Saturday, July 5, 2008

WE ARE BETRAYED

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WE ARE BETRAYED
The last 3 generations of American's have been driven to war under the pretense of spreading freedom and democracy; but the words that fall from the mouths of our politicians that lead us to war, are seldom reflected in our actions and end results. Here is a transcript from a discussion between President Johnson and Greek Ambassador, Alexander Matsas, on June 1964 following Ambassador Matsas's refusal to agree to the US Acheson plan for the partition and 'double enosis' of Cyprus"Then listen to me Mr Ambassador. Fuck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant, Cyprus is a flea, Greece is a flea. If these two feckless fleas continue itching the elephant they may get whacked by the elephant's trunk, whacked good… We pay a lot of good American dollars to the Greeks Mr Ambassador. If your Prime Minister gives me talk about democracy, parliament and the constitution, he, his parliament and his constitution may not last very long.'"Three years later in Greece…1967: A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before their elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the "reign of the colonels" - backed by the CIA - usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents; honoring President Johnson's threats to Greece.It is important to remember that President Johnson kept the United States in Vietnam from 1963-1969. It is obvious from his words to the Greek Ambassador Alexander Matsas that Johnson had no regard for the democracy or rights of other nations yet used the rhetoric to justify military funding and the deaths of close to 50,000 Americans and over 300,000 Vietnamese. The idea that we entered the war in Vietnam under the pretense of fighting communism and bringing Democracy and freedom to the Vietnamese is hypocritical to say the least when you consider it was at a time when black people in America were still fighting for their own civil rights and freedoms yet were drafted to fight and die for the freedoms of others in foreign lands.At this moment, we the United States of America have military occupation in 130 out of 190 countries across the world. These occupations have been supported by we the people under the guise of spreading peace, but few will argue the statement that is sent to the civilians and the governments of these occupied countries as they quickly realize that the presence of a foreign military sends a clear message that they better comply with US because we are already in their backyard. I am writing this to you to appeal to your common sense, humanity and pride as an American. Ignoring a problem never results in a solution; the culmination of our collective ignorance and denial is today reflected in the state of our union and our struggling economy. The work ethic that founded this great country has been replaced with complacency and denial. We are beyond the point of repair and we are all left with a difficult decision; Do we carry on with business usual and drown with our sinking ship or do face the truth of what we have allowed our country to become, and demonstrate to the rest of the world that our government has been representing their personal interests above that of its people. A government should fear its people for we have the power to replace them. If we do not stand up to our government the rest of the world will view our lack of action as complicity and agreement; and as our dollar collapses and we can no longer afford to maintain our military intimidation, we will be judged based upon our actions against the world and our inaction as American citizens to stop it. "The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed." ~Alexis CarrelThe time for words has come and passed; the only course of action is to educate ourselves so that we can collectively make a peaceful stand and demand immediate changes starting with Congress stepping down which would allow the military to stand down gracefully. Change increases the odds of success, and to think that changing a figure head in the coming elections will change our course and replace what has been eroded is na├»ve and detrimental to our futures. We have spent significant time to create just3ants.com which provides extensive research and timelines of pivotal historic events and the people that benefited from what resulted. Money and assets can be lost, but knowledge can never be taken from you. Sincerely, Adam L TuckerJust3ants.com