November 11, 2014 Boise, Idaho – November 11 commemorates the end of World War I, “the war to end all wars”, throughout Europe. In the U.S., was created to commemorate the end of the Korea War in 1954. In both instances, we remember those who died… for absolutely nothing. In fact, for at least 100 years, the U.S. hasn’t been in any war meant to defend the freedoms that made this country great.

Indeed, World War I was merely a war of empires. It was the logical conclusion of the insane arms race that had preceded the war, but also of the “armed peace” supported by conscription, especially starting in 1912. Finally, it was also the result on a complex web on alliances that had a domino effect – If you attack X, I attack you, but Y also attacks me, and so on. So despite what the Treaty of Versailles says, Germany is not the sole responsible for the war.

In fact, the war wouldn’t have lasted so long without the U.S. intervention in the conflict. Indeed, the Great War was characterized by extreme stalemate, where soldiers basically lived in trenches hoping the enemy would make a mistake. Losses in human lives and economic activity would have convinced the countries to settle the matter quicker.

But Uncle Sam completely changed the game. Thanks in great part to the Federal Reserve, the U.S. government was able to finance the war effort, along with the enactment of blatant liberty-killing laws to keep the “morals up”.

The involvement had started earlier, as some historians believe that the Lusitania was carrying weapons, violating the U.S. alleged neutrality. The “official” American entry is likely to have rushed Germans to conclude the Brest-Litovsk Treaty so they could hastily move their troops west. It may have helped the Bolshevik to consolidate their hold on the Russian government, furthering their communist revolution.

The American entry helped the Allies to defeat, and especially humiliate Germany as French Revanchism was still oozing everywhere – they still didn’t accept the loss of Alsace-Lorraine in 1871. By imposing prohibitive reparations, the Allies helped the rise of demagogues like Hitler.

Allying a Dictatorship to Fight a Dictatorship

When Hitler started World War II, the U.S. was never truly neutral. Starting in 1939, the country started an economic warfare with Japan, culminating in 1941 with the freezing of Japanese assets. It pushed Japan over the edge, leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also in 1941, FDR signed the Lend-Lease Act, providing support for countries fighting the Axis… including USSR.

In other words, the U.S. allied with a dictatorship to fight another dictatorship. The result? Nearly 55 years of communist oppression in Eastern Europe, a “Cold War” that diverted immense sums of money on destruction and countless lives destroyed.

So if you truly care about veterans that died/suffered trauma during the various wars they fought, demand that these senseless wars be stopped at once. They haven’t fought a single second to defend our freedoms and were merely cannon fodder. If anything, they have actually contributed to reduce them, as the mammoth Spy State enacted since 2001 can clearly show.

Support our troops. Demand that they be brought home.