Thursday, December 8, 2016(2 comments)
Lauding Dick Cheney, we've officially lost our moral compass
A bust of former VP dick Cheney has been unveiled in the US Capitol w/ Dubya Bush gushing, "For 8 years Dick stood by my side & always did what was right for our nation". No. Cheney is a war criminal who along w/ the rest of the Bush crowd should have been prosecuted for war crimes & authorizing torture. Lauding Cheney this way reveals we've officially lost or moral compass; a perfect example of where America has descended.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 Why did it have to be this way?
W/ all the indignation over the Washington Post resorting to McCarthesque scare tactics naming 200 web sites as presenting "fake news", disseminating propaganda or useful idiots of the Russians one may ask why did it have to be this way? It didn't. We have a constitution w/ freedom of the press. But today we have a free press in name only. It's now an unofficial organ of the state presenting only the gov'ts version of events.
Monday, November 28, 2016(1 comments)
Stepping back from the brink
Two positive things can be said of Trump ascending to the presidency. His saying he could work w/ Russian Pres. Putin & he doesn't support regime change in Syria. So the likelihood of a nuclear confrontation is diminished. A Clinton presidency would have been a prescription for continuing endless war & eventual confrontation w/ Russia & China. That not occurring has the world stepping back from the brink of nuclear war.
Monday, November 21, 2016 Trump's going to be president, get over it
Trump becoming president is the reality & Hillary not elected is a good thing. Resets in domestic & foreign policy are coming. All the diseased rhetoric of the campaign is over. Trump working w/ Putin on Syria appears to be in the works. TPP appears dead & Trump may dump NAFTA. As to Russia & China a much needed detente may be forthcoming dispelling a possible nuclear confrontation. Something under Hillary could have happened.
Monday, November 7, 2016(2 comments)
"Allegations" without factual evidence
In America when the gov't alleges anything w/out factual evidence or evidence later found to be false it means the gov't was up to something. The 1965 Tonkin Gulf Incident was portrayed as American navy ships being attacked by N. Vietnam. It never happened. Yet the incident was the primary basis for expanding the Vietnam war. The same w/ Sec'y of State Colin Powell @ the UN in Feb. 2003 alleging Iraq had WMD. They had none.
Friday, October 28, 2016(1 comments)
"Full Spectrum Dominance", a mirage?
Full Spectrum Dominance, the Pentagon's plan to have military control over land, sea, air & outer space. Is it a mirage? It appears the plan has been effectively neutralized by Russia's advanced missile defense systems. Investigative journalist Pepe Escobar reports, "the Russian S-500 anti-missile system effectively seals Russia's air space". If so this effectively makes the Pentagon's Full Spectrum Dominance plan a mirage.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016(4 comments)
Throwing off the shackles
Considering US belligerence in the world since 9/11 it is something to behold Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announcing in a state visit to China, "Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States...both in military and economics also". Duterte's declaration throwing off the shackles of US hegemony is reminiscent of our own descendants throwing off the shackles of British colonialism in 1776.
Friday, October 21, 2016(2 comments)
"All The News That's Fit To Print", Not
America once had a free press. In the early 1970's the Washington Post exposed the Nixon Watergate conspiracy unraveling the affair that got Nixon to resign in disgrace. That's ancient history. The Post has since become a neo-con propaganda rag & regime change booster. It's not just the Post. The entire MSM in America has become an "unofficial" organ of the state masquerading as a free press and a handmaiden of the state.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016(4 comments)
US continuing allegations against Putin and Russia
The Obama administration is accusing Russia of cyber-crime trying to disrupt the US pres. election accusing Russia of a hacking campaign to interfere w/ elections alleging Moscow is trying to influence the outcome of the election. All unsubstantiated & no evidence given. It's meant to divert attention of Washington's complicity in illegal wars, covert subversion of foreign states & systematic collusion w/ terrorist networks.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016(13 comments)
"We are on the brink of war with Russia"
Madness reigns. How else to put it considering the vitriol coming from the west & specifically from the US demonizing Russian Pres Putin & nuclear armed Russia. This is simply insane. Last week Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen'l Joe Dunford said, "We are on the brink of war with Russia" in Syria. A war w/ Russia in Syria could escalate into a nuclear conflagration. This is a most dangerous time.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016(4 comments)
Military "incidents" in Syria, precursors for a wider war between US and Russia?
