Gordon Duff: Answering Our Troops, “Why Did You Send Us To War Over A Lie?”

It Is Starting, America Is Being Called To Account

Phony War, Forgotten Troops And Abused Veterans

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

After 9/11 it started.  We raced into Afghanistan looking for terrorist groups that never existed and a terrorist mastermind who had nothing to do with an attack on America.  We knew we were lying to our troops then, we know it now and we simply can’t stop, we love lying so much.  Osama bin Laden, isolated in Afghanistan with a few supporters fled into the hills and died in days.  There was never a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, no Al Qaeda, a group honest experts claim never existed and still may not, and the real Osama bin Laden, the bin Laden that said Israel was responsible for 9/11, has been dead since December 2001.

Our troops and veterans have to either watch Fox news hide the facts from them or learn of the corruption tied to the 9/11 investigation, the Building 7 scandal, a scandal free of “conspiracy theory,” and the very real “dancing Israelis,” a Mossad film squad positioned to record the planes hitting the twin towers, notified well in advance, an Israel team arrested by New York police as terrorists and released and rushed back to Israel by friends in the Bush administration before the FBI could question them.

We can keep trying to lie to our soldiers about this and about Iraq, how we sent them to war, killed 5000 and wounded tens of thousands, PTSD for hundreds of thousands more and did it all based on intelligence reports that were treason, not just wrong, not just lies, but a plan to deceive our own government, an act of war against the United States by some of her own people, people who sent us to war because of their “mixed loyalties” to a foreign country, loyalties that negated their oaths to America.

Now the questions are flooding in, phone, email, coming in to those of us who are supposed to know.  Does anyone want to tell a wounded soldier he was duped by a pack of thieves and cowards who made billions of dollars on his suffering?  Do we want to keep up the Fox News cover stories about the evils of Islam and the rows of tanks and thousands of missiles threatening poor defenseless Israel?

We are talking to troops who have spent years overseas, serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops who know dozens, even hundreds of Muslims.  These are troops that were told of a billion ignorant and hateful monsters, the Muslim hoards of subhumans spending their days dreaming of roasting Israeli school children, stories continually repeated on the Armed Forces Network, Pentagon Channel and Fox News.

Now these troops are in Iraq, Afghanistan or home.  They lived and worked with Muslims, some for years, built friendships and fought wars filled with confusion and contradiction.  Some of these troops were in our military and, for the first time, tens of thousands of Americans faced combat as civilian contractors, many of whom gave their lives, though better paid, often heroically.  Not all contractors were “Blackwater” killers, far from it.  The vast majority of Americans serving as civilians worked to provide security for their families and now live with the stain of a few “bad apples” run by companies with ties to American right wing political extremists, companies whose aims were fraud, drug running, religious war and deception.

Our troops have seen it all.  33 died, electrocuted by Halliburton barracks.  They drank gallons of sewage polluted water, another Halliburton gift.  Thousands of tons of high explosives, left unguarded and unsecured after the invasion of Iraq were turned against our troops when poor planning and a corrupt puppet government led to massive resistance and civil war.  Thousands of Americans died, tens of thousands were wounded as wrong everything, tactics, vehicle protection, personal armor, intelligence and to be truthful, a totally wrong war took a massive toll.  We went from “Mission Accomplished” to “mission unending,” a war that has even outlived our previous record holder, Vietnam.


Vietnam didn’t invent the forgotten soldier, Korea did that.  It did invent the “throwaway army” however, troops sent to war without purpose, sent to war simply out of “tantrum” politics and war profiteering.  We poisoned an entire army in Vietnam with agent orange, numbers of dead, dying and sick reaching unimaginable levels, unimaginable and unreportable.  Of  between 2.4 and 2.9 million troops serving in the conflict, we have been told only 711,000 survive though the average age of a veteran is barely 60 years old.

The abuse began early on, now fictionalized by draft dodgers like Sylvester Stallone and his Rambo character, “I came home and there they were in the airports, spittin’.”  Thus began the myth of the “airport spitter.”  Anyone who flew back in the 1960s and 70s, imagine an airport.  Did anyone see “hippies?”  Did they park short term or long term?  I can picture it now.  “Hey, there’s a bunch of Special Forces pussies, lets go spit on them.  I’ll bet they cry like babies.”  People who grew up believing this buy in on 9/11 fairly tales just as easily.

Vietnam was, in ways, a perfect war, perfect if you are a follower of Marine General Smedley Butler.  Vietnam was a racket, pure and simple, just like Iraq and Afghanistan.  Tens of thousands died in Vietnam, fed garbage, armed with junk, dressed in rags, no fire support, no medical care, sick and wounded left in the field like out of the middle ages.  This is the truth of Vietnam.  More Marines ended up dying in Vietnam than World War 2 but don’t expect Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks to do a documentary.  America is still too busy pushing the remaining, the surviving Vietnam vets away, still denying them decent health care, still shredding their files and still spitting, not in airports but where it counts, where it counted for years.

America, middle and upper class America hated Vietnam vets, even at the height of the war.  Few but the poor served.  Look at congress.  So few Vietnam combat veterans served during the Bush administration that the word “chickenhawk” was coined and lists produced that boggle the mind.  How could so many cowards lead a nation to war?  Thus we return to Iraq, a war started by draft dodgers, shirkers, yellow bellies and war profiteers.


