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Seeing Red over Afghanistan: Bring all our troops home now

By: Devvy
September 11, 2010

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world." --Thomas Jefferson to A. L. C. Destutt de Tracy, 1820. FE 10:175

If you have read Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert Stinnett you know the sickening lies told to the American people about that day.

Stinnett spent 16 years doing his research and fighting in the courts to obtain a plethora of shocking documents under the Freedom of Information Act – their authenticity cannot be denied. This link to a .pdf file provides a few of the official documents, i.e., "It (official document) directs the Hawaiian U.S. Army commander, Lt. Gen. Walter Short, to follow an official U.S. government desire: 'The United States desires that Japan commit the first overt act.'"

Pearl Harbor was no surprise. "Day of infamy," indeed.

There were 2,403 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor. According to Stinnett, who backs up FDR, those 2,403 Americans were acceptable casualties in order to take America into war. Stinnett goes on to say (same page), "Had the facts uncovered in this book been known immediately after the war ended, and had Roosevelt explained his war strategies and tactics to the families who lost their sons at Pearl Harbor, how different American history might be viewed today."

I feel confident in saying that the families of those 2,403 Americans slaughtered at Pearl Harbor would not have been very understanding. I was further shocked by Stinnett's next comments (same page), "The truth that has been told here does not diminish FDR's magnificent contributions to the American people. His legacy should not be tarnished by the truth. As with all American presidents, Roosevelt must be viewed in the total context of his administration, not just Pearl Harbor." Quite frankly, I would be ashamed to say such a thing.

George W. Bush lied to the American people about why "we" had to hurry up, bomb the hell out of Iraq, then invade and occupy a non threatening country. We had no such right. He boldly lied in order to conduct an unconstitutional, obscene "war" in Iraq that has caused the deaths of thousands of American soldiers, killed an estimated one million innocent Iraqi's and made refugees out of about five million in Iraq. 

Read the U.S. Constitution: Art. 1, Sec. 8, Clause 11: To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

There was never a declaration of war by the cowards of both parties in the Outlaw Congress for either Iraq or Afghanistan. The nebulous "war on terror" isn't about fighting a government in a foreign country that attacked U.S. soil. It's a marketing slogan with Al Qaeda as the boogie man. A "enemy" created by the the U.S. The real game has always been power, money and expanding American control over countries who cannot defend against our military.

The U.S. Constitution does not authorize Congress to steal from the people's treasury to reconstruct or rebuild any foreign country.

When he ran for president, Bush said, "I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called nation-building." Nov. 7, 2000, George W. Bush: "Let me tell you what else I'm worried about: I'm worried about an opponent who uses nation building and the military in the same sentence. He lied.

Morton Abramowitz and Heather Hurlburt correctly pointed out in a July 12, 2004, piece, "No fewer than nine times over the past decade, Western powers have deployed noble rhetoric, soldiers and taxpayer dollars in the service of nation-building. And no fewer than nine times, they have, to one degree or another, failed to build stable, self-sustaining nations. The litany consists of Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, East Timor, Liberia, Afghanistan and Iraq. The best one could say is that they are works in progress. The worst: Too many of them still can't function on their own and continue to pose threats to their own citizens as well as U.S. national interests. While genuine good—both humanitarian and security-related—has come of these efforts, the results have fallen far short of our professed objectives, consumed enormous resources and political capital, and left uncertainty about the U.S. and international commitment."

If you truly want the truth about the "war on terror," the history of  al-Qaeda and how absolutely rotten and corrupt "our" government has become over the past few decades, please take the time to read the three part series below. It is simply the raw truth about the rancid game cheered on by dangerous individuals like Saint Sarah Palin, Condi Rice, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol and the whole gang of neo-cons passing themselves off as conservatives.

