Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Military intelligence and other oxymorons...

According to the U.S. military's Joint Publication 1, Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, reissued on March 25, 2013, "War is socially sanctioned violence to achieve a political purpose."

"Socially sanctioned" ???   Does this mean that a significant majority of the U.S. population has to be in agreeance with a proposed war _before_ we send our troops there?    A plebiscite to decide war?  What a novel idea...  And will we here in Australia be allowed to vote on that as well?

"Violence" ???  A nice euphemism for the butchery, mass murder, rape and maiming of people caught up in a war zone, and the subsequent maiming and killing of millions (future generations) living in the erstwhile war zones heavily polluted by stuff like agent orange, agent blue, depleted uranium, and strewn with unexploded munitions, landmines and cluster bomblets.

" achieve a political purpose" ???   I've been saying for years that war is politics gone stark raving mad.  Their own definition now verifies it.


Blogger Vest said...

It is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed by someone somewhat wiser than myself regarding this subject.

April 09, 2013 7:31 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

You flatter me, Vesty. It is I who is in awe that a fellow veteran considers my words wise. Thank you Vesty.

April 10, 2013 10:01 AM  
Blogger Fowl Ideas said...

Wars used to be short and fought by citizen soldiers who were protecting their homes. Then the Romans began to realize that it was more efficient to employ professionals in a standing army.

And here we are today.

December 01, 2013 11:03 PM  

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