Every day, soldiers are thrown out of the military because they are unfit.  Many of them, an amazing coincidence, are only months from retirement.  Many of them are sick, combat vets who have served multiple deployments, sent to fight though medicated to nearly “zombie” levels by the cocktails of anti-psychotic medications that allow the burned out and PTSD ridden to be reprocessed and sent back to war.

How many have committed suicide?  The number 2 years ago was over 14,000.  We gave up counting, as we usually do.  How many have filed for disability compensation, just the recent vets only?  400,000+

Nearly 20% of our troops in Afghanistan are on medications for psychiatric disorders that could easily qualify them for immediate medical retirement and full disability compensation.  With a military and veterans service that seek treatments, spending hundreds of millions, why is the primary treatment for troops with PTSD more combat?  Then, when the troops finally break, it wasn’t the combat at all, it was a “personality disorder” or as the military loves to call it, a “preexisting condition.”  Break under half a dozen combat deployments, many while medically unfit and soldiers face bad conduct discharges, a lifetime of dishonor, loss of retirement, medical treatment and benefits, not just for them but their families.  This is what our troops know, what they see every day and what thousands of them have suffered.

How do we explain it to them?  Don’t be surprised if their questions aren’t asked politely.

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29 Responses to "Gordon Duff: Answering Our Troops, “Why Did You Send Us To War Over A Lie?”"

  1. Amy  June 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

    How many of our soldiers do actually know that Israel did 9/11–which gave US warmongers the excuse to start wars in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel–at the expense of sweat, blood, limbs and lives of the American soldier–who has now become the property of Israel and the property of warmongers [who are among the power elite in America–and America has been hijacked by a ruthless group of criminals who had a clear agenda to take America in the downward path of destruction–and waging war is an essential element in that scheme]. It is time for each soldier and each one of us on their behalf and on behalf of America to start shouting from rooftops: “no more wars for Israel and no more aid for Israel”.

    Our soldiers have every right to question the legitimizy of wars they have been sent to fight. Time and again they have been lied to. When do we expect the next Israeli Mossad/Ashkenazi CTA orchestrated false flag?

    CIA/Mossad controlled terrorists working for the dictators Michael Bloomberg, Joseph Leiberman, Bill Krystol and others in the organized Jewry–-already set-up the Time Square fizzle bomb not just the Detroit crotch bomber on Christmas day [to maliciously pervert this Christian holiday] as part of false flag operations–to control Americans and take more of our freedoms and individual liberties–-to sell more body scans to irradite DNA to cause cancer while also making millions of dollars–as well as start another new war aimed at destroying Iran.

    Michael Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, Joseph Lieberman, Rahm Emanuel et al are at work already to go after real Americans using this CIA orchestrated NY fizzle bomb.
    Israel and the organized Jewry are getting increasingly impatient [and restless to start the next war (with Iran) and appear to be testing the waters] and their Christian pimps and prostitutes are working hard too–to convince Americans that America should go to war with Iran for Israel and/or we should give Israel the green light to strike Iran [and then come to Israel’s rescue thereby completing the operation]. And none of this is in America’s interests and we should have nothing to do with Israel and their dirty operations.

    A man by the name of Mike D. Evans [a Zionist Jews who has become a fake Christian] who describes himself as “the only non-military minister to visit Iraq three times in the last 12 months” is mailing out letters in a massive mail campaign to millions of US households. This man is a warmonger who is hell-bent on destroying yet another innocent country [Iran]. He has written a book “The Final Move beyond Iraq”. His mail included an article by him titled “Israel may have to strike Iran”. He is asking “to rush your gift of $144 or the best gift you can send, so I can continue to be your representative. Together we can stand in the gap for God’s Chosen People. (The Almighty will bless His people with peace.)Under divine appointment and he signs– Michael D. Evans”.

    “P.S. In this crisis hour do not miss this divine moment to step into the annointing of the hundredfold blessing. If you cannot give $144 perhaps you can send $72 or $36. Any amount would be a tremendous help. Please rush the Save Jerusalem survey back to me immediately with your hundredfold gift” His address: Save Jerusalem, Processing Center P.O Box 527 Forest VA 24551-0527. He in the letter writes “while in Israel I cried out to the Lord for His protection”.
    This was the last paragraph in his letter which he has been mailing out to millions of people: “I want to send you a copy of my NY Times best-selling book, The Final Move beyond Iraq. This is the purpose driven book that America is reading. Mike Huckabee, former governor of AK and 2008 presidential candidate said, “The Final Move beyond Iraq is a great book, one that every American should read.” In it I draw from extensive interviews with prime ministers, CIA directors and other insiders. A Persian revolution is spreading and is on the brink of becoming America’s greatest threat since the Civil War. This book is a wake-up call to mobilize millions to action!”

    Please check out this man’s website.

    Christians, this is the kind of murderer and criminal the Christian Church tolerates today–another man like Hagee who has invested his life energy in activities to bring about ethnic cleansing of Muslims for the benefit of Israel.
    This man should not be allowed to visit our soldiers that gives him the opportunity to manipulate and brainwash them while they are away from their family in an extremely stressful environment.

