If one wanted to start a perpetual war they would need an enemy, either real or perceived. They would probably start with a group of crazy fundamentalists; a very small group of fundamentalists who get almost no attention from the rest of the world. Then one day Western Government would start meddling in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries where this small group of fundamentalists reside. This meddling could result in a few deaths of innocent people. The fundamentalists are then able capitalize on these few deaths or “collateral damage” for recruitment purposes. All of the sudden the insignificant group that no one paid attention too because of their murderous fundamentalist views, would start to gain support.

Ultimately some of these irrational fundamentalists get funding; funding that allows them to carry out an attack on that meddling Western world. Innocent people in the West are now murdered in cold blood via planes being flown into buildings. Obviously the actual events on that day are left to question, but the end result, war, is not.

Blowback is defined as the unintended consequences of a covert operation that are suffered by the civil population of the aggressor government. To the civilians suffering the blowback of covert operations, the effect typically manifests itself as “random” acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are ignorant of the effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.

Eventually the meddling by the West would become more than covert ops and clandestine regime changes. It becomes an all-out invasion of a country under false pretense for the benefit of a few elite groups. This would massively increase “collateral damage,” which in turn, massively increases anger inside the occupied countries, which augments the recruitment for “terrorist”

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The Western world would make you think that the majority of these people are “terrorists” through repetition, ad nauseam, of psychological catch phrases designed to remove critical thought. When in reality, these other humans are nothing more than people fighting for their homeland but are called terrorists to invoke the fear created by 9/11.

The US government can then declare a war on this terrorism “tactic” allowing for the persecution of anyone, anywhere, in the name of freedom, and all that needs to be done is to do is label them a “terrorist.” The label even works on Americans, and it even keeps other Americans quiet as the US government assassinates its own citizens and their children, who were born in this country, and never given a trial.

This terrorist label removes any sympathy towards these other humans as dehumanization is its sole purpose. It is difficult to stoke hatred and violence towards a people if they are perceived equals. The state can dehumanize “the enemy” through a perpetuation of cultural ignorance, stereotypes, and labels. This way the majority of Americans will care not about dead Middle Eastern children; nor will the media show any coverage of the actual horrors of this war, like the thousands of instances of family members grieving over the mangled dead body of their 3 year old daughter. After all, these people are not human, they are “terrorists”!

If a foreign country started flying remote controlled planes over my town, bombing my town, putting troops on the street in my town, killing my townspeople, urinating on the corpses of my townspeople, including children, maybe even my child, you can bet your life that I will do everything and anything to rid my town of that enemy.

Eventually over a decade, this “collateral damage” would result in hundreds of thousands of deaths, yes hundreds of thousands of civilians, total deaths are over a million. These deaths would result in hundreds of thousands of more so-called “terrorists” rising to action. After all, violence begets violence and having your child or wife blown up is a great recruitment tool for “terrorism.”  The end result of this violence upon violence creates a Quagmire in which the “enemy” constantly replenishes its ranks with those who have been affected by the invasive regime. The invasive regime cannot declare victory because it hasn’t killed the entire unending enemy, and so the stage is set for a never ending blood bath.

One small example of this “collateral damage” otherwise known as murder, can be seen in a recent study of drone strikes in Pakistan. Pakistan is a country that is a supposed ALLY to the West. Therefore, one would naturally assume that the US would not bomb them, right? Wrong, an estimated 467-815 innocent civilians have been killed by drones, 178 of which are children. 178 children, imagine the anguish of losing a child to a robot plane dropping a hell fire missile near your house, killing your child, flown by what your government calls your “ally.”

I cannot imagine losing a child, nor do I want to, but the reality of the situation remains. The severity of this conflict is not decreased by the lack of attention Americans give it. Our brothers and sisters are thrown into conflict with an enemy who is only shooting at them because they are in their country, killing their people.

