If America Wasn't America, The United States Would Be Bombing It

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via The Anti Media,

On January 8, 2018, former government advisor Edward Luttwak wrote an opinion piece for Foreign Policy titled “It’s Time to Bomb North Korea.”

Luttwak’s thesis is relatively straightforward. There is a government out there that may very soon acquire nuclear-weapons capabilities, and this country cannot be trusted to responsibly handle such a stockpile. The responsibility to protect the world from a rogue nation cannot be argued with, and we understandably have a duty to ensure the future of humanity.

However, there is one rogue nation that continues to hold the world ransom with its nuclear weapons supply. It is decimating non-compliant states left, right, and center. This country must be stopped dead in its tracks before anyone turns to the issue of North Korea.

In August of 1945, this rogue nation dropped two atomic bombs on civilian targets, not military targets, completely obliterating between 135,000 and 300,000 Japanese civilians in just these two acts alone. Prior to this event, this country killed even more civilians in the infamous firebombing of Tokyo and other areas of Japan, dropping close to 500,000 cylinders of napalm and petroleum jelly on some of Japan’s most densely populated areas.

Recently, historians have become more open to the possibility that dropping the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not actually necessary to end World War II. This has also been confirmed by those who actually took part in it. As the Nation explained:

“Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, stated in a public address at the Washington Monument two months after the bombings that ‘the atomic bomb played no decisive part, from a purely military standpoint, in the defeat of Japan…’ Adm. William “Bull” Halsey Jr., Commander of the US Third Fleet, stated publicly in 1946 that ‘the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment…. It was a mistake to ever drop it…. [the scientists] had this toy and they wanted to try it out, so they dropped it…” [emphasis added]

A few months’ prior, this rogue country’s invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa also claimed at least one quarter of Okinawa’s population. The Okinawan people have been protesting this country’s military presence ever since. The most recent ongoing protest has lasted well over 5,000 days in a row.

This nation’s bloodlust continued well after the end of World War II. Barely half a decade later, this country bombed North Korea into complete oblivion, destroying over 8,700 factories, 5,000 schools, 1,000 hospitals, 600,000 homes, and eventually killing off as much as 20 percent of the country’s population. As the Asia Pacific Journal has noted, the assaulting country dropped so many bombs that they eventually ran out of targets to hit, turning to bomb the irrigation systems, instead:

“By the fall of 1952, there were no effective targets left for US planes to hit. Every significant town, city and industrial area in North Korea had already been bombed. In the spring of 1953, the Air Force targeted irrigation dams on the Yalu River, both to destroy the North Korean rice crop and to pressure the Chinese, who would have to supply more food aid to the North. Five reservoirs were hit, flooding thousands of acres of farmland, inundating whole towns and laying waste to the essential food source for millions of North Koreans.” [emphasis added]

This was just the beginning. Having successfully destroyed the future North Korean state, this country moved on to the rest of East Asia and Indo-China, too. As Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has explained:

“We [this loose cannon of a nation] dumped 20 million gallons of toxic herbicide on Vietnam from the air, just to make the shooting easier without all those trees, an insane plan to win ‘hearts and minds’ that has left about a million still disabled from defects and disease – including about 100,000 children, even decades later, little kids with misshapen heads, webbed hands and fused eyelids writhing on cots, our real American legacy, well out of view, of course.”

This mass murder led to the deaths of between 1.5 million and 3.8 million people, according to the Washington Post. More bombs were dropped on Vietnam than were unleashed during the entire conflict in World War II. While this was going on, this same country was also secretly bombing Laos and Cambodia, too, where there are over 80 million unexploded bombs still killing people to this day.

This country also decided to bomb YugoslaviaPanama, and Grenada before invading Iraq in the early 1990s. Having successfully bombed Iraqi infrastructure, this country then punished Iraq’s entire civilian population with brutal sanctions. At the time, the U.N. estimated that approximately 1.7 million Iraqis had died as a result, including 500,000 to 600,000 children. Some years later, a prominent medical journal attempted to absolve the cause of this infamous history by refuting the statistics involved despite the fact that, when interviewed during the sanctions-era, Bill Clinton’s secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, intimated that to this rogue government, the deaths of half a million children were “worth it” as the “price” Iraq needed to pay. In other words, whether half a million children died or not was irrelevant to this bloodthirsty nation, which barely blinked while carrying out this murderous policy.

