The day commemorates lost lives of US servicemen and women sent to war for the wrong reasons – from the 18th century to today, notably America’s so-called War of Independence, its Civil War, WW I and II and all subsequent wars of choice.
America’s only enemies in the past 70 years and throughout at least most of its history were and remain ones it invents.
It could have been a model peaceful nation had it chosen a different path. Instead, its history reflects unbridled militarism, endless wars of choice, related violence and chaos, contempt for rule of law principles, along with unparalleled barbarism and viciousness – while vital homeland needs increasingly go begging.
America’s privileged class lets others do its fighting and dying, innocent youths to conflicts based on Big Lies.
Terrorists and hired gun mercenaries are used as imperial foot soldiers, militarism and war-profiteering today greater than ever from Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse, along with rape and destruction of one country after another.
America’s wars rage in more theaters simultaneously under Obama than any of his predecessors – against countries threatening no others.
Who honors the millions of US imperial victims – slaughtered, maimed or displaced? Who respects the loss their surviving family members sustained?
America is a rogue gangster state, waging endless wars on humanity for profit and dominance, wanting all nations turned into US vassal states, wanting dominion over planet earth, its resources and people.
We’re at a critical stage in world history. The possibility of another world war should scare everyone.
If launched with today’s super-weapons, they’ll be no more Memorial Days to commemorate!
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected] His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.htmlVisit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.