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  •  There is no compartmentalization in the (7+ / 0-)

    real world. Or "what goes around, comes around."

    This is just how life works.

    There was that essay here at DKos (was it by gjohnsit?) that spoke of how a fraction of the money we use for wars could feed the entire hungry world. Based on a UN study.

    Which called to mind another UN study I saw (1998-2001, somewhere in there) which said if we spent about half-a-trillion we could not only feed the world, but get the world self-sustaining as far as food, and potable water, goes.

    Can you imagine how much more secure we'd be as a nation if the entire world saw us as a true benefactor? Terror-fighting 101 shows that if you have the sympathy of locals, terrorists have no base and can't function.

    Put aside it's the humanly decent course: the strategic and economic advantages themselves are monumental. And would last for generations.

    Instead we've got this shit-for-brains Permanent War for National Suicide, bankrupting ourselves to kill an ever-increasing cadre of guys on donkeys and scooters. And any woman and children standing around them. A fact we're not even allowed to discuss in the common space provided by mass-reach media.

    Never a word for sanity for all the Free Press and Elections we have.


    Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

    by Jim P on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:58:49 AM PST

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      My father used to tell me when I was a kid that if we really wanted to win the wars in these 3rd world countries, instead of sending over bombs we would send over food.

       The purpose of fighting wars is to fight wars.

      BTW, I like your sig

      ¡Cállate o despertarás la izquierda! - protest sign in Spain

      by gjohnsit on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:03:05 AM PST

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    •  Well said (7+ / 0-)

      And we have to recognize that it's not an accident, not a mistake -- it's by design; the permanent state of war brings benefits to the 1 percent. The National Security State is an upward transfer of wealth. Corporations profit off the blood of people from the unlucky classes.

      •  bears repeating, david (1+ / 0-)
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        And we have to recognize that it's not an accident, not a mistake -- it's by design;

        the permanent state of war brings benefits to the 1 percent.

        The National Security State is an upward transfer of wealth.

        Corporations profit off the blood of people from the unlucky classes.

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

        by allenjo on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:43:59 AM PST

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