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Vets Day Postmortem: Trump No To Regime Change Death/Destruction Ali/King Called Vietnam Genocide

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Two US presidential elections ago, Trump's fellow Republican Congressman Ron Paul, said over and over again on prime time evening news cast coverage of the Republican presidential candidates debates of 2012, "All the invasions and bombings starting with Korea were illegal and unconstitutional." For over two weeks during the 2000 presidential election campaign, mainstream media channels ran video clips of candidate Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, shouting, "God damn America for her crimes against humanity." These statements by prominent Americans, though heard repeatedly by US TV viewers at home and abroad were ignored on subsequent Veterans Days as war supporting media made their usual annual pitch for the praise of what are in reality America's innumerable and massive prosecutable genocidal crimes against humanity.[1]

In 2016, the usual official and corporate media Veterans Day indiscriminate praise of Americans who participated not only in military action during World War Two, but also the many more millions of Americans who participated in police actions and humanitarian interventions for regime changes thereafter, does not seem to fit with the current US President-elect's denouncing of the "death and destruction" brought down on the people of the Middle East under the outgoing Democratic Administration of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If the wholesale and genocidal destruction of three wealthy Arab oil nations is now a discredited activity by US President-elect Donald Trump, how the hell can Americans veterans who participated in bringing about the "death and destruction" continue to be hailed as heroes?

Though wars promoting CIA fed mainstream media[2] did its best to make sure few Americans heard or remembered that Trump, early in the election campaign, had been maintaining, among other things, that the five trillion dollars spent on wars for regime change in the Middle East should have been spent in the US rebuilding its infrastructure; that NATO is obsolete; that the US should seek friendship with China and Russia; that he likes Xi Jinping and Putin, (America's perennial and sacrosanct mortal enemies!) and that he would get along fine with them. Trump has called two term fellow Republican President, George Bush, a liar for having lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction and has voiced suspicion about the 9/11 attack that happened so easily on Bush's watch. Trump has disputed hailing former presidential candidate Senator John McCain, 2008 Republican presidential candidate, a hero for having been shot down while bombing Vietnam. Trump has asked, "why must the United States lead the world everywhere on the globe and play the role of the world's policeman, now for example in Ukraine? " Trump asks, "why does the United States always pursue regime changes -- Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, and now it wants a regime change in Syria, Damascus, when the result is disaster." He has stated that his opponent "brought death and disaster" outside the US.

Most importantly, Trump has condemned and ridiculed eighty percent of media's reporters and commentators as pathetic liars, which comes close to the what is in reality that one hundred percent, who are willing to preposterously describe America's running crimes against humanity as heroic deeds in defense of American freedom. Since its Operation Mockingbird [2], begun in the early 1950's, the CIA has overseen, fed and tightly controlled the monolithic gigantic news and entertainment media corporations that produce an estimated 98% of all sources of information available to the American public, and even before Operation Mockingbird Albert Einstein described why our civilization continues to be "like an axe in the had of the pathological criminal,":"Under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed in most cases quite impossible, for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights." -- [Albert Einstein, Essays in Humanism]

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Trump has made it clear he is against US genocidal[1] regime changes, so how long will it be credible for corporate media to go on praising veterans who followed illegal orders during military action for so many regime change invasions and bombings back in the days when the excuse given was anti-communism instead of today's excuse of anti-bad-guys threatening US Interests and American freedom?

Now that Trump has been elected, will the abomination that is the US criminal cartel of giant entertainment news and information corporations manage to have their captive audience forget what Trump said during the 2016 election campaign, as we have been made to forget the words of other celebrities which could embarrass those paid liars in media candidate Donald Trump denounced in his speeches during his run for the presidency?

It good for America to honor indiscriminately all Veterans on Veterans Day?

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Contrast such honoring of all Veterans with some famous admonishments by:

Nelson Mandela ,"US has committed unspeakable atrocities;"

former Attorney General Ramsey Clark ,"US foreign policy the greatest crime since the Second World War;" [3]

Martin Luther King,"Time has come when silence is betrayal. They languish under our bombs, children homeless without clothes run in packs beg our soldiers for food, sell their sisters, mothers. The greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government!" King held all Americans, including himself, "responsible for their refusal to forgo the pleasures and privileges that derive from the immense profits from unjust predatory overseas profits US atrocity wars on three continents since 1945 are meant to maintain;" [Beyond Vietnam - a Time to Break Silence click here]

Mark Twain ,"Easier to fool people than convince them they've been fooled. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism;"

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" Major General Smedley Butler,"War is a Racket. I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. This is typical with everyone in the military service." US Marine Major General Smedley Butler in 1935 published his WAR Is a Racket - It always has been; [4]

World Champion Muhammad Ali, "I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here - white slave masters of the darker people the world over;" [5]

Noam Chomsky, Prof. emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology, often voted America's preeminent intellectual, lecturing at ST. Mcihael's College, 1990,

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