A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

Tomas Young, disabled veteran and outspoken critic of the Iraq War died today at the age of 34. Here is his letter to Bush and Cheney.


Tomas Young

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.

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.

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.

I joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks. I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East. I did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United States over $3 trillion. I especially did not join the Army to carry out pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law. And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes. The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S. history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who should pay the consequences.

To read Chris Hedges’ recent interview with Tomas Young, click here.

I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.

I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned. You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to your own soul.

My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.

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Navy Seal Claims Top Brass Asked if They Will Disarm Americans [video]

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Well, there’s no harm in asking, I guess. Really? They asked them that? And they were shocked by the tone?

At this point I’m afraid that anyone trying to forcibly remove an American’s gun may well have it used on them.

The drama is getting more insane by the day on this planet. Can we get on to Act V, please?  ~ BP

October 23, 2013

Former Navy SEAL Ben Smith warns that the Obama administration is asking top brass in the military if they would be comfortable with disarming U.S. citizens, a litmus test that includes gauging whether they would be prepared to order troops to fire on Americans.

Smith provoked headlines last week when he appeared on Fox News to assert that the federal government was trying to provoke veterans into violence as an excuse to implement martial law.

Speaking exclusively to the Alex Jones Show, Smith stated, “Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with people from more towards the top side and the questioning….where it was pointing was do you feel comfortable disarming American citizens,” adding that this was one of the many “funny things” occurring within the military.

When Smith was asked by radio host Alex Jones if this line of questioning included a litmus test whereby military officers were asked if they would fire on U.S. citizens, he responded in the affirmative.

Smith said the litmus test was related to the recent firing of top military commanders Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina and Maj. Gen. Michael Carey.

Smith linked the premise to former Obama advisor Van Jones, who was forced to resign in September 2009 after his links with a Marxist organization were revealed.

“You drop the radical pose for the radical ends,” said Smith, paraphrasing Van Jones.

The idea of U.S. soldiers being asked if they will fire on American citizens during a crisis or mass disarmament program has emerged from several different sources over the last two decades.

In January, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow claimed he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

Concerns over U.S. troops being given orders to fire on American citizens in the event of mass gun confiscation first arose in May 1994 when hundreds of Marines at 29 Palms, California were given a survey as part of an academic project by Navy Lieutenant Commander Ernest Guy Cunningham which asked the Marines if they would, “Fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the United States government.”

The survey was subsequently leaked because many of the Marines who took it were shocked by the tone of the question.

ET Pilot Captured on Video Before Removing to US Military Base [video]

It must be terrifying, whether you’re a benevolent or malevolent ET, to be in this situation. Poor lady. 

It’s hard to believe the US military is using their own flying discs to shoot down extraterrestrial craft and then torturing survivors for information. How cruel. It makes me want to opt out of the Human Race.

Fortunately, there is a happy ending for “Eve”, and one day we may meet her. 

Apologies for the lack of formatting.  No time for that.

Thank you to Dr. Richard Boylan for sharing this material.  ~ BP

http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/122610/Genuine_Alien_Footage_Caught_on_Tape/

The video clip below is authentic super-secret National Reconnaissance Organization (NRO) video footage shot by two US Marines deployed on January 27, 1982 as part of a secret [Cabal] National Reconnaissance Organization UFO-retrieval team sent in to southwest Chihuahua State,

Mexico to retrieve a starcraft shot down Jan. 25, ’82 and to capture any crew members dead or alive.

In the 1-1/2 min. video clip below you will see a female Star Visitor injured survivor I’ve dubbed ‘Eve’, warily peering out from behind the jungle foliage at a male Marine 1st Lt approaching and narrating while his female USMC 2nd Lt teammate video-records the scene.

Watch the video at: www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/122610/Genuine_Alien_Footage_Caught_on_Tape
Here is further information not provided with the video:
The craft was from the Procyon-B star system in the constellation Canis Minor, 11 light years from Earth. It carried a crew of four. One crewman, male, was killed in the crash. Three crew, two females and a male, survived with moderate injuries and were able to walk but not run. The Star Visitor seen on camera is ‘Eve’, a female. Behind her unseen but nearby in the woods are the other two, her husband ‘Jim’ and another female. All three were captured by NRO after this video was taken and transported away, along with their dead crewman’s body.

