Memorial Day – Time to Ask Why

Photo credit: G. Duff

Time for a Different Activism


 …by  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor and USMC Combat Veteran


Why did I add that?  I am asking for something and it isn’t money.  We have some “activists” here, folks who are angry and at an end of their patience with injustice. 

They provide hope and balance for the fatal cynicism that comes from the intelligence community where our real depth is, over 32 nations now, many either writing or feeding info and confirmations in great secrecy.

We aren’t a whistle blower or “leak” sight.  We are just a voice and a platform where members of the clandestine community, activists, war veterans, tier one fighters can come together and share ideas, communicate back channel and close some of the gaps that have led to the last disastrous century.

Our general agreement, with dozens of wars, thousands of medals, top clearances or activists with decades of personal sacrifice, we are slowly coming together, but not so slowly anymore.

The financial games have turned all of us, they have been too transparent.  Now all of us, and I work hard to keep paid infiltrators and shills away. This is the wrong place for children to play with adults, if you get my meaning…best left unstated, are looking for justice.

We aren’t terrorists but free men and women but we want blood, the blood of the guilty just the same. We know war, we know politics, we know economics and we know lies when we hear them and we have listened to little else for so long we know of nothing else. All of it is a con. None of it fits.

What do I mean?

Let’s start with the wars, terror, Iran, Syria, Libya, the Balkans, the weapons races, all eating the resources of a planet we old guys were going to save, build for our grandchildren so they could live in peace and plenty, so they could look on a world we helped make and be proud of us.

We screwed up, killed the wrong people, fought the wrong wars, were too often on the wrong side, let ourselves be lied to and used.  Quietly, some feel shame, other anger and none that have honor don’t feel one, the other or both.

We are not just ashamed of those who sold out for money, who have kept the world impoverished, most below iron age, half at stone age, disease ridden, ignorant and starving, when we could so easily have done so much better, those who are silent on this many of us wish dead, have the skills to make it happen but then see the lesson.

We would be terrorists.

I have friends who are ranking officials, top officers who, when they talk, sound like freedom fighters, people who wish for the clarity that real honor would give, war to defend our families, not wars of profit and conquest that has stained our souls.

'Tim Osman' with Ziggy Brzezinski...when Tim was CIA

A decade ago, they were ready to wipe over a billion people off the face of the earth.  Then it came down to “contracting,” whether $600 a day or $2,000 a day.  All you had to remember was the mantra, “Al Qaeda is the threat, we must find Osama bin Laden.”

The evidence for “Al Qaeda” was the same sources Chalbi brought us on Saddam’s WMDs, all air and baloney.  There are no large terror rings other than those established during the Cold War, those underwritten by intelligence agencies.

Palestinians fought back, as too many of us know now, fought 62 years of genocide and apartheid that decades of Hollywood and Info-News fiction twisted into terrorism.

They were a people wiped from the face of the earth for trying to live in peace on land others had been given by a rehashed Hittite sun god and his imaginary pseudo-biblical cast of ancient sociopaths and mythologists.

It was Iran Contra that put the permanent stain on America’s intelligence community, some of it undeserved.  Key agencies, the few that existed then, deeply resented White House bungling and racketeering under Reagan and Bush.

While the “imagineers” watched the collapse of communism, the real watchers saw something else.  We saw a chessboard where America had made moves that, in the end, would “checkmate” the entire west, as we see today.

Angela Merkel - the former(?) communist

NATO is 99% America, drugs, intimidation, election rigging and organized crime. NATO, with the US and Europe are 5000% broke, busted and waiting for the crash and it was all engineered by those who lost the cold war, by the old line “commies,” by the East German Stasi, whose “queen,” Merkel rules Europe.

As Patton will tell you, we lost World War II, not coming in second, we didn’t finish at all, it finished us.

As payback for American support of the Mujahideen, the US was maneuvered into accepting what it thought was a “right wing” dictatorship what would make us rulers of the world.  It was easy.

Cheney and Rumsfeld, the “Darth Vader Duo,” had picked out a bungling malcontent, George Bush “the least” and a gang of “think tankers” they didn’t know were all Moscow/Tel Aviv puppets whose job it was to lead us to war, to civil unrest, to economic collapse and unrelenting domestic totalitarianism.

Ask Brzezinski about it.  He watched it all come together, helpless, while 9/11 was being planned around him.  One friend, working in the White House in 2001, talked today of an “off the cuff” conversation he had with several National Security Council members on August 23, 2001.  He told them how easy it would be to crash planes into the White House.

