The modern military system is just a meat grinder that destroys those that would genuinely risk thier lives to keep us safe , as well as protecting those that threaten our well being .It increases terrorism and the heroin trade and is used as global ,taxpayer funded , corporate muscle.It makes us LESS SAFE and bankrupts the nation. The solution is a MILITIA ARMY MODEL!!
A Presidential warning about the Military Industrial Complex
THE MODERN STANDING ARMY IS AN INVASION FORCE
“War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe,as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people.Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”
I spent 33 years (in the Marines)…most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City (Bank) boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street…
In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. I had a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions. I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate in three city districts. The Marines operated on three continents – General Smedley Butler.
We are told we are fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me and the real terrorism is in this occupation.
Those who send us to war do not have to pull a trigger, or lob a mortal round.
They don’t have to fight the war, they merely have to sell the war.
They need a public who is willing to send their soldiers in the harms way.
They need soldiers who are willing to kill and be killed without question.
They can spend millions on a single bomb
The Video the US Military doesn’t want you to see!
“THE MILITARY ARE DUMB STUPID ANIMALS TO BE USED AS PAWNS FOR FORIEGN POLICY”
THE MODERN MILITARY HIDES ITS MONSTERS
How many of you know that at the time of the Ian Huntley trial that hard evidence that the monster or monsters who murdered Holly and Jessica might well reside inside the razor wire at USAF Lakenheath, was provided at a Courts Martial held on 23 July 2003. A military judge found against Technical Sergeant Randy Bitter on three charges of child sex abuse. Tech Sgt Bitter pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge with a female child under 12 years of age, and two counts of indecent acts with the same victim. He was sentenced to six years imprisonment with dishonorable discharge from the United States Air Force.
Despite the fact that Bitter was convicted less than 500 yards away from the exact point at which Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman’s bodies were dumped, not one British newspaper or television network anywhere in the land reported these horrifying crimes, details of which were made available in “Immediate Press Release #073103-4” dated 31 July 2003 at USAF Lakenheath. Predictably perhaps, these frightening lookalike offences and their obvious implications have been withheld from the jurors in the trial of Ian Huntley.
Police officers stand at the top of a track running alongside the Lakenheath Air Base, England, where two bodies were found Saturday
Location…………………… : RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
The closest town is Lakenheath Village, located 2 miles from the base.
Major Command (USAFE) ………. : U S Air Forces in Europe
“In 2003, a survey of female veterans found that 30 percent said they were raped in the military. A 2004 study of veterans who were seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder found that 71 percent of the women said they were sexually assaulted or raped while serving. And a 1995 study of female veterans of the Gulf and earlier wars, found that 90 percent had been sexually harassed.”
1 in 3 Females Raped in the Military, and Apparrently the Pentagon Doesn’t Think It’s a Problem
THE JAPANESE ARE TIRED OF HAVING THIER YOUNG GIRLS RAPED AND NO-ONE PROSECUTED BECAUSE THE RAPISTS ARE MILITARY
Criminal Cases involving US Military Personnel in Japan.
The most recent examples of criminal activity in Okinawa are as follow:
– In September 1995, three marines raped an elementary school girl. This led to a huge gathering of prefectural residents in October 1995, with 85,000 residents participating.
– In October 1998, a high school girl was run down and killed by a drunken US marine.
– In June 2001, there was rape case by a US airman.
– In November 2002, there was an attempted rape case by a US lieutenant.
– In May 2003, a US marine in Okinawa raped a woman, resulting in extensive injuries.
– In July 2005, a US airman in Okinawa indecently assaulted an elementary school girl.
– In February 2008, a US marine was suspected in the assault a junior high school girl.
Furthermore, in 2008, the number of US military personnel in Okinawa apprehended totaled 52, including for two burglaries and three rape cases.