Could it be military "incidents" in Syria since late August are the pre-cursors for a wider war between the US & Russia? One would never know it from the presidential "debate" last night. Yet several "incidents" have occurred in Syria that could very well be ominous signs the Syrian conflict could explode into a direct conflict between Russia & the US. "Incidents", real or false flag have been precursors to larger wars.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016(5 comments)
Misrepresenting the facts
Less than 2 weeks ago Sec'y of State Kerry & Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov worked out a cease fire plan for Syria. That plan was shattered when US planes bombed a Syrian army base outside of Deir Ezzor last weekend killing some 60 elite army troops & wounding over a 100. The Syrian gov't accused the US of a deliberate attack. The US called it an "accident". Finian Cunningham called it"a deliberate act of murderous sabotage".
Saturday, September 10, 2016(14 comments)
The "Tyranny of 9/11" and the challenge to "The "official" Story"
Tom'w marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Many terrible consequences have been brought about since that fateful day. John W. Whitehead's, "The Tyranny of 9/11, The Building Blocks of the American Police State A-Z" & Paul Craig Roberts, "The Tide is Turning, The Official Story is Now Conspiracy Theory" do much to challenge the "official" story of that day but also what has happened to our so called "democracy" ever since.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016(1 comments)
Colin Kaepernick's protest
As we know San Francisco 49er QB Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the nat'l anthem before a game w/ the Green Bay Packers. Wanting to draw att'n over the killing of young black men gunned down by police & their later exoneration he stood by the courage of his convictions & refused to stand. He's unleashed a hornet's nest of knee jerk patriotic indignation. So what. Consciousness raising of the issue needed to be done.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016(4 comments)
Preventing potential Hillary conspired "regime change" in Syria
If Hillary Clinton becomes president she could escalate the war in Syria. The Pentagon has chimed in w/ telltale warnings of its intentions in Syria ready "to down Syrian & Russian planes" threatening US military advisers. Former CIA acting Dir. Mike Morell said the Iranians & the Russians should "pay a price", kill them "covertly" but make sure they know it in Moscow & Tehran." Regime change in Syria can & must be prevented.
Friday, August 19, 2016(3 comments)
Has the "Deep State" overplayed its hand?
What's it gonna take for the US people to get past the "Deep State" indoctrination they've been subjected to, recognize it as such & demand change? There is a realization from both left & right things are not so shiny from sea to shining sea. There's a fierce undercurrent of political consciousness w/ many Bernie supporters going w/ Green Party candidate Jill Stein; maybe the start of a political revolution in this country.
Sunday, August 7, 2016(6 comments)
Fascism masquerading as a democracy
Fascism is usually connected historically w/ Italy's Benito Mussolini, Spain's Francisco Franco & Germany's Adolph Hitler. Though unique all were right wing dictatorships, interconnected w/ the country's business interests, exercised absolute control over the media, backed by the military, prolific use of the flag & organized religion was complicit or kept silent. Today one country fits that criteria, the good ole US of A.
Friday, July 29, 2016(3 comments)
The political conventions are over w/ each party's charlatan now formally in place. Clinton & Trump will spend the next 3 months in character assassination saying he, she is unfit to be the next president. No one w/ integrity has a chance of being elected much less nominated in our 2 party duopoly, beyond redemption & incapable of reform. Only a 3rd party rejecting corp. control could transform the current corrupt system.
Sunday, July 24, 2016(11 comments)
Putin,"The world is being pulled in an irreversible direction"
Washington continues to provoke Russia w/ recent NATO troop exercises in Poland & the Baltic states & in May placing ABM missiles in Romania. Russian President Vladimir Putin explains such ABM missiles can become offensive missiles aimed directly @ Russia "done simply by switching the software" further saying "the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction", meaning nuclear war.