This almighty superpower then invaded Iraq again in 2003 and plunged the entire region into chaos. At the end of May 2017, the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) released a study concluding that the death toll from this violent nation’s 2003 invasion of Iraq had led to over one million deaths and that at least one-third of them were caused directly by the invading force.

Not to mention this country also invaded Afghanistan prior to the invasion of Iraq (even though the militants plaguing Afghanistan were originally trained and financed by this warmongering nation). It then went on to bomb Yemen, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and the Philippines.

Libya famously had one of the highest standards of living in the region. It had state-assisted healthcare, education, transport, and affordable housing. It is now a lawless war-zone rife with extremism where slaves are openly traded like commodities amid the power vacuum created as a direct result of the 2011 invasion.

In 2017, the commander-in-chief of this violent nation took the monumental death and destruction to a new a level by removing the restrictions on delivering airstrikes, which resulted in thousands upon thousands of civilian deaths. Before that, in the first six months of 2017, this country dropped over 20,650 bombs, a monumental increase from the year that preceded it.

Despite these statistics, all of the above conquests are mere child’s play to this nation. The real prize lies in some of the more defiant and more powerful states, which this country has already unleashed a containment strategy upon. This country has deployed its own troops all across the border with Russia even though it promised in the early 1990s it would do no such thing. It also has a specific policy of containing Russia’s close ally, China, all the while threatening China’s borders with talks of direct strikes on North Korea (again, remember it already did so in the 1950s).

This country also elected a president who not only believes it is okay to embrace this rampantly violent militarism but who openly calls other countries “shitholes” – the very same term that aptly describes the way this country has treated the rest of the world for decades on end. This same president also reportedly once asked three times in a meeting, “If we have nuclear weapons, why don’t we use them?” and shortly after proposed a policy to remove the constraints protecting the world from his dangerous supply of advanced nuclear weaponry.

When it isn’t directly bombing a country, it is also arming radical insurgent groups, creating instability, and directly overthrowing governments through its covert operatives on the ground.

If we have any empathy for humanity, it is clear that this country must be stopped. It cannot continue to act like this to the detriment of the rest of the planet and the safety and security of the rest of us. This country openly talks about using its nuclear weapons, has used them before, and has continued to use all manner of weapons unabated in the years since while threatening to expand the use of these weapons to other countries.

Seriously, if North Korea seems like a threat, imagine how the rest of the world feels while watching one country violently take on the rest of the planet single-handedly, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake and promising nothing less than a nuclear holocaust in the years to come.

There is only one country that has done that and continues to do the very things North Korea is being accused of doing.

Take as much time as you need for that to resonate.

Comments

MusicIsYou Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:48 Permalink

The U.S does bomb America, what is this article even talking about? Don't pay your taxes and the U.S will bomb the fck out of you. Run a stop sign and don't pull over for the bubble gum machine and they'll machine gun you down. But most communities don't have a problem with authorities because the state makes sure to have Military Parades in your towns several times per year with the militarized police marching or mounted on horses behind the various floats. You dumb monkeys don't even know that which you see.

giovanni_f Troy Ounce Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:14 Permalink

The US is the scourge of humanity. The only realistic scenario where the planet could both, be relieved from this plague and be spared a nuclear extinction event is this shithole country to break up, resulting in a patchwork of hostile pieces, self-absorbed in constant racial, political, financial battles against each other.

Among the debris, there might be even one piece where the American experiment could resume going back to the point where the articles of confederation were abandoned - but I suspect the surrounding sub-shitholes would fight this experiment tooth and nail.

(for the easily-triggered unsophisticated: With "US" I mean the "US empire". Hope that helps)

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philipat zvzzt Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:57 Permalink

And the "country of laws" has become completely lawless, corrupt to the core and shows no respect to International law because it is "exceptional". I love America and what it represented (which no longer exists as with The Constitution) and its people but your Government is 100% pure evil. How could you let this happen?

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AurorusBorealus NiggaPleeze Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:13 Permalink

Did the Joooos and Bolsheviks elect Bush the elder and the younger?  Did the Jooos and Bolsheviks go to the polls and vote for these war-mongering psychopaths?  Did the Joooos and Bolsheviks vote for Obama?  Did they vote for the Trump military junta?  Is the U.S. army composed of nothing but Jooos and communists?  Is it the Jooooos and the Bolsheviks who scream hell every time someone does not worship the military and the flag?  Is is the Jooooos and the Bolsheviks who have turned every public event into a worship service for the military?  No... it is workaday people of the U.S. who are responsible for the militarism, barbarism and atrocities of their government.  They and they alone are responsible.  Just as the "Russians" did not lose the election for Hillary, the Jooos and bolsheviks are not reponsible for U.S. war worship.  It is always the fault of someone else.

