Three Cheers For the War Machine

Pentagon-Admits-to-Shipping-1.29-Billion-in-Bombs-to-Saudi-Arabia-to-Defend-Oil-ReservesBy Chris Veritas

Did you know the Pentagon pays millions to the NFL to display “earnest and heartfelt patriotism”? Well, not anymore, since word got out. That means all the giant flags unfurled over fields, and the F-16s screaming overhead, were not displayed out of love for country. But I bet most thought they were.

These days in America it’s all about war. Big Media harps endlessly about it, civilians are wearing camouflage as a fashion statement, the Middle East is on everybody’s lips, and being pro-war is the only position one dares to profess (You don’t support terrorism, do you?).

Indeed, today it is very popular to be a war-hawk: to want to bomb Syria, the Islamic State (wherever that is), and hey, why not bomb Russia while we’re at it? (Syria is right on their doorstep, strangely enough).

But America’s long history of dubious foreign entanglements, which are always procured by Big Media, ought to make us slow to trust new operations and believe the public justifications for them. And we would be, too, except that we can’t remember the past.

Former president Eisenhower was the ultimate insider, and he warned us as far back as the 1950s that, after seeing with his own eyes where the War Machine was heading, America had better “beware the military industrial complex”; that is, the system that makes weapons for profit, and needs wars to justify its existence.

“But aren’t we making the world safe for Democracy”, you might ask? Truly, we have to get past such simplistic thinking and start to grasp realpolitik, a term which means that power is the driving factor in decision making In the Real World. The first step is to realize we have been lied to about almost everything regarding politics, and especially regarding war. (But this is not surprising, given that Democracies have a shelf life of only about 200 years. After this, the leadership becomes corrupt.)

Here are a few examples of the boondoggles that have been brought to us by the War Machine, and its partner in crime, the Media Industrial Complex.

1: By now everyone should know we overthrew the Persian Government in 1953 because of oil, changing the course of history for that nation forever, and preparing the way for the Ayatollah, tons of terrorism, and decades of international friction which persists to this day. Have we ever acknowledged this? Is there any indication that this taints our ability to wage just wars?

2: Next, we trained and armed the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan and they became al Qaeda and the Taliban. This is flat-out embarrassing, if not obliquely nefarious.

3: Moving sequentially, let’s be sure to remember how the Reagan Administration sold weapons to Iran to fund the Contras. Wait, I thought Iran was the enemy?

4: Speaking of enemies, why isn’t Saudi Arabia an enemy, when they practically personify the spirit of Jihad? Nope. They’re our trusted ally in the war against humanity. Excuse me, extremism.

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And now it’s come to the surface from Hillary’s emails that the State Department and a coterie of Slick Hilly’s compadres trained and armed terrorists in Libya, to funnel them into Syria, in order to overthrow Assad. (Wait; excuse me, “ISIS”.) I don’t imagine it was White House bureaucrats who taught them how to fight, however.

We’ve bombed Syrian universities and hospitals, displaced 60% of the population, and caused an enormous refugee crisis. This is after turning Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya into replicas of the surface of the Moon. Perhaps the Pentagon wants to see how large a crater it can create? If so, they’re off to a good start.

Then there is the crater Big Media has left in the American intellect, obscuring memory and cognitive function. Certain camps attribute psychological warfare to the Media, which might explain the constant bombardment with fear, explosive news, and shell-shocking terror coverage. In this school of thought, Big Media is the true terrorist.

Should, then, the Media be trusted when it comes to compelling war, when it seems to lie constantly and egregiously, as it sets the stage for an environment where the Machine can sell weapons, profit mightily, and make the public pay for the privilege? And should we not take the war-making privilege away from the Vampires who profit from bloodshed?

Consisting of Corporations so dreadful they make the symbolic Death Star look like an idyll of the Seychelles, the War Machine is on the one hand a tremendous engine of the economy; on the other, it costs the nation trillions in debt, which means it is killing it at the same time. (I guess the killing never stops.)

Sun Tzu explained centuries ago that you can’t keep fighting wars forever, if you don’t want your country to fall apart. (Unless, of course, that is your actual objective.)

But an even greater Sage once solemnly declared, “He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword”, then he reached down to heal the wound of His enemy.

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You can read more from Chris Veritas at his site Some Cry Wolf.

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14 Comments on "Three Cheers For the War Machine"

  1. Living and working near Huntsville, AL means that my view on many things, the “war effort” in particular, is not exactly a welcome topic. Nonetheless, I do not necessarily keep my opinion to myself when asked, regardless of what my “contemporaries” think. I think all of these proxy banker wars are a farce and a shame and think that anybody voting for any of these establishment figures need a wake-up call. I guess that’s just me. LOL

    Peace and love.

  2. It amazes me to see my own personal transformation from one of idolatry of our military to revulsion. I try to remember that the average soldier is just a pawn of the psychopaths, and really once they buy the recruiter’s BS and join up, they are used as a killing tool and then discarded.

    I know every battle of WWII (the ‘good’ war) every weapon, every aircraft, every tank. I truly believed in our righteousness in dropping nuclear bombs on Japan, I even remember being incensed that some ‘pantywaist’ lobby group tried to have a plaque added to the Enola Gay exhibit at the Smithsonian that placed the smallest bit of blame on the US. How wrong can someone be?

    It was a major transformation, and I credit the psychopaths that have taken the US from a country (rightly or wrongly) that was loved and admired by much of the rest of the world, to the reviled murderer of women and children for personal gain.

    • Well said……they should make you President.

    • Congrats…must have been a tough wake-up. You’ve surely come out into the sunshine.

    • It is revolting living in the states now. I cringe when I hear or see a television running anywhere b/c I know what and who is behind it. I was once also a practitioner of military idolatry. Just as it was programmed into my head as a child. But I realized some time ago that everything that was force fed to me was bullshit. And the “free country” line is the worst offender. I was recently arrested for growing cannabis and mushrooms. Agriculture is a God-given gift and it should not be the business of government to deprive people of them but here they sure do. And Mexico’s supreme court has just ruled that the use of cannabis is a fundamental human right. I guess that puts us here in the criminal empire on the trash heap of history with respect to liberty.

  3. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 15, 2015 at 6:44 am |

    “Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.”

  4. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 15, 2015 at 6:46 am |

    Acts 17:31
    “He will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed”

  5. yEshUA ImmAnUEl * ben-'Adam | December 15, 2015 at 6:47 am |

    Matthew 16:27
    “For the son of man is going to come. . .”

  6. Murder incorporated – all countries are intertwined – all are run by puppet maniacs for their own personal wealth and have never cared who wins or looses – only that death occurs – the great war machine will never rest.
    government is the worst investment I have ever been swindled out of.

  7. apparently, yeshua immanuel is being used as a proxy for a muslim
    with insightful thoughts. However, his only objective appears to be off
    topic blathering that moves relevant and substantive comments to the
    bottom. Perhaps so they may not be read. For some of us know what is going on.

    It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this is just another tricked use by AP to neutralize comments.

  8. The MIC decided in the 60s that ‘peace’ was NOT an option that our country ought to pursue…a report, internal to the CFR types, stated this in black and white. In the 70s Kissinger and the State Dept. codified this ‘thinking’ in their depop strategies. Pure, unadulterated evil AND treason writ very, VERY large….

  9. This is why I have been a member of Veterans for Peace, Inc., since 1999.

  10. The rotting USSA/Israhell/London axis of Evil will be wipped out of the surface of the earth for evil always destroys itself again and again. The ongoing WW3 will be a total war soon. Oh vey!

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