“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.
They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him.
For if he begins to sell to certain retail dealers, to any retail dealers, the monopoly will refuse to sell to those dealers, and those dealers, afraid, will not buy the new man’s wares.”
“American industry is not free, as once it was free; American enterprise is not free; the man with only a little capital is finding it harder to get into the field, more and more impossible to compete with the big fellow.
Why? Because the laws of this country do not prevent the strong from crushing the weak. That is the reason, and because the strong have crushed the weak the strong dominate the industry and the economic life of this country.
No man can deny that the lines of endeavor have more and more narrowed and stiffened; no man who knows anything about the development of industry in this country can have failed to observe that the larger kinds of credit are more and more difficult to obtain, unless you obtain them upon the terms of uniting your efforts with those who already control the industries of the country; and nobody can fail to observe that any man who tries to set himself up in competition with any process of manufacture which has been taken under the control of large combinations of capital will presently find himself either squeezed out or or obliged to sell and allow himself to be absorbed.” One day in 1913, Woodrow Wilson had a shocking thought
As anyone even half awake watching these world events unfold can see, there’s an abrupt acceleration that’s taking place. To me it’s clear the signal has been given that “the coast is clear, go for the jugular”. The most profound aspect of this is that they’ve apparently come to the conclusion that their social engineering programs have succeeded to such an extent they can now get away with virtually anything.
It is a sad statement as to the state of humanity but is clearly the case. There appears to be no recourse through any of the previous channels of legal challenges, popular resistance, never mind protests, be they political or otherwise. Most importantly the populace has been relegated to simply watching.
The flagrant disregard for any kind of consequence for the multitude of egregious offenses against the fundamental values of truth, honesty or justice keep piling on by the day. Viewing the seemingly limp reaction to the massive banking, NSA and now IRS scandals, to name just a few, has given them an unspoken imprimatur to open the floodgates, including massive unwarranted illegal immigration, on many fronts, while unveiling their latest Middle East “ISIS” offensive via an “unforeseen” massive army supposedly out of nowhere, efficiently dissolving national borders and now threatening the world with nuclear retaliation.
Did I fall asleep in class or something?
They’ve been at this plan for a long time. We’re simply at the culmination. Pushing through the final phases has been hitting some opposition of late so it appears they’re going for a super-sized end run. Most of this has been in the works for years and decades, if not centuries, but executing it against an informed and awakened humanity was never in their cards.
That’s the fun part. For us.
Happy Cancer New Moon! We’re starting a new cycle in all things home, family, self care, and nurturing. Cancer is a sign that invites us to make time for the things that matter the most. It is our roots as well as the foundation we call home. It’s nostalgia, memories, and emotional connections. Over the coming lunar cycle, we will plant our seeds in support of these themes. The new moon is exact at 4:08 am EDT on June 27, 2014 and 5 degrees Cancer.
Like watering a plant and giving it plenty of sunlight, Cancer reminds us that we need to feed and nurture for the things that sustain us in life. After the rough couple of months we’ve had, what better time than to check in and engage in a little self care. What are you starving for? Is it a home cooked meal and people to share it with? Someone’s hand to hold? A feeling of safety in uncertain times? To know that we are loved and not alone? If we’re not thriving, time to seek out the sustenance that will fill our soul.
In the new moon chart, the Sun and Moon are in a tight trine (120 degrees apart; harmonious) to Neptune in Pisces. There’s a lot of sensitivity nestled into this new lunar chapter. Anytime you throw an outer planet into the mix you involve forces that are outside the ego and Neptune is the reconnection to the divine source. The trine between the Sun, Moon, and Neptune will lead us back to the spiritual waters. It’s food for the soul and if what we’ve really been starving for is the knowing that we’re not alone on this journey in life, the new moon will replenish us in a time of spiritual drought and existential crisis.
“Imagination is more important than Knowledge” A. Einstein.
The reason cannabis is so effective medicinally is directly related to its ability to interact with receptors in the body which inhibit inflammation and prevent disease. Cannabis does this so well, that few drugs can compete with its level of potency which come essentially with no side effects. These are just 5 diseases that are proven to respond better to cannabis than to drugs, however, there are many studies currently being conducted that may prove dozens more.
Many researchers have noted that there was “inadequate” data for decaded to determine whether smoked marijuana was safe or effective in treating symptoms of pain and preventing disese. The primary reason for the s lack of data had to do with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, which was the only source of cannabis for research and they were blocking the most meaningful studies due to close ties with pharmaceutical companies.
