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Regime Change for the corporate bottom line is a bad idea

onemorethingThe problem in Syria is the United States bombing a variety of targets, creating more enemies and making life more dangerous. We need for our trigger-happy president to stand down and let congress declare war or not. This is how the founders of this nation envisioned this process. Obama has taken it upon himself to bomb first and ask questions later. A responsible congress would hold him accountable or impeach him. He was just boasting the other day about how he has bombed 7 nations (now 10) who pose no real threat.

(This is the same president who thinks shooting an unarmed man in the forehead and dropping his body overboard is “justice.”)  This is not a football game. These are wars created by CIA destabilization efforts. The USA needs to butt out and stop dropping bombs. “Saving Syria” by bombing the hell out of it is not working. We need more responsible and accountable leaders.

“ISIL replaced al-Qaeda as the new pretext for pre-emptive and revenge air strikes, redeployments, war, and occupation. Thanks to ISIL, the main losers of the Arab Spring emerged as the new hegemons. Moreover, ISIL became the alibi or the justification for all regional warmongers to carry any atrocities.”

rest of story: https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/…/isis-the-cia…/

fightback“Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration’s foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the U.S. again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting “enemies.”

The fact can’t be refuted: ISIS was born of Western intervention in Iraq and covert action in Syria.

This Frankenstein-like experiment of arming the alleged freedom-seeking Syrian opposition created the monster that roams the region. ISIS and the U.S. have a curious relationship — mortal enemies that, at the same time, benefit from some of the same events,”


http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/kucinich

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalitionrises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)


By Zeina Karam, Associated Press

By Zeina Karam, Associated Press

American and transnational corporate contractors are running the show. Regime change in Iraq and now regime change in Syria are about munitions sales. This remains the bottom line.

Here is the real story:

US leads airstrike attack on Islamic State in eastern Syria
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2015/0705/US-leads-airstrike-attack-on-Islamic-State-in-eastern-Syria

Here is the cover story:

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria

http://www.cnn.com/…/middle…/turkey-syria-isis-violence/

war-is-moneyWho profits? Follow the money….

“Stock prices for Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman set all-time record highs last week as it became increasingly clear that President Obama was committed to a massive, sustained air war in Iraq and Syria.

It’s nothing short of a windfall for these and other huge defense contractors, who’ve been getting itchy about federal budget pressures that threatened to slow the rate of increase in military spending.

Now, with U.S. forces literally blowing through tens of millions of dollars of munitions a day, the industry is not just counting on vast spending to replenish inventory, but hoping for a new era of reliance on supremely expensive military hardware.”

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/25/defense-contractors-making-killing/

resistSo where do we go from here?

We did not “drift” into ongoing conflicts (at levels varying between attacks, invasions, occupation, destabilization and boots on the ground exploitation: Bombings, Drones, Other (CIA) in Afghanistan, Algeria, Burkina Faso,
Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gaza, Gulf of Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tunesia, Uganda, Ukraine, the West Bank,
& Yemen. More than 25 Wars of Aggression


cia-manufactured_terrorism

We can choose a different path.

Surrender to fear and endless wars or embrace courage and sustainable peace

“Those who insist on pretending we only can choose between Democrats and Republicans president steinmust learn how to think outside the corporate box. We have 36 years of evidence that unending war is not the answer. And either sitting on the couch and hoping for change or only focusing on local issues are not solutions. We must keep our eyes on the prize of freedom and vote our values instead of our fears. We must secure the peace and demand justice. Too much hangs in the balance to straddle the fence, vote for lesser evils… or lose hope and surrender.”

It is time to make a change. Avoidable and unnecessary wars must not continue.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/the-choice-in-2016-surrender-to-endless-war-or-demand-peace/


 

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