The Military’s Secret Shame
When men in the military rape other men in the ranks, no one wants to talk about it. Why the sexual assault of males in the service is finally being confronted
“Last year nearly 50,000 MALE veterans screened positive for “military sexual trauma” from being (sometimes gang) raped by their fellow male soldiers.” ?? WTF? is this true? 50,000!!! Incredible!!! 50,000 US Military MEN were Gang Banged Last Year? That breaks down to 136 RAPES every day! Whats wrong w/ this picture?
I have a good friend that went AWOL got drunk and stole a tank and drove it through a major European city ,destroying 9 cars and killing 2 civilians in the process.As he was British army ,he only faced a military court ,they gave him 3 months .He was “blowing off steam” from the Falklands conflict.Today he is an ex-army alcoholic ,artist, still living with the nightmares with no state help.
Another friend i spent new year with as he is just back from Afghanistan and finished his service, he is not rejoining.He is angry at the lies and waste of life on all sides. He has been used! He does not think of himself as a hero,just a survivor. He finds it difficult to deal with those that blame HIM for the war!! He is even more disturbed by those that pat him on the back and expect him to go back for more!! Despite it all ,he is still a good man. He is very lucky that he has good friends and family to help him back to normality.
TODAY YOU CAN STILL MASS MURDER FOR FUN…SO LONG AS YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT NO-ONE WILL BE CHARGED!!
US Army “kill team” in Afghanistan posed with photos of murdered civilians
Commanders brace for backlash of anti-US sentiment that could be more damaging than after the Abu Ghraib scandal
Commanders in Afghanistan are bracing themselves for possible riots and public fury triggered by the publication of “trophy” photographs of US soldiers posing with the dead bodies of defenceless Afghan civilians they killed.
US Soldier Sentenced In Sport Killing Case
An American soldier charged with killing Afghan civilians and mutilating their corpses has been sentenced to 60 days hard labor.
BUT IF HE KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT HE WOULD OF GOT AWAY WITH IT, HE REPORTED THE CRIMES ,SO ONLY HE GETS CHARGED!!
Winfield first alreted his father about the unit’s activities on Facebook while stationed in Afghanistan, but has since been charged with having a role in the murders.
U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan: Severed human heads brandished
Daya Gamage – Foreign News Desk Asian Tribune
Washington, D.C. 25 April (Asiantribune.com): The latest issue of German daily Der Spiegel and US journal Rolling Stone disclose an abominable and grotesque specter of psychopaths in the United States Army, who murder Afghans in cold blood and brandish their victims’ severed heads like hunting trophies.
The grisly description pertains to a group of US soldiers from Bravo Company of the 3rd Platoon—part of the 5th Stryker Brigade, deployed in Afghanistan, who took it upon themselves to eliminate innocent Afghans only for their perverted pleasure. One of the culprits, Corporal Jeremy Morlock even severed the little finger of his first victim Gul Mudin, an unarmed 15 year old Afghan youth of La Mohammad Kalay and has carried it around as a souvenir. The mental depravity of the group has reached the stage that appalling photos of the dead have been treated like a war memento and passed from man to man on thumb and hard drives. The collection also includes several videos shot by US troops
The US demurs on signing or ratifying various international human rights accords for fear of the persecution of its armed forces personnel engaged in activities mentioned above. The hard fact is that the US armed forces are suffering from battle fatigue, having been engaged in needless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which have taken a toll of 4,765 US military personnel in Iraq, 2,403 in Afghanistan and having slaughtered 1,421,933 Iraqis and over 30,000 Afghanis at a cost of US $ 1,180,653,714,792, was bound to have an adverse effect on the US combatants and turn them into “Kill Teams”, says Opinion Maker.
Rolling Stone talks of US combatants, who for the sheer gory pleasure of killing Afghans, throw sweets and candies out of Stryker vehicles and when hungry and destitute Afghan children rush to pick them up, they are sprayed with bullets.
So far the Pentagon is suppressing these scandals by stating that there are rogue teams in the military, which will be caught, tried and punished. However the malady appears to be much more serious and necessitates close and immediate attention, before even worse human rights abuse scandals emerge
THE MODERN POLITION HIDES HIS CREATED MONSTERS AS WELL
Research published last autumn estimated that 8,500 former troops were behind bars – almost as many as are currently serving in Afghanistan.
