America Has Been at War My Whole Life

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The mainstream media is now heralding the president for announcing that, finally, the war in Afghanistan is going to come to an end.

On December 31, 2016, the last American troop is scheduled to leave, officially putting a period on the last sentence about the United States’ longest war in the history books. The whole move seems arbitrary at best. What magical thing is going to happen that day — the 5,565th day of that war — that actually changes anything from the day before or the day before that?

What has made it worth the $4 billion a year spent and the thousands of lives lost?

Well, at least Obama gets to go down in history as the president who officially ended both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan.

Official announcement or not, there’s really no end in sight for America’s wars. The day after he said that, Obama was giving a speech before graduating West Point cadets which sealed the deal:

The nation, he said, had, in effect, traded Al Qaeda in Afghanistan for a more diffuse threat from extremists in Syria, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Mali, and other countries. (source)

Translation: one war has created an excuse for more future wars.

He calls it “might doing right”. Sounds like another stupid bumper slogan. Cementing the point, Obama went on in the speech to push Congress to form a $5 billion “Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund” with a goal of “helping endangered nations deal with their own terrorist groups,” by training fighters specifically in Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey (all neighbors of Syria).

The war on terror, you see, is never meant to end. It was designed that way.

But even before America had such a nebulous new enemy — “terror” — we have long been at some type of conflict or war. I was born in 1980. Scanning the list, I see that in my 34 years, there isn’t a single year I’ve been alive that my country hasn’t been fighting someone, somewhere.

(This is just what’s on record and obviously does not include all the countries where the CIA is covertly involved.)

The year before I was born, the U.S. fought alongside the Mujahideen against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan as part of the Cold War. That did not officially end until 1989.

In the meantime, America fought in the Lebanese Civil War from 1982-1984, a conflict that resulted in 120,000 deaths and a mass exodus from the country of nearly one million people.

The U.S. led the invasion of Grenada in Operation Urgent Fury in 1983.

In 1986, the U.S. bombed Libya in Operation El Dorado Canyon, supposedly in response to the April 1986 bombing of La Belle discothèque in West Berlin. Turns out, however, we had already simulated the attack mission in October the year prior during Operation Ghost Rider.

1987 began a series of missions America ran as part of the Iran-Iraq war.

The United States invaded Panama in 1989.

The Persian Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, began in 1990. Even though it ended in 1991, we instituted two no-fly zones at the end of that war which were still in place by the time of the United States-led coalition invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The U.S. officially became involved in the Somali Civil War in Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1994. The U.S. participated in the Somali Civil War again from 2006 to 2009 as well.

The U.S. also fought in the Bosnian War, 1993-1995.

Operation Uphold Democracy saw the U.S. intervene in Haiti in 1994.

In 1998’s Operation Infinite Reach, America bombed terrorist bases in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan, which the history books say was in retaliation for bombings on American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

The U.S. took part in the Kosovo War in 1998 as well.

America fought the Iraq War from 2003 to 2011 (a war that then-President George W. Bush and his administration only had to lie about 935 times following 9/11 to finallyget us involved in). America also participated in the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.

We intervened in Libya in 2011 to help overthrow the Gaddafi government, a move which ended in him being lynched in the street.

The Aghanistan War, officially part of the “War on Terror” which began in 2001 following 9/11, is ongoing.

We’re also currently drone bombing Pakistan, where we’ve been at war against terror since 2004. The same with Yemen since 2010. Reports show that, at least in Pakistan where Obama has authorized some 200 drone strikes, most of them are carried out on houses, and many innocent civilians have been killed. A list of children killed in these countries by American drones can be found here.

Also ongoing is Operation Enduring Freedom in which the U.S. is reportedly targeting Communist insurgents in the Philippines and militant Islamism and piracy in Africa.

In addition, remember that whole Kony 2012 propaganda campaign regarding missing small time Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony of the LRA who was supposedly responsible for 30,000 missing children in Uganda (though that was later debunked)? The U.S. has predictably used that as a pretext to invade Africa as well, where we’ve been involved in ever since.

In fact, the only break in war or conflict in recent years that America has seen on record was between 1975 after the Cambodian Civil War ended and 1979 when the Soviet war in Afghanistan began.

Some of the many conflicts listed here I already knew about, obviously, but others I only (sadly) just learned of. And I didn’t even list everything.

Under the guise of the War on Terror, we’re in so many places right now and have been for so long, it’s hard to keep it all straight. Many people have forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind I guess.

The United States operates and/or controls at least 700 bases and military installations worldwide in 63 countries on top of the 6,000 military bases and warehouses located within the U.S. alone. We have more than a quarter of a million military personnel deployed across the globe in more than 150 countries.

We are at permanent war. It seems there is no end to American participation in conflict on the global stage in sight.

And for the same reason that stocks in defense contractors like Raytheon and others hit record highs in the days after the possibility of war with Syria hit the media last year, there won’t be.

It’s a well-known fact that World War II confirmed the ways which war can be used to control economies — not just that of America, but of the world.