Friday, July 22, 2016(2 comments)
Is there any doubt things are politically "surreal" in the US
Is there any doubt things are politically "surreal" in the US. The people running for president from the two major parties are the two most hated candidates ever nominated. Is that not surreal? Trump VS Clinton, is that not a surreal nightmare dream? The political process in the US is a joke where voting for the lesser evil is the primary basis for most people to vote.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016(2 comments)
Today Bernie betrayed his supporters trust
Today Bernie Sanders formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president saying he'll "do everything I can to make certain that she will be the next president of the US". In April he called Clinton "unqualified" to be president. What changed that now makes her qualified? Is this not a betrayal of Bernie's supporters? I guess it was all campaign rhetoric. This is a sellout of the 1st order. Bernie betrayed his supporters trust.
Friday, July 8, 2016(8 comments)
Who would be more dangerous, Hillary or the "Donald"?
If these times were "normal", which obviously they are not, Donald Trump would be seen as a self important, egotistical buffoon, ridiculed as such & long gone from the scene. Hillary Clinton would easily be seen as war monger who could never be trusted with her finger on the nuclear button. Yet these are the major presumptive nominees for POTUS. In the final analysis who would be more dangerous, Hillary or the "Donald"?
Saturday, July 2, 2016(1 comments)
Morally Bankrupt, US will now disclose "bystanders" killed each year in drone strikes
The Obama adm. announced Friday airstrikes it has conducted outside conventional war zones have killed 64 to 116 civilian bystanders. "Bystanders" that's the NY Times word choice for innocents killed in drone strikes. Presumably its Obama's attempt @ transparency. For sure survivors of "bystanders" killed in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia will now feel greatly relieved the practice will be disclosed. How's that for moral bankruptcy.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016(5 comments)
Perpetuating endless war is America's growth industry
Perpetuating endless war is America's growth industry. Produce endless war against endless enemies. Not to win. That would be the last thing we want. That would mean peace, no more enemies & no more war. Now Russia & China are depicted as enemies but they pose no real threat to America. They'd prefer cooperation & peaceful economic development w/ America & the world but won't buckle under US hegemony. So what's it to be?
Friday, June 24, 2016(5 comments)
Russia and China aren't the threat; we are.
The US since the end of WWII thru its actions in the world has become the most sinister entity in the world. It's not put that way by our politicos or the corp. MSM who have indoctrinated, propagandized & insulated the people from the horror the US state commits beyond our borders. So most support our wars, drone strikes & aren't affected by our killing innocents, collateral damage. Russia & China aren't the threat; we are.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016(14 comments)
Trump vs Clinton, "Horror vs Horror"
It's become obvious there's no need to wait for the Repubs & Dems convention extravaganza's this July. It's the "Donald" & the "Hillerator", Trump v/s Clinton, the two most hated candidates to lead their party's ever. Trump is despised by his own party & Clinton though supported by a majority of women is despised by many (most?) others in America. It's "Horror v/s Horror" this November.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016(8 comments)
"Startling" US survey reveals public support for nuclear strikes
A July 2015 survey -recently published by the WS Journal asked, " Would the US drop the bomb again?"-revealed US public support for nuclear strikes. The survey used a fictional scenario mirroring Pearl Harbor. If Iran attacked a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf would the US public support a nuclear attack on an Iranian city killing 100,000 civilians. 59% backed using a nuclear bomb even w/ vast civilian casualties
Wednesday, May 25, 2016(9 comments)
The US has become for all practical purposes a criminal enterprise
The US has become for all practical purposes a criminal enterprise. Unhinged & unrestrained from any accountability, conducting endless wars, initiating coups, color revolutions, false flag ops, NGO infiltration to undermine legitimate gov'ts, that is criminal activity. Now w/ NATO on Russia's doorstep, US naval ships exercising old time gun boat diplomacy in the S. China Sea there's ominous foreboding cold war could turn hot.
Monday, May 16, 2016(3 comments)
It's hard to reconcile being an American and what America is perpetrating on the rest of the world
It's hard to reconcile being an American & what America is perpetrating on the world. Only fools accept the propaganda notion of our doing "good in the world" as if all the coups, assassinations, wars, occupations, renditions, detentions, torture & killing of innocents is "done to keep us safe." The endless war on terror was concocted as the new enemy replacing Communism all to justify outrageous unnecessary defense spending.
