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General Smedley Butler

Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S.

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Major General Smedley Butler was awarded not 1 but 2 Medals of Honor, he was a Marine's Marine & stood u…
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General Smedley Butler wrote abt reason for war well worth the time
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"only way to stop war is to take the profit out of it" - General Smedley Butler
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Major General Smedley Butler, a great two-time recipient, unequivocally stated that
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War is a Racket by Brigadier General Smedley D Butler, a great Patriot. Release your taxes kind Sir. Americas fate may depend on it.
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Even better read General Smedley D Butler book War is a racket. He states there is no real enemy only business opportunities.
Reenactment of a speech given by Major General Smedley Butler a true American hero. Wow, some things never change.
I hope he might finish up the job General Smedley Butler, should have finished back when Prescott Bush tried to over throw US
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US marine General Smedley Butler knew the real reason for armies in 1930s
General Smedley Butler's attempted Fascist coup on FDR, Prescott Bush also a part of that attempted coup, heirs still trying
The Oil Cartel Scandals. TEA Act.. General Smedley Butler he testified he was apart of a Coup of Eisenhower..
2- time Medal of Honor recipient Marine Maj.General Smedley Butler said “War is a racket.” .
I'm not dissin folks on the military at all either. Major General Smedley Butler told me this in one of his speeches...
US Marine General Smedley Butler told them in the 1930s
"But the soldier pays the biggest part of the bill" [for war] - Marine General Smedley Butler
.USMC General Smedley Butler's nightmare is now a reality .
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War Is A Racket. War is about profits, oil and resources, imperialism and lies. ~ Major General Smedley Butler
"I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.". General Smedley Butler
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General Smedley butler said War is a racket for the rich 1% . George Carlin - Your not in the big club
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By the way, why don't you read General Smedley Butler's "War is a Racket," so you can think like a real Marine. Enlighten yourself
Major-General Smedley Butler, hero of the republic.
(2 of 2). the Marines to get it. — General Smedley Butler, US Marines
(a Marine on par with Chesty Puller) Marine General Smedley Butler: War is a Racket …
This Marine, like General Smedley Butler, is speaking out against the thugs who wish to do us harm. We need...
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"War is a racket. People do not want war. Only corporations, politicians, and bankers do." --USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933
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Smedley Butler, a former Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, speaking in 1933:
General Smedley Butler & the Police State Plot of 1933. Corporate takeover
Memorial Day is a hoax - glad to see some remember General Smedley Butler, who also stopped a Bankster's Coup:.
Please don't tag me in anymore posts. I'm not hating. I don't hate, I educate. Unknowingly, I served the "Military Industrial Complex" which General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur and THE MOST decorated military veteran (who was a of ALL TIME - General Smedley Butler warned Americans about. I also fought FOR Iraq and Iraqi freedom, not American's freedom, hence the operation name being "Operation Iraqi Freedom". Isn't it kind of strange how sentiments, understanding and statements such as these three men are buried with them, and forgotten about? Isn't it strange that don't paint the entire picture for young men considering joining? Isn't it strange that although General Smedley Butler is mentioned in Marine Basic Training, his FAMOUS speech/ book "War is a Racket" is not talked about? Why does the media not re-examine these ideas, sentiments and statements? Why doesn't government schools give both perspectives? Hm I wonder.. Can YOU handle the Sometimes truth is uncomfortable and will .. ...
War is a racket - Major General Smedley Butler USMC. They don't make them like this anymore ! A true patriot.
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War - "What does it profit the men who are killed" - Marine General Smedley Butler
Major General Smedley Butler, Anti-Fascist. Anti-War. "WAR is a racket. It always has been."
"No one mentioned to them, as they marched away, that their going and their dying would mean huge war profits"Marine General Smedley Butler
Today is the 133rd anniversary of the birth of General Smedley Butler. We still haven’t learned the lessons he tried to tea…
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Marine Corps Major-General Smedley Butler, was approached by a wealthy, secretive group of industrialists and bankers, including Prescott Bush, (former Presidents, George Herbert Walker's Father an...
