posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 02:12 PM
Anytime a group of people become a thorn in the side of TPTB there will be a response. Look up Bonus Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; they
were WW1 and WW2 vets that wanted the money promised and owed to them by the government.
[QUOTE] At 4:45 p.m., commanded by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the 12th Infantry Regiment, Fort Howard, Maryland, and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, supported
by six battle tanks commanded by Maj. George S. Patton, formed in Pennsylvania Avenue while thousands of civil service employees left work to line the
street and watch. The Bonus Marchers, believing the troops were marching in their honor, cheered the troops until Patton ordered the cavalry to charge
them—an action which prompted the spectators to yell, "Shame! Shame!"
After the cavalry charged, the infantry, with fixed bayonets and adamsite gas, an arsenical vomiting agent, entered the camps, evicting veterans,
families, and camp followers. The veterans fled across the Anacostia River to their largest camp and President Hoover ordered the assault stopped.
However Gen. MacArthur, feeling the Bonus March was a Communist attempt to overthrow the U.S. government, ignored the President and ordered a new
attack. Fifty-five veterans were injured and 135 arrested. A veteran's wife miscarried. When 12-week-old Bernard Myers died in the hospital after
being caught in the tear gas attack, a government investigation reported he died of enteritis, while a hospital spokesman said the tear gas "didn't
do it any good."
During the military operation, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, later President of the United States, served as one of MacArthur's junior aides.
Believing it wrong for the Army's highest-ranking officer to lead an action against fellow American war veterans, he strongly advised MacArthur
against taking any public role: "I told that dumb son-of-a-bitch not to go down there," he said later. "I told him it was no place for the Chief of
Staff." Despite his misgivings, Eisenhower later wrote the Army's official incident report which endorsed MacArthur's conduct.[QUOTE] From
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the late 60s and all the war protest I remember a poster that was going around some military bases with something to the effect "4 for us and
none for them"...It was in reference to the May 4, 1970 Kent State national guard shooting of protesters. [QUOTE] May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67
rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.
It really depends on how the action is sold to the military...If the proper propaganda is put forth for the action required by TPTB then the military
will do what they are told, efficiently I might add..
During the late 60s and early 70s some combat units would have leveled a university and killed everyone (war protesters, long haired hippie freaks
seem to be the catch all ) without a second thought if the orders would have been given..Let us all be glad the orders were never issued.
Maybe things have changed but again it all depends on how it is sold to the troops; after all, they are just human and believe what their leaders say
is the right thing to do.