tv Documentary RT January 28, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am EST
the nicaraguan group. invited us factories for the twenty fifth anniversary of the founding of the episode. on october fifth or in the fast this plane which shot down the new guard for the poor plane dropping armed. corporate terrorists that reagan had privately. and there was one crew member the parachuted to shake the. new regime props many of them for a. minute wisconsin cure me after we arrived. the nikken are when your dish or tribunals take house of course out to the crash site and asked us to events we wanted to go on a helicopter with our supplies to the crash site house and by shock yours about all the flights you've been on all these covert flights of army air corps and he would course angry because he had been abandoned by the reagan administration he was
basically a covert operator mercenary he was proud of. his capture would reveal a complex web of covert operations run by us colonel oliver north reagan's administration had bypassed congressional control and funded the contra insurgents through drug trafficking and secret arms sales to be wrong it's all secret but the house in question down blew out into the open to make a mistake it's really hard to tehran sir no and i'm not taking any more questions agents just a second i'm going to ask a journey general meese to brief you on what we presently know what he has found in the united states why didn't somebody didn't tell us why. the revelations of the iran contra affair gave new momentum to the work of the peace activists. never.
and showed that the weapons were coming from the largest pentagon arms depot on the west coast california's concord naval weapons station. and i went out just to check out the situation. and discovered that on one side of the road. were literally hundreds of bloggers with all these weapons. there's a train track from these bunkers that came out and crossed the highway and then went out to the pier is where these balls were loaded on to the ships. we had a press conference in which that are in store planning to start a forty day fast. of our hearts conscience is what we were doing and why my
son was there he's fourteen years old. brian and duncan murphy and david duncan. placed themselves on the tracks. automat brain. jane not a pretty sure thing you know we just go out there and we stand and then the train slows down and stops. a couple of people cross the road went over to the front gate of the station inform them that we were getting block in and there was already a train that we could see. how a box cars were going to show they had to. run to be sure that the engineer knew there was a dog or something on the rocks or a good friend. that the police would go out with comments i'm going to remove them before they can move the train. we deliver the letter to the person at the base.
that person or someone else said we understand there's going to be violence here today. and we said no no we're told people are not going to be doing any well. and then they start walking back and they say. walking back the freight and start loading. was obviously the main way faster than it ever observed a train to that stage. and . i turned around and i ran over ryan and i saw him play. a few fly out. ryan's body really back and forth in there that frame i watched out
and listening to my friends screaming they killed my dad they killed my dad. and i had medical training even had i.v. equipment in my car because i was on our as a midwife and i asked for someone to go get the idea that card nine one one we had to wait at least seventeen minutes after the first ambulance arrived because baby used to take him to the hospital and they said now it's not our jurisdiction and then we have to call another ambulance. on. this is this your. true. in this human. body this is. a little too many. brian's action to really open
a lot of people to. what was going on there and why he was there and how much he had sacrificed in order to save. the day because naval weapons station remained in the national spotlight as protesters of past and present rallied on behalf of the conference but the nickel occupy. protesters tore up the section the closest thing tracks were run over by a train. this morning from one to two a. few minutes we're going to be there with. which. we will watch it. with you if. for me it's a little that. big again and just wanted to get out of this.
ryan immediately wanted to get out into the right back to the tracks. in the surgeon that's in his heart immediately his compassion for the spotters on the train and doctors of the train he got it right away or other people even expressed anything like that no doubt they were given an order just like they were given orders and vietnam to bomb diligence. in one thousand eighty eight or take those government recognized apply and sacrifice them to his service to the people of nikolai. to receive the nation's highest honor the old says our son.
this is a theory. this. was. just. the train attack drew attention to the u.s. military's involvement in the illegal wars highlighting its role in training secret armies from other countries most of the covert training took place in fort benning georgia at the notorious school of the americas. for good. as we gather today the main gate of fort benning. this is there a sacred moment is this the moment. cannot go about the business of killing without
. changed we cannot come back from vietnam afghanistan and iraq and all those wars and go on with our lives as before. you know all these suicides stick p.t.s.d. that we reading so much about. the message is clear we are not. and this is our asteroid star. i realize something that was factory made by the writers and often. played on a stand alone had to go to war now as it were all while we're all. right there is a bit silly other people at it that know just because i was ordered to do it. so i don't learn to be disobedient.