But there is little point in having a rational conversation with a slavering nazi dog.

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MEFOBILLS AurorusBorealus Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:44 Permalink

No... it is workaday people of the U.S. who are responsible for the militarism, barbarism and atrocities of their government.  They and they alone are responsible

 

Your argument can be boiled down to "democracy is a failed experiment."  Democracy devolves to Kakistocracy - rule of the worst people.  Oligarchs and in-groups have bought, bribed, threatened, killed, and maneuvered their way into the levers of power.

When a virus invades your brain and makes you malfunction,perhaps I should blame you rather than the virus?  A virus invaded Russia when the Bolsheviks invaded, perhaps we should blame the Russian people?

It is indeed a parasite, much of it Jewish, which has hosted America's people, media, brain, and power centers.  The parasite originated outside of America and jumped to the U.S. fully by 1912.  

If you really want to drill into the problem it came into being with "corporations" becoming sovereign more so than people, where in-groups vote with their money, and hence have more voice than average voters.  These corporations then allied with money power.  Money power in turn became corporate with private debt spreading banking in 1694 in England (Bank of England stock was primarily Jewish owned).  In other words, any sort of democracy tilted with parasitic in-groups vying for control is doomed to malfunction.

With regards to slavering Nazi dogs, it is exactly the same mechanism, where National Socialists were trying to throw off the yoke of the international.  In those days, the international was an unholy alliance of Jewish in-group behavior, including Bolshevists,  London and Wall Street Capital, all of it "international" in scope, along with international corporate business. As late as 1938 1/3 of Germany was still owned by Jews, who had bought up the country cheap during the hyperinflation. (They borrowed dollars and pounds from their banking cousins to then screw over Germany.) 

Starting with the Kaiser, Germany had created a "national" economy using industrial capitalism, not financial "international" capital run by markets and banks.  Jews in Germany came under scrutiny starting late in 1933 after Zion had declared a crippling boycot on German exports.  Germany was dependent on importation of food.    

Your little deflection on reality means that what is befalling America, and previously attacked Germany, is still around.  The "international" fifth column atlantacists, neo-cons, and corporate interests have their daggers now pointed at Russia.  When the parasite gets done hosting the U.S. it could easily jump back to England, or maybe infest Germany, or France.  

We already see how weak and parasitized Europeans are, they cannot even stand up to Muslim immigration, much less take on their internal money powers.

Perhaps it is only heartland American's that can stand up to their own fifth column parasites, but being hypnotized by lying corporate media means that most American's are walking zombies.

Russia actually got Putin by accident; Putin was installed by the Security State (former KGB) as a response to international capitals depredations (yes especially including Jewish) on Russian civilization.  Only later was Putin sanctioned by a vote.

 

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NiggaPleeze AurorusBorealus Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:55 Permalink

Did the Joooos and Bolsheviks elect Bush the elder and the younger?  Did the Jooos and Bolsheviks go to the polls and vote for these war-mongering psychopaths?  Did the Joooos and Bolsheviks vote for Obama?  Did they vote for the Trump military junta? 

Yes, they did.  In elections there are two choices, both of them puppets of the same ((globalist oligarchs)).  These parasites control the mass media and fund the "think tanks", hence the misinformation, disinformation and propaganda people receive.

Nobody's excusing the sheeple for being blind and ignorant.  But, a famous Goering quote puts it all to light:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.” -- Herman Goering

Now take a good look at who is doing the "dragging along" in the US of A.  Joomanji Bolsheviks.

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MEFOBILLS NiggaPleeze Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:47 Permalink

Money has become the measure of all things.  

Other factors that went into becoming human have now been downgraded.  Our ((friends)) downgrade the goyeem to animals with various mechanisms such as denying logos (natural law).  Denying natural law means that females are made the same as males, there is no natural sex as sex is a choice, races is social construct; goyim are disallowed their history, and so on.

In the course of downgrading goyim to animals, then parasitism of money e.g. turning everything to a monetary price can go forth.

http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=1244

 

Seeds of America's collapse.  

What to do?

