Eternal War? – Patrick J. Buchanan
The American Conservative, 7-2-2013
In his 1951 address to Congress, Gen. Douglas MacArthur declared: “Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s object is [..] not prolonged indecision.”
Congress, the administration and the American people need to ask: Why have we been unable to bring this war on terror to a “swift end”? Why this “prolonged indecision”? Why has the battlefield in the war on terror not narrowed, but expanded from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa?
Is the war on terror to be like the war on crime, eternal, with U.S. soldiers policing the world forever, even as cops police our cities?
“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare,” wrote the author of our Constitution…
If we do not end this war, this war will one day bring an end to the freedom for which the Fathers fought.
Peace and moderation are the spirit of a republic
“I have ever deemed it fundamental for the United States never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe. Their political interests are entirely distinct from ours. Their mutual jealousies, their balance of power, their complicated alliances, their forms and principles of government, are all foreign to us. They are nations of eternal war. All their energies are expended in the destruction of the labor, property and lives of their people.” (Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe, 1823)
“Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.” (Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Lomax, 1799)
“[Montesquieu wrote in his Spirit of Laws, IX,c.2:] ‘The spirit of monarchy is war and enlargement of domain: peace and moderation are the spirit of a republic.” (Thomas Jefferson: copied into his Commonplace Book)
“That individuals should undertake to wage private war, independently of the authority of their country, cannot be permitted in a well-ordered society. Its tendency to produce aggression on the laws and rights of other nations, and to endanger the peace of our own is so obvious, that I doubt not [Congress] will adopt measures for restraining it effectually in future.(Thomas Jefferson: 4th Annual Message, 1804)
“The criminal attempts of private individuals to decide for their country the question of peace or war, by commencing active and unauthorized hostilities, should be promptly and efficaciously suppressed.” (Thomas Jefferson: 6th Annual Message, 1806)
They are supporting radical groups
interview with Dr. Zalmay Gulzad
John Robles, Voice of Russia 28-2-2013
The United States is supporting Radical Islamic groups, including Chechen terrorists, to destabilize countries they are targetting.
An interview with Dr. Zalmay Gulzad, who teaches Political Science at Harold Washington College in Chicago.
Robles: I think they would support any group that will destabilize or weaken the country that they want to attack…
Gulzad: The point is that United States have a phobia and they want to be the imperialist power. What they are doing with the world today: my God…!!
How many countries has the United States invaded in our lifetime? How many wars? Just recently: Panama, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, for no reason, for no reason.
Robles: Iraq, Iran, the list goes on and on.
Gulzad: And Syria… Why Syria? Syria is a secular, progressive country.
Robles: Israel is bombing Syria, and the United States… So we have Israel, Al-Qaeda and the United States working together to destroy Syria. Doesn’t that seem strange?
Gulzad: Absolutely. Let me tell you something. Just a few months ago I did an interview on American television here, on the so-called Arab Spring. I told them, the United States is not supporting the progressive groups: intellectuals. … They supported the most radical Islamist group.
The problem was Mubarak, because they were sick and tired of Mubarak. They wanted to find a new puppet. What happened…? Who won? The Islamic fundamentalists.
In Libya they did the same thing because they are too stupid here, because they think that quick victory will bring them happiness and glory. So, what they did in Libya. They did the same thing. Guess who took over? Islamic fundamentalists. This is what happened in Tunisia too…: Islamic fundamentalists.
Right now, yesterday, the Congress of the United States decided to give millions of dollars to the radicals of Syria. They are not giving it to intellectuals, to secular groups…
Robles: Now listen… We see, everybody sees: ok, they are funding these terrorists, they are promoting terrorism actually. They are creating more terrorists. They are financing radical-Islamic-violent-people, right?
Robles: Is it possible that that is, what they want? They can continue the endless War on Terror because they keep creating more and more terrorists themselves.
Gulzad: That’s the history of United States, think about it. Castro is going to attack Florida. The Soviet Union is going to come and get us! The Russians are coming!! Okay? Then Saddam Hussein is going to come and invade the United States. Then they created this man, this stupid man with a beard called Osama, Bin Laden, okay?
So, what they did, they made Americans wave the flag! “We are Americans!” And they became very patriotic and all this. So, they continue finding these external unbelievable forces…