five hundred twenty five salvadoran soldiers arrived at fort benning georgia to start training there in combat a small group of us went after say not in our name. and what we found through the freedom of information act was a school of assassins as we are and it's well known in latin america a school for dictators a school march. washington calls front page long to figure types hit a very big article that the hardships. that were few news at the school of the americas a techniques of harsh mistress says serious. crimes against humanity here. and it was time. to put out the word.
who went to latin america simply to request that the stops and the troops here and i'm happy to report that five countries made decisions to pull out. those countries to be in argentina uruguay and venice whale off. he went to ecuador where you met with president rafael correa and at that meeting he announced that ecuador it was spilling out of the school of the americas simply said something very important president according to say that an acquittal had made it because he said this school should not exist. less this the east. to solve. this if. you cannot make force. peaceful efforts to disarm the iraqi regime have failed because we are not dealing with peaceful man. intelligence gathered by
this and other governments leaves no doubt. that the iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. i went downstairs i was leaving the pentagon and the joint staff called me into his office and said i want you to know he said sure we're going to attack iraq he pulled up a piece of paper off his desk so i just got this memo from the secretary to fences off that says we're going to attack and destroy the governments and seven countries in five years we're going to start with iraq and then we're going to move to syria lebanon libya somalia sudan and iran by seven seven countries and five years i says in a classified memo he said yes sir i said well don't show it jim. we
see a. good jump from a thought china's into town trains and jump from thought crime to face crime you know to facebook should rename itself as face crime because they are assisting in a baby this move towards a child turning or something and the question i guess is why why now why is the child chinese i'm rearing its ugly head in america at this time just. as rather stand here from us and. move from one house. right now to a good armor on our trophy for our rather rough across the four for the america of our. own lawyers and that compared to my next question then you can keep an eye on what i have to
lose a child for truffle not it living. alone we're going to. punish a little. bestseller around i hate when i. get this whole food push the i news or you're going to pay off big time in syria says. pretty she ought to have a. model for the africa will fuck around with mr hate for jim and then oil for hope that our friend in the course. of the money. pretty. much.
brian lost his legs trying to stop a train from going to central america to finance the same kind of war that we were engaged in in iraq the same kind of war that was being wasted against a nigger i want to be home when i was growing up and. as a young immigrant community and joined the u.s. military in part to pay for a college education through the g.i. bill i wasn't very political i read the new but i didn't really question things i had been in the military almost a year i was about to graduate from college i didn't want to put anything in jeopardy. so i said to myself i'll just go in this war. because maybe we will just scare saddam hussein out of power and come back in no time i'll go back to school and everything will be fine.
my units first mission was to run a prisoner of war camp in al assad air base and there we used fear tactics that amounted to torture in order to keep prisoners to get the right. to be interrogated. in the city of ramadi it became evident. that our military commanders were not interested in helping the iraqi people. they were not interested in the well being of their own soldiers either. we started engaging their persistence in combat. which was basically hit and run operation for them. in order to retaliate since you were dealing with a ghost enemy we're going after the people hurt feelings of. the situation was very. intense we were being hit with mortar rounds improvised
explosive devices rocket propelled grenades were moving targets which made it very difficult for anybody to question the morality of the war and. so i lost my my moral compass you could say i was too afraid to question i was so afraid to take a stand. until i went home on a tour with furlough and eventually became clear to me that i could not in good conscience continue to be a part of the war at that point i became the first combat veteran to publicly refuse to go back to war based on morality and based on my own assertion that the war was driven. after five months area of being on the ground and being a wall and putting together a conscientious objector claim. i decided to surrender to the military.