Monday, May 2, 2016(3 comments)
The "extraordinary sense of loss from war."
What sets apart Russians and Americans? With regard to Russia author Gilbert Doctorow writes, "Every family in the country lost members to the WWII effort. Every one. This extraordinary sense of loss from war is something that sets Russian consciousness apart from American consciousness". Most Americans have been spared that extraordinary sense of loss from war. That may be why we tolerate & accept so much war.
Friday, April 22, 2016(2 comments)
Putin is serving notice, Russia will defend itself against US and NATO aggression
The headline in the NY Times read, "Russia Bolsters Its Submarine Fleet & Tensions W/ the US Rise". It all but accused Putin's Russia of "prowling" off the coasts of Scandinavia, Scotland, the Mediterranean & the North Atlantic. The only problem Putin's prowling is just a response to the US &NATO prowling to the edge of Russia's borders. Putin is serving notice Russia will act to defend itself against US & NATO aggression.
Monday, April 18, 2016(1 comments)
A truly revolutionary issue, get money out of politics
The only time the country was revolutionary was July 4, 1776 w/ the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today there is no less a need. There's been radical movements thru-out our history women's suffrage, civil rights, necessary but not revolutionary changing the way gov't was run, favoring the moneyed interests. But there's one issue truly revolutionary, demand big money out of politics. That would change everything.
Friday, April 15, 2016(3 comments)
Hypocrisy of Hillary's supporters
Since the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United Democrats have seen it as the root of political evil. But Clinton's Democratic supporters now defend Hillary raking in millions in corporate campaign cash & corporate speeches. This is simple hypocrisy revealing her supporters have no core beliefs.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016(1 comments)
There are times the gauntlet must be thrown down. This is one of those times.
Endless war befouls America as others see us as the greatest threat to world peace. America's decision makers don't want peace just hegemony over the world. Most Americans see this as part of the corruption that pervades our political system though most people believe they are powerless to do anything about it. But something is being done. "Democracy Spring" & it's happening right now in DC. The gauntlet has been thrown down.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016(1 comments)
A class of people who deserve our utmost respect
Respect. It's not a word often heard much these days. But there's a class of people who deserve the utmost respect, American veterans who have spoken up & come out against war. These veterans don't see themselves as "heroes". One put it this way, "How many innocent people have been killed since 9/11? Throwing out words like 'heroes' does a disservice to the experience of veterans & all the innocent people killed since then."
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 What is the US doing in the South China Sea?
What is the US doing in the S. China Sea? Supposedly to keep the shipping lanes open. It's just an updated version of gunboat diplomacy. The exceptional US believes its navy has the right to traverse sea lanes everywhere. The S. China Sea islands has been a local dispute for decades between China, Viet Nam, Philippines, Malaysia & Brunei. Now the US has put itself squarely into the dispute upping the ante potential for war.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016(1 comments)
"Democracy Awakening", God knows we need it
Thousands of "mad as hellers" will be coming to Washington Apr.16,17 to launch "Democracy Awakening" a nationwide mobilization to halt big money's control of a our political system. Most people recognize our representative democracy has been replaced by a plutocracy of oligarchs whose political toadies are selected & elected to do their bidding. Graft is out in the open; no longer a "Gov't from the Consent of the governed".
Tuesday, March 15, 2016(2 comments)
Day of reckoning for Bernie and the "Donald"?
Today is a sort of day of reckoning for Bernie Sanders & even Donald Trump w/ primaries in Ill., Ohio, Fla., Missouri & N.C. Bernie needs to win Ill. & Ohio to have any chance @ winning the Dem. nomination. As for Trump he's stirred a hornet's nest among neo-cons, Repub. insiders, corp. big wigs & Super PACS spending millions to derail him from winning enough delegates & capturing the nomination. It's that sort of a day.
Saturday, March 5, 2016(9 comments)
So what to make of the "Donald"?
So what to make of the "Donald" in the latest edition of America's pres. nomination sweepstakes? Neo-cons, Repub. party elites, even Mitt Romney denounced Trump in a Thurs speech saying it would be a disaster if for the Repub party if he gets the nomination. But on Friday rank & file Repub. party voters reacted to Romney & party elites telling them what to do. One 71 yr. old said," You can't tell me who to vote for. Please."
