Letter: ‘War is just a racket’
Ryan Summerlin September 30, 2013
To the Editor:
Once again the political commentary at Sky-Hi News has it all wrong. The columns of both Bill Hamilton and Felicia Muftic are filled with pro-war propaganda that are without a proper explanation to the general public. If Saddam Hussein did indeed have weapons of mass destruction that were moved to Syria in early 2003, where did Saddam acquire these chemical weapons? Oh yeah, that’s right, the U.S. State Department gave them to him for Iraq to fight a deadly proxy war with Iran from 1980-1988. Donald Rumsfield (Secretary of Defense during Operation Iraqi Freedom) shook the hands of Hussein in 1983 as a special envoy of President Reagan to guarantee Iraq the full support of U.S. taxpayers. Though U.S. chemical weapons were covertly being smuggled into Iraq, the State Department did intervene on March 3, 1984, to stop a U.S. company from shipping 22,000 pounds of phosphorus fluoride (a chemical weapons precursor much like the one used recently in Syria) into Iraq. Oddly enough, it is fluoride, which now occupies some 90 percent of the American public water supply and yet is a chemical that was never added to the water supply until the Nazis used it for their diabolical concentration camps to bring their Jewish prisoners under complete submissive control. So now as our country declines into madness and decay, is it any wonder that the average IQ of our mainstream political commentary is equivalent to that of a sock puppet? The Holocaust was a horrible nightmare of the past that is currently being revisited upon all the peoples of the world through the corporate fascist policies of the United States and her allies of the war machine. If we do not hang together as a people of all races and creeds, then we shall all hang separately when the evil greed of the corrupt military-industrial complex comes knocking in the dark of the night as they did in Hitler’s Germany. As a U.S. Marine who served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (2003 invasion and 2004 Fallujah offensive), I can truly say that Felicia’s comment, “Our guns are still cocked and pointed (at Syria),” makes me sick to my stomach. The great U.S. Marine hero Smedley Butler said it the best when he declared that, “War is just a racket.” For those of us who have never served in war, perhaps you should talk to a veteran who will never forget what it is like to be played on both sides of the fence, much as President Obama is playing all of his liberal authoritarian supporters.