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Fill in the blank war game. Know your war propaganda and how it hasnt changed

COUNTRY______________and COUNTRY__________, long bitter enemies, were almost at each other's throats. COUNTRY_______ was ready to jump in. But COUNTRY ________ was waiting. So was COUNTRY___________. All of them are looking ahead to war. Not the people -- not those who fight and pay and die -- only those who foment wars and remain safely at home to profit.

There are 40,000,000 men under arms in the world today, and our statesmen and diplomats have the temerity to say that war is not in the making. Hell's bells! Are these 40,000,000 men being trained to be dancers?

Not in COUNTRY __________, to be sure. LEADER _____________knows what they are being trained for. He, at least, is frank enough to speak out. Undoubtedly LEADER _____________ means exactly what he says. His well-trained army, his great fleet of planes, and even his navy are ready for war -- anxious for it, apparently. His recent stand at the side of COUNTRY _____________ in the latter's dispute with COUNTRY ____________ showed that. And the hurried mobilization of his troops on the COUNTRY _____________ border after the EVENT_______________showed it too. There are others in Europe too whose sabre rattling presages war, sooner or later.

LEADER _____________ with his rearming COUNTRY_____________ and his constant demands for more and more arms, is an equal if not greater menace to peace. COUNTRY _______________ only recently increased the term of military service for its youth from a year to eighteen months.
Yes, all over, nations are camping in their arms. The mad dogs of Europe are on the loose. In the Asia the maneuvering is more adroit. Back in YEAR____________, when COUNTRY A______________ and COUNTRY B____________ fought, we kicked out our old friends the COUNTRY A_____________ and backed COUNTRY B______________. Then our very generous international bankers were financing COUNTRY B___________________. Now the trend is to poison us against the COUNTRY B________________. What does the "open door" policy to COUNTRY C __________________ mean to us? Our trade with COUNTRY C __________________ is about $90,000,000 a year. Or the COUNTRY D________________? We have spent about $600,000,000 in the COUNTRY D_____________ in thirty-five years and we (our bankers and industrialists and speculators) have private investments there of less than $200,000,000.

Then, to save that COUNTRY C______________ trade of about $90,000,000, or to protect these private investments of less than $200,000,000 in the COUNTRY D_______________, we would be all stirred up to hate COUNTRY B_______________________ and go to war -- a war that might well cost us tens of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, hundreds of thousands of lives of Americans, and many more hundreds of thousands of physically maimed and mentally unbalanced men.

Of course, for this loss, there would be a compensating profit -- fortunes would be made. Millions and billions of dollars would be piled up. By a few. Munitions makers. Bankers. Ship builders. Manufacturers. Meat packers. Speculators. They would fare well.

Yes, they are getting ready for another war. Why shouldn't they? It pays high dividends.

The soldiers' honor fallacy. You are a hero in your own mind

Before we send troops back to Iraq for the umpteenth time we should take a moment to reflect.

The soldiers honor fallacy:

Soldiers' Honor. The ancient fallacy that all who wore a uniform, fought hard and followed orders are worthy of some special honor or glory or are even "heroes," whether they fought for freedom or fought to defend slavery, marched under Grant or Lee, Hitler, Stalin or McArthur, fought to defend their homes, fought for oil or fought to spread empire, or even fought against and killed U.S. soldiers!. A corrupt argument from ethos (that of a soldier), closely related to the "Finish the Job" fallacy ("Sure, he died for a lie, but he deserves honor because he followed orders and did his job to the end!"). See also "Heroes All." This fallacy was recognized and refuted at the Nuremburg Trials after World War II but remains powerful to this day nonetheless. Related to this is the State Actor fallacy, that those who fight and die for a country (America, Russia, Iran, the Third Reich, etc.) are worthy of honor or at least pardonable while those who fight for a non-state actor (abolitionists, guerrillas, freedom-fighters, jihadis) are not and remain "terrorists" no matter how noble or vile their cause, until or unless they are adopted by a state after the fact

Clinton Vs. Sanders - What Does Google Say... And The Facts


Russia, Syria agreed 'open-ended' military presence for Moscow

Moscow (AFP) - Russia and Syria in August signed an agreement giving Moscow the go-ahead for an open-ended military presence in the war-torn country, Moscow has revealed.

The agreement was signed in Damascus on August 26, 2015, more than a month before Russia launched a bombing campaign against the Islamic State group and other "terrorists" at the request of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

The Russian government on Thursday released the text of the agreement, which said that it had been "concluded for an open-ended period of time."

Obama and his International cronies have screwed themselves so bad. What a sad joke

NY Fed President "If Economy Weakens Further, Would Consider Negative Rate

Remember that oh so important rate just over a month ago? Well it's about to go the other direction.

Yep, pay the banks to hold your money and then when that doesn't work because there will be bank runs, they will push to ban cash. This is our future with the unelected FED running the show.

I rescued two 7 year old cats ( sisters) today, what have you done?

CNN has a lovely segment on Turkish food,

Never mind they support ISIS. You are exceptional, carry on.

China halts market 4 times in 3 days. There will be no selling

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