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When war becomes the reason for more war ...

Posted: June 17, 2011 - 9:25am

Fifty-thousand plus and I cannot find them as I did then: those humans who died in Vietnam.

The on-line lists of Vietnam’s dead are smart, logical, and organized. They are listed in any way you want them: Date of birth, place of birth, service dates, place of death, date of death, etc.  Even on the Memorial Wall are the dead divided by years. I cannot find random names, hundreds to a page, just the names, not alphabetized, not manipulated, not manicured, not searchable...just names. Where are the thousands listed in reckless, random, chaotic, non-order falling on paper as they did in those nameless places far away?

Hundreds ... thousands ... tens of thousands ... it doesn’t matter where they were born, or what school they graduated from, or when they joined or when they died. They were men and women who died in our war, as randomly as the roll of dice. Why must American dead become manipulated statistics? Does it matter what year our sons and daughters died when time fails to take the pain away?

While driving through the Dakotas, I saw places where several prairie dogs had died in the same place on the highway.  An old-timer told me that the death of one would spur the curiosity of others who were likewise killed. Their death brought still others, only to die.

Nixon’s war?  Bush’s War? Obama’s War? The humans who die in America’s wars are dying to avenge those who have died. They tell us that we must escalate war to end it. But how can that be when it is war itself that becomes the reason for more war.  It’s not about democracy or nation building or even patriotism. It is vengeance and anger that brings others to die in order to balance the faulty scale of justice that has become nothing more than a cloak of hatred.

The list will not end. The prairie dogs return in flag-draped coffins while others leave to make someone pay and only the soldier who tastes war knows why.

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spwright
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spwright 06/17/11 - 10:11 am
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The Satisfaction of Revenge

Fri. 6/17/11
Seldom IF ever do I agree with Norm Olson but this time I do.

Yes I literately Jumped for Joy with the Death of Bin Laden as did Millions of Americans that remember "9/11"

The desire for Sweet Revenge is a primal basic instinct that seldom can be controlled in a Combat Situation then that turns into a never ending cycle of even more Death.

No One with out exception Hates War more than the Veteran.

Over 6,000 Americans Killed In Action Iraq & Afghanistan
Over 43,000 Americans Wounded In Action, forever to endure
both physical & emotional Wounds of War for a LifeTime.

Over 19 Billion American Dollars spent in Afghanistan.
Bin Laden is Dead

It's Time to bring OUR TROOPS HOME ALIVE & WELL & SOON, VERY SOON !
May GOD be with THEM & KEEP THEM SAFE !

Just a low-life DRAFTEE SPW "Airborne"

radiokenai
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radiokenai 07/08/11 - 07:48 am
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It is all in a name...
Unpublished

You will find most of time that people disagree with what Norm says, because they disagree with who Norm is. I always said, if Norm Olson would write a piece with a different pen name, he would receive a turnaround response.

True Americans get past the prejudiced of Republican-Democrat, White-Black and read the actual opinion and then make a conclusion.

I disagree alot with who Norm is, but am bias enough to listen to his opinion. Lots of times he is correct in his political views, but because it is authored by "Norm Olson" a tirade of anti-Norm comments soon follow.

Am I in the Militia? Nope. Will I join the Militia? Nope. Do I agree that there should be Militias? Yup! Our Second Amendment gives people the Right to bear arms and join a militia just in case you missed it people.

War is the final answer. Nobody likes war, especially when your family and friends lose their life to it. But on the other hand, we can not stand by and let terrorist countries kill off our citizens and country.

My thoughts, this whole situation should have been dealt with long ago. We should have acted swiftly and decisively. Iraq should have been totally conquered on the first round. Total victory.

Then enter the Clinton era which did absolutely nothing to protect America then we paid that price for the weakening our armed forces. So now we continue to trudge through that cat and mouse game for X amount of years.

How can we win in Afghanistan and all the other Muslim Extremist Nations? Good question. The answer was to stop it before it became a problem.

Now we babysit the little muslim radicals and spank them when we catch them.

I believe the solution, is to start looking for an alternative solution. Ask yourself, how did we turn around Germany and Japan in World War 2?

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Raoulduke 12/09/11 - 04:56 am
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Primal

Yes! People have this idea that we are not animals.Oh! Yes! We most certainly are.War is a prime example.

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akal 02/04/12 - 10:13 am
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money

the other reason is money. many wars have been fought over oil and other resources.sometimes it is currency, some think Iraq and Libya were invaded was because the leaders were willing to trade oil for something other than the dollar. like the gold dinar. Gaddafi had a lot of gold that he wanted to make new coins out of and use to buy and sell oil. Saddam had similar idea's . we have not heard what happened to all that gold, but one can imagine where it has ended up.

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spwright 02/04/12 - 10:57 am
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War Profiteers 2/4/12

Sat. 2/4/12
I would suggest viewing the DVD titled "IRAQ for SALE"
Which is a in-depth documentary about Corporations that
made Billions of Dollars in Profits during the Iraq War.

Speak with any IRAQ WAR VETERAN & It will make Your Blood Boil.

SPW "Airborne"

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