This view was supported by Dr. David Bearman, the executive vice president for the Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine/Society of Cannabis Clinicians. “Part of the problem in the United States is that the NIDA has blocked almost all meaningful studies on cannabis,” Bearman said. Bearman argues that while synthetic cannabis pills do offer pain relief, marijuana is cheaper, has fewer side effects and can be more effective.
Extra jab for whooping cough ‘would protect teens’ as one in five children with a cough have the disease, despite being vaccinated
‘One in five children visiting a GP with a bad cough has whooping cough – even though most have been vaccinated, experts say.
Those who had gone more than seven years since their booster jab were three times as likely to have the infectious disease, which causes vomiting and a ‘whooping’ sound when inhaling.
It can also lead to serious complications such as pneumonia.’
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In 1997, Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson, two respected mainstream journalists, peered into an abyss. They found a story about fluorides that was so chilling it had to be told.
The Christian Science Monitor, who had assigned the story, never published it.
Their ensuing article, “Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” has been posted on websites, sometimes with distortions, deletions, or additions. I spoke with Griffiths, and he told me to be careful I was reading a correct copy of his piece. (You can find it—“Fluoride, Teeth, and the Atomic Bomb,” at fluoridealert.org.)
Griffiths also told me that researchers who study the effects of fluorides by homing in on communities with fluoridated drinking water, versus communities with unfluoridated water, miss a major point: fluorides are everywhere—they are used throughout the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of drugs, and also in many other industries (e.g., aluminum, pesticide)—because fluorine is very active and binds with all sorts of other substances. Therefore, there is extremely wide public exposure to fluorides.
You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.
Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining. The search firm’s CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates 100,000 lives could be saved next year if mining of healthcare data was acceptable
The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
The funding was provided by a section of the Affordable Care Act that allowed for “indefinite” funding at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incurring significant administrative costs to support [federally-facilitated exchanges] FFE operations,” the report, which was released earlier this month.
Got a Birth Certificate?… So Are You a Fictitious Corporation Created by the British Accreditation Regency (BAR Association)?
In 1926, the codes, rules, regulations, procedures, and Statutes were starting to be placed into the law books by trickery. The lawful manner for enacting a law is by the introduction of a bill into the legislature enabled by the Constitution, the passage by both the Senate and Congress and then signed by the Legislature, the President, and the Judicial. In 1926 the Judicial ceased signing the bills and was replaced by the President of the BAR (British Accredited Regency) of New York.
This was necessary in their scheme of things to come for they were going to declare what had passed in 1871-the DC CORPORATION had now become the UNITED STATES CORPORATION and they had to have Rules, Regulations, Codes, Statutes to run the many and various CORPORATIONS they would be setting up. BANKS, LENDING INSTITUTIONS, IRS, or any thing to do with the “MONEY” or lack thereof was left UNINCORPORATED.
Codes, Rules, Regulations, and Statutes apply only for the CORPORATION they are written for and apply only for the Employees of that Corporation. They could not apply to the people of the 48 various states united for America, but only for the CORPORATION. The CORPORATION is required to abide by their Codes, Rules, Regulations, and Statutes. By the CORPORATION swearing under the penalty of perjury that a citizen of the states owes them something, can they bring the people of the states into the action.
Bitcoin is the tool to take us to a cash less society. The new 49er stadium in Santa Clara due to open this year will accept no cash! Once this becomes mainstream, what is to prevent this electronic only accounting being taken off line by……
“The chip giant is working on something call the Wireless Credential Exchange (WCE) with a number of partners. Its chips would communicate with Impinj’s Monza RFID chips to allow remote monitoring of devices via Burnside Digital’s IPTrak software,” writes ZD Net’s Sean Portnoy. “The result would be that these devices could be controlled to activate only when they reach their approved destination or within a specified location. If they don’t reach their destination or leave the approved area, they could be disabled.”’
‘The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of the documents they have requested on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, because of a 2010 computer crash.’
Your Next President Folks!
Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State,Unable to Camouflage Foreign Policy Disasters of the U.S. Government Under Her Watch
Despite NDTV’s attempt to project a softer image of the former Secretary of State; the world over Hillary Clinton is remembered for her infamous remark on national television with regard to the murder of the late Libyan President Qaddafi in the aftermath of the gruesome killing,which shook the world and all foreign chanceries:“We came, we saw and he died “.
