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Bernie Sanders a War Mongering Monster

Bernie has a bad track record for an anti-war claim.

National Defense Issues

  • National Defense Authorisation Act – 2016 Nay; 2014 Yea; 2013 Nay; 2012 Nay; 2010-2011 Yea; 2008 Yea; 2003 Nay; 2002 Yea; 1997 Nay & Nay; 1995 Nay
  • Department of Defense Appropriations Act – 2016 Did Not Vote; 2009-2010 Yea; 2007 Yea; 2006 (this is a Special Case); 2005 Yea and Yea; 2003 Yea; 2000 Nay; 1999 Nay & Nay; 1998 Nay

Kosovo

  • Voted against deploying troops (H Res 247)
  • Voted to fund the troops in Bosnia (HR 2606)
  • Voted again to not deploy troops in Bosnia (HR 2770)
  • Voted for Bosnia Troop Extension (H Amdt. 204)
  • Voted for Bosnia Troop Termination (H Amdt. 203)
  • Voted Against US Troop Removal from Bosnia and Herzegovina (H Con Res 227)
  • Voted for Kosovo Resolution (H Con Res 21)
  • Voted for Kosovo Peacekeeping (H Con Res 42)
  • Voted Against Troop Withdrawal from the Balkans (H Con Res 82)

Iraq

  • Voted for Iraqi Liberation (HR 4655)
  • Voted Against Iraq War (H J Res 114)
  • Voted for Iraq Reconstruction Resolution (H Res 198)
  • Voted Against Iraq War Anniversary (H Res 557)

Bernie also voted for Iran and Libya sanctions (HR 1954).

This record is of a person who is Machiavellian, scream loud against the war but continue to fund the army after you voted against the war. Bernie Sanders has mastered the art of voting Yes and No for the same cause.

Ignorance is Bliss?

Does ignoring a problem cause the problem to disappear?

In today’s news media of confused priorities where a war with Russia gets the same attention as Miley Cyrus dancing provocatively it seems that the news media or Pravda (according to Thomas E Woods Jr) the news media has moved from a watch dog into a lap dog of the state and I would say it has evolved into a lap dancer for the state. 

The lies the media tells have become so bold and so blatant in recent years and the people are living their life as usual is puzzling. Where is the media ethic code? Where is the journalists code of ethics? When selling war based on lies is not challenged but accepted and then it is propagated at full volume by the war machine. 

The Ukraine crisis is a perfect example of the failure of the Pravda. The State Department provoked the Ukrainian coup. Then the media ignored and then lied tooth and nail that the Russians are provoking the Ukrainians. As if that was not enough following the Crimean peninsula voted to join the Russian federation and all of a sudden Putin is the new hurler never mind the Ukrainian govt supported by the State Department was in alliance with the Neo-Nazi of Ukraine and ignoring the crimes committed by them. 

Of course Mr Four-Horsemen-in-One ie John McCain was given all the time he could spare to talk about the pretend Nazi and how he would fight Putin the Nazi by giving the weapons to actual Nazis and don’t even get me started on Syria. 

To make matters worse it turned out that Mr Poroshenko had installed his cronies all over Ukraine in various positions of power who turn out to have private armies ready to take control when ever they wish. So you have a country turning into a  real life Game of Thrones. 

While Minsk-2 agreement holds barely the Ukrainians are already preparing the civil war

Stay tuned for the coming weeks of news how Putin is going to lead the army into Kiev personally while in reality he would be bathing in the Kremlin.

Korean Peninsula

You are only defeated if you accept defeat.

I have watched the N Korean put up with S Korea and America for decades. N Korean govt has done everything a mad dictators do their country, silencing critics, kill any and every traitor. Yet it has continued to survive for all this time and it has less to do with the support from China, which there is, but rather the America’s failed policy based on wishful thinking rather than actual ground realities when they intervened.

N Korea started as a child of the Soviets rather then Chinese. Chinese govt tried all it could to avoid war in its neighbour but their efforts failed because of American fear of socialism spreading. Yet socialism is bankrupt something Ludwig von Mises predicted in his book Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth initially published in 1920 predicting why socialist states will collapse.

Currently the best thing the world can do for N Korea is to push N Korea to become more capitalist and more freedom oriented and allow the local Koreans to move forward, but there is a small chance that will happen as politicians spend all the time worrying about their fragile ego rather than the poor guy dying the price to make him a legacy.