" 9/11 Is a Racket"
October 1 NYC Speech by Gulf War, Ex-Marine Conscientious Objector
By Sam Lwin <email@example.com>
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/samlwinspeech08oct06.shtml October 8, 2006
9/11, Our Satyagraha (Message to the Anti-war Movement)
Oct. 1 speech at St. Mark's, New York City
I am Sam Lwin, an ex-Marine, a conscientious objector and an anti-war activist from the first Gulf war. I would like to say a few words about the connection between 9/11 and war.
In the fall of 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush mobilized troops for the first Gulf War. I was a Marine reservist and a senior at the New School [New York City]. Knowing that it was an oil war and finding out the various deceptions used by our government to gain support of the masses at anti-war rallies, I, as a conscientious Marine, refused to go. So did twenty-five other Marines, eight of them from here in New York City. We were all court-martialed and did time in the brig at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Many people supported us. They sent us letters and books to read and our prison sentences were shortened, in some cases by two years, due to public pressure through anti-war groups like Hands Off! and War Resisters League. During that time, one of the Marine resisters mentioned to me the name of Smedley Butler.
Smedley Butler was a Marine general who twice won the Congressional Medal of Honor. In 1933, he published a booklet called “War Is a Racket.” I would like to read a few sentences from it.
"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."
And he continued,
“I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country's most agile military force--the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”
The whole ordeal in the first Gulf war made me realize that things are not always what they seem to be. Yet, a decade later, on the morning of September 11th immediately after the towers fell, even though I intuited that the Bush administration was behind the attacks, I chose to believe the official story, because I did not dare to believe otherwise.
It wasn’t until the Bush administration started incessantly insisting that Iraq had WMDs, that I realized that something was not right. In early 2002, I began to search for answers on the Internet, never thinking that I would spend five to six hours daily for the next four years.
So now we know. We know that, just like war, 9/11 is a racket, a military false flag psy-op, a highly deceptive series of events conducted to gain the support of the population for wars in the Middle East. Let me read General Smedley Butler’s definition again:
“A racket is best described 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.”
War is a racket, 9/11 is a racket
It saddens and angers me that so many people in the antiwar movement refuse to examine the evidence of 9/11. We should ask them to do at least one thing. Watch the movie we just saw, 911mysteries. And if after watching it, they still want to continue believing the official BS, so be it. But for people to say that they want peace and at the same time adamantly deny the direct connection between 9/11 and the current wars is irresponsible. Many anti-war people unquestioningly accept the official version, without even looking at the overwhelming evidence which the 9/11 Truth movement has laboriously collected over the years.
Three weeks ago we all went down to Ground Zero to mark the fifth anniversary of the so-called terrorist attacks. That memorable day--Sept 11, 2006--was also the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s first act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a movement he called “satyagraha.” In Sanscrit, satya means “truth”, agraha translates to “effort or endeavor.” Combined, Satyagraha means “to work for truth, in pursuit of truth.”
I propose that our brothers and sisters in the anti-war movement, whom I thank a great deal from my experience in the first Gulf war, join with us in the 9/11 Truth movement, to courageously pursue the truth with us--our Satyagraha--to bring into reality a truly independent investigation into the events of 9/11. And through our collective efforts, we can began to dismantle the authority of this traitorous, treasonous, and illegitimate administration in the current wars and their nefarious plans for wider wars in the Middle East and elsewhere. Only when the truth of 9/11 comes into light, on a national and international arena, will we be able to stop their immoral, unethical, and unconscionable rackets.
Bio on SamLwin posted at http://www.911blogger.com/user/724
I am an ex-Marine who was court-martialed during Gulf War I for refusing to deploy to Saudi Arabia. I saw through the Bush I administration's deceptions to arouse the American population to support the war. I learned from that experience that things are not always what they seem to be.
Immediately after the towers fell on 9/11, I intuited that it was the Bush II administration behind it. I became very suspicious of the official story when they kept mentioning Iraq's WMDs. I have researched extensively on the internet. I am 100% certain, it was an inside job.
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Thank you, Sam Lwin.
Why "anti-war" groups hesitate on understanding what you've succinctly posted here... I do not know.
"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.
Submitted by Erin S. Myers on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 10:10am.
