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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Memorial and Veterans Day Reality: Glorifying War, Deploring Peace
by Stephen Lendman
They're days of shame, dishonoring countless US men and women who died needlessly in wars that never should have been waged – so bankers, war profiteers, other corporate predators, and high-net-worth individuals could benefit from the slaughter of countless millions, along with vast destruction from all wars.
US servicemen and women gave their lives in vain, advancing the nation's imperium since the mid-19th century – from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli to today's ongoing wars of aggression, raping and destroying one country after another on the phony pretexts of democracy building, combating terrorism Washington supports, humanitarian intervention, and whatever other false reasons are given.
America is a warrior state, devoting an inordinate amount of its resources for militarism, its global empire of bases, and endless war on humanity at home
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