We have been trained from childhood to think of military as admirable, honourable, heroic and a necessary part of being free.  It is extremely difficult to unlearn these stereotypes and realize that western military action is maybe the most horrific and terrorizing group active in the world today.  Add to this the unfathomable amounts of funding towards it and how they are bizarrely allowed to operate outside of legal scrutiny  -and the whole scenario suddenly becomes surreal.  Do not deny yourself a healthy dose of seeing the suffering that our tax dollars in the west are funding on a daily basis.