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"I am opposed to the military use of animals.

I am also opposed to the military use of men."

BF Skinner



DANNY BOY

Brain Injuries in Childhood Have Lasting Effects on Learning

‘Molecular madness’ in brain after blast injury

IED blasts leave distinct scars on the brain



"I have no patience for the hypocrisy of war monger religious fanatics.

I bristle at the narrow minded bravado suggesting democracy can be delivered at gunpoint.

Included in that group are the cheerleader pundits and an American press that was at its worst."

Steve Lopez




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"From the F-16 to the F-117 A, the MIA2 tank to the Bradley armored vehicle, the Aegis cruiser to the latest nuclear aircraft carrier, the video game version arrives on the shelves almost as soon as the weapon system first appears.

A Pentium chip and a joy-stick will get you into the Comanche helicopter, the F-22, and the newest Seawolf SSN-21 submarine." - James Der Derian


1931 Navy purchases the first aircraft simulator from its designer, Edward Link.

1932 Amusement parks have bought close to fifty Link Trainers.

1980 Army asks Atari to create a special version of the game Battle Zone as a training tool for drivers of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.





1994 The Marine Corps appropriates the video game Doom.

Usually the technology transfer goes in the other direction, with military applications leading the way in research and development, from the earliest incarnations of the computer in simulation projects like "Whirlwind" at MIT's Servomechanisms Laboratory during World War II, to "SAGE," the first centralized air defense system of the Cold War.

1997 MAK Technologies wins a DoD contract to make Marine Exed Unit 2000, an amphibious assault game intended for both military and commercial markets.

Every year, the US government hosts the Connections Conference, which is intended to unite members of the DoD and video game makers.

Attendees include personnel of the Defense Intelligence Agency and game companies like GT Interactive.

Conference agendas have included such topics as 'Wargaming Design Fundamentals' and 'DoD Wargaming 101'.

1998 J.W. "Wild Bill" Stealy, the chairman of Interactive Magic, a North Carolina software incorporation, is an Air Force Academy graduate and retired Air Force officer.

His incorporation produced Carrier Strike Fighter, a flight and combat simulator of the iF/A-18E, a fighter jet that had yet to be put into general operation.

2006 Col. Kenneth "Crash" Konwin, head of the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, and Larry Tuch, a writer and designer with Paramount Digital Entertainment detail how their organizations adapted Talmudwood multimedia technology and blockbuster movie storytelling skills to create realistic simulations that teach military officers how to make better decisions during international crises.





"Through many decades and many wars, the US military has been honing its training skills, learning to take a civilized human being and turn him into a killing machine.

A traditional way of doing this was to motivate the soldier to hate the enemy and want to kill him.

After World War II, this approach was shaken by the Army's official World War II historian, Samuel Marshall, who in 1947 upset the entire military establishment with a slim book called "Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command in Future War."


In this book, Marshall claimed that in World War II, at best one in four combat soldiers ever fired their weapon at the enemy, and in most combat units only about 15% of the available firepower was ever used.

Recently, I was discussing the Marshall book with two World War II veteran friends.

The one who had not been in combat found the report hard to believe, but the other, who had served in the infantry in Europe, said, "I had a machine gun. I never fired the thing."

"Why not?" the other asked. "If you fired it, they'd shoot back at you."

Many in the military challenged Marshall's fmdings.

But military training became focused on how to improve what Marshall had called the "ratio of fire."

Starting with the Vietnam War, the ratio of fire has greatly increased through training techniques that involve simulated combat - so that the soldier acts without thinking.

Soldiers today often will commit acts that they regret and will be uncertain about why they did them.

In a documentary I saw recently, a confused American soldier in Iraq said he was not sure why he had intentionally run over a woman and killed her; his only explanation was that he had been trained to respond that way in that situation." - Mark Kurlansky



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Playing War: How the Military Uses Video Games


"As long as people believe in absurdities,
they will continue to commit atrocities."

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire



Jessica Lynch – 16 Years After Her Rescue

Expert questions Silver Stars for SEALs in rescue

Fake News and “The Naked Government”:
Jessica Lynch and the US Invasion of Iraq



"The American people are capable of determining their own ideals for heroes, and they don't need to be told elaborate lies.

