Thursday, March 24, 2005
Confirming militarist imperialist state
QUOTE:Army Raises Enlistment Age for Reservists to 39
Mon Mar 21, 2:26 PM ET U.S. National - Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, stung by recruiting shortfalls caused by the Iraq war, has raised the maximum age for new recruits for the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard by five years to 39, officials said on Monday.
The Army said the move, a three-year experiment, will add about 22 million people to the pool of those eligible to serve, from about 60 million now. ...
The Pentagon has relied heavily on part-time Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers summoned from civilian life to maintain troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan. Roughly 45 percent of U.S. troops currently deployed for those wars are reservists. END QUOTE.
More proof positive that we live not in a democratic republic, but in an imperialist state where people serve the government, bow before the velvet-clad, and lower their eyes in manufactured shame. Yes, the state needs more people to sacrifice, more limbs to hack off, more minds to make insane, and more corpses to bury in secret.