General Smedley Darlington Butler, USMC said “Truthfulness compels me to” in a speech about war which he gave in 1933. (Gen. Butler was the most highly decorated military man up until to WWII) He knew all too well who wars were really fought for and for what purpose. The truth about what is really going on and who is behind all of it eludes most except those with a keen eye for such things. The following is an excerpt from that speech.
“…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.
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.
There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.
It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.
I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.
During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents…”
Has anything changed since 1933? Nothing except perhaps the ignorance of Americans has increased, the number of maimed and dead bodies globally has exponentially increased, nations have been destroyed, millions more families ruined, children made orphans and no one but those whom wars are fought for benefit.
We have a handful of bankers destroying nations via their economic wars. Take the time to watch this video about our wars from the book Confessions Of An Economic Hit-man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
Want to read Gen. Butler’s book? Go here:
Proxy wars. Have you ever heard of them? Listen carefully to this interview about “terrorism through proxy”. http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2012/11/assad-interview-war-syria-terrorism-through-proxies-enfr
Who funds these mercenary soldiers masquerading as civilians? Who ultimately benefits? Well certainly not the Syrians. The IMF and World Bank: Two major levers of
US international banker’s economic hegemony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGCCOZaxZSQ
All roads lead to the same place…world hegemony by a cabal of international money changers who through their ultimate control of money set the stage for the implementation of UN Agenda 21 – hell on earth.