Those vacuous hypocrites at Russia TV feature the equally vacuous hypocrite, Matthis on a few minutes of their reportage about how the US needs a war to fuel our economy;
Of course, because it doesn’t undermine their credibility a whit, they call him an Iraq War veteran, even though he spent a year in hiding trying to prevent that precise label.
For any new viewers, Matthis avoided his recall to active duty after serving honorably in Japan and Germany for five years as a military journalist. He refused to deploy, so refusing to deploy to Iraq doesn’t make him an Iraq War veteran.
His little comment about streamers on the Army’s colors; I’m not sure if his number (185) is correct, but he claims there’s one streamer for each war the Army has been in and that’s not exactly true either (surprise) – the streamers represent campaigns, not separate wars. So that kinda shoots down his little vacuous point about the US participating in a war every year since it’s founding.
And so, because Matthis says that we have a vested interest in continuing world wide wars, it must be true. It’s funny, not much, that the people we end up fighting are usually armed with Russian-made weapons like the AK47 and AK74, RPGs, so it’s more than a little disingenuous of Russia TV to make these empty charges without taking a gander at themselves in the mirror.
Thanks to a ninja for the link.