Saturday, January 4, 2014

War Witout End, America the Beautiful is Covered in Blood

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
News / Government

War, war, war... Wars with no end. 

That is what the United States has become. The War on Drugs. The War on Poverty. The War on Journalism. The War on Christmas. The War on Terror. 

Nothing but senseless war.

So how many wars has the United States waged? Here's a list you might find interesting:  Wars of the United States, from The History Guy.
  1. Colonial Wars 
  2. Queen Anne's War, (1702-1712)
  3. The War of Jenkins' Ear, (1739-1743)-Fought between Britain and Spain. 
  4. King George's War, (1744-1748)
  5. French and Indian War, (1755-1763)
  6. Colonial Indian Wars (1609-1775)
  7. American Revolution (1775-1783)
  8. Indian Wars (1775-1890)
  9. Shay's Rebellion (1786-1787)
  10. The Whiskey Rebellion (1794)
  11. Quasi-War with France (1798-1800)
  12. Fries's Rebellion "The Hot Water War" (1799)
  13. U.S. Slave Rebellions (1800-1865)
  14. Barbary Wars
  15. Tripolitanian War (1800-1805)
  16. Algerine War (1815)
  17. War of 1812 (1812-1814)-The second Anglo-American War.
  18. Invasion of Spanish Florida (1819)
  19. U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1847
  20. Kansas Civil War "Bleeding Kansas" (1855-1860)
  21. Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry (1859)
  22. Civil War (1861-1865)
  23. U.S. Intervention in Hawaiian Revolution (1893)
  24. Spanish-American War (1898)
  25. U.S. Intervention in Samoan Civil War (1898-1899)
  26. Philippine-American War (1899-1902)
  27. Boxer Rebellion (1900)
  28. The Moro Wars (1901-1913)
  29. U.S. Intervention in Panamanian Revolution (1903)
  30. The Banana Wars (1909-1933)
  31. U.S. Occupation of Vera Cruz (1914)
  32. Pershing's Raid into Mexico (1916-1917)
  33. World War I (1917-1918)
  34. Allied Intervention in Russian Civil War (1919-1921)
  35. World War II (1941-1945)
  36. The Cold War (1945-1991)
  37. Korean War (1950-1953)
  38. Intervention in Lebanon (1958)
  39. Second Indochina War (1956-1975)
  40. Vietnam War (1964-1973)
  41. Cambodian Civil War (1970-1975)
  42. Laotian Civil War (1960?-1975)
  43. Dominican Intervention (1965-1966?)
  44. Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1980)
  45. Lebanese Intervention (1982-1984)
  46. Grenada Invasion (1983)
  47. First Persian Gulf War (1980-1988
  48. "Tanker War" (1987-1988)
  49. Panama Invasion (1989)
  50. Second Persian Gulf War (1991)
  51. No-Fly Zone War (1991-2003)
  52. Somalia Intervention (1992-1993)
  53. Occupation of Haiti (1994-Present)
  54. Bosnian War (1995)
  55. bin Laden's War (1998-Present)
  56. Kosovo War (1999) --Links Page
  57. The War in Afghanistan (2001-Present)
  58. The Third Persian Gulf War : "Operation Iraqi Freedom" (2003-2011)
  59. Intervention in Haiti (2004)
  60. Libyan War (2011
Out of all these wars, the United States has only declared war through Congress eleven times. A comprehensive list is expanded upon in the article: All the Previous Declarations of War.

The United States seems to be nothing but a war machine. This constant military mobilization does not benefit the average American. So who could want so much murder and destruction?

With the United States embroiled in the Middle East for over a decade, it is fair to ask why the American military is deployed so often around the world.

If you want to know why, then do as the movie, All the President's Men, suggested: follow the money. With poverty, drugs, homelessness, and prison overcrowding, the United States has more to worry about at home then it does telling other people how to live. You don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house, but that is what the American government seems to be doing to the world.

Then who benefits? Military procurement? No-bid military contract winners?
CSN News reported in 2011 that: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that over the next five years the federal government will spend a total of $2.8 trillion in defense spending, not counting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
How can the United States sustain this level of spending when so many in the heart of America are scraping by with unemployment and food stamps as well as being homeless in many situations? 

America cannot sustain this level of indebtedness.

Austerity? Cutting "Entitlements" that have nothing to do with the debt? Sure. That's the answer Congress offers the people: the old bait and switch routine of artificial scarcity and blaming those individuals who are not in control of the federal budget.

Sounds reasonable, doesn't it? So we can follow the PNAC philosophy of imperialism and poverty. That's the best way to fund endless wars for the benefit of the multinational corporations.

No wonder the IMF wants to replace the dollar with SDR's, CNN's article: IMF calls for dollar alternative.

You know what Americans want to replace? Besides their irresponsible leadership? War.

Americans do not want war. Americans do not want to police the world. Americans do not want to invade sovereign countries as seen with the backlash against the American government wanting to attack Iran.

Any American with any sense does not want this violence. 

It's hard to realize that while our young people keep signing up for the military, but what other options for education or work do they have? Free Trade Agreements and Treaties have all but gutted the industry and manufacturing jobs right out of the United States.

While you are reading this article from another country, probably hating Americans... understand, Americans do not want war. We do not profit from war. We do not like war.

Then who keeps sending Americans into battle if Americans do not want to be Red AmeriKa drenched with the blood innocents the world over? That is a good question.

Perhaps we should ask Shell or Haliburton or Rockefeller or any number of magnet oil corporations, military defense contractors, politicians, or international bankers.

Since the philosophy of the Fabian Society leached its way into discourse amongst elite figureheads over one hundred years ago, America has become, step by step,: the Land of the Thieves and Home of the Slaves.

It's time to end the War on the American people, People of the World, and the Earth, don't you agree?