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA's Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”
Part I

Empire, Energy and Al-Qaeda: The Anglo-American Terror Network
The Imperial Anatomy of al-Qaeda, Part II

9/11 ANALYSIS: 9/11 and America's Secret Terror Campaign
The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda, Part III

The American people must stop believing the lies used to justify these never ending invasions of  Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan. Invasions to chase "insurgents" while our own get killed and while our military continue to kill innocent civilians. Men, women and children in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have been slaughtered by US and allied troops. The use of depleted uranium is a crime against humanity - watch what "our" government has done to innocent human beings. How can we justify this to chase a few "insurgents"? Is it any wonder our fatigued and morally conflicted troops are coming home and killing themselves?

The U.S. is bankrupt. The fruits of our labor have been stolen from us to fund this madness in the Middle East. More unpayable debt for what? For nothing. Next is an absurd "mission" for National Guard:

National Guard enlists goats in war on terror

Sep 8, 2010

LAKEVILLE — About 60 men and women with the Indiana National Guard are preparing for a 12-month tour in Afghanistan, but their mission is on a much different field than battle. “It's very different from the normal Army mission,” said Lt. Col. Robert Millsaps, with the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team. “We need to make sure the people of Afghanistan learn the tools and techniques to prosper.” So a handful of men and women with the 3-19th spent a day of training Tuesday at Newton Farms in Lakeville, zeroing in on what kind of tools and techniques it takes to prosper as a goat farmer.

“Goats and sheep are a very important part of the agriculture spectrum in Afghanistan,” said Millsaps. This unit's mission is to help Afghan farmers rebuild what they once had decades ago … a thriving agricultural economy."

Are you kidding me? Who in the hell thought up this absurd 'war strategy'? Farmers in Afghanistan have been farming for at least 1500 years without the help of the Indiana National Guard. We invaded their country nine years ago, destroyed their infrastructure and now you, me, our children and grand children are being reduced to poverty through heavier and heavier taxation to fund this kind of nonsense? The National Guard in Indiana's job is to teach farmers in a foreign land how to make the best use of goats? America, where is your outrage?

Our military are guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan and now we're taking men and women from their families to teach farmers "the tools and techniques to prosper"? Listen to this propaganda: "We" have to provide Afghani farmers with tools, seeds and security.

How about the massive amounts of BORROWED money to illegally fund "stuff" just given to the people of those countries? How about all the missing borrowed money that you, me, our children and grand children will owe to the banking cartel for the next 500 years: $1.9M in computers for kids missing in Iraq. August 28, 2010: BAGHDAD (AP) — "The U.S. military is demanding to know what happened to $1.9 million worth of computers purchased by American taxpayers and intended for Iraqi school children that have instead been auctioned off by Iraqi officials for less than $50,000, the military said Friday."

US wasted billions in rebuilding Iraq

August 29, 2010. KHAN BANI SAAD, Iraq – "A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children's hospital goes unused in the south. A $100 million waste water treatment system in Fallujah has cost three times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets. 

"As the U.S. draws down in Iraq, it is leaving behind hundreds of abandoned or incomplete projects. More than $5 billion in American taxpayer funds has been wasted — more than 10 percent of the some $50 billion the U.S. has spent on reconstruction in Iraq, according to audits from a U.S. watchdog agency."

Your incumbent and mine in the Outlaw Congress voted to fund this illegal rape of the people's purse. Well, we have to catch terrorists and that costs money!

President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan

With New Surge, One Thousand U.S. Soldiers and $300 Million for Every One al Qaeda Fighter

"As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama's description Tuesday of the al Qaeda "cancer" in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country."

Mad men are running the asylum.

Even if it weren't completely illegal under our constitution to steal the fruits of your labor to fund such insanity, we have 26 MILLION Americans without a job. 42 MILLION Americans on food stamps while the Outlaw Congress continues to borrow tens and tens of billions of dollars to chase down roughly one hundred Al Qaeda  fighters. The blood of all our military killed in these grotesque invasions drip from the hands of every member of Congress who has continued to vote for this lunacy. Oh, and don't forget - one of the most popular sports in Afghanistan:

Dog fighting Making a Comeback in Afghanistan

Dog fighting; photo two.

This is what our soldiers have been dying for? To protect their culture?

