by Gary D. Barnett: Aggressive
War and Terrorism Are One and the Same! So Who Are the Real Terrorists?
all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought
of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained
in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups.
This is typical with everyone in the military service.
~ Smedley Butler,
Major General USMC
Is there any
order given to U.S. military personnel that is not obeyed? Is there
anyone that the U.S. military won't kill (murder) when given an
order? Is there any order that any in the U.S. military thinks is
unconstitutional, considering that all in the military have taken
an oath to uphold that set of rules? Will there ever be an order
that U.S. troops will disobey? As far as I can tell, the answer
to all these questions is no!
There has been
a lot of talk lately about the war against Libya being unconstitutional,
but one has to wonder why these questions are coming now? It certainly
isn't due to any sudden moral awakening by the politicians or most
of their constituents, because every single war since WWII has been
unconstitutional. And in my opinion, every single war since the
Revolution has been completely unjust and unnecessary. If I am correct
in my opinion, that means that every order to kill, maim, occupy,
and destroy those in other lands obeyed by American forces has been
not only unconstitutional but also immoral.
following of orders by all U.S. military forces scares the living
daylights out of me. Am I alone in this thinking, or do others in
this country understand the implications of this policy? What if
there is civil unrest here at home? What if due to the destruction
of our economy by our own government, American citizens take to
the streets as is happening now in Africa and the Middle East? Does
anyone honestly believe that U.S. troops given orders to shoot to
kill their own countrymen won't do so? Believing that it would be
different if it happened on our own soil would be a fool's game.
Given the buildup
and militarization of police, the expanded powers of the Department
of Homeland Security, and the domestic deployment of federal troops
via the Army service component of NORTHCOM, plans are already in
the works for military control of U.S. citizens. In my opinion,
any orders given by military leaders to fire on Americans would
be followed just as all other orders are followed. There would probably
be more dissent than is now present, but there would be plenty willing
to do the bidding of their masters. Considering that they are now
willing, and have been in the past, (remember
Vietnam) to murder, rape, and mutilate women
and children, why would any think they aren't capable of gunning
down American dissenters?
States is currently in three unconstitutional and unholy wars in
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. U.S. troops are also causing havoc
and killing innocents in several other countries as well, and threatening
even more. But are any orders being ignored or disobeyed? Of course
not! Not only are these gruesome orders to war against those who
have never harmed us being followed, but they are being followed
with gusto. Just consider recent reports
of cold-blooded murder and mutilations of innocent Afghans by U.S.
troops who are called "kill squads." These aren't the
only atrocities being committed by U.S. soldiers, just the latest
in a brutal string of events that are seemingly never-ending.
Acts of terrorism
perpetrated against other countries by the U.S. military and its
willing and parasitic order takers in uniform are being spread like
wildfire, and the orders keep coming and the killing continues.
Just today this story titled “Lejeune
Marines prepare to deploy off Libyan coast”
appeared out of North Carolina. Camp Lejeune Marines were given
orders to go to Libya, and they accepted those orders with pride,
and offered no questions as to the justness of the cause.
The wife of
Sergeant Lewis Cochran, a Marine being deployed to Libya, said she
"is confident her Marine is prepared for the mission."
Sgt. Cochran said, "Whatever the president decides, he's ready.
My Marines, all the Marines the whole PLT is ready to go."
This kind of statement and sentiment of course is common, and is
telling of the mindset of those willing to do anything they are
told to do regardless of the moral implications. This willing behavior
is pathetic in nature, and serves no purpose other than to help
those in power advance their wickedness. This literally sickens
me! I believe exactly as did Herbert Spencer when he said:
men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing
about the justice of their cause, I don't care if they are shot
line is depressing. We now live in a country where wars of aggression,
occupation, torture, and murder against those who never attacked
or harmed us is common. These wars are now started on the say so
of one man, and those under his command follow his orders to the
letter. These orders are unquestioned by not only the officers in
the military and their vassals in uniform, but by the congress and
by most Americans. How could we have arrived at such a depraved
state of existence? How can most of our society stand by and watch
the slaughter of millions of innocent people; these acts of horror
done in their name?
Many who commit
horrible deeds have excused these acts by simply saying, "I
was just following orders." This is an empty excuse, and has
been used in the past to give cover for some of the most heinous
crimes of mankind. Most of those crimes were carried out in the
name of war, and those willing to prosecute those unjust wars are
just as responsible as those who start them. Guilty all those who
purposely participate in these heinous crimes against mankind, every
damn one of you!
D. Barnett [send him mail]
is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown,