72 Bombs A Day – How The U.S. Spreads Democracy And Freedom

bomb-flag-waking-timesBy Isaac Davis

Among the many other landmark events that took place in 2016, the United States military dropped a whopping 26,171 bombs in foreign nations. This is hardly good news for those on the receiving end, and as conflict spreads in the Middle East and government pushes for all out war with Russia and China, ordinary Americans, those who foot the war bill with tax money, have some soul-searching to do.

Are the values this nation was founded on best shared with the world through violence and destruction? Has American ingenuity in all matters of science and productivity been eclipsed by out capacity to exert the will of the oligarchy though police actions and indiscriminate bombing? Is there ever a moment when enough is enough, and we admit that bombing people doesn’t create peace or achieve the aspirations of a free and moral people?

As reported by McClatchyDC:

The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs last year, 3,027 more than 2015.

According to an analysis of Defense Department data from the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think tank, the majority of the bombs were dropped in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. leads an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group in both countries and has carried out air operations in attempt to reduce the area controlled by the terrorist organization.

Nearly the same amount of bombs were dropped in Syria (12,192) and Iraq (12,095) last year. [Source]

This amounts to an average of just under 72 bombs a day for the year.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that most of these munitions were supposedly dropped on ISIS, a terrorist organization that even members of the U.S. Congress say is being funded covertly by the United States.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that at present the U.S. is not legally at war with any nation, therefore all of the bombs fell on nations and people which are not engaged in open conflict against the U.S.

How incredible is this… the United States is technically not at war with any country right now but dropped more than 26,000 bombs in just 2016 and this under a “anti-war” President. We have an entire generation of Americans who have lived only under a system of “perpetual war”. The time is long overdue to redefine these issues. –Ben Swann

Finally, what makes this achievement even more outstanding is the cognitive dissonance associated with the fact that the U.S. maintains the illusion of being a peaceful nation and all of these bombs, as well as the hundreds of thousands of bombs dropped in the last eight years were done so during the administration of a Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is Orwellian double-think at its finest.

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I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one. – President Theodore Roosevelt

Prescient enough as it is, the above statement by Theodore Roosevelt is even more astonishing now when you consider the attitude of defense contractors, who view the possibility of world war III as a potentially great business opportunity.

READ: The 239 Year Timeline of America’s Involvement in Military Conflict

The American public and the world have long since been warned of the dangers of allowing the military industrial complex to become such an integral part of our economic survival. The United States is the self-proclaimed angel of democracy in the world, but just as George Orwell warned, war is the health of the state, and in the language of newspeak, democracy is the term we use to hide the reality of the nature of our warfare state.

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Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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7 Comments on "72 Bombs A Day – How The U.S. Spreads Democracy And Freedom"

  1. Communist stomper | January 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Reply

    It is impossible to take freedom anywhere. If a people don;t want it bad enough that they are willing to kill and die for it then they are not ready to be free and we should not waste our national treasures on it and those treasures are our military men and women. All of the middle east wars are about spreading to central banking system and who runs that????

  2. The US is by far the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world today. It is also the biggest warmongering nation in the world today. It is an ever present danger to itself and to the rest of the world. Perhaps the much despised Trump can put a stop to this horror.

  3. And Trump has all the earmarks of being an even greater warmonger:

    And Trump’s likely to drop more:

    “…The power to declare war is a serious responsibility. Why were the framers so vague in defining the parameters of war and the conditions under which it could be declared? Section 8, Clause 11 is the only place of significance where warfare is mentioned in the Constitution. Little wonder this power has been abused. Luther Martin [one of Maryland’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention] protested:

    ‘…the congress have also a power given them to raise and support armies, without any limitation as to numbers, and without any restriction in time of peace. Thus, sir, this plan of government, instead of guarding against a standing army, that engine of arbitrary power, which has so often and so successfully been used for the subversion of freedom, has in its formation given it an express and constitutional sanction….’40

    “John Quincy Adams predicted the consequences of America’s international military entanglements:

    ‘America … has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings…. Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.… She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors, and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force; the frontlet on her brow would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished luster, the murky radiance of dominion and power. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.’41

    “Because the framers provided no Biblical parameters, unbiblical warfare has been the rule ever since. Following is a list of the countries bombed by the United States since World War II [complied in 2012]:

    China: 1945-46; 1950-53
    Korea: 1950-53
    Guatemala: 1954; 1967-69
    Indonesia: 1958
    Cuba: 1959-60
    Vietnam: 1961-73
    Congo: 1964
    Laos: 1964-73
    Peru: 1965
    Cambodia: 1969-70
    Granada: 1983
    Libya: 1986; 2011
    El Salvador: 1980s
    Nicaragua: 1980s
    Panama: 1989
    Iraq: 1991-2001; 2003-09
    Sudan: 1998
    Afghanistan: 1998; 2003-09
    Yugoslavia: 1999.

    “From 1945 to the present, the United States has bombed nineteen different countries under the guise of defending America’s sovereignty and promoting democracy. But America is none the better for it, and not one of these countries has become a legitimate democracy – not that this would be anything to celebrate. Something is amiss. Wars fought for political gain or financial profit can only be classified as ungodly acts of aggression….”

    For more, see online Chapter 4 “Article 1: Legislative Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 4.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  4. The concept of bombing countries into submission (as well as to acquire their resources) is akin to the narcissistic abusive husband beating his wife and kids into submission. Many of us have grown up in families where this was the norm and witnessed the damage this causes on a personal and psychological level. The troubling thing is that the World is in exactly the same situation. More worrying is that most Americans and their supporters around the globe view America’s military backed belligerence as a “force for good” in the World, just read any Western newspaper! I have many family members who sincerely believe that if America wasn’t “top dog” someone else would be who wasn’t quite so “benevolent”. The term “cognitive dissonance” may well explain this bizarre paradox however the problem is how do we fix this problem before it’s too late if it’s not already? Or will we as a collective species choose to “commit suicide” as we are too f%#*ed up to go on much longer?

  5. Pavel Sergeyev | January 9, 2017 at 2:04 am | Reply

    Эта статистика была бы больше… просто такие страны, как Украина обходятся своими силами!
    Бомбы – ваши, демократия – наша! (с) Остап Бендер

  6. This is all about death for the purpose of death brought to you by the unholy goat worshipers that have infiltrated the Usurped Ztates of America. They claim to be a representative government. They have their own agenda to depopulate the Earth. They are cowardly swamp creatures that need to be beaten out of the bushes and strung up from one side of the land to the other.
    The good news, the collective herd has raised it’s head with ears up and tension mounts as they look around wondering what to do next.
    The cabal of inhuman comprehension exists in the shadows and will be brought into the light.
    Domestic enemies that have stolen the wealth of the world and wishes to enslave the plebes to bring them luxuries of the land they decimate.
    Pitchforks required.

  7. We’re spreading demockery around the world just like we have here at home.

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