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Perpetual War

Posted on the 31 August 2011 by Mikeb302000

Locals inspect the damaged outside a bombed house in the Libyan coatal town of Zliten, 150 kilometres (95 miles) east of Tripoli, that a government official said was destroyed in a NATO attack in which a mother and two children were killed early on August 4, 2011 (AFP Photo / Imed Lamloum)
Perpetual War
via Yahoo Answers
Why do Democrats and Republicans - except Ron Paul - think perpetual war in breach of the Constitution, based on lies, killing large numbers of Americans and foreigners, with little or no connection to the defense of America, costing trillions, to benefit the military/industrial complex, is a good thing?
That sounds like a good question to me. I think it contains the answer too, the military industrial complex. These are the guys behind all the wars. They are the ones who profit and they share those profits with the politicians in order to continue the cycle. It's been that way since at least the time of Viet Nam.
The hope? Well, I don't know if it's sufficient to overcome this powerful mechanism, but for me the hope is in the internet and social media. Awareness has never been as widespread, or at least information has never been as available.
People can put an end to the cycle of perpetual war. That's my prayer, anyway.
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