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As many critics have pointed, out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.
There are 50,000 homeless veterans in this country. Don’t give me your “supporting the troops” bullshit mantra. You’re as hypocritical as the government you support.
The US and ISIS aren’t that dissimilar. They both have some alleged strict moral code that they’re willing to brutalize innocent people over in an attempt to engage the population at large into following. Islam is ISIS’s religion, patriotism is the U.S.’s.
ISIS beheads innocent journalists and civilians. The U.S. is only a bit more covert in their violence, since their propaganda is actually used in convincing its citizens to volunteer to be put in harm’s way under the guise of freedom and patriotism and duty, and will even give them a uniform, shelter, and food to do it, and pay the family if one of them gets killed. Wait - al Qaeda did that, too. Wait - ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda. Wait wait - the U.S. created al Qaeda, and trained them. So if the CIA trained al Qaeda, and ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda, then …………
Looking at things logically, and from everyone’s point of view in the world, then one wonders who is a bigger international threat: A renegade group of militants willing to shed blood at the drop of a hat in order to establish dominion across the planet, or ISIS.
Scenario 1: Parent hits spouse.
General public reaction: WTF DOMESTIC ABUSE!!
Scenario 2: Parent hits child.
General public reaction: The child probably deserved it. They’re just disciplining them. I was spanked and I turned out alright.
They’re doing exactly what the CIA taught al Qaeda in the 80s. The occupier of a country ends up going broke. That’s how you defeat an enemy. bin Laden was part of al Qaeda when they were still the friend of the U.S. (post Russian invasion of Afghanistan). The CIA taught them that if you can engage an enemy to the point that they go bankrupt, then you win a bigger war. They taught al Qaeda to injury, not kill, the enemy. It takes more resources to nurse a soldier back to health than it does to ship his body home & bury him.
bin Laden said that al Qaeda’s goal was to bankrupt the U.S.; to cause financial ruin. Create a little uproar here or there, and then the U.S. would go into overdrive to defeat them. It’s exactly what’s happened.
ISIS is an off-shoot of al Qaeda (in a round about way, not getting into particulars here). They know the training from 30 years ago that the CIA itself gave them. The beheadings, while gruesome and vicious beyond belief, are a simple tool to them. It’s another way to continue the ongoing bankruptcy of the U.S. That is why they’re a threat, not because of religion, or lack of democrazy. It’s not because our women wear pants, or free enterprise, or Starbucks. They simply want the U.S. out of that part of the world. BUt they know if they lob off a few heads of American citizens, the whole damn brigade will put every penny they have into stopping it. It doesn’t mean it’s logical, it means that’s what they’re doing.
The U.S. never left after the Russian-Afghanistan situation in the 80s. The U.S. is the occupier for thirty years. (Hell, the U.S. is still in Japan, and Germany, sixty-nine years after the war ended.) Houseguests and fish start to stink after 3 days, they say. Every single time a civilian or soldier has been beheaded on video, every time a building or a ship or whatever is blown up - the same demand has always been on the list: LEAVE. The U.S. doesn’t have squatter rights in any country. They’re uninvited, unwanted, and over-bearing. The U.S. is the terrorist to people in that part of the world.
Soldiers aren’t defending freedom; they’re instilling fear and dominion under the hidden guise of Imperialism. If anyone is defending their freedom, it’s people who are trying to push the U.S. out of their neighborhoods, their schools, their shops, their streets, and their country. And now murderer-in-chief barry obama has taken on dubya’s tactics of doing whatever the fuck he wants to engage a pretend enemy. It’s just that the innocent people that are going to die under a drone strike aren’t anyone’s enemy. But what’s a few more dead towel heads in the name of freedumb? MURRICA!
Sept 11: War is good for government’s business, but deadly for humanity, destroys #compassion, and removes the soul from the heart. Happy voting in 2016.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
#365in2014 #neverforget #violence #murdererinchief #barackobama #georgebush #propaganda #thefallingman (at 1 world trade center)
R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35,000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit
That’s funny, I don’t recall you saying “never forget!” about the roughly 2 million innocent civilians the US subsequently bombed to justify their illogical war against an ideology that is no way representative of a religion followed by 1.5 BILLION people worldwide
I wonder why that is, hmm
This describes everything.
War is a racket. It’s not about safety. It’s not about killing bad guys.
It’s about making politically connected contractors rich, and defending corporate interests abroad.
Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.
One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.
Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.
The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Sunday that the Justice Department would conduct its own autopsy, in addition to the one performed by local officials and this private one because, a department spokesman said, of “the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family.”
The preliminary autopsy results are the first time that some of the critical information resulting in Mr. Brown’s death has been made public.