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This deceptive commercial for the U.S. Army implies that reservists won’t be called up into active service in the near future. Kudos to AMERICAblog for posting this.
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By vet240, January 30, 2007 at 1:55 pm Link to this comment
Bless you Jane (49954) you are 100 percent right. Let bush and cheney send their kids to hell.
By trantieungoc, January 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm Link to this comment
They’re well prepared for their slaughterhouses with dirtiest tricks such as U.S. citizenships for those who’re illegally living in US soils.
By Leige, January 29, 2007 at 6:54 pm Link to this comment
Imagine that a nation once existed that promoted “class warfare”; ie, the very wealthy promoted the idea that the very poor should be employed in fighting other poor people in other nations. “Why, they’re a sorry lot anyway, and (he) won’t amount to much.” (Fentress County, Tennessee Draft Board Statement concerning the drafting of Alvin C. York (aka Sergeant York of World War I fame).
The Army Reserves gives young poor people a chance to step up and uplift their life; and if they should learn some “corporate warfare” (as well as corporate welfare) techniques, so much the better!
“Be all that you can be”....
By Corky from "Life Goes On", January 28, 2007 at 7:28 pm Link to this comment
Hey, Becca look! Ahmee twong! I told you ahmee twong!
By L.G., January 28, 2007 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment
Maybe, Kerry’s joke gaff was not truly off the mark.
By Hal Long, January 28, 2007 at 11:06 am Link to this comment
Yeah right!! “Until they need me” of which is now!! Rummy cut the defense force in more than half, Bush and company lied about Iraq and terrorist there, Sadam is our own WMD, we created him!! Why do I see my freinds who are “reservists” and Nat’l Guard who are anywhere from 25 to 50+ years old going over to protect us from terrorist in Iraq. I beleived in the attack on Afganistan and Al-Qaida there, (again - we made them).
I invite everyone to view the DVD “Why We Fight”, really see why the US of A is out there. I love my country, we used to be respected, but we need to clean up our own act, stay out of other peoples business, reduce the demand on oil, put money back inot our schools and infrastructure. “Be Alll That We Can Be!!” Anybody out there listening??
By Boggs, January 28, 2007 at 7:56 am Link to this comment
I found at the beginning of the run-up to (war), really an invasion and occupation that most of the recruits I had a chance to debate with, over whether or not they should enlist, for the most part, they were very arrogant and MILITANT…They very much wanted to kill Iraqi’s.
The slogan of many was “F%#&” Iraq.
I hate death, and am very dismayed that we have killed nearly a million Iraqi’s and have chased another three million out of the country and made them world refugees. Our sins and misdeeds are so great. All for the spoils of oil.
By vet240, January 27, 2007 at 6:26 pm Link to this comment
I served in the Army (volunteer, three year hitch) back in the early 60’s
I admit, I wasn’t a very good soldier. I was constantly questioning the rationality of the leaders both big and small.
My deceased brother served eight years in the Airforce. His B-52 unit was the first deployed to Guam to bomb Hanoi.
None of our children served after getting advice from us.
We (the people) honor our country when confronted by a foreign nation who has attacked us and we serve.
The country dis-honors us when they continously use the military in pre-emptive attacks on foreign nations to exploit those nations to our own ends (read Corporatocracy).
It was announced today that China now has the capability to knock out our satelite comminications satelites in the event of our attacking them.
The Chinese and other nations may be starting to get the idea that we are wearing the black hats. Is it any wonder? Vietnam, Cuba, Panama, Grenada, The Gulf War, Samolia, and Iraq.
I know—I know we always have a patriotic reason for our actions because our leadership tell us so. Jesus loves me cause the Bible tells me so. Ask yourself who really benefits from each of these aggressive attacks? Did the average American really have something to gain by attacking Vietnam
Only those in the Military Industrial segment of our nation. What of the other five. Same segment.
We have to end or sharply curtail the interaction between the special interest groups financing the candidates who take power and the military Beuracracy (including the private armies like a company aptly named Blackwater.
Blackwater is a company that began in 1996 as a private military training facility in—it was built near the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina. And visionary executives, all of them former Navy Seals or other Elite Special Forces people, envisioned it as a project that would take advantage of the anticipated government outsourcing.
Well, here we are a decade later, and its the most powerful mercenary firm in the world. It has 20,000 soldiers on the ready, the worlds largest private military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, including helicopter gunships. Its become nothing short of the Praetorian Guard for the Bush administration’s so-called global war on terror. And its headed by a very rightwing Christian activist, ex-Navy Seal named Erik Prince, whose family was one of the major bankrollers of the Republican Revolution of the 1990s. He, himself, is a significant funder of President Bush and his allies.
We have to end the revolving door in and out of Washington like the one used by Cheney when he was Secretary of Defence under another great Bush then president (also an ex-CIA guy)
Dick Cheney, when he was Defense Secretary under George H.W. Bush during the Gulf War, one of the last things he did before leaving office was to create an unprecedented lucrative market for the firm that he would go on to head, Halliburton. He commissioned [a] Halliburton [division] to do a study on how to privatize the military bureaucracy. That effectively created the groundwork for the absolute war profiteer bonanza that weve seen unfold in the aftermath of 9/11.
Can you see why many in the world might be getting concerned with our Military Industrial system and the way it effects our decisions regarding foreign policy?
The sad irony is that as our corporations are allowed to out-source almost all of the decent paying manufacturing jobs, the military is rewarded with more unlucky individuals who may have no other option than to enlist. Of course our political leaders and corporate leaders have the financial ability to assure their kids a higher level education so they won’t have to serve.
Are we slowly evolving to that state best described in George Orwells book “1984” published first in 1949? Did George see something in the way we were doing business in Europe to inspire him?
By Jane, January 26, 2007 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment
Reservists not being called up to active duty… Yeah, right. Then explain to me why a bunch of reseverists, (me included) were just called up to deploy.
I must say the Army has been good to me (13 yrs active, almost 7 yrs reserves) and my husband (prior service, 8 yrs active). Unfortunately, we will NOT allow our son to serve. Not as long as this unjustified war is waged. He will stay in college until he’s 50.
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