Lockheed X-22A

The starcraft had been fired upon at 12,000 feet altitude over central Nevada by a (Cabal) Lockheed X-22A two-man antigravity disc fighter operating from ambush at 17,000 feet. The X22-A carried a directed-energy electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) cannon. The EMP burst mortally wounded the starcraft’s advanced-technology quasi-living navigation/guidance and fuselage system.
The craft rapidly descended with increasing loss of control and crashed in the rugged Sierra Madre Occidental mountains of southwestern Chihuahua State near its border with Sinaloa State, Mexico. The crash site is 164 km (102 miles) NE of the Pacific coastal city of Los Mochis. Site GPS coordinates: 26 deg., 07′, 51.22 N; 107 deg., 23′, 57.55″ W. The NRO built a dirt strip just east of the crash site to facilitate aerial removal of craft wreckage.
The NRO crash-retrieval team took the three survivors and the dead crewman to the G-13 underground detention facility in Nevada, the Cabal’s principal prison for Star Visitor captives.
The dead crewman’s remains, after Cabal dissection, were transported to special hermetically-sealed underground containment-storage vaults west of Nevada’s Area 51. GPS coordinates: 37 deg., 14′, 59.29″ N; 115 deg., 56′, 36.40″ W.
G-13 is the code name for a detention facility operated for the Cabal by Halliburton/Kellogg, Brown, Root Inc., an enormous construction, engineering and private military contractor. G-13 is situated within a large lava-rock outcropping, 13-stories-underground. G-13 sprawls over 209 acres, 8/10-mile long and 4/10 mile wide, and covers 1,012,460 square yards.
G-13 was opened in November, 1981 at the beginning of the Ronald Reagan Presidency “Star Wars” era and continued in operation into 2013.
The Cabal’s UFO Shoot-Down Program to retrieve Star Visitors’ technology and torture any survivors for more information, began with the shoot-down of a UFO on Aug. 15, 1945 just west of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. It reached its high point during the Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush presidencies. Neither Presidents Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush nor Obama were aware of G-13’s existence. George Herbert Walker Bush, Texas oil trillionaire and uber-Cabal 41st President, is the only U.S. President aware of G-13’s existence.
During G-13’s 31 years operating, 23 Star Visitors have died in captivity. As of the beginning of 2013, G-13 had 35 Star Visitors, innocent but unlawfully imprisoned.
G-13 is located 13 stories underneath Indian Springs Valley on the Nevada Test Site, 6.73 km NNE of the control tower at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, NV. G-13 facility’s GPS coordinates: 36 deg., 37′, 49.90″ N; 115 deg., 43′, 19.31″ W.
Security at KBR’s G-13 prison has been provided by private security guards under a subcontract with infamous private military company Blackwater/Xe/ Academi. Each shift had 18 security personnel. G-13 security measures included acoustic and infra-red motion detectors, night-vision-capable video surveillance, and cell walls honeycombed with dense wire clusters running pulsed extreme-voltage electricity to make even a Star Visitor’s escape impossible.
I furnished to my ‘White Hats’ government contacts the above precise information about the Halliburton/KBR [Cabal] G-13 prison for Star Visitor captives.
Shortly thereafter an elite assault team from the UN Central Security Service’s TIER 3 Special Operations Command assaulted the G-13 detention facility, overpowered the Blackwater mercenary guards, and liberated all the Star Visitor captives! Hoo-rah!
Procyon B ‘Eve’ was so grateful for release after 31 years captivity that she has shown herself to me three times since, taking the human appearance of an extremely-friendly Irish-American redhead. The third time, Eve was accompanied by her dashingly-handsome husband ‘Jim’ when they greeted me this year inside the Furnace Creek Ranch General Store at Death Valley National Park, CA.
Eve plans to be an active participant in the effort to roll out official public acknowledgment of UFO and Star Visitors reality in the months ahead.

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Wake-Up Call: Three Dynamite Videos to Explain the Current Crises

Thanks to Tony Z at Syncrenicity.com for sending these out.

If there are people you’d like to share with about what is going on in America and across the globe, these three videos are some of the best I’ve seen.

Military guys explain it from their perspective in one, and—well, see for yourself.

The first two are short, the last one is lengthy but really terrific from two Canadian guys discussing how the law/government dupes people and provides a solid resource for those who want to learn more.

These videos come across in a dramatic way but fall short of making it sound like a conspiracy theory—avoiding the terms New World Order, Illuminati, etc. so they may break through to even the most resistant.

I think they’re very believable, hard-hitting, and informative productions that most people can relate to that will ease the unaware into the truth of the matter in a gentle way and give them something to ponder.

I believe most people see that “something is wrong”, but because they don’t understand they’re being lied to and manipulated or that the media is completely controlled, they don’t know how to find out what it is or what to do about it. They think someone else is going to fix it at some point. I think these videos get the point across: WE have to do it ourselves.

You may want to use these tools to wake up a few people you just didn’t know how to approach.

 

 

 

Weatherman/Ex-Marine Admits Military is Spraying the Skies with Metals

Thanks, Patrick.

Anti-radar? That’s the purpose? Is that what they told the Marines?

