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Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors).
Tim's political book, "From Complicity to Contempt" and "Kimchee Days" can be purchased at most online booksellers. Tim Gatto is considering running for the US Senate and is working on a political history of the American security state.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 The Truth About Ukraine (32 comments)
Russia didn't start this conflict. The United States in tandem with some European nations did. The goal of the United States, regardless of what the government and the talking heads in the media tell you, is to bring the Ukraine into the Western fold, have the IMF and the World Bank come in and rape this nation by making loans that they can never repay.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 Discontent is Becoming Epidemic (10 comments)
The American people are quite aware of a great many things like huge corporations that pay no income taxes, like the fact that we jail more people than any nation on Earth, that we are one of the last industrialized nations without universal healthcare, the suicide rate among veterans is mind boggling and that the Occupy Movement was here one day and gone the next.
Monday, May 26, 2014 Before You "Thank Them for Their Service"... (9 comments)
The real way to honor those that died is to honor their comrades lived and laughed and that fought beside them. We are not doing that no matter how much people "thank them for their service".
Friday, May 23, 2014 We Can Change The Mainstream Media! (30 comments)
These are the kinds of things the news media should be telling us. Forgive me if I'm telling you things you already know, there are people reading this article where these thoughts never occurred to them. This is why I'm trying to reach out to make them aware that we are only getting half the story from the media.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Another Sucessful American Propaganda Effort (7 comments)
Russia needs a civil war or a confrontation in Ukraine like most people need cancer. There is nothing in it for them. They sell natural gas to Ukraine and I'm sure they don't want that income to stop. The provinces that are protesting against the people that pulled the coup in Kiev were given to Ukraine by Russia. Kerry is lying, Obama is lying and nobody seems to care.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Obama and Kerry; Out of Their League (5 comments)
This is all a big game for the big bankers and the military industrial complex. This is a chance for them to make big profits off the hapless circumstance of a nation in turmoil. Turmoil that we (meaning the US and the EU caused).
Sunday, March 30, 2014 I Didn't Sign Up for This (21 comments)
I had a different mindset.
Today I am looking at the World that my service, along with millions of other people helped to create. The least I can say is that I am aghast at what we have helped to create and I apologize for my part in what we have succeeded in achieving; a near fascist nation with the military power to subjugate every nation on the planet.
Monday, March 17, 2014 Governence Under Delusion (GUD) (17 comments)
There is a difference between not knowing what is going on and not wanting to know what's going on. When one does not want to see the reality of what is happening, that is a conscious decision. This is a decision that I see my fellow citizens making every day.
Friday, February 28, 2014 Playing with Fire and Burning the World (37 comments)
We are desperately trying to encircle Russia so that they are incapable of responding to a first nuclear strike by the US by putting missiles around Russia that would destroy their missile before they could launch a retaliatory strike. This is a catastrophe, not just for Russia, but for the World. We are playing with fire and it could burn us all... literally.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 Rob Kall, Publisher of OEN, Guests on "Tim Gatto, Uncut and Uncensored". (3 comments)
I always enjoy Rob's insights and I can understand why OEN has such wide support in the Progressive community. I like the fact that the site is a little more to the "left" than many other so-called "progressive" sites that are really nothing more than cheerleaders for the so-called "centrist" Democrats that seem to slip more to the right with each passing year (this is my own opinion of course).
Saturday, December 7, 2013 Military Madness, The TPP and The Empire (15 comments)
I'm just making suggestions, asking questions and informing my fellow Americans on issues they should be aware of. I believe that most Americans are afraid to question authority and those that are not are lulled into a false sense of security by the mainstream media. Still there are many Americans that are justifiably as outraged as I am by the behavior of our government.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Obama Hardball Interview: A Waste of My Time (6 comments)
This is the reason that Americans no longer trust either major political party. We understand all too well, even with the Presidents best assurances that he is working for the "American people", who he is really working for.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 A Different Wind is Blowing (11 comments)
People that are usually pretty fast on the uptake still fall for the "blame game" that the people who really run things in this country want us to play. The only reason that they allow two political parties is because it gives the people an illusion that they have a choice in who represents them. The choice is always between the lesser of two evils, but in most people's eyes that is better than no choice at all, right?
Thursday, November 21, 2013 What Does "National Security" Really Mean? Depends on Who You Talk To. Redux. (1 comments)
The trouble with the above scenario is that we have plenty to worry about. The middle class of America is quickly becoming extinct. The fact is that 10% of the population owns 90% of the wealth in this country. The sad part of this is that they are not investing it back into the American economy.
