Editorial preface by Elias Alias – (the featured article is below this preface).
As a US Marine Vietnam Veteran myself, I have known for years that every war America was involved in since 1945 has been through United Nations (UN) involvement (or through a UN subsidiary) and has also been undeclared by Congress. Morality must count in a self-governing Republic, and un-Constitutional foreign policy has abused this nation’s military ever since our involvement in the UN in 1945, depriving our soldiers/warriors of any claim of morality.
I have held back for three years. I have not posted this sort of story because I still held some hope that Oath Keepers could help divert what’s obviously coming to America. But since our Marines and Soldiers are now being indoctrinated to see the American Tea Party (a non-violent middle-class political body) as “the Enemy” and are being prepared to face Americans right here on U.S. soil in the aftermath of the destruction of America by Wall Street and Washington D.C., I’m like this sergeant – I’m willing to speak up myself. If I quit college, joined the Marines, and volunteered for Vietnam service for reason of fighting communism “over there” so we would not have to “fight communism on our doorstep” (which is exactly what the lying-assed Congress told us back then), what on earth are we doing today sending our manufacturing base to China and selling our national debt to China when China is the largest damned-by-God communist nation on earth?
Why did I fight in Vietnam? Why? To we older war Vets, the answer is plain – I fought in Vietnam for the same pack of lies this Marine, who wrote the following article for Lew Rockwell dot com, has discovered while yet on active duty. It took me a long time after my time in war to realize what this man now clearly sees even while yet serving. You young Gung-Ho’s out there, listen up!
Same goes for all you Gung-Ho Drug Warriors here in the States and in other foreign countries. The War on Drugs is the same kind of lie as the so-called War on Terror. Don’t believe me? Don’t think the War on Drugs is another Fedgov Psy-Op? Then explain this for me please -
Elias Alias, I-Corps RVN 1966 & 1967, FMFPAC
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The featured article below was published at Lew Rockwell dot com:
A MARINE SPEAKS OUT
August 11, 2012
From a Marine sergeant who reads LRC and who is getting out of the military after eight years.
When I first joined the military I was a good, George Bush conservative who wanted to serve my country. But after three deployments to the Middle East as an infantryman I came to several realizations.
First, how can I petition or demonstrate against the U.S. government for violating my freedoms here while I take those same freedoms from the people of Iraq and Afghanistan? I cannot without being a hypocrite. Regretfully, I have confiscated firearms from non-hostile Iraqis, detained Iraqis and Afghans because of baseless, unfounded suspicion, and quartered in civilian towns and, in some cases, the homes of Iraqis and Afghans. These are all human rights violations that the Founders would have resisted by force and, although neither Afghanistan nor Iraq has accepted the U.S. Constitution, we still have no business committing acts in foreign countries that are contrary to the spirit and intent of our Bill of Rights.
Second, if the Founders would have resisted these egregious acts by force then how can I blame Iraqi and Afghan insurgent forces for their resistance? That leads to the question of why we are still fighting over there. Bin Laden is dead. We are literally traveling thousands of miles now to assume a defensive posture against people who are upset (and rightfully so) that their children, wives, and mothers cannot go to the market without being frisked. They are understandably angry that we are willing to accept their families as “collateral damage” when we target them or some other alleged America-hating aggressor. The Afghan people are tired of the world trying to shove democracy—a foreign concept of freedom that they consider to be illegitimate—down their throats.
Third, I see daily evidence in the news that the U.S. government does not hold its citizens in any higher esteem than it holds the citizens of Iraq or Afghanistan. SWAT raids on non-hostiles, warrantless searches & seizures, and TSA checkpoints & grope-downs are the norm for U.S. citizens just as they are for our victims in foreign countries. The only difference being that Americans think they have more to lose if they resist. In the book of Matthew, chapter 7 Christ said, “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” How can I as a follower of Christ take part in acts of which I do not want to be on the receiving end? As I said earlier, I cannot without being a hypocrite.
Fourth, as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces I took an oath upon enlistment to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and to “obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me.” I no longer feel that I can uphold my oath to support and defend the Constitution while obeying the orders of the President and some of my appointed leaders, so I know that it is time for me to get out.
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