Friday, March 18, 2011

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

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

RE: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya…say no to WAR and REBEL

"I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government." Martin Luther King- in his speech on April 4, 1967.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, it is almost 44 years since Martin Luther King spoke those words, and they are as true today-even more so given America’s history since then- as they were when he spoke them.

I speak to you as a war veteran. I was a U. S. Marine Corps ‘grunt’ and radioman during the Vietnam War, and it is only by the Grace of God that I am alive today. I went to Vietnam sincerely believing that I was helping to free the Vietnamese people from oppression. I was wrong; I was 18 and went twice. Like many GI’s I swallowed a pack of lies, and propaganda by our government.

I was part of an army engaged in an aggressive and illegal war. The American military brutalized the Vietnamese. 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 prepared to wage war on the people of Libya. Our leaders talk about freedom and democracy, but they always say these things because they cannot say ‘We want you to go fight and die, if necessary for our oil companies, and the banks that rule America. Major General Smedley D. Butler (a two time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor) had this to say about war:

“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 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.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War.”

And, “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.”

The leaders of America have used the spectre of terrorism to keep our country in perpetual war. Our leaders are like others in history hell bent on dominating the world. In any war the military needs oil, and must deny this resource to the enemy.

The people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, have stood up against oppressive regimes that our leaders, the CIA and the US military have supported for decades. Our government has supported the worst dictators in the world. These people are struggling to free themselves, and their struggle is like America’s civil war in that it is up to the people to determine their own destiny free from foreign interference.

Our leaders backed the brutal Mubarak regime for 30 years. Egypt is the main place where the CIA has sent people to be tortured and murdered!

To save the interests of the oil companies and bankers 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. Yet nothing is said of the Christian fundamentalists who rule America.

I say this to you:

Your enemies are not in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya Yemen, Somalia or anywhere but those on Wall Street, and the politicians who work for them! The real terrorist cells are those in the CIA, White House, and Pentagon who plan great violence against innocent peoples who are at peace with America. Think about it; Americas is always attacking countries who did no harm to 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.

Ask yourself this: why is there a no fly zone being imposed on Libya, yet Israel has bombed the Palestinian people at will whenever and wherever it wished to. The Palestinian people were ethnically cleansed from their homes in Palestine in 1948 ; and today live in a state of Apartheid.

Why is there a no talk about a no fly zone, over Bahrain where troops from Saudi Arabia have invaded to put down protesters? Obama has said that the invading Saudi army is not an invasion!
If the Canadian army moved into Wisconsin to put down protesters, and Obama or the Canadian leaders said that the tanks and armoured troop carriers were not an invasion would they be telling you the truth, or lying?

Why is there a no fly zone over Afghanistan where American planes regularly bomb and kill innocent people?
Ditto for Iraq.

President Bush said in 2003 that America did not seek to stay in Iraq, or take its oil resources.
What is the truth?
How many of the Bush family have volunteered for military service since 9/11? 0!
Our rulers send troops into some countries under the pretext of saving American Embassy staff, or to restore ‘law and order.’ It is not your affair; it is the fundamental right of all peoples 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.

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. Your duty is to protect and defend the Constitution and American soil, not oil wells!

The greatest contribution that you can make is to take over the ships, aircraft carriers, planes and force the officers to surrender their arms, and to withdraw all troops from foreign soil and bring them back to America, and finally put an end to an America that more and more resembles the Nazi war machine.

Then, we may put our own war criminals on trial.

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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