"The army of a free country has a great responsibility”
Ending the illegal war in Ukraine would be the best gift to any veteran of the US Armed Forces. The regime will sacrifice every Ukranian citizen and will certainly sacrifice any US service member to protect the GAE.
The country that took away our freedoms and civil rights was the US Government. All the talk of fighting wars and protecting our Constitutional freedoms of the right to assemble, exercise religion, attend church, participate society were taken away by our own government. I'm sorry for all the mayhem, loss, suffering, death, injury and lies that have been perpetrated on the good and patriot American people who love their country. I hope the future will be bright as Americans can see thru the deception of false flags that drum for war. Question everything. Be vigilant. and pass the potato salad.
Attended Memorial Day Remembrance services in my local community today. Struck as I am every year of what a unifying event this is, across all creeds, ideologies or shade of skin. Yes, special thanks to Gold Star families, who gave it all and live with profound loss for the rest of their lives. And Blue Star Mom’s as well, who in community, are essentially an extension of school PTA, as their children grow older and Serve.
Bravo. Well said.
“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.”
"War is a racket." - Smedley Butler
As is everything else the U.S government does. (And all other coercive governments.)
Happy Memorial Day!
The unfortunate part of wars in the US since the Civil War is they never should have happened. The sacrifices of those young men and women were at the hands of politicians, not everyday people.
America was content with staying out of foreign wars; our leaders were not. Every war since our Great Civil War was manipulated to get America deeply involved. Yes, even WW2. The political establishment needed the public to endorse the US engaging in that European conflict, but the public after WW1 wanted nothing to do with another drama across the Atlantic.
But, Japan attacked us, you say. Yes, that's true, but why? The answer was that FDR sanctioned US oil deliveries to Japan, their only source of oil. Japan only had one month of oil left when it attacked Pearl Harbor. I am willing to bet most do not know this piece of history. Another gem of the past never put in history books is that all the new warships, especially all the aircraft carriers, were put to sea shortly before the attack. Only the old battleships from WW1 were left in the harbor as sitting ducks.
Many months before Pearl Harbor, American intelligence had cracked Japan's codes; they knew of the impending attack. Furthermore, the wire hours before that fateful day, a message warning of planes flying to Pearl somehow got lost at the State Department; the attack surprised those at Pearl Harbor. But, was it a surprise to confident government leaders in DC? I'll let you decide.
I post this because the Neocons are plotting another venture of war, this time with Russia. Again we will be asked, if not demanded, to sacrifice young men and women's lives by people who never fight in these conflicts. Their children never see war; they are safe in the family business or enrolled in a university.
Are we again going to buy the propaganda that this sacrifice is necessary? Is Ukrainian territory or Taiwan vital to you or your family? Do we, the people, get any benefit from fighting in manufactured wars?
Maybe for once we can tell our government leaders and the Neocons to go fight their own wars, and leave us alone.
Will we allow another grassy field to be marked with white headstones?
Well said, Jordan. This holiday originally memorialized the 1/2 million Dead from our own Civil War. Later our Govt got us into lots more wars, both declared and otherwise. large and small, International in scope, except for that invasion on our own Southern border that the Govt. Is ignoring.
So I do honor my long deceased father who served in WW2 in the Pacific Theater of Operation with the 233rd Engineer Combat Battalion. When the war ended, his Battalion was sent to "nuked" Hiroshima shortly before coming home in Dec.1945. My husband was a Marine and was in Vietnam for one tour. His son was a Marine, too, and went to Kuwait & Iraq and later to Afghanistan. I thank God I have no one left of the Age to get suckered into entering the military to go "help" Ukraine. Make the Evil Ones wrong. No more WARS. Fight for your own country right here.
"War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies and debts and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” -- James Madison
"War is a racket; it always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious...in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." -- Gen. Smedley Butler
The liberal-fascist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the central committee of the "military-industrial complex", which has controlled US policy and the media since WW2. The major finance, energy, defense, pharma and media corporations are sponsors and many of their execs are members: cfr.org/membership/corporate-members
The CFR network has also staffed the key positions in every US admin since WW2. CFR members on the "Biden team" include the secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Commerce and Homeland Security. Also the CIA director, Fed chairman, and dozens more.
US soldiers are led to believe they are defending "democracy" and noble principles. In reality, they are mere tools of this corrupt corporatist oligarchy, to be used and discarded as Gen. Butler described. Somehow, we never learn.
Shared your article. Nice job.
From an old veteran, I thank you for posting this. "All gave some, some gave all".
I’m sorry when we’re we good guys?
Unhappy your land that is always in need of heroes.
And wretched are the countries that suffer the consequences of your fanatic patriotic military folly
Ayn Rand was full of shit. There has been a just war since the Civil war.