Thursday, February 25, 2016 What real war reporting is all about
What real war reporting is all about, journalist Robert Fisk's, "On The Front Line With the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Battling Outside Aleppo".
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 When the country has been on the path to hell, what other hope is there?
With Antonin Scalia having departed the scene what does this portend for SCOTUS & the country? Even before Obama selected a nominee the Repubs denounced any choice the prez makes saying they'll do anything to prevent him, her being confirmed. W/ all this nonsense about to happen the bottom line is getting a 5th member app'd that can help begin to undo the damage of the Roberts Court, particularly overturning Citizens United.
Saturday, February 13, 2016(7 comments)
The way the US acts in the world should be referred to as Crime, Inc. It's become the most sinister entity on earth. Most sinister because what it does is under the guise of bringing freedom & democracy to others using the Constitution & the rule of law as a fig leaf cover but betrays w/ impunity. From illegal wars, false flag ops, coups, assassinations, torture. The US has "earned" the ignominy it has wrought on the world.
Friday, January 29, 2016(2 comments)
Little "things" we encounter each day
How about those little annoyances we encounter each day. People talking on cell phones loudly in public, being tailgated while driving, getting ticketed from an unknown surveillance camera, TV's on everywhere, making a call and getting the answering machine w/the innocuous "Our menu has changed" rather than a real person answering the phone, particularly if it's a doctor's office. Have these people been outsourced as well?
Friday, January 22, 2016(6 comments)
Maintaining instability all over the world, the ultimate US subterfuge
Since the end of WWII, the US has engaged directly in multiple hot wars, a 45 yr. cold war w/ the USSR, clandestinely in numerous countries using CIA trained & armed proxies, initiated coups, assassinations, drone strikes in the war on terror; quite the chilling resume. The point being all this militarist mayhem & misadventures against "enemies" belie the ultimate aim & outcome of US policy, maintain instability in the world.
Monday, January 18, 2016(2 comments)
Sanctions lifted on Iran, diplomacy worked
The US & the EU finally lifted economic sanctions on Iran releasing some $100 billion of its assets. Int'l inspectors confirmed Iran's compliance w/ the nuclear deal signed last July. In reality the sanctions were bogus to begin w/. Iran wasn't developing a nuclear weapons program that was confirmed by all 17 US intel agencies in 2008 that Iran ceased all such activities in 2003. But this showed diplomacy w/ Iran could work.
Monday, January 11, 2016(9 comments)
Is the US beholden to the Saudi regime for its financial and economic survival?
There's been unexpected "fallout" of Saudi Arabia executing Saudi Shiite cleric al-Nims by the NY Times & the Wash. Post both calling it "dangerous sectarian policies & reckless regime, barbarity & actions that blatantly fan sectarian hatreds". But US policy is deeply entwined w/ Saudi Arabia. According to Finian Cunningham, "In short, the US is beholden to the Saudi regime for its financial & economic survival".
Monday, January 4, 2016 What to make of Saudi Arabia cutting all diplomatic ties with Iran? An escalation, but no game changer
What to make of Saudi Arabia cutting all diplomatic ties w/Iran? This after Iranian's sacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran in reaction to the Saudi regime executing a Shiite sheikh along w/46 others. The countries oppose each other over Yemen & opposite sides in the Syrian conflict. Though the executions & storming of the Saudi embassy is an escalation it's no game changer, not while the Saudi's remain a staunch ally of the US.
Thursday, December 17, 2015(1 comments)
Mistrial declared in Baltimore
A mistrial was declared yesterday in Baltimore for one of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Protests occurred immediately after the verdict was announced. One protester put it, "We want justice & we're just not going to get it". One thing seems clear w/this mistrial verdict of a black man dying while in police custody; the perception racial injustice is alive & well in America.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A possible light at the end of the tunnel in Syria?
