On the same day a bombing by U.S. military forces in Afghanistan reportedly killed 11 Afghan civilians, including women and children, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) offered up his proposal for "winning" the 16-year-long war in Afghanistan on Thursday by essentially calling for it to continue endlessly.
" Essentially calling for it to continue endlessly".
McCain is just another warmonger following the military orders of his superiors M.O.
ENDLESS ENEMIES: FOR ENDLESS WARS: FOR ENDLESS WAR PROFITS!
If only his cancer was as aggressive as he is…
McCain’s prescription is always the same. More troops, more military interventions, more money for his bombmaking buddies and more hardware-killing machinery. He’s Johnny One-Note when it comes to war. Consistency being the hobgoblin of small men.
What if McCain’s doctors only prescribed one treatment for his cancer? What if they told him his only course of treatment was a weekly " bloodletting " and transfusions of weasel piss? You think he’d get a second opinion?
I’m sorry McCain survived Vietnam. It seemingly only turned himself into a bitter and vengeful old man. I would think that anyone who experienced war would never want anyone to endure war in any manner. Clearly there are those who lose their humanity from the experience. McCain is a poster boy for them.
You would hope that an octogenarian who suffered the ravages of war and now battles cancer would make time for intense inner reflection on those deep physically and emotionally scarring times…but, McCrazed has sold his soul to his big MIC donors and really likes the money. His insular, cushy, privileged world blinds him to the death, destruction, and disastrous harm of military incursions/invasions/insurgences. And, he has lived in a cocoon his entire life full of wealth, luxury, and torpor (with the exception of his POW years and even then his captors knew of his familial ties and treated him with far more lenience than his fellow prisoners.)
Well at least he lived to tell the tale. How many haven’t? His wife’s beer distribution business provides the 11 houses and all the other bling.
He’s taken the easy road, supporting the PTB, at every turn. He’s a maverick in the same way Trump is an award-winning architect.
“anyone who experienced war would never want anyone to endure war in any manner”
Okay here is the medical response.
Once an individual has experienced a severe trauma, there are really only 3 ways to
resolve the issue emotionally.
1 Face it, Work it, Heal it. Yes therapy does change the synaptic response and will change the synaptic firing to engage a healthy response instead of the horror (PTSD) response.
2 Internalize the response. This is the Personal Neurosis. Addictions, tics, weird obsessions, etc. Basically assume a growing disfuctionality until the trauma is faced down. This can go on forever.
3 Externalize the response. This is the Perpetrator Response. The Individual perpetrates the trauma on others.
This is where really pathological victims go for reliving the trauma.
This is where the sexually abused child becomes the abuser.
Need we talk about the soldier who comes home to kill his family?
What a convenient term, “extremist groups”. That must be a catch-all for the “enemy” du jour. Maybe, just maybe, they are “extremist” because we’ve been destroying their country for sixteen
years, and show no signs of leaving……ever!
Come to think of it, we have some “extremist groups” of our own. I read on this site that they are
having a big get-together in Virginia tomorrow.
No money to make americans healthy but trillions for making mideasterners unhealthy and dead. Sanity?
Apparently being a POW and a willing accomplice of war crimes by the US Government has done nothing to temper this vile man’s stance on inflicting as much suffering as possible on other perceived enemies. War destroys people and McCain is a prime example of what war does to people. And while we’re at it, ask the Vietnamese what war did to their people and the continued risk of unexploded ordnance killing and maiming the poor people and children that happen to stumble upon a bomblet or landmine. Oh, one last item; tell about all the returning servicemen&women that can’t get the medical, mental, attention they need and the suicides that occur at about 20 per day, every day/365, every year. Afghanistan was a big mistake to even start actions there and to continue is a fools errand. We will never have peace in my lifetime and I’m really,really, sick of perpetual war. It’s really time to end the US’s imperialist wars!!
Do not forget that his father and grandfather were admirals and had wealth of their own, which JM inherited. His first wife was from a wealthy old East coast family and his current wife’s father was a mafioso who moved from Ohio with mob money to buy/monopolize the beer/liquor sales in Arizona way back when. The only maverick he has is a used Ford product…
MIC owns McCain’s soul - probably from the day he was born.
