By Gordon Duff and Robert Rosebrock

A week ago, uniformed troops from the 311th COSCOM, a reserve non combat logistical command in Los Angeles assaulted protesting disabled veterans. 

This command, whose leaders may have financial ties to the local land seizure group, is claiming "official" US Army backing for Rep. Waxman’s actions now being protested by veterans groups.

Henry Waxman, chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce committee heads the "land grab" movement.  Chief of Staff for Major General Bruce Casella, is Colonel Steven D. Patrick, attorney representing California’s power utilities.  This land seizure partnership between an Army officer working for power utilities and Waxman, whose committee oversees the same utilities is a frightening coincidence.  Add violence to the mix and coincidence becomes something much worse.

The idea of an Army unit that has joined with the controversial VP Conservancy group to steal veterans land is an abomination.  That this units members, uniformed and on duty, would leave their post and assault disabled veterans to aid this same club of millionaire profiteers is worse.  Even further, we are told the 311th COSCOM is aiding in the illegal surveillance activities "outed" weeks ago by letting unsanctioned DVA spy operatives use military facilities and equipment.

Conflict of interest is the understatement of all time.

Investigative personnel working for the protesting veterans, including senior retired Army and FBI personnel cite need for an official inquiry into possible crimes involving elected officials, Army personnel and DVA actions.



When Sue Young, the executive director of Veterans Park Conservancy was asked by the "Brentwood News" in the November 2007 issue, how she was essentially able to acquire the 16 acres of Veterans land for a public park rent free, she responded:

"Because this arrangement was unprecedented, it required lengthy discussions and compromises with Veterans Administration in Los Angeles and Washington.  The agreement also called for approvals at the highest levels, i.e., Secretary Nicholson, and the involvement of the Congressional delegation."group1a_400

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office have traced the assaults to the 311th COSCOM Logistics Command, the only military unit in the United States to join with business groups to advocate the seizure of veterans land.

Major General Bruce Casella, commander and, himself, a full time defense contractor working for Agile Communications, an army logistics and electronics vendor, is not known to have ordered the assaults on the aging veterans or to have direct involvement.  His command, when contacted by veterans groups about their activities carl_1a_400supporting Waxman and his cabal, were dismissive and arrogant.

Thus, the assaults were not much of a surprise to veterans.  The strong ties between members of the Command and Rep. Waxman are clear.

Other prominent politicos involved in the land grab are Governer Arnold Schwartzenegger whose children attend school at the exclusive private academy that was also awarded part of the veterans land.  Senator Feinstein is actively involved as were VA Secretaries Nicholson, forced to resign in disgrace, who authorized the land giveaway without "due process" or appeal.


Veterans, after the Civil War, were awarded land for parks, housing and medical facilities by private groups across America.  That land is now worth billions of dollars, with the Los Angeles Veterans Park now one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in the United States, valued in the billions of dollars.

Across the country, political insiders tied to developers and businesses looking to profit from misuse of veteran facilities, are being given hundreds of millions of dollars of land, not owned by the federal government, but held in trust for veterans, all without legal precident, due process or any clear authority.

In Los Angeles, protesting veterans have been subjected to illegal surveillance, wire tapping, tresspassing citations, detention without arrest and assault by uniformed Army Reserve personnel. 

Protesting veterans are cited for tresspassing, even on days when thousands of Iranian protestors hang anti-American signs on nearby monuments with total impunity.  What does this tell you?

Protesting groups, led by the Military Order of Purple heart and including members of the American Legion, VFW, AMVETs, and others, several wheelchair bound World War 2 veterans, have been protesting for 2 years.

The group involved with Waxman and Feinstein claims the support of Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Bush.  However, examining their evidenciary letters, it is clear that this is utterly untrue.

No president would ever be involved in stealing veterans land on behalf of wealthy Brentwood home owners in their move to isolate their mansions from poor or homeless veterans.

This is the list of their supporters, a "who’s who" of LA fatcats business groups and Hollywood elite:

Bel Air Association
Bel Air Garden Club
Brentwood Community Council
Brentwood Residential Neighbors
Brentwood Homeowners Association
Brentwood Park Property Association
Brentwood-San Vicente Design Review Board
Brentwood School Board of Trustees
Holmby Westwood Property Association
Los Angeles Business Council
Los Angeles Conservancy
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Brentwood Area Chamber of Commerce
San Vicente Area Improvement Association
Upper Mandeville Canyon Association
West Los Angeles/Brentwood Rotary Club
Westwood Hills Property Owners Association
Westwood Home Owners Association, Inc.
Westwood Rotary
Westwood Village Business Improvement District
Brentwood Glenn Association
Brentwood Hills Homeowners Association
Brentwood Historical Society
South Brentwood Home Owners Association
Los Angeles Men’s Garden Club
Los Angeles Conservancy
Natural History Museum (of?) 
Los Angeles Conservancy Corps (?)
National Park Service (Participation not proven and illegal)

Former WW2 veteran, General Gwynn Robinson, "Hollywood glamour boy" nominally heads the land grab groups.  His version of seizing veterans land for private use and has now even prohibed veterans from using much of their own land at all is the following:

"The signing of this long-term agreement represents the culmination of a relationship between Veterans Park Conservancy and the Department of Veterans Affairs which commenced in 1987. We are now able to create a lasting and dignified tribute to the men and women who have courageously served our country. The park will create a recuperative environment for veterans, as well as a respite for the community within a tranquil oasis amidst the urban bustle of densely developed West Los Angeles," said Major General Gwynn H. Robinson, U.S. Air Force, Ret., chairman and president of Veterans Park Conservancy.

Wined and dined by the Hollywood elite, Robinson has been too busy and too important to respond to his "non millionaire" fellow vets whose wheel chairs adorn line his million dollar fence, a fence that is increasingly barring veterans.

Another military bigwig is Rear Admiral Frank Raab, one of America’s wealthiest insurance executives, supporting the veterans land grab:

"Frank E. Raab, C.P.C.U. is the retired President / CEO of Insurance Company of North America. He is also the retired Chairman, C.E.O. of Allianz Insurance Company and the former President / C.E.O. of Pacific Employers Insurance Company. Mr. Raab is a past National President of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and has served on the Board of Governors of the New York Insurance Exchange. He serves on several corporate boards and retired as a Rear Admiral, USNR."

Harve Bennet:  Originator of "Mod Squad" "the Bionic Woman" and "the 6 Million Dollar Man" 

Ann Petroni, Socialite and former member of the Los Angeles Ethics Commissioni (?)

Barbara McMahon:  Romance novelist

Carolyn Stone Enenstein:  Wife of Craig Enenstein, CEO of Corridor Capital LLC.

Flora Gil Krisiloff:  Doctors wife, activist who describes herself: 

Flora has always put the needs of residents above politics and self-interest, and her record reflects that. "As a nurse and a 20-year community advocate, Flora is committed to putting the needs of families above the demands of special interests and corporate interests. As a wife and mother of three sons, she shares residents’ priorities in protecting our families and our neighborhoods from crime, pollution and overdevelopment. Flora will work hard to keep our families safe. "  Flora must see vets as a special interest group in need of stopping.

Gail Feingarten Oppenheimer:  Art Gallery Owner

Van Kelsey:  CEO Kelsey National Corporation

The list goes on.  These are veteran supporters, some veterans themselves, whose wealth, power and influence has insulated them from the reality of the suffering they are causing.

Please save veterans from the kind of help being offered by the powerful elite.



We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.
Previous articleVeterans of two wars work together
Next articleU.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards: 8-19-09
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.