Money power has to become sovereign:

  • www.sovereignmoney.eu
  • Corporations return to Charters.  No more perpetual corporations.  Bank corporations are disallowed from creating credit.
  • Pay the Jew to leave as he has proven pernicious
  • If we cannot eject the Jew, then society has to limit him from sensitive positions in the economy.  (This always ultimately fails as they usurp government to change the law)
  • Pay Muslims to leave as they also try to take over as an in-group.
  • All of the above cannot be done with democracy - it will take a King/Patriarchy.  It will probably take war before people pay attention to the changes needed...if we survive it.

 

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anonymike zvzzt Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:20 Permalink

The us constitution was a coup d'état by the bankers, lawyers and monied class against farmers small businesses and the common man. The convention had no authority to draft it. The rules were changed to allow it a chance of adoption, which even then required more rule breaking to allegedly pass it. Since then it has been a failed experiment at best, and more accurately described as a successful conquest, so far, by the class of psychopathocrats that created it and have manipulated it since.

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Barney Fife HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:21 Permalink

Dumbest response to a post that I have read in quite some time. Read it again. Then mull on what he says about "the American Experiment" and his inference of how the remnants of a broken empire would fight tooth and nail to assure that any attempt to revive it would face a quick and certain death. 

And that makes him a commie? 

Knee jerk much?

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Harry Lightning MusicIsYou Tue, 02/13/2018 - 04:52 Permalink

Would you like some cheese with your whine you crying little bitch ? Are you too stupid to see that in all of the situations you mention, the US was engaged against a country run by totalitarian dictators who denied human rights and other natural freedoms to their citizens ? Are you that stupid not to understand why Japan was treated the way it was, after they attacked Pearl Harbor ?

Yes, there is an academic debate that pits the use of atomic weapons against a long quarantine of Japan or a conventional attack. In the first instanced, many millions of Japanese would have starved to death before their stubborn emperor and military leaders surrendered. Remember, they were given the chance to give up after the first bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, and still chose to fight. In the second instance, a conventional attack would have cost many thousands of American soldiers, and Presisdent Truman said no, enough is enough, if anyone else is still to die, its going to be the enemy before the conquorer.

Afghanistan should have been nuked several days after 9-11, when the Taliban government met in Kandahar and decided not to turn over Usama bin Laden. The penalty for harboring the mastermind of the killing of thousands of innocent Americans should have been mass annihilation, not only to punish the Taliban for supporting the slime who attacked America, but also to send the message to other countries that they too will be annihilated whenever the terrorists that they fail to neutralize harm American interests and kill American citizens. You would have seen how fast people around the globe would have acted to remove the terrorists from their countries if they feared being melted by a nuclear weapon as punishment for their complicity in terrorism. Regrettably the US President at the time did not have the backbone to do what was called for, and fighting terrorism has been a costly war since. 

You have no idea of what you are talking about regarding what the US did in Korea or in Vietnam. In both countries, a dictatorial totalitarian government tried to enforce its will upon a neighboring country, depriving those neighbors of the freedoms they enjoyed and deserved. Both countries could have avoided the attacks they suffered at the hands of the US and local military had they retreated from their attacks on their neighbors and recognized their neighbors basic human and natural rights to determine how and by whom they wanted to be governed. To this day, the North Koreans have refused to recognize that right as it exists for the people of South Korea, choosing to remain in a state of war with the South Koreans, the US and the international community through the UN rather than signing a peace treaty to end the conflict and respect South Korea’s right to exist independent of the will of the North Korean dictator.

Not only does North Korea not choose to sign a peace treaty with the world., but in the recent past they have developed the rudiments of nuclear weaponry which they vow they will use in a first strike against the American homeland and its overseas assets. That is an unabashed declaration of war that against which the US has every right to counter with every weapon it has in its arsenal. And since the North Korean threat was nuclear, the US would certainly bne within its rights and international norms to now respond with a nuclear attack that will obliterate the North Korean dictator once and for all.

It is a shame that the people in such dictatorial countries must suffer as a result of the government forced upon them. Truly, all dictators have shown no compunction but rather a desire to use their subjects as human shields. But let us not forget the lessons of history in this regard, that when the masses seek change from their government, there is no army that ever has been strong enough to defeat the overwhelming wave of popular sentiment.

Frankly, if you live in a country where your government picks a fight with the US, you have only two choices :

a) accept what your government is doing, and in so doing become an accomplice who is open to be attacked as part and parcel of your government and its actions, or

b) rise up and challenge your government so as to avert a lethal war against the US and in so doing giving yourself a better chance to survive the coming maelstrom.

