Officials Say ‘No Plans’ to Inform Families
by Jason Ditz, December 08, 2011
“THE MILITARY ARE DUMB STUPID ANIMALS TO BE USED AS PAWNS FOR FORIEGN POLICY”
The reports in November about the gross mismanagement of soldiers’ remains at the Dover Air Force Base, including the policy of dumping slain soldiers into a Virginia landfill, continue to develop today as new reports suggest the policy, which the Air Force has defended, was much broader than anyone thought.
Now, records related to the period suggest that at least 274 US soldiers slain overseas were dumped in the landfill. Though the Air Force apparently never revealed the policy to top Pentagon officials at the time, this was their standard response to family members telling them to dispose of the remains “respectfully and with dignity.”
Air Force officials said there was “absolutely not” any intent to deceive the public or families about the disposal. At the same time they said they don’t intend to inform the families, saying it would be inconvenient to go back through the files from those years to get contact information.
Rep. Rush Holt (D – NJ), who had pressed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about rumors of the practice in September, was interviewed on the matter by the Washington Post. His response, perhaps the first reasonable official comment when told about the policy, was “what the hell?!” followed by speculating that the Air Force “just don’t want to ask questions or look very hard.”
The Air Force does not appear to even have records of when the policy began, saying it was doing so in at least 2004, but couldn’t rule out that it began earlier. The company that took the troops to the landfill, MedTrace Inc. denied knowing that they were hauling dead soldiers, saying the containers were sealed and labeled “medical waste” by the Air Force. The landfill operator, Waste Management, says they weren’t informed of the policy either and would have rejected human remains for the landfill
“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.”
I spent 33 years (in the Marines)…most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…
I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City (Bank) boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street…
In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. I had a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions. I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate in three city districts. The Marines operated on three continents
– General Smedley Butler.
We are told we are fighting terrorists; the real terrorist was me and the real terrorism is in this occupation.
Those who send us to war do not have to pull a trigger, or lob a mortal round.
They don’t have to fight the war, they merely have to sell the war.
They need a public who is willing to send their soldiers in the harms way.
They need soldiers who are willing to kill and be killed without question.
They can spend millions on a single bomb
CRIMINAL AND TREASONOUS POLITIONS
ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM IS AN INVENTION OF MEN WITH GREED IN THIER HEARTS AND SWORDS IN THIER HANDS
ITS AND ENDLESS LIST OF LIES ,REFUTED BY ARCHEOLOGY ,DNA AND ORIGINAL TEXTS .ALL THINGS THAT WOULD DAMN YOU IN A COURT OF LAW ,EVEN IF YOU DENIED THE CHARGE!!!!
IF GODS EXIST THEN THIS IS THE “FALLEN ONE” THE GOD OF LIES , DEATH , SEXUAL RITUALS ,PERVERSION ,DISEASE ,BIGOTRY AND IGNORANCE
ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM IS JUST ORIGINAL FASCISM
…..OR IT COULD BE SATANISM, AS SATANS BOOKS WOULD BE FULL OF LIES (BIBLE,TORAH ,KORAN) HIS HOLY MEN WOULD SUPPORT GLOBAL DESTRUCTION (END OF DAYS) DEATH (PRO-WARS) AND RITUAL SACRIFICE (SUICIDE AND STEALTH BOMBERS) SEXUAL PERVERSION (PAEDOPHILE RINGS) HIS HOLY LAND WOULD BE DRENCHED IN BLOOD DEATH AND BIGOTRY(ISRAEL/PALESTINE) ALL WHILE SPEAKING FAKE WORDS OF LOVE AND KINDNESS
TODAY OUR POLITIONS ARE STILL QUOTING THIS DELUSIONAL NONSENSE!!
PLEASE STOP BLAMING YOUR IMAGINERY FRIEND IN THE SKY WHO COLLECTS FORESKINS AND DOES REAL ESTATE DEALS AND HATES ALL THE SAME PEOPLE YOU DO!!!!
BELIEVING IN GOD IS IRRELEVANT!!
DOES GOD BELIEVE IN YOU ,THAT WOULD BE RELEVANT!!
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity.
Excerpt from “The Chance for Peace Address,” April 16, 1953:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
HISTORY REPEATING ..its not like we have NOT been here before !
”Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?”
(Epitaphs of War, Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936.)