We gave up many of our freedoms in America to defeat the terrorists. It did not work. We gave the lives of over 4,000 American men and women in Iraq, and thousands more in Afghanistan, to defeat the terrorists, and refuse to ask what they died for. We killed tens of thousands or more in those countries. It did not work. We went to war again in Iraq, and now in Syria, before in Libya, and only created more failed states and ungoverned spaces that provide havens for terrorists and spilled terror like dropped paint across borders. We harass and discriminate against our own Muslim populations and then stand slack-jawed as they become radicalized, and all we do then is blame ISIS for Tweeting.

You have to begin to wonder who the real terrorists are…. ☕🐸
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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh told The Guardian that the official story about the killing of Osama bin Laden is completely false.

’“Nothing’s been done about that story, it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true,” he says of the dramatic US Navy Seals raid in 2011.

Hersh is writing a book about national security and has devoted a chapter to the bin Laden killing. He says a recent report put out by an “independent” Pakistani commission about life in the Abottabad compound in which Bin Laden was holed up would not stand up to scrutiny. “The Pakistanis put out a report, don’t get me going on it. Let’s put it this way, it was done with considerable American input. It’s a bullshit report…”’


After all, where did the notion that Republicans are effective on terror come from? Mainly from a rally-around-the-flag effect after 9/11. But if you think about it, Bush became America’s champion against terror because, um, the nation suffered from a big terrorist attack on his watch. It never made much sense. What Bush did do was talk tough, boasting that he would get Osama bin Laden dead or alive. But, you know, he didn’t. And guess who did?
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You know, if you really think about it, Osama Bin Laden won anyway. Our wars since 9/11 have led us to do all the things he said we would do if someone like him “stood up” to the US: that the US would show the Muslim world its “true face” by launching a crusade of revenge, that the US was not really “the greatest country in the world” but a corrupt, amoral militaristic nation and would become bankrupted, bloodied and even more fractious as a result of pursuing Al Qaeda.

Our reputation is tarnished, our civil rights are diminished, thousands have died (American and non-American) and two (Iraq, Afghanistan) going on three (Pakistan) predominantly Muslim countries have been [further] wrecked in our “War on Terror.”

He wanted to make us give him an existential conflict. And we did just that. We’re still fighting the conflict on his terms.We’ll be fighting it on his terms for years to come.

He won. He’s still winning.


“This is not a war zone. It doesn’t make you tough to hurt these people. … They are US citizens … They don’t have guns.  Why are you hurting these people?  It doesn’t make any sense.  How do you sleep at night?  There’s no honor in this. … How do you do this to people? … You’re supposed to protect us…If you want to go hurt and kill people go to Iraq. … It’s unbelievable that you all are doing this to people. … Why are you all walking like there’s a war going on?  Why do you treat people like this?  This is not war. Why are you acting like this? …There’s no honor in hurting unarmed civilians… I come home and in New York City they are hurting people I fought to protect.  There’s no honor in this.”   - United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas 


Disturbing.  Heartbreaking.  Ironic.  Must See.

Mr Thomas asks the vital questions of the NYPD and their violent acts against assemblers.  He needs to ask the same questions of himself and the U.S. military and the brutality rained down upon Iraqis and Afghanis.


Background: United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY went toe to toe with the New York Police Department. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and has been plaguing the #OWS movement.

Thomas is a 24-year-old Marine Veteran (2 tours in Iraq), he currently plays amateur football and is in college. Thomas comes from a long line of people who served in the US military: Mother, Army Veteran (Iraq), Step father, Army, active duty (Afghanistan), Grand father, Air Force veteran (Vietnam), Great Grand Father Navy veteran (World War II).