Thursday, June 4, 2020

American troops deployed against citizens at home causes concerns, but rich white men foreign wars are patriotic?

Elizabeth Hinds Davis

June 3, 2020
Now causing soldiers to question the use of force not only against Americans but maybe other humans as well. How sweet that they now see.
  • Joe Day "Your AR15 won't stop a tank."

    Yeah, but the driver's cognitive dissonance will stop it dead in its tracks. Assuming it is driven by an American.
  • Sloan Bashinsky This is interesting, I suppose the taliban and al qaeda and isis find it a bit insular
    • Christal Hudson Ellard But that's not quiet right. They knew they were joining religious based armies, with the intent of religious holy war for the souls of their people

      Our troops joined a secular army especially national guard that on US soil helps with disaster recovery, etc
    • Bob Ó Conchobhair Sloan Bashinsky the Taliban and isis was never an enemy of the American people we made them the boogeyman so we could go to war
    • Sloan Bashinsky Bob Ó Conchobhair agreed, but that is not the point of my comment.
    • Sloan Bashinsky Christal Hudson Ellard I suppose I need to be more direct. America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were rich white men's wars for corporate profit, as was America's war in Vietnam. The god of those wars was the dollar. Maybe some day the U.S. Military and its veterans will see it that way. Heck, Trump draft-dodged the Vietnam war, and before he was elected, Trump said the Iraq war was invented. Yet did he pull America out of Iraq? I recall reading online after he was elected that he said the natural resources of Afghanistan and Iraq should be monetized to repay America for those two wars.
    • Christal Hudson Ellard Sloan Bashinsky We are pulling out of Afghanistan and knowingly leaving prisoners behind, with no financial reparation for the war.
    • Sloan Bashinsky How long have "we' been pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq? The way the 2 wars went shows they weren't smart, unless you factor in the money rich white men made, and still are making, and would love to see American troops stay in those two battle zones, and any other battle zone, because it makes those rich white men a lot of money. Dick Cheney, for example. I could not believe Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, while he continued the Cheney-Bush's 2 wars. Wonder how America's corporate war profits would be affected, if black service men and women went on strike? Let's see, President Kennedy got cold feet about Vietnam, and he got killed. M.L. King said the Vietnam war was a rich white man's war, and he got killed. I don't like the idea of American soldiers being deployed to defend Americans in America, but if that becomes necessary, I think that 's more appropriate for them than the three wars above.
    • Christal Hudson Ellard Ok, we all know Dick Cheney was named correctly. Just never thought we would be handing power over to the Taliban. I'm not a war hawk, I fully believe we should decrease military spending and military presence.


    • Sloan Bashinsky Christal Hudson Ellard Looks to me the Taliban, and their predecessors, were the power in Afghanistan all along. The British got beat there, the Russians got beat there, the Americans got beat. What business is it of America's who runs Afghanistan? When did Afghanistan ever threaten America? When did Iraq ever threaten America? I think America is criminally insane in the foreign war arena. How much money did the two Cheney-Bush wars cost American taxpayers? How many killed and wounded and battleshocked (PTSD) and wrecked family military casualties did America suffer in those two wars, which I don't think were worth one penny spent, nor even on casualty. How much of that wasted money could have been spent on cheaper health care for Americans? And you fret over turning Afghanistan back over to the power faction that controlled it all along? Even before Trump was elected, I fretted that he would lead America into a civil war, or into an American version of Nazi Germany. That we would experience martial law. My daughters and their husbands and children would experience that. Now look at America today. If you want to fret, fret about the President, who, according to his former wife Ivana, kept a book of Hitler's speeches in a cabinet on his side of their bed, and sometimes at night he pulled it out and read it.

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