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2/22/2013 2:30:13 AM ET
The real atrocity in this article is the over use of the ellipses ...
Josh, The Annex
2/1/2013 9:20:39 PM ET
This piece of ill-judged propaganda is making headlines around the world. It's time to offer an apology for seeking to convince readers that MLK Jr. would have lined up behind the U.S. military machine. This is shameful it literally makes me ashamed that the military my taxes fund would publish such a thing.
David K, USA
1/27/2013 12:16:31 PM ET
Agree with at least several of the above comments this is a terrible offense to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Robert Graham, Naperville Il
1/26/2013 10:45:37 PM ET
It would be only slightly more appropriate to post this on the anniversary of his assassination. btw the anniversary of Gandhi's assassination is January 30th so there's another idea for you.
Chris, Bomb Shelter
1/23/2013 4:42:03 PM ET
So man's proneness to engage in war is still a fact. But wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force but the destructive power of modern weapons eliminated even the possibility that war may serve as a negative good. If we assume that life is worth living and that man has a right to survive then we must find an alternative to war. In a day when vehicles hurtle through outer space and guided ballistic missiles carve highways of death through the stratosphere no nation can claim victory in war. A so-called limited war will leave little more than a calamitous legacy of human suffering political turmoil and spiritual disillusionment. A world war - God forbid - will leave only smoldering ashes as a mute testimony of a human race whose folly led inexorably to ultimate death. So if modern man continues to flirt unhesitatingly with war he will transform h
Jay Price, USA
1/23/2013 11:25:02 AM ET
Well said and I agree. Dr. King would be pleased. Bravo.
Joe Papp, Pittsburgh PA USA
1/23/2013 9:21:46 AM ET
Dr. MLK was among other things a non-violent activists. He would not support the Global Strike Team
DomG, Illinois
1/23/2013 9:16:26 AM ET
Dr. King was a pacifist so I doubt he would have been overly proud of your 'Global Strike Team' and its stockpile of weapons. Your article is an insult to readers and a breathtakingly wrongheaded use of Dr. King's legacy.
terry buckalew, arkansas
1/23/2013 7:50:39 AM ET
Yeah I think you missed the mark here. I'm pretty sure DrMLKJr would not dream about nukes the way we do. More like hot bright nightmares.
Bean, PNT
1/23/2013 7:19:36 AM ET
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pacifist and would most likely have been offended that his name would be used to glorify military power. While racial equality was a goal of his it was by no means his only focus. I strongly suspect that Dr. King would have wanted the military budget to be significantly curtailed so that the US could take better care of its civilian population.You sir are writing like a tool.SincerelyAlan Tomlinson
Alan Tomlinson, Berlin Germany
1/23/2013 12:14:19 AM ET
This is a joke right Let freedom ring by bombing the hell out of whoever makes us mad ... Live the MLK dream by having a racially diverse group of people dropping the bombs ... this has to be a joke. Please end this with Haha jk before I vomit. The DoD has come out with some real b.s. in the past but this takes the cake. Maintaining our commitment to our Global Strike team our families and our nation is a fitting tribute to Dr. King - yeah and Iraq had WMDs. Who do you think we are the DoD - idiots Ugh. I have to go throw up now.
Emily Yates, United States
1/23/2013 12:09:11 AM ET
I'm sure Dr. King who once labeled the U.S. Government as the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today would be very proud of nuclear weaponry stockpile integration. You know because pacifists love nuclear weapons.How absurd.
nick, United States
1/23/2013 12:07:00 AM ET
Is this intended to be satire I'm not quick to associate irony with the US military but there's really no other way of reconciling Dr. King's abiding commitment to nonviolence and explicit opposition to military might with weapons manufacturers claiming to offer his legacy tribute.
Justin, Nashville
1/22/2013 11:23:08 PM ET
This is a joke right
lol_wut, The moon
1/22/2013 10:10:44 PM ET
Dr. King also said A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.Dr. King also said Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty racism and MILITARISM.Dr. King also said ... don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.Shame on you.
Jose, Washington
1/22/2013 10:08:30 PM ET
Really Dr King called the United States the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today and you think he would be happy about the diversity of the people standing ready to destroy the world This is what's wrong with the AF today.
Geoff, Florida
1/22/2013 9:10:57 PM ET
Air Force Supreme Command of Irony or First in Tone Deafj
Sam Alcoff, Brooklyn
1/22/2013 7:47:50 PM ET
To the moderator who is probably the only person who will see this This is wildly offensive to the memory of Dr. King.
Noah H, United States
1/22/2013 7:20:54 PM ET
I have had the honor and privilege of working with and having been trained by men and women who worked directly with Dr. King. I have the honor now of being a trainer in Kingian Nonviolence a philosophy developed out of the teachings of King by some of his closest allies. I consider myself a student and scholar of King and have dedicated my life to continuing his legacy and education our communities about what King stood for.With all respect to the men and women of the armed forces - who sacrifice everything for a cause they believe - this statement is one of the most skewed interpretations of Dr. King's message I've ever read.King was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam war and of US military power in general. He called the US government the greatest purveyor of violence in the world and described racism poverty and militarism as the three great evils of our society.I appreciate the AFGSC's attempt to honor the legacy of one of the greatest Americans ever. But to
Kazu, Oakland CA
1/22/2013 7:15:42 PM ET
This is the most vile lie that I have read in a long time.
Pete Needham, dogpatch arkansas
1/22/2013 7:00:16 PM ET
Really Because the Dr. King I'm familiar with said things like A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
Rick Wayman, Santa Barbara CA
1/22/2013 6:14:54 PM ET
Dr. King was an advocate of peace. I don't think he would approve of the use of his name in the support of the US Air Forces current military actions in the middle east nor the stockpiling of weapons even if for the first time the stewards of those weapons are all variety of race gender and sexual orientation.And the leaders of the world today talk eloquently about peace. Every time we drop our bombs in North Vietnam President Johnson talks eloquently about peace. What is the problem They are talking about peace as a distant goal as an end we seek but one day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. All of this is saying that in the final analysis means and ends must cohere because the end is pre-existent in the means and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends.--Martin Luther King Jr. A CHRISTMAS SERM
David K, United States
1/22/2013 5:58:36 PM ET
Dr. King promoted peace not global strike teams. Where did you get your facts You dishonor him yourself and the USAF with this kind of shoddy commentary. Don't think it won't go unnoticed.
Elizabeth Way, USA
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