I had the good fortune to come home and to tell the truth." - Jessica Lynch

Jessica Dawn Lynch never fired a shot.

Her rifle jammed with sand.

A broken back makes it a little hard to fight.

She was not shot or stabbed as pundits claimed.

The "daring" rescue was a carefully planned and executed script.

A stunning example of myth creation by Pentagon media managers.

A foundation upon which to base the need for future campaign of aggression.

Can a Marine take on the mantle of benevolent overseer?

American soldiers are sent out to kill the enemy.

But become the force of an occupying power.

Where there is no force monopoly, atrocities are inevitable.

It happened in Vietnam War; it is happening in Iraq.

The problem is exacerbated in an alien culture with overextended tours.

Being constantly on guard against ambush but not being able to respond as a trained warrior with decisive force develops enormous pressures.

It does not take a psychiatrist to deduce that men and women break.

We can not bully people into democracy.

Mythology surrounding warfare needs to move beyond the facile imagery of goodness confronting evil in a fair contest with a good outcome.

Such rectitude exists only on movie screens, not in the realworld.



Lucky Man

"Moral hazard" is a term commonly applied to financial contracts, under which one party is obliged to pay another money if a specified event occurs.

Moral hazard refers to situations in which the existence of a contract alters the behavior of one party increasing the probability of the event occurrence or the size of monetary payoff based on that event, or both.

If the cost of war is shifted to citizens:

empowered elites declare war; decide how it is conducted; newly empowered elite is more likely to embrace war and to spend on it.

Very few offspring of the policy-making elite in Washington served in the armed forces and faced the bodily risk of war." - Uwe E. Reinhardt


2004

Patrick Daniel Tillman dies on the battefield in Afghanistan.

Army medical examiner performing the autopsy states:

"The medical evidence does not match the scenario described."

He notifies Army Human Resources Command and is rebuffed.

He asks Army Criminal Investigation to open an official criminal investigation.

FOIA request reveals:

No enemy forces were engaged;

close proximity of the three bullet holes in forehead;

key witness three-star general couldn't recall details;

no evidence at all of enemy fire found at the scene of death;

internal friendly-fire investigation resulted in administrative punishment;

Army attorneys sent congratulatory e-mails for keeping investigators at bay;

Pentagon used the professional football player to sell a war of agression;

Spc. Bryan O'Neal testified Army Ranger Patrick Daniel Tillman was shot three times in the head by a US Navy Mark 12 Mod X Special Purpose Rifle from approximately 10 yards away by a member of his platoon - fratricide.

Hearing on Tillman, Lynch Incidents: Jessica Lynch

Army ordered me not to tell truth about Tillman

Tillman's autopsy raised doctors' suspicions

Pat Tillman’s family clarifies his legacy





2005 America has over 1.4 million men and women in uniform.

69,000 troops are stationed in Germany.

40,000 troops are stationed in Japan.

160,000 troops are stationed in Iraq.

500,000 standing troops to protect resources critical to transnational elites.

2006 Army bans privately purchased body armor even though independent testing confirms that the American militaries claim that out-of-the-loop competitors body armor is not as good as governmnet issue was false, in fact the out-of-the-loop competitors body armor is better!

Ryan Kelly, 25, is billed $2,231 by the military after spending nearly half a year fighting and losing a leg.

"It hits you in the gut. Its like thanks for the service and now you owe us." - Ryan Kelly

Over 200,000 veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have been treated at Veterans Administration medical facilities.

Over 66,000 have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, acute depression and substance abuse.

At some Veterans Administration medical facilities it can take several months to be seen by a doctor for mental health issues.

The Veterans Benefits Administration has a backlog of 400,000 pending claims causing veterans to wait from 6 months to 2 years to receive benefits they are entitled to by law.

It is likely the cost of providing benefits for the returning Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans will cost between $300 billion to $600 billion.

Jay Platt developed Von Hippel-Landau disease while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.

