Misinformation About
The
United States Military



by Mark Elsis, Lovearth.net


October 1, 2002


The United States Government
Spends More On The Military Than
All The Rest Of The Countries On Earth -- Combined.


The United States Military Has Over 200 Incursions Into Sovereign Countries And
Has Murdered At Least Eight Million People Since The End Of World War II.
Why?
For The Greedy Capitalistic Corporate Profits Controlled By The 1% Oligarchy.


In the last 50 years, the United States Government, through the military, has promoted, financed and participated in over 200 incursions and 20 separate wars, killing at least 8,000,000 people.

1952 to 1979 - 70,000 Iranians killed. (Ayatollah Khomeini, United States public enemy for the 1980s, was on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) payroll while in exile in Paris in the 1970s, as were Saddam Hussein and Usama bin Laden at different times.)

1954 - 120,000 Guatemalans killed

1954 to 1975 - 4,000,000 Vietnamese and Cambodians killed.

1965 - 3,000 Dominican Republicans killed

1965 - 800,000 Indonesians killed

1973 - 30,000 Chileans killed

1975 - 250,000 East Timorese killed

1970s - 1,000,000 Angolans killed

1984 - 30,000 Nicaraguans killed

1980s - 80,000 El Salvadorans killed

1989 - 8,000 Panamanians killed in an attempt to capture George H. Bush's CIA partner now turned enemy, Manuel Noriega.

1980s - over 700,000 From Libyan, Grenada, Somalia, Haiti, Afghanistan, Sudan, Nicaragua, Brazilian, Argentinean and Yugoslavian killed.

1990s - over 1,000,000 Iraqis killed, including over 500,000 children -- about which Madeline Albright (then, Secretary of State) said "their deaths are worth the cost". (Does George H. W. Bush own 80% of the oil wells in Kuwait?)


Some Historical Examples Of United States Involvement In Coup d'état's

Over the years, the United States government has supported many Coup d'état's that brought a number of repressive and brutal regimes to power. In Chile, Djakarta, El Salvador and Iran -- the list goes on and on. In many cases the military regimes we replaced were democratically elected leaders, and the killing sprees which followed were justified by the United States government as necessary to wipe out communism -- while being quietly covered up.

The following links are meant to provide an introduction to the many notorious incidents that occurred in the last fifty years. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should begin to shed some light on the long history of very questionable United States foreign policies.

A CIA coup and massacre in Indonesia in the 1960's may have taken the lives of up to a million people: http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54b/032.html

Thousands of declassified CIA documents reveal that the CIA aided in the overthrow of democratically elected Chilean President Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, putting Augusto Pinochet into power. You may have heard Pinochet's name before: his infamously brutal regime saw thousands killed, tortured, and "disappeared."
http://9-11peace.org/r.php3?r=194

Henry Kissinger also played a key role in the overthrow of the Chilean President, Salvador Allende. This article explains Kissinger's involvement (which he denies in his memoirs), and details the many instances of direct United States and CIA involvement in the situation, such as setting up a fascist organization run by a former PR person for the Ford Motor Company.
http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/oct1998/kis-o21.shtml

The United States and South Africa intervened in Angola months before Cuban troops arrived in 1975, and not afterward as Washington and Henry Kissinger claimed, according to a historian who recently wrote a book on the subject.
http://www.lies.net/usliedaboutcubanroleinangola.htm


The United States Government
Spends More On The Military Than
All The Rest Of The Countries On Earth -- Combined.

Why do we have our military on almost 1000 bases spread across over 100 countries? Could what said by Major General Smedley Butler, United States Marine Corps, who was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, be true? "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."

So, why does the United States Government spend more on the military than all the rest of the countries on Earth combined? The current military expenditures are 437 billion and our past obligations are 339 billion, this equals 776 billion. 46% Of Our Taxes Go To The Military: http://www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm This figure doesn't even account for all of the off-budget, black projects, nor the 40+ billion the United States will spend on intelligence in 2003.

Why has our military invaded over 200 countries, and killed more than eight million people within just the last 50 years? View the 200+ incursions by the United States since WWII: http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/ops/index.html#post

Is our military there to help foster democracy? Or, is our military there to protect the huge corporations, so they can have their way with the resources and the slave labor workforce? Are the huge corporations raping the Earth and reaping enormous profits only for the oligarchy? What do you think?

What is another one of the top ways to tell that you are living in a totalitarian regime? You know you are living in a totalitarian system when the head of the communication of the country -- the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is the son of the highest military officer. In the United States, Michael K. Powell, the head of the FCC is none other than the Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's son. Why have our airwaves been have been given away to the corporations? Now less than 10 corporations control almost all media, and when you control all the media, you control the people, don't you?


The United States Military History

From the USS Maine being destroyed in 1898 (Spanish American War), to the Lusitania being sunk with 7 million rounds of ammunition on board in 1915 (World War I), to our provoking and allowing Pearl Harbor's attack in 1941 (World War II) ("Deceit At Pearl Harbor" lays this out very well), to the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964 (Viet Nam) and the 300 babies slaughtered in their incubators in 1991 by Iraq (Desert Storm).

When you have finished the above, check out the newly discovered Operation Northwoods files that was signed off by all five members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1962 (uncovered by James Bamford in his book "Body Of Secrets" about the National Security Agency).

This document (Operation Northwoods), titled "Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba" was provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962. Written in response to a request from the Chief of the Cuba Project, Col. Edward Lansdale, the Top Secret memorandum describes United States plans to covertly engineer various pretexts that would justify a United States invasion of Cuba.

These proposals -- part of a secret anti-Castro program known as Operation Mongoose -- included staging the assassinations of Cubans living in the United States, developing a fake "Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington," including "sink[ing] a boatload of Cuban refugees (real or simulated)," faking a Cuban air force attack on a civilian jetliner, and concocting a "Remember the Maine" incident by blowing up a United States ship in Cuban waters and then blaming the incident on Cuban sabotage. James Bamford himself writes in his book "Body Of Secrets" that Operation Northwoods "may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the United States government."


U.S. Foreign Aid v. Military Expenditures

Why do we give the least amount of foreign aid of per our percentage of our gross national product compared to any other industrial government on Earth? The three best aid providers, measured by the foreign aid percentage of their gross national product, are Denmark (1.01%), Norway (0.91%), and the Netherlands (0.79). The three worst are the United States (0.10%), the United Kingdom (0.23%), Australia, Portugal, and Austria (all 0.26). How can we possibly be spending 46% of our tax money on the military, and only one-tenth of one percent to help others who are less fortunate with our foreign aid?

Also, please read the abundant history there is about the United States government secretly using its own people as test subjects. http://www.TestSubjects.net

Love Is The Answer.

Mark Elsis is the Executive Director
of the LOVEARTH NETWORK
with 1000+ EcoHumanePolitical websites.
eMail him at: Mark@Lovearth.net


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