The Danger of Engaging in Perpetual War

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following link, which I originally posted to my own wall in August of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it, along with commentary…

Our Greatest National Security Threat? Perpetual War:
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/08/12/our-greatest-national-security-threat-perpetual-war

(William Astore) The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as efforts to rollback recent Taliban gainscontinue to falter. The Islamic State may be fracturing, but its various franchises are finding new and horrifying ways to replicate themselves and lash out. Having spent trillions of dollars on war with such sorry results, it’s a wonder that key figures in the U.S. military or officials in any other part of America’s colossal national security state and the military-industrial complex (“the Complex” for short) haven’t spoken out forcefully and critically about the disasters on their watch.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Not exactly rocket science, and yet, it still remains an ever-elusive concept to most, somehow…

Flashback, 2014: Ron Paul Provides Words of Wisdom Regarding US Goverment’s Desire for War With Russia

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Young Americans for Liberty,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Look how many lies were told to beat the war drums to get this country to endorse going to the ridiculous, unconstitutional, nonsensical, unwinnable wars in the Middle East. And, now, they want to go to war with Russia? I say wer need a war with Washington D.C.!" - Ron Paul

“Look how many lies were told to beat the war drums to get this country to endorse going to the ridiculous, unconstitutional, nonsensical, unwinnable wars in the Middle East. And, now, they want to go to war with Russia? I say wer need a war with Washington D.C.!” – Ron Paul

My Commentary: I posted this to my wall back in July of 2014…

Hypocritical Obama Worried Next President Will Follow His Lead and Wage Perpetual Covert Drone War

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Obama Worries Future President Will Wage Perpetual Covert Drone War:
https://theintercept.com/2016/10/03/obama-worries-future-presidents-will-wage-perpetual-covert-drone-war/

(, ) President Obama warns in a new interview of a future in which a U.S. president could engage in perpetual covert wars “all over the world.” But he claims that the accountability and transparency measures he is instituting will make that less likely.

In the interview, with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, Obama expressed agreement with one of the most salient critiques of his drone war, that it risks creating “institutional comfort and inertia with what looks like a pretty antiseptic way of disposing of enemies.”

Obama explained that he had looked at “the way in which the number of drone strikes was going up and the routineness with which, early in my presidency, you were seeing both DOD and CIA and our intelligence teams think about this.”

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My Commentary: Go jerk off to your secret kill list, Bush. 2.0.

I think this lizard has officially spent too much time under his heat lamp…

(Also, why does his silhouette got him looking like “the Master” from “the Strain”? WTF?)

Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California, Lone House Member to Vote Against “Authorization for Use of Military Force” on 9/15/2001, Calls for Repeal of Bill

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California

Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California

Rayn: Rep. Barbara Lee: Repeal 9/11 Authorization for Use of Force to Cancel Blank Check for Endless War:
http://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/13/rep_barbara_lee_repeal_9_11

Jon GoldNO NEW AUMF!!! NO MORE WAR!!!

RaynThank you for the link. 🙂

Jon Gold: Thank you for sharing. This is an important aspect of 9/11.

The American Government Continues to Expand Their Endless, Illegal Wars of Imperialism in the Middle East

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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The Endless, Illegal War Creeps Into Syria:
https://fee.org/articles/the-endless-war-creeps-into-syria/

() In the 15 months since the president unilaterally launched our latest war in the Middle East, he’s repeatedly pledged that he wouldn’t put US “boots on the ground” in Syria.

As he told congressional leaders on September 3, 2014, “the military plan that has been developed” is limited, and doesn’t require ground forces.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: But, of course!