It Has Been a Long Time Since We Have Repelled an Attack
by James Glaser
September 25, 2014
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Japan attacked us in 1941. That was 73 years ago. Four years after that, Japan was a defeated nation ready to do whatever we said.

Since that time we have not attacked any nation that has attacked us. 9/11 you are thinking? Well, nobody in that 9/11 attack was from either Iraq or Afghanistan, but those are the two countries we attacked in reprisal.

Since the end of WWII in 1945, there have been over fifty military campaigns that qualify you to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Interestingly, you will find that in none of these were we attacked by the countries we went to war with. America has been a participant in only Wars of Choice for over two generations.

So, right now we are in a new war started by President Barack Obama. We are bombing both Iraq (again) and Syria. We are actually not attacking those countries, but rather a group of Muslims who call themselves a country. Really, they are a bunch of terrorists who have never terrorized the United States, but they did murder two Americans. So, we are going to spend billions of dollars, and we are going to kill thousands of innocent people to get revenge for two criminal acts.

From the Huffington Post:

Why Is the United States So Hypocritical in Foreign Policy?

In the current crisis over the Russian "invasion" of Crimea (is it an invasion when the population seems to want to be invaded and no violence occurs?), U.S. protests seem rather hypocritical to the world. After all, recently, the United States has attacked or invaded six countries -- Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya using ground troops or manned aircraft and Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia using unpiloted drone aircraft dropping bombs.

Here again Washington is telling the American people and the world that we are attacking our 7th country in the Middle East (Syria is number 7) for what purpose? To bring peace? Nobody is buying that any more. To bring democracy to the Middle East? Iraq shows us what a failure that is. To protect the flow of oil to the United States? BINGO! To keep profits flowing to America's Military Industrial Complex? BINGO again!

Here is a list of the top 25 defense contractors in the United States, and these are just the biggest. There are many, many more.

The employment of these top 25 totals 1,921,100 and add to that the number employed in our armed forces,1,369,000 and then there are the people in Homeland Security—240,000. Of course that isn't everybody. There is the CIA, Special Ops contractors, and all the contractors in every military theater who supply the food, the fuel and construction. Millions of Americans get their pay check, because our politicians keep us in a constant state of war some place or places on the globe.

Here America is in the 21st century, seventy plus years after WWII, stuck in endless wars to keep our workers employed and profits from those wars flowing to the rich Americans who own our Military Industrial Complex. And to keep all of those companies in that huge industry going and all the rest of America prosperous, we have to keep the oil fields of the Middle East run by American or American friendly companies, and we will do whatever it takes or kill whomever it takes to do that.

American no longer goes to war to repel attackers. No. Now we go to war because we are the attackers.

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