“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. 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. Looking back on it, I might 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.”

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“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. 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. Looking back on it, I might 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.”

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Winner of 2 medals of honor Maj. Gen Smedly Butler was a true US patriot and his words are as true today as they were then. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/F3_EXqJ8f-0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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He has quoted Maj. Gen Smedly Butler . For what evil purpose, I don't know. Given Urwut's dislike of America, I'm guessing this post will degenerate into an anti-America fest.

https://www.americanswhotellthe...smedley-butler

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so what you trying to say Smedley

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

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I believe (and I could be wrong) but, this is a series of clues and YOU are supposed to guess who the individual is.
At first, I was going to guess Teddy Roosevelt but......I don't think it fits.
At any rate.....good post. Gotta love a mystery.

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Freeranger Freeranger

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Teddy wss my first guess too.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

He has quoted Maj. Gen Smedly Butler . For what evil purpose, I don't know. Given Urwut's dislike of America, I'm guessing this post will degenerate into an anti-America fest.

https://www.americanswhotellthe...smedley-butler

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Budwick Budwick

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was my thinking as well

evil intent on the posters thinkin

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

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If you think the truth is evil wait till you see the posts with facts.

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urwutuis urwutuis OP

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Yeah right. It's a prelude to a nefarious deed I'm hatching to destroy America with the truth.

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urwutuis urwutuis OP

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you remind me of the one who earned her turn to the oval office LOL

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

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When you have nothing ad hominem.

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urwutuis urwutuis OP

Smedly did say that and for the most part I agree with him. Gen Eisenhower took on the builders of war machines: They were both Patriots to the bone. IMHO

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Will_Janitor Will_Janitor

Hmm... let's see now. He spends over 33 years in a brilliant military career and then decides he was just a racketeer for profiteering business interests?

And he never resigned his commission in all that 33 years, despite having suspected at the time that he was part of a racket? Hmmm....
https://www.youtube.com/embed/F3_EXqJ8f-0

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

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I'm sure he was just making it up.

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urwutuis urwutuis OP

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Or perhaps he was p*ssed at being passed over for Commandant of the Marine Corps, despite being the senior major general at the time.

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

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Possible I suppose .
Regardless of motivation do you think it's untrue?

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urwutuis urwutuis OP

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I think it is mostly true for colonial wars, but I think it is mostly untrue for the major wars of the 20th century. The latter were not fought merely for business interests.

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Every soldier and every cop to this day offers the same defense: "I was just doing my job."

The job is defined by the constitution:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Every one of them is a traitor.

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that_guy that_guy

Because the love of money corrupts the hearts of many

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