Originally posted by m khan
The WAR in Iraq and Afghanistan is destroying our country. It is destroying our economy and our moral base. The war in Vietnam was also supposed to be endless but when enough people got out and protested they wrapped it up. What would it take to get this one ended? The Tea Partiers are primarily concerned with taxes and spending. Ron Paul is against the War, but many politicians are not. Mary Falin for instance when discussing the war at a town hall meeting, insisted that it be ended but not without honor. What's that supposed to mean? It is a dishonorable war. We have no business there. Many people who believe that 911 was not an inside job are insisting that our government defend us from arab "terrorists". Support our troops really means support the WAR. This is not a winable war. It was designed to be a not winable war.
The government seems to be using the war as a tool to destroy our entire country starting with destroying the economy. Then in the name of the war on terror, we are expected to sit back and watch our country being made over as a fascist feudalism totalitarian in the style of Nazi Germany. Some people are deluded enough to believe that the war is needed to keep our economy running and not that it is being used to snuff it out. American's want to know what they can do to help their country. We all know that things aren't going so well. We want our country back. Getting our country back without demanding the END of the WAR is too easy to get around, too easy to fake.
We need clear thinkers to tackle the problem of how to end the war. My thinking is not so clear. It just throws everything out there
But basically we need several things
1. We need a consensus among the American people that the WAR needs to be ended.
2. We need protests and marches to let the government know that there is a majority opinion that the war needs to be ended.
3. We need some kind of bargaining tool to let leadership know that they have to BOW to the will of the PEOPLE and end the war. The elections don't accomplish this if the voting machines are rigged (which they are going to be as long as they use microsoft.)
4. We need some way to get the word around. The news media is a propaganda tool of the war-mongering government and is useless. The internet is not organized enough.Twitter was employed during NLE'09 to track the movements of UN troops. Someone should launch an "END THE WAR" movement on Twitter and Facebook and Myspace. etc.
Obama got elected on an end-the-war ticket but obviously he lied. We should confront candidates for whatever office as to their commitment to END THE WAR and oppose any who don't take a firm stand. Unfortunately there's not much you can do about out and out liars.
We need to confront our Senators and Congressmen and tell them that any new spending and any drastic measures to stimulate or restrict the economy should not be done until AFTER ending the WAR. The WAR is the bigest thing out there and ending Social Security or cutting back on Aid to Dependant Children if it happens should happen right AFTER ending the WAR.
Someone should start a thread on ending the WAR every week until it happens.
[edit on 2-3-2010 by m khan]
If there are no soldiers to fight a war, there is no war. If one side doesn't fight, who is the other side going to fight?