Friday, April 1, 2011

Humanitarian Intervention: The cover of Aggressive War

Humanitarian Intervention: The cover of Aggressive War

The initiation of hostilities against Libya on 19 March 2011 represents the fourth
war of aggression launched by the United States against a sovereign nation that was at peace with the U. S.

Secondly, in all cases there was no imminent threat to the United States or its citizens. And, even if there had been a threat the United States has overwhelming superiority with the
biggest nuclear arsenal on planet earth.

These wars began on 7 October 2001 with the attack on Afghanistan. Then, Iraq, (20 March 2003); Drone warfare in Pakistan, which is an act of war began on 18 June 2004, and the attack on Libya 19 March 2011.

By their fourth military campaign in Europe the Nazi war machine had swallowed up Poland, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands (actually Belgium too in one swallow).

Major General Smedley D. Butler (a Two-Time Medal of Honor Recipient- the highest military award for service in combat) once said “Wars do not occur. They are made by men…Lying propaganda is almost certainly necessary to bring nations to the pitch where men kill and women give their men and boys to be killed.... The object of war is to get something for nothing....”

In the case of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya it is oil!

We are in a historical period where it is only a matter of months, under a year before full scale war breaks out; World War III. It is up to us the people to do everything that we can to disrupt and eventually stop these wars, and the ability of the United States to go forward with its plans to eventually find an excuse, or without one to attack Iran, Russia and China.

The U.S. ruling class through their military and the CIA are preparing this greatest evil upon the people of planet earth since Hitler’s regime unleashed total war. It is important for anyone who knows people in the military to talk to them…to attempt to get them to see the truth. The purpose is to stop the machinery of death and destruction from both within and outside the military.

General Butler himself talked of the need to stop the moneyed interests from taking the nation to war. He said; “But what in the hell are we going to do about it? I’ve got something for you to do about it. I’m going to tell you in simple language so all of you can understand.
Let the world know that hereafter no American soldier is going to leave the shores of this country!....” And, he added “Soldiers never leave the country except to protect the moneyed interests.” There is a Three star General exhorting the population to stop war.

One little known factor that had a major impact on stopping the Vietnam War was the growth of resistance to the war within the military. Over 500,000 men and women (mostly men) went A.W.O.L. during the course of the war.

Resistance within the U.S. military reached such a point that the Pentagon commissioned a secret study to find out how bad it was. The report ( issued by Col. Robert D. Heinl, Jr. in the Armed Forces Journal of 7 June 1971 began this way:

"THE MORALE, DISCIPLINE and battleworthiness of the U.S. Armed Forces are, with a few salient exceptions, lower and worse than at anytime in this century and possibly in the history of the United States.

By every conceivable indicator, our army that now remains in Vietnam is in a state approaching collapse, with individual units avoiding or having _refused_ combat, murdering their officers and non commissioned officers, drug-ridden, and dispirited where not near mutinous.”

"Frag incidents" or just "fragging" is current soldier slang in Vietnam for the murder or attempted murder of strict, unpopular, or just aggressive officers and NCOs. With extreme reluctance (after a young West Pointer from Senator Mike Mansfield's Montana was fragged in his sleep) the Pentagon has now disclosed that fraggings in 1970(109) have more than doubled those of the previous year (96).

Word of the deaths of officers will bring cheers at troop movies or in bivouacs of certain units.

In one such division -- the morale plagued Americal -- fraggings during 1971 have been authoritatively estimated to be running about one a week.”

Combat Refusals

“As early as mid-1969, however, an entire company of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade publicly sat down on the battlefield. Later that year, another rifle company, from the famed 1st Air Cavalry Division, flatly refused -- on CBS-TV -- to advance down a dangerous trail.”

The U.S. infantry troops refusal to conduct the war put an end to the ‘ground war.’ When that happened the Pentagon began massive bombing campaigns. In time more and more pilots
joined the resistance. See Hearts and Minds an award winning documentary on the Vietnam War ( and also ‘Sir! No Sir! The Suppressed Story of The GI Movement to end the war in Viet Nam’ by David Ziegler (

‘During the early years of World War II, psychiatric casualties had increased some 300 percent when compared with World War I…even though the pre-induction psychiatric rejection rate was three to four times higher than World War I (Figley, 1978a). At one point in the war, the number of men being discharged from the service for psychiatric reasons exceeded the total number of men being newly drafted (Tiffany and Allerton, 1967).’

General Butler said that the soldier pays the greatest price;

“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.”

I would add that he is only speaking among the American people. Those in the countries invaded pay a massive price…lives and families shattered beyond belief, or the comprehension of those who have never been in a war zone.

The U.S. is also poisoning the soil, water and air of every country that it enters with depleted uranium; recycling their own radioactive waste.

Why have the cancer rates in Fallujah soared past those of post atomic Hiroshima and Nagasaki? See:’Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima' (

The U.S. is committing genocide

History has shown that dominant nations have routinely perpetrated great wars to assert their dominance over other peoples and countries. In doing so they commit great crimes…torture, medical experiments, ovens and …genocide.

Since the U. S. leaders are engaged in wars to steal the oil and other natural resources in North Africa, Iraq, Afghanistan to Pakistan we must till our last dying breath do everything that we can to disrupt the smooth efficiency of the military killing machine, and to aid those
Within the military who are trying to stop these illegal wars. And, we must not stop until we truly ‘beat our swords into ploughshares.’

We must stop the killing of each other on earth.
We must stop the ravaging and raping of the earth by the moneyed interests to plunder its resources.
We must help to restore as much as possible the damage done to the peoples and nations that have been destroyed.
We must never allow weapons to be built again.

In America many people consider the right to own guns (the Second Amendment) as a sacred right. That thinking is a reflection of how poorly developed we are on a spiritual level.

During the last 60 years one of the greatest and ongoing crimes against humanity on this planet has been the outright ethnic cleansing and the stealing of all of Palestine from its inhabitants. The massacres, rapes, murders and pillage that took place in 1948 and after is being completely ignored by all governments and their media.

These governments, like the U.S. are a part of the crime because, like the U.S. support the Apartheid regime of Israel. The U.S. provides the planes and the bombs and the ammo.

We the people have the right to rebel, and we must stop these wars.

Yours in Struggle

Paul Meuse

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