George W..his dad and Prescott Bush were all NWO Skull and Bones members, Prescott, the grandfather..was known to have taken advantage of the Great Depression staging a Nazi Coup takeover of the United States..He was exposed by General Smedley Butler. George H was the first to mention the New World Order along with Henry Kissinger..George W said that Islam was one of the greatest religions in the world, sold our ports to the Arabs. built the NWO super highway to Canada and Mexico..was warned about 9/11, and gave 700 billion in TARP to Sharia Compliant Banks that fund organizations funding terrorism. He signed into law the Patriot Act and NDAA progressing us into a police state, while rallying us to war to overthrow 8 Arab countries to establish Rothschild controlled banks.
"I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank Boys to collect revenues" General Smedley Butler
IS Obama Coup Proofing the military? The United States no longer has in command General Carter Hamm, Rear Admiral Charles Gaoutte, Major General Ralph Baker, Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, Major General Gregg Sturdevant, Major General Charles Gurganus, Lieutenant General David Holmes, Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, and Major General Michael Carry serving our country. And let us not forget General David Petraeus. That’s a lot of military hardware and experience inexplicably kicked into the gutter and an unprecedented number of “releases” given by any president. Moreover, what is behind the gutting and dismissing of these accomplished veterans? Why has this purge not been more widely reported? For those who keep track of historical factoids, The U.S. government was the target of a Coup in the 1930s. Led by Prescott Bush, father to former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush. It was General Smedley Butler who acting as a whistle blower, derailed the Coup d'état. Does anyone have a clue or care to . ...
General Smedley Butler, arguably America's most patriotic soldier. In the 1930s, the wealthy elite were getting frightened about President Roosevelt's policies of economic reform. They decided to do something about it. General Smedley Butler was selected by the most powerful Corporations in America, such as General Electric, to lead a force of a half-million men to overthrow the Government of the United States by force. Butler would then be a figurehead, controlling the United States on behalf of the corporations. This would mean the United States would join one of many Fascist countries such as Nazi Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Franco's Spain, and arguably Stalinist Russia. Smedley Butler pretended to go along with it, right up until the last moment. At that time, he spilled the beans on the conspirators. Roosevelt was well aware that America's wealthy elite just tried to kill him. Despite this, he never pursued prosecution against these men. Undoubtably, they threatened to pack up their businesses and th ...
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"War is a racket," General Smedley Butler famously declared in 1935, even now it's hard to disagree with man who had two Medals of Honour
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READ EVERYTHING YOU CAN FIND ABOUT GENERAL BUTLER. "For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it. Now that I see the international war clouds gathering, as they are today, I must face it and speak out." "If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite's as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad." "Why don't those *** oil companies fly their own flags on their personal property-maybe a flag with a gas pump on it." -- Major General Smedley Butler, USMC ..
these shows COURT documents when retired Major General Smedley Butler testified. at that time, he was considered.
The survival of America's democracy is not an automatic or sure thing. Americans need to remain vigilant against all enemies... both foreign and domestic. In the summer of 1933, shortly after Roosevelt's "First 100 Days," America's richest businessmen were in a panic. It was clear that Roosevelt intended to conduct a massive redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. Roosevelt had to be stopped at all costs. The plotters approached Major General Smedley Butler with their proposal to lead the coup. The general revealed the details of the coup before the McCormack-Dickstein Committee, which would later become the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee. The Committee whitewashed the public version of its final report, deleting the names of businessmen whose reputations they sought to protect. Butler was not vindicated until 1967, when journalist John Spivak uncovered the Committee's internal report.
this was i932 :Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, one of the most popular military figures of the time, visited their camp to back the effort and encourage them.[1] On July 28, U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property. Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two veterans were wounded and later died. Veterans were also shot dead at other locations during the demonstration. President Herbert Hoover then ordered the army to clear the veterans' campsite. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded the infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned. Not much different then today check out which party was in charge
For those of you who THINK you 'have a handle' on all of the terrors which are now plaguing our nation TODAY, Google "Major General Smedley Butler U.S.M.C.", and be prepared to BE PREPARED TO LEARN JUST HOW WE'VE ARRIVED HERE AT THE BRINK OF ARMMAGEDDON ! You'd best be making your peace with the Lord Jesus Christ NOW !
