Though, as a member of Veterans For Peace and a philosophy professor with a focus on war and ethics, I have often discussed my impressions and insights about war and its aftermath in the classroom, at conferences and with civic groups, I had never had such discussions with someone who had been my “enemy.”
The vast majority of Americans didn’t have 30 seconds a day to watch news about the war, not a minute a month to think about it, much less do something, take a stand for what was right. These are the people that love to hear about hippies and airport spitters. These people love Ollie North and John McCain, cartoon heroes for a nation too dead inside to care. Scary terrorists and endless wars are bread and butter for the “drugstore Marine” and “Hanoi John.”
The Christ spoke with me last night. I guess you can imagine my surprise when, of all the people in the world he could have spoken to – clergy members, political leaders, Fox “news” commentators, etc. – he chose me. I thought maybe he just needed to rant a bit, to blow off steam. I can certainly understand his frustration given the state of the world and the way his teachings have been ignored, misinterpreted, and exploited by those who claim to be his followers. Or maybe he just wanted to talk with someone he could trust to just listen and not distort his words for their advantage or to the disadvantage of other human beings.
Now that the parades have ended and veterans have enjoyed the “heartfelt gratitude” of an appreciative nation (and a free meal, from a “select menu” at Applebees), I would ask veterans, as they resume their lives of anonymity and neglect, to put aside, for a moment, all the bunk we have been fed over the years from those who were not there.
Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett last night, November 8, 2013, sent a letter to the powerful Israel lobby group in the US, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, as well as to other branches of world Jewry around the globe, telling them to put pressure on the Gentile nations in which they reside to stop them from signing an agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
In Damascus and many other areas of Syria this weekend, citizens will celebrate the accomplishments of the October 6, 1973 – 19 day war jointly launched by Syrian and Egyptian armies to regain Arab land illegally occupied since 1967
On September 12, 2013, while walking to give his first lecture at City University New York, CUNY, General (RET) David Petraeus did not expect to be ambushed and harassed, heckled and insulted by a mob of students organized by a teacher named Sandor John. John, according to the Internet, is a professor at Hunter College, […]
Syria threatens no one. It hasn’t used chemical weapons against insurgents or its own civilians. Claims otherwise are fabricated. In contrast, Israel is nuclear armed and dangerous. It maintains large chemical and biological weapons arsenals.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, about Israel’s envoy to the US Michael Oren saying Israel prefers al-Qaeda-affiliated operatives to Iranian-backed groups.
While Israel may sends its drones over American cities and towns at the invitations of NSA and DHS, it is unlikely that the US government will use chemical weapons, napalms, Agent Orange or fires cruise missiles at cities like Gary, Youngstown, Oakland, Detroit and St. Louis.
Israel’s enemies: Arab countries, as well as Iran, must pursue every possible means to posses the kind of weaponry that deters Israel.
It seems this is the only way to bring Israeli aggression to an end.
by Jim Fetzer (with George Washington and Dave Hodges) “Without doubt, intelligence is being manipulated to justify war against Syria. Here, here, here, here and here.”–George Washington Obama and the Zionist hoards, including Sens. Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein, are going “all out” to promote the interests of Israel over those of the United States. Obama is going to make […]