Saturday 26 March 2016

Notes on the "American Military Industrial Complex" - by Garret

Mirror taken from "Upriser"
by Garret


The "American Military Industrial Complex" - shared by Billy Carson on Facebook

You Grow Up Wanting to be ‪#‎LukeSkywalker‬, Then Realize You’ve Become a‪#‎Stormtrooper‬ for the ‪#‎Empire‬. Someone asked... "How do you ‪#‎Americans‬as a people walk around head held high, knowing that every few months your country is committing a #911 size atrocity to other people. Imagine if the 9/11 terror attacks were happening in america every few months. Again and again, innocent people dying all around you. Your brothers and sisters. For no reason?" 

‪#‎DanielCrimmins‬ from U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division answered: "You fight, you kill, you watch friends die, and you notice a distinct lack of change. You kick in doors and tell terrified women to sit on the floor while you and your friends ransack their home, tearing the place apart, because they might be hiding weapons. There is no reason to believe this house in particular is enemy, same for the next one, and the one after that, or the seven before; they just happened to be there, and maybe they had weapons. Probably not, they almost never did. There were a few times when we had deliberate raids based on solid intel and we’d turn up some stuff, but generally we were just tossing houses because we could.... Then you realize you haven’t seen anything to support the idea that these poor fuckers are a threat to your home. You look around and you see all the contractors making six figure salaries to fix your shit, train Iraqis, maintain the ridiculous SUVs the KBR dicks ride around in. You consider the fact that every 25mm shell costs about forty bucks, and your company has been handing those fuckers out like shrapnel flavored parade candies. You think about all the fuel you’re going through, all the ammo and missiles and grenades. You think about every time you lose a vehicle, the Army buys a new one. Maybe you start to see a lot of people making a lot of money on huge amounts of Human Suffering.‪" #‎StopWars‬ ‪#‎WarIsABusiness‬ ‪#‎4biddenknowledge‬ ‪#‎TheDarkSide‬

Well said. And 'Thank you'.

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