos to Josh Rogin for breaking the news that “the White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a no-fly zone inside Syria.” But wouldn’t it be a more powerful story without the euphemism?

Relying on the term “no-fly-zone” is typical in journalism. But that is a mistake. It obscures the gravity of the news.

Here’s how an alternative version of the story might look: “The White House has asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for bombing multiple targets inside Syria, constantly surveilling Syrian airspace alongside U.S. allies, and shooting down Syrian war planes and helicopters that try to fly around, perhaps for months.”

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