The US invaded Afghanistan 12 years ago today, next week will be the 12th anniversary - no celebration - day Putin & Bush signed the deal to drag an oil pipeline from Russia, through Afghanistan to Pakistan's coastline. Next week is the 12th anniversary of the US Military & allied troops being funded by tax payers - not corporations - to protect the oil pipeline. 2013 is the 78th anniversary of the most decorated Marine hero, Major General Smedley Butler, published a tattle tale tell all revealing how the US Military & tax payers are pimped by American businessmen who want to rape & pillage other nations' natural resources.and how High Ranking Officers like himself ordered the slaughter of their troops & innocent victims so a few businessmen could clink champagne glasses on private luxury yachts.
"It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that [WW1] cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war itself. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits. That is how the 21,000 billionaires and millionaires got that way. This $16,000,000,000 profits is not to be sneezed at. It is quite a tidy sum. And it went to a very few." From "War Is A Racket" By Major General Smedley Butler
..General Smedley Butler was the most decorated Marines in history, when he passed; incredible source!
.."I believe in the adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else" (Major General Smedley Butler; USMC).
courtesy of OccupyMARINES via Jason Wallawine "If ONLY more of today's 'military' PERSONnel WORDLWIDE would REALISE that they ARE being USED by the 'owning' 'elite' as a PUBLICLY subsidized capitalist GOON squad." COMMENT by Major General Smedley Butler
"War is a racket. It is the only one in which profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." (Major General Smedley Butler; USMC)
She died shortly before World War Two. According to General Smedley Butler of "War is A Racket" fame, he would put her death even further back; to the time that First Nations peoples were murdered by "Home of the Brave and Land of the Slave." I guess I have to go with the General on that one.
The Fascist Plot to Overthrow the U. S. GovernmentIn 1933, Franklin Roosevelt deemed it beneficial to the American economy to abandon the gold standard and operate on a pure American currency basis. This had proven very helpful in Great Britain in lowering the cost of products and boosting the citizens’ buying power. Many conservative businessmen of the time deemed the gold standard essential for a strong economy, since gold does not devalue like a nominative currency.Major General Smedley Butler testified before a senate subcommittee a year later that he had been approached by Gerald MacGuire and William Doyle of the American Legion veterans’ organization. They confided in Butler whether he would have any part in a military coup d’etat to oust Roosevelt and set up a Fascist government with Butler as its head commander, Secretary of General Affairs. Their motive was money, of course, since they and their friends had their fingers in a lot of business pies.Butler was pro-Communist in light of what he ...
1930s to 1950s The American Legion Memorial Bridge in Traverse City, Michigan, was completed in 1930. The Sons of the American Legion formed at the American Legion's 14th National Convention in Portland, Oregon, on September 12–15, 1932. Membership is limited to the male descendants of members of the American Legion, or deceased individuals who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during times specified by the American Legion. In the spring of 1933, at the very beginning of his presidency, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to balance the federal budget by sharp reductions in veterans benefits, which constituted one quarter of the federal budget. The Economy Act of 1933 cut disability pensions and established strict new guidelines for proving disabilities. The American Legion generally supported the FDR administration and the Act, while the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) was loudly opposed. After a VFW convention heard speeches denouncing FDR's programs, the American Legion invited Ro ...
One of the most decorated soldier's in American history, Major General Smedley Butler (Marines) describes the...
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Has anyone told the Tea Party about General Smedley Butler and how well that went 75 years ago?
