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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Marching as to war"

Pat Buchanan is a lone voice of sanity in a country whose government seems to be filled with warmongers.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading the comments at the end of Pat Buchanan's article. The American people do not want another endless war. I think that we have some leaders who are unimpressive. If we act against Russia, then, it would be great to see our leaders (Obama, Kerry, Biden, etc.) at the front lines, actually doing the fighting themselves. Gee, I wonder if they would be so inclined to start a war then? We cannot and should not have to solve every other countries' problems. The U.S.A should take care of itself, letting other countries do the same.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Amen. After Afghanistan and iraq, the American public basically now has zero appetite for war, whether rite's in Syria, Egypt, Iran, The Senkaku Islands, or the Crimea.

And yes, I'm all for the rule that those who declare the wars get to fight in them.

Steven said...

Hey John, this is strong stuff from somebody who has been there.

Ben Griffin is a hyper androgenised former British special forces soldier who became a conscientious objector.

Here is an excerpt:

"I am a human being. My allegiance is not to queen and country but to the whole of humanity. I no longer accept the lies that perpetuate war. I no longer accept that violence can lead to peace. Never again will I be complicit in the killing and torture of my brothers and sisters. Never again will I accept the vile religion of patriotism. I refuse to pull on that rancid uniform. And I refuse to fight for queen and country."

John Craig said...

Steven --
Thank you for that, yes, that is a pretty strong statement coming from a very credible source.

I'll make sure my son sees this.