It comes amid fears that the number behind bars could rise as troops quit the forces with post-traumatic stress after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan and then find themselves unable to cope with civilian life.
Plaid Cymru MP Elfyn Llwyd, who has campaigned on the issue, said: ‘These figures are far lower than any assessment carried out in the past decade which have averaged between eight and 10 per cent of the prison population.
‘I am concerned that the Government is underestimating the scale and scope of the problem.’
SO HOW DO WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND DEFEND OUR NATION?
If we are to really support our troops and provide a military system that does actually protect us and is cost effective. We need to change the very system itself !! We need a miltia army model for the 21st century !!Those that cheer on our troops today, are like the arena crowds cheering on thier gladiators in the arena, with as much concern for thier well being! Its fake hero worship at best! Its just cheering on slaughter in reality! Its bloody stupid and dangerous!
They claim they “support” our troops, in the same way the arena crowds supportted thier gladiators. The soldiers deaths and mutilations will support their political masters plans and provide entertainment and distraction for the masses.Bread and circus is still alive and well. Like the arena crowds these people ,have not had to pick up a sword themselves and are enthralled by the TV stories of death and glory.
These people that “support” our troops ,say we cannot stop the slaughter as we might look like “political laughing stocks”!?!or are we so much in denial we cannot admit defeat? So to keep on fighting an illegal war started by lies, that is generating terrorism and heroin and killing our troops and civilians, is not going to make us look like a laughing stock?!!? Actually I think we look stupid !…or is war actually peace these days?….and slavery is freedom(austerity measures) and remember work will make you free…say the politions!
Have these “troop supportters” lost thier minds? With support like this who needs enemies ?NO, These people just believe and do not question the propaganda and the military model, aka sheeple, and without having to actually THINK what the real consequences are, just cheer on the troops while they are slaughtered and say “we support you”,hollow words indeed!! These are my friends and family YOU are cheering on to slaughter and be slaughtered for no decent reason. Might I suggest you stop mindlessly and heartlessly “supportting” our troops and start “sabotaging” them by bringing them home!!!
WHO ARE THE FANATICAL ANTI-WAR PEOPLE
I think you may also be suprised to find that so most radical anti-war activists are WAR VETS, they know what they are talking about!!
“The Real Terrorist Was Me”
Speech By War Veteran
The descent of Britain’s Afghan campaign into a Vietnam-style madness
No Bravery A nation blind to their disgrace -James Blunt is also UK ex-military,please watch this video, your taxpound in action!
Over 100 arrested in Veterans for Peace antiwar protest
On December 16, the Veterans for Peace antiwar/pro-Wikileaks protest in front of the White House led to over 100 arrests.
Antiwar Veteran Arrested at VA Protest in Washington, D.C.
When commenting on war related posts ,my posts get deleted because of a “bad word”,but cheering on global destruction and slaughter of troops and civilians for lies is perfectly “A OK”, what a shameful world we live in!!
I apologise to those good military ,and there are many ,for any unintentional offence.
I do NOT think soldiers are all monsters and rapists! No more than all civilians are!But civilian monsters go to jail (or become politions!)
But SOME unsavoury types are drawn to the military and others are victims of horrific circumstance that can “go off” BUT ALL of thier crimes are protected by military and political forces, so people can say what a wonderful carrier oportunity and cheer on the slaughter for lies.
My family is military ,my family where the “thin red line”, i have been in 2 war zones ,my mother organises charity dinners to raise money for veterans,she also has a civilian bravery medal,the BBC has even made a documentry about her.You would of seen my grandfather on “Empires Warriors” he re-took Aden with his mates! My uncle won a VC with the Ghurkas,my father still cannot publish his account as it conflicts with the offical British army version! Yes they where using the Ghurkas as cannon fodder! Just like they used to use the Scots before them.