…or did this guy get the job of trying to throw off the dogs with an admission that only covers half the truth?

The whistleblowers on the inside of the military and researchers who have analyzed evidence have a completely different story.

Possible Warning to Stock Up on Food, Water, Cash and Gas…

Rumor: Marine Corps Officers’ Wives Told to Stock Food, Water, and Some Cash

Posted: 09 Dec 2012 01:00 AM PST

My wife, through her network of girlfriends in Oceanside [California] was told yesterday that the Marine Corps Officer wives at Camp Pendleton were being told to stock up on food, water and cash in contingency for 7-10 days of possible disruption of normal shopping and electronic banking systems.  They were also told to keep the gas tanks full of fuel.
This is very similar to what Cobra has said.

Married life has taught me a healthy respect for the informal ad-hoc communication networks that women create among themselves.
Is this the ramp up to the change in the banking system?

Sailors, Marines Join USS Wasp for Sandy Relief

This is what the government says is going on, so why don’t The People see it?

Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed aboard USS Wasp, Nov. 1, 2012, currently afloat off the coast of New York City, to assist in disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The 26th MEU can provide generators, fuel, clean water and helicopter lift capabilities to aid in disaster relief efforts. The 26th MEU is currently in pre-deployment training, preparing for their departure in 2013. As an expeditionary crisis response force operating from the sea, the MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett

By Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Lockett
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 – Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., flew aboard the USS Wasp Nov. 1 to prepare to provide assistance to New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed aboard USS Wasp, Nov. 1, 2012, currently afloat off the coast of New York City, to assist in disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The 26th MEU can provide generators, fuel, clean water and helicopter lift capabilities to aid in disaster relief efforts. The 26th MEU is currently in pre-deployment training, preparing for their departure in 2013. As an expeditionary crisis response force operating from the sea, the MEU is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting amphibious operations, crisis response and limited contingency operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett

Within less than a day of receiving the order from Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marines and sailors boarded aircraft and sortied from bases in North Carolina to meet the amphibious assault ship as it sailed off the coast of New York City, preparing to provide medical, logistical, engineering, and heavy airlift support to the storm-damaged areas if tasked by the secretary of defense.

“What’s important here is that the American public sees that their military can provide support to American cities, to American citizens, in a time of need,” said Marine Corps Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, 26th MEU commanding officer. The MEU is a Marine Corps crisis-response force that’s designed to remain afloat for months at a time.

The 26th MEU is uniquely suited to the task. Operating from a Navy vessel, the unit’s air assets have an agility that ensures aid can be delivered anywhere within hundreds of miles. “We have the capability to fly, and we can support New Jersey. We can support New York City. We can support Connecticut — simultaneously,” St. Clair said. “That’s what the MEU brings — the flexibility and the inherent capabilities that come with it.”

The 26th MEU equipment embarked aboard the Wasp were chosen to give the unit many tools to bring to its assistance efforts in the area. Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 266 Reinforced, assisted by aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467, has UH-1N Huey and the CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters capable of moving large numbers of passengers, supplies, or equipment.

“This is another great example of the flexibility and responsiveness of the Navy-Marine Corps team,” St. Clair said. “Specifically, our [helicopters provide the] ability to conduct these operations from the sea. We’re able to do something other services cannot do. We don’t have to have a large footprint on the shore. We can conduct all of our command and control from the sea.”

The Wasp, purpose-built to support the operations of a Marine expeditionary unit, is the perfect staging platform for this kind of operation.

“The city of New York — the states — don’t have to find space to billet Marines. They don’t have to find space for our aircraft. Because we can recover back to the USS Wasp, and we can do that every day,” St. Clair said.

“We can assist with the ability to move supplies with our aviation assets. We can do a site survey to determine how bad an area is. We can help move and distribute supplies; water, food, blankets — pieces of equipment,” St. Clair said. “If it can fit in a CH-53E, we can move it. We can get supplies and people to areas that are affected, where the only means to get there may be aviation assets.”

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 26, specializing in construction and debris removal, water purification and transport, electrical and generator work, medical support and heavy machinery operation, give the commanding officer many options.

“The MEU has all these capabilities inherent to the MAGTF — the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. We’re able to respond quickly. We’re able to self-deploy. And the flexibility we have by being embarked on the USS Wasp allows for an afloat staging area,” St. Clair said.

“Something like this pulls America together. There’s support coming here from all over the country,” he said, noting the MEU is just one part of a larger plan, with other agencies and organizations coming together to provide assistance to the storm-stricken Northeast.

“This is an example of what a true crisis response force is,” St. Clair said. “It’s the MEU and the amphibious ready group. We moved to the affected area quickly, with a robust capability, and we’re posturing to support.”

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