Friday, November 8, 2013 Arranging the Deck Chairs While Death Comes from Japan (52 comments)
Today is my 63rd birthday. I have three Grandchildren and some Nephews and Nieces. The situation for me is this, by the time the radiation from Fukushima reaches me, it will take some time to affect my wife and I. My Grandchildren and other young people will not be so lucky. Already on the West Coast the milk is radioactive. It is below the "safety threshold" right now so you don't really hear about it.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 The Fix is In. The Revolution is Coming. (18 comments)
So how is this farce going to end? I can see it now. Obama will put ALL entitlements except Obamacare on the chopping block. The people in our government will ask all Americans to make a huge sacrifice in order to keep our nation afloat. The government will loot the Social Security trust fund to keep their military afloat and give us the finger.
Monday, October 7, 2013 The Two-Party System is a Farce (4 comments)
President Obama, a Constitutional scholar and lawyer knows what time it is. He will absolutely will not allow the Federal Government to default. The Republican extremists know this and are trying to force his hand. He is damned if he does let the government default and he will be damned by using an Executive Order to keep it running.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Why Are the Majority of Americans Pissed? (23 comments)
Obama wants to fix the World and the poor bastard can't even fix Detroit. How does he think that makes him look in the eyes of the World? This is a President that should be on anti-depressants. If I were Obama I might just go into the Oval Office , close the door and put a shotgun in my mouth. The World has never seen a bigger loser than Barack Obama. This is a guy that won the Presidency (twice) and lost his soul.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 Obama: Shrewd or Just Stupid? (6 comments)
If the Congress fails to authorize this strike (and that appears likely), the President could emulate the British Prime Minister David Cameron with an "I get it" remark. This would allow him to extricate the United States out of the Middle East where nothing is completely white or black or good or bad.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 Be the Change (10 comments)
Even though this President has committed an impeachable offense, notice that the "opposition party" has said nothing. This just illustrates how the corporate duopoly really works. The only time that the "opposition party" complains is when it involves side issues like immigration or women's rights. As far as foreign policy goes, the administration uses John McCain to represent America to Egypt.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 The Trial Of Bradley Manning as Seen by A Career Soldier (9 comments)
Now we had situation where a Private First Class was allowed to access sensitive information that showed beyond a reasonable doubt that the American military was committing atrocities and crimes that were against not only his moral code, but were against military law and the Geneva Conventions
Thursday, June 20, 2013 The Criminal False Flag -"War on Terror" (6 comments)
In essence, what I'm maintaining here is that this "War on Terror" is a propaganda tool used by the United States to provide justification for external and internal decisions by our government to achieve total subjugation of the American people.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 US to Supply Syrian Rebels with Heavy Weapons (7 comments)
Americans are being railroaded into another lose/lose situation in the Middle-east to stop the political hemorrhaging here in America. This is unacceptable and Americans should see this as just what it is. War in order to keep dissent to a minimum is an old trick. People need to look at this for what it really is, something thrown into the mix to keep our eyes off the ball.
Monday, June 10, 2013 Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures (2 comments)
The question before us is what are we as a nation going to do about it? How long has our government been spying on us and when did it start? Most importantly, what can we do about it? Can we bring all of the people involved to trial? Of course not, this will be just another blip on the radar for the government. From now on, they will be more careful.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 The Monsanto Revolution (11 comments)
The Monsanto debacle has proven, beyond any shadow of a doubt that the commercial media is in the hands of the rich and powerful.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 America's Greatest Challenge (7 comments)
Contrary to what the MSM tells us, most people are not idiots. I think that most Americans can look at their lives and pretty much come to this conclusion; they are not living as well as their parents did. There are many Americans who really don't believe that the new American "normal" of working two part-time jobs with no health benefits isn't a "be all, end all" situation.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Wrong is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It (1 comments)
This kind of behavior is just plain wrong. What really bothers me is what the PTB did to the Occupy movement. If there are so-called "Progressives" that wish to defend Obama and his cronies, they might just wish to take a minute to reflect on how they crushed the most promising populist movement in the 21st Century.