What this imbecile author who wrote this peace needs to become familiar with ids the definition and meaning of the word “war”. There are no rules of war, save for the artificial nonsense concocted by diplomats to try and make war civil. War is not a civil exercise, its lethal and barbaric, and no amount of written dictates by high-minded academics sitting in fancy buildings will ever change this reality.

War should be barbaric and scary to a population, its should not be viewed as a mere inconvenience that affects only soldiers. For when war is seen in the worst of all possible lights, when war is seen as the hell that it really is and then is brought home to the individual, it is only then that the masses of a country will realize that it is better to oppose its leadership and seek a coup d’etat through peaceful means internally than to fight a terrifying and ongoing battle against a force far superior to its own that eventually will destroy the culture and civilization of the country that was stupid enough to push the US into a belligerent role against it.

And it would behoove the author and any of his moron sycophants to remember that the hundred and fifty million or more of the world’s people who were given their freedom from oppressive  scoundrels through the money and blood of the American people and its soldiers was the true and lasting result of the efforts of the American military. Yes, freedom is expensive, both from the perspective of the people fighting for it, those trying to deny its provision, and the onlooker public who hopes to avoid the battles that sometimes need to be fought to gain it. To attack the US for leading the efforts to gain freedom for the world’s people runs counter to everything that the world claims to stand for in the aggregate, and gives aid and comfort to those disgusting abusers of humanity who have tortured and killed in the name of an over-riding desire to subject the wills of others to the mandates of the common good and the purveyors of peaceful existence on earth.

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Ace006 soyungato Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:10 Permalink

The neoconservative, MIConistas, and Dudley Do-Right morons among us demonstrate insufferable arrogance when they take it upon themselves to decide who is a "brutal dictator," which regimes are "corrupt," which foreign leaders "must go," which regimes are "oppressive," and which countries must be "fixed." Who are these fucks exactly?

The S. Koreans, whose government of the moment merits your stern disapproval, did not undertake to attack the north. The commie pukes in the north waged an unnecessary war against THEM as though there just hadn't been ENOUGH killing in the recent past. On balance, according to the most elementary analysis, Team Norkistan were and are the real pig dogs and every bit of the death and destruction rained down on them was, like, THEIR FAULT.

Jesus, how can I explain this to you in anything but Dick and Jane terms?

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Give Me Some Truth Harry Lightning Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:22 Permalink

You've penned an impressive defense/rational for America's "war policies" through the years. I still disagree with most of your points.

1) South Vietnam and South Korea could have/should have defended their own nations and fought their own wars (just like Americans fought their own civil war). South Vietnam lost even with America's help of 10 years. Today, we are trading with communist Vietnam and communism did not take over the world. The sky did not fall on America just because North Korea prevailed in a civil war over its neighbor to the South. That is, if we had given no assistance, things would be exactly the same as they are today. However, 60,000 Americans would not have been killed, hundreds of thousands of children who were never born would have been born. We would not still being paying off debt from that war and paying for the care of the vets who were sent there. And that's just America. Surely, you do not dispute the author's claim that MILLIONS of innocent people were killed in Vietnam (with people apparently still dying today from cancers we probably caused). 

2) America/Bush I should have not intervened when Saddam invaded Kuwait. One nation invading another over some border/oil rights dispute is not a great precedent, but I don't think anyone would argue that more "good" has come out of America's warfare/nation-building involvements in this region than "bad." As we now know, The first Gulf War led to the second, which led to everything you see today including millions of desperate people trying to flee bombed out nations in that region. If one were trying to create a greater, more multi-faceted disaster, he couldn't do it. Seriously, If anyone defend this "positive use of war," they might be evil themselves (whether they recognize it or not). Given the carnage, misery and squandered fortunes that our government's actions have caused, only a sadist could give a figurative "high five" to the chaos and carnage that has ensued. 