General Smedley Butler was approached in the early 1930's by a consortium of American capitalists to raise a private militia of 1-2 million men with the stated intent of overthrowing the American government. He declined, he really was an American.
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DID YOU KNOW: In 1933 a group of wealthy capitalists including, George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, came up with a plot to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt and install a Fascist Dictatorship.They asked retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to help with the coup but he instead testified to Congress about the plot. Nobody involved in the plot was persecuted...Prescott Bush later became a US Senator. Well now, there was plenty of government corruption to go around even back then.
TIMELINES OF THE Great Depression: 1920's (Decade) During World War I, federal spending grows three times larger than tax collections. When the government cuts back spending to balance the budget in 1920, a severe recession results. However, the war economy invested heavily in the manufacturing sector, and the next decade will see an explosion of productivity... although only for certain sectors of the economy. An average of 600 banks fail each year. Organized labor declines throughout the decade. The United Mine Workers Union will see its membership fall from 500,000 in 1920 to 75,000 in 1928. The American Federation of Labor would fall from 5.1 million in 1920 to 3.4 million in 1929. Over the decade, about 1,200 mergers will swallow up more than 6,000 previously independent companies; by 1929, only 200 corporations will control over half of all American industry. By the end of the decade, the bottom 80 percent of all income-earners will be removed from the tax rolls completely. Taxes on the rich will fa ...
General Smedley Butler summed it up best in his book War is a Racket. TY for the kind words.
War is a Racket by General Smedley Butler. Famous speech by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
I hope you make your students read General Smedley Butler's "War is a Racket"
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General Smedley Butler, the most decorated officer of the Armed Forces. Can be useful to understand which terrorists have to care.
The best he [Al Capone] could do was to operate his racket in three districts. . I operated on three continents.”Major-General Smedley Butler
Bless all of those who have fought in wars based on lies and greed, and bless the innocent victims of those wars! General Smedley Butler said war was a racket, and he was right!
General Smedley Butler told us 80 years ago that war is a racket, designed to bloat private industry. Since at least the Civil War, it has always been a rich man's game and the poor man's bane. Eugene Debs once famously defined a bayonet as a weapon with a worker at either end. That, too, has not changed and never will.
General Smedley Butler blew the whistle on a planned coup attempt by fascist U.S. business interests in 1934. He...
"WAR IS A RACKET" - General Smedley Butler (WWI). This is the General who foiled the plot by Wall Street bankers and Prescott Bush in 1933 to seize control of the government of The United States. F.D.R. should have hanged them all as the traitors they were. If he had, it would have prevented his son George H. W. Bush and grandson GW Bush from implementing the successful Fascist silent coup we find ourselves in now.
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General Smedley Butler reported that he spent 33years invading countries&killing innocents as a "racketeer for capitalism."
BHO is a fascist not a commie - commie is distracting buzz word made to hide the real threat - the old Nazis from WW 2 both domestic and from abroad - they are tied in with the oil and royal banksters and they shifted the leadership here and have used cold and hot wars to profit and subvert our Constitution and Bill of Rights - Reagan should NEVER have accepted the son of a known traitor Prescott Bush who's bankster buddies were sown to support both Lenin and Hitler with funding and who tried to overthrow our govt in military coup - we need to recognize the enemy for who it is ... read the testimony of most decorated General Smedley Butler and see Bush tles to JFK assassination and Prescott's support for Nixon in California - and google Bush Clinton drugs Mena Arkansas - Obama family tied to covert ops in Kenya Singapore USA - he was a trained operative like his grand-dad in Kenya and his mom - we have a two party crime syndicate not just a few "commies" with an agenda - also google Charlotte Iserbyt a .. ...
