Most Americans don’t know this Crucial History

The Futility of another War with ISIS


Can We Learn the Lessons of History?

By Perry Willis, Vice President, Downsize DC

War with ISIS will achieve nothing. It will only create new enemies and dangers. We can know this because history tells us so.

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Consider the chain of cause and effect….

ISIS exists because we went to war with Saddam Hussein in 2003. Before that…

We went to war with Hussein, because he…

* Supposedly had weapons of mass destruction

* Attacked his neighbors

* Used chemical weapons against his citizens

But we were actually complicit in ALL of these things because…

* The U.S. Government gave Hussein the chemical weapons (

* The U.S. Government urged Hussein to fight Iran

* Our Ambassador gave Hussein a “green light” to invade Kuwait in 1991

In other words…

Hussein warred against his neighbors with our approval, and murdered his own people using weapons we gave him. But the chain of connections goes deeper into history…

We supported Iraq against Iran because Iran had seized our embassy in 1980. But the CIA had used that same Embassy in 1953 to overthrow a democratic government in favor of the dictatorial Shah.

Can you begin to see how every intervention leads to future enemies?

It will be the same with ISIS.

But let’s continue digging through the history…

We overthrew Iran’s government, because we didn’t want the Soviet Union to take over. But the Soviet Union was yet another enemy we had created during an earlier foreign intervention. Here’s how that happened…

In 1917, the Russian people deposed the Czar and created a democracy. We then bribed this new democracy to continue fighting in World War 1, even though the Russian people wanted peace. This action, by us, created the conditions that led to the Bolshevik revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union just a few month’s later.

But the chain of mistakes doesn’t end there. It just keeps going…

The reason we bribed Russia to continue fighting in World War 1, was because we wanted to defeat an earlier enemy, the Kaiser. But defeating the Kaiser paved the way for Hitler. Sum it up….

* We got Hitler and Stalin, because we intervened in World War 1

* We got Mao and North Korea and Vietnam, because we invited Stalin to fight the Japanese in World War 2

* We got radically-Islamic Iran, because we deposed a democratic government over fear of the Soviet Union

* We got the Saddam Hussein boogeyman, because we encouraged him to fight Iran

* And now we have ISIS, because we got rid of Saddam Hussein

When will it end? It will only end when Americans learn the lessons of history. The record is very clear. Our government is no good at foreign intervention. It needs to stop intervening.

It needs to bring home the troops.

third partyNote from Grandma
It is simple. All we have to do is conquer is our fear for this is what is used to manipulate us. It would be good for the majority to wake up.

What they need to come to see is that inevitably the motivation behind war is money.
War is very profitable. The one percent are in love with war. That is how they control us.

When we are stupid and uninformed and fearful we get manipulated by massive propaganda to accept and support wars that are not in our best interest  and this record of history shows us just how futile that has been.

Worse than that we come to condone bad acts done to the people of other nations. This is truly NOT OKAY!

The reason why:

It is simple.  War is control to the financial “evil” oligarchies that are now running the world.

Next tier down there are investing and banking interests eager to make money out of armaments.

Next tier down there is a military/industrial complex which has no real purpose now that America is a super power. So in order to justify their existence and get their greedy hands on our taxpayer money, they have to fabricate (and fund?) wars around the globe.

What is needed here is a thorough investigation to find out who is actually creating and funding ISIS.

We also need to track the connection between ISIS and efforts to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.

We owe it to ourselves, to our sons and daughters  to seek out true data. This is done by conquering our fear. 

Quote for the Week.

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