Time to let go?

 

By Alberto Pupo

So here we are again singing a familiar refrain! America is back in action in Iraq. This week airs trikes have been authorized over Iraq. The target? Cobra… er ISIS (the latest terrorist organization of the month). This time the agenda is different and has a new twist. Wheres as the original assault in Iraq was to “ spread democracy”. The latest venture offers a more human twist in “stopping genocide”. This time the motive seems to have a less selfish and imperialistic tune, yet underneath the new shiny coat the motive still 1407532785000-iraq-airstrikes-explainedunveils one basic fundamental truth, We as a Nation simply cannot stop the urge to Bomb Iraq. It seems that for all the spin the “lessons of Iraq have not been truly learned and once again we are stumbling into an abyss.

 

Iraq has been an American stomping ground since the early Nineties. For almost thirty years our nation has been embroiled in some form of active conflict against this nation. Sadly the truth is that Iraq is a helpless situation. It was a Nation invented by the British empire as they combined and mashed up individuals of different cultures, religions and ethnicities and randomly mixed into a Continue reading

Back to Iraq?

By Alberto Pupo

Back to Iraq? Like a bad flashback it seems that there is widespread sectarian violence on the rise. Upon hearing of this the Neo Cons are salivating at the thought of another war. A chance to redeem themselves for the absolute waste of human life and finances. The American people for the last decade have been trying to move away from this quagmire. b2ilogoWhy is there this sudden rise of violence in Iraq? Is this an unhappy coincidence ? Or is there more to the sudden emergence of this “terror group” onto the scene?

The last three years has seen the American military moving away from excessive war (slightly). There has been talk about budget cuts, and reducing the size of the military. This however does not bode well for the “Lords of War”. CEOS who run the massive war machinery are fretting as their Continue reading

An Open Letter to the Next Secretary of Defense

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By Alberto Pupo

Dear Sir or Madam?

Our Nation is sick and tired of constant War. Since the year 2001 when the so called War on Terror kicked off, our Nation has been to Afghanistan, Iraq, and back to Afghanistan. The 12th year of conflict is now upon us and still no clear end in sight. Two Presidential Administrations four elections, the war machine keeps on churning. While Congressional leaders keep telling up about fiscal apocalypses and the end of America. We continue to fatten the wallet of contractors. While we struggle to find money for health care and education, billions of our money is gladly sent to the desert to build Top of the line military installations which will continue to show off our dominance and strength over the world.

Yes the message of the last twelve years has been received loud and Continue reading