SO i think i have been in more war zones than most people and my family has done more for returning vets than most! MY FAMILY REALLY DO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!
BUT People THINK!! Its the 21st century NOT the middle ages! The days of massed armies sweeping across Europe are long gone and so out-of-date!!Stop living in the past. We need a militia army model today!!Like the Swiss model.
IMHO I support our troops, OTHERS DO NOT!!
What i see here is a lot of clueless keyboard crusaders and armchair activists repeating out-of-date soundbytes while our military boys and girls are dying for a lie! Not really the support I would want!!
How many more do YOU want to DIE FOR A LIE? IN REALITY Thier sacrifice just increases terrorism and the heroin trade! To continue and expect a different result IS CLINICAL INSANITY!!!! So are you guys cheering on and “supporting” our troops insane? Because our politions are corrupt, rather than insane!
Our brave men and women that would defend this country are right now bogged down in Afghanistan hemorageing blood ,talent and equipement.So its just as well there are NO STANDING ARMIES IN EUROPE waiting to sweep into the UK,as there would be no-one to stop them BUT CIVILIANS! We are defenceless at the momment!!
Our armed forces have been sent to slaughter and be slaughtered by civilain political LIARS ,they are getting cheered on by the clueless ,the indoctrinated and the ignorant!!!
…and it pisses me off and makes my bile rise!!
Subrosa’s post -What is an Ally? is the article that made my blood start to boil.But she is entitled to her view and I must say I usually find Subrosa posts informed and well thought and enjoyable.But “What is an Ally” also makes me ask ,”what is a troop supportter”? The people that “support our troops”today are as much troop supporters as the USA is an ally of the UK! i.e. its just lip service support! They dare us ,or blackmail us, into stupid actions for thier benefit ,not ours.
The US is not our ally,or a force for good. We signed up to the ICC, the US did not. This puts our troops in legal as well as physical danger!
YES ,Subrosa ,we need to help our damaged veterans ,but building a giant convulesent centre to keep them in ,is just ignorant and barbaric and shows NO REAL CONCERN FOR OUR TROOPS! Keep them out of sight and off the streets eh? Do you really think building a big centre to keep all the damaged troops WE MADE , is a decent idea? Sounds like a rubbish bin for potential heroes to me.
We need to stop creating these damaged indiviuals in the first place!!How big a convulesent centre shall we build when Cameron and Hague lie us into war with Iran? Or do you think a “drop in” centre will suffice?
“Hello, i keep beating up my spouse and screaming into the night,…take 2 of these and see me in the morning”,… sort of thing? You obviously care a lot about our troops well being ,showing how easily you can talk about the ones NOT DAMAGED YET!!
The US/UK military have been in Afghanistan for 8 years and are no closer to victory, we re-took Europe from Germany in under 6!! But Germany had a standing army , Afghanistan has a militia army,so we can only loose!!So why cheer on our boys when they should not be there in the first place and they are only going to get damaged staying there,while politions lie about the number of military causlties and do NOT count civilians deaths!! ..and its not making us any safer?!?!?!Its also bankrupting the nation.But it makes politions and big business a lot of money!..and so do private security forces (mercenaries).These people can murder and rape and do not even have to worry about military courts!!Remember our politions warning us about “anarchy” and people running through the streets murdering and raping with impunity? Well actually that is reality right now for a lot of people.But the murderers and rapists all have dogtags !! What the MSM calls “anarchy” is in fact the complete opposite. It the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics in action. The more you impose Law the more you accelerate Chaos! FYI Switzerland is in a state of anarchy , Iraq is suffering an imposition of Law!
We also need to stop hiding the monsters we are creating and giving the military a get out of jail free card!!
A militia army would stop this process!
Direct democracy would arrest the guilty politions!
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ,BRING THEM HOME TODAY!!ARREST THE GUILTY CIVILIAN POLITIONS!! STOP SUPPORTTING THE SLAUGHTER!! START THE HEALING!!
