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US soldiers programmed to kill
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 14:17:35 GMT
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US kill team member poses with the body of an Afghan killed for sport.
When reviewing the most current wars of our time, US soldiers have been in the limelight since the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The US has been in Afghanistan for over a decade now with numerous civilian atrocities occurring on a regular basis including drone attacks in Pakistan. Wikileaks released footage in April 2010 of the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were murdered by troops in an Apache helicopter via uncannily clear footage. Thereafter, German magazine Der Spiegel released a documentary movie on their official site showing US troops murdering Afghan civilians as a sport.

The film documented a group of young infantry soldiers in Afghanistan who decided to start their own “kill team” where they murdered innocent Afghans at random and mutilated their bodies. The pictures were hauntingly similar to the way hunters would pose after shooting a wild deer in pride of the kill. The young men held the corpses up by the hair of their heads while smiling to be photographed. Der Spiegel reported regarding the documentary, “The Army arrested 12 men, some of whom would speak openly to investigators about their so-called 'kill team,' an inner circle of soldiers belonging to the 5th Stryker Brigade out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the state of Washington. Their alleged leader, Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs, is supposed to have instigated the murder of innocent civilians and to have collected fingers he cut off of the hands of dead Afghans as trophies.”

The purpose of this paper is to explore the recent crimes of US soldiers and to consider if they truly are natural born killers with an innate desire to slaughter, or if there is a hidden and more devious and deceptive method of programming their poor minds are subjected to, which allows them to justify and rationalize their violent and barbaric actions. Teenagers that go off to war now days have their mentalities in a very warped, surreal and synthetic type of conditioning. It's the similitude of playing video games to them. Even the drone flight controllers that fly the drones are modeled after game system controllers (joysticks) to cut spending on training. The alien mindset the soldiers embrace shows how impersonal, removed and disassociated from compassion and feeling these young, US soldiers have become in war.

They are actually becoming like the machines the dissociation from feeling has evolved so rapidly. They can sacrifice their lives in a foreign land simply through propaganda and an idiot box filling them with antipathy. Given the troops the benefits of the doubt, the soldiers are placed in a hostile zone, miss many hours of sleep and are away from their loved ones and families. They use mind altering drugs supplied often by their own units to cope and stay awake in the warzone for days and nights. We can all relate to how disturbing and demanding this is for a human being. Accidents are expected to happen including atrocities. Some soldiers actually thought they were helping to liberate innocent Muslim people from dictators.

However, the kill team is something very different functioning at a sociological and psychological level, and it gives us an opportunity to consider what is at work in the mind of a US soldier. These young men were involved in an ominous premeditated plan concocted by their leader to kill innocent human beings for fun. What happened in their childhood? Were they beaten and molested? Were the soldiers mildly retarded? They knew what they were doing, henceforth, their explanations in Der Spiegel documentary were clear cut confessions. They did not even appear to be very ashamed. Where were they operating on a psychological level? Was secret military training to blame? Were they trained to be cruel by commanders in boot camp?

Water boarding and threatening the prisoners to kill their loved ones in Guantanamo Bay's concentration camp is well documented. The latter is known as psychological torture. In order to occupy a country and kill people the soldier must not be able to sympathize with the enemy. The soldier must even be convinced his enemy is subhuman. The enemy is always functioning as a variable for the Political-Digital Sorcerers, and in this way manipulating our realities, or what we perceive to be reality, by plugging in Gaddafi or whoever the enemy is at the time. Most are familiar with the Abu Ghraib prison abuse. There are classified training programs for soldiers to remove remorse and compassion to create a more efficient killing machine, which is one possible explanation among others such as media, video games, educational institutions, and military recruitment.

One example of psychological conditioning was reported from a South American man who talked about how the US sent men to train some fighters in Argentina. One of the US training methods was described by this man who chose to remain anonymous. He explained that each officer would get a pet such as a puppy, kitten or a little bird to keep for a week. During this week, the student would love, feed and show affection to the pet. At the end of the week the student was directed to snap the pet's neck, or kill it in another brutal way such as suffocation.

This story was reported as only one small example of many different protocols the officers would participate in to remove compassion, remorse and to create a split-schizoid type personality capable to obey any orders no matter how sadistic or violent. Should we be expected to see more of these violent psycho behaviors in the US military? If so, I imagine US citizens will not be quite comfortable when their loved veterans return home considering many could most definitely be a danger to civilian society. Thankfully, many veterans are speaking out against the atrocities of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and opposing them in anti-war movements. Many young men were naively programmed that the US nation was under attack and the pseudo-enemy countries had to be liberated from oppressive governments and terrorists.

