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    Militarist Bunkum -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org


    " On July 4th all across America there will be patriotic speeches about our soldiers who gave their lives for their country. To an informed person these speeches are curious. I am hard pressed to think of any examples of our soldiers giving their lives for our country. US Marine General Smedley Butler had the same problem. He said that his Marines gave their lives for United Fruit Company’s control of Central America. “War is a racket,” said General Butler, pointing out that US participation in World War I produced 21,000 new American millionaires and billionaires.

    When General Butler said “war is a racket,” he meant that war is a racket for a few people getting rich on the backs of millions of dead people. According to the article in the American Journal of Public Health, during the 20th century 190 million deaths could be directly and indirectly related to war.

    190 million is 60 million more than the entire US population in the year that I was born.

    The only war fought on US territory was the war against Southern Secession. In this war Irish immigrants fresh off the boat gave their lives for American Empire. As soon as the South was conquered, the Union forces were set loose on the Plains Indians and destroyed them as well.

    Empire over life. That has always been Washington’s guiding principle."

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    Have commented many times before that war and the military is how the Cheney ( my favorite POS ) Halliburton, Raytheon, General Dynamics ... to name a few, have enriched the already wealthy at the expense of the citizens, all in the name of God and Country.
    Don't get me wrong, without a strong military we are susceptible to other forces in our world, and there are plenty of whack jobs.
    But we have too many times taken on issues in foreign lands that had absolutely no chance of ever affecting our country in any way.
    Protect our borders, protect our citizens and stop using our military to protect those that turn on us later.
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    Boeing,Lockheed Martin,Blackwater,Kbr,Saic,just to name a few more.War Profiteers,every last one of them.To say this was Blood Money,would not do it Justice.Dick Cheney,the poster boy for everything thats wrong with this Country.Dick Cheney,Mr.6 Deferments,Mr.Neo-Con icon,who mastermined and orchestraded one of the biggest frauds in American History,WMD'S.Dick Cheney,who unleashed unspeakable misery and horror on thousands and thousands of soldiers,men,women and CHILDREN,and for what, MONEY.Let me tell you something my friends,the Fires of Hell have a special place for the likes of Dick Cheney.I could write a Novel explaining how the U.S.govt and these defense contractors conspired to LEGALLY Steal BILLIONS of DOLLARS,on the SOULS of the DEAD,in the name of,you guessed it PATRIOTISM.According to Samuel Johnson,'' its the last refuge of a Scoundrel.'' Monsters,Despicable Monsters.The United States spends more money on defense than the next 14 countries COMBINED.Think about that.And these right wing nut jobs,want to increase the Pentagon's budget,while GUTTING Programs like Heat Start,Food Stamps,Medical Care and Unemployment,just to name a few,for the INDIGENT,for the POOR.IT'S MADNESS,AND BY GOD,IT'S NOT RIGHT.But,I Digress.These men feed on FEAR and IGNORANCE and will throw the flag in our face every chance they get,while lining their Pockets,and all of their COHORTS,in the name of PATRIOTISM.Both parties are to blame.Look what's going on as we speak.Obama's moral Indignation over the VA situation rings hollow.Administration after Administration after Administration has treated these VETERANS with nothing but Contempt.It's UNCONSCIONABLE.They say you can judge the MORAL and Christian character of a COUNTRY by how they treat their WAR VETERANS and their POOR. The United States loses on both counts.
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