We started bombing Syria last fall using the $700 billion F-22 Raptor stealth fighter for the first time. Our tax dollars spent, supposedly, to keep us safe from our enemies, while corporations profit in billions.
Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark visited the Pentagon on Sept. 20 right after 9/11 to say hello to generals he knew from Joint Staff who used to work for him. A general told him, “We’re going to war with Iraq.”
“Why?” asked Clark. “Was there information connecting Saddam to al-Qaida?”
“No, no. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq … guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” End result, failure, more terrorists.
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Later from same general, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Iraq and Libya now history, millions killed and displaced, created terrorists where there were none, ensuring endless war as Washington’s failed foreign policy now repeats in Syria.
Who will end this madness? Working together, we can.