From Chuck Baldwin’s Facebook Page, 6/13/14
The collapse of Iraq into chaos does not surprise those of us who vehemently opposed G.W. Bush’s preemptive invasion of that Middle Eastern nation. Every time the U.S. militarily injects itself into unprovoked war, the countries we attack or bomb or invade ALWAYS plunge into calamity not long after.
Think of the toll of U.S. blood; think of the American deaths; think of the American servicemen maimed and injured for life; think of the 100,000-plus innocent deaths suffered by the Iraqi people. Think of the trillions of U.S. dollars spent; think of the displaced people in that country; think of the parentless children; think of the persecution of Christians and other people in Iraq now.
When will the American people tire of a U.S. foreign policy that assassinates thousands of innocent people all over the world? When will we tire of our State Department and CIA sticking its nose (meaning: using our U.S. military personnel as global cops or UN enforces or little more than public mercenaries for politicians’ private parochial agendas or as guards of privately-operated poppy fields in Afghanistan) into everybody’s sovereign affairs? When will Christians and conservatives stop jumping up and applauding every time some war-mongering politician like John McCain or Lindsey Graham starts beating war-drums?
These ceaseless wars of aggression have bankrupted America, not only economically, but also morally and spiritually. The blood that is dripping from the hands of America’s politicians (and, ultimately, the hands of the American people who allow their politicians to shed this blood in their name) is flowing like rivers all over the world. And, after it’s all said and done, the countries we attacked or invaded are WORSE OFF after our having done so.
So, pray tell, what was all of that sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan all about? What did it accomplish? The U.S. government sends our young men and women to fight unjust, morally-bankrupt wars, and then when they come home maimed and injured for life, they are treated like cattle in VA hospitals and clinics. So, how does all of that equate to “supporting the troops”?
If we truly “support the troops,” we won’t ask them to risk and give their lives for Big Business or for the United Nations or for politicians’ private agendas or for nation-building or for the benefit of some foreign country, who, when it’s all over hates our guts. If we “support the troops,” we would only ask them to risk and give their lives in the lawful, moral, and constitutional defense of American lives and property. Anything else is just Big Business/Big Government BS!
When will the American people have enough?
Three Questions for Memorial Day: (1) Can we remember without attributing reasons for war that aren’t in fact the real reasons? (2) Can we remember the innocent victims of war even as we remember those who died while fighting? (3) Can we remember without the “us versus them” factor? — Perhaps if all who died were commemorated…
Chuck Baldwin: What Does John Hagee Really Want? — “These WARMONGERING EVANGELICALS beat the war drums; they encourage the young men from their churches to go off and fight these ‘holy’ wars; they WORK TIRELESSLY TO ELECT PRO-WAR POLITICIANS…. Then, the politicians … send the US military to invade, bomb, and KILL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people, the vast majority of whom are innocent people. … ANIMOSITY against the United States is GROWING EXPONENTIALLY; in an effort to keep our country at war, our ECONOMY is being overburdened and overtaxed TO THE POINT OF NO RETURN; in the name of the “War on Terror,” America is on the verge of becoming a giant POLICE STATE; we are INCITING CHINA AND RUSSIA INTO NUCLEAR WAR; and America’s military VETERANS are KILLING THEMSELVES more frequently than are enemy bullets”
The Amazing Ron Paul: Bribe Money — “Wars should not be covert or casual. We absolutely should not be paying off leaders of a country while killing their civilians…. This is not what America is supposed to be about.”
Sarah Palin demonstrates why most evangelicals dissed Ron Paul, who wanted to bring the troops home. ‘Christians’ have two sets of books: one for US and one for THEM (“who don’t deserve rights”). THEY’re not our ‘neighbor’ whom Jesus commanded US to love as much as ourselves. Maybe that’s why most evangelicals refuse to investigate 9/11. If THEY didn’t take down the towers…???
Ron Paul at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference: “Life does begin at conception.” — We would like to think all we have to do is elect the right politicians and everything is going to be okay. But the government is a reflection of the people. The people change before the laws change. Morality has a lot to do with legislation.
Lew Rockwell: The Enemy is in Washington. That’s why RON PAUL runs NOT FOR GLORY, not for POWER, not for CONTROL. He runs to dismantle the aperatus in Washington. He wants to stop the war, stop the Fed’s counterfeiting, stop the rip-offs for the big bank, the big corporation, and for Big Pharma.” | CAN RON PAUL WIN? CAN THE ‘CHRISTIANS’ put their DESIRE FOR BLOOD below their desire to have some kind of standard of living…?
“Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS” Ron Paul: Well meaning church people are keeping the “war on drugs” [the war against the CIA’s competition] going, which helps finance the dark side of our government — our own demise!
[Repentance from Power-OVER music video] Golden State: Bombs (End This War/The Ron Paul Song) — “It’s not impossible that we can end this war / Just let your heart explode / It’s not to late for a miracle! — No more lying; No more sighing; I’m still trying, Arms wide open!” | Lets’ be real Christians — “Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS, for they shall be called CHILDREN OF GOD” – Jesus
[Daily Paul comment] The real reason evangelical ‘Christians’ won’t support Ron Paul — “the so called evangelical right wing’s incredible and insatiable lust for war. War is not a family value. War is certainly not a Christian value. … Christ’s views on love and peace and so forth are pretty clearly spelled out. … Many professing Christians will be numbered with the goats on judgement day.”
What is Anchorage’s new statue sitting there thinking? “Why does Alaska still support Sarah Palin, the OPPOSITE OF RON PAUL on foreign interventionism?” — & — “Why did ‘Christians’ in this town vote for George W. Bush, the OPPOSITE OF JESUS on foreign interventionism, TWICE?”
My observation: Satan is using US to take out regimes that oppose his one-world government/anti-Christ reign. Be on God’s side. Don’t follow the crowd; follow Jesus. “Come out from them and be separate,” says God. Be holy. Let’s love!
Alex Jones: Qaddafi is another tyrant the globalists can’t control, so they’re going after him. The globalists are running the whole world and mopping up the final few countries they don’t control. They’re knocking over the old puppets, putting new ones in.
EXCELLENT! Cynthia McKinney: Obama’s So Called Humanitarian Aid to Libya is A Disaster: “The American people are being lied to.” Kadafi was standing in the way of a globalist, Mediterranean states alliance with Europe.
Col. Bob Bowman: The immorality they’re foisting on this country — We haven’t been the good guys for a long time. The countries we’ve invaded happen to be the few countries in the world that are not part of the Rothschilds’ banking cartel.