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A Major General Speaks Out!

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posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 07:07 PM
America foreign policy is flawed and this General wasn't afraid to speak out about it.

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler quotes

My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military.

I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of 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 masses.

I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

What a team he and Ron Paul would have made, different generations, same mindset.

posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 07:43 PM
War is a racket. He told us , and still we keep waging war on each other . Why ? Because way before Butler was a foetus, a lot of wise people had this theory, dating from the earliest stages of human history.
However, we still tend to "forget" what happened in war, forgetting the blood and the victims, looking for any other prey to satisfy our need for blood and gold

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