The highest decorated Marine, General Smedley Butler who served 34 years and fought in five wars and was awarded the Marine Brevet Medal and TWO Congressional Medals of Honor heard that Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, ran down a little girl with his sports car and then said, "What is one life in the affairs of state". Gen. Butler criticized that attitude but for that the conservative Republican president Herbert Hoover, who led America into the Great Depression, ordered that he be court martialed and only backed down when he saw the enormous outrage by the public and America's veterans. He did work secretly to undermine Butler's desire to become Marine Commandant but Butler did succeed at heading up the training operation at Quantico, VA.
A story that every American should read and, one that reflects the character and integrity of a good man and, a soldier's soldier, a true 47er. General Smedley Butler. Salute!
A MUST READ E-Book by Harvey Ardman tells of the attempt by the Banksters led by JPMorgan, Tom Lamont, Irenee Dupont, Al Smith to overthrow Franklin Delano Roosevelt and install a Fascist Government similar to Italy and Germany. The most ever decorated soldier, General Smedley Butler and a tenacious NYPD Detective and young reporter exposed the plot to FDR. The NEW-DEAL and Social Security would never have been implemented if these reprobates had accomplished their Coup. You can find the book on Amazon: THE REVENGE OF THE PLUTOCRATS by Harvey Ardman.
Summary Of The Bush Crime Family* History For any civilized endeavor to maintain its civility, there must be enforceable laws and/or rules; without which, there is anarchy. So, as we find ourselves struggling to regain our lost freedoms, perhaps we should take a strategic review of how we arrived at this alarming state, honestly apprise our current status, and as we depart from yet another major election, cast about for viable options for now as well as the foreseeable future. Any objective observer with the barest awareness of contemporary history should be able to readily trace the rise of this powerful movement that has taken control of the reins of power in the United States. The most blatant initial historical record is when Grandpa Prescott Bush and some of his cronies tried to entice General Smedley Butler to muster enough World War I veterans to take over the Presidency of The United States in 1933. Then again, in 1942 (a year after the U.S. joined World War II), Prescott Bush and this same cabal ...
"War is a racket" by Major General Smedley Butler USMC A few profit – and the many (cont)
One very versatile patriot sold Uncle Sam twelve dozen 48-inch wrenches. Oh, they were very nice wrenches. The only trouble was that there was only one nut ever made that was large enough for these wrenches. That is the one that holds the turbines at Niagara Falls. Well, after Uncle Sam had bought t...
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Anyone hear of Obama's new litmus test for military Generals?
Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech & a booklet, by retired USMC Major General Smedley D. Butler
From Andrew Rei This is my response to an online article citing the need to avoid another Roosevelt recession in response to the economy retraction last month... (Background: in 1937, FDR instituted an austerity program that sent the American economy into recession. The program cost the Democrats a significant number of seats in the 1938 midterms) While it's true that FDR got a little queasy about deficit-spending and started that austerity program in 1937 that cost the Democrats many seats in the 1938 midterms, you also have to remember that FDR had supermajorities in both Houses of Congress (75% Demo seats in the House and just 16 GOP Senators) as a result of the 1936 general elections. While President Obama wants to implement FDR-style stimulus measures, he doesn't have the Congressional "backup" that FDR did. That simple fact is what makes comparisons of the President and FDR slightly unrealistic. Don't get me wrong: the GOP HATED FDR with a passion...they even tried to launch an armed overthrow of hi ...
Major General Smedley D Butler on how to take profiteering out of war. If you agree please RT.
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The Last Truth-Telling General: Smedley Butler on the racket called war. | LRC Daily
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"War is a racket. The few profit, the many pay"– U.S. Major General Smedley Butler, 2 time Medal of Honor winner. Quote from "power systems"
You should check out what Major General Smedley Butler wrote in 1935 about war We've always gotten duped :(
War Is A Racket, a great insight about war, by Major General Smedley Butler
Here is a history lesson worth remembering. It concerns a plot by bankers to overthrow the government and a time when the Army turned on the veterans. In 1933, a US Marines General implicated a series of high-flying American bankers and industrialists in a bizarre plot to raise an army, seize W...
