Sunday, November 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

The youngest Americans who arguably defended their nation from a real threat to its shores are in their nineties, and soon there won’t be any of them left. Every single person who has served in the U.S. military since the end of the Second World War has protected nothing other than the agendas of global hegemony, resource control and war profiteering. They have not been fighting and dying for freedom and democracy, they have been fighting and dying for imperialism, Raytheon profit margins, and crude oil.

Caitlin Johnstone
Excerpted from "The Best Way to Honor War Veterans
Is to Stop Creating Them
American Herald Tribune
November 11, 2018

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The War Racket
Resisting the Hand of the Empire
Quote of the Day – March 20, 2018
Making the Connections
Saying "No" to Endless U.S. Wars
In the Wake of the Paris Attacks, Saying "No" to War, Racism and Islamophobia
The Tenth Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Iraq
A Letter to "Dear Abby" re. Responding to 9/11
Quote of the Day – November 10, 2015
On Armistice Day, Remembering Edward Brittain and Geoffrey Thurlow
All On a Beautiful Morning

Image: U.S., UK and Georgian troops in "Noble Partner" war exercises – May 2016. (Photographer unknown)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I disagree. Even the veterans of WW2 did not fight just out of self defence. After Pearl Harbour, FDR said :"Europe first"