I am not saying that military leaders complicit in the run-up to our recent wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan (and elsewhere) should be exculpated. Any who were part of the plan to deceive the American public and our friends abroad, and can be shown to have known what they were doing are culpable.
But those giving the orders haven't personally killed anybody so why not blame the soldiers on the front lines for all of the death and destruction? This is where things get complicated - because there are valid arguments for those condemning our soldiers for following illegal orders. I for one do not support those arguments because the propaganda that is crop-dusted onto the people of Amerika is very effective - especially when directed at the youth.
Perhaps you will find the information HERE regarding one Charles Manson - who never killed anybody either. But his powers of persuasion were such that he could lead others to do the most evil and vile acts imaginable. The powers of persuasion are enough for some to fight a war of aggression based on lies based on torture to secure opium and pipelines. Not me. But it is possible that many don't know that they are actually fighting for those goals. Maybe - like Manson's followers they are under a magic spell too strong to resist. In the Manson case both leaders and followers went to jail. Maybe not a good example - because this ignores the deriliction of duty shown by Congress in shirking their responsibility to We The People that the military and CIA (since they wage war on behalf of We The People too) are under civilian control.
Unfortunately - with a CorporAmerikan Propascamda media acting as no more than a Pentagon loudspeaker it is hard to bring awareness to the public - or bring pressure to bear on politicians too spineless to stop the madness. This war seems to be practically without trigger-words like P.O.W.'s - realities that bring public focus to dark side of the war. Although an internet search shows that there are a few the public knows about the media maintains a predictable silence regarding such matters. But isn't that S.O.P. in America anyway - to leave it up to the public to ensure our P.O.W.'s are remembered? The U.S. government/CorporAmerikan propascamda puppets seem too busy forwarding corporate and foreign interests to be concerned with such matters. And the weak-minded followers of the villians running this losing enterprise "War on Horror" demonstrate their nonchalance regarding troops who may be in captivity by torturing opposing fighters held in our custody. May I be so bold as to suggest this is a horrible policy?
To complicate matters further the CIA has been caught, via at least one crashed drug plane, dealing drugs to sell on the black market to finance their quixotic military misadventures. So even if our Congress represented We The People - they can't do a damn thing about it - since their power to control these secret scam-artists has been usurped by the Agency's willingness to do whatever it takes, the end (corporate agenda) always justifying the means. (War on Terror - undefinable)
Now we are seeing moves to attack Iran - a country that has not attacked us. Is it just me or is there a pattern here?
Many have accused me of chauvinistic support for the U.S. military, and others have accused me of hating the U.S. military. Neither is true - but neither will be convinced. So I borrowed some pictures from HERE and added a video/music for you enjoy while you browse the pictures - an appropriate song since we are, after all, fighting first-strike, preemptive wars of aggression - attacking those who have not attacked us. Kill 'em all let God sort 'em out - that's what the t-shirt used to say- and that is the logic the believers use to rationalize their willingness to commit acts of violence, espionage, propaganda campaigns, false flag attacks, lies - against Americans and our friends abroad regardless of the rule of law. Regardless of our Bill of Rights and Constitution - like it is "just a goddamned sheet of paper." I just hope we still have some friends left after this disaster is over.
So please - take some time out to listen to a famous song - a product of the last people who fell for the same tricks we are. Please compare the pictures in the video with those posted below. Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.
+ CIA drug plane crash pic from here +
UPDATE MARCH 19, 2010 Navy and Marine Corps have blocked all access to such services from overseas