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actually not that unusual and lie down for those attitudes to prevail. because i was a good athlete good school and good in my church and a good boy scout my town was really proud of. in one thousand sixty-six as the u.s. military began ramping up its forces in vietnam brian wilson was drafted. i enlisted in the air force for four year program to go into the army as a as an inductee. and then i got my orders to become an air force granger officer commanding a unit of forty men. and so soon i found myself in vietnam my duty was to go and assess the success or failure bombing missions.
in one week. we went visited five targets been problems. all the targets were inhabited fishing. shack and they were all i defended. pushing. these villages were bombed at two hundred fifty to three hundred feet five hundred pound bombs in china shop to take off. so everybody needs build systems either dead or just about dead and they were all blocked it is burnt finish off i watched as far as i could walk before the bodies were a show thick i couldn't walk any further i looked down at my feet. and i saw a young bean mees woman holding three children in her arms her eyes are open. her
eyes were just staring and i was looking at my sister you. knew i looked into his eyes and it was all lies or was a lie and i suspect that everything i had ever been taught i was a lie. my life completely radically changed. i do not know why i am here. i was in somebody else's village nine thousand miles from my farming village and state new york. are they doing there or we doing there. i want to for more religious that we saw the same scene then i realized i don't need to do this if these are not pct. these are mother.
these are small children. and if you elderly. they were killing villagers in villages. and calling in receipt. if. i said i was on the wrong side. i said how could this be good for you i'm on the wrong side i could. valedictorians honor society student council. all conference athlete. did everything right. and was all wrong. why must this nation. has heard it saves and its interest and its power. for the sake of a people so far away. we fight because we must fight.
if we are to live in a world. where every country can shape its all this. training regime believe all these years that there are enemies out there. that charge to protect ourself from human beings and it really is we were the enemy . during bryant's four years in the air force the vietnam conflict increasingly polarized the american public. brian the lord is his commanders about atrocities he had witnessed his reports were ignored he emerged from the military vietnam with a profound sense of alienation.
to go to a country that we knew nothing about committing genocide and to still be with our. people. much more to what. the officers treated. the of the people born on the fourth of july like brian run kovac received a bronze star for valor and a purple heart after being wounded leading an attack in vietnam that. even though i was paralyzed in viet nam in many ways i see that it was a blessing in disguise i had been able to recognize that. that peace is so much more important in war out of an understanding and compassion respecting the lives.
each and every human being how many more bombs are we going to have to drop how many more people are going to have to die we've got to profoundly change i turn in my branstad to work on art i lock my leg in vietnam i'm not totally opposed this war or carrying out over there i'm stuck to what they've got going and tell a stop telling your brothers they're the traitors stop all. night and states wage its unofficial war for nearly a decade. one nine hundred seventy one former military analyst daniel ellsberg released the pentagon. then he started. i know we were in the course of dropping many times the ton of world war two. i came back from vietnam understanding that there was going to be no kind of success. and felt that we should get out of concealment this information for twenty five
years has now led to the deaths of fifty thousand americans and several hundred thousand vietnamese in the last few years a couple of million over twenty years of this involvement. and i think the odds have been weighted in favor of secrecy the classified department of defense files revealed that since one thousand nine hundred forty five presidents truman eisenhower kennedy and johnson had misled congress and the public about unconstitutional military actions those beginning in the one nine hundred sixty s. included secret raids on cambodia and north vietnam richard nixon i knew was to see this much the same way and was continuing the war while presenting to the public that he was on the process of getting out and we speak of america's priorities the first priority must always be peace for america and the word. revelation of the secret pending. documents for street protests and anger spread
across the country decorated war heroes and civilians marched together protesting the unconstitutional undeclared war. the united states has been at war under every president since nine hundred forty one. ever since the end of world war two us presidents have authorized the illegal and unconstitutional wars of aggression. according to the us constitution only congress can declare war but presidents have consistently found ways to wage war without congressional approval. between one nine hundred fifty and two thousand the us government has overthrown sixty democratically elected governments dropped bombs on over thirty nations and attempted assassinations of over sixty foreign leaders. millions die in these undeclared wars. and.
