The American just war myth

The folks who fight deserve respect.

The military establishment, the Pentagon, the military industrial complex — those are not positive institutions in our society and I have no respect for what they do.

The politicians who get us into those wars so as to consolidate their political power and shove money through the war machine, they can go fuck themselves.

The wisdom and righteousness of both the Iraq war and the Afghan war are very debatable.  I find the case for these conflicts to be extremely thin.

More folks should be discussing the people who started these wars and prosecuted them without questioning the moral case for wars in the 21st century.

Hey, hey, let’s not get all historical and shit….

From CBS News here:

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That’s right kiddies, there’s another side to the story without getting all Noam Chomsky and shit about the American empire.

We’ve been up in Latin America for centuries.

When was the Monroe doctrine?

From here:

The Monroe Doctrine is the best known U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere. Buried in a routine annual message delivered to Congress by President James Monroe in December 1823, the doctrine warns European nations that the United States would not tolerate further colonization or puppet monarchs. The doctrine was conceived to meet major concerns of the moment, but it soon became a watchword of U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere.

We can pretend that the U.S. is a benign neighbor but it’s just not true.

Is it possible to call out anti-Palestinian racism or is there a double standard?

From the Daily Beast:

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This seems way more harmful than the ‘all about the benjamins’ comment made last week.

People with no healthcare, electricity, and clean water and the responsibility for this lies greatly with Israel and the United States.

And this looks like anti-Palestinian political racism where these human beings are portrayed as hateful animals so as to justify this treatment.