O.K. this is just my opinion. I believe asking women to go to the front lines is immoral. Women serve couragously and honorably in the posts they are in now. After all most wars are started by arrogant men. It is bad enough to send our boy's into harms way, but that is why we are men. I believe this reasoning for allowing women into the front lines is there are not enough young men joining our Armed Forces . The most couragous man I know has always said " you wanna see who is a true Patroit and who isn't? Have a Draft!"
Watching a documentary about the harrowing mental and physical stress experienced by troops returning from Afghanistan. What a sickening thing to see people being subjected to this over a senseless war which has nothing to do with the 'terrorist threat' or protecting the UK and all to do with imperialist adventures of the ruling class (none of whom risk their lives). At the end of it who is responsible for their treatment? The underfunded NHS.
I still don't know why he didn't tell the bankers to *** off and expose them like General Smedley Butler did:
In 1934 General Smedley D. Butler went public after he was approached by Wall Street and offered up to 300 million dollars to lead an army of 500,00 veterans equipped with munitions from Remington Arms Company to Washington D.C., in order to overthrow the U.S. Government by force. The plot was investigated by the McCormack-Dickstein committee, which found General Butler to be telling the truth.(*) During his 35 years of service in the Marine Corps, General Butler received the Congressional Medal of Honor twice. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor against an enemy force, which can be given to an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Jules Archer's book, The Plot to Seize the White House, was written with the cooperation of senators, reporters, former Speaker of the House of Representatives John W. McCormack, former editors of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Record, and the immediate family of General Smedley Butler who provided military records, scrapboo ...
merry Christmas and if you don't believe me ask my good friend General Smedley Butler!!
take advice from US Marine Major General Smedley Butler in his book "War is a Racket".. we aren't fighting for "freedom"&"democracy" but..
War is a racket was the book written by Marine Major General Smedley Butler. This article works to expose the...
" Call to Action: Use NaSI SARs to Charge Your Representative & Senators with Seditious Conspiracy: corporate fascist takeover of America initially exposed and delayed by USMC General Smedley Butler in the 1930s is now complete: 1031 of the NDAA as currently worded authorizes the President to use Military Force to detain indefinitely based on suspicion alone and without trial American citizens on American soil, effectively making the United States a Police State similar to Nazi Germany. You can read the wording here: is in direct conflict with and an overt attempt to override the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the Constitution: “Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be ...
America owes a lot to General Smedley Butler, forgotten American hero, who stopped the plot by America's richest millionaires to lead a coup against Roosevelt.
Our young men and women in the US military are waking up to the fact that... to quote General Smedley Butler's 1933 speech..."War Is A Racket!". "War is ...
The American Dream, based on a nightmare (a recent painting I did) that expostulate Eco-friendly energy solutions vs. fossil fuel industry solutions. "War is a racket,I thought I fought for freedom & justice but I was just defending banking interests" said General Smedley Butler. According to the Dept. of Veteran Affairs; 18 veterans commit suicide per day, something is systemically wrong! "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" The prez campaigned to rescind the Patriot Act& we were elated. Now he joins Kissinger (& Pinochet,etc.) as a dictator war criminal bully that can kidnap (& torture) anyone anywhere worldwide thus destroying the honor of USA. Not only our two centuries of The Bill of Rights but 800 years of consensus justice for human rights in the Magna Carta (habius corpus) . Dec31 2011Barrack Hussein Obombama signed (with his left hand) the NDAA ; National Defense Authorization Act that turns USA from a leader in justice and freedom into a sneaky cruel pirate monster without l . ...
they say he was one of the most decorated soldiers in US military history, but hey, "Support the Troops", no matter what, right?...RIGHT?
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This is something new? Read the line in the bottom right-'War is a Racket' This is by General Smedley Butler,USMC. He wrote his book of that name in the 30s, and at that time we were protecting the interests of United Fruit, among others. This is nothing new, but what is surprizing is that some folks seem to discover we are doing this, as if it just began. To those I say,welcome to Smarten Up land-now get reading. Knowing is one thing, doing is another.
