Thursday, May 4, 2017

war by any other name ....

Ahoy, mercenaries!

Ahoy, a government too clusterfucked to find honest and peaceful solutions!
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (AP) -- The U.S. Army is authorizing $5,000 bonuses to woo top-performing troops into a new training brigade as the service once famous for shouldering the burden of America's wars works to meet the growing demand for advisers in places ranging from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan and Africa.
The plan recognizes the new reality of America at war....
It's hard to remember a time when the word "patriotism" meant so little to so many. Raise the flag -- kill someone! Better yet, pay someone else to do it. Do it in the name of country while all the time doing it on behalf of re-election and income.


  1. While you (nor I) may not remember a time when "patriotism" was lower than it is today, it makes perfect sense.

    While I agree with OlCharlie, I'd take it further, right over the edge.

    As Samuel Johnson put it, more often than not "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."

    I am not proud of very much the American Government has done. Since Trump was "elected" things are getting ever worse.

    Yes things might be much worse in other countries but what's to love here in the USA?

    Best to watch the Italian Salute in the 1966 film "What did you do in the war, daddy?"

    In other words "My country right or wrong?"