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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 06:58 PM

Neocon 101

Professor: What did we learn from Vietnam?

Student A: The draft brings it too close to home. It creates intense rebellion.

Professor: How did we overcome this?

Student A: We cut back on entitlements and increased college tuition. We made it nearly impossible for many young people to survive, let alone get ahead.

We made military service one of the only ways to get an education without incurring significant debt. Proudly, we built an all volunteer army.

Professor: And how do we sustain this?

Student A: Continual warfare. Collateral Damage on a grand scale insures more terrorists promoting our continual wars.

Professor: Right.

Student B: The goal is to rid the world of terrorists, one at a time.

Professor: Wrong. The goal is to maintain the level of MIC business. To sustain our military commerce at current levels or better.

Student B: Military commerce? What does commerce have to do with the military?

Professor:[/b ] Everything.

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It's time for our country to change direction. We need to protest like this is the Vietnam War.

Our nation and our allies are about to start WWIII.

For the sake of our kids, Revolt!

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tecelote Nov 2015 OP
tecelote Nov 2015 #1
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2015 #2
tecelote Nov 2015 #6
bigwillq Nov 2015 #3
hifiguy Nov 2015 #4
tecelote Nov 2015 #7
tecelote Nov 2015 #8
hifiguy Nov 2015 #12
TheProgressive Nov 2015 #5
passiveporcupine Nov 2015 #9
moondust Nov 2015 #10
tecelote Nov 2015 #11
Koch Ebola Nov 2015 #13

Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:22 PM

1. The Drums of War are Growing Louder

Please, Speak Out for Peace!

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:22 PM

2. I've been saying for years that our kids are nothing more than corporate cannon fodder

 

to enable our corporate masters to shovel even more taxpayer money into their offshore accounts. See Dick Cheney and Halliburton + 60 BILLION dollars they can't even find. 60 Billion that they have even stopped looking for. Nice work if you can get it.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 08:02 PM

6. Trillions lost - What could this do for everyday Americans? Instead of killing people.

With $8.5 Trillion Unaccounted for, Why Should Congress Increase the Defense Budget?

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/03/19/85-Trillion-Unaccounted-Should-Congress-Increase-Defense-Budget

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:25 PM

3. Revolt, indeed. By not voting for Hillary Clinton!

 

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:26 PM

4. Nobody explained any better than Major General Smedley Butler (USMC)

 

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 08:21 PM

7. 1881-1940

"In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism."

When will we learn?

War is business and that is not who we should be.

It's who we are.

Are you OK with this?

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Response to tecelote (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 08:23 PM

8. hifiguy - this was not directed at you - thanks for posting!

But, everyone else?

Are you OK with who America is to the world?

I am not.

We need to end these wars.

Stop the killing in our name.

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Response to tecelote (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 01:03 PM

12. No hassle. I know a rhetorical question when I see one.

 

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 07:31 PM

5. Kick...!

 

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 08:43 PM

9. K&R

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:03 PM

10. Nice post, Hitler.

Why you hate Murca?

Kidding aside, I've wondered about the President likening ISIS to a junior varsity team in January 2014. Were the intelligence agencies not monitoring the rise of AQI and other components of ISIS? Were they monitoring them but lying to the President about the threat? Maybe allowing ISIS to organize and strengthen in order to get a new MIC revenue stream going?

Also, I'm afraid that if a much greater percentage of American families does not begin to have skin in the game, the neocons won't hesitate to use any excuse to start stupid wars for profit using the small percentage of poor families that do have skin in the game as fodder.

Maybe I'm too cynical.

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Response to moondust (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 06:32 AM

11. Or, not cynical enough.

Completely agree - the neocons won't hesitate to use any excuse to start stupid wars for profit

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 01:10 PM

13. We should stop calling them Neo-Cons

The rest of the world calls them Neo-Liberal. They hate that label. I'm just saying....

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