i were just a kid years old and i was looking at. pictures in a book about the earth war. i said to myself what a crazy way try to solve it. and as the years have gone by i. became even more can vent that that seven year old. was right fear of communism remained at fever pitch in the early one nine hundred eighty s. camus common around president reagan turned his focus to the resource rich countries of central and south america central america to stop them to directly affect the security and it will be the only and central american is much closer to the united states than many of the trouble spots the concerns. we knew that already
. in the country situated system because for one hundred years two hundred years was a safe and three dollars. for every dollar we invest is sort of the source code for their nose. for forty years the united states received first choice on the ninety percent of nicaraguan exports in return the us government supported the dictatorship of the some most of dynasty the family used land confiscation and political repression to rule over the nicaraguan people. in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine the samosa those were driven out after a long war waged by the popular sandinista party led by daniel ortega. one nine hundred eighty two. template for president reagan's plans to overthrow the
nicaraguan government the congress passed the boland amendment which prohibited u.s. military aid to the contras one thousand nine hundred four daniel ortega was elected democratically this government implemented new social services for providing free education health care and land reform. reagan vend used ortega's socialist policies and economic aid received from the soviet union to start a covert war using the national security council the administration sent secret aid to the mercenary soldiers known as the contras. despite the passage of the boland amendment the arming and support of the contras became the most ambitious paramilitary and political action mounted by the cia since vietnam. war changed as new sandinista government turned to the american p.c. . to just for help. we've begun with the request of the knower to get water
to bring people down she says look i don't care who you bring don't bring down republicans democrats but we want people to know. your country is devastating our country. what politicians to do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be. the two going to be cross this is what the four three in the morning can't be good
for. i'm interested always in the waters in the hottest. first super bowl. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics school this list i'm showbusiness i'll see that. mean i mean i didn't measure your. own genius on us he. doesn't want to know most of us to be in yours and yours was not a. good month later really you know. we thought ways their ways but no i did my best it's nice of the white. people. he said yes this is. this one of those. are the ones that should be the school. maybe
there really was. no one else shows same wrong. but old roles just don't hold. anything in the world that you get to say proud just they become educated and indeed trained equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. you know world the big part of the game lot of things and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bath and
shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. i know that other us americans who are going to they're going to i when i'm serving in the war zone we literally sent thousands of people to see the war in iraq where they would come home wouldn't speak in their churches right up the and so on reagan was forced to admit that the u.s. was actively working to overthrow ortega's democratically elected government. to gain political support to the president presented the contras as a people's democratic movement as a condition of our aid i would insist on civilian control over all military forces that no human rights abuses are tolerated that any financial corruption to be rooted out that american aid go only to those committed to democratic groups.
and i want to nag and i were one thousand and six i was a johnny come lately. within the first week the contras these u.s. funded terrorists attacked three charming whopper chairs east arrest early and killed eleven eleven accomplice chinos. i saw five of those compazine i was coming in on horse drawn wagons to this to the rest of the cemetery in open caskets and horse drawn wagons. the main contra targets have consistently been civilian homes buses or trucks which has helped destroy any. public support they may have. eight civilians were killed in this truck when ambushed by counter machine gun the sandinista government says that in the past six years over ten thousand civilians have been wounded. the contras also known as the nicaraguan
democratic force maintained affronted by a civilian adults. who would earlier worked as the cia informed by before we fight. or i discovered really for the first time my fish surely understood the pattern. which was to destroy people power movements and i was one of the people i know was a power it is a fact that the policies of the united states of america are you know illegal both international and domestic law. in fundamental standards of decency center stood by people all over the world and i wanted to demonstrate mine a solitary with the people and my being men opposition to the power coming out of my own country.