    I ask all Christians to rise against this liar, this agitator, this false prophet, this warmonger as well as all others like him. It is time Christians question the Christian Church and the false propaganda it is spreading to Christians and others. Please ask yourself the question: how Christian it is to kill Arabs and other Muslims? Christians it is time to say NO to all illegal wars and to bring our troops home and Leave Israel Alone to fend for itself and to say “we Christians have no part at all in the crimes Israel and organized Jewry perpetrate on America and other nations”.

    What we need is a government that is sensitive to the needs of the American people. We need congressmen and senators to whom America is first, second and third—and who can stand up to the tyrant Israel that is bleeding America and we need real Americans as high-ranking military officers instead of Zionist Jews and Israelis.
    Let me be clear to all warmongers that we cannot afford any more wars because we are bankrupt, we have been looted by the Zionist bankers and we have lost thousands of our young men fighting wars for Bill Krystol, Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Jay Sekulow, Ben Stein, David Horowitz, the Zionist Jewish senators and congressmen and other members of the organized Jewry and Zionist Israel.

    What is most important is to understand our real problem: Jewish Supremacy, politician whores and prostitute pastors who support it and unwillingness of the Christian Right to confront it head on and the conservative and liberal warmongers on the airwaves for 24 hours of the day selling us the wars for Israel.
    Please read the article entitled “Christian Zionism Will Kill Populist Revolt” by Pastor Ted Pike [Truthtellers.org/National Prayer Network] and please support him generously. He does not keep on asking for money but we need to take care of his financial needs so that he can continue to do this important work which other useless, spineless Christian pastors–and other so called “leaders” and false prophets refuse to do.

    Pastor Ted Pike is so right in understanding about the damage organized Jewry is doing to America and I thank him for his honesty and courage to write and speak the truth thereby stand up to the real culprits who have dismantled America through various mechanisms–bankrupting America–causing division between various groups of her people–destroy her culture–corrupt the young [and the old]–bringing despair to all–while benefiting from it.

    America wake up to the truth! Your enemy is not the boogie man Osma Bin Laden and Arabs and other Muslims even if Zionist Joseph Farah [Arab himself] tells you so. America did not reach the edge of .this monstrous cliff in a day. It is not the Democrats or the Republicans but most politicians on both parties who favored Israel over America on behalf of the Jewish supremacists [liberals and neoconservatives who really have no party line but lust for money and power to control others and love to see blood and dead bodies everywhere]. They are wolves in sheep clothing who work together to achieve their set goals from different platforms.

    Members of the organized Jewry have hijacked every aspect of the American life and they sabotage people who criticize them. They intrude into their web activities, block their email, intercept their phone, tamper with their mail and spy on their life. Ashkenazi propaganda is every- where in order to manipulate people and I have seen this happening in American colleges and universities. Zionist Jews have hijacked our educational system [among many other things in addition to looting our banks] and through the quota-system of social engineering–have deprived majority of the white race from getting a higher education from prestigious institutions of higher learning. For instance the so called Ivy League universities are filled with them at every level. The poisonous Jewish political organization known as “Hillel” that operates [under the guise of a religious organization] across college and university campuses in the US brainwash and manipulate blacks, black and other Muslims, Asians and other minorities against America, white people and Christianity– while greedy, ego-centric and spineless Christian pastors are selling the soul of Christianity by pandering to Zionist Israel and organized Jewry–while also misguiding the church attending Christian population. How many of them have been bribed by the Jews?

    America wake up! You have been hijacked by a ruthless group of criminals hellbent on destroying you and your children and generations to be born. They are after your blood ant sweat. Michael Bloomberg and his tribe want illegal immigrants to destroy you, your homes and businesses. It is not Osma Bin Laden and Muslims. It is Michael Bloomberg, Chuck Schumer, Joseph Lieberman, Rahm Emanuel et al–the Zionist pastors, fraudulent Heritage Foundation and other think tanks–other traitors and criminals like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and pastors like John Hagee, Mike Huckabb and Pat Robertson

    This is a wake up call!

  2. Amy  June 2, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    How many of our soldiers are being poisoned on a selective basis? Do we know at all? I am sure many people realize that these people are capable of any evil. This is organized crime I am referring to which is well funded. When I started sweating, feeling weak , breathless and dizzy I immediately knew the soap was poisoned and my fingers swelled as well.

    These criminals have killed many people not only through physical violence but by poisoning them in all different ways–dusting door knobs, putting poison on the toothbrush when the person is away [I even dont know whether a Mossad agent broke into my apartment when I was away and poisoned the soap or it was poisoned during transit]. It is even possible that Mossad agents are renting an apartment where I live or renting an apartment nearby.

    I want to make it very clear that I have no enemies other than Zionist Jews whom I have angered by exposing their corruption, fraud, deception, lies, murder and other crime which I have done since 2006. If there is any threat to my safety or that of my family the culprits are Zionist Jews and the agents they have hired. The police chief where I live is a corrupt Zionist Jew. So is the mayor. I am being watched 24 hours a day, my mail is being tampered with, phone intercepted, web activities blocked from time to time. They have tried to crash my computer many times. Whenever I talk to someone on the street his/her phone starts to ring immediately and the person would say “oh! I have to leave”. At the supermarket the same meddling happens. I try to talk to different people. When it happens to be a worker a Zionist agent comes and asks for his/her help to find something just to prevent me from talking [waking up this individual by providing information].

