Will history judge the USA same as Solomon judged himself? Has USA really learned a war lesson or will there be another futile repeat USA attempt that may be judged in histoy “a pursuit of the wind?”
The Chicago Tribune Op-Ed titled: Sending troops to Haiti is a bad idea – with no takers. Maybe we have learned our lesson?
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate King Solomon Ecclesiastes verse and my opinion of reveal the clues of what needs to be discerned and required before the USA sends troops to any Nation in the future based on history.
Ecclesiastes 1:6 6The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
Yet when I considered all the works that my hands had accomplished and what I had toiled to achieve, I found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind; there was nothing to be gained under the sun.
What’s My Point?
There are common clues in the history of USA sending troops into foreign countries that have proved as futile chasing after the wind.
For example, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Africa, Haiti, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.
My point is over time the USA has never been successful in ending these conflicts because two common clues were missing similar to the King Solomon verse of chasing the wind.
What are the Two Clues?
The first clue is If we discern is every country conflict listed that the USA sent troops to engage in fighting and funding is still considered as an “ongoing” because of failure to obtain a signed surrender agreement.
The second clue was a war tax was never passed to fund all of the above USA involvements. In every incident, the USA borrowed fund that has accumulated into the present 28 trillion-dollar National Debt.
In My Opinion
Without a signed surrender, the conflict remains “ongoing” meaning over time when the USA troops leaves there is no final closure to the problems and either US troops must remain in the countries or when the US forces leave, over time another conflict will likely repeat again in a similar manner as the wind comes and goes as in above verse.
Does anyone really believe the present withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan will end the 20 years of USA involvement? Or would have ever lasted if a War tax to fund it was enacted instead of borrowing and adding to the National Debt.
Is the Chicago Tribune Op-ed writer opinion: “Maybe we learned our lesson” will not be repeated?
Or will future generations do what every generation in recorded in history repeat what King Solomon observed in this following verse.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
How many legislators would vote to send USA troops into future conflicts if at the same time they must approve a War tax to fund?
Will we and the world every wise up in the future if we never teach ourselves and future generations the wisdom and love in the Bible to understand the lessons instead of repeating top chase of vanities in life that often lead to follies such as “ongoing” wars.
In other words, unless we surrender and pay, our vanities be “ongoing” in a similar way as: The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
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