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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

United States Escalating World Wide Warfare

President Obama has been taking some heat as the Republocrat War Mongers in the U.S. Congress have climbed over each other to gain the ear of the American public to make political hay from the advancing Muslim horde in Iraq.

This is one of the major public statements Mr Obama has said:

What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government, so let’s just be clear: The reason that we did not have a follow-on force in Iraq was because the Iraqis — a majority of Iraqis did not want U.S. troops there, and politically they could not pass the kind of laws that would be required to protect our troops in Iraq. So that entire analysis is bogus and is wrong. But it gets frequently peddled around here by folks who oftentimes are trying to defend previous policies that they themselves made.”

And actually, what the President said here is true. The Obama administration was indeed negotiating to stay in Iraq but that notion was shot to hell when the "Democratically elected Iraqi government" refused to indemnify U.S. troops which was a critical factor in keeping a force in that country. It wasn't like it was refused once either but the Obama administration was repeatedly rebuked in it's attempts and urging for an agreement to keep U.S. troops in Iraq. But having been denied this agreement, Obama then ordered the troop withdrawal. It was all over the news. This happened three years ago in 2011 by the way.

So in fact Obama was for keeping troops in Iraq before he started taking credit for withdrawing troops, finally, from Iraq. I mean, it was a major campaign promise back when he was elected president the FIRST time in 2008. 

The Iraqi government has spoken. It's not our fight any more and really it never was. We destabilized the country and now lament that it is unstable. If Turkey wants to keep ISIS off their border I suggest they get busy and intervene their own selves. The U.S. should not be in the business of doing the dirty work for nations and governments who are unwilling to do the work and take an interest in their own defense. We've got enough to worry about right here at home.

But here in the United States, war is business. Big business.

What needs to be pointed out in all this is that the escalating arms race that we are heavily involved in is the root of the very problem we claim to be trying to solve. The more arms we supply only serves the purpose of fueling the need for, you guessed it, more armaments.

ISIS has become the best supplied army in the country why? Because they have all the tanks, Humvee and shoulder-fired rockets that we've been supplying the no-show Iraqi army. Who knew? Everybody knew! We've heard for a decade that the Iraqis weren't going to fight. Now it's a surprise. But the bottom line is: We've been sending high-end weapons over there and now ISIS' got 'em. Good Thinking!

One side orders U.S. arms to counter the arms from Russia or Iraq that the other side is getting and then we send in our armaments and so that in turn increases the orders for more Russian and Iranian made armaments. It's quite a little experiment in free market economics.

The Middle East is a weapon manufacturer's wet dream. Millions of uneducated religious fanatics going at each other driven by religious fervor, oil money and a desire to destroy the "unbelievers". The constant consumption and need for arms is just too good to pass up. And who cares if people get killed? They LIKE it when they get killed. Just too perfect.

But plenty of people who don't like it get killed too. Nothing is ultimately achieved. Generations are wasted, societies fail to advance and the people fail to prosper. Nobody is saved. It has just been a blood orgy for as long as I can remember. And many times the "Made in the U.S.A" label is on the product.

The solution is: We have to quit selling tanks to any idiot with a bank account. We've got to stop supporting demi-tyrants and dictators who's jack-boot tactics foster a dedicated opposition.

I don't want the Republocrats back if all they want to do is to continue fighting wars especially in the Middle East where we've been for over a decade just squandering our resources and children's futures. We don't need it and it hasn't been working, has it? 

Selling weapons is a big money maker for the U.S. and we sell the most but at some point we've got to assess what is behind the escalating violence and it the answer is in the mirror.

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