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The 50-Year Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

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Duty to Warn

 Gary G. Kohls, MD – March 16, 2018

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“International war crimes such as My Lai, Nagasaki, Fallujah and Abu Ghraib will somehow be avenged, but our current leaders, both political and religious, seem incapable of comprehending that”

 

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How Can Professed Christians Defend Wartime Atrocities?

50 years ago today, on March 16,1968, a company of green, battle-untested US Army combat soldiers from the Americal Division, swept into the undefended Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai, rounded up the 500+ unarmed women, children, babies and old men, and efficiently executed almost all of them in cold blood, Nazi-style. No weapons or Viet Cong soldiers were found in the village. The entire killing operation took only 4 hours.

Although there was a prolonged attempt to cover-up the operation (which involved a young up-and-coming US Army Major named Colin Powell), those who participated in the massacre did not deny the details of the slaughter when the case came to trial two years later. Despite the cover-up, the story did eventually filter back to the Western news media, thanks to a some courageous military eye-witnesses whose consciences were still intact. An Army court-marital trial eventually convened against a handful of the soldiers, including Lt. William Calley and Company C commanding officer, Ernest Medina.

According to many of the soldiers, Medina had ordered the killing of “every living thing in My Lai”, which was interpreted, of course, to mean all the civilians as well as their farm animals. Calley was charged with the murder of 109 civilians. And convicted of murdering 20. In his defense statement he stated that he had been taught to hate all Vietnamese, even children, who, he had been told, “were very good at planting mines”.

The end-result of the My Lai raid, which was part of a larger mission called Task Force Barker, had been recorded by military photographers, and eventually the Army had to abandon its cover-up. The military tribunals were conducted in censored military courts with juries of Army officers who had no legal credentials to try war crimes, which is still standard operating procedure in the US Army.

All the charges against the soldiers involved were dropped, except for Calley’s murder charges. Medina and all the other shooters of the 500 dead Vietnamese went free. Out of the initial 109 murder charges, Calley was convicted of the murders of “at least 20 civilians”, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment for his crime. However, under pressure from thousands of very vocal, very patriotic, and very pro-war Americans, President Nixon pardoned him within weeks of the verdict. More

The Shape of Things: Breakaway Civilization

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by James Hufferd, Ph.D., Coordinator 911 Truth Grassroots Organization

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  “We, the people, presumably like our president, want peace; they constantly opt for war, for more war, for international bullying and global provocation, needless deaths (“collateral damage” totaling 60 million-plus fine, inoffensive unfortunate people offed overseas since the end of World War II) and requisite terror delivery…)”

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The old adage “Blood is thicker than water” may be true, but if it encapsulates a true insight – and, personally, I wouldn’t bet against it – it flies directly in the face of unfettered discernment and reason. Ask yourself this: if a relative of yours gets into a significant dispute with a non-relative, but you know in your head he or she is for certain of more than likely objectively in the wrong and the generic other disputant in the right, whose side will you be more likely to champion? Let’s say a nephew of yours gets in a cage-match-level dust-up with his about-to-be ex-wife, who is furiously indignant and vindictive in the divorce proceedings because she claims he cheated on her. Will you: a) try to console your nephew by saying, “That bee-itch! She knows no such thing! Tell her to take a flying leap!”, or b) confront him with a question, “Well, did you cheat on her?” The old adage predicts you would most likely select Option a) and secure your place at the Thanksgiving table.

In the last week, erstwhile Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his lovely daughter were apparently poisoned while sitting on a park bench in London, and western top leaders and media immediately, as one, denounced and reacted indignantly, in high dudgeon, against Putin and Russia without a smidgeon of evidence as having absolutely done it and, in clear violation of international law, the British banned Russia from participating in the still-to-come criminal investigation; while Russia categorically denied having anything to do with the incident, pointing out that they had imprisoned and released the rascal and could at any time have killed him if they had wanted to – without attracting international infamy. A possible set-up, open inquest definitely needed, or the dirty Russians did it? It’s your call. More

Nothing Quite So Stable As A Corpse.

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Update: The photographs below no longer load nor are there any to be found. So readers will just have to imagine the small innocent faces of Pakistani Children laying  reposed upon homemade blankets likely stitched by their female family members. The ages ranged from about 18 months to 7 years. Nine little human children lined up upon the poor rocky ground of THEIR Nation. Bombed perhaps in the middle of the night while sleeping. Collateral Damage.

But you cannot see that Reader, because that is upsetting. That might cause you to question the actions of a government that takes your money to kill innocents. Of course these bombings must stop. Now. More

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