War And Peace And 2020

We are quickly approaching the election of 2020 and the Dems are coming out of the woodwork to challenge a president that is as worthless as old spinach….even the Obama VP Biden, is thinking about another run at the presidency……he has yet to announce….my thought is stop pussy footing around announce or go away to the shores of the Chesapeake and let the MSM move on to something important like the next celeb to say something stupid.

Now that I got that off my chest…..for me I want a “peace” candidate and so far I have seen none other than Tulsi Gabbard….not Beto (the media darling)…not Kamala….not Mayor Pete……and certainly not Biden……

By “Peace” I mean someone that will do as much as possible to end these wars of intervention……

Well let’s look at these candidates that have so much to say but not about war……

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and President Trump has threatened to veto the bill. But its passage in Congress, and the debate it has spawned, could be an important first step on a tortuous path to a less militarized U.S. foreign policy in Yemen and beyond.

While the United States has been involved in wars throughout much of its history, since the 9/11 attacks the US military has been engaged in a series of wars that have dragged on for almost two decades. Many refer to them as “endless wars.” One of the basic lessons we have all learned from this is that it is easier to start wars than to stop them. So, even as we have come to see this state of war as a kind of “new normal,” the American public is wiser, calling for less military intervention and more congressional oversight.

https://original.antiwar.com/mbenjamin/2019/03/27/war-peace-and-presidential-candidates/

Americans need to demand an end to these exercises in adventurism…..we are staring to look like an imperial power from the 19th century…..time to stop all these wars that waste manpower and money……

Who profits from these wars?

Answer that question and you will know why these wars continue.

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10 thoughts on “War And Peace And 2020

  1. I fear that anyone who gets the job will eventually be seduced by the hawks. No US president has really seemed to want peace in my lifetime.
    What they say before, and what they do after are usually very different.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It is the M-IC they control a lot and can influence many…the good thing for now is that big donors are not backing winning candidates…that could change but right now the trend is good. chuq

  2. It’s not that we don’t want peace it’s the other countries and ideologies that prevent it. We do not ensure peace by disarmament. I really wish #3 could become a reality. Release even just a dozen of these nukes and the entire atmosphere becomes contaminated and then radiation settles into soil and ocean and fresh water affecting the whole food chain and human health. Everyone on the planet loses the war even if it’s between a few adversaries in just a small isolated part of the world. This entire agenda would weaken the US so much that would would be at the mercy of powerful nations and even small groups to be blackmailed and concessions would have to be made that would weaken US beyond recovery. Endless extortion and capitulation. The proposal shows just how naive is this radical left of the Dem Party. I laughed out loud at #2. Like Iran, NK , Russia, China and all the Jihadists would comply. Hilarious expectation. None of Dem hopefuls have the experience or slightest knowledge of what is needed for US defence except Biden but the radical left will never allow the nomination of old white male Joe Biden. These are the “bury you head in the sand” guidelines for self destruction. The aspirations are admirable but unrealistic and plain silly. #5 is one of the most shocking pieces of nonsense listed. This is the real reason people want their military grade weapons for “home use”. To take back our country and eliminate a government and its leaders taken over by this suicidal agenda. That’s when I’ll acquire an AR15 and plenty of ammunition and join the new metaphorical stand at Lexington and Concord. Collusion with Russia ? The advocates of this agenda truly are colluding with Russia and all our enemies by offering to slit our own throats. Astonishing.

    1. WE as a nation do not care….if we did we would demand more from the Congress…as long as we let others do our fighting we will continue to care less…..as it is now we will have more wars and more Americans at risk and we go aboiut our little liveds while Americans die…..not my idea of a good society. chuq

      1. I agree that most Americans are insulated from appreciating the sacrifices of our service men and women. Soldiers die and we are consumed with the basketball playoffs while in the Civil War probably no American family north or south was not affected by the death and wounding of a family member in battle.

  3. I want to preface this comment by saying I really respect your knowledge of national and world affairs and the artful and qualified insights you share. There are many areas far beyond my knowledge and understanding upon which you editorialize so I do not participate in discussion. But regarding this 10 point agenda you’ve presented I am reminded about a story told about Benjamin Franklin when asked of his opinion of John Adams. Franklin answered with words to the effect that he felt sometimes Adams displayed profound brilliance on matters but on other matters it was though Adams had taken complete leave of his senses. I think that fits you for this post.

    1. The words of George Washington come to mind…… “Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification.” chuq

  4. Insightful quote which against I can offer no argument esp “…facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists…”. Our heroes aren’t dying to protect freedom but for oil and capitalism’s oligarchs.

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