by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Wednesday Nov 13th, 2013 1:13 PM
You can't call the U.S. the world's leading champion of peace, considering how many wars and conflicts it's been involved in and considering how eager it is to sell arms to those who would start new ones or keep old ones going!
Ask the Palestinians, who are being tear-gassed by American-made chemicals, shot by American weapons, and bombed by American missiles, how peaceful the U.S. is. Ask the Latin Americans who died at the hands either of governments or guerrillas wielding American arms how peaceful the U.S. is. Or ask the millions of others who are involved in conflicts in Africa, Asia, the Mideast and Europe, fueled and kept going by low-cost American arms, how peaceful the U.S. is.
If the U.S. would export half as much peace as it does weapons--working on feeding the poor, clothing the needy, and providing jobs to the destitute--then it would make the world a far better place!
Ted Rudow III, MA