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World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1870 to 1935 (Uncle Eric Book) Paperback – August 1, 2003
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- Publisher : Bluestocking Pr; Revised edition (August 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 252 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0942617428
- ISBN-13 : 978-0942617429
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #413,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Students have an oversimplified view of wars because of the lack of economic history. What Americans have been taught about wars is one of the great falsehoods in history.
My country right or wrong means my government right or wrong. This definition of patriotism leads to doing whatever the government says, even if it is not ethical.
The USG was not on the side of the good guys in WWI and WWII. There were no good guys
Our Founders believed in neutrality (nonintervention). Politicians confuse this principle with the term isolationism to keep voters from giving a policy of nonintervention serious consideration.
In the 1980s, primitive Afghan tribesmen acquired shoulder-launched guided missiles and defeated the USSR, the second most powerful nation in history.
Switzerland stayed out of both world wars even though it is smaller than Ohio. They did it with a mostly volunteer militia. Every able-bodied Swiss male from 20 to 50 serves in the militia. The Swiss militia prefers to ambush colonels, generals and the politicians who send invading troops. Marksmanship is the Swiss national sport. All Swiss militiamen are qualified to be snipers and the surrounding nations know it. Switzerland does not have an army; Switzerland is an army. In WWII, the Swiss militia numbered 850,000, a fifth of the population. These were more troops than the U.S. Army had when the World Trade Center was destroyed. Facing 850,000 snipers, the German generals decided they could invade, but they would never get out of Switzerland alive. Thousands of Swiss women also practice their marksmanship. They practice every weekend to earn their sharpshooting medals. The Swiss are fully trained to hunt down the enemy’s leaders. Why don’t all countries use this system? A militia-guerrilla force cannot be used to invade other people’s homelands. The Swiss have no military alliances.
The guerrilla objective is not to kill the enemy’s troops. It is to kill enemy leaders. In the U.S., law prohibits the killing of foreign rulers. It’s supposed to protect the U.S. President and prevent tit-for-tat assassinations.
American armed forces are not defensive, they are offensive. They are not designed to defend our homeland, but to get into other people’s wars.
Guerrilla war tends to limit the killing of civilians and bring an earlier end to war. In non-guerrilla war, the two sides pound each other from great distances. Young officers sit in underground bunkers and submarines ready to pour nuclear fuel on tens of millions any time their government tells them to, and this is considered entirely ethical.
In September 1999, in the TV news clips of Indonesian troops slaughtering unarmed Christians in East Timor, you may have noticed that the Indonesian troops carried American weapons. The USG had given the Muslim government of Indonesia three billion of our tax dollars knowing full well that 200,000 Christians were being murdered.
All nations at all times have a depressingly large supply of crazy power junkies. The solution to the power junkie problem is to have a population intelligent enough to recognize a powerseeker and ignore him.