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The Dumb Stupid Animals Are Waking Up

By Thomas C. Rockriver  Posted by Rob Kall (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
Every other blue moon, politicians accidentally reveal the "around the water cooler" sentiments that they feel, but will not say in public. A classic example of this is when Trent Lott made his now infamous statement in support of Strom Thurmond, "...that this nation would have been better off today if we had adhered to the practice of racial discrimination..." The crowd behind him cheered and applauded.
That "great statesman", Henry Kissinger revealed what the government thinks of members of the armed services when he said, "...they are dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns to further US foreign policies".

Donna Shalala, Secty. of Health and Human Services under Clinton made the statement that those who went to Vietnam " ...weren't the brightest nor the best, not the cream of the crop" (which earned her a nasty letter from my mother, for she had two sons in the Marines during the Vietnam war). Cuts in funding for the VA hospitals, the resistance of the government to help the victims of Agent Orange, depleted uranium, and their discharging of wounded veterans before their treatment is complete is further evidence of our government's disdain for the serviceperson. Actions speak louder than words...

The truth has come out; the alleged attack on the USS Forrestal never happened, it was just lies used to ramrod the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution through Congress to authorize the war. A Navy pilot who was in the air above this attack said that all he saw was "US firepower shooting into a black empty sea." A year later Pres. Johnson made the statement that "...for all I know, they could have been shooting at whales".

The only attack on a US vessel during that time was the attack on the USS Liberty by the ISRAELIS in 1967. The ship was torpedoed, napalmed, and strafed, killing 34 US servicemen and wounding 171 out of a crew of 297, the worst loss of life aboard a US vessel since WWII.

Lies, lies and more lies. 58,000+ dead US servicepersons, 3,000,000+ dead Southeast Asians, all over lies...and the LIARS got rich...Now we are being lied to again and the LIARS are getting richer on the blood of 2000+ dead US Servicepersons and 130,000+ dead Iraqis... James Glasser, commandant of VFW Post 3869 and a Vietnam-era combat veteran hit the nail dead on the money, when he said that it's time for ALL veterans to face the fact that "...we've been had". All veterans, past and present, must wake up to the harsh fact that even though we have served our country "HONORABLY and FAITHFULLY", the politicians , in Washington will not honor their oaths of office, and will not serve the people of this country honorably and faithfully. Many veterans are in denial...they want to believe that we did the right thing in Vietnam, and are doing the right thing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As one of those dumb stupid animals, one of the not so bright, I find myself awake, wide awake, and very, very angry that they lied to us.

I look around and I see my brothers in arms waking up too.


...and when they all wake up, they will be a force to reckon with.

The Vietnam war, based on deliberate lies, that cost Humanity 3,058,000+ lives was not a "tragic mistake" as Robert McNamara recently stated, but an atrocity and a crime of the highest magnitude. It may be too late for my Brothers and Sisters whose names appear on the Vietnam Wall of Death in Washington DC, but it's not too late to stop these current atrocities in the Middle East.

All Veterans took an oath to Preserve and Defend the Constitution of the United States. We need to do so...NOW!

Thomas C Rockriver is a Viet Nam veteran. His son is a GI in Iraq.
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