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It does not matter if the war is not real or when it is, that victory is not possible.
The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous.
The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor.
A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance.
The war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of destruction.
The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects.
And its object is not victory over ____ or ____... but to keep the very structure of society intact.
Good evening, my fellow Americans.
We now stand 10 years past the midpoint of a century, that has witnessed four major wars among great nations. Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plow shares could, with time with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense.
We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. Now this conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience.
The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources, and livelihood are all involved. So is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
Originally posted by Shenon
Thats why i think a WW3 or a full Economic Collapse has to happen sooner or later. As long as Systems as those exist,we will never know Peace,and never learn to "Grow Up".
Originally posted by inforeal
Excellent post indeed, it reminds me of what Gore Vidal says regarding the elites in America waging perpetual war for perpetual peace
It’s clear as your list illustrates that America has been and still is a hypocrite and has been a war monger throughout its existence as it was born in the blood of the Native Americans and grew rich on the sweat of African slaves.
No objective person can really judge this country other than being a perpetual war machine that pretends to be for peace and freedom but actually lives a lie and is a predator.
edit on 20-1-2011 by inforeal because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AllSeeingI
Daily Paul:Why is America Always at War/Conflict with Something or Someone?
Some American Wars/conflicts foreign and domestic
1620-1776 Colonial Indian Wars,
1774-1776 War against Great Britain
1776-1783 American Revolution
1777 Invasion of Canada I
1787 Shay's Rebellion
1792-1795 Ohio Indian Wars
1794 Whiskey Rebellion
1794-1795 Algerian War
1798-1800 French Naval War
circa 1799-1901 Western Indian Wars, many of them
1804-1805 Barbary Pirates
1808-1811 Indiana Indian War
1810-1815 War of 1812 with Great Britain
1815 Algerian War II
1817-1819 Florida War
1832 Black Hawk War
1835-1842 Seminol War
1835-1836 Cherokee Gold-Lands War
1836-1838 Texas/Mexico War (Mexico I)
1845-1846 Canada War II (about Oregon)
1846-1848 Mexico War II
1846 Mormon Illinois War
1857-1859 John Brown Wars
1861-1865 Civil War
1870-1890 Sioux Indian Wars
1874-1877 Molly Maguires War
1886 Haymarket Labor War
1887-1893 Hawaii Conquest
1892 Homestead Labor War
1894 Jacob Coxey Rebellion
1898 Spanish American War
1899-1902 Philippine War
1900 China Boxer War
1902-1903 Colombia/Panama War
(for US 1914) Mexico Invasion, Mexico III
1912 Nicaragua Invasion, Colonization
1914 Mexico Invasion IV
(for US 1917-1919) World War I
1915 Haiti Invasion, Colonization
1916 Mexico Invasion V
1916 Dominican Republic Conquest I
(for US 1918-1919) Invasion of Russia during Russian Civil War
1919 Boston Police Rebellion (labor revolt)
1922 Hennin Coal Rebellion
1927 China Invasion II
1927 Bonus March Rebellion
(for US 1937-1941) Sino-Japanese War, Flying Tigers
(for US 1941-1945) World War II
1948-1949 Berlin Blockade
1950-1953 Korean War
1956-1965 School Desegregation Civil War
1957-1975 Vietnam Wars
1961 Cuba Invasion
1964 Panama War II
1964 Laos Invasion
1965-1966 Dominican Republic Invasion II
1966 Cambodia Invasion I
1967 Israel Provocation
1978-1991 Cambodia Civil Wars
1975 Tang Island War, Cambodia
1978-1992 Afghanistan Civil War, USSR Invasion
1980 Iran Hostage Invasion
1982-1983 Lebanon Invasion
1983 Grenada Invasion
1984-1986 Nicaragua II, Iran contra War
1987 Iraq Provocation
1988 Iran Provocation
1989-1990 Panama Invasion III, Manuel Noriaga seizure
1990-1991 "Persian Gulf War,"
1992-1995 Somalia Invasion
1993 Branch Davidian Revolt
1995-1997 Bosnia and Herzegovia War
Present Afghanistan Invasion,
Present Iraq Invasion II, Bush II
Not to mention...
The never-ending Cold-War
The "War on Terror"
The "Cold War"
The "War on Drugs"
The "War on Poverty"
The "War on Crime"
And this list doesn't mention occupations, "peace-keeping" missions, reconstruction, etc etc.
Originally posted by jerico65
Lame. What did they do, find anything and everything that was disputed at one time or another and slap the word "war" at the end?
"1874-1877 Molly Maguires War
1886 Haymarket Labor War
1956-1965 School Desegregation Civil War"
They're reaching with some of these.
1980 Iran Hostage Invasion - must have failed to remember this was started after the Iranians overran our embassy at least twice.