Bombing, killing and maiming thousands with continuing impact on the lives of millions of people of the region in Libya, in Syria, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and on the fragile relationship between Pakistan and India, and on Iran, which was the object of a hysterical campaign waged by the Secretary of State in collaboration with Israel, imposing sanctions which affected not only Iran but major countries and regions trading with Iran again in flagrant violation of International law, directly leading to many governments seriously considering and adopting settling of trade relations in currencies other than the dollar which has seen the steady emergence of a Multi-polar world order.
The REAL Clintons
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…and we are next!
With the advent of Nano Technology and Radio Isotope advances, scientists have developed a tracking code which is absorbed into the body via transfusions of a nanotope, developed under a top secret defense contract.
The Tracking isotope enters the molecular constitution of the body and is accelerated by natural electrical impulses of the body. This Nanotope Tracking Technology is said to provide an extremely strong signal.
Sources have told me that JFCC SPACE and Special Operations (USSOCOM) Command recently received the tasking to track via the CubeSat network five Terrorists recently released from JTF Gitmo Guantanamo Bay. Apparently, at some point during their stay at Gitmo, several prisoners including each of the Taliban 5 received treatment for severe dehydration due to the Flu symptoms.. This IV rehydration contained the Nanotope Isotope. So when they were released from custody, they were trackable.
Tracking will be accomplished via new and improved Perseus devices recently placed in space. Additional CubeSats are scheduled to be released into space this week.
So, The Taliban Five were treated for severe Flu symptoms onset by the “magic chef” at Gitmo. They then began receiving IV fluids which were spiked with specific identity markers before being released.
They were successfully identified via the Persius Network before being released from Gitmo. Sources have come on record to state that the tracking is identifiable within 5 meters.
If thisoperation proves successful, the release of more suspected terrorists from Gitmo will be scheduled, after being tagged with the Nanotope. That darned Flu!
Smile Boys – You’re on SOCOM Camera!
GDP Measures positively for war sales, people getting sick, sales of cigarettes, alcohol, etc… The more things get bad for people, the more the GDP can rise.
When credit creation can no longer be sustained, the process of clearing the excesses must be completed before the cycle can resume. It is only then, and must be allowed to happen, can resources be reallocated back towards more efficient uses. This is why all the efforts of Keynesian policies to stimulate growth in the economy have ultimately failed. Those fiscal and monetary policies, from TARP and QE to tax cuts, only delay the clearing process. Ultimately, that delay only potentially worsens the inevitable clearing process.
The clearing process is going to be very substantial. The economy currently requires $2.75 of debt to create $1 of real (inflation adjusted) economic growth. A reversion to a structurally manageable level of debt* would require in excess of $35 Trillion in debt reduction. The economic drag from such a reduction would be dramatic while the clearing process occurs.
It is no secret that as the Fed’s centrally-planned New Normal has unfolded, one after another central-planner and virtually all economists, have been caught wrong-footed with their constant predictions of an “imminent” economic surge, any minute now, and always just around the corner. And yet, nearly six years after Lehman, five years after the end of the last “recession” (even as the depression for most rages on), America is about to have its worst quarter in decades (excluding the great financial crisis), with a -2% collapse in GDP, which has been blamed on… the weather.
That’s right: economists are the only people who will look anyone in the eye, and suggest that it was harsh weather that smashed global trade, pounded retail sales (in the process freezing the internet because people it was so cold nobody shopped online), and even with soaring utility usage and the Obamacare induced capital misallocation still led to world’s largest economy to a 5% plunge from initial estimates for 3% growth in Q1. In other words, a delta of hundreds of billion in “growth lost or uncreated” due to, well, snow in the winter.
‘Another Defense Appropriations bill means another chance for the US Congress to shovel an increased amount of military aid at Israel, with the latest bill out of the House adding $131 million in missile defense funding over last year’s level.
The $131 million wasn’t requested by anyone, and was simply backed on to the funding requested by the Obama Administration, with hawks saying the “missiles regularly fired at Israel from Gaza” justified the increase.’
Via: The Atlantic:
Who invaded Crimea? Civil society. Who has occupied government offices and police headquarters in eastern Ukraine, bringing massive instability to that region? Civil society. Who is fighting the governments of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and Nouri al-Malaki in Iraq? Civil society. And who are thecolectivos confronting Venezuelan students who protest against the government? Civil-society activists, of course.