There appears a possible light @ the end of the tunnel in Syria, this after a 3 1/2 hr meeting in Moscow yesterday between Sec'y of St. Kerry & Russian Pres. Putin. After the meeting it was announced an int'l conference will be held in NY on Friday. Afterward Kerry made clear the Assad must go mantra was a non starting position & the US stands ready to work w/ Russia. This could be the diplomatic opening to ending the crisis.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015(4 comments)
How did we the people become insouciant "sheeple"?
How did we the people become "insouciant sheeple"? Firstly ending the military draft in 1973 after we left Viet Nam. At the hgt. of the war in 67 to 73, resistance, defiance, protests, demonstrations were the order of the day on college campuses. No longer. Ending the draft of college age men & women, that were @ the heart of the Vietnam war resistance, meant after '73 they have no personal stake in resisting our wars.
Thursday, December 10, 2015(5 comments)
Syria upping the ante reportedly ready to deploy S-300 surface to air missiles to defend its air space
It's been reported Syria is ready to deploy the S-300 air defense system, a surface to air missile supplied by Russia giving Syria control of its territory w/ the capability to shoot down any intrusive warplane or missile w/out warning. That sure ups the ante. But Syria is a sovereign state & under int'l law it's been attacked illegally. Does it not have the right to further defend against any hostile force attacking it?
Tuesday, December 8, 2015(4 comments)
"Things" looking ominous in Syria
Things look ominous in Syria. All the world's antagonists are engaged making it so ominous. Russian Pres. Putin was recently described as a paper tiger for not retaliating over Turkey downing a Russian jet fighter in Syria. It was a provocation. Putin refused to take the bait so now he's a paper tiger? Putin's actions in Syria have been defensive & legal under int'l law. But make no mistake Turkey's action won't go unpunished.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015(2 comments)
We need to take our country back
We need to take our country back. It's been systematically hijacked, usurped by the massive financial, military/industrial & energy behemoths that completely controls the political process, writes the laws, regulations, oversight & enforcement to the benefit of those interests. They underwrite the campaigns of politicos in a system of legalized bribery. Only w/ meaningful campaign finance reform can this corruption be ended.
Saturday, November 28, 2015(2 comments)
"Things" heating up over Turkey's downing Russian jet fighter in Syria
"Things" are heating up over Turkey's downing a Russian jet fighter last Tuesday in Syria. One "thing" seems clear, the attack was a pre-planned attack carried out by Turkey. Another "thing" it's hard to imagine Turkey acted w/out US foreknowledge. One other "thing" seems certain; Russia will take direct action against Turkey. Pres. Putin won't announce his action beforehand but Turkey's provocation won't go unpunished.
Friday, November 20, 2015(1 comments)
Killing all alleged suspects in Paris attacks, a tell tale sign "official" narrative is suspect
It's been a week since the terrorist attacks in Paris. The official narrative remains, it was European, Islamic jihadists. Now all dead including the alleged mastermind Abdelhamid Abaasoud killed in a raid Wed. morning north of Paris. One would think for a thorough investigation of the crime attempts to capture alleged suspects would be preferable. Killing them all is a tell tale sign the official narrative is itself suspect.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Madness reigns in the West caused by its own doing
In response to Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris French Pres. Hollande yesterday said , "France is @ war". He's sent French planes to bomb IS HQ in Raqqa, Syria & dispatched its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to sail into the Persian Gulf. What he didn't do is request NATO to send ground forces to invade Syria risking the unthinkable pitting the US against Russia. Madness reigns in the West caused by its own doing.
Friday, November 13, 2015(1 comments)
Is it really the "Call of Duty"?
Today on a DC Metro train there was a 4'x6' poster proclaiming something called a "Call of Duty" championship. A video game for "Mature 17+, Blood & Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs". It's about torture, dismemberment, brutality is everywhere. So this what it may be coming down to: no military draft to contend w/ young people are getting enticed w/video games simulating real war.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015(1 comments)
Veterans Day, no longer the Armistice Day admonition there be no more war
Some things come to mind this Veterans Day. It was first commemorated as Armistice Day in 1918 @ the signing of armistice w/ Germany ending WWI. A day to herald peace after the "war to end all wars", meant to honor the dead but also the admonition there be no more war. W/ WWII and Korea Armistice Day didn't fit any longer & changed to Veterans day in 1954. Now it's a day to extol our military even as we fight endless war.