"To understand the nature of the present war — for in spite of the regrouping which occurs every few years, it is always the same war — one must realize in the first place that it is impossible for it to be decisive." — "1984" by George Orwell
Millions of us protested the bogus reason for the invasion of Iraq ( WMD's ) but alas, to no avail, and now that the Iraqi invasion has been proved to be based on the most egregious lies, why no accountability?
My answer: because we live in a military dictatorship. What more proof does one need?
Yes, it is always the same war - the war to end all wars, the just war, the war to keep us free, the war to make some other people free, the humanitarian war, the peacekeeping war, the war to stop aggression, the holy war, the war to keep us safe, God is on our side and the list gores on.
As long as war is left on the table as an option; as long as the concept of good wars versus bad wars, failed wars versus successful wars, just wars versus unjust wars endures, there will always be another war. Only when the very act of war is considered a crime and those who participate in it and support it are prosecuted as criminals, regardless of the justifications they plead, will we be free of this plague. Until, then, each war sets the stage for the next war.
This isn't rocket science, by the way. When enough people refuse to subscribe to the psychology of war and demand an end to ALL war, progress begins.
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my country lied to me
with talk of liberty
while they whipped slaves
Yeah, I am reminded of Zen's title, "You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train." It seems options are limited, however, all things are possible if you believe. Peace & Love. #EternalOptimist.
Truly amazing that Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan still allow others on their daily show Democracy Now to repeat the U.S. government propaganda that Assad was responsible for the sarin chemical attack at Ghouta. Robert Parry, Steven Cohen, Glenn Greenwald and others have written extensively about the CIA program that supplied Syrian rebels with chemical weapons that were designed to trigger a false flag that would trigger a massive bombing campaign by Obama on the Assad government forces in Syria. Yet Goodman and Moyniham appear to be poorly informed about the false flag operation by U.S. supported rebels and have repeatedly allowed guests on their show to repeat the lies of the main stream press that falsely accuse Assad of the Ghouta attack and an earlier gas attack about one year earlier which the UN special counsel declared was likely carried out by the Syrian rebels.
The sad reality is that people like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and all the other leftists who refuse to approach the events of 9/11/01 as truth-seeking journalists share in the responsibility of this endless war. The events of 9/11 were the triggering events for this wave of crusades. By accepting and repeating the official narrative without critical thought, they are dismissing the central element of psychological warfare against the people of the US and the planet. The Deep State induced psychological trauma and then presented the warfare state as the key to our healing. Without confronting this reality, leftists can feel as self-righteous as they want. The truth is, they are dupes in journalists clothing.
If you believe 911 gives the U.S. the right to rampage throughout the Middle East in order to destroy al-Qaeda and the terrorists responsible perhaps you can explain why the Washington is supporting al-Qaeda in the Syrian civil war.
What? The War On Terror and the Iraq War were won... by the MIC! They made more profit by them then any wars in recent memory (the latest news cycle). Wasn't that the whole point?
Just what does the alleged winning of the Iraq war have to do with Washington funding al-Qaeda, (al-Nuusra Front), in the Syrian civil war?
Because it means more profits for the MIC (Military Industrial Complex), silly. If you play both sides against the middle and arm both of them... Who cares about who actually wins or loses?