  3. Amy  June 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Gordon Duff, Jeff Gates, Dr Alan Sabrosky, Michael Volz, Rechtstein, Nelson_2008, Brian, I am posting this to let you know that I just used some soap[Miracle II soap for the first time which I got in the mail from the Power Hour/Mall] and I felt dizzy and started sweating and felt kind of weak and breathless. I also observed that my fingers swelled. I immediately took a natural remedy and drank a lot of water, some cocunut milk and baking soda. I have not yet called the Power Mall. It is not about people at the Power Mall but about criminals who commit all sorts of strange crimes. It is possible that some poisonous substance may have been added to the soap during the time it left the Power Mall and its arrival at my apartment. It is no longer a secret that we have a well organized and well funded criminal group who work collectively and would go to any extent to destroy people who are exposing their corruption, fraud, deception, lies and crime. I have been exposing criminal activities of this group of criminals since 2006.

    The only other possibility is that the soap is too concentrate and I used a little too much. If that is not the case then certainly someone poisoned my soap bottle.
    Because there is no one else at my apartment I wanted someone to know about this–in case there is danger here and a threat to my life–and hereby I inform everyone that I have no enemies other than those whom I have angered by speaking the truth–and I know they are after me. I will certainly not use this soap again till I speak to people who sold it to me and I will explain to them what happened.

  4. Paul  June 1, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I think comments to articles shouldn’t be longer than the article. Gawd, you vets are … prolific.

  5. Amy  May 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    In this article “Answering Our Troops: Why Did You Send Us?” Gordon Duff gives information about the sad and unfair way our troops and veterans have been treated. I was wondering for a long time why there is so much silence among our veterans–why aren’t they speaking out?–so that they can stop the continued abuse of soldiers, marines, sailors etc. I want to see this happening. It is time that they stop taking illegal orders and it is time they don’t join the military–to waste awat their lives and to die, get injured or get poisoned etc for no good cause because our politicians and military leaders are corrupt–they are being abused–sent away on 4th, 5th tours! It seems like a death trap deliberately planned till they are killed–because our goverment is afraid they will speak out against the war and the public will protest more by saying “No more wars for Israel”.

    33 troops dying from getting electicuted–had to drink gallons of sewage poluted water–troops sent to war without purpose–for political reasons–for the benefit of greedy–to make money at their expense–an entire army poisoned with agent orange and the death of so many–Vietnam war being a racket as much as Iraq and Afghanistan wars are–and the contempt of Henry Kissinger for our soldiers and what he said referring to them[“dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy”]

    “Thanks to the terrible power of our International Banks we have forced the Christians into wars without number. Wars have a special value for Jews since Christian massacre each other and make more room for Jews. Wars are the Jews’ Harvest, the Jew banks grow fat on Christian wars. Over one hundred million Christians have been swept off the face of the earth by wars and the end is not yet”— Rabbi Reichorn at the funeral of Rabbi Simeon Ben-Iudah in 1869–Taken from the website: I am the witness.

  6. Amy  May 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Gordon Duff, now this is a fantastic article where a truthseeker like me is concerned but a nightmare for people like John McCain and John Kerry who have been trying to hide the truth about our veterans and those other warmongers who constantly try to keep deceiving the public about what war truly is and what damage and destruction it causes to our military and people in other countries. Till an year ago I was one who believed America’s wars against other countrie were legitimate and was necessary “to keep America safe”. After listening to warmongering hired hands [Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Michael Savage [clear channel and other Zionist Jewish owned stations and Jay Sekulow [on the Christian rdio] and reading National Review online, David Horowitz’ false Islamo-fascism propaganda on his website, Bill Krystol’s Weekly Standard I was pretty much brainwashed to believe any story about “those evil Muslims who will do anything to harm us” although I felt some what uneasy about the official 9/11 story right from the beginning. I voted for John McCain but did not really like him that much because of hs policies. It was sometime after the election that I started questioning some of the things these people were bombarding my mind with–and started watching various videos and reading different books by Edward G Griffin, Webster Tarpley, Gerald Celente, Texe Marrs, Jeff Gates, Michael Collins Piper, Ron Paul and later other authors that helped me to gain insight into the truth–that our nation has been taken to the edge of a cliff by both parties–who worked for some foreign boss–and we have been lied to all along–and I gained more knoledge about the Military Industrial Complex and the racket called war that Gordon himself referred to in this article.

    I later came across articles by Jeff Gates and Gordon Duff in Veterans Today and other websites: Real Zionist News, I am the witness, David Duke, Truthtellers.org, The Uglty Truth, Crash are you ready etc and received the truth instead of disinformation.

