- CNN Reporter: "You were quite rude to the President"
- Medea Benjamin: "I think killing innocent people with drones is rude."
If you think the U.S. military is leaving Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan anytime soon, and will stop murdering women and children, you’re a fucking idiot. World War II ended September 2, 1945. That’s 68 years this September. The U.S. has yet to leave Japan. In fact, they’ve built permanent military bases in Japan. The U.S. IS Japan’s police force (one of the conditions of surrender on part of the U.S.’s terms). You really think the U.S. is achieving anything in Afghanistan & Iraq other than sheer and unapologetic Imperialism, force, rape, and murder? YOU are paying for it. YOU are paying for Murderer-in-Chief Barack Obama’s fascist regime of child murder, rape of women, and torture of men.
No matter who you vote for, the government wins, and is still in power. You’re a stupid pawn when you vote, and when you wave the flag of patriotism, and gladly send your children off to fight the war. You’re a fucking fool when you support the troops, because you think your freedom to go to Starbucks and spend $4 on a coffee is endangered. You’re a bigger idiot to think 9/11 was an offensive act, too. But that’s another post.
If you support the troops, you support the war. ”Oh, but they go through so much”. Really? Who signed up for it? I don’t remember a draft being in full on effect since the 70’s. I can’t feel sorry for people who purposely sign up to give up their humanity, intellect, and morality to kill people they don’t know in the name of nationalism and patriotism. It’s a farce, and they’re ignorant for doing it. I have no feelings for those who willfully hurt others by pulling a trigger, or pushing a button.
If you support the troops, you support the war. You support murder. You support immorality. You support barbarianism. You support stupidity by being a living example of it.
What radicals had previously failed to achieve in my village, one drone strike accomplished in an instant: there is now an intense anger and growing hatred of America."
Farea Al-Muslimi, a Yemeni speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on the legality of the drone war.
As Glenn Greenwald put it: “The matrix broke today and an actual Yemeni was allowed to testify about drones in the Senate - he was brilliant.”