Friday, May 10, 2013 The American "Helplessness Syndrome" and How to Defeat It (60 comments)
The hard-liners in the Republican Party say that it isn't the government's job to coddle people that can't make it in today's society. They have nurtured and reinforced the meme that everyone in America has an equal chance at grabbing that big brass ring, and if they can't, then it is their own fault, any other reason that is given is just an excuse.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 If Truth is Treason: Bradley Manning (8 comments)
The truth is something that needs to be told. Manning, I believe, is ready to accept whatever punishment is doled out, but I believe that the punishment should be measured. The truth is that Manning put his personal security at risk to tell the public what the truth really was. This is an exceptional person. I don't believe he is a traitor, rather I think of him as a patriot.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Sanford and Change in South Carolina
How many times will we be stabbed in the back before we realize that they just don't care about us? A good example is Mark Sanford. Why must he suck off the government teat for another two years? Who told him to be a professional politician? Can't he get a real job? These people drive me crazy. They show distain for the people that elect them and the people turn around and reelect them. This is called slave mentality.
Monday, May 6, 2013 Aw, Snap! (1 comments)
These sociopaths in power don't care about those in Syria dying over their diabolical plans. We all know how this will end. More people will die. Eventually we will use military force. Once that happens, it will become a quagmire. This could become Obama's legacy. It could become World War III.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 America: Running Out of Time (5 comments)
The two prime issues that every American should care deeply about is the disparity of Wealth in America and The Two-Party System, both are interconnected and usurp democracy in any form. As long as money influences government and the people that are elected to run that government, democracy is impossible.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 What's Really Going On in Korea (11 comments)
Don't think that our government is in any way dreading an attack from North Korea. The fact is" this would play right into the hands of the American Empire. While the United States is not publically supporting any provocations against the North Korean regime right now, they did send nuclear-capable B2 Bombers from the US to fly over the Korean Peninsula. This provocation really started the ball rolling.
Friday, March 15, 2013 The Deficit: Are We Really Idiot Dolts? (3 comments)
The government's broke. Believe that and I've got some stock tips I'll sell you. This is just a scam to get every last dollar out of every working class stiff, while the rich are enjoying the highest wages ever! The corporations are recording record profits! Who are the idiotic dolts in this country? Well, I guess they're you and me. We don't seem to do anything about it
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Ashamed to Be An American? (34 comments)
I believe that the Occupy Movement should re-emerge. This country is no longer ours. It's being run by people that could well be sociopaths. I'm ashamed to be an American. I have my passport and I'm ready to bolt. Things are getting out of hand here in America and I feel that I should add my voice of dissent.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Viva Chavez! (7 comments)
Chavez will leave a void that will surely be missed. We can only hope that the United States stays out of the politics in that nation and allows the Venezuelan people to decide their own future without our county's interference. I can only hope that we learned our lesson in the coup that removed Chavez from power before the people rose up and had him reinstated.
Monday, February 11, 2013 Will the Right to a Trial of Our Peers Be Usurped?
Surveillance drones are already being used in this man-hunt. The question that I would like to pose here is that if they have a shot, will an armed drone be used to take this individual down? If this happens, will they give him a chance to give himself up, or will this just be another indiscriminate murder by another governmental agency seeking to destroy its enemies without judicial process?
Saturday, February 2, 2013 The Dark Side of America (7 comments)
The people in politics and the media like to call it "spin". That's another way to say propaganda without offending anyone's sensibilities. They call torture "enhanced interrogation". They call those who fight against Western domination and imperialism "insurgents". When they resort to violence against out interests they are called "terrorists". When they act on our behalf they are called "freedom fighters".
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Gun Control or Crappola? (2 comments)
Assault weapons are a fact of life. Criminals are going to get them the same way they get them now, out of the trunk of an illegal gun dealer's car. Of course they should run background checks at gun shows. It's idiotic that they don't do it now. Some of the arguments made both for gun control and against gun control are imbecilic. Do you know how quickly you can change magazines? It takes about 5 seconds.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Our "Next Big Thing"
This Administration and the Administration of the previous regime has gutted our Constitutional rights. They have destroyed Posse Comitatus which prevented the President from using the military for law enforcement. The FISA Laws, The Patriot Act, The John Warner Defense bill, and now the NDAA has left all Americans vulnerable. Once a person is declared a "terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer" they have no rights.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The Petraeus Odyssey"So Far" (8 comments)
Now, this morning we learn that Gen. John Allen, the top American commander in Afghanistan, was under investigation for having sent x-rated e-mails to Jill Kelly, the volunteer liaison person for the Tampa-McDill Area, and the same person that originally went to the FBI that launched this entire investigation. General Allen was in line to become Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Proxy Wars in the 21st Century-The New Imperialism (2 comments)
First of all, before I go on, how did you ever think that a small group of protesters that were calling for a more Democratic Libya could suddenly morph into a powerful Army that could defeat the best equipped military machine in Northern Africa? Ponder that.