General Smedley Butler was the highest ranking US Marine during his career. After his retirement he had an epiphany were he came to understand his function as a soldier as largely directed by American financial interests in Big Business and banking. He became an outspoken critic of the way the US military is co-opted to enforce the economic preferences of Big Business. Now, some 75 years later, his work is becoming well known. His short little book is called "War is a Racket!" This is an example of "an idea whose time has come."
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This was the basic message of both Helen Keller and former Marine Corp Major General Smedley Butler.
Major General Smedley Butler this guy was Right ... Big Corporations are taking over the country , they Don't care about us ,only money !
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speaking of let me introduce u old war dogs to General Smedley Butler...
If you don't know who General Smedley Butler was then you really don't know who one of the greatest heroes this country has ever produced was. Did you know that he almost single handedly stopped the a military coup by the fascists?
The Business Plot: In 1933, group of wealthy businessmen that allegedly included the heads of Chase Bank, GM, Goodyear, Standard Oil, the DuPont family and Senator Prescott Bush tried to recruit Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler to lead a military coup against President FDR and install a fascist dictatorship in the United States. And yes, we’re talking about the same Prescott Bush who fathered one US President and grandfathered another one. Smedley Butler was both a patriot and a vocal FDR supporter. Apparently none of these criminal masterminds noticed that their prospective point man had actively stumped for FDR in 1932. Smedley spilled the beans to a congressional committee in 1934. Everyone he accused of being a conspirator vehemently denied it, and none of them were brought up on criminal charges. Still, the House McCormack-Dickstein Committee did at least acknowledge the existence of the conspiracy, which ended up never getting past the initial planning stages. Though many of the people ...
'war was largely a matter money. bankers lend money to foreign countries and when they cannot pay, the President sends Marines to get it. i know; ive been in eleven of these expeditions.' -Major General Smedley Butler
Major General Smedley Butler - 2 Medals of Honor and author of War is a Racket. You didn't know?
Speaks volumes. Look up "War is a Racket" By USMC Maj. General Smedley Butler.
The right wingers wanted to take over OUR Government when Roosevelt was President, but USMC General Smedley Butler wouldn't let them get away with it. Check out who these Corporations were, who were supporting this right wing "Revolution". ):
A true Patriot. Major General Smedley Butler. This guy was for real.
" They were put shoulder to shoulder, and through mass psychology, they were entirely changed. We used them for a couple of years and trained them to think nothing of killing or being killed."~ quote from the book ' War is a Racket' by Major General Smedley Butler
General Smedley Butler:"A third step in smashing the war racket is to make certain our military forces are truly forces for defense only."
The Military Industrial Complex the False Claims Act, which was enacted in 1863 to combat war profiteering during the Civil War.In my opinion failed & gave birth to the military industrial complex we (""don't see"") see today.Political figures taking bribes and favors from corporations involved with war production have been called war profiteers. Abraham Lincoln's first Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, was forced to resign in early 1862 after charges of corruption relating to war contracts. In 1947, Kentucky congressman Andrew J. May, Chairman of the powerful Committee on Military Affairs, was convicted for taking bribes in exchange for war contracts. Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, criticized war profiteering of U.S companies during World War I in War Is a Racket. He wrote about how some companies and corporations increase their earnings and profits by up to 1700% and how many companies willingly sold equipment and supplies to the U.S that had no relevant use in the war effort. In the book, Butler st ...
Send THIS to your 'patriotic veteran' friends! War Is A Racket by Major General Smedley Butler
Wow, FB really seems to dislike it when people try to talk about Major General Smedley Butler.
Everyone should read "War is a Racket" by former career military General Smedley Butler.
Why don't most people listen to those who were actually in on the creation of the Industrial/Military Complex and the mess it's caused when they come right out and TELL us the TRUTH about the ENTIRE situation?!?! Read Major General Smedley Butler's account of what's REALLY happened in our country.