A dead body is a dead body ,its does not need to be a certain race, nationality ,colour or uniform to be a tragedy.Over 1.5 million dead in Iraq , if YOU WHERE NEXT, 1.5 million and 1, do you really think the world would care anymore or less than the rest?Just another body on the pile,might as well be yours ! But if its YOUR BODY ,i’m sure you’ll think it will be worth it, knowing the rest of us do not look like a “political laughing stock”!…or will YOUR view on this subject change ,when its YOU that has to be sacificed?
THE REAL HUMAN COST IS ALSO HIDDEN .THE MILITARY INVASION FORCES (STANDING ARMIES) ,DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIER SOLDIERS OR THE LOCALS.
IN STANDING ARMIES THE SOLDIERS FEED OFF THE PEOPLE, IN MILITIA ARMIES THE SOLDIERS ARE THE PEOPLE!!
THE REAL MILITARY STANDING ARMY SLAUGHTER GOES UNREPORTED
The 73 new patients at the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center pushed the number of arrivals last week to 412
Landstuhl is the biggest U.S. military hospital overseas, and its doctors also treat troops with noncombat injuries and illnesses. It usually treats 30 to 50 injured military personnel a day.
Amputations, burns, brain injuries and shrapnel wounds proliferate in Afghanistan.Of particular concern are the so-called hidden wounds, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder that can have long-term side effects such as depression.
Since 2007, more than 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury – more than 20,000 of them this year, according to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
THE ARMY AND WARS FOR PROFIT DO NOT JUST STEAL SOLDIERS PRESENT, THEY STEAL THIER FUTURE AS WELL!!
“By now most people know that DU has damaged tens of thousands of our own troops and caused soaring cancer rates in target populations, including the people of Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Over 130,000 veterans of the first Gulf War have been declared “unfit for service” because of medical conditions which independent scientists and physicians connect to exposure to depleted uranium.
What is less well known is the staggering rate of birth defects in the children of the veterans of these wars. The British are reporting rates as high as 65%. It seems that breathing in the radioactive dust from exploded DU shells not only causes decapacitating illnesses, but massive genetic damage as well.
The use of DU was started by the first President Bush and continued by Clinton. Both could plead ignorance. But now the data is in. We know better. The continued use of over 2,000 tons of this toxic and highly radioactive substance in the current Iraq War is inexcusable.”
Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.
After the battle, in which it is alleged that a range of illegal weaponry was used, evidence has emerged of large numbers of children being born with severe birth defects.
Iraqi families who believe their children’s deformities are caused by the deployment of the weapons have now begun legal proceedings against the UK Government. They accuse the UK Government of breaching international law, war crimes and failing to intervene to prevent a war crime.
WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE IT IS SOUL DESTROYING!! LITERALLY!!!!
In 2008 the Marines and Army had the highest rates at 18.5% -19.5%, that’s a staggering 18,500 -19,000 suicides per 100,000 enlisted as out lined in the newly released Rand Corp
18 veterans commit suicide each day
By Rick Maze – Staff writer
Posted : Monday Apr 26, 2010 8:00:40 EDT
Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Veterans Affairs Department.
‘Five suicide attempts at Deepcut barracks’
Deepcut soldier’s parents say army report suggests he was murdered.Call renewed for public inquiry into death after ‘serious allegations’ brought to light
Meanwhile, the Defense Department’s Pharmacoeconomic Center at Fort Sam Houston said last year that 20 percent of active-duty troops were taking prescribed psychotropic drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and sedative hypnotics.
DO YOU SUPPORT THIS SYSTEM?
ITS A MEAT GRINDING SYSTEM THAT DESTROYS OUR CHILDREN ,DESTROYS MEN ,BANKRUPTS THE NATION ,SLAUGHTERS INNOCENTS AND MAKES US LESS SAFE!!
BUT OUR POLITIONS AND BIG BUSINESS MAKE BILLIONS…AND OUR BOYS LOOK SO NICE IN A UNIFORM….SO ITS ALL WORTH IT THEN?
