Sunday, September 4, 2016

Global Bullying - A Short List of U.S. Military Corruption

The two nuclear bombings, which killed at least
105,000–120,000 people, remain the only use of
nuclear weapons for warfare in human history.

In light of the recent Star-Spangled Banner controversy, it is incumbent on this writer to expose the hidden criminal past of the United States military.

Hopefully, after reading this article, morally correct citizens can stop living the humongous patriotic lie about America and her armed forces.

If you've lost loved ones in War, please accept the writer's apology for what will appear to be the insensitive theme of this document. Unfortunately, as the adage goes, "the truth hurts."

It is necessary to write about our military's hidden Machiavellian past in order to unveil the concise reason why America has been the cruelest, most feared and hated nation in human history. All the facts listed below come directly from Wikipedia and other legitimate sources that the reader can research independently.

This writer has been an outspoken critic of War and the ridiculous hyperbole behind aphorisms such as, "protecting our borders", "protecting our freedoms," "land of the free, home of the brave," etc.

Over the past century, the U.S. media has spun such sordid and ludicrous fabrications pertaining to the true role and moral value of our American Military Forces.

The falsehoods have been so outlandish, they would make Tommy Flanagan, the pathological liar on SNL (played by actor/comedian Jon Lovitz) look like Mother Teresa. Flanagan used an old Humphrey Bogart line, "Yeah! That's the ticket!", as a catchphrase to punctuate painfully elaborated implausible lies. This is exactly what the history books and the American media should highlight on everything they write, produce, project and direct, pertaining to the U.S. Military and War, "Yeah! That's the ticket!"

So pardon me America while I exercise my right to the First Amendment and forgive me for my lack of patriotism.

Criminal History of the Military Industrial Complex, aka the United States Military

  • 1901 - Philippine–American War: The Balangiga massacre was the subsequent American retaliation against the Samar population and guerrillas, for killing approximately 48 members of the U.S. 9th Infantry on September 28, 1901. There are no reliable documents regarding the number of Filipino casualties.

    U.S. General Jacob H. Smith ordered the killing of every male over ten years old during the American retaliatory campaign. General Smith instructed Major Littleton Waller, commanding officer of a battalion of 315 US Marines assigned to bolster his forces in Samar, regarding the conduct of pacification:
    "I want no prisoners. I wish you to kill and burn; the more you kill and burn, the better it will please me... The interior of Samar must be made a howling wilderness."
    — Gen. Jacob H. Smith

    Smith would later be court-martialed for "conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline." Reprimanded but not formally punished, Smith was forced into retirement from the service because of his conduct.
  • 1945 - Battle of Okinawa: U.S. military personnel raped Okinawan women. Based on several years of research, Okinawan historian Oshiro Masayasu (former director of the Okinawa Prefectural Historical Archives) writes:

    "Soon after the U.S. Marines landed, all the women of a village on Motobu Peninsula fell into the hands of American soldiers. At the time, there were only women, children, and old people in the village, as all the young men had been mobilized for the war."

    "Soon after landing, the Marines 'mopped up' the entire village, but found no signs of Japanese forces. Taking advantage of the situation, they started 'hunting for women' in broad daylight, and women who were hiding in the village or nearby air raid shelters were dragged out one after another."

    According to interviews carried out by the New York Times and published in 2000, multiple elderly people from an Okinawan village confessed that after the United States won the Battle of Okinawa, three armed marines kept coming to the village every week to force villagers to gather all the local women, who were then carried off into the hills and raped.

    The article goes deeper into the matter and claims that the villagers' tale is part of a 'dark, long-kept secret' the unraveling of which 'refocused attention on what historians say is one of the most widely ignored crimes of the war': "the widespread rape of Okinawan women by American servicemen."

    Although Japanese reports of rape were largely ignored at the time, academic estimates have been that as many as 10,000 Okinawan women may have been raped.
  • 1945 - Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The United States, with the consent of the United Kingdom as laid down in the Quebec Agreement, dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 respectively, during the final stage of World War II. The two bombings, which killed at least 105,000–120,000 people, remain the only use of nuclear weapons for warfare in history.

    On August 6, the U.S. dropped a uranium gun-type atomic bomb (Little Boy) on the city of Hiroshima. U.S. President Harry S. Truman called for Japan's surrender 16 hours later, warning them to "expect a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Three days later, on August 9, the U.S. dropped a plutonium implosion-type bomb (Fat Man) on the city of Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects of the atomic bombings killed 90,000–146,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki; roughly half of the deaths in each city occurred on the first day. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness and malnutrition.
  • 1950 - Korean War: The No Gun Ri Massacre refers to an incident of mass killing of an undetermined number of South Korean refugees conducted by U.S. soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment (and in a U.S. air attack) between 26 July and 29 July 1950 at a railroad bridge near the village of Nogeun-ri, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Seoul.

    In 2005, the South Korean government certified the names of 163 dead or missing (mostly women, children, and old men) and 55 wounded. It said that many other victims' names were not reported.

    Over the years survivors' estimates of the dead have ranged from 300 to 500. This episode early in the Korean War gained widespread attention when the Associated Press (AP) published a series of articles in 1999 that subsequently won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.
  • 1968 - The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder of 347 to 504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, almost entirely civilians, most of them women and children, conducted by U.S. soldiers from the Company C of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd (Americal) Infantry Division, on March 16, 1968.

    Some of the victims were raped, beaten, tortured, or maimed, and some of the bodies were found mutilated. The massacre took place in the hamlets of Mỹ Lai and My Khe of Sơn Mỹ village during the Vietnam War.

    Of the 26 U.S. soldiers initially charged with criminal offenses or war crimes for actions at My Lai, only William Calley was convicted. Initially sentenced to life in prison, Calley had his sentence reduced to ten years, then was released after only three and a half years under house arrest.

    The incident prompted widespread outrage around the world, and reduced U.S. domestic support for the Vietnam War. Three American Servicemen (Hugh Thompson, Jr., Glenn Andreotta, and Lawrence Colburn), who made an effort to halt the massacre and protect the wounded, were sharply criticized by U.S. Congressmen, and received hate mail, death threats, and mutilated animals on their doorsteps. Thirty years after the event their efforts were honored.
  • 1970 - The Vietnam War Crimes Working Group Files is a collection of (formerly secret) documents compiled by Pentagon investigators in the early 1970s, confirming that atrocities by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War were more extensive than had been officially acknowledged. The documents are housed by the United States National Archives and Records Administration, and detail 320 alleged incidents that were substantiated by United States Army investigators (not including the 1968 My Lai Massacre).

20-year-old Rina Shimabukuro raped
and murdered by a former US Marine
This is a very short list of atrocities committed by the United States Armed Forces. We have declared war on myriad countries over the past millennia. In the past half century, in more than a few cases, we've gone to war in spite of the suggestions of the United Nations. So you'll have to forgive the writer for not sharing or agreeing with the majority of American's rah-rah enthusiasm and displaced patriotism.