One veteran of WWII shared his understanding of how the troops were psychologically programmed to kill, and explained that through his life-studies he simply did not believe that violence and killing was an innate characteristic of mankind. American historian, author, playwright, political activist and professor of Political Science at Boston University, Howard Zinn explained that man was convinced to wage war against his neighbors. Zinn was eager to fight fascism in World War II and joined the US Army Air Force to fight the Nazis. He was assigned as a bombardier in the 490th Bombardment Group. In an interview with Howard titled “On Human Nature and Aggression” he explained his understandings after years of study, and as a veteran who fought in a major war:

“I thought about my own experience in the air force and it was very clear to me from looking around at all these guys around me dropping bombs, and who were killing people that 'it did not come from inside.' There wasn't no 'wow how good it would be to kill some people today.' There was no urge to kill. What it came from was simply we had been trained and told it was a good war. We were told that we were the good guys and they were the bad guys. My own personal experience recoiled at the idea of soldiers or young men having this kind of killing instinct. When I began to study history and the history of wars, something else became clear to me. Wars don't take place out of the rush of a population demanding war. It isn't the population that demands war. It's the leaders. If there was a spontaneous urge to kill, why would we need the draft?”

The draft in the United States makes it obligatory for men of eighteen, and who are capable to fight in war to serve the country. The only way the draft was avoided during the Vietnam War was to leave the country or choose to be incarcerated for several years. Some lucky men were exempt if their wives were pregnant. This changed after time though and you were still sent even if your wife was pregnant. There was also a TV media, pro-patriot war, and the peer pressure from US nationalists worked hard to make US citizens feel ashamed as if he is a traitor when not serving his country. This is simply a form of nationalist programming, which convinces brother to kill brother and father to kill son for state.

Psychological programming for supporting the new war on terror began after 9/11. George W. Bush said in a speech that “you are either with us or you are with the terrorist.” There was a super surge in nationalism and people flew American flags. The media channels flooded televisions with videos and pictures of Middle Easterners with names like Abdul and Muhammad who wanted to attack the land of the free and home of the brave as the US refers to itself. It was simply because they despised our freedom, and were jealous of the US so we were told. It could even be said with factuality that there was another psychological type programming to help Americans perceive Muslims and Arabs as a subhuman type creature as mentioned before as a necessity to create the mindset for the solider when dealing with the enemy.

This was accomplished all through media programming via the main stream media. Many movies were made with Arab terrorists hijacking planes and the like. Video games were based on Iraq with graphics so real you would think you were in the war zone doing the killing. Over time, US citizens and especially soldiers came to view the Arab and Islamic world as a threat to American values, freedom and democracy. They even imagined that terrorist threats would happen if freedoms and liberties were not given up to create a more surveillance type society in which the government spied on its citizens.

If the masses would refuse to fight, the universal consciousness that would be awoken on earth and the psychological emancipation that would occur would be revolutionary. Exploring academic author and attorney Jeff Gates sheds more light on the war on terror. He was recently interviewed on Press TV. Gates has a new book out titled “Guilty by Association.” Gates explains how this war on terror is a war that has been waged on the sheer “consciousness.” This is a powerful statement indeed. This goes back to psychological programming which we receive in the mainstream media, and from our professors at the universities, in institutions and the military. It even happens in church. The list goes on and on. If someone has a hierarchal position and recommends a book, we place more importance on this book than if we were to find the same book on a shelf in the library.

Therefore, we want to believe there are those who we look up to and think of as superiors. The truth of the matter is US citizens have been labeled guilty by association because of the neo-conservatives, Zionists, Christian Zionists, British Royal family, major oil companies, IT firms and the US unending military occupations and financial support for the state of Israel. The US military is not to be thought of as an army to protect the United States. It is rather a universal police force which serves internationalists and their corporations in finance by maintaining hegemonic control when things are not going as they wish. Most of the neo-conservatives pushing for war after 9/11 were Zionists also called neo-conservatives.

We of course have Christian Zionists that are not Jews but at times even more powerful than Jews in raising money for the occupation in Palestine. In reality the only country which has truly benefited from the war on terror is Israel. However, the plans of the elite do backfire, and with the Arab revolutions who is to say what the future will bring. Unfortunately ordinary US citizens are guilty simply by association as Attorney and Author Jeff Gates explains. Most US citizens have no idea the power the Israeli lobby yields in foreign policy, which is behind most of our wars.

Ending on the idea of psychological programming, manipulation of realities and the war on consciousness, humanity must disassociate itself from this form of hypnosis which beds in with Western politics and any ideology that is authoritarian without justification. They always need a host which is most omnipotent. The human mind is the host or which the protocols can be carried out. We are seeing new ethnological forms of black magic used by the illusionists. They are the ones who cover the reality of things. The goal of the US global police force is to install state and corporate ownership of the individual at childhood through psychological programming, perception management, mind control and worship of the state and its owners. They are doing this by policing countries internationally and picking natives from these countries to serve as puppets to carry out US agenda. Allegiance is to the macabre worshiping internationalists. These men have all the money they could ever use. Thus the protocol now is control.

They want to be worshipped as gods by the masses. The terrifying day might not be long away when the US military will turn against its own people for opposing the government in the United States, and the wars the US continues to wage. It seems as if there is no end in sight to US wars. In regards to US kill teams, the human psyche will continue to become more violent and capable of such atrocities. Training the soldiers to become more efficient killing machines has always been a long time goal for the military. We shouldn't think of the kill team as an isolated and unfortunate event of war, but rather a warning of what is to come.

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