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Eternal Soldier

Posted by Henric C. Jensen on June 24, 2006


“He’s five feet two and he’s six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years He’s a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn’t kill
and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you And he’s fighting for Canada,
he’s fighting for France,
he’s fighting for the USA,
and he’s fighting for the Russians
and he’s fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way And he’s fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds
He says it’s for the peace of all
He’s the one who must decide
who’s to live and who’s to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls But without him how would Hitler have
condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He’s the one who gives his body
as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can’t go on He’s the universal soldier
and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can’t you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.”

(By Buffy Sainte-Marie)



This was posted by my wife in a discussion about the on-going American occupation of Iraq – we both disagree strongly with it. I am old enough to have been aware of the atrocities carried out by American Troops in Vietnam and to have demonstrated against the War there – and I can clearly see the parallells, and the similarities, both in atrocities and in motives behind those two occupations. OH, I have heard the official American explanations for both wars/occupations – you know what I say about that? BULLSHIT, utter HORSE MANURE. The United States of America have never ever been present militarily anywhere unless there’s been either a political or a financial incentive. It is no co-incidence that the biggest business in the US, besides drugs, is the weapons industry. Nor is it a co-incidence that the US’ “war on terror” target people in an area that is the richest in the world in oil. Proof: Since the WWII different terror organizations, state sponsored or independently, have been operating in diffrent parts of the world; England/Ireland, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Tibet…and in neither of these areas have wee seen so much as single US protest. NOT ONE. Does any of these areas produce anything that would be interesting to the US? No. Nothing. If Tibet had been rich in either drugs or oil, you can be certain that the US would be all over China, politically, militarily, through covert and overt ops to make sure that the US could control those resources. It is no co-incidence that the Bush Family is playing finacial hanky panky with the Saudis – by doing so, not only do they secure the Family Treasury for years to come, they also make sure that they have both power and control over whatever the Saudis control, overtly or covertly. For this they are prepared to use any kind of violence, manipulation and ‘statistics’. The 2000 and 2004 elections, the lies about the WMDs, the incarceration of innocent people in KZ camps, whisking away of neutral States’ citizens to torture chambers in remote locations and the legislation that makes it possible for the Tree and the Shrub to spy on completely innocent citizens and their friends, are ample proof of this “preparedness”. As it was no co-incidence that JFK was murdered shortly after he decided to pull the Troops out of Vietnam, so it is no co-incidence that 9/11 happened shortly after the Shrub had been installed in the White House. And who is suffering? The Eternal Soldier. Shalom!

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