Sunday, March 20, 2011

Obama Starts Another Illegal War, Rangel Calls For Draft

Anthony Freda Illustration
Eric Blair
Activist Post

What balls! What hubris! What hypocrisy! What happened to America?

Once again, America has preemptively attacked a sovereign nation that posed no threat to her without a declaration of war from the people's representatives. Apparently the U.S. president now gets permission from the U.N. to spend U.S. taxpayer dollars on unprovoked wars and outright murder.  Isn't it still called murder when killing is not done in self-defense?  Okay, just checking to make sure I haven't lost my mind.

Nobel Peace prince Obama launched his liberation of the good people of Libya with his own shock-and-awe bombing campaign appropriately on the eighth anniversary of Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq.  This tyrannical intervention is so naked, so brazen in its hubris that whatever shred of goodwill America had left is completely gone.  America is officially the most murderous, anti-democratic, terrorist nation the world has ever known.

And get this, on the very same day of this unconstitutional act of war, ethically-challenged Charlie Rangel reintroduced his National Service "Draft" bill.  Rangel pointed out in his announcement that the government lied us into the Iraq war that ultimately resulted in the deaths of over 4,400 servicemen with over 32,000 injured.  He claims this is the reason we need a draft:
Based on false pretenses of weapons of mass destruction and involvement in the 9/11 attacks, the unfunded war in Iraq has cost our nation not only $800 billion dollars, but the lives of more than 4,400 brave American patriots. Over 32,000 U.S. soldiers have also been seriously wounded in the war we should not have been in the first place. 
It is because of these devastating statistics and the commitment our nation must make to sharing in duty and service that I reintroduced the Universal National Service Act, commonly known as the draft bill.
You can't make this stuff up.  So, our government lies us into wars for profit and oil, thrusts our brave young men and women in harms way against poor nations who in their wildest dreams couldn't threaten America, and puts off paying for them as long as the banks and China get their interest payments at gunpoint from the taxpayer. And now you want to force all of our kids to take part in this sociopathic behavior?

Rangel continues:
Currently the burden of defending our nation is carried by an increasingly smaller segment of our population. Only 1 percent of the American population currently makes the sacrifice of laying down life and limb for our country. 
Far too many are being forced into repeated tours of duty, sometimes as many as six deployments. This repeated combat exposure to our troops is why 25 percent of America's active duty military personnel suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is why the Army's current suicide rate is far above the civilian rate at 22-per-100,000.  The rate for the Marine Corps is even higher.
Boy, Rangel is a first-rate salesman.  Who could resist the idea of forcing their children into repeated tours of duty and a 1-in-4 chance of getting ruined by PTSD?  Or, making them so miserable that they think suicide is better than killing poor brown people for Big Oil profits and their pocket-change politicians -- all while bankrupting the country and their home towns in the process?

Rangel's pitch that a draft would alleviate these problems is ill-conceived, as he even pointed out: "Having a draft does not necessarily mean that everyone called to duty would be required to serve in the Armed forces."  Who in their right mind would choose the Armed forces in this corrupt imperial climate if given a choice of community services?

Of course, liberals like to think Rangel's hidden argument is that a draft would actually discourage war by making the people pay more attention to the wars enough to protest. Wake up! We can't even get Congress to vote for these wars anymore!  The notion that the decision makers will actually give a shit about the people's will is laughable.  Besides, we all know how they handle peaceful protesters these days, despite their lofty rhetoric of fighting for people's rights in foreign countries.

At this point, it seems the only thing that can stop these conquistadors is when soldiers start refusing to fight en masse.  They, and they alone, have the power to end this insanity.  As Albert Einstein said "Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."  God help them find the courage and moral compass to end this tyranny.



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49 comments:

Anonymous said...

The World doesn't care anymore about so called "brave American patriots". You are murderers and cowards, american cowards are killing chidren aroun the World, i'm sure that one day natural disaster will strike your country very hard.

Anonymous said...

Unlike the Vietnam era, where draft-age college students resisted by means of sit-ins, burning their draft cards, escaping to Canada-I don't think we are going to get a whimper here---too much American Idol, processed foods, apathy.
Shockingly, Obomber went ahead without congressional approval on this one, and NO DEBATE. This is a presage of a complete police state, wherein, people just forget their rights and go with whatever dear leader says...enjoy Rio, Obomna, while Libya burns with another billion dollar a day war.

Anonymous said...

Great article. Was not aware of the calls for another draft.

Anonymous said...

Why would Congress need to pass a bill to start the draft? Just have King BO declare the draft in effect. If he can start a war on his own...

Anonymous said...

Is it at least possible that the f***stains passing out the ridiculous Nobel Peace prizes could consider rescinding the one they handed this warmongering SOB? Or are they afraid that Mr. Peace would bomb them, too?

