Wednesday, May 29, 2013

We Don’t Need No War No More!

John McCain has returned from a somewhat secretive trip to Syria. His Lordship found the rebels wanting and in need of weapons (serious and powerful weapons). He’s telling us all that the U.S. must send such weapons pronto!
by Charlie Leck

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.” [James 3:17]

America, in the last 50 years has racked up meaningless and unnecessary war after war – from Vietnam to Iraq. Many of them have been built upon lies or, at best, serious miscalculations and erroneous information.

We don’t need another war!

John McCain, the U.S. Senator from Arizona and former presidential candidate, seems to think we do. Oh, I know, he’s only calling upon us to supply weapons for the citizen rebels in Syria.

A friend of mine once said: “Things begin where we thought they ended and we often do not recognize the beginnings until historians explain them.”

Korea was not a war. It was a police-action. They told us again and again. Tanks, fighter-jets, battleships and aircraft carriers and thousands of dead soldiers, taken together, says “war” to me. Almost 40,000 Americans died in battle in Korea.

Neither did we declare war in Cuba, Vietnam, Granada, Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan. We only supplied air support in Libya.

The steps that lead to war are often untraceable. The rising and falling tides of time erase and wash away the tracks upon the shores of distant lands.

We cannot fight every battle. Such erodes our spirits. Each misstep increases the numbers of our enemies and the future dangers we must face.

Should we supply weapons to the militant rebels in Syria we shall have taken a side. Many wise people are estimating that 10 to 20 percent of that weaponry will pass into the hands of radicals and terrorists.

Why not let other nations lead the fighting in this instance? Why can’t other nations supply weapons and equipment of war to the rebels?

Resist, Mr. President, with all your might. We don’t need no more war no more!

As the lyrics to Bob Marley’s song go…

Trouble we don't need (we don't need),
(We don't need) Lord, knows! -
We don't need no more war (no more trouble).
No more trouble - we don't need no more - more trouble!

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