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Forum Post: US Likely Going Back Into Iraq

Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 28, 2013, 7:32 a.m. EST by TropicalDepression (-45)
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Upset about budget cuts? Try opening your eyes to the 800 lb pink elephant in the room.

That, and 3 more days until Wall St steals another 85 billion from the people.



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[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

a) "US Drone Strikes Being Used As Alternative to Guantánamo, Lawyer Says'', by Dan Roberts :

b) ''Western Logic on Syria : ‘We Need To Bomb It To Save It’'', by Nile Bowie :

c) ''Is the Drive for War on Syria to Cover Up a War Crime ?'', by William Bowles :

d) ''Syria - Another Western War Crime In The Making'', by Paul Craig Roberts :

e) ''The Elephant in the Room : Militarism'', by Jeff Cohen :

''Today there’s an elephant in the room : a huge, yet ignored, issue that largely explains why Social Security is now on the chopping block. And why other industrialized countries have free college education and universal healthcare, but we don’t. It’s arguably our country’s biggest problem – a problem that Martin Luther King Jr. focused on before he was assassinated 45 years ago, and has only worsened since then (which was the height of the Vietnam War).

''That problem is U.S. militarism and perpetual war.

''In 1967, King called the United States “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” – and said

  • ''A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”


Too Many Turkeys Voting For Thanksgiving !!! Enough Already !! We Need A Global Peace Movement !

fiat lux et fiat pax ...

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 4 years ago

Ah, what comes to my mind is Sarah Palin talking, while turkey's were being slaughtered in the back ground.....lol.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 5 years ago

An amazing pie chart in your last link and it continues to explain 'World's #1 Employer Seeks Endless War'. Thank you for that great link and in compliment, please see this complicated but revealing article, http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/08/pentagon-sequester-baseline-budget and thanks also for those very strong articles. Never Give Up Exposing The War Machine! Occupy Peace4All! Solidarity.

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

The upshot of your ''Mother Jones'' link is that at a time of austerity for all, military spending is actually going to go up !!! Does anyone recall any ''peace dividend'' a generation after the end of The Cold War ?!! WhoTF is running The U$A ?! Glad that you liked the ''warresisters.org'' pie-chart and I end by linking to this salient piece :

fiat lux ...

[-] 2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 5 years ago

You'd never guess from the MSM idiots running around the nation.

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 5 years ago

''As a practical matter, real journalism can’t function without whistleblowers. Democracy can’t function without real journalism. And we can’t stop the warfare state without democracy. In the long run, the struggles for peace and democracy are one and the same.'' from :

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 5 years ago

War criminals are now considered role models and war whores in the MSM will cheer lead any act of offensive aggression like rabid dogs. David Petreus is even being considered for CUNY tenure - but not without a fight - http://www.nationofchange.org/revealed-gen-david-petraeus-course-syllabus-features-frackademia-readings-1374327287 and http://occupywallst.org/forum/counter-class-and-protest-nyc/ .

Never Give Up Exposing The War Machine! Occupy Peace! Solidarity.

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 4 years ago

So basically they couldnt convince the public to bomb them with the chemical weapons lie, so since this post they have created yet another boogeyman, ISIS, "a group so violent even Al Queda won't join them"...

And now here we are- full scale attacks in Iraq and Syria.

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 4 years ago

The company I work for just told us we have to start taking our trash out ourselves because we absolutely must reduce overhead; (not that I mind taking the trash out, but the people who used to do it just got their contract cut.) At the same time the company posted their earnings report saying they made record profits.

I wonder why most folks can't relate those ongoing wars overseas with national deficit and budget cuts here at home; they tend to blame it on some poor guy getting a hand out at a homeless shelter. Back when, it was if Occupy was steering away from the war subject- wonder why.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22821) 4 years ago

The level of greed in this country and the way Americans let the greedy get away with it, is truly amazing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33639) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

The company I work for just told us we have to start taking our trash out ourselves because we absolutely must reduce overhead

They only "just" did that? Hell I have experienced that since back in the 80's. Exceptional profits ( for the business ) and frozen wages ( for the work force ) - one employee ( male or female ) running three machines where the machines used to have - "each" their own dedicated operator - added on top of that this one employee now running three machines has to also do all of the area cleaning while operating those machines - where it used to be a separate crew working throughout the facility to keep things clean and safe for operations.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22821) 4 years ago

"Obama to Send 1,500 More Troops to Assist Iraq"


They just can't get enough......money.

[-] 3 points by NVPHIL (664) 5 years ago

What's a hundred thousand or so more deaths to the American regime?


[-] 3 points by NVPHIL (664) 5 years ago

The full weight of the decision will fall on him as commander in chief but this would have happened even if he lost to Romney. How can you expect the MIC to sell us weapons if we don't use them. Plus the constant wars give the power structure plenty of excuses to infringe on our rights.

[-] 2 points by FEARLESS (-72) 5 years ago

I agree this would have happened if Romney were President

But it's not Romney, it's Oboma that is President

And "constant wars" also ensure a constant supply of corrupt money to the criminal elite

[-] 1 points by NVPHIL (664) 5 years ago

Agreed. I just wanted to point out it is the power structure we are fighting and not any single person. I guess I am to used to people backing one party or another I reflexively think blaming one person is to let the other off the hook. I should have known that wasn't where you were coming from.

[-] 1 points by FEARLESS (-72) 5 years ago

That's right, it's the whole corrupt kit and caboodle that we are rebelling against

[-] 1 points by turbocharger (1756) 4 years ago

1500 more troops heading to iraq

[-] 4 points by Nevada1 (5843) 4 years ago

Wondering how many military contractors are there.

[-] 4 points by turbocharger (1756) 4 years ago

Prob a freakin ton.

Here's a neat list of all the places we have pillaged since 1980.


[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 4 years ago

good article