Saturday, January 7, 2017

The U.S. Is A War Machine And War Is A Racket

Janice Kortkamp
December 19, 2016

"We were told we were fighting terrorists but the real terrorist was me." The words of a US Iraq War vet. Wish all Americans would watch this.

The US is a war machine. And "war is a racket" to quote Marine General Smedley Butler, the most decorated soldier in US history at the time of his death in 1940.

We've made college so absurdly unaffordable many of our young people have to join the military to get an education. That is no accident or coincidence. Then we turn them into killers for profits.

A dear friend of mine is worried about her daughter who joined the marines. She told me her daughter, who prior to her military service was truly a deeply compassionate person, is now becoming inhuman...unfeeling.

Colonel Wilkerson, Colin Powell's right hand man said we are the "world's leading death merchants" because of our weapons deals, usually arming all sides in conflicts.

It took a lot and a long time for me, the old war hawk, to see the truth. I'm still no perfect dove...I cheer when the Syrian Army wins their victories over the real terrorists my country is arming, training, funding, and recruiting for to do our dirty work for us.

But the Syrian Army consists of Syrians defending their homeland and that is what armies should be doing.

Janice Kortkamp is a pro-Syrian activist who has traveled to Syria on several occasions to witness the situation firsthand. She has long opposed the U.S. war on Syria and given a number of lectures on the topic. She is an occasional contributor to

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