that made my case very political to the military commander. on the military installation. i was very scared of what the military would would do to me if i spoke out against a war and surrender. you may not know or maybe you do know that they still have the death penalty for the searchers in a time of war so i was really afraid of buck and i had no idea what would happen. so i made it is. so far as you know it was all the other international under the treaties which we have. precedents which we are so. so takes more if you want to be a direction i didn't find obedience to authority. she didn't order it illegal
intervene in order to commit a crime don't do it. quickly found guilty. assertion. and given up by bad conduct discharge the motion to staff sergeant a private. marketer of my pay and twelve months of incarceration in that military jail. there i became a prisoner of conscience after nine months i was released early because of good. and then i became an anti-war activist thank you a duty which stands for the immediate withdrawal of all u.s. troops from iraq when i got out of jail in the first place is that i visited what's called a foreigner where brian was living not the time from that moment on my association with brian began to open my eyes in ways that i had never imagined possible i began to meet so many people that helped me understand so many different pieces of the
web of. what has been us intervention throughout latin america and the world. there are over one million american military personnel stationed in one hundred seventy five countries the u.s. government has increased its military budget time nearly ninety percent since two thousand and one the budget now stands at seven hundred billion dollars per year. add in health costs plus interest for more than one point five million veterans and the us is paying one trillion dollars per year for war and preparation for. our government spends ten times more per citizen on average for military costs than most other industrialized nations. this increased military spending has not made the us more secure at home or abroad. well you know let's face it the weapons core for. that america always loved the new enemy and they always log
new instability because they're able to sell more weapons that way the pentagon says our role in america under corporate globalization will be security exports which means and war to benefit the corporations so we can extract oil. minerals from africa whatever that our jobs in america is going to be making weapons fighting wars and so increasingly we see communities addicted to military spending cutting the military budget just a tiny little bit corporations are saying don't do that because we're going to lay off hundreds of thousands of people before the next election will punish us if you try to cut the military budget so we're now held hostage. in the world and say. we're not trying to. point out that the
way we conduct ourselves in the world makes us a lot of enemies and one thing that i think is important about militarism is that it values military power. in april two thousand and ten army private manning sent to wiki leaks to iraq air strikes video collateral murder which shows a u.s. helicopter gun down eleven on our journalists. for leaking classified video and related documents manning was charged with espionage and abetting. the symptoms that was thirty five years in the military prison. where all those documents to the wiki leaks website is a traitor. with even some democratic. foreign policy
have to was full of interest and that will always be at risk because the government will always try to deter anyone from following their example. during sentencing manning apologize to the court. i'm sorry for the unintended consequences of my actions and i made these decisions i believed i was going to help people not hurt. to make democracy functional early to get the information we need they need whistleblowers who expose the truth that personally i wish. people who will risk their reelection are using their powers of office or their powers in a corporation to effect bullshit. at dawn every sunday since february two thousand and fourteen contemporary military cemetery appears on santa monica beach in california it is an improvised protest to
remind people of the cost and consequences. as an instrument of american foreign loose. three families right there see this three. minute if you can see to hear those just those are images of all the ways it won't do american and iraqi like children it's a people that's the first thing they see and i think you touch something is touched . that you know so because nobody is paying for it they think it may. not pay for it. and they're not paying with the threat. of being devastated a child taken in syria this is an after the images that would enable people to feel something. about the cost of war and kill me. i've been.
out. of this. and the sound of the crowd. let's put it takes to remember when you know you've seen it before. then a turn to use drill. down on them please. use them than. to vote so that i'm a model please. read it and it ensures the. everybody has a greater role to play the role they're playing right now people who are afraid to write right start out with a two paragraph letter to the editor and you'll see the words will start flowing people who are prayed to speak gallic start by convincing
a friend and then those speaking in a church and then you'll find your voice you can do it with a measure of fear because it can be very frightening but it's equally when it's cold and you've confronted your worst fears and you call the society out and you said i love you enough to risk your wrath by opposing me and i didn't harm anyone if we don't willing to go into harm's way and willing to risk being killed for our sins surely we can risk some discomfort for. for pete's our lives are dependent on our suffering to other beings who are worth just as much. then the question is how can you justify continuing to live as if other people don't count.
you know world a big part of who lot is and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. 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 for watching closely watching the hawks. united states. it's news and it's tax on other
countries. economic sanctions are just a beginning another thing you like to do is play some military press or countries that you're talking about. and there has to be an effort to demonize that country and the leader of that country. leave the responsibility for the head. and we need to make rules for the rest of. those without us there will be.
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