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Many anti-war groups feel that alternative theories of the truth about 911 will not resonate with the masses. For them, it's a matter of what will convince the masses that the Bush administration must be impeached.
The question boils down to.... what will it take to convince more people to care about 911 truth.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 4:11pm.
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Regarding above letter
Thank your for the above letter you wrote, and thank you for your honesty
This is truely a World Wide War we are in now, its a WAR on all of Humaity
there are evil people straight from the bowls of hell, pushing the secret agendas
if people cant see that by now wait untill they end up in one of the 800 Military
Yes its a big joke, people will laugh oh there is no such thing in america, wrong
go do your research just have a look what your government has installed for you
If you dont support the Bush Cabal Bush can declare anybody a Terrorist, and lock them up
but look closer at what the Bush Cabal has been doing for the last 5 years, he has been destroying the
Bill Of Rights and American Consitution all ready to take you down to a Military dictatorship
Not long to go America before the mission is complete and if they succeed in the USA, other countries will follow suit
We are at WAR people, and it isn't against the Fake Terrorist Bin Ladden and crowd its against our own Government they are the real Terrorist, the real bad evil guys not some illusive boogieman who lives in a cave
Our Government is the enermy, fight back now
Submitted by Lloyd Vance (not verified) on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 11:40am.
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We are at WAR people.
I have been saying that for the last few years. On 9/11 they declared war on the American people and the rest of the world and I am not talking about some stiff in a cave and a few crazies with boxcutters. I am talking about these neo-fascist madmen and their Globalist backers............. They will loose.
Submitted by maddog on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 3:49pm.
» reply | 3 points AMEN
I've been trying to wake the pot people up too....they've been beaten up by these thugs for 75 years, they're very passionate and may of them are great activists.....they just can't wrap their heads around the fact that the pot laws will never ever change as long as the people who are behind 9/11 type events are in office.... and it's just another tool for them to keep a large group of people (like the anti-war groups) occupied while they carry on with their global conquest.
I'm still trying though.....thanks for everything you've done sir.
Submitted by StopLying on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 11:56am.
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Bush regime is one big conspiracy to commit racketeering!
Yes, the entire Bush regime is one big conspiracy to commit racketeering against the U.S. people & the world! It is also another example of, “Rich man’s war, poor man’s blood” at its worst.
We need to bring the anti-war movement into 9/11 truth immediately!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 12:20pm.
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"9/11 is a racket, a
"9/11 is a racket, a military false flag psy-op, a highly deceptive series of events conducted to gain the support of the population for wars in the Middle East. Let me read General Smedley Butler’s definition again".
It's ironic this is partially connected to the middle eastern conflict with middle easterners. Native Israeli's and Palestinian's whom both are middle eastern are very closely related. Israel has an over abundance of European Jews in their ancestry diluting the original gene line but will they ADMIT or ACCEPT TRUTH? if you see any of the Israeli soldiors they look like Palistinian's, kinda like Hispanic's and Latino's.
The fact that the real reason for claiming the loss of our RIGHTS is in direct relation to BUSH is SCARED that his country has voiced their opinion that does not coincide with a TYRANT COPORATE CRIMINAL MADMAN. 9-11 was 5 years ago and only now does he protect his side
HE CAN'T CHANGE THE CONSTITION IT'S ALL A CHANGE TO A PIECE OF PAPER THAT'S MEANT TO WRAP YOUR HEART IN A PRISON OF FEAR TO CONTROL YOUR MIND OUR FOREFATHERS SPOKE OF IT AND PROTECTED EVERY AMERICAN WHO FIGHTS AGAINST.
In no way would corporate America want a country like what happened when Rodney Kin'gs jury came back with a BAD VERDICT let alone months or years of unrest. Crap Bush can't even fight a war in a country 100,000 square miles smaller then Tx.
The precious little country will fail to run which will plunge the economy into a DEPRESSION more then the one it is in if you live in depressed areas of the US.
Even if he threats with bio or large ordinances against the PEOPLE he will be side by side with SADDAM, HITLER and every other crazed MADMAN DICTATOR.
The nimrod Prez has lost his WARS across the GLOBE and failed to listen to his commander.
We all know what has happened to every leader that failed to listen to his troops or caused his own problems.
THE REAL GODS HAVE BLESSED US SO KEEP VOICING YOUR OPINION.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/08/2006 - 2:47pm.
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