“Their faces turned white.  They told me, ‘If we hear a word of this, you will find yourself arrested or dead, do you understand?”

Like all of us, when the “planes” happened, no American fighters as with other hijackings or “off course” flights, we all knew and we all looked away, leaving David Ray Griffin and Mr. Bollyn the lonely job of being the conscience of the world.

Those that could have, that should have spoken up, silent for years and now, quite unavoidably, when it is too late, have finally figured it out.

Here is what we have learned:

While we were told to watch for “the left,” the “liberals,” a real totalitarianism came to us in wolves clothing from the right, behind every “neocon” is a Stalinist in disguise, hiding behind class envy or manufactured wars.

This is the old Comintern disguised as the Israel lobby or peddling “family values” and “Christian virtue,” all a sham, all a cocoon for what we now know to be as the real communist infiltrators, playing Americans like a broken fiddle this Memorial day like so many others.

My squad wrapping up night ambush duty...getting ready for the day job, combat patrol

This is the real Memorial Day, those who died beside me, who died for war after war, always the same reason, the dead, the maimed, the crushed of spirit, all for money from Pearl Harbor to Gettysburg to Concord Green to the Tet to Pork Chop Hill, every death for money alone.

We tell ourselves we gave because of those beside us.  Truthfully, we were duped, we were drafted, we were coerced, we were blackmailed, we were lied to and all any of us ever accomplished was to serve our masters and die quietly or kill the poor and innocent.

But World War II was different we are told, the holocaust, the camps, the crazy Nazi gangsters and the Japanese warring class.  But who told us?  You won’t like the answer.

Most of our history was written by communists, they dictated Churchill’s ghost written books, they gave us all those stories we retell day after day, our mythology of self righteousness.

This is the censored Patton.  Even I censor Patton as his words are now considered illegal, criminal acts in Germany, Canada, even America.  They are true just the same.

The video below is what is allowed to remain of him, public lies that still couldn’t keep him alive as he was murdered soon after.

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Note the film is narrated by Reagan who personally took credit for liberating Auschwitz though Reagan did not serve in World War II.  Patton would have used Reagan for pistol practice.

 Patton was the single real military leader to come out of the war.  Here, Patton gives his version of events:

At the end of World War II, one of America’s top military leaders accurately assessed the shift in the balance of world power which that war had produced and foresaw the enormous danger of communist aggression against the West. Alone among U.S. leaders he warned that America should act immediately, while her supremacy was unchallengeable, to end that danger. Unfortunately, his warning went unheeded, and he was quickly silenced by a convenient “accident” which took his life.

Thirty-two years ago, in the terrible summer of 1945, the U.S. Army had just completed the destruction of Europe and had set up a government of military occupation amid the ruins to rule the starving Germans and deal out victors’ justice to the vanquished. General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army, became military governor of the greater portion of the American occupation zone of Germany.

Grave of General Patton in Luxembourg (Photo Credit: C. Duff)

It was only in the final days of the war and during his tenure as military governor of Germany — after he had gotten to know both the Germans and America’s “gallant Soviet allies” — that Patton’s understanding of the true situation grew and his opinions changed. In his diary and in many letters to his family, friends, various military colleagues, and government officials, he expressed his new understanding and his apprehensions for the future. His diary and his letters were published in 1974 by the Houghton Mifflin Company under the title The Patton Papers.

Several months before the end of the war, General Patton had recognized the fearful danger to the West posed by the Soviet Union, and he had disagreed bitterly with the orders which he had been given to hold back his army and wait for the Red Army to occupy vast stretches of German, Czech, Rumanian, Hungarian, and Yugoslav territory, which the Americans could have easily taken instead.

On May 7, 1945, just before the German capitulation, Patton had a conference in Austria with U.S. Secretary of War Robert Patterson. Patton was gravely concerned over the Soviet failure to respect the demarcation lines separating the Soviet and American occupation zones. He was also alarmed by plans in Washington for the immediate partial demobilization of the U.S. Army.

Patton said to Patterson:

 “Let’s keep our boots polished, bayonets sharpened, and present a picture of force and strength to the Red Army. This is the only language they understand and respect.”

Patterson replied, “Oh, George, you have been so close to this thing so long, you have lost sight of the big picture.”

