The Imperial Meat Wagon Rolls On By Cindy Sheehan
16, 2014 "ICH"
recently saw an
article in the UK
Guardianabout how the global anti-Iraq
War movement was correct about predicting that
the US led invasion and bloody occupation would
lead to “chaos and instability.”
And, I hate to say this, but, of course, in the
place wherever these invasions and bloody
occupations are planned, whichever war criminal
was in attendance, knew it good and damn well,
too. How can a nation’s natural resources be
stolen and empire be spread if the population of
a resource rich nation is not divided? Ever
heard the phrase, “divide and conquer?”
After many years
and multiple exposés disproving the “reasons”
and “justifications” for going into Iraq, we
know it wasn’t because of WMD or 9/11 or
anything about defending Americans or spreading
Now, as members
of the anti-Iraq War “predicted” and the Empire
intended, the violence in Iraq is continuing and
by all accounts, unfortunately escalating.
My son and
thousands of other US troops were killed in the
bloodiest part of the invasion and occupation
starting in 2003, but millions of Iraqi have
been slaughtered, injured, displaced, and made
desperately ill by depleted uranium and other
toxins and poisons delivered by the “freedom
bringers” of the US military, and I just want
the US to get out of the war business so there
can be peace abroad and peace and economic
justice here at home.
No one should
have to live under oppressive occupational
forces, then to be “ruled” by a so-called
elected government that is just a tool of US
No one should
have to live in constant fear of being blown-up
while doing things we here in the heart of the
for granted, (or used to): going to school,
shopping, walking down the street.
allegiance to Empire and absolute devotion to
war is hurting everyone, even the jingoists who
proclaim, “support the troops,” loudly while
vets are dying waiting to get health services
from the V.A.
should stop stoking the flames of Empire with
the fuel of our own flesh and blood.
Recently, I was
traveling by air and my next layover was in Las
Vegas. A couple of dozen youngsters, really,
were dressed in desert camouflage waiting to get
on my plane with me to head to Las Vegas. They
could have been your average American young
person, except they were sporting the uniform of
carnage. There was probably one reason per
soldier for enlisting, but I am sure many of
them were economic of nature: our young people
have little or no opportunity in the Land of
Constant War for the Gross Profit of a Few.
After landing in
Las Vegas while we were taxiing to the gate, it
was announced that these “heroes” were coming to
the Las Vegas area to train and then “go off to
war.” The other passengers were asked to show
our “appreciation” and the plane went wild with
applause and cheers.
Was I the only
one who wept?
No MORE WAR in
US troops home
PS: In 2003, in
a speech protesting the imminent US invasion of
Iraq, then Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama
called Iraq a “dumb war,” a “rash war.” My
question is when will his Obama-trons finally
admit that ALL WARS ARE DUMB, and Obama has been
a complete success for the war machine and an
able servant of Empire?
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