Monday, November 12, 2012 Now they're Coming for Your Social Security! (11 comments)
It's a freaking game. It's a way to make the middle class and lower classes pay the governments debts. What are we paying all of this for? We are paying back the three Trillion dollars they paid to the bankers to keep this broken capitalistic system going!
Sunday, November 11, 2012 What Did We Learn From This Election? We Learned We Have No Choice. (27 comments)
We have real issues in this country and electing Mr. Drone attack Kill master is not going to solve any of them. In reality, he is the cause of many of our problems, problems that did not come up in any of the three debates. Let's discuss some of these problems without any of the tacky bullshit the Democrats and Republicans came out with.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 The Debates; What They Didn't Say (2 comments)
These debates are dog and pony shows. Sure it was interesting and they fought like cats and dogs and both made good points and Obama came back and triumphed. Still, in real issues that affect real Americans, nothing was said that we could sink our teeth into. Not really.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 America is Gone. Welcome to Police State Amerika (9 comments)
A directive signed by George W. Bush on May 9, 2007, that allows the President to declare martial law, effectively transforming the U.S. into a dictatorship with no checks and balances from the Legislative or Judicial Branches.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 Change and Cycles Equal Hard Times for America (3 comments)
It's no wonder that the United States is building detention centers and passing draconian laws that remove our civil liberties. As people argue over gay marriage, abortion and other false-flag issues, they don't understand what has happened to the middle-class and the under-class. They find it hard going in today's economy.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Ballot Access for Third Parties (5 comments)
The two-party system is the way that those in power maintain their grip on the American political system. Remember, nowhere in The Declaration of independence or The Constitution does it say that the United States should operate on a two-party system.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 The New American Reality (3 comments)
We are now facing an America that is run by the military-industrial-complex. They have control of both American major party political candidates. This is the American reality.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Blowback (19 comments)
After what NATO did to Libya, any sane Secretary of State should have housed diplomats in Libya in a secure environment. The shock and disappointment that Clinton displayed after the bombing displayed her naivety. If she actually thought that all Libyans would welcome Americans with open arms after we bombed the nation back to the stone-age, she was mistaken. This is called blowback.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 No Longer America? (5 comments)
Since the end of World War II, and especially after the end of "The Cold War", America has morphed into something else, something a bit more sinister, more self-involved, and something more imperialistic. This nation now strives for global hegemony, for control of this planet, all powerful and led by the wealthiest elites.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 You Live In a Fascist State (5 comments)
They are all war mongering bastards that are brainwashed into wanting world domination. There will be more wars and more conquests until we are faced with a China and a Russia that will not stand for it. It's bad enough that they devote 53% of the discretionary budget to the military industrial complex in other terms "The War Machine". Is this a nation that you want to live in?
Thursday, August 16, 2012 An Honest Letter to Al Gore (1 comments)
You are a man of conscience. You would have never written "An Inconvenient Truth" if you weren't. This is another Inconvenient Truth. We are being bombarded with government propaganda on a scale that is that is beyond anything this nation has ever experienced.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 The Left Has No Voice (9 comments)
We need a cable news show that will report the truth. Right now we need the truth about Syria, we need the truth about Climate Change; we need the truth about American military installations in other nations. We need the truth about the Patriot Act, we need the truth about the FISA wiretaps of Americans and we need the truth about why the Administration lobbies for the NDAA.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 What's Wrong with this Picture? (1 comments)
It's OK to vote for the person of your choice, as long as it's the person that we tell you to vote for. Sound confusing? Well it is. It seems that in South Carolina, you can't vote for a write-in candidate for President or Vice-President.
Monday, August 6, 2012 Dear Barry (1 comments)
I want to take this opportunity to tell you how impressed I am with your political acumen. You (or the people you choose to run the campaign) seem to have the ability to run a campaign brilliantly. It is truly amazing how you can run an entire Presidential campaign based on pure bullshit and make it appear that you are promising the voters heaven itself.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 Is Syria Worth World War III? (5 comments)
The scenario of Turkey being attacked by Syria is a real possibility. Even if Syria doesn't attack Turkey, and Turkey attacks Syria, do nations ever advertise the fact that they fired the first shot? This would be ridiculous when you consider that they would lose the protection that being a member State of NATO provides.
Friday, July 13, 2012 The Problem is The United States (1 comments)
In fact, it's OK for America to do anything. We can bomb people, assassinate people and put embargoes on nations (an act of war). We can do anything we please, anywhere and at any time. We are a nation of exceptional people.