21st Century Wire says…
As the new year approaches and 2014 is ushered in, more and more people in America are seeing beyond the age old rhetoric of military intervention and coming to fully realize what is the actual driving force behind Washington and NATO’s wars.
Ever since the dawn of modern warfare, a handful of investment banks and corporations have been behind near every military intervention. It’s not just us saying this, but high-profile insiders are now articulating this too.
The context is eloquently explained in this interview with former White House adviser Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, as well as Smedley Butler’s iconic speech, “War is a Racket”…
‘It’s all about the money’
Vietnam vet Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson was former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell during the blatantly fraudulent run-up to the Iraq War. He has now chosen to speak out.
He had the opportunity to see Dick Cheney, George Bush Jr,, Donald Rumsfeld and other assorted war criminals up close and personal. Watch Part 1 of this interview:
Part 2 of Wilkerson’s interview:
“This is crazy. This was what we do today. We do war. The old Federal Republic is dying.”
US General Smedley Butler’s historic “War is a Racket” speech
If you know your history, you know that in 1934 there was an attempted coup in the United States that was thwarted largely due to the efforts of U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler. Look it up. Among other things, Butler was only one of 19 people ever awarded the Medal of Honor twice and the only person to be awarded a Marine Corps Brevet Medal and a Medal of Honor for two different actions. After it dawned on him how his heroism and the heroism of the troops under his command had been misused, he wrote a book called “War is a Racket” which I can virtually guarantee you never heard about in school. Butler concluded there are only two reasons to ever take up arms:
1. To defend the country against real – not manufactured – attacks
2. To defend the Bill of Rights
Sounds good to me. Watch this actor’s recreation of Butler’s amazing speech:
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