30 Mar 2010

We bleed for Peace, we kill and die for the Bush Cartel.

http://www.ivaw.org/membersspeak/why-aren-t-you-pissed-i-am"But there were numerous Marines who were killed during this time in small numbers every day in the fighting around Fallujah. But no headlines. The American people had become immune to the reports, and Bush stayed ahead in the polls. But he knew that a hundred Marines dead in downtown Fallujah would be a disaster for his attempt to get “re-elected.”
And so Marines died every day so that we could “keep the lid on Fallujah” until after the election. On November 6th, the Marines that would lead the attack staged north of the city. On November 7th, Operation Phantom Fury kicked off. The Marines and soldiers sweeping the city were going into an area where there had been no coalition presence since April. They faced numerous booby traps, IEDs, elevated sniper positions, and other heavily fortified defenses. The result was nearly a hundred dead US Marines and soldiers and over six hundred wounded. Not only did Marines die holding the lid on Fallujah, but a lot more died that would have in the attack had we done it sooner.
Of course, the allegations that I suggest here may never be proven. It may have been as little as a whisper from Karl Rove, “Hey Georgie Boy, tell the brass to hold off on Fallujah until November.” Then Bush plays the diplomatic bullshit card and says, “Let’s give the Fallujah Brigade another chance.” Then, “Let’s take our time planning this attack and not rush in.” Both theoretically valid and possibly innocent points of “strategery.” But the evidence is piling up. All arrows point to the top. It’s only a matter of time before the house of cards collapses. Yet I still have to ask, why aren’t the American people who at least know a modicum of the truth of these matters not as mother-fucking god damn shit-kicking pissed off as I am?" 

"He buttered up the audience with praise of Muslims' contributions to civilization before he went straight into Afghanistan. “We did not go by choice, we went because of necessity. . . . Make no mistake: We do not want to keep our troops in Afghanistan.” Perhaps there was a necessity to pursue some legitimate target after 9/11, which he invoked, but the disproportionate nature of the attack was a choice, the perpetuation of the occupation for eight years now is a choice, and Obama's surge of thirty thousand troops in Afghanistan is HIS choice."

Adam Charles Kokesh, U.S.M.C. 

"And above all, Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace... War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it." Smedley Butler, U.S.M.C.

Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America during the Banana Wars, the Caribbean and during World War I, he served in France. By the end of his career he had received 16 medals, five of which were for heroism. He is one of 19 people to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.
In addition to his military achievements, he served as the Director of Public Safety in Philadelphia for two years and was an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism. In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.
In 1934 he was involved in a controversy known as the Business Plot when he told a congressional committee that a group of wealthy industrialists had approached him to lead a military coup to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt. The individuals that were involved denied the existence of a plot, and the media ridiculed the allegations. The final report of the committee claimed that there was evidence that such a plot existed, but no charges were filed.


"War is a racket. 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."

“War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.”

 "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights."  

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and 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 benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested."

"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe,
as something that is not what it seems to the majority of 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 masses." 

~ Every above quote is from Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, U.S.M.C.

(Editors note: If i was a betting man, I'd put my money on Grandpappy Prescott Bush plotting that first Nazi coup... "The Business Plot".)

((Second editors note: The above link to Adam Kokesh's blog worked two hours ago, when I created this post. It has since become invite only.))

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Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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