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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim Good ol' Smedley was right on the money! Eisenhower agreed with him. And danged if I'm arguing with someone who won the CMH twice!

message 2: by Mark (new)

Mark Mortensen They only made one Smedley. He did have high regard for the common infantry man.

message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Mode Ike made a short public announcement clip saying the chiefs of staff and the arms manufaAnd, resizecturers had become way too tight.

I'm 60. The first and last time I ever saw it was on one of the FilmOnTV app's war channels.
I looked and looked for it ever since and haven't been able to find it again.

It really amazes me that people don't see the opportunities to make mega money off war.

And, realize that it's been a dog and pony / smoke and mirrors game for so long the people who stage it all are so good at it, and in an environment where everyone knows the scam... that, the storyline has been written long before it ever gets acted out.

Improvisation, by taking advantage of whatever's currently got people's attention is probably the main flexible part that they can have a few laughs with.

And, people don't question anything. Like, how they wrote the thousands of pages that went into the patriot act in less than a week after 911

It really is a racket...
But, how can you blame them for abusing the power they have, when no one asks questions. No matter how much money gets spent

message 4: by Mark (new)

Mark Mortensen War can be a racket. However it’s not all black and white as there are grey areas. For example I’m a sales executive, who sells high tech yarn manufactured in our family owned textile company and the U.S. military is one downstream customer where the yarn goes into molle backpacks, personal training apparel and other items to assist our national defense. Naturally I do not wish for an unjust war to increase orders and production for this business segment

message 5: by John (new)

John Taylorvgatto Butlers definition of Racket isca Classic,an eye opener,vandvappliesvt o many shocking rackets enabled by a
Centralized immoral government ofvSatanic atheists and their
Ongoingnprojectsctovend A,erica's libertarian,quasi-democratic
Principles.nOur aid to the vicious political state of Israelnisca racket;(read Arthur Butz's Hoax Of The TWentieth Century for
Evidence the Nuremberg trials were a racket,the JFK murder
By ?Lyndon Johnson wascavrscket and the controlled de molting
Ofb9-11 a racket,too,ourvriggedcelections and ghastly forced
Schooling,too. acton sprlledbitboutbforbyou--POWER CORRUPTs.,
Absolute power ascwevvestbinbD.C. Corruptscabsolutely

message 6: by John (new)

John Taylorvgatto Ifbyou homeschool,be certain your kids read/study Butler!

message 7: by Gerry (new)

Gerry Mark, this one read I "had" to get to based on the classic sense of the time and literature as it was written for the time. I find a person either "likes" or "dislikes" this book and not many lay in between the gray area so to speak. Butler had his convictions but they were off base; I do believe he would have changed his viewpoint somewhat had he lived to see the effects of the Japanese attack on Hawaii. Liked your review here on this book - said and stated in a more respectful tone than my own.

message 8: by Mark (new)

Mark Mortensen Well stated Gerry. I agree with your thoughts on the attack on Hawaii.

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