Tuesday, August 10, 2010

U.S. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

A longer version of this is being sent to the Pentagon


U.S. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks
by Philip Sheno access date Tues. 10 Aug. 2010

The Obama administration has asked Britain, Germany,
Australia, and other allies to consider criminal charges
against Julian Assange for his Afghan war leaks.
Philip Shenon reports.

Wikileaks is a source of truth. It shows the reality of what our
war criminals...military and political leaders are doing
in the name of freedom, fighting terror etc.

Obama is just carrying out the war policies of our National
Security State(term from Glenn Greenwald).

Central to war is lying and deceit of the masses of people.
But, the U.S. went into Afghanistan, Iraq, et al not just for
oil, but because the real leaders of America (we don't know them)
have launched a World War...for domination.

To the Pentagon, we will not only protect every source
like wikileaks from harm from government thugs or assassins.
We will encourage many more to speak out, and release
evidence of 'War Crimes','Crimes Against Humanity', plans
for aggressive war and more...and cover-ups of the above.

For if anything, what the release of documents has shown
is the extent of criminal behaviour, and cover-ups by our
leaders...and no new investigation into these events.
What our leaders plan to do is make an example of Bradley
Manning. They aren't investigating the crimes that have
been revealed. To the Pentagon, the only crime is that

To the Pentagon: You rely on us...that is the people who
join and are trained by you to handle your secure
communications (Read: evidence of your crimes and
cover-ups) We will develop our own underground railroad
as was done in the U.S.A. in the 19th Century.

To the Pentagon, you are corrupt, war criminals, and
resistance to the last breath is what is needed to stop
the American-Hitler-like war machine.

On September 11th, 2001 a horrible crime was committed
from within. This makes these wars illegal.

To the Pentagon, White House, CIA, NSA et al your
reliance on technology is your weakness.

We will resist.

We will resist,

And we will never, ever give up until every CIA torturer,
the lawyers, mercenaries, generals and admirals, and war
profiteers, bankers oil men, are in the criminal dock.
We have no choice, but to resist, and to remake this world
into a better place. It will be better when the people
rise up and put you in the criminal dock!!

We must fight against what our military is doing without fear.

Paul Meuse
Marine Vietnam grunt

The following is an excerpt from a speech given by
Major-General Smedley D. Butler, USMC (A by Two-Time
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient)

'WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable,
surely the most vicious. It is the only one international
in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned
in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not
what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside"
group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of
the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few
people make huge fortunes.' So said Major General Smedley D. Butler
in the 1930s.

I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.'
One theme that runs through the writings and speeches
of General Butler is the wars caused by the Bankers and
Oil men.

That's what war is all about-massive profits...$$$ on the
one hand:

'How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

And what is this bill?

This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones. Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Depression and all its attendant miseries. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.

For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out.

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