Is War Really Peace?

War Is Peace

From the opposition being raised, the President’s peace negotiations with Iran are going to be end of the world. If you believe the hype. And the Orwellian rhetoric never stops—war equals peace.

From threats of a nuclear war in the future to total war in the Middle East, we are being told that peace in this case is a foolish proposition that will come back to haunt us.

The GOP presidential contenders are almost uniformly supporting the war party. From several threats to cancel the deal, if elected president, to Donald Trump’s assurance that he will invade and take the oil fields to pay for US veteran’s benefits. Even the President’s own political party has its opponents, as he struggles to get the peace package through Congress.

Mr. Trump, despite is populist appeal, has moved to reassure the industrial-defense complex and the generally warmongering GOPr’s that he’s one of their own—he’s going to invade Iran. So there’s his first lie. Mr. Trump is not going to invade any country. Nor should you count on his son’s or daughters putting boots on the ground. What he really means in that the common American will be given the job of bleeding and dying. And the rest of us will be sent the bill.

What you won’t see reported by mainstream media pressitutes is the growing number of “experts” who are lining up to sign up for the peace plan. American military officers and government officials. And despite all the saber-rattling being paid for by the Israeli lobby, Israel has its own list of experts who favor the peace agreements.

But let the American experts speak for themselves:

General James “Hoss” Cartwright, U.S. Marine Corps
General Joseph P. Hoar, U.S. Marine Corps
General Merrill “Tony” McPeak, U.S. Air Force
General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, US. Air Force
Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, Jr., U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Donald L. Kerrick, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Charles P. Otstott, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant General James M. Thompson, U.S. Army
Vice Admiral Kevin P. Green, U.S. Navy
Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn, US. Navy
Major General George Buskirk, US Army
Major General Paul D. Eaton, U.S. Army
Major General Marcelite J. Harris, U.S. Air Force
Major General Frederick H. Lawson, U.S. Army Major General William L. Nash, U.S. Army
Major General Tony Taguba, U.S. Army
Rear Admiral John Hutson, U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Malcolm MacKinnon HI, US. Navy
Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masco, U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Joseph Sestak, U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Garland “Gar” P. Wright, US. Navy
Brigadier General John Adams, US. Air Force
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, U.S. Marine Corps
Brigadier General Patricia “Pat” Foote, U.S. Army
Brigadier General Lawrence E. Gillespie, U.S. Army
Brigadier General John Johns, U.S. Army
Brigadier General David McGinnis, U.S. Army
Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis, U.S. Army
Rear Admiral James Arden “Jamie” Barnett, Jr., U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Jay A. DeLoach, U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Harold L. Robinson, U.S. Navy
Rear Admiral Alan Steinman, U.S. Coast Guard
General Martin Dempsey – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Admiral Cecil E.D. Haney, U.S. Navy, who is commander of the U.S. Strategic Command.
Admiral Eric Olson, U.S. Navy, who was Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
Secretary of Defense William Perry
National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski
National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft
National Security Advisor Samuel Berger
Secretary of State Madeline Albright
Assistant Secretary of Defense and Chairman National Intelligence Council Joseph Nye
Director for Iran, National Security Council and Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State Richard Nephew
National Security Council Member for Iran and the Persian Gulf Gary Sick

Now let’s add their Israeli counterparts:

Shlomo Gaza, Chief of Intelligence, Major General
Carmi Gillon, Director of Israel Security Agency
Ami Ayalon, Vice Admiral, Director of Israel Security Agency
Itamar Yaar, Colonel Deputy Israeli National Security Council
Arie Pellman, Israeli Security Agency official
Amiram Levin, deputy of the Mossad director, Major General
Itzhak Barzilay, Mossad official
Nathan Sharony, Major General, head of planning for the armed forc
David Ben Bashat, Vice Admiral
Micha Ram, Vice Admiral
Alex Tal, Vice Admiral
Amira Dotan, Brigadier General, member of Parliament
Uzi Eilam, Brigadier General, Director of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission
Aviezer Yaari, Major General
Giora Romm, Major General
Moshe Lichtman, Major General
Amram Mitzna, Major General, member of Parliament
Abraham Almog, Brigadier General, Medal of Courage
Asher Levy, Brigadier General
Yossi Gonen, Brigadier General
Giora Inbar, Brigadier General
Arie Keren, Brigadier General
Yoram Cohen, Brigadier General
Shlomo Egozy. Brigadier General
Yosef Eyal, Brigadier General
Asaf Agmon, Brigadier General
Uriel Agmon, Brigadier General
Yoram Agmon, Brigadier General
Amos Amir Brigadier General
Mordechai ‘Motke’ Ben Porat, Brigadier General
Shaul Gavoli, Police Major Geneneral, LDF Brigadier General
Ilan Paz, Brigadier General
Yitzhak Rabin, Brigadier General
Giora Ram (Furman), PhD, Brigadier General
Yaron Ram, Brigadier General
Gilad Ramot, Brigadier General
Gilad Raz, Brigadier General
lftach Spector, Brigadier General
Benny Taran , Brigadier General
Aharon Vardi, Brigadier General
Shlomo Waxe. Brigadier General
Izak Zamir, Brigadier General
Gadi Zohar, Brigadier General
Amnon Reshef, General
Ran Ronen, General
Danny Rothschild, General
Efraim Halevy, Mossad Director; former head of National Security Council
Shlomo Ben-Ami, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Internal Security
Shlomo Brom, brigadier general; former director of IDF strategic planning division; former deputy national security advisor
Uzi Arad, national security advisor
Dov Tamari, military intelligence chief; former head of special operations
Chuck Freilich, deputy national security advisor
Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, Chair of Israel’s space agency; former IDF general
Uzi Even, lead scientist at Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor
Eran Etzion, Deputy Head of the Israeli National Security Council; former Head of Policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Israel Ziv, major general
Eli Levite, deputy director general of Israel’s atomic energy commission

And as to fears for their homeland, apparently 340 Jewish Rabbi’s feel that the peace deal is the right deal. They clearly represent the vast majority of American Jews who feel the same way. If anyone was concerned about Israel’s safety in this situation, would it not be Jews?

Apparently the neocon’s who currently control foreign policy, and Bibi The Great and his political backers are the only one’s who see war as the answer. Of course they always do. Don’t expect this list of knowledgable people to sway Washington, D.C., where endless war means endless profits and power, and where gaining popular support for war means creating endless bogeyman bad guys that are going to kill us in our beds while we are sleeping, or nuke us.

Isn’t it time to evaluate the decades of American foreign policy that have been characterized by nothing but war? The Middle East is in turmoil. Whether fueled by US policy or not, it is clear that 14 years of war in Afghanistan and 12 years of war in Iraq, the destruction of Libya, and a host of other nations demonstrate that US policies and actions have not worked.

 

When men who make their living at the art of war are calling for peace, maybe it would be wise to listen. And when war doesn’t work, maybe we should look to peace. Maybe, just maybe, Jesus meant something when he said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” ****

**** Please see my comment below, in the remarks. In the spirit of proper authorship, I would not wish to edit my comments after posted, but I have put a note of personal correction in place. Thanks.

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