We have a corrupted and criminal government which we need to find a way to overturn –
non-violently.- before it becomes an even greater mortal danger to the planet, the people
of the world … and Americans.
I wonder when will the filthy cruel and inhuman game of creating, funding, training and arming all these terrorist groups by the US and it’s allies in Britain and Israel finally end. When will the conscious people of the US stand firm against as they did against the war in Vietnam, against the out of control and accountability military spending? We need to rise up and demand a stop to making a living out of killing and ruining other people and nations at US taxpayers account?
No money for schools or healthcare but endless cash for war toys. What happened to the American morals and conscious, I wonder
I think they died in Viet Nam.
He’s looking into a prolonged agonizing death, maybe just maybe he’ll have learned on his last breath
When I think of Pres. Carter and the lies of Afghanistan and Brzezinski/CIA creating and funding
the Taliban/Al Qaeda via ISI-Pakistan which they were still funding post-9/11 …
The insane thinking behind this was to put US troops into Afghanistan 6 months before the
Russians came in … “in order to bait the Russians into Afghanistan … in hopes of giving them
a Vietnam-type experience.”
Recall also Carter’s surprise and shock that the Russians “Invaded” Afghanistan and his pulling
the US out of the Olympics that were being held in Russia at that time.
Many Americans expressed their feeling that we should not have withdrawn from the Olympics but
rather that our athletes should have worn black armbands.
So a win/win for our insane MIC once again …
they created new terrorists which was necessary after the Berlin wall fell …
They also succeeded in baiting the Russians into Afhganistan and certainly succeeded in giving the
Russians a “Vietnam-type experience.” And they were now firmly embedded in the ME.
They used the war to create violent textbooks which they shipped into Afghanistan and the ME to
further illusions of a violent Islam and to try to actually create a more violent Islam.
I’m sure most Americans still recall watching children in their Afghanistan classrooms reciting violent
passages from these religious books. It made a lasting impression on many here.
For those who may not be familiar with what I am reciting …
The CIA’s Intervention in Afghanistan
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski,
President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser
Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, 15-21 January 1998
Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs <“From the Shadows”>, that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to provoke it?
B: It isn’t quite that. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?
Q: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter. We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?
Q: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
The US spent $100’s of millions shooting down Soviet helicopters yet didn’t spend a penny helping Afghanis rebuild their infrastructure and institutions.
They also spent millions producing jihad preaching, fundamentalist textbooks and shipping them off to Afghanistan. These were the same text books the Western media discussed in shocked tones and told their audiences were used by fundamentalist teachers to brainwash their charges and to inculcate in young Afghanis a jihad mindset, hatred of foreigners and non-Muslims etc.
Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal?
Or perhaps I should say, “Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal that’s waiting to happen?”
Because it has been almost unreported in the Western media that the US government shipped, and continues to ship, millions of Islamist textbooks into Afghanistan.
Only one English-speaking newspaper we could find has investigated this issue: the Washington Post. The story appeared March 23rd.
Washington Post investigators report that during the past twenty years the US has spent millions of dollars producing fanatical schoolbooks, which were then distributed in Afghanistan.
“The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books…” – Washington Post, 23 March 2002 (1)
According to the Post the U.S. is now “…wrestling with the unintended consequences of its successful strategy of stirring Islamic fervor to fight communism.”
So the books made up the core curriculum in Afghan schools. And what were the unintended consequences? The Post reports that according to unnamed officials the schoolbooks “steeped a generation in violence.”
How could this result have been unintended? Did they expect that giving fundamentalist schoolbooks to schoolchildren would make them moderate Muslims?
Nobody with normal intelligence could expect to distribute millions of violent Islamist schoolbooks without influencing school children towards violent Islamism. Therefore one would assume that the unnamed US officials who, we are told, are distressed at these “unintended consequences” must previously have been unaware of the Islamist content of the schoolbooks.
But surely someone was aware. The US government can’t write, edit, print and ship millions of violent, Muslim fundamentalist primers into Afghanistan without high officials in the US government approving those primers.
Free market worshipers with their belief that the market is all omnipotent and omniscience refuse to see it is devoid of morals. To give power to an economy directed without morals is ludicrous and a disaster waiting
The most deadly extremist groups occupy the white house, the halls of congress, the supreme court, and the pentagon!