appear my recent writings: here and here, have
upset some of those who serve in uniform. Some have addressed me personally,
while at least one tried using the back door by writing directly to Lew
to have me censored. The complaints seem to center around perceived irresponsibility
on my part for relating the allegation by Ranger Mitch that it was friendly
fire that caused his hell on earth, and for quoting "spurious" contacts
in Iraq concerning voting irregularities.
do not believe for a moment that people in the military today are "serving
their country," nor do I believe we "support the troops" by sending them
in harmís way, thousands of miles from home to fight wars based on lies,
while thousands of illegals from foreign countries, many from countries
who have sworn to destroy us, cross our virtually undefended southern
border each and every day. This countryís military long since ceased to
serve their country, but instead, fight and die for the duplicitous State.
Master Sergeant in particular, questioned my "responsible journalism."
I felt compelled to answer him with a series of questions. In two weeks
I have yet to receive a reply, but it would benefit all who wear the uniform
to answer these questions for themselves.
can anyone read 2-time Medal of Honor recipient, General
Smedley Butlerís work and not question what is happening today
in Iraq, or the whole concept of war, except in legitimate self-defense
of our nation?
the facts now available about our entry into WWII and the probable
knowledge of the coming attack on Pearl Harbor by FDR, why trust
the State at all when it comes to causus belli?
the abandonment of
thousands of American POWís to the Russians at the end of WWII,
why would anyone in todayís military trust the State to bring them
home, were they to be captured?
by our government concerning our POWs left to the Korean and Vietnamese
Communists at the end of those wars change your mind? What about
LCDR Michael Scott Speicher? If you doubt the government will
lie about missing service personnel, be sure and read everything
about the farce that was the attacks on American ships by the Vietnamese
in the Gulf of Tonkin that led to the war and deaths of over 58,000
military personnel? Would you believe the words of another
Medal of Honor recipient? His bravery is well documented: how
about our current CIC and his staff, who have been proven most adroit
at dodging military service?
a study of how the government
has used military personnel and others as human guinea pigs reveal
a total lack of respect by the State for its citizens, and in particular,
its military personnel?
about our servicemen and their families who have been struck down
with all the maladies
caused by Agent Orange? How many lies has the
government told about the use of this chemical defoliant and the death
and suffering it has caused? When young men and women returned
from Viet Nam complaining of illnesses, cancer and
birth defects in their children, our government refused to admit
Agent Orange might be involved. One feels compelled to ask if Dioxin
is so terrible that entire sections of cities (Love Canal (Niagara
Falls, N.Y), Seveso (Italy), Times Beach (Missouri), Pensacola (Florida),
and Midland, Michigan) have been evacuated, how can the government
deny similar dangers to its veterans who were exposed to the same chemical
in Agent Orange? In the case of Agent Orange, did the government
choose protecting and providing for its military personnel over themselves
and the chemical companies, or was it just the opposite?
about our servicemen and women from Desert Storm? What is Gulf War Syndrome
and what are its origins? Why did the Pentagon refuse to comply with
Law 105-85 as it pertained to our soldiers, before their
deployment to the present Iraqi theater? Did the Department
of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of
Veterans Affairs ever lie or otherwise participate in a cover-up
about the origins of Gulf War Syndrome? Could there be dangers associated
with this syndrome that our
soldiers, now in Iraq, are facing?
about the Bonus
Army from WWI? Were these soldiers treated fairly? Did they receive
their promised bonus?
Lai, Vietnam? Why was only a lowly Platoon Leader ever convicted
of wrong doing in this fiasco? Why did Lt.
General William Peers, the investigating military authority, say
of General Samuel Koster who failed to report known civilian casualties
and conducted a clearly inadequate investigation, "He was the beneficiary
of a whitewash, having charges against him dropped and receiving only
a letter of censure and reduction in rank"? Why did the same
General Peers say of Colonel Oran Hendersonís acquittal at court martial
for his actions at My Lai, "I cannot agree with the verdict. If his
actions are judged as acceptable standards for an officer in his position,
the Army is indeed in deep trouble."
Ghraib? Although the actions of the enlisted
personnel charged in these crimes were despicable and stupid,
considering they actually photographed
their crimes, does anyone really believe there was no culpability
or involvement of those of higher rank, and perhaps the CIA?
about the reduction
in benefits for veterans by the Bush administration? You know,
those guys who refuse to attend any funeral services for service personnel
killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, refuse to allow pictures of the caskets
of those who have given the "ultimate sacrifice," and sign letters
of condolence to the families of those that have been killed in their
war with a machine! If Bush and company actually cared about veterans,
why did they not have DOJ assist Medal of Honor
recipient, Colonel Bud Day with his lawsuit on behalf of WWII and
Korean vets? Why did Bush not issue an executive order to right
this wrong? After all, he
did sign one to protect the oil industry!
about the POWís who lost the settlement awarded to them for their
pain and suffering at the hands of Saddam Hussein to the actions of
the Bush administration? Strange, is it not, that L. Paul Bremer
III, former U.S. Administrator in Iraq, who said, "Restricting these
funds as a result of this litigation would affect adversely the ability
of the United States to achieve security and stability in the region,
would compromise the safety of U.S. forces and Iraqi civilians, and
would be harmful to U.S. national security interests," now appears
to have presided over the loss
of 9 billion dollars. Corruption trumps GIís every time.
the State and its mistreatment, duplicity, abandonment and killing of
its military personnel, why do millions continue to serve with blind devotion?
Could it be, "serving my country," is nothing more than the anesthetic,
a hallucinogen if you will, we use to hide from our rational minds, the
reality and pain of acknowledging the ruling elite does not give a damn
about our military and their families. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and
Airmen are the medium of exchange used by the power cabal to procure wealth
and power. When will it end?
from Lew Rockwell with special permission of the author. See Mike's
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Gaddy [send him mail], an Army veteran
of Vietnam, Grenada, and Beirut, lives in the Four Corners area of the
American Southwest. He is also the honorary editor for The Price of Liberty.
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