Donald Trump has announced that U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Syria. And apparently he’s starting to talk about getting out of Afghanistan, too. (Why does the U.S. have troops in Syria? And Afghanistan?)
And secretary of “defense” (sic) Jim Mattis has announced that he is resigning in protest, because he believes that “the U.S. remains the indispensable nation in the free world” and that “our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships” (i.e. government collusions).
And that is why our government in Washington must send troops to Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and all over the world, to act as occupiers and invaders in countries that are not U.S. territories and where they have no moral right or constitutional authority to be.
These internationalists and globalists like Mattis believe that, for some reason, the U.S is some divinely chosen country in which the government is obligated to protect not just the people who live in the U.S. but those elsewhere in the world. (By invading their countries, bombing, murdering millions of innocent civilians, etc., and acting surprised when a 9/11 occurs.)
Now, I know that Mattis will not be charged with war crimes, manslaughter or murder, but it should be known that the war crimes and murders that he oversaw as the “defense” secretary has numbered in the thousands of innocent civilians, in Syria alone.
According to NPR,
The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS has so far verified 104 unintended civilian casualties caused by its attacks in Raqqa and is investigating more cases, coalition spokesman Army Col. Sean Ryan tells NPR.
Since January, the rescue team has uncovered more than 2,600 bodies. Through their identification process, they say they have found that most of the bodies were civilians killed in coalition airstrikes during the battle for Raqqa between June and October 2017.
n May 2017, Defense Secretary James Mattis told CBS News the U.S. was accelerating and intensifying the campaign against ISIS, and added, “We have already shifted from attrition tactics … to annihilation tactics.” [Yup. You sure have, Mr. Secretary.]
Data given to Airwars by the U.S. military’s central command show the coalition launched at least 21,000 munitions — airstrikes and artillery — in the city in little over four months.
The True Believers in American Exceptionalism really believe that U.S. troops should be in these other parts of the world, bombing and killing. The sheeple believe the propaganda and they seem to easily get bamboozled. American Exceptionalism has replaced the Golden Rule. Our government forces can occupy other countries’ territories, invade and bomb other countries and get away with killing thousands (or hundreds of thousands in the case of Iraq), but we can’t let other governments have their military bases here in the U.S. Can you imagine how we’d feel if foreign governments bombed U.S. cities out of some belief that doing so would protect them over there from terrorist invaders coming from the U.S.? The American sheeple believe in their rulers in Washington, they worship the U.S. military and will continue to rationalize the interventions, the “nation building,” the U.S. invasions and bombings of other countries, and the blowback.
All that is what Mattis is referring to when he references “our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships.” Such alliances, which George Washington and Thomas Jefferson warned us against (Thomas who? George…?), such partnerships have not proven for the good since World War II, but the bamboozled sheeple believe otherwise.
End the wars, invasions and occupations, the bombings and blowback, and close down ALL foreign U.S. military bases, bring ALL U.S. troops back to the U.S.
For those who are a bunch of chicken littles, like Mattis and millions who agree with his hysterical panic and fear, eventually all the U.S. government interventions and occupations will have to end at some point. So end all that forthwith.