NEO – Who Runs America’s Military, Surely Not Obama

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… by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor,   … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

Gordon - the young Marine grunt who refused officer school and ended up patroling the DaNang perimeter

Gordon – the young Marine grunt who refused officer school and ended up patrolling the DaNang perimeter instead

[ Editor’s Note: Gordon gives us another one of his classic retrospectives, a short synopsis of what happened back then and why it matters now, as few can do. It is easier to do when you have been there and done it.

Colonel Hanke was an attaché in Israel back in the days when he and the ambassador would go out on weekends with a Geiger counter to drive around and see what they might pick up getting lucky downwind of a nuke facility prospect, field work in the literal sense.

He was our eye witness to the early US tactical nukes being passed on to the Israelis as a present (and support for someone’s political career), because the IDF people showed him one day.

Colonel Hackworth died of cancer in 2005, after having to live in exile in Australia for a number of years. I was in a different world in those early years when Gordon was running the military chat room for AOL, and then the Vietnam one, and then the History Channel’s version, and eventually teaming up with “Hack”. He has more memories than the rest of us put together, but as the years go by and we continue to hang around, we are catching up.

VT has a deep legacy which readers had to dig into the site to find, the In Memoriam section at the bottom of the staff page, where many did not die of natural causes. Many others cannot be listed for family concerns. More get added every year… our little backyard graveyard.

We will put off adding ourselves to the list as long as possible, so we can torment more people a little longer who really deserve it. And we are big fans of the ancient Chinese general who once said that he only wanted to live long enough to see the bodies of his enemies float down the river before himJim W. Dean ]

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The Syrian army is not fighting in a foreign land as mercenaries - but to save their country

The Syrian army is not fighting in a foreign land as mercenaries – but to save their country

– First published  …  September 20, 2016

As numbers climb from the quite intentional bombing of Syrian Army positions near the Der Ezzor airport and families bury their dead from the not so accidental attack on a Kurdish refugee convoy north of Manjib, questions arise. Who actually runs the US military?

We know this, the US knows how to bomb. American planes like the F16 are continually upgraded with millions spent on each plane, new bombing systems and the US only uses GPS bombs, there are no unguided US munitions used. There are no excuses.

Then again the pilots, best paid and most experienced in the world, some with 15 years of bombing experience, weddings, funerals, villages around the world, many with individual kill counts of civilians in the hundreds. What am I getting at?

Where missing trillions hardly create a stir

Where missing trillions hardly create a stir

I see two issues here, one where the US military, the Pentagon, answers, by our estimation, to extremist elements who use the American military as a mercenary force in support of a hidden agenda formulated in the Tel Aviv “chaos theory academy.”

The outpost of this “academy” in the US is the Institute for the Study of War, an Israeli run think tank that simply passes orders on to the Pentagon, quite often as it seems, to sabotage American foreign policy and most certainly in support of ISIS, al Nusra and other terror groups.

Increasingly it is appearing to us that these groups are controlled by the US and Israel and include units of the Turkish Army disguised as jihadists. Most of the rest are Saudi paid mercenaries. There is no ISIS and the majority of the other groups, and there are now over 200, are tied to military contracting firms who use NGO’s and other charity fronts to funnel jihadists and even chemical weapons through Turkey and Jordan.

There is another issue. That issue is what kind of people make up the US military and the massive private force of thugs and murderers, numbering nearly 150,000, that the US has inserted into the Middle East and South Asia? After Vietnam, tens of thousands of Veterans joined the anti-war movement.

Dissidents in numbers alone made up a massive force. Even current US Secretary of State John Kerry, a Vietnam combat veteran, openly spoke of atrocities committed by the US military, atrocities strangely identical to those that have happened “accidentally” on his watch over and over and over.

VT's Col. JIm Hanke - Vietnam

VT’s Col. Jim Hanke – Vietnam

Today there is no voice in or out of the military against the war, only Chelsea Manning rotting in a prison cell and Pat Tillman, rotting in his grave. Fifteen years of war and only two? What does this tell us?

From personal experience, when VT editor Colonel Jim Hanke and I meet with today’s military, we are flabbergasted. These are idiots, many no more than common criminals. They openly admit to torture, drug running and are invariably behind kissing toadies who eat lies like candy.

I joined the anti-war movement in 1970 and remained active until the US withdrawal. For some of us, the war was a two-edged sword. Vietnam had become a home to us, for some the only home we had ever known.

We really felt the war was going to go on forever and it was made clear to us that we could always return to Vietnam in some capacity, military or CIA, and get out of the United States. None of us liked it here, we still don’t.

Thus when the war ended, we felt a sadness as Vietnam represented an escape from the drudgery of life in the moral and intellectual vacuum that had become the United States. Despite the fact that combat and disease killed two million military and veterans, to many of us war was the only home we knew.

