Andover Preppie to Presidential Cheerleader: End to major
combat! mission accomplished! Troops home in a few months!
$1 a gallon gas! Bring it on! Hit 'Em Again, Hit 'Em Again!
and the First Death Threat
the two months following the Battle of Baghdad, several events confirmed
for Captain May beyond a shadow of a doubt the unscrupulous character
of the Bush administration in manipulating information.
May 1st 2003 President Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham
Lincoln and declared an end to major combat under a “Mission
Accomplished” banner. The
U.S. Government, by its own admission, now had absolutely no legitimate
reason to maintain secrecy regarding the Battle of Baghdad –yet
it continued to do so anyway.
a second form of verification, Captain May visited the home of 3/7 cavalry
at Ft. Stewart, Georgia and obtained direct testimony from soldiers
who had either actually been
in the battle or worked closely with survivors.
May also experienced a third “truth teller.”
This form of verification is much more subtle and ironic, but
nevertheless very real, compared to the first two aforementioned forms
third “truth teller” involves the ecological concept that
“predators,” such as the Bush administration Zionist neo-cons
who dragged America
can only conduct their mischief because
“counter-predators” have become too weak.
These counter-predators traditionally consist of such groups
as watch dog citizen activist groups, intellectuals, and journalists.
college students should comprise a major counter predator group. They
tend to be idealistic, are unencumbered with jobs and families, spend
much of their time in intellectual analysis, and are typically given
more social latitude to be “experimental” and “contentious.”
when Captain May revisited students at his alma mater, these potential
counter-predators turned out to be just more sheeple:
(from Capt May’s autobiographical
noon, April 8, 2003, I began a solitary protest of the war and collection
for the fallen of the 3/7 Cavalry at my alma mater, the University
of Houston Honors College. In the next two weeks I sat and took collections
from the pampered elite of America for forty full hours. They
gave but twenty dollars of emergency relief for their less privileged
peers (or their widows), who had tried to go to college the hard way,
as I did: after an Army tour. The same craven bunch hoorayed when
I told them I believed the Army had assassinated Al
Jazeera journalists on orders from the White House. They were
generally jingoistic about the war — as long as it was less
fortunate Americans who were fighting it.
Honors students were of service in one thing, though, despite their
inhuman indifference to their brothers (American and Iraqi) suffering
in the war. Despairing of their humane assistance, I appealed to their
avarice, and with far better results. I posted a bounty offering $100
to any Honors College
student who would effectively refute the proposition that there had
been a big battle in Baghdad
over the prior weekend.
foreign students, ever more enterprising than the homegrown, made
up the first posse for the truth of the Battle of Baghdad, saying
that they would discover what had really happened from foreign sources.
The next day they came back, jabbering to each other in a bewildering
array of Asian languages, then told me with wonder what I already
knew: that from Morocco to Malaysia, independent media were reporting
that Americans had been fighting and dying in Baghdad all weekend.
brother Baptists, the Righteous Republican students, promised to claim
the prize by researching the liberal American media, joking that such
a media as ours would make the worst case it could against the war,
because it was pacifistic, leftist and inimical in the ongoing kulturkampf (a word they learned from right-wing megastar Rush Limbaugh
— along with all their ideas). The next day they came back even
more confused than the foreigners. They said apologetically that they
couldn’t find anything at all about the missing Battle of Baghdad
in the liberal American media! On April 13, I wrote an op-ed “3/7
Cavalry, tragedy and travesty” for Frank Michel, the associate
editor of the Houston Chronicle,
who had been a colleague for more than ten years. He sealed it and
put it in his desk, with witnesses watching, because he knew that
I knew what I was writing about. He told his colleagues that the essay
Aaron Brown had an on-air conversation with Walter Rodgers (evening,
April 9), in which Brown cryptically noted that CNN had been with
the 3/7 Cavalry at the Baghdad Airport
. He then asked a strange question, given the rosy picture
the media had painted of the war: “Do they (the 3/7 Cavalry)
feel safe, now?” Rodgers’ reply was as grim as Brown’s
question. He said that Lt. Col. Ferrell had addressed the assembled
squadron that afternoon, and had summed it up for all the command
when he said that “no one will ever feel safe again until they
get back home to Ft. Stewart
, Georgia .”
May also commented:
According to my editorial contacts Frank
Michel and David Langworthy, the military had ordered the media to
suppress the Battle of Baghdad when it was raging because real-time
reports would have compromised operational security of an ongoing
operation (a valid concern). Things went crooked, though, when the
military ordered the media to continue to suppress the story after
operations were concluded. David and Frank agreed that this put the
Pentagon and the White House outside the parameters of the Constitution,
but they weren’t going to stake their careers on any futile
heroics – the big bosses were telling them what to tell the
public, and it wasn’t the truth, but it was a paycheck.
April 13th Capt May wrote the op-ed “3/7 Cavalry,
Tragedy and Travesty.” He provided it to Frank Michel, Houston
Chronicle associate editor, who had been a colleague for more
than ten years.
Letter to Frank Michel,
April 13, 2003
I talked with you the day after the 3/7 Cavalry was attacked at the
Baghdad Airport , you have been the only media
person to take me seriously. Thanks for encouraging me to write. I
have tried to spark other media interest in the fate of the 3/7 Cavalry,
but have been ignored by television and radio. I have been dismissed
as crazy more than once.
the last week I have been taking up a collection for the unit’s
Army Emergency Relief fund. The donations bucket carries the sign:
“Please donate to the relief fund of the 3/7 Cavalry, which
took losses over the weekend.” I have collected for 22 hours,
and have exactly twenty dollars in donations. Although the public
has no reason to doubt the unit that was the spearhead of the advance
has taken casualties, it has not been told to grieve yet, so it renders
no gifts to the dependents of the dead.
would make me happier than to be wrong in my inferences. I hope the
facts will disprove me. Should my fears about the 3/7 Cavalry be realized,
I ask that you publish this essay.