Anonymous said...

Rangel is truly an Orwellian nightmare. It is amazing anyone could be stupid enough to believe that a draft will help slow the growth of the war machine. Not so amazing is charlie's chutzpah.

oscar_groom said...

Maybe I can finally join the military since I couldn't get in before! YES!

Anonymous said...

REOPEN 911. IS THE ONLY WAY OUT TO THE USA TO BE BACK IN DEMOCRACY. CLEAN THE COUTRY. REPUBLICANS IN JAIL...
Otto Stutz

Anonymous said...

Maybe a draft would be the tipping point that finally wakes Americans up. The volunteer military can always find suckers and fools, we have no shortage of them. If enough people get mad enough they bypass Congress and take to the streets.

Karlos said...

So. How's that hopey changey thing working out for you all? LOL And you truly thought there was a difference between political parties. ROFL!!!

brandulph said...

You write, "Once again, America has preemptively attacked a sovereign nation..."
Hmmm... to me you sound like a Zionist propaganda tool! The US of A is CONTROLLED by Israel, and President Obama is simply kowtowing to his Zionists masters! (listen to his AIPAC before he was "elected" president!)
No, sir, the near totally indoctrinated US population allow themselves to be used once again, by those who took control over their life and country way back in 1913.

Howard T. Lewis III said...

Just when I think a human being can't stoop to acting out a charade of porcinity with such an utter lack of grace but attention to detail and intent, some genetic side-stepper in Congress reminds me that there are undiscovered themes for depraved violent horror movies.

Uncle Rangel,good thing America knows you to be a depraved crook. I hope this plays out with a happy ending involving one event with a chipper machine. And remember, you brought us here.

Anonymous said...

So Obama takes America to war without even getting the OKAY from Congress..I guess that means he is now THE DICTATOR of America making his own decisions for the country..and to think that he is backing the same side as Al Qaida, they are thrilled to see the dhimmi dickwits of Europe, Britain and America doing their dirty work for them of removing Gaddaffi...All the Islamists are very pleased, and the Muslim Brotherhood is closer than ever to their Caliphate for the entire Middle East! Obamanation is great buddies with the MB as seen in Cairo when they were invited to attend by Obama, against the wishes of Mubarak..MB are behind all the revolutions in the middle East, and will step in with their strict Sharia law when the time is right.. America should not have got involved. I tend towards the view that we, the West, should provide arms to both sides and let them kill each other .. Whatever regime wins they are still bad for the West., and while they are killing each other they are not killing us!!

Anonymous said...

its so sad to see the land of the free and the home of the brave having turned into a land ofservants and the home of pussies. wake the fuck up and hit the streets

Anonymous said...

REOPEN 911. IS THE ONLY WAY BACK TO DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.

Anonymous said...

I blame the coloreds who keep voting for Charlie Rangel.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how an out of the closet guy like Rangel can push for the draft.

Charles F Moreira said...

Opposition to the Vietnam war by youth and the antipathy to capitalism ended when the draft was withdrawn in the early 1970s, setting the stage for a rapproachment between the anti-establishment counterculture with capitalism, and many hippies became yuppies.

Rangel may well have a point that a re-introduction of the draft, with the risk of white, middle-class kids getting shot and killed will galvanise them to get off their buts and drop their BlackBerrys, iPhone and iPads and get out in the streets protesting, if for nothing else but for the very selfish reason of saving their own butts.

Mike said...

How can anyone rationalize forcing another to kill or be killed at the front for nothing but lies! Rangel, you truly are a POS!

Howard T. Lewis III said...

True. Followed by enforcement of the laws or it is a complete waste of time to be paid for out of tax collection. Bill the individuals in the justice department and jail the Cong. Comms.

Italics Mine said...

What the heck, let's give Chuck Rangel a peace prize too.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that Rangel has exposed the Soros/Obama model? Get as many troops as you can so that when we declare Martial Law and take over we will have enough troops on our side.

Wake up America and get rid of these guys.

Anonymous said...

That was a powerful essay. Thank you for having the courage to publicly tell the truth!

Anonymous said...

the successful failure in the oval orfice by rights should be herding goats in his home land[ if i said afr... ]jessie,rangel and a few others that should be there] would have a puppy. who is next on the invasion list? do not worry about the radiation from japan , we have been getting it from the nuclear arms used by the us and others for over 10 years in invading small nations with oil and other things. what happened to the museum artifacts that disapeared from iraq? bert,west colo

Anonymous said...

