The "Indispensable Nation" threatens another war against children

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#1 Sep 21, 2013
The "Indispensable Nation" threatens another war against children

19.09.2013 02:17

I wonder now how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own. Then we could never drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, or napalm on Vietnam, or wage war anywhere, because wars, especially in our time, are always wars against children, indeed our children." (Howard Zinn, 1922-2010.)

Felicity Arbuthnot

Oh dear. It's the Hitler thing again. Considering the barely imaginable oceans of dollars US war departments spend on selling their newest illegal, manufactured war of aggression, they certainly spend little on wordsmiths. In the UK the literacy level of the military has been lowered to seven years old. The juvenile limitation has clearly spread to their US allies massacre-marketing teams.

In justifying the blitz on the population of the former Yugoslavia in 1999, President Bill Clinton, comparing President Slobodan Milosevic to Hitler, said: "What if someone had listened to Winston Churchill and stood up to Hitler earlier? How many lives would have been saved ... how many American lives might have been saved?"

In December 2002 on the eve of a NATO summit, George W. Bush addressed students and: " ... compared the challenge of the Iraqi President to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, which led to World War II.

"We face ... perils we've never seen before. They're just as dangerous as those perils that your fathers and mothers and grandfathers and grandmothers faced." #

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