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A Veteran Confesses

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Message Rafe Pilgrim

(Article changed on July 27, 2013 at 14:49)

Although many yet blindly deny the past dozen years of treachery, many others now see it more clearly, but there has been no effort of sufficient magnitude -- including mine -- to take a credible stand against it.


I know that our government knows things about 9-11 it has not told us, including actions of its own devising.


I know that the invasion of Afghanistan was wrong, motivated by the lure of its natural resources, as well as its position to accommodate routing yet more resources from the Caspian basin to a port accessible to special interests, all enhanced by politicians both servile and mad, ambitious generals, the monster investment-bankers and the wide range of greed merchants who profit from war, and the power freaks and perverts who lust for it.


I know that the invasion of Iraq was wrong, justified by lies, and motivated by madness perhaps more than even by greed.


I know that the resulting slaughter of a million innocents will indict American history and character forever.


I know that the use of depleted uranium is wrong and will haunt hospitals from Los Angeles to Fallujah and beyond for generations.


I know that Bush and Cheney lied.


I know that Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice lied, seduced by the lures of the white power-structure, rather than to stand as examples of integrity and courage of their race and for America.

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