Patton rejoined:

“I understand the situation. Their (the Soviet) supply system is inadequate to maintain them in a serious action such as I could put to them. They have chickens in the coop and cattle on the hoof — that’s their supply system. They could probably maintain themselves in the type of fighting I could give them for five days. After that it would make no difference how many million men they have, and if you wanted Moscow I could give it to you.

They lived on the land coming down. There is insufficient left for them to maintain themselves going back. Let’s not give them time to build up their supplies. If we do, then . . . we have had a victory over the Germans and disarmed them, but we have failed in the liberation of Europe; we have lost the war!”

Patton’s urgent and prophetic advice went unheeded by Patterson and the other politicians and only served to give warning about Patton’s feelings to the alien conspirators behind the scenes in New York, Washington, and Moscow.

The more he saw of the Soviets, the stronger Patton’s conviction grew that the proper course of action would be to stifle communism then and there, while the chance existed. Later in May 1945 he attended several meetings and social affairs with top Red Army officers, and he evaluated them carefully. He noted in his diary on May 14:

“I have never seen in any army at any time, including the German Imperial Army of 1912, as severe discipline as exists in the Russian army. The officers, with few exceptions, give the appearance of recently civilized Mongolian bandits.”

And Patton’s aide, General Hobart Gay, noted in his own journal for May 14: “Everything they (the Russians) did impressed one with the idea of virility and cruelty.”

George all decked out

Nevertheless, Patton knew that the Americans could whip the Reds then — but perhaps not later. On May 18 he noted in his diary:

“In my opinion, the American Army as it now exists could beat the Russians with the greatest of ease, because, while the Russians have good infantry, they are lacking in artillery, air, tanks, and in the knowledge of the use of the combined arms, whereas we excel in all three of these. If it should be necessary to fight the Russians, the sooner we do it the better.”

Two days later he repeated his concern when he wrote his wife: “If we have to fight them, now is the time. From now on we will get weaker and they stronger.”

Having immediately recognized the Soviet danger and urged a course of action which would have freed all of eastern Europe from the communist yoke with the expenditure of far less American blood than was spilled in Korea and Vietnam.

It would have obviated both those later wars not to mention World War III — Patton next came to appreciate the true nature of the people for whom World War II was fought: the Jews.

Most of the Jews swarming over Germany immediately after the war came from Poland and Russia.

He was disgusted by their behavior in the camps for Displaced Persons (DP’s) which the Americans built for them and even more disgusted by the way they behaved when they were housed in German hospitals and private homes. He observed with horror that “these people do not understand toilets and refuse to use them except as repositories for tin cans, garbage, and refuse . . . They decline, where practicable, to use latrines, preferring to relieve themselves on the floor.”

Another September diary entry, following a demand from Washington that more German housing be turned over to Jews, summed up his feelings:

Henry Morgenthau, Jr.

“Evidently the virus started by Morgenthau and Baruch of a Semitic revenge against all Germans is still working. Harrison (a U.S. State Department official) and his associates indicate that they feel German civilians should be removed from houses for the purpose of housing Displaced Persons.

There are two errors in this assumption. First, when we remove an individual German we punish an individual German, while the punishment is — not intended for the individual but for the race.

Furthermore, it is against my Anglo-Saxon conscience to remove a person from a house, which is a punishment, without due process of law.”

Similarly, he expressed his doubts to his military colleagues about the overwhelming emphasis being placed on the persecution of every German who had formerly been a member of the National Socialist party. In a letter to his wife of September 14, 1945, he said:

“I am frankly opposed to this war criminal stuff. It is not cricket and is Semitic. I am also opposed to sending POW’s to work as slaves in foreign lands (i.e., the Soviet Union’s Gulags), where many will be starved to death.”

Despite his disagreement with official policy, Patton followed the rules laid down by Morgenthau and others back in Washington as closely as his conscience would allow, but he tried to moderate the effect, and this brought him into increasing conflict with Eisenhower and the other politically ambitious generals. In another letter to his wife he commented:

“I have been at Frankfurt for a civil government conference. If what we are doing (to the Germans) is ‘Liberty, then give me death.’ I can’t see how Americans can sink so low.”

And in his diary he noted:,

A pensive Patton...Thinking about the Russians?

“Today we received orders . . . in which we were told to give the Jews special accommodations. If for Jews, why not Catholics, Mormons, etc? . . . We are also turning over to the French several hundred thousand prisoners of war to be used as slave labor in France. It is amusing to recall that we fought the Revolution in defense of the rights of man and the Civil War to abolish slavery and have now gone back on both principles.”

