Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

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By Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

Permanent War

Since 1980 the U.S. has engaged in aggressive military action in 14 countries in the Islamic world alone, according to research published in the Washington Post:

Iran (1980, 1987-1988)
Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011)
Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991)
Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-present)
Somalia(1992-1993, 2007-present)
Bosnia(1995)
Saudi Arabia(1991, 1996)
Afghanistan (1998, 2001-present)
Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999)
Yemen (2000, 2002-prsent)
Pakistan (2004-present)
and now Syria

In this hemisphere, U.S. military forces invaded Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989) and landed 20,000 military forces in Haiti (1994).

U.S. Global War Machine

The U.S. has 1.3…

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Laurent Brayard: J’Accuse

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Original: Novorossiya Today
Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf

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LaurentBrayard: I was in Donetsk and I Accuse the French Government

I was incredibly lucky to visit for a few days Donbass and Donetsk itself. Thus, I have fulfilled the duty which essentially our government should be obliged to fulfill. Being very limited in my means, with the great support of the people of Donetsk (and not only them), I was able to see firsthand what is happening in this part of Europe which everybody is talking about but which no Frenchman is able to find on a map. I travelled thousands of kilometres to get there, and now I can accuse the French government with greater strength and more right. To remain silent would be criminalit would be to disgrace my name as a Frenchman. The French Government, I accuse you that you are…

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Vladimir Putin’s ally issues chilling warning to the West: ‘Tanks don’t need visas’

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One of Vladimir Putin‘s closest aides has issued a chilling warning to the West: “Tanks don’t need visas”.

Deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin – seen by some as a future Kremlin president – claimed the West is now scared of Moscow’s military muscle.

His outspoken words come as the West remains at loggerheads with Russia over Putin’s seizure of Crimea, and alleged military strongarm tactics in eastern Ukraine.

Vowing to exploit the vast mineral riches of the Arctic, Rogozin claimed that America and Euorpe “are afraid of Russia”.

The West is “afraid of the fact that we have started looking around, at our enormous territory”, which, he argued, reached far north of existing frontiers in the Arctic.

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