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  •  Thank you Representative Grayson (20+ / 0-)

    I agree. These kinds of "fly by night" operations can cause more harm than good. While we might reduce the number of our enemies in the short-term, in the longer-term we are creating many more of a new generation of enemies or "terrorists," who see themselves as the good guys, freedom fighters seeking justice, for the unjust genocide of their mothers, brothers, sisters, and fathers.

    This is a reinforcing feedback loop, in this case a literal "death spiral" withe "explosive" consequences. Even without a mathematical simulation we can predict the unintended side-effects will be an exponential growth of "enemies," and a loss or our "perceived relative legitimacy."

    Some 25 years ago, I create a feedback loop model of these dynamics based on the fall of the U.S.S.R, Marcos, and other despots. How sad to see he U.S. on the wrong side of wisdom and compassion.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks again.

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 04:08:43 PM PDT

    •  And what is the difference (4+ / 0-)

      Between AQ flying planes in to buildings  killing innocents and the US dropping bombs in countries we are not at war with?  
      Nothing. Both acts are murder.
      Obama draws up a kill list then says he is good at killing.
      Wow, now is that something to be proud of?  
      These are war crimes.
      And if they are making more enimies with each innocent killed, well ain't that great?  
      The never ending wars(invasions) just keeps transferring more wealth to the MICC.
      And yet, people here are dying everyday cuz they have no health insurance or food.
      Starting with the genocide of the NA, the US has killed between 20-30 million people.
      And most of that has been for profit and resources that other people live on and the corporations want.
      They should have to foot the bill instead of using pur taxes and then they should pony up the money to take care of the vets.
      Right away. You get hurt in one of their invasions, no hoops to jump thru to get your benifits.
      Good Gawd, Butler spelled this out over 60 years ago.
      Why don't people listen to what he said?  

      Nobel peace prize winner Barack Obama did not just pick up that 3:00 am phone call, but, as has been noted, he mostly stayed on the phone making war and sending out drones for his entire terms in office.

      by snoopydawg on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 08:19:46 PM PDT

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