According to “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars,” economies obey the same laws as electricity. Human lives continue to be measured in dollars by the Powers that Shouldn’t Be. “The electric spark generated when opening a switch connected to an active inductor is mathematically analogous to the initiation of a war,” it reads. “The economy has been transformed into a guided missile on target.”

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  • Rick E.

    No worries, the perpetual war state WILL come to an end sooner or later. As, after the BRIC nations collapse the petrodollar, our government won’t be able to afford to fight a boxing match, let alone these constant and costly “wars” that are illegal and immoral.

  • Obama is closing our the Afghanistan War and is now looking for a new one to support. It was almost Libya….then Syria and now the Ukraine.

    Even history will show that battled scarred Europe had numerous decades of peace and prosperity without war.

    • Thomas Parker

      Seems to me he avoided starting any new wars. Maybe I get a different newspaper from you.

      • Padraigin

        Message to the Thomas self: Believing lame stream media is well-known form of human into sheep transformation

        Yep Thomas, you are clearly living in the Obummer fool’s paradise, “my craw daddy never did one mean thing, he’s a doing his best to save the world”. Hahahahaha. Doing his best to ensure the final stages of the New World Dis-Order agenda comes into being, Obomination, another willing sock puppet of the hands that rock the cradle, that same cradle you have fallen out of and bumped your head to the point of comatose.. Help is at hand; just wake the flock up, as soon as possible please.

      • SH

        Did you even read the article?

  • Mike

    the global elite are keeping the world in this continuous state of unrest so they can profit off of the suffering and death.

    • Thomas Parker

      If you mean the military-industrial complex, you may be at least partiality correct.

  • ccc

    War, war, and more wars. War everyday. Just like the roman America will war itself into bankruptcy.

    Well, that is the bank for you. Once they are in control they simply wouldn’t stop. War everyday!

    How about we have war on the bank instead of war on terror?

    Once the bank is out of power all your wars will stop!

    • whitefeather

      C3, check out “Domestic Security Alliance Council”

      • ccc

        Are you from the “Domestic Security Alliance Council”. Or the NSA?

        • whitefeather


  • Justin OB

    WW3 will be in full swing by 2016 most likely. These war pigs cant stop themselves from having a perpetual boogeyman all over the globe so they will create one if one doesnt present itself naturally due to the destruction theyve already wrought.

    • whitefeather

      A fairly good argument could be made, that it has already started…..

  • Hammerun

    This c**t Obama at west point yesterday touting he ended two wars, I wanted to fucking PUKE! This bitches ego is going to get us in yet another one by 16, no doubt about it! He won’t hand it off to a democrat like Hillary, she ain’t going to make it anyway, she’ll be mentally or physically incapable of it or dead.
    So why not hand it off to a republican and let him clean up the Obama mess? That way the donkeys can sit back and ridicule his handling of Obamas misgiven fuck ups?

    • Thomas Parker

      Well, the US is leaving Afghanistan at end of next year. So there’s 1. We’ve suspended combat operations in Iraq. I’ll call that 2. Puke away, President Obama ended two wars and started none. Where am I wrong puke-boy? If you don’t like President Obama, you’re gonna really hate President Clinton.

      • Hammerun

        Correction, he abandon two wars.
        He/We lost everything and anything achieved and
        gained n o t h i n g.

        • Ken Meoni

          So, you agree with endless wars?

          • LexiconD1

            Both of you are have it right.

            Frankly, we should have never been in those stupid ‘wars’ in the first place. But, since we are/were, we should of at least fought them to win…we didn’t.

      • John

        You don’t end wars when you leave 10,000 to 20.000 troops behind.

      • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

        Your Drone Man is a psychopath….

        • disqus_xp4GYx7DZk

          And Hillary is gonna have her clock CLEANED over Benghazi….

    • Ken Meoni

      I guess you still don’t get that it doesn’t matter which puppet gets in, from either party.

  • LiveFree

    War is the health of the State.

  • Joseph Lizak

    ” I’m going to miss these Vietcong commie bastards…when the war is over and I get back to the world there won’t be anyone decent to shoot”……..Full Metal Jacket (1987)

  • billed

    But then North American Union NAU is set up for this continuation. America has 2 Flags, 1 for War and 1 for Peace.
    Cannot find Peace Flag when I Bing it.

  • willeyer

    Kind of makes you wish they would run out of ammo, or the people would just say “No more” and go home. What would the warmongering government do then but have no more games to play with the peoples lives while sipping on cocktails and having their nails done.

  • rambouncis

    Welcome to”The Gods are Crazy”World

  • Thomas Parker

    Nazis! I hate those guys!

  • Thomas Parker

    I guess that explains all the US troops in Crimea.

    • Eileen Kuch

      US troops in Crimea??!! Crimea’s part of Russia; so, what are US troops doing in Russia??!!

  • Eileen Kuch

    And, who wants to be the last soldier to die for a mistake? Didn’t John Kerry say that as the Vietnam war was winding down?

  • America Has Been at War My Whole Life

    I was born in 1957.