May 27, 2012
A compilation of just a few of those who do not toe the official line of ”so that we could be free."
We should re-write the 'pledge.'
I pledge allegiance to the bankers and to the republic of which they own.....
We should all remember on this Memorial Day that the wars that the United States of America has waged, have been waged not to protect our freedom but to enrich a very few at the expense of the very many.
This is an insult to our military past and present, and their families. Because an unlawful war is a literal attack upon US soldiers, it is also treason by the 1% upon American military.
Importantly, the 99% of the American public also dishonor our military with any thoughts, words, or deeds under illegal US Wars of Aggression other than to demand arrests of obvious US War Criminals and immediate end of the wars.
Let's make one thing crystal clear, no member of the US military contributes in any way whatsoever to protecting the freedoms of the American people. As a matter of fact, they are more likely to turn their weapons on you than they are to defend your Constitutional rights.
"On this Memorial Day, Veterans For Peace asks you to mourn not only for Americans killed in battle, but also for those killed by Americans in battle. We ask you to be willing to accept the fact that these war deaths did not have to happen ~ that they are actually in vain. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people have died in American wars of aggression. That is a tragedy and is a truth that must be accepted and for which we must take responsibility."
Here are some numbers to remember this Memorial Day: Although only 1 percent of Americans have served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, former service members represent 20 percent of suicides in the United States ~ 18 veterans kill themselves everyday. Close to a million veterans currently have pending disability claims.
“Military personnel know America will always have a military, but there is growing concern over the way it is being used,” ~ “the use of torture, illegal detentions, and both soldiers and the public being lied to about the actual reasons for going into combat.”
The Slippery Slope of Memorial Day
If “they” attacked us only because they hated our freedoms,
there’s nothing to hate anymore.
In wartime, everything is done to subvert the force of lovebut in the end ~ only love prevails. ~ Allen L Roland
And again. LOUDER now!
It's not like we haven't been warned over and over again.
U.S. war making in the Middle East appears to have only one lasting beneficiary, the State of Israel.
Western Wars are for Assimilation
Joe Biden tells '9/11 generation' that there will be many new opportunities to die for
Memorial Day and the Mythology of "Dying for Our Freedoms"
An alternative view of Memorial Day
Two Sides Of War (All Wars) by Henry Grantland Rice
“All wars are planned by older men
In council rooms apart,
Who call for greater armament
And map the battle chart.But out along the shattered field
Where golden dreams turn gray,
How very young the faces were
Where all the dead men lay.Portly and solemn in their pride,
The elders cast their vote
For this or that, or something else,
That sounds the martial note.But where their sightless eyes stare out
Beyond life’s vanished toys,
I’ve noticed nearly all the dead
Were hardly more than boys.”
"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle ~ be Thou near them! With them, in spirit, we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe.
O Lord our God,
help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells;
help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead;
help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain;
help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire;
help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief;
help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it
~ for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord,
blast their hopes,
blight their lives,
protract their bitter pilgrimage,
make heavy their steps,
water their way with their tears,
stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!
We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,011
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
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