Posted by: quiscus | May 26, 2012

May 26, 2012

1. “Why I Threw Back My ‘Global War on Terror’ Medal

How was I even awarded this medal? Any service member who served in active duty after 9/11 was awarded this medal for NATO’s Global War on Terror. Why? If you didn’t know it, terrorists are everywhere, anywhere, and can strike at any time. Even in Omaha, Nebraska, where I waited to be deployed. Terrorists could have been there and so I was awarded this medal.

I threw back my medal because there is no ‘global war on terror’. For that to be true, I’d have to be afraid. But, I am not afraid and I reject the peddling of fear that our leaders and media have fostered for more than ten years. When our nation becomes afraid, we are forced to do things we would rather not – like spend trillions of dollars on endless wars. Tragically, more than three thousand innocent people were killed on 9/11 at the hands of criminals and political terrorists. In response, our national leaders fabricated a war of lies that led to the death of thousands of US service members. We’ve been responsible for the death of 33,000 civilians living in Afghanistan. Tragedy beget massacres when we responded with fear and military might. And after 9/11, fear came to rule as true courage was sidelined.”

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/05/25-3

2. “As An Encore to Bailing Out the Big Banks, Government to Backstop Derivativees Clearinghouses … In the U.S. and Abroad

… Which Will Lead to Bailouts and Encourage Even More Fraud

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/as-an-encore-to-bailing-out-the-big-banks-government-to-backstop-derivativees-clearinghouses-in-the-u-s-and-abroad.html

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