Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peace on "Anti-War Radio" (audio)

Ashley Wells, Pat Macpherson, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Scott Horton (, Anti-War Radio (1-26-14), Future Freedom Foundation (; G. Porter
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What is the cause of war? It is not tribal differences. That only leads to skirmishes, swagger, and big talk. With forced conscription and seductive advertising, governments make war possible; with profit as the highest motive, corporations make war necessary. Our imperial adventures are actually industrial ventures, easy ways for a very few to make a great deal of money while the public pays for it.

We pay in cash, others with their lives. We send our sons and daughters into the machine; the other side has no choice but to defend themselves against our invasions. The UK taught us well, and the Romans, and the NAZIs, and the Vikings, and the Conquistadors... So we have a "military-industrial complex." A former president warned us about it, a current president keeps it going and growing, and who among us is paying any attention?

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Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian, discusses Lt. Colonel Danny Davis’s whistleblowing on senior U.S. Army officials lying about progress in Afghanistan, why the Afghan army would rather make deals with the [CIA's] Taliban than fight them, and why David Petraeus’s claim to fame -- the 2007 U.S. War on Iraq “surge” -- is dubious.

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