Opposition to invasion of Iraq based on emotion or facts?

"In Stalin's Russia, notes Mikhail Heller, enemies were blamed for everything; they were used to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968), the invasion of Afghanistan in 1980, and so on. The Soviet Communists were thus able to manipulate Soviet citizens into supporting government hunts for "terrorists," "traitors," and spies, for "liberation wars" for humanity.

"Using Marxist-Leninist strategies, the Russian, Chinese, and U.S. ruling elites have sought to frighten Americans and other populations with the specter of ruthless mass terror. They have created enemies and blamed them for everything including terrorist acts. They have used them ...to manipulate Americans into supporting government hunts for "traitors," "terrorists," and these never ending "wars of national liberation." Their aim is to manipulate whole populations into supporting "wars of national liberation" and achieving not only the sovietization of "liberated" underdeveloped countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, but also the full altruization and sovietization of the United States and other Western nations.

"On September 20, 2001, President Bush said, "Americans are asking: Who attacked our country? The evidence we have gathered all points to...al Qaeda...This group and its leader - a person named Osama bin Laden - are linked to many other organizations in different countries...There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations...and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror. The Chinese and Russian Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ruling elites were the originators and developers of air terrorism, they have provided terrorist training courses for Arab guerrillas and global Communists, and they have thus been able to blame acts of terrorism on "fanatics" and "rogue terrorists."

"Today, however, the Russian killers are back in Afghanistan, providing "humanitarian" aid to the "oppressed" peoples. The Russian, Chinese, and American governing elites manipulated the American people into fighting a "liberation war" in Afghanistan. On January 28, 2003, President Bush said, "In Afghanistan, we helped liberate an oppressed people." The Bush Administration now seeks to assist the Russians in their attempt to achieve the altruization and sovietization of Afghanistan, promoting community building and community values (the Communist morality), "strengthening" institutions, "educating" the children, developing media capacity, setting up "cultural exchange programs," and otherwise remaking Afghanistan in the image of the Soviet Communist totalitarian police state."

Yet, despite the fact that Bush and Blair lied to their own people, there are still some who are either delusional or simply cannot accept the fact that the invasion of Iraq was illegal:

Say It Loud, Say It Proud -- America Won In Iraq, Twice

"As the sun finally sets on Operation Iraqi Freedom on the last day of August, and a combat force is downgraded to a 50,000-strong security force, American servicemen can take pride in a great accomplishment:  They deposed one of the world's most evil and dangerous regimes with a masterstroke military operation. - They then snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after an insurgency threatened to deal America its worst blow since our loss in the Vietnam War. They liberated a country of 25 million and gave them not one, but two chances at democracy. The cost was significant, the greatest of which was that some 4400 of their brothers and sisters in arms did not come home alive. American citizens should also do something we do too infrequently today, which is to marvel at the greatness of America."

Greatness?

America leaves Iraq a toxic legacy of dumped hazardous materials

June 14, 2010

"American troops going home from Iraq after seven painful years are leaving behind a legacy that is literally toxic. An investigation by The Times in five Iraqi provinces has found that hazardous material from US bases is being dumped locally rather than sent back to America, in clear breach of Pentagon rules. North and west of Baghdad, engine oil is leaking from 55-gallon drums into dusty ground, open acid canisters sit within easy reach of children, and discarded batteries lie close to irrigated farmland. A 2009 Pentagon document shown to The Times by a private contractor working with US soldiers mentions “an estimated 11 million pounds [5,000 tonnes] of hazardous waste” produced by American troops."

Liberated?
May 27, 2010. Homeless Iraqis Prompt Fears of Social Crisis
Half a million displaced Iraqis face grim future in squalid squatter camps.

“We registered 160,000 [squatters] in Baghdad a year ago and this March the number was up to 260,000. This is only for Baghdad, we haven't published figures for the whole country yet but it's at least up from 400,000 to 500,000 for the time being,” Daniel Endres, Iraq representative of UNHCR, said."

