Why Endless War?


by Michael Gaddy, ©2015

William Blum is a former U.S. State Department employee and founder of an independent newspaper, “Washington Free Press.” He is the author of six books.

(Oct. 28, 2015) — “No matter how paranoid or conspiracy minded you are, what the government is doing is worse than you imagine.”  ~William Blum

Most Americans believe the Mainstream Media (MSM) is extremely biased and they would be correct in that assessment. The problem is: those on the political right believe the MSM has a liberal bias, while those on the political left believe the bias leans toward the right.

Of course the MSM is biased, but it leans not to the left or to the right; it leans toward the State. Supporting the actions of government is first priority. What better proof can there be than the overwhelming evidence the MSM was complicit in the lies used in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq and in the support for Obama, McCain, Kerry and Hillary’s continued wars of aggression in Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Ukraine?

One would be terribly remiss if they fail to recognize the fact this country has been involved in continual warfare since 9/11. One would also be remiss if they did not acknowledge the tremendous loss of individual rights that have been attached to the events of 9/11 and the subsequent “War on Terror.”

Randolph Bourne wrote in 1918, “War is the Health of the State.” In 1964, the editor of the book, “War and the Intellectuals,” Carl Resek, defined very well what Bourne intended with those prophetic seven words: “In its proper place it meant that mindless power thrived on war because war corrupted a nation’s moral fabric and especially corrupted its intellectuals.” (Emphasis mine)

I challenge anyone to provide irrefutable evidence that since 9/11 the moral fabric of this country has not declined. The police have become extensions of the military and treat citizens here much the same as our military treats those whom the State and its shills in the MSM call insurgents in other countries in which they are “spreading democracy.” Democracy is being spread here to those our government considers domestic terrorists. Domestic terrorists and insurgents are differentiated only by semantics, not actions. Domestic terrorists here and insurgents in other countries both distrust our government; should we wonder about this commonality?

In this country, the MSM more resembles a 24-hour soap opera than a distributor of factual truth. Emotional issues take center stage while factual information about the negative actions of the State and its perpetual wars are avoided at all costs.

While our citizens are being bombarded with mostly emotional issues which will lead to the choice of a new puppet to continue our unconstitutional, illegal, immoral wars, the Brits are seriously looking into how their former leader, Tony Blair, and former president George W. Bush conspired to create false claims and documents which would justify the military invasion of Iraq in 2003.

For whatever reason, the people’s representatives in the UK seem much more concerned with discovering the lies that led their country to war than do ours.

Barroness Williams of Trafford, a member of the House of Lords in the British Parliament, had a most relevant comment during proceedings there, “Today, when we look at what has been tragically not only an attempt to invade Iraq but, perhaps more crucially, an attempt to see the Middle East fade into a situation where there is almost no legally available support, let us not forget that an invasion based on the argument that you need regime change has no place in international law and no place in the United Nations. (Emphasis mine)

Lady Falkner was equally scathing in her comments. “I want to pick up the issue of our continuing intervention in the Middle East. Let us go back to the August 2013 vote on not intervening in Syria. We as a country cannot, and should not, make a decision on that until we know of our hand in setting that region ablaze in the first instance. That is the least we owe our country.” (Emphasis mine)

Baroness Williams compared the Bush-Blair conspiracy to provide doctored intelligence that would lead to an invasion of Iraq with the 1956 crisis in the Suez. She stated, “It [Suez incident] has come to be regarded as the end of Britain’s role as one of the world powers and the beginning of the end of the British Empire.”

There is currently a petition before the British Parliament that calls for Blair’s arrest for “war crimes” and “misleading the nation.” If the petition reaches 10,000, the Prime Minister is required to respond. If the petition reaches 100,000, a parliamentary debate can be called.

If the British Parliament continues to seek the truth of what created the run-up to the invasion of Iraq and conclusive evidence is produced that Blair and Bush colluded to provide false intelligence that has led to the tremendous loss of life in the Middle East, along with the expenditure of trillions of dollars and an untold number of refugees, will the people of this country cease their support for these wars and quit supporting and electing the politicians who are willing to lie to continue them?
In Rightful Liberty