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Washington War Hawks Ecstatic Over Growing World Turmoil

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They can't get enough, this is what they live for; it's in their blood and embedded in their psyche. These war hawks that are embedded in Washington D.C. watch the rapidly increasing violence and turmoil taking place in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine and they thank the Gods of war who they believe have answered their prayers.

After the fabricated war in Iraq ended and the one in Afghanistan began to wind down these war hawks fell into a state of deep depression and despondency. Their lives became largely meaningless and empty and they began to feel powerless; but deep inside they had this feeling that some way, somehow things would change, because they always do.

And they were not mistaken as suddenly they saw the bloody civil war break out in Syria; that was a good start but not nearly enough to satisfy them. Then they were encouraged when the nation of Iraq erupted once again as ISIS, the newest terrorist group rose up and began to wreak havoc in that country. They were further inspired when they saw the civil war in Ukraine gather momentum with Russia overtly supporting the pro-Russian rebel forces.

Here's why these war hawks are so overjoyed at this increased world turmoil. They see the increasing probability of U.S. troops once again entering Iraq in significant numbers. They are fully aware that President Obama and the Pentagon are reconsidering the possibility of launching some sort of military attack on Syria; and they watch as the U.S. government and their NATO partners look for some kind of reckless, aggressive military action on the part of Russia that would give them justification for coming to the aid of the government of Ukraine militarily.

Yes, the Washington war hawks must be in a state of euphoria as these tensions around the world escalate. John "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran" McCain and his sidekick Lindsey Graham are obviously thrilled; Hillary the hawk Clinton, as more and more writers are referring to her, is no doubt overjoyed and Dick Cheney is likely on his knees thanking the gods of war for creating these bloody conflicts between nations and factions within them.

Let's talk some more about Hillary Clinton, someone I have to admit I once greatly admired. As a senator she did not see through the lies of the Bush/Cheney administration and voted to approve the Iraq War. Then as Secretary of State, instead of using statesmanship and diplomacy in world affairs, she used her new found power to issue constant warnings to Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil and a host of other nations who she felt were refusing to follow the dictates of the U.S. government.

Village Voice reportedly referred to her as "Mama Warbucks" and Steve Chapman stated in this article in the Chicago Tribune in April 2014, "The former secretary of state is a long-standing and unblushing advocate of frequent military intervention abroad."

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