Such complete detachment from reality leaves me speechless. No where in our constitution does it authorize a president to invade a foreign country who was no threat to us, "remove" its leader, drop thousands of tons of depleted uranium on the indigenous population and occupy it for years. Liberate Iraq? What has been done to the people of Iraq in our name is criminal, never mind something to be proud of. (Please, save the hate mail. If you know nothing about me because some one sent you this column, my husband is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served in Viet Nam. It's not about hating our military.)

And, the clincher:

Congressman Rohrabacher: Almost All House Republicans Think Iraq War Illegal, Immoral

"Judge Andrew Napolitano’s new Saturday show on the Fox Business Network is set to send shock waves through the political establishment this weekend when his guest – Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher – reveals that almost all House Republicans now believe that the invasion of Iraq was not only a mistake, but also illegal and immoral."

The Republicans had control of Congress in 2003 when their cowboy, Bush, Jr., illegally invaded Iraq. The Outlaw Congress could have stopped him, but they didn't. Now, how many years later, Rohrabacher comes out and says, gee whiz, the invasion was not only a mistake, but also illegal and immoral! What DAMN hypocrites are these outlaws. They could have stopped the funding and forced our withdrawal years ago. Instead, all of them kept voting for war funding - that includes Rohrbacher. The immoral and illegal occupation continues and our soldiers are still dying in Iraq. I'm sure that's very comforting to the widows, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers who have had their loved one killed for an illegal and immoral invasion. Just like Afghanistan.

Hold these criminals accountable

If you think the effort to bring George W. Bush to trial for murder is dead, it is not. Bush, like the usurper in the White House, are war criminals. They cannot be allowed to get away with their crimes against - not just we the people - but the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and increasingly, Pakistan. And, no, O'Reilly. I haven't been drinking Kool Aid. Millions of us are sick and tired of your juvenile labeling because we seek the truth.

Nothing has changed under Obama/Soetoro/Dunham or whatever his real name is; we don't know. The occupation of those countries is in full swing with chatter that our troops need to remain another 10, 20 years. All the hype about "winning the war in Afghanistan" - what are we supposed to win? More resentment and hatred from the people of that country that we invaded with no legal authority under our own Constitution? What is the big prize, I ask you? Well, here's a typical response to a column (located below the column in the link) that lays bare the big picture: "In the near future the Bush presidency and the Iraq war as well as the war on terrorism as a whole will be seen as a huge success for America and conservatism. Bush guided us through one of our nations darkest hours and responded to the terrorist threat with great courage and because of him America has liberated an entire nation as well as gained an ally in the Middle East thus showing the rest of the world that America is a beacon of freedom and democracy." That is someone who willfully believes lies because he needs to believe them.

Lies used to smash our God given rights

Building a brutal police state around us has been underway since 9/11: "The Establishment is systematically constructing a domestic police- state apparatus, indoctrinated, trained, and ready to impose on the great mass of Americans whatever harsh measures the Establishment decrees, because it expects, in the not-so-distant future, disturbances in America of magnitudes far greater and consequences far more reaching than anything a few Islamic terrorists could possibly cause." Dr. Edwin Vieira, March 8, 2005, "Homeland Security" -- For What and For Whom?

Today is the day of remembrance for what happened on September 11, 2001. Mass terror was perpetrated on our country and the lies about who and why continue from "our" government and the gutless cowards in Congress. The American people have supported these "wars of national liberation," waving their flags and sacrificing their loved ones all based on lies and deception. Each time I do a column on this issue, I get hateful email calling me a left wing nut. One vet sent me this: "People like you are beneath contempt. You are not worth the effort, let alone worth dying for under any circumstance." Desert War Dawg

The truth about 9/11 and these obscene invasions isn't about being a Republican or Democrat or conservative vs liberal. They are American issues and Americans by the millions should be screaming down the roof: Bring ALL our troops home, not just from the Middle East, but in dozens of countries where we have no business sticking our nose into their business. Chasing "insurgents" or "suspected" members of Al-Qaeda in the Middle East for decades will do absolutely nothing towards making America secure.