@Subrosa,you accuse me of untruths ,while your “untruths” threaten the well being of my friends and family!! I see no reliable links or sourses of information from you.Your “untruths” are just out-of-date regurgitated propaganda.You say its been awhile since you where involved with the military, well its changed a lot since then and i believe you where swallowing the propaganda then as well!! Do not fall into the MSM RUT (Repeat Until True!!)
Subrosa your comments about boffins in the military is ill concieved at best ! Boffins should be working in the LIFE industry not the DEATH industry .Our technical experts that work for the military HOLD US BACK!! Thier findings will be used for military advantage NOT COMMERCIAL ONES! They will only be used in the civilian market after its military advantage is gone!!This looses us money and innovations!!Its also why the UK is a major arms exporter, makes you proud doesn’t it? Its also why we do not ban DU weapons,we make a lot of money off them,while they poison our troops as well as the locals ,that’s a war crime!! Also they use our troops as guinea pigs for thier experimental drugs and weapons.They are responsble for more miltary deaths than the enemy!! But they have legal immunity and politions protect them.They are bigger killers and better protected than the private “big pharma health industry” .Its a really dangerous and BAD IDEA! But YOU cheer it on!!
Our Arms industry is responsible for keeping dictators in power. Makes you proud? as well as a lot of money!!!!
Questions over PM’s arms sale tour
The SNP has questioned the Prime Minister’s judgement in embarking on a tour of the gulf states promoting arms sales in the wake of violence and unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and amid questions over whether the UK has sold the weapons and riot control equipment being used against protesters by various regimes.
SNP Westminster leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Angus Robertson MP seized on reports in The Guardian that the UK had sold arms to Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.
“Amid violence and unrest across the Middle East and North Africa it is extraordinary that the Prime Minister has embarked on a tour promoting arms sales – particularly when questions remain over whether the UK sold the weapons and riot control equipment being used against demonstrators by various regimes.
David Cameron hits out at critics of Britain’s arms trade
Prime minister says expecting small countries such as Kuwait to manufacture all their defence weapons is at odds with reality
In a staunch defence of Britain’s arms exports, as he tours the region with a group of senior defence manufacturers, Cameron said it was wrong to leave small Gulf countries to fend for themselves.
The prime minister indicated irritation with his critics when was asked during a press conference with his Kuwaiti counterpart how he could promote democracy and reform in the Middle East while travelling with businessmen selling arms to the region.
FYI KUWAIT AND SAUDI ARABIA ARE NOT DEMOCRACIES, BUT I DO NOT EXPECT A WESTERN POLITION TO KNOW WHAT A REAL DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!
OF COURSE EVERYTHING IS ABOVE BOARD AND POLITIONS ARE HONEST AND THE ARMS INDUSTRY DOES NOT BRIBE PEOPLE TO BUY THIER WEAPONS!!
A cover-up laid bare: court hears how SFO inquiry was halted
· Papers show how arms giant tried to avoid revealing secrets
· Saudi threats meant ‘no other choice’ but to stop investigation
Yet this hearing is the nearest thing the public has yet come to a full-scale trial of her client, a multinational company which has spent the last three years using its political muscle to successfully fend off corruption investigations worldwide.
Moses and his colleague Mr Justice Sullivan are not, however, trying criminal charges that the company illegally paid billions of pounds in bribes to make arms sales. Instead they are listening to what has proved to be an anatomy of a cover-up.
BAE succeeded in getting a Serious Fraud Office investigation into its Saudi activities stopped. The SFO was thus prevented from getting key bank records from Switzerland that could have led to a bribery prosecution.
Using a sheaf of previously secret documents, the court is now hearing how BAE obtained the help of powerful friends to stop the fraud investigators. They included the then prime minister, Tony Blair, and one of Saudi Arabia’s most influential princes, Bandar bin Sultan.
