After ten bloody years in Vietnam, we finally pulled out in
1975. We left the country bombed out,
Agent Orange-contaminated and a trail of 2.1 million corpses of men, women and
children. We suffered 58,300 young men’s
deaths and another 350,000 horribly injured.
Because of P.T.S.D., another 200,000 combat troops who left Vietnam in
one piece—later committed suicide. Millions
more remain divorced, homeless, drunk and mentally distressed on our streets
We did nothing to make the world a better place.
Later, Robert McNamara, the architect of the Vietnam War , in his
book Fog of War said, “I made a mistake.”
Ten years ago, George W. Bush, arrogantly and without valid
purpose— idiotically attacked Iraq with the same immorality and ignorance as
Lyndon Baines Johnson attacked Vietnam. Gulf of Tonkin and Weapons of Mass Destruction—both
a bunch of balderdash. Bush should stand
trial for war crimes against humanity.
He created tens of thousands of “Newtown, CT” events in Iraq.
Barack Obama promises to leave Afghanistan by the end of
2014—two years after he killed Osama bin Laden. Result: more bombings and drone attacks that create hundreds
of “Newtown, CT” slaughtering events of Afghanistan families and other
innocents. It would mean hundreds of added deaths to our
finest young men and women in military uniform.
Social scientists expect at least 150,000 to 200,000 more suicides from
former combat troops that served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the U.S. Army and Marine Corps today, an
average of four men commit suicide 24/7.
War scrambles a person’s mind.
For all the wasted lives, the stupidity and the futility of
the Afghanistan War, isn’t it about time we pick up and leave that God-forsaken
Islamic crazy place? We haven’t
accomplished anything in 10 years—why spend another two years wasting money,
lives and resources?
This president and our U.S. Congress show themselves as incompetent,
arrogant, stupid and out of touch with reality.
This metaphor fits Afghanistan and Iraq perfectly: if you stick your hand in a bucket of water,
your hand will displace the water and raise the level of the water in the bucket
while you remain. As soon as you take your hand out of the water, the water and
conditions will return to their original levels. In other words, you did nothing whatsoever to
change anything in the bucket of water.
As soon as we left Iraq, they returned to squabbling,
fighting, bombing and killing each other.
The Muslims have slaughtered the Christians and run them out. The Kurds separated themselves into a distinct
region. The Sunnis and the Shiites cut
each other’s throats daily. They haven’t
passed a constitution.
As soon as we leave Afghanistan, and we will leave one day,
they will return to war lords, their usual illiteracy, horrible treatment of
their women and the customary Islamic barbaric Sharia law of that culture.
We brought only death and destruction to both countries and
we accomplished nothing of enduring good.
We suffered 4,400 deaths in Iraq, over 2,000 deaths in
Afghanistan and climbing and we have wasted $1 trillion for starters while we
have destroyed the lives of thousands of our young people in uniform. All in all, aren’t you sickened by war and
the futility of it in the Middle East?
We don’t win; we don’t lose; we just keep killing and being killed.
Mark Weisbrot, co-director for the Center for Economic and
Policy Research, said, “Even worse, many military officers later join the
boards and executive suites of military contractors, where they rake in
millions making corporations like Boeing, General Dynamics and Raytheon richer
at taxpayer expense, and sometimes promoting war itself on the network news…our
military-industrial complex is as corrupt and rotten as any institution of
America’s broken democracy, and more deadly than most in its consequences.”
Not one single, logical or positive reason remains to
continue in Afghanistan or anywhere around the world. We bleed by a thousand cuts to our own
citizens. We suffer hemorrhaging of our
lives, our resources, our morality, our spirituality and our face to the world.
Why wait until the end of 2014 to pull our hand out of the “bucket”
of the Middle East? Let’s leave that
tortured land today. Give them back
their countries, their choices, their way of life and their freedoms to choose
their own fates.
“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you
for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your
time. If you are correct and you know
it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the ruth is still the
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”,
Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG,
graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes
to see for yourself:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of
unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future
generations: in a word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
Must see DVD: "Blind Spot" www.snagfilms.com/films/title/blind_spot/
, This movie illustrates America's future without oil, water and other
resources to keep this civilization functioning. It's a brilliant educational
for up to date information on overpopulation worldwide.
Must see: Rapid Population Decline, seven minute video by
Dr. Jack Alpert-
Must see: www.growthbusters.org
Dave Gardner's Polar Bear in Bedroom:
; Dave Gardner, President, Citizen-Powered Media ; Producing the Documentary, GROWTH
BUSTERS; presents Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for
Prosperity, Join the cause at www.growthbusters.org ;760 Wycliffe
Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA; +1 719-576-5565
Check out this link with Wooldridge on bicycle and Lester
Brown and panel discussion:
Tomorrow's Americaproject on www.youtube.com/contemporarylearning.
Producer: GEORGE A. COLBURNwww.tomorrowsamerica.com
Link to www.tomorrowsamerica.com
for more discussions on America's predicament.
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