However, for so many of us who served in combat, we never went along with the program, never believed in war, refused to butcher civilians when ordered and we were definitely ordered to do just that, just as American pilots are being order to now, as is obvious to anyone with minimal powers of discernment.

The VT A-Team at the Damascus anti-terorism conference, Dec. 2014, Col. Hanke 3rd from R - photo Jim W. Dean archives

The VT A-Team at the Damascus anti-terorism conference, Dec. 2014, Col. Hanke 3rd from R – photo Jim W. Dean archives – We still don’t go along with the program

It requires tremendous moral flexibility to overlook false flag terrorism like 9/11 that killed thousands or endless wars clearly fought for the advancement of waste and corruption and then there is that other issue.

When America went into Afghanistan in 2001, they had built in allies, Afghanistan’s drug cartels. They had been working with the CIA for decades, also known as the Northern Alliance. The US promoted them, a pastoral minority in Afghanistan, migratory tribesmen from the Russian Steppes, to rule the Pashtun majority with brutality and corruption.

They are the current government of Afghanistan and the war for independence continues there but the subtext is drugs. America took Afghanistan from a drug free nation to the world’s largest addiction hell hole and the world’s largest producer of highly refined heroin.

The US military oversaw every aspect of this, working closely with members of America’s congress, who personally control the world’s heroin supply.

For years, the US told stories of Taliban drug networks, of secret airports, much like the stories told in 2001 by Donald Rumsfeld and Tim Russert of underground cities where the 9/11 plotters trained. In 2001, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claimed that a dozen underground cities existed across Afghanistan, some 5 stories deep, with roads and hospitals, home to hundreds of thousands, a justification for the US invasion.

As of 2016 the US has yet to discover any of this and yet no one in the US military said a word. They never say a word, which brings us back to the discussion of drugs. What is the Pentagon’s cut? How do they distribute the cash? What does a general get?

Colonel David Hackworth

Colonel David Hackworth

We know this, they certainly are paid, we know where their bank accounts are, in the Cayman Islands, who know they were set up by Bain Capital, owned by Mitt Romney, and we know that this money funds foundations that launder billions into private hunting preserves, leased Mercedes, sending kids to Harvard and endless debauched trips to the sin capitols of the world.

This is the real Pentagon, these are the people who attend prayer sessions daily, wear chests full of medals and prance around expecting adulation by an ignorant American public.

VT co-founder Colonel David Hackworth, most decorated soldier of the last 100 years, a veteran of World War 2, Korea and Vietnam, is the only flag officer to turn on the Pentagon. Bestselling author, Hackworth, spent the remainder of his life exposing Pentagon corruption and military complicity in gangsterism.

Hack fought for his country all the way, and was punished fpr it

Hack fought for his country all the way, and was punished for it

Hackworth was one, there have been no others, none have spoken out, not on drugs, not on $3 trillion in taxpayer funds stolen by military contractors, not on torture and certainly not on the military’s proclivity of operating around the world answerable to the bankers and drug dealers who bought them lock stock and barrel so many years ago.

Our points can be endless. Certainly weak political leadership and the powerful and well funded groups that control Washington, a combination of banking, organized crime, special interest and the Turkey/Israel/Saudi terror nexus, have left America prostrate and open to subjugation.

The American military is even a weaker link than congress, if that can be believed, with the army of perfumed princes long in thrall to America’s enemies.

Where will realistic analysis take us? The truth is no one wants to go there. The truth, if such a thing exists, is so dark, so malevolent, that the debauched lives of world leaders pales in comparison.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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20 Responses to "NEO – Who Runs America’s Military, Surely Not Obama"

  1. TheRam  September 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Just a note of historical fact. Col. Hackworth did not serve in WWII. Read his autobiography ‘About Face’. He was only 20 years old when he received a battle field commission in Korea. Thanks for keeping his memory alive. We need more military men like him.

  2. CitizenX  September 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

    The current structure of America is morose and a parasitic infection. Our contribution to mankind is a war/death/atrocities industry, a no money down, no payment until…ponzi/pyramid scheme, and every
    flavor of repugnant porno/infotainment one could desire . That’s our GDP.

    “The truth is no one wants to go there”….

    Thank you Mr Duff, Mr Ed, Mr Heart, and Mr Dean. Please keep writing.

  3. MileHighLife  September 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Mr. Duff’s closing statement…

    “Where will realistic analysis take us? The truth is no one wants to go there. The truth, if such a thing exists, is so dark, so malevolent, that the debauched lives of world leaders pales in comparison.”

    Heavy statement. Does “it”, the Truth, have something to do with Mr. Duff’s article from a few months back regarding a non human entity visiting a Rothschild long ago?