    I also read the essays of Free Speech by Dr William Pierce:

  7. Shea Brown  May 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    They say,( some historians, and some communication experts,) that our American Revolution began in the pubs and cellars of our towns,, where news was ACTUALLY DISCUSSED when it came in with a traveler from another town or on a rare printed piece of paper.
    These small group discussions led to an actively engaged group of citizens, who knew each other,, and supported each other in their opinions and shared goals, and shared indignities.
    Our forefathers met in the pubs,, discussed politics,, went home,, discussed it with their wives and families,, and this led to our independence,, our revolution.
    What is different today? How can so many of us see how incorrect and dim our society has become,, and yet so often feel so helpless to make any changes,, or just take the smallest steps for progress?
    One thing is the television. People sit alone and watch it,, perhaps they might even scream at it when the see or hear a blatant lie,, but they usually don’t discuss it with their friends or neighbors,, or even their family.
    We are bombarded with so much bullshit coming out of our televisions it is staggering.
    It is ever so seldom that we see any issue that concerns us discussed in any broadcast,, and if we do, it is usually a quite dim reporter asking an “expert” their opinion,, and the time limit for the response is about twenty seconds. Thank you very much corporate controlled media. ( The blatant examples of this were the parade of retired generals on their way to private defense jobs, who offered their war cheerleading up to the invasion of Iraq and beyond. Almost hilarious to look back at their snippets of wisdom ; “This will be over in just a few short weeks,, the Iraqis will welcome us with parades,, there will be few losses.”)
    You mention we have been in a “negative mode” for some time.
    Sure,,how can we not feel negative,, when the ONLY places we hear anyone making any sense are a few pages of the internet,, read when we are alone sitting at a desk ?
    And yes,, this can be depressing.
    What I try to do is send out what I hope are discussion inspiring messages to about 70 people every day. And from those 70 people,, there are two fellows who usually respond. And so I go to pages like these to respond to your comments,, just so you,, as one individual,, will know that someone is listening to your intelligent comment,, and is willing to discuss it with you. Perhaps it might encourage you in the smallest way to keep writing,, keep talking,, keep fussing,, and engaging your friends in the process.
    When I read a great article on the internet,, I take the time to try to find the authors Email address,, and write back to them complimenting them on their work,, and send a few words of encouragement their way.
    It is so heartening when one of my favorite writers sends a small thank you back to me.
    I have been really encouraged when an author and reporter like Joe Galloway , or Aram Roston,, or Peter Dale Scott, or Gordon duff would take just a few moments to say they appreciated my comments.
    It makes me feel like I am finally in part of a real discussion. It makes me feel like I might be making just the smallest difference in this crazy world.
    I also live near Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune. Since 2003 I have met so many soldiers either on their way to the Middle East,, or just returning,, or on their way back for their fourth or FIFTH deployment,,,and I sit with them and listen to their stories,, and I listen to how many medications some of them are taking in order to sleep and try to function without anxiety. I listen to why they are going back for their fourth and fifth tours,, and they tell me that their families are depending on them,, they have children who need the health benefits,,
    they cannot turn down the bonus money,,but most say they are going back because their friends are going back,, and they want to be there to try to keep their friends safe,, and help it be possible that they all come back together.
    Not one of the soldiers I have spoken with has said that he knew the reasons why we are keeping troops in Iraq. I have spoken with young Marines on their way to bases in Africa who feel they might be doing some good things like preventing genocide. But for the most part,, they don’t discuss the reasons,, they just go to support their families and to try to protect their buddies.
    And what is rewarding to me, is that these fellows appreciate the questions I ask them. They appreciate it when I listen to them,, they appreciate someone who wants to sit and listen to them,, maybe buy them a beer,, and know that there are people here at home that care about how they are being used or misused.
    Perhaps this control that our defense industry has over our congress and our pentagon,, and even the minds of our citizens with their grand budgets being used to affect public opinion,, is something that has to play out until their soldiers are just burned out,, and there is no longer enough money in the pot to offer bonuses large enough to get these guys to go back just one more time.
    Perhaps it will be THIS generation of soldiers,, who come home battered and bruised and shocked,, who will be the generation of soldiers who do not forget,, and who do not quit speaking about how very regrettable and horrible every war is.
    We have the History Channel,, we have the Military Channel,, now perhaps it is time we have the Modern Veteran Channel,, and the International Peace Channel.
    Im quite sure this is the time.
    We do have CSpan,, but the good stuff is saved for about 4AM.,, and this usually only offers short glimpses into how dim our elected officials really are.
    Shan,, win the Powerball Lottery,, and finance one of these new channels,, I think this might be one of the few chances to change the direction of this country. Good luck,, go buy that Saturday ticket now !
    Of all the weekends in the year,, this is of course the weekend where our wars should be discussed,, and I hope very much you are lucky enough to enter one of these discussions.

  8. Shea Brown  May 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I believe the Dutch have a system where there is required government service for their young men,, but the man has the choice of serving in their federal police,, or military,, or possibly a hospital,, or some other federal department.
    I think a system like this would be great for the U.S..
    Draftees could work in V.A. hospitals,, Homeland Security Agencies,, National Parks,, etc, etc. But I think the options should always be there for the man who has already made a moral decision not to pick up a weapon and be ordered to take another human life.
    And I would truly love to see what effect having this generation of skateboarding, headphone clad slackers go through six weeks of basic training would have on our society.
    I think it would be fantastic. The benefits could be enormous.
    Take a look at the kids walking through your neighborhoods,, and just imagine what six weeks in basic,, and a year of real discipline could do for their clueless existence,, and our society.

  9. Shea Brown  May 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Gordon,, Again,, great article. Always when having my first cup of coffee I go to your articles to read things that finally make sense.
    It is almost like a medicine to wash away all the crap being pumped out by the mainstream media. I’m sure many others feel the same way. Thanks.
    You are one of the fighters,, who is using your ” passport and a pen.”
    So I send this poem out , near this Memorial Day,, to honor the men who are writing about conflict, and war,, honor,, and truth,, so that more soldiers will not be sacrificed unnecessarily ,, and so that defense might one day become again just that; defense.