These are the official responses, at any rate, by those who have something to gain from distorting reality. The responses range from blatant lies to subtle untruths, but they are all dishonest.
The reality is that these groups, “movements,” and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are appendices of their governments and draw their “activists” from the armed forces, security services, and government militias. They carry out their repressive deeds disguised as “civil society,” in an attempt to mask the behavior of governments that want to avoid being recognized by the international community for what they really are: autocracies that violate global norms, trample human rights, and brutalize their critics. They have even earned their own acronym—GONGOs—for “Government-Organized Non-Governmental Organizations.” Their rise is forcing us to rethink our benign definitions of NGOs and civil society to accommodate armed groups of civilians and even, most provocatively, terrorists—
‘It appears the United Nations anticipates economic collapse and armed revolt in the United States and they are looking for a few good Peacekeepers with “experience with small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, and economic recovery”.
The U.N. is hiring a “Disarmament, Demobilization, and Re-integration (DDR) officer” for the apparent purpose of disarming American citizens as the “duty station” is New York City, USA.
The U.N. defines “disarmament” as “the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons from combatants and often from the civilian population.”‘
The orchestrated collapse of America’s southern border is part of an overall agenda to destroy U.S. national sovereignty in order to usher America into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.
More robots replacing humans in the jobless recovery
Via: Popular Science:
Like Olympic skiers racing in single file to reduce air resistance, two 18-wheeler trucks in Nevada recently proved that uncomfortably close convoys can save drivers fuel and money. The key, instead of bold Olympic athleticism, is robotic assistance. A computer-assisted truck was able to follow closely behind a human-driven truck perfectly, maintaining exactly 33 feet of distance between the vehicles. The promise is a future of safer, more fuel efficient, and more robotic trucking.
While Nevada is a friendly state for driverless cars, the system tested is only partially automated, with a driver in the computer-assisted truck still responsible for steering. In a way, that makes this a very, very advanced cruise control. The technology, developed by Peloton Tech, uses radar and a wireless link so that the following trucks travel at the same speed, braking simultaneously for safety, and doing so on an automated system that doesn’t have the delays of human reaction time. In addition, the drivers of both vehicles also have a video display, expanding both drivers’ vision and reducing blind spots.
Besides safety, the major selling point of this system is that the reduced drag saves fuel costs. Peloton says the “technology saves more than 7% [of fuel] at 65mph – 10% for the rear truck and 4.5% for the lead truck,
In the heavily fracked Keystone State, the economic interests of frackers trump the health concerns of residents.
That much is abundantly clear in the wake of an extraordinary story by StateImpact Pennsylvania, which interviewed two retired state health department workers. The former workers say they were ordered to not return the phone calls of residents who complained that nearby fracking was harming their health. Instead, they were told to pass messages on to their superiors, who apparently never returned the calls either. The health workers were also given a list of fracking-related “buzzwords” to watch out for:
“We were absolutely not allowed to talk to [people who called with concerns related to fracking],” said Tammi Stuck, who worked as a community health nurse in Fayette County for nearly 36 years. …
this should scare the shit out of all!. They set up a non profit 501 c3 and claim they are above the law because they are a corporation.
Some SWAT teams in the state operate as law enforcement councils, or LECs, which are funded by several police departments and overseen by an executive board largely made up of local police chiefs.
Member police departments pay annual membership dues to the LECs, which share technology and oversee crime scene investigators or other specialists.Some of these LECs have also incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations, which they say exempts them from open records requests.
“Let’s be clear,” wrote Radley Balko for The Washington Post. “These agencies oversee police activities. They employ cops who carry guns, wear badges, collect paychecks provided by taxpayers and have the power to detain, arrest, injure, and kill. They operate SWAT teams, which conduct raids on private residences. And yet they say that because they’ve incorporated, they’re immune to Massachusetts open records laws. The state’s residents aren’t permitted to know how often the SWAT teams are used, what they’re used for, what sort of training they get or who they’re primarily used against.”
The ACLU reported earlier this week that about 240 of the 351 police departments in Massachusetts belong to an LEC, which are set up as corporations but are funded by local and federal taxpayer funds.