The trigger for Jay Platt was solvents used to clean weapons.

Discharged with no medical benefits.

"You could be in the military and be a six-pack-a-day smoker, and if you come down with emphysema, 'That's OK. We've got you covered,' but if you happen to have a disease where there is an identified genetic contribution, you are screwed." - Kathy Hudson, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University

"The war on terrorism has provided a convenient excuse to stifle scientific discourse and the release of information on government operations. Those who stand to lose the most from this policy are the service members it was ostensibly designed to protect." - Maj. Remington Nevin



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murder for hire

Erik's sister, Betsy, is married to Amway billionaire Dick DeVos.
Erik Prince's subscribes to the religious philosophy of Dominionism.
Betsy DeVos was chosen by Donald Trump to be Education Secretary.

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"Privatizing security has lined the pockets of war profiteers and further undermined our power as American citizens, to hold our government accountable. Democratic states, not profit seeking corporations, should control the use of force." - Ben Cohen


"Killing is a drug to me and has been ever since the first time.

At first, it was weird and felt wrong, but later it feels so natural.

It feels like I could do this for the rest of my life and it makes me happy.

This is what I was trained to do and now I cannot get rid of it.

It will be with me for the rest of my life.

It hurts me that I cannot go back to war and kill again.

When I stick my blade through his stomach or his ribs or slice his throat it's a feeling that I cannot explain, but feels so good to me.

I became addicted to seeing and acting out this hate, and violence against the rag heads that hurt our country.

Terrorists have nowhere to hide because there are hundreds of thousands of soldiers like me who feel like me and want their revenge as well." - CJ Whittington, Infantry Squad Leader, Iraq Oct 2005 to June 2007


"During a visit to the West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center I met with female veterans and their doctors.

My jaw dropped when doctors told me that 41% of female veterans seen in the clinic say they were victims of sexual assault while in the military.

29% report being raped during their military service." - Represenative Jane Harman, chair of House Homeland Security intelligence subcommittee 03/08

1975

"When five centuries of Portuguese rule in Angola ended the country's three nationalist factions were to form a coalition.

That plan soon collapsed into warfare, with the leftist Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) fighting the right-wing allied Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) forces.

The Soviet Union and Cuba supported the MPLA.

Washington backed both the FNLA - which was also receiving Chinese aid - and UNITA.

The CIA began an Angolan operation with the directive to harass Soviet efforts there and "prevent an easy victory by communist-backed forces in Angola."

CIA efforts to help the FNLA and UNITA soon ran into problems as both factions' forces were less than adequate so mercenaries are hired.

Erik Prince inherits control of Edgar D. Prince's, his father, automotive parts supply business to manufactures, Prince Corporation

Edgar Prince, an engineer-developer-industrialist, became very wealthy in an industry not known for its high degree of profitability.

Edgar's father was Peter Prince, owner of a produce company, which supplied stores in the western Michigan area, including Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Around the time of Edgar's death, the Prince family sold part of the automotive business for $1.35 billion.

1996 Blackwater is founded as a private military training camp "to fulfill the anticipated demand for government outsourcing."

Blackwater contacts run from deep inside the military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House.


April 2002

MPLA and Unita sign a ceasefire in Luanda to end the 27-year conflict.

According to Jane's Intelligence Review, wide-scale warfare is being replaced by what it calls LIC - low-intensity conflict.

Jane's Intelligence Review goes on to suggest that, as the nature of war has changed, "into this gap in society that the private security firm has stepped."

Jane's Intelligence Review points out that in 1997, during the chaotic fighting in Central Africa, a number of security firms were hired by the United Nations "to provide security support (for convoy and refugee protection) to peacekeeping or international relief operations."

There are several major players now in this privatization of warfare.

One of the best-known is South African Executive Outcomes.

In the early 1990s, the firm was hired by Angola's MPLA government to protect the nation's oil-producing region from attacks by UNITA forces." - Bruce Kennedy

2005 Colonel Ted Westhunsing, a military ethicist, complained that a private security company, the civilian contractor USIS, in Iraq was committing murder.

