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US Not Only Using Weapons of War Against Citizens Domestically, They Are Blowing Them Up in Iraq

These hypocrisies will continue until Liberty has been restored.
In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines

Last week was a weird one for American military hardware.

In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs), AR-15s and camouflage body armor all made an appearance on the streets of a suburb in the heartland, helping to give a tense situation the push needed to turn into a week of riots. American citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, feeling they were being occupied by a foreign army, rather than their friendly neighborhood cop on the beat.

MRAPs didn’t get a better rap overseas, either. In what’s still being called Iraq — at least for the sake of convenience — the U.S. Air Force has resumed bombing missions in the northern part of the “country.” The aim of the missions is stated as being the defense of a minority group known as the Yazidis, who practice a religion unique to themselves and are under threat by the Islamic State, a jihadi group that controls a large chunk of territory in Syria and Iraq.
They left behind the bigger equipment, too, including M1 Abrams tanks (about $6 million each), 52 M198 Howitzer cannons ($527,337), and MRAPs (about $1 million) similar to the ones in use in Ferguson.

Now, U.S. warplanes are flying sorties, at a cost somewhere between $22,000 to 30,000 per hour for the F-16s, to drop bombs that cost at least $20,000 each, to destroy this captured equipment.
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Interesting that they don't arm the Yazidis, but the Kurds

PNAC plan implementation, anyone?

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No matter what side they choose, it's the wrong one.

That's the problem with trying to pick winners and losers in foreign policy; it's always a loser. Minding our own business is always a winner.


Although, I do feel bad for the Kurds. I'm not a fan of lumping groups together or picking sides. With that being said...

I served my time in the Army before all of this happened in the middle east but have many friends still in the service. The Kurds were the only ones who you could count on to watch your back over there. On patrol, Iraqis would routinely disappear or not show up. The Kurds were always dependable and would stick it out even during fasting.

We left and they suffered some heavy losses from various sources. Just one more victim of American foreign policy.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.