His duties as military governor took Patton to all parts of Germany and intimately acquainted him with the German people and their condition. He could not help but compare them with the French, the Italians, the Belgians, and even the British. This comparison gradually forced him to the conclusion that World War II had been fought against the wrong people.

After a visit to ruined Berlin, he wrote his wife on July 21, 1945: “Berlin gave me the blues. We have destroyed what could have been a good race, and we are about to replace them with Mongolian savages. And all Europe will be communist. It’s said that for the first week after they took it (Berlin), all women who ran were shot and those who did not were raped. I could have taken it (instead of the Soviets) had I been allowed.”

This conviction, that the politicians had used him and the U.S. Army for a criminal purpose, grew in the following weeks. During a dinner with French General Alphonse Juin in August, Patton was surprised to find the Frenchman in agreement with him. His diary entry for August 18 quotes Gen. Juin: “It is indeed unfortunate, mon General, that the English and the Americans have destroyed in Europe the only sound country — and I do not mean France. Therefore, the road is now open for the advent of Russian communism.”

Later diary entries and letters to his wife reiterate this same conclusion. On August 31 he wrote: “Actually, the Germans are the only decent people left in Europe. it’s a choice between them and the Russians. I prefer the Germans.” And on September 2: “What we are doing is to destroy the only semi-modern state in Europe, so that Russia can swallow the whole.”

The Dufster in Nam...a tall but skinny target

There are few American families that didn’t suffer because of the war.  For decade after decade, we are told a mythology about our enemy.  I am limited by law in a dozen nations thought to be liberal democracies to write what I know to be fact about what Germany did and did not do during the war.

I am allowed, however, to take this time and thank those, who exactly like me, out of ignorance or curiosity or simply a need for acceptance, have taken part in wars against our brothers and sisters, led our friends to slaughter, destroyed civilizations in the name of Wall Street, Moscow, Tel Aviv and international communism.

Whether “Progressive” or “Reactionary,” the answer was always the same, invade, kill, steal, control and lie.

In 1917 we went to war to “make the world safe for democracy.”

95 years later, that world lives in virtual slavery, Americans are beginning to starve, look around you, Africa is still colonized, brutality and deception are the norm.

Please, point to one success, Britain proven a slave of Murdoch and Blair, a cabal of crime, Germany ruled by the Stasi “queen,” France and the rest of Europe in utter collapse, Africa, raped and slaughtered for profit, Asia, the land of sweat shops, Mexico, drugs, murder and human trafficking, a land of fear, very much a part of a continent in collapse.

This is what we fought to give our children. What we forgot to do is teach them right from wrong, who to kill, when to kill and why. We never learned that ourselves.

Next time we are asked to head across the world to steal oil, sell drugs and murder children, we might just head the other direction.  Think I am kidding?  Ask around.

One of the magical 'pretzel' Twin Towers beams

Next time an imaginary bin Laden melts a million tons of steel with a few gallons of kerosene, ain’t none of us buying a word of it anymore.  Next car bomb, suicide bomber, crashing plane, we know where to look and who to look for.

I passed 6 veterans yesterday while driving out for dinner, each with their version of “Will work for food” on a sign.  It was a warm day, I recognize 82nd Airborne on a tattoo when I see one.

I know the game, burn the records, refuse to help the homeless because “rules don’t let us give aid to homeless veterans who can’t prove 90 days residency.” (Ohio Veterans Commission Rule 5901.08)

This Memorial Day, every county across America has given an average of $500,000 each to aid veterans in addition to the budget of $140.3 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs (based on President Obama’s estimate for 2013).

Less than 5% of that money will go to veterans, the rest will end up lining pockets of officials or be openly stolen.  Those responsible are, in many cases, veterans themselves, grown fat on the blood of fellow vets.

Many represent what they tell us is the real veteran’s leadership, bars, pool halls and bingo parlors backed by a few Washington lawyers. In truth, they represent nothing except a cog in the lie machine that has eaten the world.

It’s time, not just to quit but to “get even.”  We have been forgiving too long and have much to seek justice for, Americans and the millions, maybe billions around the world.

Memorial Day is a time to remind people that doing as you are told makes you a slave, not a free man.

Editing:  Jim W. Dean


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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.