Four More Years of War (“America’s Addiction To War…”)| Veterans Today
Tyranny in America is a hair’s breadth from full-blown. For those affected, it arrived long ago.
Project Censored‘s number 4 story is: “FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States.” Innocent people are wrongly imprisoned. Media scoundrels convict them in the court of public opinion.
Other top censored stories include criminalizing nonviolent protests, corporate predators running the global economy, Federal Reserve money printing madness enriching Wall Street, Washington joining forces with Al Qaeda, prison slavery, wrecking public education by privatizing it, and NATO war crimes in Libya, but it’s much the same wherever this killing machine shows up.
Media scoundrel managed news suppresses these and other vital truths people most need to know. Instead, they get The New York Times running cover for Obama’s foreign policy by praising what it should condemn.
On November 11, its editorial headlined “The Foreign Policy Agenda.” It reads like it’s about someone else, not Obama. It wrongly claims he envisions a world without nuclear weapons.
Under Bush and Obama, Washington asserts the right to use them preemptively. Both administrations violated NPT, the ABM and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaties, and Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty. Others relating to national security also.
In 2010, Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was old wine in new bottles. Rhetoric changed. Policy stayed the same.
Obama won’t achieve his goal, said The Times, but his position “offers a framework for reducing America’s stockpile and for (encouraging) other countries to follow suit.”
Stockpile levels matter less than new, more destructive, weapons replacing older ones.
The Times also wants tough policies on Iran. It stops short of urging war, but wants sanctions “rigorously enforced and strengthened.” Those in place are illegal. Times articles and commentaries don’t explain. Nor are readers told that Iran’s program is peaceful. Tehran threatens no one.
What’s ahead in Afghanistan remains to be seen. Drawdown won’t end war and occupation. America doesn’t come to war theaters to leave. Permanent occupation is planned.
The Times hope for withdrawal by end of 2013, of course, won’t happen. Nor are Times’ claims about “severely weaken(ing) Al Qaeda.”
Washington enlists its support in all regional wars. It admits doing so. The so-called Arab Spring is fake. America’s war on Syria is suppressed. So is claiming a possible two-state Israeli/Palestinian solution followed by peace.
America’s foreign policy plate is full, said The Times. What’s ongoing and at stake was suppressed or distorted. Military Keynesianism on steroids is official US policy.
America always glorified wars in the name of peace. They’ve been waged every year in US history at home and/or abroad against one more adversaries. Peace, stability, personal safety, and common dignity are crowded out by imperial wars and a longstanding culture of violence.
Generations of violence engrained it in US culture. Media violence feeds it. America’s addiction to war reflects it. Permanent ones rage. New ones replace others when their energy wanes. Congress provides open-ended funding. The Federal Reserve prints up all the ready cash needed.
Imagine living under a permanent state of readiness. Enemies don’t exist so Washington invents them. At the same time, homeland needs go begging.
Eisenhower‘s military-industrial complex warning went unheeded. Disastrous “misplaced power” could rise and persist………..