Monday, February 7, 2011

A Letter to American Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen RE: Egypt

A Letter to American Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen

RE: Egypt

I am speaking to you as a war veteran. I was in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. I was a rifleman, a ‘grunt’ and a radio operator, and it is only by the Grace of God that I am alive today. When I went to Vietnam I sincerely believed that I was helping to free the Vietnamese people from oppression. I was wrong. I was 18 and went twice.

I was part of an army of occupation- the American military-that brutalized a very kind people; for every Vietnamese person I met was good to me. In turn, our War in Vietnam killed three million people in South East Asia. Untold numbers of people were wounded, families destroyed, the land and water poisoned by deadly toxins like Agent Orange.

To this day dioxin, the deadly ingredient of Agent Orange causes the same type of birth defects in Vietnamese children and the children of veterans who fought in that war. Our government denies this. Millions of mines and cluster bombs were left, killing many children and farmers yearly. Our government refused to help locate and defuse them.

In time I realized that we, the American’s, were the only ones who stood in the way of the
freedom and liberation of the Vietnamese people. We, the Americans, were the ‘Redcoats’ in Vietnam.

Today, our government is losing another dictator to an uprising of an oppressed people. I am speaking of Egypt; the country where the CIA sends most of those to be tortured. I am writing to you, especially those in the Marine Corps as you may be called upon-ordered into Egypt. The Marine Corps has always been sent to rescue dictators, and restore their power.

The people of Egypt have stood up and shown the world the greatest of courage. Those
who stand in Tahrir Square and all across Egypt are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles. They are also grandparents, and grandchildren, cousins and neighbours.

They are asking for and demanding an end to this brutal regime that has served the interests of the United States (the country of my birth) for 30 years. The Mubarak regime
also serves the interests of the Zionist regime in Palestine who daily and hourly brutalize
and oppress the Palestinian people who had their land stolen from them in 1948; they were ‘ethnically cleansed’ from their land by those who came from Europe.

Mubarak’s regime of brutality and oppression would not last a day if the soldiers, sailors and airmen refused to ever again be used to oppress, and murder the heroic Egyptian people. But the US will try to save him if possible. The new Vice-President of Egypt, appointed by Mubarak is Omar Suleiman, the Torturer in Chief of Egypt. Suleiman ran the torture program for those detained in the CIA’s rendition program.

To save Mubarak’s regime the US may have to send in US troops. You will be lied to as I was before I went to Vietnam. You may be told you are fighting Muslim fundamentalist, or whatever. When you are in the military reading history is not encouraged for obvious reasons.
But, I say this to you:

Your enemies are not in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia or Egypt. Your enemies are those terrorist cells in the CIA, White House, and Pentagon who plan great violence against innocent peoples who are at peace with America.

On 9/11 a small handful of terrorist from the CIA, Mossad (google: The Five Dancing Israelis), and rogue elements within the US military (General Richard B. Meyers et al) perpetrated a ‘False Flag’ attack on American soil and blamed Muslims. Before 9/11 the air defense system of the US, particularly the East Coast was deliberately neutralized for 9/11. This was done by sending almost all fighter interceptor jets away from the East Coast to Canada, Alaska, Iceland, and other states.

The events of 9/11 were ‘False Flag’ attacks conducted from within to give a pretext for wars of aggression. This is treason of the highest order, and the treason continues with the lies and cover up and the blaming of innocent people by calling them Muslim extremist.

At this critical juncture one of the most ruthless dictators, supported by America’s rulers, President Mubarak is under siege from his people who have risen up and demand his removal. Our own rulers may send you the troops in under a pretext…to save American Embassy staff (the Egyptian Army is well capable of this). Or, you may be told it is to restore ‘law and order.’ It is not our, or your affair; it is the fundamental right of the Egyptian peoples and all people to determine what type of government they wish to have, and to do it without outside interference.

In 1935 Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC, Retired (Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient) had this to say: ‘WAR is a racket. It always has been.

‘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.

There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.

It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. 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 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. 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.’

What can you do?

The same thing that the soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen came to do during the Vietnam War: refuse to be used to oppress another people, or be used to put down their revolution. To do so takes a higher form of courage than going into combat out of fear of the consequences of doing the right thing. If you are ordered into Egypt tell your officers that you, will not go, and will not serve to oppress the Egyptian people.

Ask yourself this: how long will it be before these wars end. It is almost ten years now that our troops have been in Afghanistan, and seven in Iraq. None of these wars could be conducted if the troops refused to be used.

How many of Bush’s, Cheney’s children have rushed up to enlist since 9/11? 0!

May God guide you to do good. It is a hard decision. I know. If it were not for the US military many of the world’s people would be free

Peace Unto You

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