Re: To my brother veterans. . . .
posted at 12/5/2013 2:25 PM EST
In response to CubanPete's comment:
Whenever we go to war, we lose freedoms. The Patriot Act, massive debts, Federal Withholding, TSA, NSA spying, newspapers silenced, protesters jailed/abused, DHS and their cache of munitions that are meant for us, etc. and for what?
FDR goaded Japan into attacking us and it was no surprise to those who knew.
The Zimmerman note was BS. (WWI)
Fort Sumpter, Gulf of Tonkin, USS Maine, all false flag operations.
The Twin Towers were controlled demolitions according to demolition experts brave enough to speak out. The US went to Afghanistan to build a pipeline from the Caspian Basin to Pakistan. When the Taliban said no, that's when Washington started to plan an attack on their country. That pipeline is under construction.
US bases are placed along the pipeline.
Truth about Iraq and Afghanistan
Our government fights wars to protect the petrodollar system and ensure that the Dollar remains the world's reserve currency.
Washington bullies the world, with its military. Saddam Hussein was taken out because he was selling his oil for Euros, not dollars. Ghaddafi was offed because he wanted to sell his oil for gold.
Iran is in the scopes of Washington because they want to sell their oil to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nations. These countries don't want to use dollars anymore.
Key terms for understanding...
Petrodollar System: forces countries to hold dollars
Fractional Reserve Banking: Banks are allowed to only hold a small amount of savings, freeing up currency to invest in the stock market.
Repeal of the Glass Stegal Act (Bill Clinton Adm): allows banks to invest in the stock market
Zero % Interest Rates: Banks have no incentive to lend money. They put it in the stock market.
Quantitative Easing: Treasury sells bonds to the Fed which creates money out of thin air, allows the Treasury to deposit that money in the big banks, which, thanks to what was mention above, can fuel the stock market.
This is what the US military is defending. Not out freedom and liberty. In fact these wars we're fighting, make us less safe and less free.
I appreciate the thoughts and sentiments you express although I am not sure this is the right thread to express them in as we are honoring people who have sacrificed for us. That said, the world is very complicated and it requires much subtlety to understand the nuances and true consequences of our actions. Sometimes, it is difficult for me to know when we are protecting our liberties or taking them away from ourselves and others? Are we doing both at the same time! Are we gaining respect in the world with our military policy or creating enemies and losing respect?
We do need to keep asking these questions and we have to be bold enough as well to attempt to answer them no matter what forum we are on. Best to all my brothers!