War on us

US rulers protect terrorists, prey on us

By Mark Luedtke

There is no war on drugs, only a war on some drugs determined by who benefits. If Big Pharma makes billions of dollars by addicting people to opioids and much of that money lines the pockets of politicians and bureaucrats, they’re allowed to create a killer opioid epidemic. If big banks and war profiteers make billions off opium production in Afghanistan and laundering heroin trade money and much of that money also goes into the pockets of rulers, they’re allowed to create an even more deadly heroin epidemic.

But if you get caught with a half ounce of pot in your car, the government will wage war against you. Government agents will attack you, and if they don’t kill you, they will kidnap you and lock you in a cage.

In the same way, there is no war on terror, only a war on some terrorists also determined by who benefits. For example in Syria, ISIS and al Qaeda are allies of our rulers, not enemies. Former presidential candidate Ron Paul reports, “Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The U.S. military twice attacked Syrian government forces from a military base it illegally occupies inside Syria. According to the Pentagon, the attacks on Syrian government-backed forces were ‘defensive’ because the Syrian fighters were approaching a U.S. self-declared ‘de-confliction’ zone inside Syria. The Syrian forces were pursuing ISIS in the area, but the U.S. attacked anyway.”

These so-called de-confliction zones are really terrorist protection zones. ISIS and al Qaeda, called the al-Nusra Front in Syria, which have been nearly defeated by the Syrians with the help of their Russian allies, hide there under the protection of U.S. soldiers. And U.S. rulers wonder why military morale is so low.

Paul continues, “The U.S. is training yet another rebel group fighting from that base, located near the border of Iraq at al-Tanf, and it claims that Syrian government forces pose a threat to the U.S. military presence there. But the Pentagon has forgotten one thing: it has no authority to be in Syria in the first place! Neither the U.S. Congress nor the U.N. Security Council has authorized a U.S. military presence inside Syria.”

The pretense of attacking ISIS in Syria makes it look like it’s all part of the war on terror, but it’s really a war on the government of Syria and therefore requires a declaration of war from Congress.

As transparent as this farce is, thanks to government-controlled media, most Americans still don’t get it. Judicial Watch recently received a Defense Intelligence Agency document from a Freedom of Information request admitting the U.S. and its allies support terrorists in Syria. It’s not a secret, but the media won’t report it so nobody cares.

You might think since our rulers are supposedly fighting a war on terror, a bill to stop funding terrorists would pass Congress with no problem. Not so. Writing at Mises Wire, Alice Salles observes, “One of the few elected Democratic lawmakers with an extensive anti-war record, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), has combined forces with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to push legislation through both the House and the Senate that would bar federal agencies from using taxpayer-backed funds to provide weapons, training, intelligence, or any other type of support to terrorist cells such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, or any other group that is associated with them in any way. The Stop Arming Terrorists Act is so unique that it’s also the only bill of its kind that would also bar the government from funneling money and weapons through other countries that support (directly or indirectly) terrorists such as Saudi Arabia.

“To our surprise—or should we say shame?—only 13 other lawmakers out of hundreds have co-sponsored Gabbard’s House bill. Paul’s Senate version of the bill, on the other hand, has zero co-sponsors.”

However, in the name of the war on terror, Congress is considering a new law that would make it illegal for Americans to keep money outside of banks unless registered. If you want to keep your money in your mattress, safe, or electronic accounts, you will have to ask permission from your rulers.

This has nothing to do with the war on terror. It’s a giveaway to bankers because our rulers know the coming crash will wipe many banks out. This bill has more co-sponsors than Sen. Paul’s.

The government is our predator, not our protector, and it promotes crime on a grand scale.

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Reach DCP freelance writer Mark Luedtke at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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