    Now you’ve met him.

    Have one drink and they’ll say you were drinking,
    Smoke one joint and they’ll say you’re on drugs,
    Tell the truth just one time,”You don’t like us!”
    Tell the truth everyday, on the run.

    If you’re one in a hundred you’re lucky,
    If you’re one in a thousand it’s grand,
    If you’re one in a million you’re lonely,
    One in two million, you’re mad.

    So stand up to the systems in power,
    Of course we all know that they’re wrong,
    Stand up when they say that you’re crazy,
    Keep on moving, but don’t play along.

    Keep on speaking, when no one will hear it,
    Keep on writing, when no one will read,
    Keep the faith, when you’re sure that you have none,
    Keep the faith, and see where it leads.

    Tell the truth when you know that you have some,
    It’s the counter to truth when disguised,
    Tell the truth when no one will hear it,
    Fight the battle, the father of lies.

    For the liar, he sure loves the conflict,
    He loves killing and battles and war,
    The liar is in every country,
    Every valley and mountain and shore.

    You will meet him if you choose to seek him,
    Hunt him down with your passport and pen,
    And if you are so very lucky,
    There’s a chance that you’ll meet him again.

    Now some folks will say that you’re crazy,
    They’ll remind you you’re only a man,
    But what got you here in the first place?
    You’re just doing what you know you can.

    You’ll meet him in so many bodies,
    He’ll look back with so many eyes.
    It’s really not hard when you know how,
    To meet him, the father of lies.

    No need for a sword or revolver,
    You’ll fight him with words and a pen,
    For he is just there to confuse you,
    You’ve seen it again and again..

    For he has no need to pull triggers,
    He has no need to take lives,
    For the others will all do it for him,
    Now you’ve met him,, the father of lies.

    Stand firm when you ask him a question,
    Have no fear if this makes him mad,
    Just look right back and wait for his answer,
    No truth will he offer, he can’t .

    For how can this thing have such power ?
    For he’s lonely and angry and sad.
    One good question will surely disarm him,
    “Can’t you see the goodness in man?”

    (JMSB, May 24th, 2010.)

    PEACE. Cut through all the bullshit, and there it is, sitting right in front of you.

    “Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than about peace, more about killing than we know about living.” ( General Omar N. Bradley)

    ” Most who write of the honor in war,
    Have never, ever, been there before.” (JMSB)

    “There is nothing as strong as gentleness,, and nothing as gentle as real strength.”

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ( Dr. Seuss)

    Shea Brown ,, [email protected]

  10. Shea Brown  May 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    To wolf and Scott Brudy,, one of the best sites that discusses the roles our banks play is this one.

    I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand this incredibly complex role of how the banking system has been used to concentrate wealth,, subjugate citizens,, poison the media,, and stir and promote conflict.
    I surely do not claim to understand it all yet,, but this is a great place to dig in and learn.
    It is encouraging to see so many intelligent comments here today.

  11. Shea Brown  May 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Bravo Sir. Couldn’t agree more. The only thing we can do is to keep talking,, keep writing,, and keep up the hope,, and continue to discover who the real string pullers are.

  12. indythinker  May 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    “This is one reason why I support the draft. In a war like WWII which people believed in, the citizen Army worked. In wrong wars like Vietnam and Iraq, only a mercenary Army will work. Also, I support the draft because a nation doe not delegate war to others. Either everybody takes part or nobody does. And I believe if you are lucky enough to live in America, you should serve it.”

    Far be it for me to even try responding to you on behalf of Gordon, outside of agreeing with you about THE DRAFT for similar yet distinct reasons – a DRAFT would no shit end the wars before they get the rest of the American Sheeple to relate to our troops.

    That said, I believe Gordon has answered some of your questions about the All Volunteer Force, “Many of them are sick, combat vets who have served multiple deployments, sent to fight though medicated to nearly “zombie” levels by the cocktails of anti-psychotic medications that allow the burned out and PTSD ridden to be reprocessed and sent back to war. How many have committed suicide? The number 2 years ago was over 14,000. We gave up counting, as we usually do. How many have filed for disability compensation, just the recent vets only? 400,000+ Nearly 20% of our troops in Afghanistan are on medications for psychiatric disorders that could easily qualify them for immediate medical retirement and full disability compensation. With a military and veterans service that seek treatments, spending hundreds of millions, why is the primary treatment for troops with PTSD more combat? Then, when the troops finally break, it wasn’t the combat at all, it was a “personality disorder” or as the military loves to call it, a “preexisting condition.” Break under half a dozen combat deployments, many while medically unfit and soldiers face bad conduct discharges, a lifetime of dishonor, loss of retirement, medical treatment and benefits, not just for them but their families. This is what our troops know, what they see every day and what thousands of them have suffered. How do we explain it to them? Don’t be surprised if their questions aren’t asked politely.

    The website PTSD Winning the War Within run by Ilona Meagher a long time PTSD researcher and advocate for innovations in PTSD research and treatment notes that our Veterans do not feel appreciated when they come home – like that should be a surprise to any of us!!! Hell, less than one percent of the American population has a stake in the Global War on Terror (snicker) and our troops feel unappreciated. An expectation that the other 99% of us really give a shit about our troops is putting it mildly UNREALISTIC.

