To The Daily Sun,
During this festive and holy season of Christmas it is fitting that we reflect, for at least a moment, on the content of wars we have pursued these last 12 years. To use the word war is, in itself, incorrect. No war has been declared in any country we occupy in the Middle East. Therefore our military presence there is illegal and criminal! Pakistan, for one country, hates us and wants our removal immediately. Our drone attacks recently killed a four-year old girl. I'm sure we paid the family blood-money and apologized.
Americans accept military aggression by this country as justified. The logic extolled says these people are dangerous and we must weed out terrorists and pursue a vigorous policy of punishment — almost always by deadly assault. We have killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children while this country looks on dispassionately, for the most part! Our elected representatives have turned their backs on moral and military law for the sake of lucrative weapons contracts. They have sold their soul, hiding the sin in lengthy debates! After 12 years the military is still on duty in Afghanistan although we deny it repeatedly. Leaders in at least two countries have hinted they might have talks with the Taliban: who we hunt down and kill as dreaded enemies.
Wall Street is bulging with money, (where did it come from?) My guess it is war profits. So far, we have spent six to seven trillion dollars to slaughter people alien to our way of life! It was never justified, legal or moral according to every law and Christian value we have honored for two centuries! Shame on us to let this killing continue, even one more day! Pray to God, no matter His name, to forgive us for these crimes!
The purveyors of war have immense powers to blind our sight and deaden our ears if we refuse to speak out strongly and forcefully against policies of death and destruction pursued by the military. Bring our soldiers home safely. Save our lives and those thousands who happen to be in the way!
Leon R. Albushies