Posts Tagged ‘Military’

September 5th, 2020 - 2:51 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

The wisdom of Smedley D. Butler

by Mark Adams “It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits. That is how the 21,000 billionaires and mi[...]

September 5th, 2020 - 1:55 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump belittles Gen. Kelly (video)

Watch a draft dodger disparage a 4-star general (read details of his career here) in video below. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 2:43 pm § in America, Humor, Russia

Russki-Yank fender bender in Syria

“Four U.S. service members were injured in a collision between their vehicle and a Russian military police patrol … earlier this week,” NBC News reported, that prompted a call between Russian and American generals which both sides “agreed to keep … private.” Howev[...]

August 25th, 2020 - 1:03 am § in Law and Courts

Navy SEAL team was pulled from Iraq because of sexual misconduct

A Navy SEAL platoon in Iraq to fight ISIS was sent home early, which is extremely rare, because of an alleged rape incident following drinking at a July 4, 2019 barbeque, newly obtained documents revealed according to the Associated Press. The SEAL team member accused of the rape was court-martialed[...]

October 18th, 2019 - 1:56 pm § in Misc.

The Limits of Military Commitment to Democracy in The Era of Trump

The lack of military willingness to speak out about the unconstitutional abuse of our forces is frightening. About sixty years ago at Harvard, I attended a career night where a General came .. obviously, at Harvard we would get a General. This impressive, learned man was telling us why we ought to c[...]

June 18th, 2019 - 11:19 pm § in America, China, Environment, Russia

The US Navy is Flunking the Polar Test of Global Warming

While Trump touts spending billions of dollars to build more F35 fighter jets, he seems not to understand even the basics of our military needs.  After all, won’t global warming make the ice breakers obsolete?  Seems like our opponents get a different message.  As the poles melt, the Russia[...]

May 27th, 2019 - 12:27 am § in America, Religion

A Visit to a Cemetery: Why does the military assume that a dead American soldier must always have been a Christian?

  Embattled Belief .. The Religious Experiences of American Military Nicholas Pellegrino This fascinating essay by Nicholas Pellegrino asks an important question. Why are America’s military cemeteries filled with crosses?  Even if, in the days of yore, 90% of Americans filled in the blan[...]

February 14th, 2018 - 3:42 am § in America, Donald Trump

Wesley Clark on Our National Defence

General Clark is a personal hero of mine, someone I feel should have become President.  He represents a rational set of views, independent of the Trumpist screaming that has afflicted both parties.  Please watch![...]

May 2nd, 2017 - 8:02 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Chart: Military spending by country

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April 13th, 2017 - 1:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

BREAKING NEWS: Message to North Korea from The Donald

President Donald Trump called it “another successful job” later Thursday. Washington (CNN) Trump’s  military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, the “Bunker Buster,” on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. This is the weapon the US would use if it were to [...]