    * Nearly 9 out of 10 veterans said Americans could learn something from their example of service, yet only half considered themselves leaders in their communities as a result of their military service. We are talking young Iraq and Afghanistan Vets here NOT even Vietnam or Gulf War. However, how can they expect to be leaders in a community that sees no serious value in their service, cannot relate, and prefer not to relate.

    * Nearly 7 in 10 veterans had not been contacted by a community institution, local non-­‐profit, or place of worship after their return home. So much for the must touted Support Our Troops Yellow Ribbon movement, but at least this may show they are not on some Holy War for Christ.

    * 92 percent of OIF/OEF veterans agreed that serving their community is important to them. Like their community most of which does not want to talk about THEIR WAR really cares.

    * Veterans said a diverse range of issues was important or very important to them: helping military families (90 percent), being involved with disaster relief (88 percent), working with at-risk youth (86 percent), and being involved with the environment/conservation (69 percent).

    Ironically, note that the most important issue – ending the war(s) was not even asked!!!

    * 7 in 10 non-volunteering veterans said they do not have enough information of meaningful service opportunities. Well they could reenlist.

    Excuse me, I’m being sarcastic at the system, NOT our troops, they’ve been had, and are just coming to that conclusion.

    What is the Pentagon’s response to all this? Virtual therapy meaning Virtual Iraq soon to become Virtual Afghanistan a computer simulation with sight, sound, smell, and even touch holding a simulated M4 rifle that doesn’t shoot back. The idea is to make our troops then later our Veterans (you too Vietnam Vets) immune to the every day sights, sounds, and smell that may or do trigger your PTSD. It is not being hyped as a cure for PTSD yet, but I guarantee you that the Pentagon has one and only one objective for something not being hyped as a Video Game – to be able to send broken troops back into combat, con Congress and the American People who are not paying attention anyway, that the Puzzle Palace really cares about PTSD, and lastly not have to demand that Congress or any President needs to (not has to but) needs to implement THE DRAFT.

    As long as we have an All Volunteer Force, then why should we continue being concerned when the Volunteers get screwed by those they volunteer to serve. This is a very hard thing for me to say, call it tough love, but I for one am getting frustrated by troops being conned into returning to deployment after deployment after deployment, their families being brainwashed into encouraging them to do so, or worse yet throwing in the towel.

    No amount of computer simulations is either going to break down the STIGMA of PTSD, especially within the Armed Forces period, and certainly is not going to put a dent in the number of troops and Veterans checking out.

    Bobby Hanafin
    The Mustang Major

  13. Christopher Scott Brudy  May 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    It has been common knowledge since the very beginning that the Federal Reserve was to be owned by member banks, and to be out from under the control of the Federal Government. Ownership and control of the Fed has never been secret. It just wasn’t publicized.
    The main reason for its “independence” from the Treasury in matters of monetary policy was to keep Congress and the President from willy nilly printing currency during the run up to an election. Still, Presidents have pressured Fed Chairmen to open the cash spigot, so that the economy would be booming away come November, irregardless of the inflation sure to come.

  14. coolcuke  May 25, 2010 at 7:29 am

    God, what I went through because at 18 I saw the big picture and registered as a conscientious objector. Thank God people are coming to see the light.

  15. NightFlyer  May 25, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Solution…..If you got em, light em….nukes that is, everyone!

  16. John Doe  May 25, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I would like to know what you think of the more than 700 000 thousand who went AWOL during the Vietnam confict and while the wealthier Draft Dogers got a total amnesty, the refusnik GI got a bad discharge? Were not these soldiers in many cases true patriotic Americans who saw the lies and imperial motives of a war against acountry which today makes our sneakers, T-shirts and baseball caps? This is one reason why I support the draft. In a war like WWII which people believed in, the citizen Army worked. In wrong wars like Vietnam and Iraq, only a mercenary Army will work. Also, I support the draft because a nation doe not delegate war to others. Either everybody takes part or nobody does. And I believe if you are lucky enough to live in America, you should serve it.

  17. Shan  May 25, 2010 at 1:01 am

    So the southern Bible thumpers love to look at Revelational symbols huh? How bout the Challenger disaster during Ronny Raygun’s tenure? The Columbia disaster and banking collapse during Dubyah’s(not even mentioning the War on Terror crap.), (You know, there’ll be signs in the Heavens never seen before.) And now, the BP gusher in the southern Gulf. (Reminds me of another body of water in wicked Egypt a few thousand years ago when it’s Nile ran blood red, the life in it died, and disease followed, hmmm. Isn’t that a coincidence? I mean they didn’t have drilling wells then but it isn’t as if oil didn’t exist, they just didn’t know what it was.)
    How bout the new black-budget X37B space plane? Of course the Air Force is in denial that it’ll be a weapons carrier but it’s safe bet they’ll eventually be deploying (AND TESTING) more Nukes (among other crap) in space. {And there was War in the Heavens.}
    And speaking of Drugs, a Large percentage of America is completely Burned Out on it’s different kinds of dope (both ellicit and legal) and HAS BEEN IN CONSTANT NEGATIVE MODE for quite some time now.

