Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure.

Friday, November 06, 2009

THE WARS BRING INSANITY

Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan went on a rampage yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas. The insanity of the US wars in Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan has begun to creep back home in the form of soldier suicides, wife killings, alcoholism, drug addiction, and now this latest tragedy. There will be more such events.

How can you send soldiers to war over and over again and not expect them to snap like a dry twig on a windy day?

I was reading an article yesterday about US Army soldiers now in South Korea who are being told they will soon be moved back to the war front. They are livid. They said they volunteered for Korea in order to have a break. Their families had joined them and now they will be sent back to Iraq or Afghanistan for the second or third or fourth or fifth time. They are physically and mentally worn out.

A revolt is happening in the military these days. They are begging for relief and getting none. The American people, who love to clamor that they support the troops, should bring the poor guys home now....finally.

And one more thing....when US troops snap in the war zone and unleash a torrent of fire onto innocent civilians, who crys for their lost lives? Who ever remembers that they had died needlessly in these insane US wars?

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