Captain May, MI, USA
3/7 Cavalry, Tragedy and Travesty
wept as I watched CNN Friday night. It was pre-dawn, April 5 in Iraq
, the end of the night when Saddam Hussein had promised us an attack.
With a background in military intelligence and public affairs, I could
see and hear the confusion, fear and tragedy in the faces and voices,
and I could read between the lines used to keep the disaster hushed.
It was apparent to me that the 3/7 Cavalry, the avant-garde for our
assault across the desert, had been blown off the
but for the grace of God go I,” I kept thinking. I had been
a volunteer for Operation Desert Storm, and was a former cavalryman.
attack made military sense for the Iraqis. The airport was key terrain
for the control of Baghdad
, and had been fiercely contested. It would have been
a surprise to me if they had not rigged it as a booby trap, targeted
it for a counterattack, or both.
had banked on winning the war by repeating the debacle of Mogadishu
, in which a handful of well-publicized casualties had swung American
public opinion against military involvement in
Somalia . At the
he had executed the best ambush since the Little Big
Horn, where Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull destroyed the same Seventh
Cavalry Regiment. By morning writers would pen the name George “Custer”
Bush and national resolve for the war would plummet.
dilemmas are the price we pay for the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution,
the first and foremost of which is freedom of the press. But we didn’t
pay the price for freedom. Plugged into the media matrix, we didn’t
blink and we didn’t ask questions. We ceased to function as
and Sunday following the disaster were part J. Edgar Hoover and part
P.T. Barnum. The tail wagged the dog. The rescued Private Jessica,
a tragic battle casualty, was morphed into another “Baby Jessica”
to hold national attention. The 3/7 Cavalry breakout from the attack
was labeled a “foray” into Baghdad . The U.S. body count, a pesky statistic from the Vietnam
era, was hidden in the fog of war. Monday morning offered a new scenario
to dazzle the public: Four one-ton bombs had “probably”
killed Saddam in one of his lairs. We had already been told that the
first night of the war; it worked again. We focused on Saddam and
we focused on victory. We stayed on message…, and we stayed
in the dark. Middle Eastern media carried stories of a massacre of
forces at the airport, but we knew not to trust them.
didn’t sleep at all the night the 3/7 Cavalry fell into a trap,
and I haven’t slept much since. If my conviction about the unit’s
bad luck is right, many fears, strange to me as an American who has
spent a lifetime of service to his country, keep me awake at night:
· I fear we can no longer trust
the president to tell the truth, since he clearly did not trust us
to know the truth when the chips were down.
· I fear his military actions go against to the parting advice
of two former ones, both men who had fought wars. In his valedictory
George Washington admonished us to beware of foreign entanglements,
and the Middle East is likely to
be as entangling as quicksand. The departing Dwight Eisenhower bade
us beware of the military industrial complex, and that complex seems
mightier than ever, now that it has either co-opted or coerced the
· I fear the public will not feel outraged at being offered
a desert mirage instead of the gritty reality of a desert war. Will
media “package” the unlucky 3/7 Cavalry as a band of martyred
brothers rather than as grim casualties? Will media make our children
think of what is inside each flag-draped coffin: the torn, cold body
of a youth who dreamed of the future, but was buried twice, first
in the news, then in the earth? Our children must be our reason for
reason itself, since they are the warriors of our future wars. Or
will our children absorb images of fallen heroes, saluted by three
farewell salvos of rifle fire? Will they want to grow up to fight
wars, too? Are we training our own suicide volunteers for a Disney
· I fear the media has signed a Faustian pact in exchange for
a close-up of the best story of the new millennium: a successful American
incursion into the Middle East . Has media/military collaboration ceased to
be a public affairs operation conducted for the American people and
become a psychological operation conducted against them?
· I fear my president ordered assassination in the “bad
luck” incidents of Army tanks shelling the
Baghdad hotel that housed
foreign journalists. The Arab media believes it was murder, and they
were telling the truth about the 3/7 Cavalry. Was the “truth”
we saw, heard and read in the embedded media the only version of truth
admissible to an Orwellian cover-up, and was there a death penalty
· I fear the tentacles of the federal government have stretched
too far. In suppressing the biggest negative story of the war, it
has shown a mighty grasp over a professional group dedicated to the
truth, but embedded with lies. Twisting the arms of the professions
has always been part of the blueprint for strong-arm governments,
and strong-arm governments tend to be as repressive to their citizens
as they are bellicose to other countries. These are my fears, based
on my belief that since the night we lost the 3/7 Cavalry:
· our president has lied to us and our representatives in order
to insure that the country did not function according to its Constitution;
· our Congress has passed a $2.5 trillion national war budget
in ignorance of the true conditions of the war;
· our military has coerced those who professed to be our truth
tellers into become purveyors of lies of omission and commission.
look at my oath of commission as an Army officer and see that I swore
to defend the Constitution. The commander in chief took an oath in
should demand explanations from President George W. Bush, and prepare
articles of impeachment if he can’t or won’t explain himself.
As for the media, perhaps it will realize that although it was willingly
embedded by the government, it is not married to it. A trial of impeachment
of the president would be as good a story as the war was, and might
even tempt the media to rouse itself from its bed and reconsider its
spring fling in Iraq . Only then can we claim to
live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Only then
can we say that the fate of the 3/7 Cavalry was a tragedy, and not
very strong letter, indeed. According
to May, Frank Michel “sealed it and put it in his desk, with
witnesses watching, because he knew that I knew what I was writing
about. He told his colleagues that the essay was history.”
April 22nd May began his annual bicycle tour, this time
heading on a thousand mile journey to Ft. Stewart , Georgia. According
wasn’t in a hurry, wanting to take the pulse of our people.
Along the way I discussed my observations of April 5-9 with dozens
of common people at the diners, hotels, stores and post offices where
I stopped to chat. I found that many of them remembered various things
about the information picture that didn’t quite fit right, but
that none of them could give an explanation for what, if anything,
it all meant. Events were fresh on people’s minds, then, and
as I explained it all they had an easy time seeing through the deception
of the times, but after we parted they left the topic and the talk
behind them and returned to their normal lives, content that even
if there was a bit of funny business going on in Iraq, everything
was still fine in America.”
