You knew it had to happen. Some American had to be the first of the year to die. 4 went down as a group so even as they died in vain, they were not alone.
Troops killed in Afghan explosions
Anyone disagree with this assessment?
Let me state this plainly.
We have been duped by our own oligarchs into taking taxpayer money and simply handing it over to them to fatten their already overflowing portfolios. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan and Yemen are simply an avenue of approach for the very, very wealthy to get their hands on government money to make themselves so wealthy that they are truly above government. They are a power onto themselves.
People need to be in prison. And it needs to happen now. This is treason.
This is perhaps the largest transfer of public wealth into the hands of privateers that the world has ever witnessed. It was based on a series of deliberate and manipulative lies carried forward by the machinery of the GOP for the benefit of their base, the very wealthy. Wars were started on false information and manipulated data to make fat cats even fatter.
As a result, thousands of working class American Service men and women are dead, hundreds of thousands are wounded or half crazy as a result of vicious and extended combat tours numbering four or five tours of brutal combat for unclear reasons. Without doubt we have now created a young and disconnected class of armed forces trained sociopaths who no longer see themselves as completely human and have no reason to "bond" with an American public that never really connected with them in the first place.
Less than 1% of the American population carried the burden, totally, of these brutal wars against largely peasant Muslim populations in order for American robber barons in the arms industries, energy cartels and emerging market manipulation circles to literally steal that money from taxpayer coffers.
Stand by. We may very well see armed revolution here in this country in less than a year.
And we have done this to ourselves.
more - Tom Barnes,USCG (Ret.) at Veterans Today