against fear against. those things. because its main dangers player country. is in one thousand eighty six and one nine hundred eighty seven brian m. in the other veterans participated in more than veteran peace action teams of the past teams walked through nicaragua's war torn villages gathering proof of human rights violations by the us back cantelupe. do need to stay tuned. but not enough strict he made his station. in the sound of war in central america. anything is going to happen to you is going to be responsible for the. only one country that's already in
its united states. they're funding. terrorists so i think the terrorists from the states are responsible in the course of. the truth of what we were doing and. brian wilson. we were talking about the situation about what we could do to protest u.s. foreign policy and clearly in central america. where the. door. to door of this. measure occur in its own people i mean i came away from their disgust of the mark on true doing the poor people say they were.
so treated by so we got to argue my what are we going to do. we started to say you know we know there's a school injury. and you. know i met brian because there were a number of vietnam veterans who were alarmed about what was happening in central america and charlie brian wilson murphy and george my so decided to bring attention to the issues of the u.s. foreign policy in central america particularly again. on sunday evening president reagan urged the american people to support his aid package to the nicaraguan rebels the contras he asked for. one hundred million dollars seventy million of which is military aid he called to send needs to government a cancer and nicaragua a soviet beachhead in north america and a command post for international terror you know the truth about them you know who they're fighting and why they are the moral people of our founding fathers and the
brave men and women of the french resistance we cannot turn away from. is right. it is right versus wrong. to twenty one. hundred million dollars for the cold. i was depressed because of your leadership who. stood up to do it. in washington d.c. and then up to me. and. we both were. totally opposed to the war they talk to me about charlie. was planning to do
a fast. and opposition to the us backed contras. before i did the fast i decided that a significant. could be. you know this very prestigious medal of honor and in protest of u.s. foreign policy and central america. is the most powerful statement but i felt that i could make. sure. actually some way do you know your life well then following a. fast need to have strategic objectives. brian was really determined that the objective
of this fast was to change u.s. foreign policy toward nicaragua. and people. i went to in washington as many did to support the parents gathered steps of the capitol and i remember the inspirational that i and others there. charles bryan. charged my so. they were doing something that was. they were talking about nicaragua and what we were doing there but it was bigger than the karate purcel salvador of central america it was white america and of course himself. and what it meant to those on the receiving. end how this was all being carried out with. this.
president last week. what congress did not. say they are strong against communism. in the face of justice and liberty as the fast got on to thirty five and forty days and that's approaching the time when people began dying from fast like this and although they were being monitored they were getting weaker and weaker and we were quite alarmed they were usually. the question can come up relative to fasting it is. human life to take your own. are can to my own life if i want to want to know this my
life for a. fast. approaching. wish led to the. terrorist suspects. i five hundred. and states were in concert with us. it was a conspiracy conspiracy to change us. actions were. we were just. the move to classify the veterans fast as terrorism triggered a reaction from an unlikely source the f.b.i. agent assigned to investigate them twenty two year bureau veteran jack ryan. i
was in charge of investigating for the f.b.i. . foreign counterintelligence and i get a lead that says investigate. for their fasting on the steps of the capital jack ryan reviewed the veterans fast for a life. and also those of other u.s. nationwide solidarity groups the investigation wanted to find out. was this group veterans fast for a wife and they were called terrorists under the sabotage statutes. concluded that the fasters were nonviolent and refuse. to investigate. you bureau just. killing off. that i was fired. but. those of you who voted for.
i want. to receive an explanation that speaks other than. ordering. terrorists. into terrorist has no regard for human life whatsoever. i don't see how they can possibly be construed as hurting someone else. i happened to be argued in an effort to understand what happened here the p.m.c. that came here for small contractors who won the award the field seat of came here
was a contractor to train a unit and to create a from scratch and then to go into combat and the g.p. limited objective. with the goal make this manufacture consent instant to the public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the final merry go round lifts only the one percent. we can all middle of the room signals. room for any more real news is really. mean and it doesn't measure your success. it's going to.
those who know most of us will be in your years and years it was notable to be a very good man but really you know. we use the ways the ways that i did my best college that's the way i. feel. the same you see if there's one of those in the middle. school get serious i know you know you can close the from. breaking a promise trump wants regime change in venezuela old habits die hard also the trials in tribulations of roger stone well russia gave birth.