The official narrative is that Colonel Ted Westhunsing could not handle the fact that USIS was making a profit off the war so he committed suicide.

Colonel Ted Westhunsing, the highest ranking officer to die in Iraq, died at the USIS camp with a single bullet to his head.

He never mentioned to family or friends that the corruption in Iraq he had found sullied the militaries honor so much that he was forced to kill himself.

Strange how fear took over Colonel Ted Westhunsing's life once he had made allegations of corruption.



Take The Money And Run


2006

100,000 private 'contractors' in Iraq of which 48,000 are 'secruity'.

'Security', an undeclared expansion of the scope of the Iraqi occupation, operates with almost no oversight or effective legal constraints.

Security personel deaths go uncounted in official death tabulations.

Police raid the home of Robert Ferro, a retired Army Special Forces officer, in Upland, California and find over 1,571 weapons including assault weapons, machine guns, automatic rifles and explosive devices.

Robert Ferro claims that the weapons had been provided by the federal government to free Cuba from Fidel Castro.


August 3, 2009

"Slaughtering human beings with high tech, flesh shredding machinery should not make anyone insane.

It was those massively extravagant disability payments that led to all the homeless vets.

Those guys were led to expect that they might have problems so, voila they developed problems.

We do not want this same thing happening to our new crop of 'temporarily' stressed out warriors.

They should just suck it up and forget all those memories of blood and terror."- Eric Prince



A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company makes a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed in federal court in Virginia.

Two men claim that the company's owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company.

A former employee alleges Prince "views himself as a Zionist Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and Islamic faith from the globe," and that Prince's companies "encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life." - Jeremy Scahill


2010

Blackwater Founder Moves to Abu Dhabi

Blackwater's top deputies indicted on federal charges

2011

Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder



"Blackwater has secured a status as the elite Praetorian Guard for the global war on terror.

With the largest private military base on Earth , a fleet of aircraft including helicopter gunships, surveillance blimps, private airstrips and 20,000 soldiers.

Blackwater's seven-thousand-acre facility in Moyock, N.C., was the most sophisticated private military center on the planet.

The company possesses one of the world's larget privately held stockpiles of heavy-duty weaponry.

It is a major training center for federal and local security and military forces in the US, as well as foreign forces and private individuals.

Company officials say they have been training about 35,000 "law enforcement" and military personnel a year." - Jeremy Scahill


"How many private contractors did we have in World War II, the Korean War or in Vietnam?

This war in Iraq was never intended to be fully manned by our armed forces; rather it was to be a cash cow for private business.

There are more than 160,000 contractors in Iraq, many making in excess of $100,000 a year."- Leonard A. Zivitz



war is a racket

war is a racket

War is still ‘a racket’.

Always has been.

Possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious.

The only one international in scope.

The only one in which profits are reckoned in dollars and losses in lives.

A racket is best described as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people.

Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about.

It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the many.

Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict.

Thousands of new millionaires and billionaires were made in the US during the World War.

That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns.

How many war millionaires falsified their tax returns?

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle?

How many of them dug a trench?

How many went hungry in a rat-infested dug-out?

How many spent nights ducking shells, shrapnel and machine gun bullets?

How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy?

How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

Three steps must be taken to smash the war racket:

Take the profit out of war;

Let the warrior body decide when war is necessary;

Limit military forces to home defense purposes.

The chief aim of any power of disarmament conferences has not been to achieve disarmament to prevent war but rather to get more armament.

Professional soldiers and sailors don't want to disarm.

No admiral wants to be without a ship.

No general wants to be without a command.

They are not for disarmament.

They cannot be for limitations of arms.

At all these conferences, lurking in the background but all-powerful, just the same, are sinister agents of those who profit by war.

Ships will continue to be built, for the shipbuilders must profit.

Soldiers must wear uniforms, for the textile manufacturer profits.

Guns will be manufactured, powder and rifles will be made, for the munitions makers must make their huge profits too.


There is only one way to disarm with any semblance of practicability.

All nations must get together and scrap every ship, every gun, every rifle, every tank, every war plane. " - Major General Smedley Darlington Butler





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