Bob Geldof accuses the younger generation of being ‘stained with blood’ – he should listen to former US air force service members
“This generation, your generation, is already stained with blood.
“Your age group are the killers of Syria.
“The people your age are murdering people in Beirut, Sharm el Sheikh”.
He has the wrong target and should look at the death-dealing record of the destructive post-war generation:
List excluding soft-power destabilisation & covert support for undesirable regimes
Korean War (1950-1953)
Vietnam War (1959-1975)
Bay of Pigs (1961) The U.S. orchestrated the invasion, an unsuccessful attempt by Cuban exiles to overthrow Fidel Castro’s communist regime in Cuba.
Dominican Republic (1965) President Lyndon Johnson sent marines and troops to quash a left-wing uprising in the Dominican Republic
Lebanon (1982-1984) U.S. troops formed part of a multinational peacekeeping force to help the fragile Lebanese government maintain power.
Grenada (1983) President Reagan invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada to overthrow its socialist government, which had close ties with Cuba.
Panama (1989) President George H.W. Bush invaded and overthrew Panamanian dictator and drug-smuggler Manuel Noriega.
Gulf War (1991) Iraq invaded Kuwait, and a U.S.-led multinational force came to Kuwait’s aid
Somalia (1993) A U.S.-led multinational force entered Somalia
Bosnia (1994-1995) During the Bosnian civil war, the U.S. launched air strikes on Bosnia to prevent “ethnic cleansing,” primarily by Serbs against Bosnians.
Kosovo (1999) U.S.-led NATO force intervened with air strikes
Global War on Terrorism (2001-present)
War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Iraq War (2003-2011)
Four former US air force service members, with more than 20 years of experience between them operating military drones, have written an open letter to Barack Obama.
They warn that the program of targeted killings by unmanned aircraft has become a major driving force for Isis and other terrorist groups. Cause and effect?
Geldof: “We [the older generation] can’t do much anymore”
Yes you can. No arms trade, no more attacks and no more invasions.
Posted on November 19, 2015, in Arms trade, Democracy undermined, Foreign policy, Government, Military matters, Propaganda, Public relations, Vested interests, warfare and tagged Arms trade, Bob Geldof, invasions, older generation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.