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"They don't fight for America. They fight for their lives and their buddies beside them because we put them in a war zone. They're not defending our freedoms. They're laying the foundation for 14 permanent military bases TO DEFEND THE FREEDOMS OF EXXON MOBIL AND BRITISH PETROLEUM."
Originally posted by Raven Hemp
it is apparent to me that most Americans can't wrap they're heads around the idea that the real enemy if domestic, or they simply don't what to even think about it. Most just want to be told what to think and go about they're daily routine.
Originally posted by Polynomial C
I am agreeing with him (Kind of - in some issues )..
I am just pointing out that he is the kind of person that wants "SOCIALISM and Communism" out .. But yet, they criticize Capitalism (The Ideology they chose to follow), but the really confusing thing is that THEY SOUND LIKE a socialist/Communist when they do it .. .. they need to make up their mind ..
[edit on 20-12-2009 by Polynomial C]
While Adam was attending the Native American Preparatory School in San Ysidro, New Mexico, one of his mentors was a former Marine Captain who inspired him to enlist in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. After graduation, he went to boot camp, an experience he has described as “an enjoyable challenge.” He completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, the Cannon Crewman Course at Fort Sill, then reported to his reserve unit in Pico Rivera, California in order to attend Claremont McKenna College.
While majoring in Psychology and Government at CMC, Adam volunteered to go to Iraq in December of 2003. As a principled non-interventionist, he didn't think the war was going to be worth the cost or in America's best interest, but believed that after the invasion, rebuilding constituted a “responsible foreign policy.” After an arduous application process, Corporal Kokesh was accepted for transfer to the 3rd Civil Affairs Group. When he left for Iraq in February of 2004, he was enthusiastic about the mission, and believed that he would be risking his life to help the Iraqi people and make America safer.
During his service in Fallujah, Adam was promoted to Sergeant and awarded a Combat Action Ribbon and Navy Commendation Medal. But his frustration with getting the resources necessary for the Civil Affairs mission led him to question the premises of the occupation. After coming home and successfully dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Adam took some time to gain perspective on his experience. He realized that, “the greatest enemies of the Constitution to which I swore an oath to support and defend, are not to be found in the sands of some far off land, but rather occupying the seats of power, right here at home!”
The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us -