Not to diminish those who fought and died in other wars, such as the War of 1812, WW1 and WW2, let's fast forward to June 25, 1950. American soldiers fought not for Americans, not for the preservation of God given rights, not under the flag of the united States but under the flag of the United Nations. 40,000 Americans died as a result of this 'police action' in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded.
Then we had the Vietnam War in 1965 where 58,220 U.S. service members died and 303,644 were wounded in the conflict. Another war that wasn't needed to preserve freedom in America, but to preserve the interests of the U.S. government abroad.
Unlike Vietnam which was fought under the flag of the united States, Gulf War 1, the Kosovo/Serbia conflict, and the Gulf War 2 were fought under the NATO banner.
You can throw Afghanistan in there too, even though we got the boogieman...supposedly.
Too all those who died while in service to our country, including our own bloody War of Northern Aggression, regardless of the conflict, regardless of whether it was right or wrong, regardless of whether or not we 'won' or lost, regardless of whether it was a clean war or dirty war, regardless of whoever benefited from such wars...I just have two words for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice:
I will remember you. I shall not forget.
And now a few words for those political minions who led those American warriors, our brothers, our fathers, our friends, to their deaths under the false flag of 'patriotism' in every illegitimate and self-serving conflict since the Korean War:
I am outraged that to further line your pocket books, you shed innocent blood that need not be shed.
Because that's all these wars are for, aren't they? Filthy lucre.
Ike was right. He saw it coming. He tried to warn us:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Do you regard life so disposable as to be able to create widows, orphans, and empty places at the dinner table, and not have any sense of remorse for what you have done?
Obviously not, because you have found new ways to increase the size of your bank account. You have found ways to bring the 'war' home. Against us. Against Americans.
God may have mercy on your soul...key word being 'may', but we will not.
I hope you all suffer in your eternal torment if He does not.
And for a those who would call themselves Americans and wage war against their own under the guise of security, look into the mirror, there you shall see your enemy. You will be treated as such.
Choose wisely which side you will serve. Unlike you, we are willing to die for our convictions. Are you, or are you just in it for a paycheck?