While Charlie Rangel may be just a hack politician, most concerned with getting his name into the papers and on tv, he may be headed down the correct track here. One of the reasons that the war in Vietnam lost all support was the draft.
Because everyone, except for the rich, was subject
to losing a son in Vietnam, the war could not go on. While this is very cynical, there may be no other way to stop the current wars. There is no real public support for them now.
If there were a draft, no one would allow a single day to go by without getting on the phone or on the computer, to harangue his/her representative and/or senator about getting the hell out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Charlie may, or may not, actually be pulling a highly cynical maneuver here. I wager the people who will argue most strenuously against such a measure are the chieftains in the pentagon.

Anonymous said...

United States of the United Nations (USUN for short)

Anonymous said...

Is the biggest war going on right now, the American people against the government and cowardly dictator president?
Will those who would be called to draft, refuse and fight back- courageously? I would support them?
The elites of this nation have surrounded themselves with luxuries, exemptions, money, bribes, and all of the best life has to offer, all at our expense and risk and none of their own?
The pathetic so called humans in power will wilt and die soulless?

Anonymous said...

Who can I "ahem" to stop this? Jacob Rothschilds? I need a chartered plane and a .300 Win Mag. Please post if you have the funds to get me to his estate.

Mike S said...

I know lots of people who are disgusted by the illegal wars and unnecessary suffering we're causing. It's not that we watch too much tv, or that we don't care, or that we're too stupid to notice. Perhaps our critics failed to notice the demonstrations against the Iraq war, and how little they accomplished. Now we have heavy handed Patriot Act laws that say you can be detained indefinitely without access to an attorney if you are branded a "homeland terrorist" which means whatever they want it to mean. Cause a problem and you will disappear for a while. And the police are routinely killing people with guns and tasers for miniscule or even no crimes. Cause a problem, you could get tased, possibly to death.
What I think is happening now is that people see that Congress, the President, the banks, and many major corporations do not work for them or have their best interests at heart. Our political process is broken, maybe beyond repair. I think people are trying to get their heads around what they can do to accomplish _anything_. So to the people who criticize Americans for not stopping the wars, perhaps you have some suggestions as to how we can accomplish that, and hopefully historical examples of when these actions worked in your country, or anywhere at all for that matter.

Anonymous said...

ok , america died sept 11 2001..i am the only one awake enough to stand up in the second largest city in new york..way too much flouride in the water here..280,000 people here and they are all blind..we will have a race war here before anything else...blackie blames whitie next door for everything...how very stupid..

Anonymous said...

Does the air force draft people? Pretty sure Egypt will be covering the ground war portion of Libya...

Anonymous said...

Imagine how things would be now,if John and Sara had won the election and were handling all these matters..."SCARY-STUFF."

Anonymous said...

What constitution? You've lost it the day you became Israel's bitch. United States of Israel (aka USA ) is a war machine, a puppet, a tool to Israel. USA is no longer so is your constitution "Gone with the wind". Why don't you change your passport to an Israeli one? But wait, they wont even give you one. They only want your money. Loosers, Criminals, warmongers, baby killers, looters the list goes on... Time to go to sniper school and shoot some Americans like the Russians did to Germans during WWII.

Anonymous said...

What kind of morons are the US GI's anyway, volunteering their healthy bodies and futures to become uranium meat for the Rothschilds, the GIs themselves setting off depleted uranium fires all over the environment they are chained to for two years of exposures. They are like TEPCO.

Anonymous said...

just make sure they draft all the illiterate, greedy, low-liife professional athletes too. like lebron james and kobe bryant and peyton manning and tom brady and albert pujols and alex rodriguez. how many of those priveledged sissys would leave the country with all their millions before making that 'sacrifice'. yeah that would end all these wars, draft some athletes and see how fast they leave lol...

NotoriousRoscoe said...

Big deal. All Presidents start illegal wars.

Anonymous said...

Are women even being considered or is this this another case of equal but more equal?

WillieG1951 said...

Rangel has been calling for a "draft" for some time now. . He realizes that once those already in figure out they're being used as cannon fodder for the corporations, they won't re-enlist, so they'll need another way to supply their war machine. . I am a firm believer in leading by example. . so right on the front lines should be Barak and Charlie, you want it, you fight it!! That goes for all you a**holes in Congress, if you want a war so bad, march YOUR fat behinds out there and fight it!!

Anonymous said...

lets stop fooling ourselves,america has never been a brave,honourable country,ever! All this nonsense talk about the founding fathers,the bill of rights,freedom etc...is a misnotion! The founding fathers,are founding fathers of the most murderous,criminal,deceptive,cruel filthy nation since the babylonians and ancient egypt of ramessis the 2nd. They started by making a mass genocide,in which 35 million natives were killed,many displaced,injured,diseased,women raped etc...they took the black man out of africa as slaves for 400 years,re-programmed their identity,they nuked japan,bullied vietnam,iraq twice,have been involved in every war directly or indirectly since i think world war 1,so whats all this nonsense about america changed etc..from the outset it was corrupt,it just got worse in 1913,thats all! the us is isnt the us,its the natives land,but its ok,it turned out to have some good- a unified multi-racial,multi-cultural world,but lets not be deluded,there was never a brave america.

