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What Does it Mean? Praising the Troops for Defending Our “Rights” and “Freedoms”


So, the fact is that American rights and freedoms are not in danger, at least not from the terrorists.

Thus, if American troops are not over there defending our rights and freedoms, what are they defending?

They’re defending the “right” and “freedom” of the U.S. government to be over there. That’s what the fighting is all about.

On the one side, you have people over there saying to the U.S. government: “Get out of our part of the world. Deal with your own problems. Go home. Leave us alone. Take your soldiers and your CIA agents away. Stop funding our dictators. Don’t come back.”

On the other side, you have the U.S. government saying: “Not on your life. We have the ‘right’ to be over here, thousands of miles away from American shores. It’s our ‘right’ as Americans. We have the ‘right’ to impose sanctions and embargoes on you, to oust recalcitrant dictators and install pro-U.S. dictators, to support pro-U.S. dictators with foreign aid, to invade and occupy your countries when necessary, to influence your elections with money paid to domestic groups, to kidnap, rendition, torture, and incarcerate people within your countries, and to do whatever else we want to you, your nation, and your government. Our right to do these things is part of our heritage of ‘freedom’ as Americans. You must submit to our will. It is for your own good. Otherwise, we will kill you, bomb you, and destroy your country until you do submit to our will.”

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Military personnel take an oath to...

uphold, protect and defend the Constitution, and a vast majority of those who volunteer are committed to doing so. But after a few tours, most of them probably realize that civilian and military leaders are the biggest threat to our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. That may be why more active duty soldiers commit suicide than die in combat, and why Homeland Security considers veterans a domestic terrorist threat. I suspect the only reason many return to combat is loyalty to their unit, not loyalty to criminal US leaders who've betrayed the trust of our troops.

But suggesting that it's just US leaders who impose militaristic barbarism on other countries is a mistake because globalization also includes the new Globalized Military Industrial Complex (GMIC). The US military has partnered with Saudi Arabia and Communist China for the purpose of playing both sides of global conflicts that they create. War is a big part of the global economy, and this double agent style military strategy guarantees perpetual war and profits for the GMIC. You can find a short comment with video clips demonstrating this treasonous double game strategy at http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2974976

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

It's called propaganda.

And until what we are inflicting on others comes home, many will not think too deeply about what our purose is over there. They just keep dutifully repeating, Well, at least it's keeping us safe.

I would say the returning soldiers are most privy to the truth and what is our government trying to do to them? Label them as dangerous and fill them with psychotropic drugs.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

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Excellent Article

I'll be printing it and passing it out...like I do.


It is VERY good to know that you are passing out literature too! I am almost sure that some others do, but I was beginning to think that I was the only one.

go213mph, kudos to you!!!!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Last I checked...

Last I checked, Sadam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jong Il, and Osama bin laden had taken a grand total of ZERO freedoms away.

The US govt led by Bush and Obama, on the other hand........



it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

It means Nothing!!!

Just more empty lies.We all know that the troops are really defending the private interests of Banking, Oil, and the War Profiteers.

Good find.

I do feel bad for troops who bought into the whole defending us thing, they were sold hook, line and sinker.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."