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Unpopular US President Praises Vets Who Participated in Indefensible Genocide

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'You do what you got to do,' goes the popular quip that dissimulates shame.

That a US President shall give a speech praising all Veterans on Veterans Day must be part of the job description.

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Unless of course a US President was allowed to be wise and ask Americans to remember that the originally the holiday was called Armistice Day, a holiday in honor of peace, namely, the day on which the Armistice that ended the murderous insanity that was World War I was signed. A return to the original sense of the holiday - that would be a nice turn-around.

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the law that made Armistice Day a national holiday, and when he died in 1944, he was working on freedom for the people occupied by European colonial armies and cooperation with the Soviet Union. But there would be no peace dividend for the world once Roosevelt was dead, either by natural causes or not (as Stalin was sure and one of FDR's sons suspected). On the contrary came the Atom Bombs detonated and the creation of the National Security State with a CIA et al. And in 1954, after a devastating and genocidal war in against Koreans in Korea, President General Eisenhower signed a law changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

This year's Veterans Day, an unpopular President saw fit to praise US veterans of genocidal wars in former colonially occupied nations like Korea, Vietnam and Iraq indiscriminately along with veterans of World War Two, a war in which America was attacked by Japan and war declared upon it by Germany and Italy.

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Someday, a hard rain is going to fall on America. As Abraham Lincoln once said, "You can fool all the people part of the time, or you can fool some people all the time, but you cannot fool all people all the time."

Genocide is a prosecutable crime against humanity that has no statute of time limitation. Praising genocide is a crime against peace. Not reporting it is being an infamous and prosecutable accessory after the fact.

In a world in which information-communication technology is raising forward, the number of people you can't fool all the time is increasing exponentially.


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