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Old 07-28-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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State of Denial: After the Big Leak, Spinning for War by Norman Solomon -- Antiwar.com


(robot voice)
"Must have war. neeble neeble. the enemy is at hand. must bomb. must build weapons forever. no turning back. Terror will be increasing due to our actions. good excuse for perma war. neeble neeble. "
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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State of Denial: After the Big Leak, Spinning for War by Norman Solomon -- Antiwar.com


(robot voice)
"Must have war. neeble neeble. the enemy is at hand. must bomb. must build weapons forever. no turning back. Terror will be increasing due to our actions. good excuse for perma war. neeble neeble. "
WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.


Smedley Butler: War is a Racket
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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War is a business venture. It's profitable to wage war if it isn't happening on your home turf...
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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yup, as long as the guts flying through the air belong to someone else.....

We should rename the USA " War, Inc"
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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War is prophecy in action. It's all a means to an end. And the end will come. No doubt about it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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yup, as long as the guts flying through the air belong to someone else.....

We should rename the USA " War, Inc"
...if you don't like this great Country...there are other places to live in the world..I'm just sayin'.. seems alot of people here have an awful lot of complaints..you have Congress and you have the putz in chief in the WH ..and you people still are not happy...I guess you know it is over..we're throwing them all out...and it must be killing you libs...
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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war is part of life. Every living thing on the planet has wars between them. We are no different, it will always be here forever and ever.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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War is a business venture. It's profitable to wage war if it isn't happening on your home turf...
That's funny. A few years back I had a conversation with a senior V.P. with Lockeed during the unveiling of the F-22 engine. I made some wise crack about the Kuwait war being good for buisness. His reply was, "what we need is a credible enemy". Outside of the contracting firms, makers of Humvees, these wars haven't been all that profitable in fact for the traditional "military industrial complex" they almost been catasropic as big ticket contracts for weapons systems have been canceled.

Of course a analysis that requires something more indepth than what can fit a slogan is all that attractive.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Let me ask a simple question.

Does the U.S. face an threat to its security from al-Qaeda? And if the answer to that question is yes, would it be sufficient to guard against that threat by purely domestic means?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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war is part of life. Every living thing on the planet has wars between them. We are no different, it will always be here forever and ever.
Very wrong. Only primates wage wars and only the human primate is so technically advanced that the wars they (we) wage could possibly sterilize the planet of higher lifeforms. I'd be a lot less sloppy with language myself... "forever and ever"? Not likely.

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