Thinking of joining the armed services? Look before you leap.

Join the Army

and

Kill (and Die) for Capita£i$m?

Just one casualty of US/UK actions in Iraq

My mind is a wasteland, filled with visions of incredible horror, unceasing depression, and crippling anxiety, even with all of the medications the doctors dare give. Simple things that everyone else takes for granted are nearly impossible for me. I can not laugh or cry. […]

During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. […]

To force me to do these things and then participate in the ensuing coverup is more than any government has the right to demand. Then, the same government has turned around and abandoned me. They offer no help, and actively block the pursuit of gaining outside help via their corrupt agents at the DEA. Any blame rests with them.

Who benefit$ from war?

Companies benefiting from war.

Before you join up, take the trouble to find out who you are putting your life at risk for.

As Major General Smedley Butler said, many years ago:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

  • Evidence suggests Major Smedley Butler’s description of war remains valid.  (And note that the US Government is destroying human rights and civil liberties in the USA itself, through the NDAA.  If you want to find a cause then fighting this slide towards totalitarianism has to be a good one.)

Before you join the armed services:

  • Ask questions and check the facts, including the claims made here.
  • Examine your conscience.

By refusing to join the armed services until you are happy they are used for legitimate purposes you will pressure politicians and big business to act ethically.

It’s your decision.  Please make sure it’s an informed one.

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About biowrite

I am a writer specialising in non-fiction, particularly in assisting people with their biographies.
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