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Thursday
Dec092010

Former Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs General Hugh Shelton Drops A Bomb On Jon Stewart: "We Were Willing to Kill a U.S. Soldier On Purpose to Start the Iraq War" (VIDEO)

Disturbing clip.  Runs 1 minute.

For those wondering why I cover the wars - All moral issues aside, of which there are plenty, if we have to borrow - let's face it, it's stealing - if we have to steal from future generations to pay for our current love of killing, then it will be reported here at the Bail.

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From AOL News

Jon welcomes retired general Hugh Shelton as his guest.  Shelton is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he has written a new memoir -- in which he makes startling allegations about U.S. military conduct.

General Shelton alleges that a cabinet member in the Clinton administration was willing to kill a U.S. pilot to provoke war with Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The general states that in 1997, airmen were flying over Iraq each day, and were facing ground artillery fire from Iraqi forces.

A Clinton aide then came up with this "clever" plan: "Fly one of our [aircraft] low enough so that Saddam could actually shoot it down." Once the plane and the pilot were shot down, the U.S. would have an excuse to attack Iraq.

  • This was Shelton's response to the suggestion: "My fist clenched; the hair on the back of my neck stood up. ... I gritted my teeth and said [to the aide], 'I'll be willing to do that, as soon as I can get your ass qualified to fly low enough and slow enough to do it.'" The 'Daily Show' audience gave unanimous applause to these remarks. But the general doesn't claim that rushing to invade Iraq was a uniquely Democratic concept -- he says it was a bipartisan error.

Elsewhere in his book, he states that the 2003 Iraq War was begun by the Bush administration based on "a series of lies," plus "the worst style of leadership" that he had ever witnessed. Gen. Shelton considers the Iraq War to be a "fiasco."  

Thus far, the war in Iraq has cost over $740,000,000,000 -- but the cumulative cost could be between two and three trillion dollars.  The war has caused the death of over 4,400 American troops, and left more than 31,000 wounded.

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Between 2 to 3 TRILLION
Dec 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Yes, over 4400 military casualties, and many more than 31,000 have been wounded when considering brain injuries that often go un(under)reported purposely. The bigger issue are the 100s of thousands of innocent Iraqi lives that have been wasted....purposely I might add. Regardless of what you have been lead to believe, its all by design. Along with the destruction of their culture which is very significant to the world. The global elite want all ancient and historical culturals destroyed and the best example I can think to emphasize this point are the American Indians. Imagine that, even in today's world, genocide goes unabated. Its not the war that kills so many, its the outright genocide of innocent humans. Much like that which is occurring in Gaza and Palestinians.

http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/

A study, published in prestigious medical journal The Lancet, estimated that over 600,000 Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion as of July 2006. Iraqis have continued to be killed since then. The death counter provides a rough daily update of this number based on a rate of increase derived from the Iraq Body Count. (See the complete explanation.)

The estimate that over a million Iraqis have died received independent confirmation from a prestigious British polling agency in September 2007. Opinion Research Business estimated that 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed violently since the US-led invasion.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq
Dec 10, 2010 at 12:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterDOGISMYTH
@dogismyth...great detail and links...thanks for adding value to this story...
Dec 10, 2010 at 3:06 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The Iraq war is a bloodstain upon the nations who perpetrated it. That stain shall never be lifted until those liars who instigated, planned and executed the unjust lies which directly and deliberately created this unjust, immoral and evil crime against peace, are brought to justice in their trial for war crimes.
Dec 10, 2010 at 6:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Our govt agents are all terrorists. They are not Americans like Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln.they would kill one of their own to start something. They should be tried in a civilian court and hanged by a civilian militia.fuck this corrupt wicked government we have.
Dec 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterIH8
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: White House Cabinet Member Suggested Killing an American Service Man to Justify War

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/12/former-chairman-of-joint-chiefs-of.html

read this one...washington pulled in all kinds of interesting data here...
Dec 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Regardless of what you have been lead to believe, its all by design.

Yes, everything the American People are facing today, was all planed out way back in 1970..........the sad part is, just think what our grandkids will see happen in 25 years.

If were evan hear by then. Goverment has gotten so big we have No Way to stop anything anymore. Just the way George Soros planded it.
Dec 11, 2010 at 9:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar

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