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…

Because of EPA Lie, 9/11 First Responders Continue to Die

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

5 FDNY, NYPD First Responders Die From 9/11-Related Illnesses Within a Week:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/5-FDNY-NYPD-First-Responders-Die-From-911-Related-Illnesses-Within-1-Week-414126213.html

(Erica Byfield) Every time someone passes away, a part of me dies because I have the job of researching it and collecting data on these passing,” said John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation. “I have been to 159 wakes and funerals.”

Feal is the founder of the FealGood foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists first responders who have been injured in the line of duty. His group raised money for a massive granite memorial on Long Island. Each etched name represents a first responder who died from a 9/11-related illness.

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My Commentary: Never forget… the EPA declared the air at Ground Zero to be “safe.”

Trust in government is dangerous for your health! #StatismIsAReligion#StatismIsACult #StatismKills

In 2016, War Hawk, Obama, Beats His Previous Bombing Record

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

Swan Song from a “Reluctant” Hawk:
https://www.cato.org/blog/swan-song-reluctant-hawk

(Gene Healy) President Obama will deliver his Farewell Address tonight to a capacity crowd in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. It’s the right venue for the speech, the president explained last week, because Chicago is “where my career in public service began.”

Indeed, it’s the city where, as a young state senator in 2002, Obama gave an antiwar rally speech railing against the “dumb,” “rash” rush to war in Iraq; and where, as a presidential candidate five years later, he promised to “turn the page on the imperial presidency” and usher in “a new dawn of peace.” And yet, 2008’s “peace candidate” will leave office as the first two-term president in American history to have been at war every day of his presidency, having dropped over 25,000 bombs on seven countries in 2016 alone.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Or, as his supporters say, “no scandals for eight years.” Pffttt! You can’t make this stuff up!

Perhaps, the war hawk should be awarded another Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts?

Oh, and Obama also prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined. Or, as he would call it, “the most transparent administration in history.”

Statists gonna State! Try voting harder, next time, voting cattle! That’ll *really* show the government who’s in charge!

The Mainstream Media Monopoly is Officially Losing it’s Death-Grip Over the Mind of the Public

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

State Department spokesman, John Kirby

State Department spokesman, John Kirby

State Dept Dismisses Question from RT, Says Won’t Treat it Like Other Media:
https://www.rt.com/news/367192-kirby-rt-syria-accusations/

RT has asked the US State Department for specific information concerning allegations that Russia is targeting hospitals in Syria. The response was a reiteration of those allegations and a refusal to treat RT in the same way as other media outlets.

During Wednesday’s State Department briefing, spokesman John Kirby accused Russia and the Syrian regime of the bombing of “five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria.” RT’s reporter Gayane Chichakyan asked Kirby to specify the details of the alleged incidents, including their location.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Well, then… It looks like the mainstream media monopoly is officially losing it’s death-grip over the mind of the public!

Meanwhile, Obama meets with German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin for a joint press conference, and stands by silently, while she states:

“Digitisation is a disruptive technological force that brings about deep-seated change and transformation in society. Look at the history of the printing press, when this was invented what kind of consequences it had. Or industrialisation, what consequences that had.”

Also…

“Very often, it led to enormous transformational processes within individual societies and it took a while until societies learned to find the right kinds of policies to contain this, to manage and steer this. We live in a period of profound transformation.”

Merkel With Obama: Internet “Disruptive” Force that Has to Be “Contained, Managed, and Steered” by Government:
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/17/merkel-obama-internet-disruptive-force/

Dying Mainstream Media Monopoly Desperately Attempts to Discredit Independent News Sources as “Fake”:
http://acidrayn.com/2016/11/17/dying-mainstream-media-monopoly-desperately-attempts-to-discredit-independent-news-sources-as-fake/

The War Against Whistle-Blowers Was Severely Escalated by Obama, and Will Very Likely Continue Under Trump

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Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who President-Elect, Donald Trump, has selected to head the CIA

Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump’s New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.:
https://theintercept.com/2016/11/18/obama-refuses-to-pardon-edward-snowden-trumps-new-cia-pick-wants-him-dead/

(PRESIDENT OBAMA INDICATED on Friday that he won’t pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for “the traitor Edward Snowden” to be executed.

Pompeo has supported nearly unfettered NSA surveillance, has blamed Muslim leaders for condoning terror, and is one of the most hyperbolicmembers of Congress when it comes to describing the Islamic State, which he has called “an existential threat to America” and “the most lethal and powerful terrorist group ever to have existed.”

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My Commentary: Of course, Obama wouldn’t. His administration has prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined.

Obama’s War on Whistle-Blowers [translation: attack on Press and First Amendment Speech] (May 2011 article):
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/05/obamas-war-whistle-blowers/38106/

And, it looks like Trump might be ready to keep Obama’s new tyrannical tradition going…