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Although the US media’s coverage of the occupation of Iraq has been minimal and coverage of what’s really going on in Afghanistan has been almost non-existent, coverage of the rest of the “War on Terror” has been almost impossible to find. By calling this expansion of empire the War on Terror, it gives the United States Government free reign to do whatever they want, wherever they want as long as the pawns who call themselves soldiers continue to obey. As you read this, people in Somalia are dying and running – thousands have been killed and a million have been displaced – because US backed Ethiopian troops are wreaking havoc on their neighbors. US troops have actually been sent into towns to kill people who did not die from the (US made) bombs being dropped by Ethiopian forces, and US planes are dropping bombs on villages – killing dozens of innocents – in order to kill ‘dangerous’ people on the FBI’s most wanted list. I don’t know why I’m writing this and I’m sure to be just as confused as I preach about it to anyone who will listen, but here I am doing it anyway. This weekend is the fifth anniversary of the US occupying Iraq, so there should be much focus on the protest and rallies (and especially the Iraq Veterans Against the War who will be testifying in Washington DC), but that does not mean we can’t be aware of what else is being done. Most of us already know John McCain’s position on matters of this nature, but what about the two liberal Democrats? Both Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama would like to expand out military; although they are both claiming they would remove (most) troops from Iraq, they haven’t ruled out attacking Iran, they haven’t mentioned getting troops out of Afghanistan, they haven’t said a word about ending military support to the corrupt regime in Pakistan, and it would probably be political suicide to promise to end US backed action in countries like Somalia. Sure, in my opinion Obama is the best candidate of the three, and Hillary is better than McCain, but what does that even mean. They would all like to expand our empire of racism, sexism, homophobia, war mongering, and shitting on the poor. I saw a man speak last night and I will leave you with a (paraphrased) quote from him: “Our democracy is like a game of poker, and voting for president is like putting in your ante. If all you did was sit at a table, throw in your ante, and then never pick up your cards, what chance would you have at winning?”

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2 thoughts on “They call it the Global war on terror for a reason

  1. Like they say history repeats itself,Iraq is just another Serbia which was another vietnam which was another Korea which was another WWII etc….just more of the wealthy few making even more at our expense, to them people are nothing more than expendable pieces of shit for them to make enormous amounts of money off of if we look back at all of our previous wars we have killed more civillians and damaged more non military things than we did military, but who cares the important thing is what the wealthy put in their pocket right? how deplorable.

  2. Funny how liberals and (ahem) so called moderates have seemingly little problem considering the presence of American troops in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea… All those troops have been there for at least five decades…

    BTW the following is baloney since there is nothing credible to back it up: “US troops have actually been sent into towns to kill people who did not die from the (US made) bombs being dropped by Ethiopian forces, and US planes are dropping bombs on villages – killing dozens of innocents – in order to kill ‘dangerous’ people on the FBI’s most wanted list.“…

    Now this a$$_clown “David Said” is ranting on like a complete fool by making slanderous and insanely stupid remarks that have nothing to do with reality on planet earth…

    What sort of fool makes, “class warfare” comments?

    Obviously Said is someone who’s knowledge in even the most minimal way of basic economics is sadly lacking is someone who is also a parasite on society…

    When was the last time a poor person had work with a paycheck attached to it…

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