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7 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - On Veterans Day, Who S... · 0 replies · +1 points

If militaries defended freedom:

1. Then there would be no such thing as military dictatorships.
2. The founders would have seen no need to put control of the military in the hands of civilian leadership.
3. There would be no need for the Posse Comitatus Act.

A military defends territory, not freedom. It is up to us, the citizenry, to keep ourselves free by upholding the principles of freedom.

7 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - The Fantasy World of B... · 0 replies · +3 points

Ben Carson is an idiot savant. He is brilliant in one narrow area of knowledge (neurosurgery) and an idiot about everything else.

7 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Trumpismo, Mexi... · 0 replies · +2 points

There are a few things to keep in mind when considering Trump's statements about immigration:

1. The number of illegal aliens in the USA has decreased by about a million since 2007. Some of the net reduction is due to an increased rate of deportations under the Obama administration, but most of the reduction is due to people leaving because economic opportunities have decreased since the onset of the Great Recession.

2. Nearly half the people here illegally entered the country legally, but overstayed their visas.

3. Most of the newer illegal aliens are not from Mexico, but from Asia and Central America. So Trump's wall wouldn't do much good keeping those from Asia out.

7 years ago @ News From Antiwar.com - White House Backs Isra... · 0 replies · +2 points

Israel has a right to defend itself, but not the Palestinians.

8 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Behind the Media‚Äôs A... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good article, Shamus. The only difference between most the news media here and that of the old Soviet Union is that here the state propagandizing is done for profit.

8 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - How To Judge a Politic... · 0 replies · +2 points

Rand Paul does not support legalizing pot. You are confusing him with his father. Rand Paul does favor exempting medical marijuana users from federal prosecution in those states where it is legal. He has also said that first offenders arrested for simple possession of non-medical marijuana should not be imprisoned.

8 years ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - How To Judge a Politic... · 1 reply · +4 points

The Israel Lobby owns the Republican Party, especially, and pretty much the Democratic Party too. All the presidential candidates are supplicating before it and its mega-donors like Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer. Ever wonder what those guys think of these "American" politicians?

Old Sheldon was raised on Jewish persecution and the worst of it happened during his lifetime. Thus, his number one issue is support for Israel's militant right wing. He probably is grateful that he has the money to control these talking monkeys who, he is sure, would otherwise hate his Jewish guts. That is why Israel is so important to him. He is convinced it is the Jews against the world.

Do you think he respects these politicians? Do johns respect prostitutes?

8 years ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Carrier, Warships H... · 2 replies · +6 points

"How's that hopey-chagey stuff workin' out for ya?"

Perhaps the only intelligent thing Sarah Palin ever said.

8 years ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Khamenei: US Pushing I... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's another WMD lie to justify wreaking havoc on another of Israel's enemies.

8 years ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Khamenei: US Pushing I... · 0 replies · +1 points

A big difference is that Israel has never been a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and was thus not open to international inspections. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and its nuclear facilities are frequently inspected.