Why Not Start Another F*cking War?

Apparently our cracker jack morons running the military have an answer for everything….start a f*cking war.

I see the neocons have had their day and will not go down silently.  We have had people like McCain that thought it was cute to sing…”bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” and his cronies are always thumping their chest like a gaseous primate.

These mental midgets were quiet for a couple of years….they mumbled a bit but few paid them any attention….but now we have the triumphant in power and the calls for a war with Iran have grown a bit louder……

Central Command leader Gen. Joseph Votel today called for the US to use “military means” against Iran as an effort to disrupt their “activities,” saying it was vital that the US “expose and hold them accountable for the things that they are doing.”

Votel did not specify exactly to what extent he intended the military means to be used directly against Iran, or in what context. He did however complain of Iran committing “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East.

Does this make any rational sense?

Our overworked military is pushed to the limits by the morons that want war at every turn…..and then we let idiots like Gen. Votel out of their cages and their mouths fly open……

“I believe that Iran is operating in what I call a grey zone,” Commander of the US Central Command, Army General Joseph Votel, told the House Armed Services Committee in testimony on Wednesday. “And it’s an area between normal competition between states — and it’s just short of open conflict.”

Source: Top US general suggests military action against Iran | GulfNews.com

PLease!  Will some please reign in these idiots.

This country does not need another war and our troops do not need yet another opportunity to lose their lives.

Maybe Congress should show some cajones and reassert their control over when we go to war…….

For over a decade and a half, the U.S. Congress has been missing in action on matters of war and peace. This isn’t a statement of conjecture or one devoid of fact. All one needs to do is take a look at recent history. The legislative branch hasn’t passed an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) since 2002, when Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was in the crosshairs.

In continuing to fight the War on Terror, the U.S. government is still operating under another 2001 AUMF to fight an alphabet soup of terrorist groups around the world, including an organization, the Islamic State, that didn’t even exist when the resolution was passed. This is categorized by Congress as an unfortunate public-relations scenario rather than an alarming constitutional oversight. Indeed, if George Washington suddenly came back to life and was thrust into the year 2017, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine the first president of the republic turning pale when he discovered how out of whack the executive-legislative imbalance has become.

Source: Will Congress Finally Reassert Its War Powers? | The American Conservative

Any disagreement?

But Congress may be sidelined even with this attempt to roll back our wars….why?

While most of the talk about the Pentagon’s proposals for various wars to President Trump has focused on requests for more troops in more countries, a much less publicized effort has also been getting rubber stamped, one giving commanders in those wars increasing autonomy on operations.

Buried in the details of almost every proposal from Iraq and Syria to smaller operations like US troops in Yemen and Somalia, there is always a mention of commanders wanting to be able to conduct strikes at will, both airstrikes and ground raids.

This has been a change that the Pentagon has been quite eager to seek, after years of complaining about President Obama “micromanaging” the various US wars, but it appears they may be trying to get a much broader collection of grants of autonomy than they’ve ever been granted before.

This does not bode well……giving individuals the power to start a war without oversight….what is Trump smoking?

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10 thoughts on “Why Not Start Another F*cking War?

  1. Actually, if we could get him, and some of those generals & neocons, smoking some good cannabis, they’d turn away from all of it on their own…. Proven fact, those who do smoke hemp are NOT into conflict….

    But, then, it’s going to be some time yet before THAT paradigm changes….

    SIGH….

    gigoid, the dubious

      1. Peace out! I would hold a smoke in and make the decision from there…..pass around a “fattry” and let the ideas flow….chuq

  2. That 2001 AUMF needs to go away. When the military has the autonomy to conduct it’s own business, we’re dangerously close to a military state where government becomes irrelevant in favor for the “chain of command.” Americans think their freedoms are under attack now, just wait until they see what freedoms they have under military rule.

    1. Congress is trying to make it impossible to enter into a conflict without permission…..probably will not go far too many neocons in Congress…look at the NSC it has become a political entity….not a good sign….chuq

  3. I was worried that we might see extensive intervention in Yemen too. Then I realised we were supporting the Saudis. No troops there then…
    Regards, Pete.

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