3) You would have nuked a city in Afghanistan to respond to 9-11? Picture the pictures of 9-11. Shocking, bad visual, right? Now picture the pictures of 100,000+ Afghanis (and people from other nations who happened to be in this city when the bomb detonated)  all melted, or grotesquely disfigured, more than half of the victims comletely innocent women and children. Yes, I guess this could serve as a deterrent to any government that may be providing sanctuary to terrorist cells, but it would also leave the rest of the world recoiling in horror at America. Furthermore, it would make future nuclear wars - millions MORE deaths - much more likely as every nation that did not have nuclear weapons would make getting them a triple priority (to prevent their own capitals from being obliterated by America one day). Now, I do get your point. You weren't subtle. Your answer to the problem of nations perhaps rushing to acquire nuclear weapons ... would be to nuke all these nations before they could get their nuclear weapons (where of course they would all want to immediately launch a premptive nuclear strike against the nation with the greatest nuclear arsenal on the planet). A "Dr. Strangelove" chain reaction of nuclear wars would be the most likely result of the actions you are apparently advocating. Apparently, The world would become "safe from nuclear war" thanks only to many nuclear wars. Or: America would be starting many more wars to deter or punish alleged, or potential "war-starters" - which, come to think of it,  is really what America's neocon policy-makers have been doing. Plus, spreading all that American-style democracy.

4) On the question of should America have dropped atomic bombs on Japan, I agree with Truman's decision and your points. Ultimately, the usage of these weapons saved many more lives than they claimed.

--- But being right one time in 1945, does not make every other death our nation has caused (both directly and indirectly) right.

As intended by the author, this story and its headline are thought-provoking. Now, the thoughts it may have provoked probably leave some readers unsettled. It takes us to a mental place most of us might not want to visit. Sweet little, freedom-loving America caused all of these millions of deaths? Our actions actually killed more than a handful of people? Then one might come to other unpleasant questions such as:

Why? For what purpose? Was America itself - you know our "national security" - REALLY threatened by these Third World nations? 

I'll end with what I have come to think.

Domestically, it is our own government that is actually the real threat to freedom and liberty of our people.

Internationally, America's government has become the gravest and greatest threat to millions of people in dozens of nations. Hands down. No competition. Our policies have killed, wounded and displaced more people than the actions of any other nation's government. We have spent more money on wars - and then occupying and rebuilding (at least a few of the) nations we have destroyed. All of the millions of immigrants flooding Europe - they were not doing this before America's military and CIA endeavored to "save them" from undemocratic dictators.  

And we are just in the early phases of "blow back." Our military should have been used to defend our own damn borders.

P.S. FWIW, I used to think like you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ace006 Give Me Some Truth Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:07 Permalink

That is a most admirable response. Well done. I agree with both of you, the defining consideration being the Cold War, whose moral essence can be understood by reading Solzhenitsyn. To oppose hideous Bolshevism great sacrifice was necessary and the entire effort was a righteous one so far as human affairs can be said to be righteous. Bolshevism and socialism were destructive and dishonest forces unleashed on the world as never before seen in human history and those who supported that were wrong on the merits and arrogantly hostile to millennia of human experience.

Prosecution of that war was hampered by dishonesty and moral corruption on the part of ignorant, preening, arrogant communists, leftists, and progressives, who are with us still and stronger than ever. They crowed about our shortcomings, always magnified ad astra, and resolutely glorified great evil. This continues.

The end of the Cold War with the Soviets revealed many unpleasant realities about ourselves. One being that the Constitution really matters and that the left, the insufferable know-it-all progressives and subversives, had subverted it with nonsense about "living Constitution," "propositional nation," "diversity," "nation of immigrants," "affirmative action," "racism," "welfare state," open borders, and one dollar one vote.

We had been subverted and distracted and we lost our way. We didn't keep our eyes on the prize and now have total government whose economic and foreign policies most assuredly serve no interests of the founding people of this nation or of the people of the rest of the world. As the author of this piece writes, we are causing reckless destruction and suffering in these times. Also, dormant, relatively weaker forces during the Cold War now have grown to make the U.S. into something ugly and unrecognizable, where even AntiFa scum are untroubled by law enforcement, aggressive, triumphalist Muslims are imported and fawned over, and idiot women give new meaning to the words "hysteria" and "sick."

This is only part of the catastrophe.

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ktown Tue, 02/13/2018 - 02:53 Permalink

Railroad cars full of army support vehicles becoming common along sidings up and down front range? You think debt bubble is bad? How about all the countries thinking our boys should die defending their ambitious behavior against THEIR neighbors?

luckyfool150 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:06 Permalink

The logic behind nuclear weapons is that their presence prevents a hot war without them. If deterrence truly is correct they should encourage proliferation! It is a pure power play to hold them and tor another nation not to hold them. In the position of not holding them it is a no brainer to want to acquire them. The hypocrisy is staggering. Fortunately, China won't allow a weak NK so all this posturing shouldn't lead to war. ME is much more concerning.