Sorry ,Subrosa, for the emotional posts and occasional bad language….but this is my friends and family YOU guys are cheering on to be slaughtered for NO GOOD REASON!!! I get the feeling YOU have NOT thought this through ,or in fact at all!
To those “military traditionalists” like myself, another advantage of a militia army is, we would keep all our old regiments.These would become the local military HQ supportting our approx 5% full timers.The history of these regiments would be kept alive and become RELEVANT IN A MODERN SOCIETY!! We could all sleep safely ,KNOWING, there was not an army in the world that could take us!!Crime should reduce and those good military values of self discipline ,resoursefulness and team work would be instilled in the community.We would have a huge surplus of spending left over from our previously bloated “defence” spending! NOTICE THE 4 NATIONS CALLING FOR THE IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN WAR ARE THE WORLDS BIGGEST DEBTORS…COINCIDENCE I AM SURE
Rank Country CAB USD, bn
1 People’s Republic of China 371.833
2 Germany 252.501
3 Japan 210.967
4 Saudi Arabia 95.762
5 Russia 76.163
6 Switzerland 70.797
7 Norway 59.983
8 Netherlands 52.522
176 Greece -44.218
177 Italy -52.725
178 Australia -56.342
179 United Kingdom -105.224
180 Spain -145.141
181 United States -731.214
A MILITIA ARMY WOULD END THIS SLAUGHTER FOR PROFIT AND REDUCE TERRORISM AND MAKE US MORE SAFE!!
DIRECT DEMOCRACY WOULD BRING THE GUILTY TO TRIAL AND LESSEN POLITICAL CORRUPTION!
Otherwise ,the politions want to “moderise” our military by turning it into a taxpayer funded US style meat grinding machine, used for political and financial gain!!I would never want my children to join up today,especially my daughter….would you? Our modern standing armies are free to commit rape and murder without fear of prosecution, its worse in the privitised mercenary version ,they do not even worry about military courts ,this would not be the case if we had a militia army!
In my Grandfathers day, the army where lions led by donkeys ,… and lied too by cowardly jackasses!! Today the army has put most of its donkies out to pasture ,and have replaced them with button pushers ,but they are still lied too by cowardly political jackasses!
In times gone by it was the priest handing out absolution for sins, in today modern army, its the polition granting legal immunity to anyone in dogtags.Its not just James Bond that has a licence to kill and doesn’t take no for an answer from a woman and does not fear prosecution!!
The armed forces is full of the good,the bad and the ugly ,just like joe public.I do not blame the average soldier,a lot of bad things are done by good people in really bad situations.It was corrupt lying civilian politions that sent them. There is no glory in war, when the sh1t goes down the survival instinct and training kicks in,and survival at any cost is the rule,nothing glorious in that!
I apologise if i have caused offence in this emotional issue,it was not my intention, especially to those brave men and women that stood up to be counted with the best of intentions ,past and present.
I only mean to stimulate thought on modern military and end the bloodbath for profit!! …and to get those fake “troop supporters” to SHUT THE F*CK UP!!
Everyone sing-a-long now….
1,2,3 what are we fighting for….,
Don’t ask me ,I don’t give a damn,
next stop Afghanistan
and its 5,6, 7 open up the pearly gates
ain’t no time to wonder why ,
whoopie we’re all gonna die!!
OR MAYBE SOME POETRY
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
and the women come out to cut up what remains,
jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
and go to your gawd like a soldier.
”Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?”
(Epitaphs of War, Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936)
WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE WE REALLY SHOULD KNOW BETTER , SHAME ON US ALL!
HERE ARE SOME EISENHOWER QUOTES THAT REALLY SAY IT ALL
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.
Eisenhowers Presidential farewell speach..
A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment.
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peacetime, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well.
.. we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
As we peer into society’s future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate,
We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.
Excerpt from “The Chance for Peace Address,” April 16, 1953:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.
It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.
It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement.
We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat.
We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
To say “I accept” in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration–camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas–masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press–censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder. — George Orwell (1903–1950), British author. “Inside the Whale,” Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).
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