May 1st, President Bush wore fighter pilot gear reminiscent of the
fighter pilot president in the movie Independence Day (a topic we will return
to later) on board the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln and then made a speech
where he arrogantly declared “Bring it on!” in front of
a “Mission Accomplished!” banner.
Capt May would later write in a protest letter to Sen. John
McCain, dated10 July 2003:
“I wanted to puke when the commander in chief landed on the USS Abraham
Lincoln and kept the cover-up going. Memorial Day I wanted to puke
again, because the commander in chief talked about remembering the
dead with the dirt still under his fingernails from burying the unacknowledged
bodies of the 3/7 Cavalry. I will never forgive the man. He is a liar
and a coward. I still want to puke when I read, hear and see in the
embedded media that only thirty soldiers have
died from hostilities, when I know that they’re not reporting
the other deaths of hundreds
died before May 1, and are omitting the “non-hostile”
deaths since May 1.”
May 6th, when he was close to the Georgia
border, May penned a letter
to Dr. Peter Guenther,
his former Art History teacher and mentor at the
University of Houston
, who had also been a German Wehrmacht captain on the
a Latin and Greek Classics major, May certainly couldn’t fail
to be shocked about how America
permitted the looting of the Baghdad
Museum . He
commented to Dr. Guenther.
quite agree with your observation that mankind’s progress
over the millennia is a dubious matter. I think again of the
and of the plunder of its treasures. One art historian
was a guest for a brief interview on CNN. The reporter asked
him to compare the level of cultural loss with some other historical
event. He brushed back tears and said “the burning of
the library of Alexandria
so tragicomic in the whole business is that any European conqueror
of note, from Napoleon to Guderian, would have seized the priceless art for himself
and his nation, thereby preserving it for humanity! Some would
decry the theft, but well-conceived theft (and murder) is what war
is all about. For example, take the Elgin
marbles: I’m not bothered that they are in
an English instead of a Greek museum; rather, I’m happy that
they’re in a museum somewhere!
whole business of the museum demonstrates the difficulty of being
American conqueror: we spend so much time trying to convince
ourselves that we’re not conquerors at all, we’re liberators.
Many conquerors have found this a good argument, but woe betide anyone
who takes the foolish ideal to heart. The “liberated”
people generally find their clarity of purpose soon enough.
you know, the Wehrmacht liberated Ukraine
from the Soviet Union . I had the good fortune to study Russian
from a man of that nation. “At first, friends,”
he drawled in Russian, “when the Germans came we threw flowers;
when they stayed we threw grenades.”
am sick and tired of seeing my country stumbling into imperial briar
patches. Clausewitz said that war
is the continuation of politics. As often as not, confused politics
lies at the bottom of it all, and confused conflict is what ensues.
When I return home I’m going to take down Julius Caesar’s
Commentaries on the Gallic Wars and remind myself just how
to do the job right. “Gallia est
omnis divisa in partes tres” – “Gaul is divided into three
parts,” he begins, and before the has reached the end of the
book he has pretty much subdued all three, wiping out whole tribes,
women and children as well as warriors, to level the populace enough
to bear the weight of a Roman foundation. He even made an attack
on Briton, the rude backwater of Europe
, but found it too high in resolve to fight and too low in resources
fell to his distant successor, Claudius, to finish the job of bringing
Roman rule to the island. At the end of hostilities, an enlightened
Roman asked a now-subject chieftain what he thought of the Pax
Romana, the famous “Roman Peace.”
faciunt, et pacem
vocant” he replied: “They make a desert,
and call it peace.”
Bush administration’s wanton disregard of archeological treasures
also extended to the site of the ancient city of
Babylon , where it located a military base. Fuel oil leaks contaminated areas designated
Afghanistan , plunder
and damage to irreplaceable sites also soared with the America
presence. Wayne Madsen
noted in “Bush’s
`Christian’ Blood Cult:”
March 2001, while they were negotiating with the Bush administration
on a natural gas pipeline, Afghanistan
's Taliban blew up two massive 1600-year old Buddhas
in Bamiyan. The Bush administration, itself run by fanatic religious
cultists, barely made a fuss about the loss of the relics. It would
not be the first time the cultists within the Bush administration
ignored the pillaging of history's treasures.
ransacking of Iraq 's historical treasures is explainable
when one considers what the blood cult Christians really think about
Islam. Franklin Graham, the heir to the empire built up by his anti-Semitic
father, Billy Graham, has decided being anti-Muslim is far more financially
rewarding than being anti-Jewish. Billy Graham, history notes from
the Nixon tapes, complained about the Jewish stranglehold on the media
and Jews being responsible for pornography.
Graham continues to enjoy his father's unfettered and questionable
access to the White House. But in the case of Bush, the younger Graham
has a fanatic adherent. Graham has called Islam a "very evil
and wicked" religion. He then announces he wants to go to
. Graham obviously sees an opportunity to convert Muslims and unrepentant
Eastern Christians, who owe their allegiance to Roman and Greek prelates,
to his perverted form of blood cult Christianity.
when it came to Judaica, Americans made a very special effort to selectively
protect certain ancient relics.
