10/15/2004 3:00:04 PM Pacific Standard Time
CNN & network media are soft pedaling the story
of AN ENTIRE PLATOON REFUSING ORDERS IN IRAQ. More detailed info can be found
OR on Thomas Barton's online newsletter GI SPECIAL. Archived issues of GI
SPECIAL can be found at
The entire platoon is reported as being relieved of duty and under arrest.
The transport platoon is part of the 343rd Quartermaster Company, an Army
Reserve unit from Jackson Mississippi. Members are from the states
of MS, NC, SC, KY, and AL. Representative Bennie Thompson, Dem-MS,
is requesting a Congressional investigation. Coming on the heels of
over a year of press reports of troops without body armor or up armor kits
for humvees, this contradicts the Bush regime's rosy assessment of the Iraq
The SFC platoon leader reportedly refused to run a fuel convoy because half
of the trucks to be used were deadlined. Deadlining is the military
designation for a vehicle that is unsafe / unfit to operate without major
maintenance first being performed. Additionally, the convoy was to
be run without the gun truck and helicopter gunship escort normally provided
for such missions. The mission was to be run in an area where ambush
was expected, which is anywhere in Iraq at present.
Is this the beginning of the end? Wasn't it about 1969 before entire
platoons or larger units instead of just individuals were refusing suicidal
orders in Viet Nam? The myth of an all volunteer professional Army
being more subservient to the commander has been shattered. Any thinking
being will rebel when confronted with stupidity and poor leadership.
It is less a matter of how the troops entered service than one of how the
troops are abused by the commander. Kudos to the platoon sergeant for
exercising leadership and protecting his troops!
A repeated statement from soldiers who are interviewed is that
their arrogant leaders told them that they were going to be greeted
as saviors and emancipators .... but then they were ordered to
be murderers, and most of them never agreed to be baby killers as they
are ordered now to be agressors....
We often wonder what would happen if they all laid down their arms and
went into the neighborhoods with the good people in Iraq, who also want to
be free from bombing and being shredded alive by our death machines....
In all these situations it is never the people who create the chaos, and
now we all see it is intentionally fomented by those who want to "rule the
world", a corporate scheme manipulating all the wars, genocide....
once again the babies die, the people die and suffer that are the most
vulnerable. All over the planet the corporate interests are creating
chaos, disrupting the lives of the people, tearing up the families, making
money off these programs as they do it.
This is not crazy or some far fetched idea, saying NO MORE WAR
everrywhere at the same time.... but we have to it effectively. As
Martin Luther King said about civil disobedience being the highest form of
law, it must be openly acted, in public assembly confronted, and systemically
remedied. This is not just talking about solutions, this the people
all together saying NO MORE FOR ANY REASON of US Agression on other
countries. we are NOT "DEFENDING" anything but the corporate interests...
no one declared war on us, in fact if there is evidence of any one country
that is public knowledge involved with the 9ll event it is Saudi Arabia,
yet they are totally protected. Not long ago it was reported they have
weapons of mass destruction as well, then no more mention of it.... Again
in the extreme arrogance of our "would be leaders" they "get to" decide WHO
"gets to have" WMD and who doesnt.... these demons can be openly seen
to be non human ....
This taking back our governments from a global, bar created, international
corrupted process is what is AT HAND NOW.... This IS, in fact what we
MUST do in America or we have lost our Republic forever if we do not stand
now. EVERY county must do the same thing now, the people restoring
our sovereign authority in a Republic.
It is obvious that the "leaders" on all sides are demons who have a complete
disregard for human life, void of morality. All have some rationale
why their side "gets to" do whatever it is, it is always someone else who
is the "bad guy". These patterns have been repeated throughout all
of history, no where more than in the middle east..... HOW LONG DOES
THIS IGNORANCE AND GENOCIDE CONTINUE ???
We see CLEARLY now that the goals are not the rights of the people
or FREEDOM in any way. WE HAVE TO STOP THIS OURSELVES. AND
WE DO IT TOGETHER USING OUR PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, BRINGING TO ACCOUNTABILITY THE
LIARS AND WARMONGERS, THE MONEY PRIESTS UNDERLYING THE
The PEOPLE all over the world have to LEARN their Inherent Rights, from
God, not some king or dictator. IT IS TIME for an end to barbarianism
in all its forms and this is an opportunity at this time as never before
present IF THE PEOPLE CAN SEE THEIR AUTHORITY AND STOP THEIR OWN OUTLAW LEADERS,
STOP ACTING IN HATE AND PREJUDICE.... WE HAVE TO RESTORE OUR REPUBLIC
IN THE UNITED STATES, OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEIR OWN CORRUPT
LEADERS BEFORE THEY BLOW US ALL UP.....
WE PRAY FOR THE SOLDIERS AND THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, THE FAMILIES HERE,
ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD... MURDER IS MURDER, BARBARIANISM IS
JUST THAT NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT, THE ACT IS THE REAL ISSUE. REAL
ACCOUNTABILITY, FULL DISCLOSURE HAS TO HAPPEN NOW ....
WHAT IS REAL IS WHAT IS TRUE, THE REST IS SOMEONE'S ILLUSION AND