I'm friends with quite a few guys who fought in the terror wars. Some of them saw and participated in some very hard fighting, killed people they wished they hadn't and saw their friends killed right next to them.
But the only guys I know who have been bombed and strafed from above like what is happening to the Palestinians now, are my friends from the USS Liberty, also ruthlessly attacked by treacherous Israel back in 1967. 34 were killed 171 wounded.
I've gotten to know a few of the Liberty vets, and will have Joe Meadors back on the show here soon to talk about it. But I can tell you that these men – trained fighting-aged males at the time – have carried such pain, trauma, shell shock, humiliation and betrayal with them all these years – 56 years. Some of them were nearly completely broken by it. Their lives were just ruined. They still have nightmares beyond the worst thing you could imagine.
This is what the USA is helping the Israelis do to the civilians of Gaza now.
As Ron Paul wisely warned us years ago. If the American people continue to allow our government, and its clients, to continue to rampage around the world, killing innocent people like this, in the most brutal ways, then we continue to allow it at our own peril.
All these years since Camp Casey, we've wondered "Where's the antiwar left?" Now that they're back, rightwingers are afraid of getting a little antifa spilled on their shirt or something, and some are now forgetting about America First! in favor of supporting Israel's slaughter of Indians in their pen. How vicariously exciting.
Nuts to that! With a solid America First! antiwar right and the return of the antiwar left from their long Dem-induced slumber, we have a chance to finally build a consensus against the American empire and war machine.
It's wrong. We cannot afford it. It causes blowback terrorism against our people. It threatens our liberty and prosperity.
Enough Already. It's time to end all American intervention in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America too. As Jean Kirkpatrick once said – when she was decent for a minute between wars – let us eschew the burdens of Superpower status, stop killing people, and return to being a normal country in a normal time. #AmericaFirst