No more worshiping of the military Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security

No more worshiping of the military Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security

By Dave Lindorff

Jewish President Eisenhower warned of a ‘military-industrial complex’

            I was in the grocery store a while back when, after my items were tabulated, the checkout clerk asked, “Would you like to contribute to the Wounded Warriors fund?”

            I glanced at the line of people to my left — a little cross-section of America — and feeling a little skeptical about how they’d respond, I said, “No I don’t think so. I’d rather put my money towards some anti-war organization working to try and make sure that there are no more wounded soldiers, and to relief organizations that are supporting the hundreds of thousands of victims of America’s illegal wars abroad.”

            The clerk looked a little taken aback and muttered “okay,” but to my surprise nobody spoke up in the line. I was expecting at least one person to call me out as a “terrorist supporter” or a “commie” or who knows what, but instead there was just silence.

            Maybe people were thinking about it. Maybe they just didn’t know how to react.

            But in any case I think it’s past time that we on the anti-war left started making it clear that this glorification of American wars, the thanking of people in uniform for their “service,” and the blind acceptance of the prevailing argument that everyone in the military is “defending our freedom,” has to be challenged at every opportunity.

            Look at the map of the globe. According to Nick Turse, writing in the Nation magazine and quoting information from Ken McGraw, a spokesman for  troops are fighting in the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command, US Special Forces are stationed in 177 countries, and on any given day are  conducting missions — actual or training missions — in 80-90 of them. As we saw recently with the deaths of several Green Berets in Niger, even members of Congress with a need-to-know responsibility, like those on the Intelligence Committees and Armed Services Committees of the House and Senate, don’t know (or claim they don’t know) where all those operations and those Special Forces are.

            As well, US troops are fighting hot wars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria, most of them completely illegal, like most of the Special Operations actions, and the drone wars in a host of other countries from Pakistan and Yemen to Somalia, Sudan and, of course Syria again.

            Not a single one of those operations involves anything that remotely threatens the security of the United States, nor are those troops — regular or Special Forces — in any way “defending our freedom,” which is not under serious threat by any country in the world which cannot be addressed by foreign and domestic police and the FBI.

            There are terrorist groups that might like to blow something up in the US, but actually the threat of terrorism has only grown exponentially the more war-making the US has engaged in…

            For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the uncompromised, collectively run, six-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative news site, please go


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3 Responses to “No more worshiping of the military Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security”

  1. JayJay says:

    Eisenhower with his comments crack me up, my question is where was he for 8 years? maybe there is something I don’t know, the comment is in the right place but he was in office for 8 years in the meantime military intelligence and the CIA grew stronger and stronger, he played golf, it looks to me like he grew a conscience at the end and tells us all watch out, then takes off back to the golf course we got John F. Kennedy, he was advising Kennedy but after the fiasco called the Bay of pigs where JFK took responsibility for but it was not his fault, it was in place during Ike’s admin. They were supposed to take out 10 jets according to Fletcher Prouty who should have known and only got 7, tried to back JFK in the corner and failed he said NO! He say the Federal reserve was insane and began printing our own money like every country should, he saw oil millionaires profiting and tried to stop it, he saw racial injustice and tried to stop it, he saw war on the horizon and again tried to stop it, as a result every carpetbagger, oil tycoon and warmonger in the country hated him for it, he was alone even his own secret service was against him. He made a speech in June of 1963 about how we breath the same air as the Russians and they called him a traitor, he tried to stop Israel from getting nuclear weapons and the just hated him, In the very beginning of his presidency he made a speech that the President ‘s job was to look out for the public, He was working around the bureaucracy to achieve total disarmament of all nuclear weapons made a speech at the UN , was helping countries in Africa to be able to stand on their own feet someday, the British saw that as their empire then when he was assassinated in Dallas the media machine went to work and his murder was blamed on a patsy, nobody but a few even spoke up, they’d rather believe the fairy tale the media was telling them, JFK was not the only one who died that day, with was our way of government as it has never been the same since. To this day the murder of the president of the United States goes unsolved, even though it has in some aspects but not officially. Kennedy was our President of peace not Eisenhower.

    • Jesus Christ ✝ Jesus Christ ✝ says:

      afterall Eisenhower was part of the satanic tribe that fraudulently call themselves semite.
      Research Eisenhower’s death camps.
      He was killing christian germans in the millions.

  2. Gregory J Hunt says:

    Hi My son made that comment used my name please take it down, he can make that on his account. do not post this thank you

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