In the 1960's, Mad Magazine printed a picture of President Johnson wearing a pin that said, "WAR IS A GOOD BUSINESS: INVEST YOUR SON". And a business it is, too. While defense of our country is important, it's not the politicians as much as the corporate leaders that enjoy the true spoils of war. Can you say "Halliburton". But war profiteering is nothing new. In 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression, Major General Smedley Butler (USMC) made a speech about war-time profiteering. This was 8 years before America was pulled into WWII and more than a decade after WWI. The numbers he cited back then may sound small, but remember, prices and profits were a lot different then. The $400 for each man, woman, and child in 1917 would equate to $6739.86 for every man woman and child today. If the average family were a couple with 2 children, each household would be responsible for $26,959.44 in today's market. And that was using WWI technology. Imagine what the cost of our recent military actions have been. ...
This is Tragic and makes me ashamed for my country. EVERY SINGLE President seems to want more and more War. Ask yourselves why that is??? Learn about The federal Reserve, a Gold backed Currency, The IMF, the Inflation Tax, Austrian economics, and 'War is a Racket' by General Smedley Butler. Find out for yourself exactly why these wars are being fought. USA war crimes VS Peaceful Countries !!
"Yes,they are getting ready 4another war.Why shouldn't they? It pays high dividends." - 'War Is A Racket' by Major General Smedley Butler
The Cartoonist is a GENIUS. Our military doesn't fight for the "freedom of others" it fights for corporate interests. This is not just my opinion but also the enlightened opinion of the legendary Marine Major General Smedley Butler who wrote the classic treatise on the corporate take over of our society and military called "WAR is a Racket". It was written after WW1 and it I HIGHLY recommend that you look it up and read it online.
Prescott Bush the grandfather of George w bush tried to overthrow the US Govt but was stopped Marine General Smedley Butler
I would like to welcome the newest member of the Warmother51 and fam, General Smedley Butler.
War is a Racket - Highly decorated U.S. General Smedley Butler describes in detail how he came to realize that war is almost always a profiteering racket for the ultra-rich.
"War is a racket." Happy birthday Major General Smedley Butler, born in 1881.
yeah in the 30's they tried an outright corporate-military coup. General Smedley Butler blew the whistle though.
"...the other 99 per cent of us, the soldier class, ... " - General Smedley Butler
Am reading book about General Smedley Butler, &it's quite moving when he's invading Haiti & realises he's doing the work4citibank
real reason they were marching off to kill and die." ~General Smedley Butler, 1934 on WWI
When you are a Marine, you learn about specific individuals who shaped the Corps and formed the basis for what it is today. Names like Red Mike Edson, Chesty Puller and Major General Smedley Butler, who was awarded the Medals of Honor twice.
"We should remember that war is neither about honor, duty, justice, or peace. War is about money, greed, power, and death and destruction. It is about sacrificing our children to propagate fear." General Smedley Butler in 'War is a Racket' 1935
Conviction, General Smedley Butler and General Eisenhower agreed with him too.
Show this to your Military friends, they can't deny Major General Smedley Butler's words:
Here's a great re-enactment of General Smedley Butler's famous book "War is a Racket". Show this to your military...
USMC Major General Smedley Butler said it best "War is a Racket", where profits are measured in dollars by an elite few, and the price is paid in blood by the brainwashed many
Viggo Mortensen performs the words of Major General Smedley Butler, a highly decorated United States Marine, as he shared his feelings about war in 1935. Introduction by Danny Glover.
Yes, it took someone with the STEEL HARD GUTS of General Smedley Butler to go PUBLIC when he was approached to be front man for a FASCIST TAKEOVER of the US - - -
Major General Smedley Butler, USMC -- War is a racket.
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Retrospective: USMC General Smedley Butler, 2-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient on the quintessence of War.
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