Thursday, March 8, 2012

U.S. military, used and abused by the system

"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."
-- Henry Kissinger, quoted by Bob Woodward in The Final Days, 1976

It has always amazed me how so many people blindly support the military, regardless of what the military is being used for or how the government treats those serving. Typically, people invoke the standard justification for their support of the military: they're protecting our freedoms. As if occupying and destroying poor countries thousands of miles away who did nothing to us protects Americans at home.  Try figuring that one out.  Oh wait, those invoking this argument don't bother thinking for themselves.  They're True American Patriots after all, and accept the Big Lies spewing out of the government and media on a daily basis.

Let's take a quick look at just how the United States government has used and abused the American military in the past.

Between 1955 and 1975, the U.S. Army used 7,000 enlisted soldiers as human guinea pigs for experiments involving a wide array of biological and chemical warfare agents. These tests were conducted jointly by the U.S. Army Intelligence Board and the Chemical Warfare Laboratories at Edgewood Arsenal's research facility in Maryland. Approximately 3,500 of these soldiers were given doses of powerful mind-altering psycho chemicals, including LSD, PCP, and BZ. These "volunteer" test subjects were not told which drugs they were given, and were not fully informed of the extreme physical and psychological effects these drugs would have on them. The images presented here are stills from documentary footage of these experiments filmed by the U.S. Army.

The Pentagon is still using the U.S. military as their guinea pigs:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been growing among US vets at an alarming rate. The trauma of war has over 300,000 deployed soldiers living with PTSD, which makes approximately 20 percent of vets. In 2010, the number of diagnosed cases have jumped 50 percent. Now the Pentagon has received an $11 million grant to study the effectiveness of a new drug on military vets.

Can we even pretend the United States government cares about the well-being of those serving in the military?  I'd say it's about time for the military to realize these obvious facts, and refuse to be used and abused by the system.  


  1. Excellent work John!

    "The life and death of Lord Northcliffe have left us many lessons. Chief among those lessons is this: The enemy with whom we deal has no honor and no concept whatsoever of a fair fight, whether in a shooting war or in the war of ideas. Dealing with them as we would deal with an opponent of our own race, observing the conventions of civility and fairness and an honorable contest — and expecting the same from them, will be fatal every time. What we can expect from them is a stab in the back; poisoning; paid betrayers; lies, lies, and more lies in every direction one turns, lies so thick that they multiply faster than one can respond to them; and destruction of a million innocent lives if it gets them one inch closer to their inhuman goals".

  2. Using humans as 'guinea pigs' is a violation of federal and international law that came out of the post-WWII Nuremberg trials.

    But what does the law mean to the murderous psychos running and ruing this nation?

  3. Greg, these "things", infesting our once inviolate
    planet Earth, are a violation of life.
    May that life be removed from time.

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  5. Hey argh, thanks for the link. Very interesting stuff.

  6. Hey Greg, I'm reading Arthur R. Butz's book, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century. The first chapter delves into the post-WWII "war crimes" trials, which were nothing more than show trials of the highest order meant to demonize the Germans and propagandize the West. Your point is well taken, and I'm sure you're familiar with this perspective, but the Nuremberg trials are by and large a major farce and a grave injustice to say the least.

  7. It really amazes me how the military can put up with this crap though....

    And the vast majority of people in this country blindly support the military, regardless of what the military is actually being used for or the policies it is carrying out, all of which are aggressive actions against innocent and largely defenseless people. It's such a shame, and breaks my heart.


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