  18. btaylor  May 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Yogi Berra called it right ” deja vu all over again” for you guys that made it thru the “domino war” and now government sponcered “jamais vu”
    ( French meaning “never seen” ) a term used in psychology to describe familiar situations which is not recognized by the observer..the American public has been steered to not see the pattern..a war every 20 or so..your dad, you,your kid, possibly his kids..and sooner or later your family will become extinct.

  19. Tobey Llop  May 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    These are the dots I’ve been connecting since Mr Bush’s “Axis of Evil” psychotic display, proving anyone could connect them. Why do peoples like Americans rush to delude themselves and place their trust in idiots, crooks, fools and master criminals? Americans are brainwashed in their schools to think their government exists for their good. In fact, it is a great parasite, just as the founding fathers feared it would become. I think part of the problem is also a general inability to empathize with the innocents we murder in the countries we attack. A childhood classmate of mine called Iraqi’s “towel-heads.” I remember, I think, the Vietnamese were “Gooks”. Governments spread propaganda to de-humanize and demonize people who hadn’t dreamed of being our enemies – until we started killing them. People believe they can act collectively without consequence, so they pay no attention – and reap the consequences.

  20. Rex Carlson  May 24, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Despite my active participation, also in The Resistance, my heart, my mind, and my soul unceasingly cry out in silent, howling screams to the Universe.

    You always put words to my screams, which creates for me shared value and meaning.

  21. NightFlyer  May 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Okay, her’s part of the priviaztion startup info. http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~nbenton/crju709/conf/culp/impl.html

    Many electted officials were visited by lobbyist and many made millions from the stock market on the penny stocks and we all know who controls Wall Street.

  22. NightFlyer  May 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    You do know that the major drug companies stock holders are Jewish, and the private prisons, i.e GeoGroup are waiting for the new returness. Some will become inmates and others the guards. My research show this plan began in 1994 at the University of Florida when cash was stashed in the account of the then “closed Dept of Liberal Arts”. A certain man named “Charles” handled all the early the pink sheet stock of the newly started privatization program in America. You won’t find any of what I have buried in three locations on the internet as those documents have been deleted.

    Think I’ve said enough because there is no stopping those in control, especially this new guy who keeps saying, ” he wants to move foward and not backwards”. Russia and China must be laughing silently watching america destroy itself.

  23. wolf  May 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Speaking of videos, Aaron Russo’s “America, from Freedom to Fascism” should be required viewing for all Americans.

    It has now become common knowledge that the Federal Reserve Bank is not a part of the US government and is in fact controlled by a handful of banking families who have been at the helm of the US economy for several generations.

    This was successfully kept from the attention of Americans by the corporate controlled media and only recently has come to light due to the efforts of Rep. Ron Paul and the late Arron Russo’s film, “America, From Freedom to Fascism”.

    Previously, those who attempted to bring this issue to light were dismissed as “fringe groups” or “anti-government whackos”. Now that the world has become aware of this fraud of near Biblical proportions, it is the opinion of many that it is now only a matter of time before countries like China pull the plug of financial support through the purchase of US bonds and treasury notes. When that happens, the domino effect will be world wide and the epicenter of this economic tsunami will of course be the US.

  24. Mark Are  May 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    GREAT article, Gordon…
    Let’s start fighting for freedom…HERE! We are the most enslaved, most taxed, most imprisoned people on the planet. 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prisoners, many for the victimless crime of drug use. Heck, it surprises me that there isn’t more drug use to cover up the hopelessness that is being brought down on our country by the day, having to watch these PSYCHOPATHIC bastards that are in power screwing us, stealing from us, caging us, murdering us, raping us…etc. Gag me with a place setting. VETERANS UNITE…AGAINST THE MACHINE! Remember there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF US TO ONE OF THEM. Is life so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased with the price of chains and slavery?? I ask you??

  25. David Martin  May 24, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Once again, you are demonstrating that the best way we can support our troops is with the truth. And what’s the typical response you get?

    “How dare you!” they said;
    What else can they say?
    The facts of the case
    Will not go away.

    Skyscrapers came down
    Like they were demolished.
    The iron laws of physics
    Were neatly abolished.

    They fell straight and fast.
    It’s never happened before
    With fire as the cause.
    What about the steel core?

    To produce the effect
    That we witnessed that day,
    There had to be something
    That sliced it away.

    Five foreigners filmed it,
    Some said gleefully,
    But the cover-up master
    Just let them go free.

    One structure fell later,
    Like a judgment from heaven.
    Maybe God pulled it,
    That large Building 7.

    Of the many anomalies,
    I’ve listed but few.
    The string-pullers did
    What they set out to do.

    The war motivation
    They feared that we lacked
    Was duly provided
    When we were “attacked.”

    David Martin

    Go to http://www.dcdave.com/poet15/100524.htm for supporting links.

    “Truther,” “Birther,” Boo

    The future of our republic
    Is, indeed, with danger fraught
    When we use pejorative labeling
    As a substitute for thought.


  26. stevor  May 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Everybody ought to see/buy the video, “loose change 911” (the new 4th version). There’s lots of great news footage to show how the 911 “investigation” is as much of a joke (or even more so) than Obummer’s “transparency”.

  27. wolf  May 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Gulf of Tonkin = 9/11 and WMD
    Agent Orange = Depleted Uranium Munitions

    Meet the new boss….Same as the old boss

    Henry Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as “dumb, stupid animals to be used” as pawns for foreign policy.

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