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article imageOp-Ed: Kids starve in Yemen; U.S. sends $112 million in weapons to help

By Mindy Allan     Jul 19, 2012 in World
United Nations and other aid organizations are appealing for help to feed the millions of people in Yemen who are starving.
In a report published by BBC News, 10 million people in Yemen are going to bed hungry. It is a crisis that Yemen's government cannot handle on its own, but the international community has not been able to help. Donors have pledged money for Yemen but it has not arrived.
The United States has responded by sending $112 million in weapons for the Yemeni army - while millions starve. War, power, and control seems to be the U.S. agenda. The U.S. continues to sell weapons around the world which keeps civil unrest going while companies profit and countries collapse.
How long will the U.S. continue to sell arms to countries - and then attack them? The U.S. has not changed the script for war for a long time. First the country is supplied with weapons, then its leaders are accused of killing people, or they have weapons of mass destruction. Opposition forces are supplied with weapons and the killing of innocent people begins. Fingers are always pointing both ways.
War is Big Business once it was realized the amount of money and control that could be gained from starvation, spilling blood and destruction. Along with wars come activist groups to protest them. One of the most notable groups was Mark Twain as vice-president of the American Anti-Imperialist League.
During the Philippine-American War, Twain wrote a short pacifist story entitled The War Prayer, which makes the point that humanism and Christianity's preaching of love are incompatible with Christian war making.
According to Wikipedia timeline of United States military operations, the U.S. has gone to war many times as stated for its own interests, ie the major corporations who have taken advantage of each country for the theft of oil, minerals, or the use of the people for slave labor, and the corruption continues.
On December 2, 2012 Retired General Wesley Clark, who was interviewed on Democracy Now, unveils the plans for United States to try to take down 7 countries in 5 years. The 5 years has passed, but the mission is moving forward.
Wars.... the only thing that has come from them is death, destruction, and offshore bank accounts for defense contractors and other major corporations. Taxpayer money used to support them is causing worldwide collapse of a system that has been broken for a long time which is only being propped up by numbers on computer screens. Retired Marine Corps pilot Field McConnell in an interview say's corporations control war, media & government,
Cities around the world are crumbling, people are homeless, hungry, and without jobs, and yet world governments are spending billions outside of the borders which they govern.
The wonderful world we thought we lived in has become an illusion based on consumerism and fake democracy...
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