"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, March 10, 2017

1,000 U.S. Troops go to Syria - And the wars go on and on

From the people who brought you the
Vietnam, Afghan, Libyan & Iraq Wars
President Trump gets sucked into
an unconstitutional war in Syria

By Gary;

It's Deja Vu all over again . . . . now in Syria and also in Yemen.

Trump is rightly suspicious of foreign entanglements.  But my gut feeling is the Military-Industrial Complex is feeding him the usual line of crap that if the U.S. is not bombing or invading some place then the entire world could collapse any second.  The opposite is closer to the truth.

The latest report is that without a constitutional declaration of war Trump is pouring troops into Syria.

Almost 1,000 U.S. troops are in Syria as part of the ongoing 
preparation for the fight to oust the Islamic State group from its 
self-declared headquarters of Raqqa. Around 500 soldiers were 
deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, senior U.S. 
official said Wednesday. According to the Pentagon, an 
additional "400 or so" Marines and Army Rangers 
have arrived in the last few days.

I have Blogged over and over that Syria and the Middle East have somehow managed their own affairs without American "help" for the last 10,000 years. Let the Arabs be the boots on the ground. It is their homeland.

Signing of the peace treaty with Spain on August 12, 1898.
But if wars are never declared then there is no one to sign a peace
treaty with . . . so the fighting goes on forever in the
name of National Security.

Eternal War

Congress and the Military-Industrial Complex have rigged the system to have eternal war.

In the olden days the Constitution had Congress openly debate and vote on going to war against Britain, Mexico, Spain or Germany. But then the war ended when a peace treaty was signed. Hostilities were ended and now there was no need for big spending on war related businesses.

George Orwell hit it on the head in 1984.  Orwell said war must be eternal to keep the Sheeple public in a perpetual state of fear and to keep the money flowing to the Military-Industrial Complex.

That brings us to the so-called "War on Terror".

No debate was held on this "war", no enemy was identified and no vote ever held. With no enemy identified there is no one to talk with about signing a peace treaty.

Islam has been "terroristic" for 1,400 years. The Military-Industrial Complex has chosen the perfect enemy, and that is why the CIA has been arming Islamists.

Now Trump is invading Syria with its dozens of Islamist factions.  Will Syria ever be "safe enough" to withdraw our troops. See Afghanistan on that subject.

Welcome to Eternal War.

General Eisenhower warns us of the 
military industrial complex

A convoy of US forces vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the outskirts
of the northern Syrian city of Manbij on 5 March AFP/Getty Images
It's Deja Vu all over again
The Military-Industrial Complex says US troops in Syria will "solve" the problem. Meanwhile we are running 15 years on in Afghanistan and the problem is still not "solved".
(UK Independent)

A Syrian Vietnam
A 2016 map of the multiple factions of the Syrian civil war.  The Middle East is a nightmare of factions within factions. Many will take weapons from us, but all of them basically hate the West.
Some 500,000 American troops failed to "secure" South Vietnam. There is no way in Hell a few thousand Americans will "secure" the Middle East.  They need to solve their own problems.


John Laing said...

Sheesh Gary - you're anti-war, pro-market, pro-liberty, and you don't call yourself an Austrian anarchist? You're citing the same thinkers they do.

Gary said...

John I don't like labels in general.

Simply I am ME. If I call myself anything it is a Hamiltonian Constitutional Federalist.

Timothy Bair said...