  4. Jack Heart  September 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Great piece Mr. Duff and great picture too. Thanks I needed to read something written by a writer of your skills, sometimes I get lonely. You sure were a handsome devil. I’m betting you left many a cheer leader crying out your name from her now empty bed in the middle of the night…

  5. Jack Heart  September 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    That’s a point well taken Edward and I couldn’t agree with you more but you have to read carefully what Mr.Duff has written here about escaping the absurdities of this “culture” we have here in America. War is the only option available to us that has anything to do with realty, always has been, from stealing Indian land and calling it progress to Mickey Mouse right on up to the latest Disney whore doing frenetic mimicry of copulation with a barnyard animal for the entertainment of children. Dam. Turn on the TV set; want to see our “culture” in full bloom? I would have bought my own ticket to Vietnam and I know how wrong it was. The Russians have a great little music video, I suggest any Trumplodytes or fans of the Sea Hag that are still left with at least half human DNA have a look. Maybe a crash course in reality can break the spell (don’t bet on it). Just Google: Motor-Roller – Brest Fortresses (Animated video with English subtitles) /2016/

  6. Preston James, Ph.D  September 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    What an excellent article. Highest commendations to Gordon Duff and the rest of the “Top Four” VT Directors (Intel Cowboys) for all they have done to expose the Darkside of the US Military Machine and the massive infiltration and hijacking of the USG at all levels.

  7. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  September 21, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Steve: It’s OK to throw the money changers and drug runners out of the temple — and out of our military and out of our Congress. Together, we can do this.

  8. Cosmodrome  September 21, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Stunning stuff! I thank you Gordon Duff.

  9. Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  September 21, 2016 at 5:52 am

    The problem is not with the military itself as there are many fine people there, but with how those that become the leaders work their way up the chain, and who another certain element is eliminated along the way as not being pliable enough to certain power centers. The military industrial complex now looks upon the military as their employees, and uses the post retirement very cushy jobs with very effective leverage.

  10. Trakkath  September 21, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Ask in Tel Aviv, London, Rome and at UN for the several parts of the Army, USAF, Navy. Perhaps they will answer you.

  11. Beydety  September 21, 2016 at 4:08 am

    This is the type of articles that make VT second to none. Thank you Mr Duff.

  12. Amelius  September 21, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Very informative. Thank you Gordon, Jim and VT, for providing quality articles with such consistency. I am grateful. And Thanks to David Hackworth for having the courage to tell the world what he knew and for co-founding VT. Rest In Peace.

  13. Orage  September 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I suppose this is the answer to my question. “Where will realistic analysis take us? The truth is no one wants to go there. The truth, if such a thing exists, is so dark, so malevolent, that the debauched lives of world leaders pales in comparison.” Yeah. Do we have a replay of May 1960 in the works, this time on steroids?

  14. ayelyahbenjamin  September 20, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    “the Pentagon answer to extremist elements …who use the American military as a mercenary force in support of a hidden agenda”, leading them about as with hooks in their eyes, blinded to the reality that the Pentagon, the US military, could be strengthened and counted in with the greatest force for global peace the world has ever seen….they have been misled down into a deep quagmire, they haven’t yet been shown a way out ….a path to peace where there are no losers……except those vying for WWIII to cling-on to what they stole

    • ayelyahbenjamin  September 21, 2016 at 2:44 am

      just when you think they cant sink any lower here they are at it again
      http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950631000607 30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia’s Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo ….. Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists’ attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

      divine justice being served

    • paul becke  September 21, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Seemingly, the Russians have rightly lost no time in demonstrating unambiguously that they can be nice …. and…… not nice. I think they made about 160 bombing sorties last night or overnight.

    • US-First  September 21, 2016 at 8:47 am

      When Deir Ezzor was hit on Saturday, Gordon, alluded to a likely Caliber response by the Russians. Didn’t know it was going to be such a high Caliber response – half-way up the side of a mountain. Guess we know now who was calling the shots – who is calling the shots, by the high number of Israelis killed. The Russians have taken off the kid gloves and thrown down the gauntlet. No knights in shining armor ready to answer the challenge because chivalry is sadly lacking in the five-walled house of McShane. The MSM and the Allies will keep it all hush-hush – not even worthy of a mention. “It’s all lies,’ say the Allies. What a way to go. And John Lee Hooker is barely detectable in the background with his bluesy, smoke and sandy-throated – “Boom, boom, boom.” And I’ll go back to my man-cave, check-out Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi, Life Out of Balance”, which is about as normal as it gets.

  15. Altimometer  September 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    VT takes the truth where it has never been, with tenacity and verve, like no other entity.

    • paul becke  September 21, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Spot on.

  16. Foci  September 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Excellent article. Thank you for writing this. So frustrating it makes me want to ball for what this country could be.

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