This notion that “they hate your freedom” is drivel. The idea that a group of people can “hate you because you are free” is a psychological tactic, used to justify a war without reason. The US is most assuredly NOT the freest nation in the world. However, the public can be told that someone “hates their freedom” and they should now live in fear, garnish hatred for an entire race, have their children molested at airports, and relinquish personal liberties in return for a promise from the State to keep them safe.

The security state is utter rubbish, the only way to prove me wrong on that claim is to pull out ALL troops from ALL countries and see if there is still a growing opposition in the region. Or, one can simply look at the Swiss and show how they’ve remained heavily armed, but neutral, for the last 200 years and never been attacked, not even by Hitler, and they are FREE.

People naturally want to be left alone, it has been like this for a long time; not many people wanted to cause harm to Americans before the government started removing their democratically elected leaders and placing dictators in power or blowing up their children by “mistake.”

You have a better chance of being killed by a bee sting, or a home repair accident than you do a terrorist.

Even with all these atrocities that the US government has carried out, this “terror threat” is completely insignificant, even now. You have a better chance of being killed by a bee sting, or a home repair accident than you do a terrorist. Or how about, being hit by lightning, shot by a police officer, medical malpractice, hot weather, tripping, or choking on your own vomit? All of these are more likely to kill you than TERRORISM.

The US government is spending trillions of your dollars funding a Quagmire that benefits nobody but the elite. We the people sit back with yellow ribbon magnets, ironically Made in China, which say “Support the Troops.” People stick them to their cars and think to themselves, “we support the troops” and call anyone who questions these wars, a hippie, a kook, a crazy person, a sympathizer, etc.

But who should be considered crazy? Should the person that stands up and speaks the truth; that there is no way to win a war started under false pretense and prolonged to the extent that suicide is the leading cause of death among US servicemen and women? Or should the person that wishes to continue this death and destruction in the name of fighting some constantly redefined and recreated enemy be called crazy? Is it crazy to see the impossible oxymoron of trying to spread FREEDOM through WAR as being a farce? Is society so depraved that it thinks people like Ron Paul are “weak on foreign policy” because they do not want to wage war on a country that has done NOTHING?

Jingoistic appeals to patriotism are not what make a free society. Sticking a magnet to your car and pledging blind obedience and unquestioning support for wars that one’s government illegally wages at the expense of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and even mothers and fathers, is the antithesis of what a free person should do.

I speak from experience here, I spent 4 years as an intelligence operator in the USMC. If I learned anything it was that these brutal occupations in which the US drops billions of dollars of bombs on poor people armed with AK-47s and roadside bombs, are anything but honorable. The US is unequivocally creating enemies by the minute, throughout the world through empire spreading, nation building, and acting as the world’s police.

This foreign policy, if not throttled down and ended, will inevitably end in another World War; some contend that the US and ally forces are already engaged in the beginning of WWIII with recent violence in Syria.

Now for the chilling part, During WWII, there were a tiny handful of nuclear weapons, now there are tens of thousands; enough to completely destroy the Earth as we know it. The people behind the wheel right now are steering the US and the rest of the world into total chaos, and somehow its taboo to stand against it.

One should not be so quick in marching humanity off of a cliff. One should question the validity of sending our brothers and sisters and sons and daughters into harm’s way, every single time the issue comes up. There are supposed checks and balances built into this system of government that should prevent these types of undeclared wars, but as we have seen, they are a mere speed bump to those who seek personal gain from bloodshed.

A group of murderous sociopaths have their finger on the hair trigger that is a nuclear holocaust.

We must not give in to the war mongering propaganda that is shoved down our collective throats by ALL major media outlets. We must regain our humanity AND empathy for other humans. We must be courageous in the face of popular ignorance, and seek to lessen this ignorance by becoming informed and active.

We must cease this paradigm of self-destructive behavior and obstinacy. The power to change the world is in all of our hands, those in power are nothing without your consent and funding. Will we finance our own demise or wake up to the fact that criminally insane psychopaths are leading the proverbial lemming nation off of a cliff? The choice is yours.

 

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.