The Visionary & the General
Retired General Stanley McChrystal suggested today that USI needs to reinstitute the DRAFT because his war-machine is chewing up its cannon fodder faster than expected—so he wants to spread the pain around among the mindless slaves, and their families, who still think they are ‘free’ in Amerika.
“Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.
“I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn’t be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population,” McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. “I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game.”
He argued that the burdens of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven’t been properly shared across the U.S. population, and emphasized that the U.S. military could train draftees so that there wouldn’t be a loss of effectiveness in the war effort.”(1)
This “retired-General” is no visionary. He is the failed officer who oversaw the colossal FAILURES of the US military throughout Afghanistan, near the end of the eleven years that we’ve been fighting there, only to end in another humiliating defeat similar to, but different from, our twenty-year long war on Iraq which ended last year in FAILURE.
“’How’d I get screwed into going to this dinner?” demands Gen. Stanley McChrystal. It’s a Thursday night in mid-April, and the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is sitting in a four-star suite at the Hôtel Westminster in Paris. He’s in France to sell his new war strategy to our NATO allies – to keep up the fiction, in essence, that we actually have allies. Since McChrystal took over a year ago, the Afghan war has become the exclusive property of the United States. Opposition to the war has already toppled the Dutch government, forced the resignation of Germany’s president and sparked both Canada and the Netherlands to announce the withdrawal of their 4,500 troops. McChrystal is in Paris to keep the French, who have lost more than 40 soldiers in Afghanistan, from going all wobbly on him.
“The dinner comes with the position, sir,” says his chief of staff, Col. Charlie Flynn. McChrystal turns sharply in his chair.
“Hey, Charlie,” he asks, “does this come with the position? “McChrystal gives him the middle finger.” (2)
Of course McChrystal is not the only failed US general, he’s just one of the most colorful in a long line of massively incompetent-flunkies that wore a US uniform—when it should have been an IDF uniform, from the start. Along with all his medals that uniform ought to have featured combat patches from all the major arms manufacturers and suppliers, because these were the real authors, who have served the banks and the corporations so well, while slaughtering both US troops and millions of innocent civilians in so many countries over the decades that “we” have supposedly been in-charge of making the world safe for international criminals and the outlaws of so many other puppet states.
In today’s announcement the “general” has overlooked a number of hugely important facts. First that general’s are not supposed to play at being political; nor should they advise the public: What they should do is complete the missions they are given and keep quiet or resign.
McChrystal also overlooks the fact that he was a massive part of this problem because of his tactics on the battlefield that followed all the failures that preceded him at the command level.
But McChrystal is correct about ‘Bringing back the Draft,’ or he would be IF we were not fighting a never-ending series of colonial wars for EMPIRE! He was a general, so he should be more than just familiar with the Art of War whose most important aspect has always been – “The best thing is not to fight at all.” However McChrystal apparently also missed the real point (which was why we had a draft in the first place) which is that these self-declared WARS are OFFENSIVE and are NOT defensive in nature. The Secretary of WAR, was the man who replaced Rummy at the Pentagon and changed his own title from Secretary of Defense back to the Secretary of WAR; just as it was during WWII (a war that only lasted 5 years at most)
McChrystal also apparently missed the FACT that we fought Iraq for over twenty years (our longest war) and that WE LOST!
Every member of the GENERAL STAFF should have been fired and had their cushy-pensions eliminated right after we close all our OFFENSIVE Forward Bases, so that they won’t end up like Forward Base Falcon that was overrun in Iraq. In 2006 over 300 US military personnel were killed in a single day at that base that was obliterated; and the media dutifully buried that slaughter or the war in Iraq would have ended the very next day. (3)
But instead of ending anything, we have continued as we are apparently continuing to follow Israel’s orders to the letter – and we shall soon be paying for being Israel’s BITCH, in ways that will make the slaughter of Forward Base Falcon into a weekly event around the world – for McChrystal’s legacy of “Amerika’s-volunteers”
“July 6, 2012 – The US’ increasingly unhinged rhetoric reached a new level of absurdity this week as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Western nations and their Arab proxies to “make it clear that Russia and China will pay a price because they are holding up progress” in regards to the US’ premeditated campaign of terrorism and violent regime change in Syria.
It was made public as early as 2007 by Seymour Hersh in his report “The Redirection” published in the New Yorker that the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and others were gathering, funding, arming, and deploying a front of violent sectarian extremists, many with ties to Al Qaeda, to undermine, destabilize, and eventually lead to the overthrow of the governments of Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. The violent campaign was rolled out publicly in the wake of a similarly premeditated geopolitical ploy, the so-called “Arab Spring,” and has since then been clearly exposed as the work of violent terrorist networks. Ironically, these terrorist networks are those allegedly the impetus of the “War on Terror,” now paradoxically being funded, armed, and politically backed by the West.
It was reported that Libyan terrorists led by Abdul Hakim Belhaj, commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a US State Department-listed “Foreign Terrorist Organization,” had joined the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) along with sectarian extremists from Iraq who specialize in the indiscriminate terrorist bombings now ravaging Syria.
In fact, the true nature of Syria’s “rebels” has become so well known, that recent attempts to sway public opinion with continued, but unsubstantiated reports of “atrocities” aimed at demonizing the Syrian government have been met with skepticism, doubt, and even indignation by the public – giving nations like Russia and China not only the opportunity to defy Western dictates, but a moral imperative to do so as well.
Collapsing Legitimacy Leads to Collapsing Empires
The global hegemony of Wall Street and London has been built behind a facade of “human rights,” “freedom,” and “democracy.” As these principles are eroded back home in the West, their use for dressing up otherwise naked imperialism, corporate monopolization, and military aggression abroad has become overt and increasingly ineffective.
While the US Secretary of State attempts to blame Russia and China for “holding up progress” in the West’s campaign of premeditated destabilization in Syria, it is more likely that the West’s own loss of legitimacy is the true reason it has not successfully convinced the world to go along with what is increasingly appearing to be a self-serving and very untenable agenda.” (4)
If the General would like to argue the points above publicly – I would gladly make the time to debate him. Ironically Amerikans have forgotten that we (the public) outrank all the GENERALS, because they work for us, and while their actual salaries come from the public
(their billions come from the contractors & the WAR-MACHINE) but they’re jobs would not exist if were not for the public, who ought to be able to review their shabby-performances annually!
Of course now that we have become a police-state all of this has now been reversed, every government job-holder now OUTRANKS any member of the servile-public – and having a DRAFT, won’t change any of that except to expand the number of body-bags that we shall need to continue our failed march toward an Empire that has already failed.
The irony is that everything is now completely upside down; in every area of this so-called society. We need to do a major housecleaning and that can’t begin soon enough! Our generals along with all their political-superiors ought to all be arrested and charged for the TREASON and their treachery in LYING to the world since even before 911. And somebody ought to be held to account for the over 300 that died because of the sheer-military-incompetence in 2006!
2) The Runaway General – a Rolling Stone Profile
4) If the US Loses Syria, the US loses its Empire
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