reply to post by faaip
Yeah I've seen the video before. It's very informative, and I can't see how people would oppose his foreign policy after briefly learning a bit about
the history of our government and military, and also hearing what the troops actually have to say.
People who support endless wars have their beliefs rooted in a combination of ignorance and delusions formed through media propaganda. For the most
part they believe that anything the government and media tells them is a threat is a threat, and that whatever military resolution there is to get rid
of this threat is necessary and for the best.
When you take a step back from the "git those terrists!" mentality, actually look at the lies that bring us into these wars, think about how the CIA
funded and trained the organization that turned into Al Qaeda, and realize that we supported the rebels in Libya that had strong ties to Al Qaeda,
your whole concept of war gets turned upside down.
Add to that the defense contractors that lobby and have insiders that push to get us into wars so that they can rake in profits, and it seems that the
military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned about is alive and well, profiting off of the suffering of others that was brought about by
brainwashing Americans into supporting it.
But if you stay in that little bubble where your information comes from mainstream media sources, you only know and think about so much that it's
practically inevitable that you support whatever war is shoved down your throat. Hell we even have members on this website supporting war with Iran,
which has more propaganda currently fueling it than there was for the build-up in Iraq.
I support a policy of peace. If we need to go to war, for reasons such as we're invaded by another country and troops and citizens are being killed,
then do it in a way that obeys the Constitution. Finding countries to invade and looking for whatever reasons we have to go to war is not a policy
that I could ever support.
one of the best things about this guy is he knows his history, and its something a lot of politicians just dont refer to.
Americans don't know history either, history meaning things that happened less than a decade ago. We were told that we needed to go to war with Iraq
because they had nuclear weapons. That turned out to be a lie. Now we're being told that we might need to go to war witn Iran
might have nuclear weapons or might be trying to develop them. Is it going to be true this time?
"Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it"
edit on 17-1-2012 by TupacShakur because: (no reason given)