Back From Iraq: ”I Killed Innocent People For Our Government”Interview with Marine Sergeant Jimmy Massey
"We forget what war is about, what it does to those who wage it and those who suffer from it. Those who hate war the most, I have often found, are veterans who know it." — Chris Hedges
For nearly 12 years, Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey was a hard-core, some say “gung-ho,” Marine. For three years he trained fellow Marines in one of the most grueling indoctrination rituals in military life — Marine boot camp.
The Iraqi war changed Massey. The brutality, the sheer carnage of the U.S. invasion, touched his conscience and transformed him forever. He was honorably discharged last December 31 and is now back in his hometown, Waynsville, North Carolina. When I talked with Sergeant Massey last week, he expressed his remorse at the civilian loss of life in incidents in which he himself was involved.
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Back From Iraq: ”I Killed Innocent People For Our Government”
Interview with Marine Sergeant Jimmy Massey

"We forget what war is about, what it does to those who wage it and those who suffer from it. Those who hate war the most, I have often found, are veterans who know it." — Chris Hedges

For nearly 12 years, Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey was a hard-core, some say “gung-ho,” Marine. For three years he trained fellow Marines in one of the most grueling indoctrination rituals in military life — Marine boot camp.

The Iraqi war changed Massey. The brutality, the sheer carnage of the U.S. invasion, touched his conscience and transformed him forever. He was honorably discharged last December 31 and is now back in his hometown, Waynsville, North Carolina. When I talked with Sergeant Massey last week, he expressed his remorse at the civilian loss of life in incidents in which he himself was involved.

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Extremely Graphic, U.S. Marines in Afghanistan peeing on dead enemy soldiers.  Some sick fucks right here, make me ashamed to be an American.

Chicken or the egg question (likely a combination of both in reality): Does the military attract psychopaths or does it create them? I’ve never been through military training, but I’ve heard stories. Do they actively teach hate for otherness? I know they train to act without thinking - making certain functions so routine, but pausing to pee on bodies? That is symptomatic of something a whole lot more sinister. And these people come home to their families often without adequate emotional or psychological support. War is awesome. 

UPDATE: This video was uploaded on youtube yesterday as if it were a new video.  I presumed it was recent. Apparently this was from July 24, 2011; and it had been previously reported in Dec. 2008 that these troops would be deployed by 2011. 

Related References I have been able to locate:

Washington Post: Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security U. S. To

ArmyTimes: Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1, 2008

TakeNoMore.Org: Plan to Deploy Troops Domestically To Counter Civil Unrest
Global Research: Towards Martial Law in America: Authority to Deploy Troops Domestically during ‘National Emergencies’|CorbettReport: U.S. Army prepares to invade U.S.
NewsMax: Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack
NaturalNews: Financial Disaster Will Lead to Civil Disorder in 2009 or 2010, Says Secret Citibank Memo

For those more educated on such matters - why are troops typically deployed within the U.S.? What are the military trained against domestically? For the military folk out there, do you think the culture within the troops is such that soldiers would be willing to follow orders against the American people? This is why we MUST reach out to our military youth.

Scott Olsen  -  11:00  -  Mobile  -  Public

I’m feeling a lot better, with a long road in front of me. After my freedom of speech was quite literally taken from me, my speech is coming back but I’ve got a lot of work to do with rehab. Thank you for all your support, it has meant the world to me. You’ll be hearing more from me in the near future and soon enough we’ll see you in our streets!

Teachers, auto workers, nurses and more have had their chance to show their support for the ideals of the Occupy movement.

Today, veterans had their turn.

There is no perfect way to describe what it looked like, we can only say that their demonstration was serious and somber unlike any other.

This was not a party with music and cheering, their signs were not funny either, this was a true march in protest. After all, these men and women are soldiers.

As they made their way to Zuccotti Park, the feeling was tense. People who watched from their offices did not smile or laugh, they stared and whispered quietly to each other.

And then the veterans took the human microphone. Like their steps, their voices rang in perfect time. The occupiers stood in silence, only opening their mouths to repeat what the soldiers said.

When one Navy veteran addressed Zuccotti Park he put it very simply: “If you continue to assemble in peace and solidarity, justice will come to pass. We are the 99%.”