Anonymous said...

You are fucking insane. The Nazi regime systematically murdered millions of its own citizens in gas chambers. Mao's regime & Stalin's regime, as well as Pol Pot, are all in the same conversation. Yet there you are, completely lacking historical context, making demonstrably flase, and simply idiotic statements like, "America is officially the most murderous, anti-democratic, terrorist nation the world has ever known."

Leave me out of your hate-filled fantasy world.

Toodleooass said...

"they took the black man out of africa as slaves for 400 years" You think we just got off the boat and started kidnapping people and got away with it? No. We bought those slaves fair and square from local black slave-sellers.

Anonymous said...

He didn't just now called for the draft.
Rangel has been long been opposed to the all-volunteer army and repeatedly called for the government to bring back the draft (military conscription).[48] In 2003, Rangel said a draft would make the military more representative of the American public at large, that "the poor, black and brown shouldn’t be the only Americans fighting and dying in Iraq", and that "Fairness dictates that the sons and daughters of the white middle and upper classes share the burden of war".[89][90] During 2006, Rangel said that no soldier would be fighting in Iraq if they had decent career possibilities[91] and stated that:

There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way.[92]

Rangel introduced versions of his Universal National Service Act in the House in 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2010.[89][93][94] Polls showed 70 percent of Americans opposed a reinstatement of the draft.[92] Rangel emphasized that people could fulfill their draft obligations through non-military services, such as port and airline security.[92] The one time the act came up for a vote in the full House, in 2004, it was defeated 402–2, with Rangel voting against his own bill in protest of the procedural handling of it. He didn't just now called for the Draft.
Watch out for the Spin.

Anonymous said...

hmmm counting in all of america's wars blacks account for less then 2% of combat casualties. so if diversity is such a great thing somewhere around 2million blacks need to die to bring their percentage up to an equitable amount.

Anonymous said...

Amerika was stolen from the American Indians in an incremental process starting in 1642 and now history is repeating itself and Amerika is being stolen by the British and the Zionist Israeli's and will soon be given to the Chinese as payment for our 14 TRILLION Dollar Debt.

Anonymous said...

Why is Mangle Rangle still in Congress? A draft he's wanting? A draft so we will go fight some oil war to make the bastards even richer then they already are.... hahahahaha!
Rangle can stick that where the moon don't shine!

Tina Sullivan said...

Excellent article!

Anonymous said...

hey man! what wrong with these EVIL PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN FOOLS MANY TIME THOSE WHO ARE CALLED MODERN EDUCATED."FOOL AMERICANS ONCE SHAME ON THEM, FOOL AMERICANS TWICE SHAME ON THEM AGAIN AND FOOL AMERICANS THREE TIMES. WOW! THEY ARE REALLY THE MOST STUPIDS AND FOOLISHNESS PEOPLE ON EARTH. AS I SEE IT, THEY WERE BEEN FOOLED IN THE "FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OWNERSHIP""WORLD WAR 2""VIETNAM WAR""HOAX 9/11""935 LIES", AFGHAN WAR"" IRAQ WAR""SOMALIA WAR" AND NOW "LIBYAN WAR"-I CANNOT IMAGINE THE FRAUD AND BOASTER AMERICAN CANNOT STOP BEING STUPIDS AND FOOLISH PEOPLE AND THEY ARE THE MODERN SAVAGES, BARBARIANS AND THE WORLD UNTOUCHABLE TERRORISTS.

Anonymous said...

Bush was responsible for the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Obama was simply following the UN resolution to prevent further depradations of Gadaffi against his own people. No way is this action anywhere near the perversity of Bush's, not even close! Obama is not a rogue, he follows international law, at least in this matter. Bush is an incompetent pervert and there are a million dead people to prove it.

Anonymous said...

The U.S. Government can't afford to pay for anymore wars. So, it needs the free labour of conscripted American young people to keep on fighting. BUT, when young people are drafted into the military, there will be million-people demonstrations on the streets - not rebellion in the ranks. The U.S. government knows this. They've war-gamed all the scenarios. It has three choices: 1. End its wars of aggression, 2. Go bankrupt and become a third world nation and thereby no longer pose any existential limitations to Israel's foreign policy, 3. Reintroduce military conscription, become a police-state in order to enforce the draft, and continue wars of aggression.

-- Eochaidh MacDhalaigh OghaChruithne

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