Part of an article by Chris Hedges:
Michael Prysner, a veteran of the Iraq War and one of the co-founders of March Forward!, gets it. His group is one of those organizing the March 19 protests. Prysner joined the Army out of high school in June 2001. He was part of the Iraq invasion force. He worked during the war in Iraq tracking targets and calling in airstrikes and artillery barrages. He took part in nighttime raids on Iraqi homes. He worked as an interrogator. He did ground surveillance missions and protected convoys. He left the Army in 2005, disgusted by the war and the lies told to sustain it. He has been involved since leaving the military in anti-recruiting drives at high schools and street protests. He was arrested with 130 others in front of the White House during the Dec. 16 anti-war protest organized by Veterans for Peace.Mr. Hedges, I've read many of your articles and it's apparent that you're a bright, intelligent, articulate writer that has a several college degrees, so I'm puzzled as to why you can't see the forest?
“I believed going into the war that we were there to help the Iraqi people and find weapons of mass destruction,” he said when we spoke a few days ago. “But it quickly became clear that these two reasons for the war were absolutely false. If you mentioned weapons of mass destruction to intelligence officers they would laugh at you. It was not even part of the mission to look for these things. If it was part of the mission I would have known because I was part of the only intelligence company in the north of the country. I thought that maybe we were there to help the Iraqi people, but all I saw when I was there was Iraqis brutalized and their living conditions deteriorate drastically. Iraqis would tell me we were worse than Saddam. I soon realized there was a different purpose for the war, that we were putting in place a permanent military occupation. It was my firsthand experience during my deployment that showed me the reality of the Iraq War and led me to begin to question U.S. foreign policy. I began to wonder what U.S. foreign policy as a whole was about. I saw that Iraq was a microcosm. The U.S. military is used to conquer countries for the rich, to seize markets, land, resources and labor for Wall Street. This is what drives U.S. foreign policy.”
To call this current operation ‘New Dawn,’ like this is a new day for the Iraqi people, ignores the fact that Iraqis have no electricity, live with constant violence, have no functioning government, have occupying forces still in their country and suffer rampant birth defects from the depleted uranium and other things. Iraq’s ‘New Dawn’ is a horror. It will remain that way until Iraq is given justice, which is a complete and immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces and heavy reparations paid to that country.”
Too many trees in the way?
None of what you're writing about would be possible without the Zionist owned, Jewish run Federal Reserve printing out endless amounts of 'funny money' and literally giving it to those 'Too Big to JAIL' Zionist owned, Jewish run Wall Street banks, who in turn, make handsome profits loaning the money to those corporations making endless war, taking over America and helping turn our nation into a dictatorship.
The Iraqi war vet you quoted, Michael Prysner, only graduated from high school, yet he's smart enough to know that Wall Street is behind all this death and destruction.
So why can't a college-educated man see what a high school graduate sees?
Mr. Hedges, maybe this will help remove those 'Star of David' blinders from your eyes:
Appropriators Sound Support for Israel Missile Defense
Two key pro-Israel appropriators say that record funding for missile defense systems in the Middle East remains a top priority despite political pressure to make deep spending cuts.
Before the last Congress recessed, proponents pushed for $205 million for the Iron Dome — an Israeli defense system that intercepts short-range rockets that can be fired from Gaza or Lebanon — to be included in the yearlong continuing resolution to fund FY 2011.
In August, House appropriators pushed funding for Israeli missile defense to $422.7 million, its highest level ever.
Funding for Israel missile defense over the past two years adds up to nearly $1 billion. Aid to support the short-range David's Sling anti-missile system, for example, more than doubled from $37 million in FY 2008 to $80 million in FY 2010.
"I continue to view the Jewish state as America's most important military and intelligence and economic ally and friend in that most dangerous and important part of the world," said Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), who sits on the Appropriations subcommittees on Defense, Homeland Security and State and Foreign Operations.Translation: Toss Grandma and Grandpa overboard; slash Medicare and Medicaid; steal more money from our various 'trust funds' that were supposed to be used to rebuild our 3rd world infrastructure and give that cash to Apartheid Israel to defend the Zionists dream of 'Eretz Israel.'
"Therefore, considering that those who still threaten Israel continue to ramp up their efforts in obtaining more lethal and accurate weaponry, it serves America's vital national interests in protecting Israel to continue to provide her with a substantial qualitative and quantitative military and intelligence edge," Rothman told The Hill.
"Given the rightful focus by this Congress on watching every penny of taxpayer dollars we're going to want to make certain that every penny spent by our subcommittee is spent wisely, and that includes how best to continue to meet America's vital national security interests in Israel's national security interests," Rothman said.
American author, Upton Sinclair
Tell me, Mr. RATman, how is attacking and destroying nations which mean us NO harm and are NOT a threat to the USA in any way, but which Israel wants 'wiped off the face of the Earth,' help our national security?
And this idiotic comment of yours really takes the cake:
"Israel has assisted in the security of the United States on literally thousands of occasions in nearly immeasurable ways since her birth and continues to be an even more essential partner with the U.S. in not only protecting our shared values and interests but the very national security of the United States," Rothman said."Assisted in the security of the USA?" How? By being caught numerous times stealing our most valuable military secrets? Or by taking some of that advanced weaponry we GIVE to that nation of death-dealers, 'reverse-engineering' the weapons, rebuilding them in Israel, slapping a Yid name on the weapon and selling it to countries like Commie China?
And what about their role in FALSE FLAG/INSIDE JOB of 9/11?
RATman, you're either a damn fool or a traitor or most likely, BOTH.
Please leave our nation and migrate to your beloved state of hate, Apartheid Israel.
RATman, maybe if you didn't take so many trips to the land of hidden cameras, MOSSAD 'honey-pot' agents and easily available Ecstasy, Apartheid Israel, you wouldn't be so oblivious to what is happening in front of your eyes.
Then again, maybe not.
US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed
US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies from Israel.
The Pentagon reportedly bought 313 million rounds of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 50-calibre ammunition last year and paid $10m (about £5.5m) more than it would have cost for it to produce the ammunition at its own facilities.