US 99 % betrayed by Neocon & Zionist 1%
On US Memorial Day Americans should not only remember the US war dead but also the shameful treatment of US veterans (of whom about 50,000 have committed suicide since 9-11), the appallingly treated American 99% (1 million of whom die preventably each year because the Neocon American and Zionist 1% spends trillions of dollars on killing Muslims abroad rather on than saving American lives at home), the 38 million Asians who have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1950 US Asian wars, and the circa 13 million Muslims who have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims.
Memorial Day is an American federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May and is a day of remembrance for the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. However, by the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.
On the occasion of Memorial Day in 2012 President Obama described the treatment of Vietnam veterans as a “national shame” stating: “It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. That’s why here today we resolve that it will not happen again… you were often blamed for a war you didn’t start when you should have been commended for serving your country with valor…[another chance to] “tell your story as it should have been told all along. That’s one more way we keep perfecting our union, setting the record straight. And it starts today. Because history will honor your service. And even though some Americans turned their back on you, you never turned your back on America.”
Below is an attempt to “set the record straight” about the continuing shameful treatment of US veterans and indeed of the American 99% as a whole by the remorselessly greedy and traitorous American and Zionist 1% who dominate US mainstream media, public life and government.
1. Vietnam War US dead & wounded.
58,220 US service personnel killed and 303,664 wounded. A major consequence of the war was to greatly increase the US Government-complicit heroin trade within the US with a devastating impact on African American communities in particular that continues to this day.
2. Iraq War US dead & wounded.
4,487 US service personnel killed, 32,226 wounded, 47,541 suffering injury, disease or other medical afflictions.
3. Afghanistan War US dead & wounded.
3,012 US personnel killed, 14,738 wounded.
4. About 50,000 US veteran suicides since 2001.
It is estimated that about 50,000 US veterans have committed suicide since 9-11. Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, Departments of Defense-Veterans Affairs, Suicide Prevention Conference, Washington, DC, and January 11, 2010: “Of the more than 30 thousand suicides in this country each year, fully 20 percent of them are Veteran suicides. That means, on average, eighteen Veterans commit suicide each day. Five of those 18 are under VA care at the time they take their lives. Losing five Veterans, who are in treatment, every month, and never having a shot at helping the 13 others, who aren’t under our care, means that we have a lot of work to do”.
5. 218,000 US drug-related deaths linked to Afghan War.
According to the US CDC: “In 2006, a total of 38,396 persons died of drug-induced causes in the United States (Tables 21 and 22). This category includes not only deaths from dependent and nondependent use of legal or illegal drugs, but also poisoning from medically prescribed and other drugs. It excludes unintentional injuries, homicides, and other causes indirectly related to drug use, as well as newborn deaths due to the mother’s drug use.”
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UN ODC) has stated clearly that “the United States saw 38,400 deaths from illicit drug use in 2006, corresponding to a drug-related mortality rate of 182 deaths per one million inhabitants aged 15-64".
60% of these drug-related deaths are due to opiates and of opiate-related deaths 90% are due to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry to about 90% of world market share i.e. 0.6 x 0.9 x 38,400 = 20,740 pa and 20, 740 pa x 10.5 years = 218,000 US opiate drug deaths since October 2001 due to US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry. The corresponding figures for the World, Australia and the UK are about 1 million, 3,800 and 18,000 such deaths, respectively, linked to the US Alliance and Australian invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
6. 1 million Americans die preventably each year.
It is estimated that 1 million Americans die preventably each year due to warped fiscal priorities of supporting wars abroad rather than saving American lives at home. The breakdown of these 1 million annual preventable American deaths (some categories overlapping, some not immediately preventable) is 443,000 (smoking), 300,000 (obesity), 75,000 (alcohol), 70,000 (air pollution), 45,000 (lack of health cover), 33,000 (motor vehicles), 31,000 (guns), 30,000 (suicides, 20% being US veterans), 21,000 (infants), 21,000 (opiates from US restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry), and 15,000 (homicides).
7. 3,000 died in the US complicit 9-11 atrocity.
Numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts say that the US Government did 9-11, with some suggesting Israeli involvement in the atrocity that killed 3,000 people and was ostensibly responsible for the US War on Terror.
Thus, for example, Major General Albert N. Stubblebine (graduate of the U.S. Military Academy West Point, class of 52, distinguished 32 year career in the U.S. Army, retired as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM) in a video documentary (2006): “One of my experiences in the Army was being in charge of the Army’s Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence during the Cold War. I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. And I said, “The plane does not fit in that hole”. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?”
Major General Albert Stubblebine on explosive demolition of the WTC buildings in the 9-11 atrocity (2009): “You look at the buildings falling, they didn’t fall down because of an airplane hit them, they fell down because explosives went off inside. Demolition. Look at Building 7 for God sakes … I do not believe the free press is free anymore… The press is saying what they have been told to say about this. Now do I have proof about this? No. But I believe that all the stories that were told about 9/11 were false… What is it they do not want the public to know?”
No Iraqi or Afghans were involved in the 9-11 atrocity according to the “official version” of 9-11 from the lying Bush Administration that according to the Center for Public Integrity told 935 lies between 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq.
8. Shocking 38 million Asians dead in post-1950 US Asian wars.
Spare a thought for the estimated 38 million people who died from violence or war-imposed deprivation associated with post-1950 US Asian wars, the breakdown being 5.2 million (Korea), 1.2 million (Laos), 6.1 million (Cambodia), 15.3 million (Vietnam), 4.6 million (Iraq) and 5.6 million (Afghanistan). About 13 million Muslims have died from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-1990 US War on Muslims, the breakdown being 4.6 million (Iraq), 5.6 million (Afghanistan), 2.2 million (Somalia), 0.1 million (Palestine) and 0.1 million (Libya).
As President Obama said on his 2012 Memorial Day speech: “Tell your story as it should have been told all along. That’s one more way we keep perfecting our union, setting the record straight. And it starts today. Because history will honor your service”. The American 99% should take note of the Awful Truth as set out above and use what remains of their democratic rights to throw off the shackles of the lying, traitorous, anti-American Neocon and Zionist 1% who dominate US mainstream media, public life and government. Indeed outstanding Jewish Hungarian-American philanthropist, investor, and Holocaust survivor George Soros has demanded the de-Nazification of America, stating stated: “America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany. We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process.
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