How many more funerals for lies?

Bomb Iran now because...uh, what's the reason?

Israel Prepares to Attack Iran With WMD's, Could Trigger World War III 

I realize how incredibly painful it is for our active military and their families when their own countrymen and women don't support illegals wars. I won't even pretend I know the pain of the families who've had a loved one killed in the Middle East fighting, not for our freedom, but an entirely different agenda. No, I cannot know their pain. I can only sincerely and honestly say I'm so very sorry for their loss. The same is for those who died on September 11, 2001, who were injured, maimed or still suffering from horrible cancers because of exposure to the air in and around Ground Zero.

But, if we are ever going to stop the evil, we must first understand who is behind the curtain orchestrating events and their agenda. It is painful and so many Americans don't want the truth. They need to believe their son, daughter, father, brother, died for a noble cause. The links below require quite a bit of reading time. I hope you'll book mark this column and get back to them when your time permits. We the people must demand no war with Iran and bring our troops home now from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Get our military out of harm's way because they are not fighting for you or me or the security of these united States of America. 

George Bush is a war criminal who lied and deceived the American people

Short video: Iraq: Thousands Dead, $747.3 Billion Spent And Not Any Safer
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
Whole Truth about the Iraq War is Good for The Economy Part 4.flv
Blair Conspired With Bush As Early As February 2002 To Plot Iraq Invasion

The Lingering Crimes of Aggression - Fallujah's Sick Babies
Iraqi doctors demand cancer probe
Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah ‘worse than Hiroshima’
For the children: 'Fallujah cancer rate up by 3800%'

Blair's Iraq War Dossier 'Full Of Lies'
We warned Iraq invasion would raise terror attack risk, says ex-MI5 chief
Iraq war inquiry: Blair government 'massaged' Saddam Hussein WMD threat

The former CIA chief is earning big money from corporations profiting off the war

Pentagon can't account for $8.57 billion in Iraqi funds
US wasted US$ 5 billion on Iraq unfinished projects

August 25, 2010: Iraq's new grim existence

"In many ways, life was better under Saddam" September 1, 2010.

Iraq Is a Shattered Country - interview with Nir Rosen, independent journalist who has covered the Iraq war since 2003. He is a fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security. His forthcoming book being
published in October is Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World.

The Americans leave behind “an Iraq worse off than the one they found seven years ago."

This invasion is insanity:

Endgame in Afghanistan: 'It's taken a year to move 20km'
Whose Hands? Whose Blood? Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq

U.S. military goes hungry in Afghanistan
Afghan outrage: U.S. troops scrounge for blankets, bullets
'One of my soldiers went without ammo for 5 weeks'

Obama kicks up White House entertaining
Obama's White House Super Bowl Party
White House Parties as Gulf Suffers

U.S. to spend $100 million on Afghan bases - FOR WHAT? America is bankrupt.

American colonel sacked after Afghan rant
The Cycle of Violence in Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai: exploring negotiations with Afghanistan's
"upset brothers," as he calls the Taliban.

Pakistan is playing a double game in all of this. They are closely allied with the US,
and get millions in support from Washington, but at the same time secretly supporting an insurgency against the Americans in Afghanistan.

Meet Lt. Col. Chris Gough: Killing by Drone and Proud of It
US Drone Strike Destroys House Full of Children in Pakistan

US Admits Role in Killing of Afghan Women
This Time It's Pregnant Women: Another American Atrocity in
the Bush-Obama War in Afghanistan

September 11, 2001

Ashcroft Personally Rejected Specific Warnings of
Impending Terrorist Attacks During Summer of 2001
1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of
Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11
9/11 Analysis: From Ronald Reagan and the Soviet-Afghan
War to George W Bush and September 11, 2001
Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?
NASA Flight Director Confirms 9/11 Aircraft Speed
As The "Elephant In The Room"
SEC: Government Destroyed Documents Regarding Pre-9/11 Put Options
9/11 Archives

 


Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies distributed. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.

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