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[–] Goathole 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I don't "support the troops" at all. They, through their ignorance or greed, feed the government beast with their compliance.

The US military has not "fought for our freedom" since 1775. EACH and every war after we became a country was either started or instigated directly due to our own government.

War of 1812- At the outset of the 19th century, Great Britain was locked in a long and bitter conflict with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. In an attempt to cut off supplies from reaching the enemy, both sides attempted to block the United States from trading with the other.

Mexican War- It pitted a politically divided and militarily unprepared Mexico against the expansionist-minded administration of U.S. President James K. Polk, who believed the United States had a “manifest destiny” to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean.

Civil War- arguments about how much power the states should have versus how much power the federal government should have. The southern states felt that the federal government was taking away their rights and powers.

As the United States continued to expand westward, each new state added to the country shifted the power between the North and the South. Southern states began to fear they would lose so much power that they would lose all their rights. Each new state became a battleground between the two sides for power.

Spanish American War- The Cuban conflict was injurious to U.S. investments in the island, which were estimated at $50 million, and almost ended U.S. trade with Cuban ports, normally valued at $100 million annually. On the insurgent side, the war was waged largely against property and led to the destruction of sugarcane and sugar mills.

WWI- The American businessmen were very interested in the Allied victory and many such as J.P. Morgan helped fund British and French war efforts with approximately $3 billion in loans and bond purchases. If the Allies would be defeated by the Central Powers, they probably wouldn’t be able to repay their debt to their US lenders. Many businessmen therefore supported the so-called ‘Preparedness Movement’ which campaigned for the US intervention in the war on the side of the Allied forces.

WWII- Due to the United States' relatively amicable relations with both the USSR and China, it too began to publicly criticize the Japanese for their increasing aggression.

The United States cautioned Japan against further aggressive actions by threatening to cut off shipments of raw materials to the nation. This was an especially risky situation for Japan, its only source of oil and metal came from the United States, while their primary source of rubber came from the British territories in Malaya. Therefore, it would seem that the nation would have to tread lightly to avoid angering the West. Or would it?

  • I'm spending way too much time on this one post, I'm not your fucking REAL History teacher. You can read about the REAL causes of US involvement all on your own unless you're too fucking stupid to be deprogrammed. You get the idea.

American should have and should mind it's own fucking business and not dick around as if it's The World Police.

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[–] hang_em_high 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nice post, thanks. I need to refresh my REAL American history knowledge. And we know all the major modern wars (Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria) were absolute bullshit too. It's just about money. Forget the S&P 500, you would probably do way better putting everything on defense contractors.

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[–] Goathole 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm impressed that you read through the entire post to find that.