Ignoring Generals ‘Ike’ and Smedley: ‘Broke’ America Now Faces ISIS

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 17:29 PM
August 22, 2014

Military-Industrial-Comples    America should have listened to President Eisenhower’s parting words about the Military Industrial Complex years ago. But they didn’t. Now that wars, pseudo wars, unnecessary wars (such as the first Iraq invasion), and militarization of this nation’s police forces have depleted the nation’s wealth––the United States must face ISIS, seat of end-time anti-Christ and chief agitator of War War III.

In his last speech before leaving office, Eisenhower said to his ‘fellow Americans’––my how far away from such unity is the country today: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

‘Ike’ also warned about dangers coming from military alliances with then rising technological research: “Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

“In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity.”

Obviously a brilliant prophet, Eisenhower, a Republican, was followed by John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, who was also a war veteran. Up until he was assassinated, Kennedy also greatly resisted that Complex’s call to enlarge the Vietnam skirmishes. Then, with him gone, the Complex boys wasted thousands of American and Vietnamese lives on America’s first win-less war. But the Complex boys made money on the so-called Vietnam quagmire, piles and piles of money!

Another smart American warrior, U.S. Marine Corps General General Smedley Butler wrote about pseudo wars war-is-hell-cartoondecades ago: “War is a racket.  It is the only one international in scope.  It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.” Butler realized that he was sending Marines in battle only to protect the financial interests of a very few wealthy men, not for the sake of all Americans, not even to combat threats against Americans.

Now the nation is in a quandary.  Do rational men and women bring the Complex down to size, or do they listen to the Secretary of Defense and all the military generals now beating the drums for all-out wars against the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Is ISIS, which recruits disenchanted youth from Europe and insists it will start recruiting the same in the U.S., really a threat to this country?

This blogger has written before that America is not in shape to go to war. Instead of Eisenhower and Butler, today’s generals glee upon sexual emails and their public tawdry affairs.  Instead of preparing to go to battle overseas, to often today’s police forces aim Complex-Government purchased bullets at Americans.

But alas, this time defense spokesmen may be telling the truth!  However, like its generals, National Guards (who curse and defame Americans they should defend), and politicians, the nation’s wealth and honor has been wasted on trivia!

As Axis and Allies history world war advises: Repent! Don’t even think about going to war without God on America’s side: “Wilt not thou, O God, Which hadst cast us off? and Thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies?
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man (Psalm 60: 10 – 11).”

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