Friday, September 14, 2007


I found this quote at Pissed On Politics and it is something General Betrayus should read, over and over again.

Does anyone know who said it?

Answer below.

War Is A Racket

(From Pissed On Politics)

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service as a member of this 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, a gangster for capitalism.

I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents. ...

I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914.

I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.

I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912.

I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916.

I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested."

Major General Smedley Butler
United States Marine Corps

Two time Recipient of the Medal Of Honor
The Most Decorated Marine in the History of the Corps

I would like to welcome Pissed On Politics to the family. Stop by and say hello.

(I know I'm way behind on posting but tomorrow is the Magster's Birthday and I'm taking her to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City to play int the World Poker Tournament. Wish her luck!
I'll catch up next week! Semper Fi!)


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