(top photo from https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/27/middleeast/mosul-civilian-deaths/index.html)
At some point, the people who live in the United States decided that drone bombing people in foreign countries is better than sending troops to risk their lives. Just recently, I peered into a thread on Instagram below this meme:
There was a guy making the case that "This is war and war has casualties. I'd rather it be them than the troops". This idea runs so askew from any sense of morality, it's hard to even consider it anything other than a troll-job.
What must one do to ignore the fact that blow back does occur? You will hear from every version of neo-con the idea that we MUST have "boots on the ground" in order to fight the threat we face. This line of thought is logically opposed to what actually happens when the government uses agressive force in the region. There is almost no evidence that drones, boots on the ground, or any other type of agressive force actually yields the intended outcome of peace in the region. In fact, just look at the region now. What you will find is a direct result of US foreign policy working to bolster angry mobs whose neighborhoods and families are murdered by bombs marked "United States".
BEWARE THE NEO-CON
John McCain feigns some sort of nationalistic altruist virtue to fool people into believing that adding Montenegro to NATO will actually protect the small country from "Russian agression". This is simply a ploy to create new opportunities to begin conflict and bolster the military industrial complex McCain holds so dear.
Those people who look at foreign policy and think that MORE involvement with LESS skin in the game is a good thing don't understand that what they are doing or lobbying for is genocide. It is the US playing a vengeful God, reigning death and destruction from on high to end a "holy war". John McCain is complicit on the other side of this. Boots on the ground or bombs in the air, one thing is clear: the US government likes to murder.
Don't be complicit.