Hypocrisy of war
ACCORDING the the VC winning corporal, ‘‘ we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them here’’ – another Bushism – so I have to ask how is that turning out?
Not looking too great when you consider the casualties, time and billions wasted.
It is hypocrisy to attack Iraq and Afghanistan when the support for terrorist groups comes from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
What is a war on terror that does not target the countries financing them.
As General McChrystal said – for every insurgent ( insurgent not terrorist) killed we create 10 more generating more hate and eventually they will be here as terrorists.
As for heroes, the act of putting on a uniform and putting your conscience in a box does not exempt you from moral judgement, killing on demand for a prime minister or government that may not be in control come the next election being used as a pawn to facilitate US foreign policy does not make you a hero, you have done heroic acts and deserve your medals but so do many untrained civilians.
You would be more heroic if you stood up and said, ‘‘ I will not participate in your needless wars. I will not kill on your behalf and lies. I will not be party to torture. I will not be party to the killing of women and children.’’
Three reasons were given for the invasion of Afghanistan: ( 1) To deny al-Qa’ida a safe haven. ( 2) Reverse the Taliban momentum and deny it the ability to overthrow the puppet US government. ( 3) Strengthen Afghan security forces.
Can’t see anything t here about creating western style democracy, nothing about saving women from Sharia law.
Western democracy ‘‘ capitalism’’ needs oil, it needs endless resources, how else can it supply the thirst for more and more from its citizens, but as they want middle eastern oil t hey want middle eastern wealth from the sale of weapons, the Middle East purchases billions of dollars of defensive weapons, the west doesn’t care if the people are downtrodden by dictators.
Western civilisations buy the oil and sell the weapons, 78 US and western Europe defence companies are in the Middle East, no wonder the people have had enough and revolutions are taking place. Where there happens to be conflict you will find it’s the west who supplied the weapons.
Some will say what about China and Russia they too sell weapons but it’s the west supplying the most.
This hypocrisy by the west has no limit and no conscience and that alone is the cause of middle eastern hatred of us, it is the cause of terrorism, it is the cause of the refugee crisis, it’s time for people who desire peace to vent your anger on the merchants of death.
Our sympathy goes to the soldiers and their families, who are paying for the lies of Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rice and Howard.
Will we ever be sick of wars? These billions could be used to prevent wars not plan for one.
These billions could give so many people a better life.
If this insanity continues there will be another world war – no point to having all this weaponry if it’s just rusting away.
The defence establishment is upset over racist comments from Australian troops serving in Afghanistan.
You can’t say anything racist but you are allowed to kill innocent men, women, children – destroy their homes country and interfere in domestic affairs of a sovereign nation.
Is this some sort of a twisted joke – upset over racist comments while you slaughter them – something is very wrong here with Australia’s attitude and we should withdraw from this needless war immediately.
TWISTED JOKE: Troops are paying with their lives for the lies of their governments