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No Indication in the US that the Country is at War Again

Keeping it normal in the world's leading rogue nation

No wonder the latest US war crime of attacking Syria with cruise missiles is passing so unnoticed among the US public. Falsely reported or even celebrated in the US media as such attacks are, and with no coverage at all of the huge costs of US military spending, which is considered untouchable, Americans are left to debate whether or not President Trump should be impeached for his grotesque sexual proclivities, or for an alleged effort to obtain electoral assistance from Russia. Meanwhile Trump's continuance of America's massive global war crimes as the leading purveyor of death and destruction in the world, the leading marketer and provider of arms to other, mostly poor nations led by brutal dictators, and the leading obstacle to efforts to abolish such deadly weapons as atomic bombs, landmines, cluster bombs, depleted uranium and white phosphorus, goes unnoticed and unopposed by the American people, who remain for the most part entirely ignorant of untroubled by it all. In fact, that last time Trump launched such an attack, i 2017, he was, for the first time, praised for "finally being a president."

Maybe what the nation's embattled peace activists need to do, instead of just marching or demonstrating, is to start a campaign of painting messages directly on the evidence all around us of our nation's dilapidated infrastructure of crumbling bridges, roadways and schools attributing each to the vast expenditure on the military. I'm imagining a rusty bridge with bold red words saying "The $4-million cost of three Tomahawk missiles used to attack Syria could have fixed this," or a pot-hole-riddled stretch of interstate boldly painted with large white letters saying: "This stretch of highway repairable for the $100 million price of one F-35 fighter."



story | by Dr. Radut