Hoffman’s Judaism Discovered, cites a 7 May 2003
New York Times article which stated: “Shortly after the U.S. invasion of
Iraq, sixteen commandoes from the U.S. Army’s elite `MET Alpha’
unit, under the command of Col. Richard R. McPhee, were dispatched
on a mission to search Baghdad in order to locate rabbinic antiquities,
including `one of the most ancient copies of the Talmud in existence,
dating from the seventh century.’”
leaders would certainly have a special historical interest in
Iraq . According to Isaac Asimov’s Bible, the true center of gravity of ancient
Judaism was not Palestine , but rather
ancient Babylonia for over 1,500
addition, many Zionists and Christian Zionists read their Bibles to
interpret “Greater Israel” as extending from the Nile
to the Euphrates. Both the Iranian
and Iraqi governments
have not failed to make this known to the public, as noted in the
is another historical parallelism involved here worth mentioning that
as well as Israel
to Why Civilizations Self Destruct, by Dr. Elmer Pendell, the people
who jump-started the first major civilization of Sumer
in Mesopotamia were very likely Nordic/Indo-European peoples who originally
came from the north. They created a very vigorous and innovative civilization
reflecting the innate characteristics of a people whose dynamic qualities
were sculptured through a harsh Darwinian process in the cold northlands.
time, as they mixed themselves with desert Semites, the character
of their civilization became increasingly decadent, multi-racial,
and multi-cultural. Hence the Biblical phrase “Whore of
Babylon .” “ Babylon
” came to connote a corrupt, flesh-pot, hedonistic
civilization, on the last leg down before falling by the wayside.
modern example of this connotation can be found in the title to the
book Hollywood Babylon by
Kenneth Anger about rampant scandals within the American film industry
run by Jewish moguls, noted for their sleazy, gangsterish, Asiatic-despotic
tendencies and significant absence of Northern European proclivities
towards chivalrous, principled, and gentlemanly behavior.
as Sumer morphed
into Babylon , which in turn devolved
into Babylonia, we see a similar phase progression pattern in
America history. When America was founded, the white population
overwhelmingly consisted of northern European-descended Protestants.
Most New Englanders were Puritans. They came from eastern England , the most Nordic part of the British isles . They
held a strong work ethic and a staunch code of personal morality.
America absorbed peoples from southern and eastern Europe, to include
millions of Jews in the late 19th century, and then on
top of all this, as America absorbed even more exotic peoples from
around the world, America morphed into a modern version of Babylon.
Extreme hardcore pornography is rampant everywhere.
Most marriages are unstable.
Sexual perversion is mainstreamed.
The government is so corrupt that it routinely lies to its
citizens and even runs false flag operations against them (as documented
later in this book)
demographic situation has now deteriorated to a crisis level, as Pat
Buchanan notes in his book Death of the West, or Wilmot Robertson documented in his classic work
The Dispossessed Majority. Furthermore, the former WASP majority no
longer controls its own destiny.
In The High Priests of War, Michael Collins
Piper documents how Zionist neo-cons have dragged America's
militarily into the historic land
of Babylon and
other Middle Eastern quagmires.
we can see how America , like Sumer
, has moved towards Babylon
not only on a figurative level, but on also on a literal
geo-political level. If
the American global empire winds up imploding at the tail end of its
current Middle Eastern adventures much like the Soviet empire imploded
after Afghanistan, future historians will be able to see tragic poetic
irony in the “return to Babylon” theme.
14 May 2003, May arrived at Ft.
Stewart . Although he was now a civilian,
he was able to talk his way on base.
the Marne Chapel he met with the Chaplain for the Special Forces,
3rd Division, Col. Neil Dennington. He presented him with
the paltry sum of $20.00 raised at the Houston Honors
May spent about 45 minutes speaking with Col Dennington in his office.
He quickly discovered that this was no ordinary military “chaplain,”
to say the least.
Dennington wore a cross on his uniform, he also had the Vietnam Special
Forces patch on his right shoulder.
It depicted a sword and three lightening bolts.
He obviously was not “organic” to the chaplain
service within the 3rd Infantry Division.
To the contrary, Captain May would later surmise that he had
probably been brought in from the outside by top brass on a special
mission to help “handle” Battle of Baghdad survivors.
there was plenty of shelf space in Dennington’s office, there
were only three books. The Bible was conspicuously absent. The three books were as follows: On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
On Killing by LtCol. Dave Grossman, Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, and Warrior of Zen: The
Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan by Arthur Braverman.
gods of war!
conversation started out on martial arts when “Chaplain”
Dennington quickly noticed the thick calluses on May’s hands
and knuckles from Tae Kwon Do exercises.
Dennington confirmed all of Captain May’s worst fears about
the Battle of Baghdad. Yes, the 3/7 cavalry had taken heavy losses
and been thrown off the Baghdad
hundreds of U.S.
soldiers and Marines had died in heavy street fighting taking the
city itself over a period of several days.
Yes, the Bush administration had consciously decidedly to permanently
cover all of this up.
also carried a copy of the Constitution in his pocket similar to the
late Sam Erwin, the colorful former Senator from
North Carolina . However, Dennington was not about to act
on it any time soon. May commented in his 23 Feb 2006, Whalen interview,
confirmed for me that the Constitution was being disobeyed. He stated
to me that assassinations are repressive measures that would be used
to keep this secret. He advised me not to have survivor’s guilt
and to forget all about it.
also told May that a “Special
Forces Detachment” would be used to enforce discipline. Covert assassinations would be employed
to keep word from getting out about the Battle of Baghdad cover-up
that might retard the “war spirit of the nation.”
his 19 June 2006 interview on Snark-Infested Waters, Captain May explained
“Info War” and Col Dennington's involvement in it:
May: …Info War means that people like
Rumsfeld, Bush, Rove --all these rats have militarized information.
They have set up false security clearances to justify keeping things
from the people, or keeping things secure and separate from the people.
They have set up notions like operational security to suppress media
inquiries. They have invented notions like embedding, which is really
kind of a shameful thought --media should never allow itself to be
called embedded --even Walter Conkrite said that sounded like prostitution.
They set up all of these notions for the specific purpose of controlling
the American people. A reversing the proper sovereignty endowed by
the Founders in the people. Not endowed by the Founders in another
King George who was going to come in 200 years later.
Taylor Kent: Right.
Capt May: So that is Info
War. And incidentally, Info War was the name of a team that had been
set up. You have heard of the "Whigs" --the White House
Kent : No, actually I hadn't.
Capt May: Well that was
a group set up with Condoleezza Rice, Stephen Hadley, Rove, Colin
Powell, people who were trying to sell the war. They were a propaganda
cell set up within the White House. One of the teams working to set
up the war scenario for the Bush people was actually called "Info
Kent : Oh, OK.
