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#1 slupert

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 09:14 AM

have built our own Marine Corps Boot Camp (MCRD) and taught half that country how to be real soldiers!



#2 Rogerdodger

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 11:43 AM

Fight, quit, reload, fight, quit, reload...

 

Where do you think the lobbyists get their $80 Billion cash for our bought-and-paid-for politicians?

Senator XXX, who was on the House Armed Services Committee for years, has a net worth of $8,000,000.

All on a salary of $174,000! (Plus Tips)

XXX"s spouse's net worth is over $6,000,000.

 

The wealthiest Senator XXX has a reported net worth of $214,000,000

 

They go to Washington to do good. They do very good.

 

Don't say you weren't warned!

 

As our President warned : "Beware of the military Industrial complex.

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
"We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions."
~Eisenhower's farewell address, January 17, 1961 at 8:16~
 

"A Taliban fighter poses with a US-made Afghan air force Blackhawk helicopter at captured Kandahar airfield"

US troops left behind everything from energy drinks to armored vehicles when they abandoned a key base in Afghanistan in the dead of night

 

Time to reload...


Edited by Rogerdodger, 15 August 2021 - 02:32 PM.


#3 Rogerdodger

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 06:21 PM

My apologies to all of the Gold Star Families, and don't even want to think about the causalities at Walter Reed Hospital and the many thousands now suffering from Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

 

And for what purpose...

 

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 15 August 2021 - 06:26 PM.


#4 Rogerdodger

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 08:13 PM

Follow the money: Armaments... and OPIUM!

 

The total area under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was estimated at 224,000 hectares (202,000 - 246,000) in 2020, which represents an increase of 37% or 61,000 hectares when compared to 2019.



#5 xe2dy

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 09:54 PM

The following article has 72,000 hectares in 2002 as reference. https://www.un.org/press/en/2003/socnar880.doc.htm 

 

Could that be an answer to "And for what purpose..." 


Edited by xe2dy, 15 August 2021 - 09:56 PM.


#6 xe2dy

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Posted 15 August 2021 - 11:27 PM

Here is the missing link. https://www.un.org/p...UuM8TJHJp3z5nio



#7 brucekeller

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 02:04 PM

“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
―  Major General Smedley D. Butler 2 time Medal of Honor recipient. 



#8 Rogerdodger

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 02:19 PM

How soon we forget:

The administration has refused to say how the $1.7 billion was paid.

But officials say the $400 million was paid in foreign currency, because transactions with Iran in US dollars is illegal in the United States.

It was such a large amount of cash that the US was forced to transfer the money into the central banks of the Switzerland and the Netherlands. 

Once the dollars were converted to foreign currency, it was stacked in the wooden pallets and sent off to Iran. The money could be used to fund terrorist groups such as Lebanese militia Hezbollah or it could be funding Assad's regime in Syria."

 

No one ever explained where that CASH came from.

 

Try to put  just $10,000 cash in your bank and see what happens.

DEA seized a woman's bag of cash at an airport. It was her dad's life savings..

Jan 17, 2020 — NEW YORK - A federal law enforcement agency that confiscated a retired Pennsylvania man's life savings will not return it even though it was her dad's life savings.

For many years, Rolin, a retired railroad engineer, socked away his money in his basement, just like his parents did.

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 16 August 2021 - 02:27 PM.


#9 xe2dy

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 05:39 PM

"...a retired Pennsylvania man's life savings will not return it even though it was her dad's life savings." ? It's either bisexual, poor English or the Biden regime.  



#10 Rogerdodger

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Posted 16 August 2021 - 07:31 PM

Cute. My typo.. Probably better like this...

 

I was going to use a public restroom but the signs on the door said "IT'S" and "THEY"