WWI Celebrations: Revising History to Do It Again!

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The cost of war is counted in lives while the gains are counted in dollars.

The First Casualty of War is the Truth!

 

There is a conservative movement in France rewriting the history of World War One. These people say the Allies should have never accepted an Armistice and marched on to Berlin once the German 1918 offensive was broken, thanks to US intervention. They say this would have prevented World War Two. They made the 100th anniversary of the Armistice a celebration of the Generals. They claim the war was fought by “patriots for liberty.” They say we are wrong to measure the killing with today’s yard-stick. Continue reading →

Bolton Threatens the World

 

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If you give one of the most evil people a hammer, everything else is a nail.

 

Doctor Strangelove is back.

John Bolton attacked the International Criminal Court and, in doing so, basically said the United States and Israel have the ‘green light‘ to commit War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity with impunity. Continue reading →

Syria: Six Lost Years

 

This Pod Cast deals with the fact that the solution the West is pushing for today was put on the table by Syria and Russia in 2012 when Syrians approved a new Constitution which calls for multi-party elections.  At the time, the West, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar thought they could overthrow the Syrian government. Now that they have to admit defeat, and while they still threten to attack Syria, they are trying to save one of the last Jihadi bastions so they have some cards to play at the negotiating table.

 

 

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Dulce et decorum est — Pro patria mori

 

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Unknown American lies in Champagne

What joy, for fatherland to die!
Death’s darts e’en flying feet o’ertake,
Nor spare a recreant chivalry,
A back that cowers, or loins that quake
(Horace 65 BC)

 

One hundred years ago, Americans were sent into the European meat-grinder. Today’s leaders ask us to remember “their glory and their sacrifice” as they take us dangerously down the road to war again, much like in 1914. They taught us in school it was “the war to end all wars” and a “fight for freedom and democracy.” It was, in reality, a war for profit, greed and colonies in the interests of what we today call the one percent.

Warning: Yes, I was and still am ready to fight and, if need be, die for my country.

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One Place to Cut Defense Spending – Dependents

imagesShould tax-payers be footing the bill to send dependents and their belongings over-seas to join their active-duty spouses on two-years assignments? This paper examines the question and demands the pentagon audit release the figures. Continue reading →

US Elections – Why the Vietnam War is so important today.

UnknownA lot has been made of Donald Trump’s refusal to serve in the military during the Vietnam War. As a wealthy young man, he probably knew much better than we Grunts did, what that war was all about.  At the same time, when Muhammad Ali died this year, little was made in the mainstream media about his refusal to serve when he said: “I got nothing against the Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me nigger.”  1  The major reason for this is the US has never drawn the right conclusions on that war even though the military did. Continue reading →