Capt May: Info War is nothing
but this World War --now please understand me-- this is a World War,
and they told you that from the git-go because they told us it was
going to be the GWOT -the Global War On Terror.
Kent : Right.
Capt May: When they said
Global War, man, that is real close to World War.
Kent : Right.
Capt May: They were laughing
when they said that because they knew doggone well what they were
talking about. And Info War premises say that you know what you are
talking about, but the people don't. That is the art of Info War.
Kent : Right.
Capt May: Making it so
that everything that is relevant is a secret, known only to the elite.
In other words Info War represents the undoing of the
. The reversal of the Constitution and ultimately the
Declaration. Info War is an attack on the sovereignty of American
people by keeping them in a condition of slavery, all of which by
the way was explained to me when I was in Ft. Stewart
in mid-May and met Col Dennington. He was reading right
out of the notes they were giving, and he said the following three
letters "SFD." He said we are going to control "S"
for "See," "F" for "Feel," and "D"
for "Do." We will control what the public sees, therefore
we will control what the public feels, therefore we will control what
the public does. S --See, F --Feel, D --Do, SFD.
Kent : Right.
Capt May: That is the essence
of Info War. Info War, to put in a final thought, is to this World
War what, let's say blitzkrieg was to the last World War. Blitzkrieg
was simply a German word that meant "lightening war." So
what it really meant was the application of all the principles of
modern mechanized and armored tactics along with close air support
to a new form of warfare --lightening warfare. Well Info War represents
the application of the new mechanization, which we call the digital
technology to the warfare equation. And the warfare equation always
in the United
States involves first getting the
public behind the war. So Info War is the attempt to seduce and secure
the public into a state of servitude and ignorance. And the way we
fight Info War, Info War is the attempt to break down that seduction
Kent : OK that makes sense.
Dennington was obviously caught in a cross fire of conflicting loyalties. On the one hand, the DoD Principles of
Information, the Constitution, and other factors suggested he favor
openness. On the other
hand, he was under orders to maintain the cover-up.
He faced career termination and potentially even worse consequences
if he disobeyed.
to Capt May, the tie-breaker for Dennington was an authoritarian attitude.
He felt that the American public needed to be “led” and
could not be trusted with full disclosure.
least one positive thing can said for Col Dennington.
He showed his hand to Captain May.
Dennington told May that he was showing him a face he rarely
showed other people. That in itself suggests that Col Dennington
himself was suffering a crisis of conscience.
Truly evil people can mask everything with deception in perpetuity
a military chaplain is supposed to work within the context of a soldier’s
particular religion to help him achieve his spiritual goals.
The public normally expects confidentiality in this relationship
reminiscent of the traditional attorney-client relationship.
May believes that the Bush cabal specifically brought Dennington to
Ft. Stewart from the outside to manipulate not only Battle of Baghdad
survivors, but also widows of the war dead. What better way to maintain the Battle of
Baghdad cover-up than to “handle” expressions of grief,
disillusionment, and disgruntlement at their inception?
immediately raised a question in May’s mind.
If the Bush administration and Zionist neo-con handlers could
sink low enough to politically invade the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps,
what would stop it from using the Homeland Security state to confiscate
everyone’s civil liberties?
his 19 Jan 2006 Cracking Satan’s Code interview, part 1, with
Carol Hughes, Captain May described how the Bush administration also
manipulated the dead and wounded:
May: …And you may recall at this great distance now that
that summer of 2003 there were wounded soldiers so heavy at Ft. Stewart
that they could not fill them into the hospital and had them staying
in tents out on the grounds. The reason was that there were so many
wounded from the Battle of Baghdad that they couldn't accommodate
them all and because it was all covered up --of course under the catchall
phrase of top secret, operational security, which is what they do
with any mistakes the military ever makes--
Hughes: Oh yes.
Capt May: Especially with George Bush as leader.
Since they were covering up the story, they weren't shipped to other
hospitals. They weren't given adequate military treatment. They were
put out there to fester in tents. And I found out when I got to
on May 14, 2003 that the orphan's children and widow's
wives were being "drugged and thugged." They were being
intimidated into shutting their little mouths. So not only had my
brother soldiers and sister soldiers died in the hundreds for this
war, to be covered up and desecrated, but their widows and orphans
were being abused. So at that point I came home to
Houston and in July of 2003, on July 4th as
a matter of fact, I began to work as a full time operative against
the Bush regime because it was apparent to me that any regime that
could do all these things could do anything. I had seen enough wickedness
to fall back on to my oath of commissioning. And to begin to oppose
4 July 2003. Thom Shanker, New York Times Pentagon correspondent,
wrote about a rebellion by 800 Ft.
Stewart wives. That might seem like another good start
towards getting truth out to the public, but Capt May was very dissatisfied
with this piece. Eleven days later, he sent Shanker an email
criticizing him for the way he allowed the Pentagon to provide
counter propaganda for the story:
are running (like turtles) to telling the truth that you already know,
I guess. Isn’t that why, on July 4, you reported about
800 Ft. Stewart
wives (most of whom are given calming drugs by
’s physicians) mobbing a colonel who was trying
to bullsh*t them? I guess you let the Bush Team know about the
story in advance, though, because by the day the story came out they
had already set up a counter-information campaign.
hours after your story ran, CNN showed a staged call between a loyal
3rd Infantry Division captain and his loyal wife from
Ft. Stewart , Georgia
. They talked about lots of spontaneous things
– like how proud he was to be in the desert with all the proud
soldiers and how proud she was to be at Ft. Stewart
waiting with all the other proud spouses. It was
straight from Big Brother. Later, the Pentagon announced that
they were bringing 900 soldiers home immediately (900 support
soldiers, that is, who weren’t at the Battle of Baghdad, and
don’t know the whole story).
the Pentagon guys wanted the public to think of the 900 happy
folks instead of the 800 unhappy folks. It’s a
little public affairs trick you should remember in the future.
