"The United States has the power to decree the death of nations," wrote Stephen Kinzer in the Boston Globe. Kinzer's article was titled: "The media are misleading the public on Syria."

In his piece, the scholar contested that his country's media misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance that is enabling the U.S. government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country. The U.S. government can "decree the death of nations" with "popular support because many Americans — and many journalists — are content with the official story," Kinzer wrote.

Kinzer's assertion regarding the U.S. government's dangerous meddling in Syria's affairs, the renewed Cold War with Russia and America's ill-defined military mission in that country is true.