U.N. Experts: Detroit’s Mass Water Shut-Off Violates Human Rights
A United Nations panel has voiced concern over Detroit’s mass shutdown of water to city residents behind on their monthly bills. Since March, the Detroit water authority has cut the water taps of around 3,000 residents per week over unpaid bills of two months or more. In some cases, families losing their water have had their children removed and placed in foster care. In a statement, experts with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights say the disconnection of water taps constitutes “a violation of the human right to water and other international human rights.” They add: “Because of a high poverty rate and a high unemployment rate, relatively expensive water bills in Detroit are unaffordable for a significant portion of the population. … The households which suffered unjustified disconnections must be immediately reconnected.” The statement comes days after a coalition of human rights groups and Detroit activists submitted an appeal asking the United Nations to intervene.
‘The Department of Homeland Security is now openly admitting they’re using taxpayer funds to ship illegal immigrants anywhere in the country they want to go, confirming Infowars reports that federal agencies are standing down from enforcing border security and instead escorting scores of Central American immigrants deeper inside the US.’
Report: U.S. Deported Over 72,000 Parents of U.S.-Born Children in 2013
New figures revealed by The Huffington Post show U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported more than 72,000 parents of U.S.-born children last year. The plight of parents with American children has been a key subject in the immigration reform debate, with advocates urging President Obama to take executive action to stop the separation of millions of families.
Peter Dale Scott, one of the most perceptive and provocative political-historical thinkers of our time, addresses in this podcast interview the Deep State in the United States and the common patterns of the two great events in American history in the last fifty years that were deep events and had constitutional changes as consequences – the JFK assassination ’63 and the terror attacks of 9/11.
iF IT SAYS “SMART”, IT IS SMART FOR BIG BRO AND DUMB FOR US TO ACCEPT AND ALLOW.
Google’s Nest now ‘talks’ to washing machines, lights and even your car: Firm launches program that connects any smart gadget to its thermostat
‘Imagine a home where if you asked your thermostat to change temperature it would, or one that could text your neighbours if an alarm went off while you were on holiday.
These scenarios are all now a reality after Google-owned thermostat firm Nest opened up its software for developers to use for the first time.
It means that other companies will now be able to take advantage of the smart thermostat’s software – which can be controlled remotely.’
FEAR US! FEAR US! FEAR US!
Despite increasing concern over autonomous killer robots, Britain is proceeding with its first attempt at a robotic security guard. “Bob” is the result of a $12 million overall investment and will be put on trial at mega-security operator G4S.
Bob is the outcropping of a worldwide initiative into robotic security set to appear at prisons, care facilities, schools, or perhaps a neighborhood near you. This is a short video that doesn’t reveal much detail, but based on other proposals, these robots could be equipped with facial recognition, gesture recognition, license plate scanners and GPS data for autonomous roving, database access, and reporting capabilities.
‘Climate change was created by the Club of Rome who stated that “in searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention and thus the real enemy, then, is humanity itself believed humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is a real one or one invented for the purpose.”
Eco-fascists have begun a 10 year initiative that strengthens partnerships between governments, alarmist scientists and investors to develop “opportunities of global environmental change and support transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.” This new scheme is called Future Earth.’
In recent years, government subsidized sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup have drawn a great deal of criticism, due to the horrible treatment of workers, and the negative impact that is sustained by local communities. This week it was reported by The Washington Times that an estimated 250,000 people were evicted from their homes to make way for the World Cup games in Brazil. Unfortunately, Brazil is one of the many places on Earth where an individual’s right to own and keep property can be overruled by the government at any time.
Ghana has sent a plane carrying more than $3 million in cash to Brazil to pay the World Cup appearance fees owed to the national soccer team, known as the Black Stars.
“The players insisted that they will want physical cash,” Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yammin said in comments broadcast by Accra-based Citi FM. “Government had to mobilize the money and a chartered flight to Brazil. The money is in excess of $3 million.”
Kerry Goes to Egypt to Support Murderous Dictator Sisi: 5 U.S.-Funded Nations That Torture, Execute and Jail With Impunity
The United States has long funded governments that systematically abuse human rights. Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry showed how that is still true when he visited Egypt and pledged American support for a regime that came to power in a coup.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday predicted there would be an attack on the United States within the next decade that is “far deadlier” than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “I doubt it,” Cheney told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, when asked if he thinks the U.S. would “get through this decade” without another “massive attack on the homeland.”
To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young
I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all – the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief.
I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans – my fellow veterans – whose future you stole.
Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.