Yesterday was Veteran’s Day. I had to work, but I managed to read stories about various celebrations going on across the country in honor of the day.
It is good to pay respect and honor the men and women in the military, they are doing what they are paid to do. (At least they get a paycheck.) I do think celebrating today’s “wars” is hypocritical. (Maybe hypocritical is the wrong word. Disingenuous is more like it.)
Let’s face it – we all know today’s involvement in conflicts around the world are not “wars.” We call it war, but it’s not.
Who attacked us? Certainly not Iraq and certainly not Afghanistan.
Yet we call our invasion into these countries (who never attacked us) a “war.”
Our military involvement and the involvement of American contractors (who’re making millions of dollars a year), are not helping to end a war!
We are in a money war. The sole reason for our involvement is to bring enough stability in a region to take over their oil and profits.
We can’t head into Iraq or Afghanistan and ask them to roll over so we can rape and ravage their land. No. It is necessary to invade these countries on the premise of instilling so-called democratic values; christian and capitalism values to profit and control the regions.
Of course it’s appalling. Of course it’s also true.
The 1% who have stolen America’s wealth and seek to extend our form of “democracy” over the remainder of the world’s people, are the only ones who benefit from our aggressive sorties into other continents. The mercenaries, Pentagon bureaucrats, military contractors, and pathetic fools who serve in and with our armed forces, because there are no other jobs available in this economy, recognize the absurdity of calling these murderous conflicts “wars.” Wars are fought with those who can fight back. Germany’s slaughter of the Jews was not a “war,” it was murder, plain and simple –likewise with the conduct of our troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and now, Africa. ~ Marti Hiken and Luke Hiken / November 11th, 2011
This article (click the link below) is sad but honest.