Those of you that regularly read my blog know that one of my most common rants is about the Media-Military-Industrial Complex. I guess becoming a father of three children has shaped my perspective on this topic more than anything else. I think about what it would be like to receive news that one of them has been KIA, and what 122 families so far this year have felt when they were informed of their loss. So now that we are about to engage in another military action, let me ask you a few questions.
How many of you know that 5 soldiers died in Afghanistan last week?
Or that 122 of the best young Americans have died there so far in 2013, defending a corrupt Government and a country that is the world’s largest exporter of Heroin?
What will military action in Syria accomplish, other than killing more people and increased recruiting for terrorist groups?
We all agree that using chemical weapons to slaughter 1400 people is an act that demands action, but why does our first response always have to be military action?
The Brits are the consistent ally we have, so why is it that the British refuse to sign onto military responses to Assad’s crimes?
I am just saying that we have been at war continuously since 2001, over 12 years, and if we continue to allow the anonymous men behind desks who make money from war to shape our world, then not only my children, but their children as well will know nothing but war. It seems to be an especially painful observation on a society that just gave lip-service to a champion for peace this past week.