Listen to a soldier of experience speak of warring for corporate America. "Rich man's war, poor man's fight."
History is full of wars fought by the poor for the benefits of the wealthy. When wars have ended those who fought are forgotten as is become no longer patriotic to support them. As the drums of war were beating for a war in Iraq, I was approached by a Vietnam veteran to sign a petition against the war. As I did I uttered "why are we creating more veterans when cannot and/or do not take care of the ones we already have?" Several bystanders came over to sign the petition. I knew the second versus of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”
Until NATO bombers destroyed its government last year, Libya was a truly sovereign country. No one can make that claim now. It will be the Pentagon and CIA who will determine what should be done in Libya in pursuit of those whose demonstration at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
We see these throughout Africa and Asia. The destruction of these countries is due to imperialist capitalistic invasions. Yet China has peacefully and successfully traded with these parts of the world for centuries to the benefit of all parties. They were able to do so without destroying land, impoverishing the people, enslaving the people, stealing land from the people, invading and overthrowing the Mustafa's and replace them with Scars.