Later the Pentagon announced a plan to rotate the whole 3rd
Division out by September, but now realizes it can’t fade the
political heat of the president’s dastardly deed: George
is holding the 3rd Infantry Division as POW’s for spin control.
It’s as good a story as Benedict Arnold, if you asked me.
the abuse of wounded at Ft Stewart was part of a larger pattern of
deception by the Bush administration.
May noted in an Iconoclast interview regarding the Walter
Reed scandal that erupted years later (2 April 2007)
goes right to the heart of the point, which is that no one has ever
given a damn about the soldiers. The same thing that has been done
at Walter Reed for four years was done to the wounded soldiers of
the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft.
summer of 2003. The boys were sleeping out in canvas tents in the
Georgia summer. There was no publicity
of any note given to that. When I think about Walter Reed, I think
it is emblematic of the heath-care given, not in just this war, but
probably in every war.
observed that the overflow of wounded could have easily been sent
to adequate medical facilities at Ft. Sam Houston and other Army bases,
but instead were kept in tents at Ft.
to hide them from media.
the war in Iraq dragged on, the Bush Administration continued to cover
up tactical defeats and the real number of war dead, just it had with
3/7 cavalry at the Baghdad Airport:
February 2004, Joe Vialls reported that, "According to a well-placed
Pentagon source, the White House and corporate media are reporting
less than half the actual American military deaths in
Iraq . As of 3 February 2004, the
'official' media total stood at 528, while the real total at midnight
on the same day was 1,188. This criminal discrepancy in the fatality
figures is due to corrupt civilians in the Pentagon working for Paul
Wolfowitz Inc." In April 2004 this report appeared on Sky News and then swiftly disappeared:
assuming their actions would not be noticed [or could not be countered]
by the Republic Guard, a few thousand U.S. Marines with battle tanks
and other armor approached the 300,000 residents of Fallujah from
the east and the west, drawn from existing Marine bases in Ar Ramadi
. This was an inexcusably stupid tactical error, because as soon as
the U.S. Marines closed on Fallujah and started shelling the unarmed
women and children within, Republican Guard Special Forces units carried
out lightning strikes on the weakened Marine bases in Ar Ramadi and
Western Baghdad, destroying fuel dumps and killing 130 Americans in
less than 12 hours.
a further effort to
disguise the true number of dead, the Bush Administration restricted
flights of American dead to their central collection point at Dover
AFB to night time. Photographs were prohibited. Wounded who died after
being evacuated by plane out of Iraq
were not counted as war dead.
top of all this, there were even numerous
reports of American dead being buried in anonymous mass graves
in Iraq to avoid any reporting at all:
casualty deceptions have continued, even after more than five and
a half years of the Iraq war. As of Dec 4, 2008, the casualty
web page at antiwar.com estimated over 100,000 actual casualties
since the inception of the invasions of Afghanistan
compared to the official figure of 30,852.
It cites one source claiming that 320,000 veterans have brain
injuries. To add insult to injury, the Bush administration
forced many soldiers to pay for their own prosthetic devices.
of these casualty estimates are probably vastly understated, to the
extent that they only involve some form of violent trauma.
However, there is another more subtle form of damage that is
actually more catastrophic.
Doug Rokke, Leuren Moret, and other experts have
provided strong evidence that the biggest long term killer of
all is aerosolized depleted uranium.
to Dr. Rokke, over two thousand tons of depleted uranium munitions
have been expended in the Middle East since Persian Gulf War I. At a minimum, roughly half of each depleted
uranium round “aerosolizes” or disintegrates into submicron-sized
particles that easily pass through skin and lungs.
Once inside the body, they also penetrate the blood-brain barrier
and cell membranes throughout the body.
These particles have a half life of 4.5 billion years, and
have sufficient radioactivity once inside cells to create significant
DNA damage. Since they can attack almost everywhere
in the body, they produce a wide variety of symptoms can ranging from
various types of cancers and neurological diseases to specific organ
failures and skin rashes.
that DU munitions have been used, to include areas outside the Middle
East such as Kosovo and Serbia in addition to Iraq
, the surrounding civilian populations have witnessed
startling increases in birth defects as well as ailments with widely
Warrior: Depleted uranium
and the mystery of sick and dying Gulf War vets”
by Robert Koehler, April 12, 2007 describes one example of
a catastrophic increase in the level of “miscellaneous”
ailments reported by the Veterans Administration:
to Veterans Administration figures from last November, 205,000 GIs
who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, a third of the total,
have sought medical care, for such problems as malignant tumors (1,584),
endocrinal and metabolic diseases (36,409), nervous system diseases
(61,524), digestive system diseases (63,002), musculoskeletal diseases
(87,590), and mental disorders (73,157), among many other conditions.
One of the largest categories is "ill defined," a.k.a. mystery
conditions (67,743). In comparison, a relatively small number (35,765)
have sought VA care for injuries.
Bush administration has resorted to deception, cover-ups, and bad
faith in numerous other ways. It frequently strong-armed soldiers with
its “stop-loss” orders to extend their tours beyond the
original contractual understandings or to force them to repeat tours
in Iraq beyond their original agreements.
It has also tried to put wounded soldiers back on duty before
they were fully recovered from their injuries.
the second hour of his 19 Jan 2006 Cracking Satan’s Code interview,
Captain May described how the worst suffering of all has fallen upon
the Iraqi population, which was never had anything to do with 9/11
or harboring alleged weapons of mass destruction:
May …A year ago the British Lancet medical journal took
an objective survey and estimated there are 100,000 Iraqi deaths from
the war. This was in November of 2004 that they said that. Just last
month, the media started quoting Bush as saying, "Yes, we killed
30,000 Iraqis." Well, by now it is probably closer to a quarter
million, or a 150,000. It is way up there. They are keeping the numbers
down through the control and manipulation of the media--
pain and suffering ordered by George W. Bush is particularly hypocritical
and contemptible, given that he himself never served in combat. In fact he avoided
Vietnam duty and was UA from his
May summarized the deplorable situation in his 19 Jan 2006, hr 1 interview
with Karen Hughes of Cracking Satan’s Code and brought the issue
full circle by linking it with corruption on the home front.
