Thursday, August 23, 2018

Illegal Wars

They voted for illegal wars, but they don’t fight
“Leaders” and politicians that like to incite
Others also support wars, as do some in the corporate media
As do some in think tanks and others in academia

“Warriors” and their “wisdom” parade on the world stage
Dressed in suits and dresses, products of this mad warmongering age
They are the “experts” that feed the masses propaganda
They participate in the flag waving and other extravaganzas

The marketers of murder and mayhem also get in on the act
As do the producers of weapons and that is a fact
“Creating jobs” for the masses is the slogan they sell
And the “coalition of the willing” kills and creates hell

Destroying countries that never invaded them
Reducing them to rubble, again and again
Millions are dead, their homes and jobs are destroyed
Other victims still living have nothing; of things they once enjoyed

Sovereignty was violated in a number of countries
With bombings, killings and many other atrocities
Illegal wars were planned and actions were taken
Now chaos reigns in a number of victim nations

Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and other countries are drenched in blood
And missiles and bombs continue to land, with a hellish thud
Many of the people of these countries would still be alive
If the “liberators” had not invaded and dropped hell from the skies

Are those that run the system to powerful for justice?
Do gangsters and villains “rule the roost” among us?
Has law and order become words that mean nothing?
When those in control; control almost everything

Refugees are in the millions, trying to find a safe haven and peace
Instead they live in squalor and the wars never cease
What is the solution to all this criminal carnage on many lands and shores?
Should the perpetrators be put on trial, that voted for illegal wars?

“We have to ask ourselves how it can be that the world’s worse criminals—people responsible for the death and displacement of millions of peoples—occupy high office...?” Paul Craig Roberts. The Unz Review, March 9, 2016.

Stephen J. Gray
August 23, 2018.

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