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Fri May 5, 2017, 12:36 PM

When Will Our Military Realize That They Are Fighting For....

the wealthy and the corporations?

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Reply When Will Our Military Realize That They Are Fighting For.... (Original post)
global1 May 2017 OP
SharonAnn May 2017 #1
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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 12:41 PM

1. Gen Smedley Butler, USMC wrote in 1935 "War is a Racket"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
Gen Smedley Butler, USMC
In 1935, he wrote the expos War Is a Racket, a trenchant condemnation of the profit motive behind warfare. His views on the subject are summarized in the following passage

"In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 19021912. . I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

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Fri May 5, 2017, 12:41 PM

2. They already realize it

They just lack the courage to do what's right for the country, because it's easier!!!

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Fri May 5, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. Many, many do.

Another question: when will they have the luxury of quitting their jobs, or the numbers to vote better policy into place?

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Fri May 5, 2017, 12:53 PM

4. Yes, and the king of chaos thinks he can bring peace to the ravaged Middle East

...how absurd! He really conned his supporters, The art of the steal!

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Fri May 5, 2017, 01:50 PM

5. hey, after all they are "his" military.

yeah, there's your heads up right there.

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