Capt May: So we are living in an era of government via conspiracy.
Let me move on. BOBCUP, what we called the Battle of Baghdad cover-up,
is what pulled the original Ghost Troop together. And that cover-up
of the American dead goes on to this day.
Capt May: So when you hear
the media talking, whether you are talking about the so-called left
wing media or the so-called right wing media, the good cop, the bad
cop, what you are hearing is, you know, Bush is or is not to blame
for 2,000 dead G.I.'s. And everyone says that. The truth is this summer
from my military and media and international sources, I have pretty
much confirmed that the real number was 10,000. They are counting
every fifth soldier. Every fifth Marine. We are getting one fifth
of the number. Because they have already established an event for
this media apparatus. These polls and whatnot, these focus groups.
They knew going into this war knowing how many casualties the American
public wanted to believe had happened before they get out of the war.
So, they just cooked the books. And that creates no problem. Nobody
has any doubt that Ken Lay --and of course I knew Ken Lay [former
head of Enron], he is a Houston guy and I did a little bit of writing
for him as a high end speech writer-- Ken Lay cooked the books. Nobody
is shocked at that. But people somehow are shocked when you say, "Well,
the president is cooking the books." Or, "The Department
of the Army Public Affairs Office is cooking the books."
Hughes: The Pentagon.
Capt May: The idea that
the presidency, the White House, or the Department of Defense, or
the public affairs people are cooking the books, under counting the
dead by four out of five not counted, is no more difficult for a person
who has seen the world to believe than Ken Lay was counting one out
of every five bucks that he stuck in his pocket for taxes. People
cook books all the time.
Capt May: And the idea
that the media is going along with the cooking books on the death
count is no more difficult for a person who has seen the world than
the idea that all the lawyers and accountants who went along with
Enron cooking the books on the finances. When Ken Lay decided that
he was going to teach government and cheat us and cook the books on
money, everybody went along, until eventually it looked like he was
going to fall, and then he started bailing out and pretending that
he had a conscience. But the professions are always the people who
go along for the ride. So right now you have a conspiracy of silence
on this one small issue we are talking about. The introduction issue
to Ghost Troop, which was the body count cover up, it started at
Baghdad . That is when we caught it. Because now that I have explained what
I saw to you, you can see that was a pretty conspicuous cover up once
you thought about it.
the truth outs, and by 2008-2009, a series of stories began to elaborate
on the extensive Pentagon propaganda apparatus beneath the WHIG’s
–or the White House Iraq Group described by Captain May.
Pentagon certainly expends considerable resources to influence public
opinion. The article 7 Feb 2009 article “DoD
walks fine line between news, propaganda” by Chris Tomlinson
Associated Press investigation found that over the past five years,
the money the military spends on winning hearts and minds at home
and abroad has grown by 63 percent, to at least $4.7 billion this
year, according to Defense Department budgets and other documents.
That almost is as much as it spent on body armor for troops in Iraq
between 2004 and 2006.
year, the Pentagon will employ 27,000 people just for recruitment,
advertising and public relations, almost as many as the total 30,000-person
work force in the State Department.
Navy Commander Jeff Huber published “Ministry
of Truth and Peace” at military.com on 27 Jan 2009.
links to the “Pentagon
Military Analyst Program” at Sourcewatch described as follows:
Pentagon military analyst program was launched in early 2002
by then-Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke. The idea was to recruit "key
influentials" to help sell a wary public on "a possible
Former NBC military analyst Kenneth Allard called the effort "Psyops
Pentagon documents repeatedly refer to the military analysts as 'message
force multipliers' or 'surrogates' who could be counted on to deliver
administration 'themes and messages' to millions of Americans 'in
the form of their own opinions.' ... Don
Meyer, an aide to Ms. Clarke, said a strategic decision was made
in 2002 to make the analysts the main focus of the public relations
push to construct a case for war." [emphasis added]
Clarke and her senior aide, Brent T. Krueger, eventually signed up more than
75 retired military officers, who appeared on television and radio
news shows as military analysts, and/or penned newspaper op/ed columns.
The Pentagon held weekly meetings with the military analysts, which
continued as of April 2008, when David Barstow reported on the program
in the New York Times.
program proved successful and was expanded to issues besides the Iraq
War. "Other branches of the administration also began to
make use of the analysts. Mr. Gonzales, then the attorney general, met with them
soon after news leaked that the government was wiretapping terrorism
suspects in the United
States without warrants, Pentagon
records show. When David H. Petraeus was appointed the commanding general
in January 2007, one of his early acts was to meet with
Huber comments on the sinister origins of the RMA program:
after 9/11, then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld established the
of Strategic Influence, an information warfare directorate with
"a broad mission ranging from 'black' campaigns that use disinformation
and other covert activities to 'white' public affairs that rely on
truthful news releases," according to its chief, Air Force one-star
Simon P. Worden. Protests arose when the Pentagon announced
that the OSI would "provide news items, possibly even false ones."
Rumsfeld shut down OSI to quell the controversy. Well, he sort
of shut it down. "You can have the [OSI] name," he
said at a press conference, "but I'm gonna keep doing every single
thing that needs to be done and I have."
it skulked out the servants' door, OSI spawned a number of truth sub-ministries
within the Defense Department, one of which was the Retired Military
of Truth and Peace, Part II” Huber comments:
April 2008, an in-depth investigation by the New
York Times revealed that the RMA program had employed retired
military officers in a "campaign to generate favorable news coverage
of the administration’s wartime performance."
all that really remains unclear in this context is why the I.G. didn't
look up the definition of "propaganda." Maybe that
was outside the scope of his investigation.
TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand," by David Barstow
was a watershed story for the New York Times, the paper that,
more than any other mainstream media outlet, had allowed the Bush
administration to use it as a conduit for the false
propaganda that convinced the country of the need to invade Iraq
. Where Michael R. Gordon and Judith Miller cited unnamed "officials"
nearly 30 times in their September 2002 article that fraudulently
asserted Saddam Hussein was pursuing nuclear weapons technology,
Barstow 's investigative report was an exemplar
of cold fact and attributed testimony.
Army colonel Ken Allard, an NBC analyst, called the RMA program a
sophisticated information operation. “This was a coherent,
he told Barstow
referenced internal Pentagon documents that "repeatedly
refer to the military analysts as 'message force multipliers' or 'surrogates'
who could be counted on to deliver administration 'themes and messages'
to millions of Americans 'in the form of their own opinions.'"
Myer, aide to assistant secretary of defense for public affairs Torie
Clarke, told Barstow that a strategic
decision was made in 2002 to use the analysts as the main focus of
the public relations push to argue the case for war with Iraq
. Another Clarke aid, Brent T. Krueger, said the idea was to
have the analysts be in effect “writing the op-ed” for
all, the program recruited more than 75 retired officers, all of them
cleared by Donald Rumsfeld, the largest contingent of whom, not surprisingly,
worked for Fox News.
a concluding remark for this chapter, I must point out that viewing
RMA or any other Pentagon information program as the mother of all
propaganda evils is simplistic. In actuality, there has been a staggering
garden variety of state-sponsored agencies involved in propagandizing
the American public.
some examples, We learn in By Way of Deception: The Making of a Mossad
Officer by Victor Ostrovsky that Israel ’s Mossad has a department
that does nothing but concoct cover stories and fabricate evidence
to create cover for espionage, to include false flag operations. Later in this work we will touch upon the
FBI’s COINTELPRO, used to infiltrated and disrupt dissidents. We also mention the CIA’s Operation
Mockingbird which deliberately gained control of major media in America
beginning in the 1950’s, plus testimony by former Minnesota
Governor Jesse Ventura about CIA infiltration of his state government.
but not least, ADL, AIPAC, the Jewish Institute for National Security
Affairs (JINSA), and many other Jewish organizations effectively act
as unregistered propaganda agencies of Israel
. Given that the Jewish Lobby originated
the “Project for a New American Century” and other documents
that created the foundation for America
’s invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq , they are arguably more powerful
than Office of the Secretary of Defense.
case you missed the raw exercise of Jewish lobby muscle with George
Bush, it certainly did not go away once his successor, Barack Obama,
came into office. For
Lobby Gives Obama His Marching Orders” by Michael Collins
Piper, American Free Press, Jan 26, 2009:observed that:
POWERFUL JEWISH LOBBY in Washington is already
issuing marching orders to President-elect Barack Obama. One of the
most influential voices of the lobby has published an array of “working
papers” designed to tell the president how he must maintain
the “special relationship” between the United States and
Israel, increase pressure on a variety of Arab and Muslim states that
are perceived as dangers to Israel, and generally assure that Israel’s
interests will always be first and foremost in the conduct of U.S.
foreign policy, not only in the Middle East but around the globe…
Whether President Obama intends real change, as he promised, or whether
he will advance the Israeli agenda (which saw its power expand exponentially
in the Republican administration of George W. Bush) remains to be
seen. But “the lobby” is making its voice heard and Obama
knows that he better not ignore it.
Additional Update References:
Embeds Active-Duty PSYOPS Soldiers at Local TV Stations,
from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts by
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Infowars.com
Perfidy of Government: Evidence v. Denial by Dr. Paul
Torture Hearings (video), "Sept. 15, 2010, House
VA Committee hearing: Sergeant Chuck Luther describes how he was tortured
by U.S. Army officials. Learn more at http://www.joshuakors.com/military."
Government to America’s Vets: Drop Dead by Gary
war contractors die unreported, PressTV
Horton Interviews Joshua Kors "Joshua Kors, writer
for The Nation, discusses the military’s fraudulent
disorder” discharges that deprive injured soldiers of benefits
and medical care, Sergeant Chuck Luther’s mistreatment and effective
incarceration by Army doctors, how the Pentagon has saved an estimated
12 billion dollars by denying care to 22,600 soldiers since 2001 and
how the Feres
Doctrine limits malpractice lawsuits against military doctors."
Drugged by Kelley Vlahos, The American Conservative
"...Turns out the government has spent upwards of $1 billion
on “common pain and psychiatric medications” for soldiers
from 2001 to 2009. The military is drugging up soldiers more than
ever – 76 percent more than at the start of the two-front war
— and in doing so, keep them in the ranks, in the field, behind
.50-caliber machine guns and engaging in patrols, despite physical
and emotional pain, depression and post traumatic stress likely held-over
from previous tours in-country. One wonders how far the military will
go to keep warm bodies in the warzone."
Casualties, but Who’s Counting? by Kelley B. Vlahos,
November 10, 2009, antiwar.com
Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars, A
suicidal, genocidal, omnicidal course
by Leuren Moret, globalresearch.ca, previously published San Francisco
Bay View 26 December 2006.
...Since 1991, in Iraq, Yugoslavia
and Afghanistan, the U.S. and its British military partner have looted
and bombed the cultural relics of those countries into radioactive rubble,
destroying families and erasing the collective memory and expression
of ancient cultures and civilizations. The looting of the Baghdad Museum
was planned in the Pentagon in January 2003 with the same antiquities
dealers who looted the Nazi collections after WW II. The destruction
of national identity is also part of “the plan.”
Since 1991, in Iraq, Yugoslavia
and Afghanistan, the U.S. and its British military partner have looted
and bombed the cultural relics of those countries into radioactive rubble,
destroying families and erasing the collective memory and expression
of ancient cultures and civilizations. The looting of the Baghdad Museum
was planned in the Pentagon in January 2003 with the same antiquities
dealers who looted the Nazi collections after WW II. The destruction
of national identity is also part of “the plan.”
“To achieve one-world government,”
said Brock Chisholm, former director of the U.N. World Health Organization,
“it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
their loyalty to family traditions and national identification ...