It's Memorial Day in the US today and it's nearly impossible to avoid all the rhetoric. You can't flip through the TV channels in the US or see a sporting event without some announcement or event to honor the fallen soldiers.
But, what are soldiers in today's day and age? If they are paid to be in an Army then they are basically hired guns. People hired to murder other people. And if they are forced into an Army (conscription) then they are the victims of forced labor - forced to kill. And if they join voluntarily and kill others without compensation they can only best be described as brainwashed or demented people.
In any war in the last 50 years in the US there has been no justifiable reason for going to war or the justification to go to war has been a lie. So, if anyone were to volunteer to kill people in other countries for no good reason or for a lie, there can be no other description other than they've been brainwashed.
The US Needs No Standing Army
Of all countries on Earth, the one that needs a military the least is the US. Why? Gun ownership. An estimated 34 percent of the citizens in the United States own firearms, and there are thought to be more than 200 million firearms in private hands.
The world's largest army actually deploys to just a few States every fall in the US and they have nothing to do with the US Military. They are hunters. 600,000 in Wisconsin, 750,000 in Pennsylvania and 700,000 in Michigan. That, combined, is bigger than any other army in the world.
Yet, despite not needing a military whatsoever the US spends more than 50% of its annual Federal Government budget on military industrial complex expenditures.
These troops are deployed at 700 to 800 military bases worldwide with US military personnel in 156 countries and US Military bases in 63 countries. They are indiscriminately killing men, women and children in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and more. Who is the commander of all of this war and killing? Barack Obama... he won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Unbelievably, according to this interview with Wesley Clark, the US has had plans drawn up since 2001 to attack numerous countries, including Libya (1:20 mark of the following video). According to Clark, it isn't for any reason other than "We've got a big military and we can take down governments".