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Another Fort Carson soldier in the news again for crimes being committed

--- Gosh 'our troops' out at Fort Carson have trouble staying out of the news! The soldier in trouble this time is named Aaron Gregory Lucas. See Carson GI held on child luring, sexual assault charges (November 11, 2012)..... Where does the Pentagon get these guys? Will this guy try to claim that he is suffering from PTSD? And on another note, at last they, The Pentagon, are getting to the 'trial' for Sergeant Bales!

Who are these Fort Carson soldiers? The really ugly side of many of the US troops stationed in Colorado Springs…

The following letter appeared today online in what is really most often the daily Colorado Springs local military propaganda sheet called The Gazette. We reprint it here because it underlines the rather common type of thugs that the Pentagon has stationed in our city out at Fort Carson, and quite often turned into major league thugs as they were used by the Pentagon to occuppy foreign countries with. SORRY, but we cannot attribute their behaviors as merely being due to PTSD, which many of them try to hide their personal AND GROUP misbehaviors behind. Here following is the letter from former Gazette reporter, David Philipps... LETTERS: Ugly side of our troops; Who are the men? and more March 30, 2012 Ugly side of our troops Has Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division learned to take soldier violence seriously? It doesn’t look like it. I thought the dozen soldiers arrested for murder and attempted murder between 2006 and 2008 had taught the command that repeated deployments can unleash an ugly side of our troops and warning signs cannot be ignored. The Gazette and I documented a particularly vigilant spate of violence ingrained in the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, which at one point had a murder rate more than 100 times greater than Colorado Springs. Fort Carson began to take meaningful steps in 2009 to end the violence, but under changing leadership, these programs have been put on back burners. Any lessons learned seemed to have been forgotten. Now four soldiers have been arrested for murder in the past two weeks. At least two of them are from the troubled 2-12. Their crimes, including gun smuggling and random shootings, are eerily similar to past battalion practices I detailed in my 2010 book “Lethal Warriors.” Are they a sign of more to come, or is Fort Carson going to finally take a serious look at what is going on? Dave Philipps Colorado Springs We at the Not My Tribe blog in no way wish to imply that all US troops are criminals, but unfortunately quite a few of them are. The constant hero worship of vets, soldiers, and all that is military by our country's huge Right Wing is leading to a growing atmosphere of impunity within the military both here in Colorado Springs and also across the nation as a whole. It's time to take a more realistic look at our country's military and stop treating the soldiers all as if they are constant heroes, when in fact they most definitely are not.

Ex Colorado Springs Gazette reporter has a new book out about the Fort Carson ‘Lethal Warriors’ unit soldiers

'Overseas in Iraq for several months, these (Lethal Warrior' unit) soldiers were exposed to the same dangerous scenarios on a regular basis. So much, Philipps said, that the soldiers never knew who the enemy was and would shoot random citizens and place guns on them to legitimize their kills.' ...Author: Combat follows soldiers home describes ‘Lethal Warriors’ tale. ...In other words, he says many of them committed war crimes, though I doubt he said as much when he still worked for that trashy, militarism adoring Right Wing newspaper, The Colorado Springs Gazette. I'm glad that David Philipps is now no longer chained to such a propaganda rag and is helping expose the Pentagon's war criminality. Hooray for great reporters like David Philipps! The book will be released in early April. See Amazon reviews of Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home Note also, that at this event that Reporter David Philipps spoke at about his new book was actually organized by the Pueblo Veterans for Peace. Not all veterans are Right Wing murderous thugs like the ones who have been threatening me and other members of the Occupy Colorado Springs group with personal acts of violence. These are the actual vets that help defend our right to Free Speech, but they defend that Right not with their guns, but their willingness to expose what US soldiers actually do throughout the world. These antiwar veterans deserve our total respect, while those who continue to be pro war soldiers only deserve our exposure of their war crimes, and exposure of their personal low life criminal mindset.

Right Winger low life convicted of Anti-Gay hate crime- faces jail time

We should all be glad that this low life Right Winger is going to jail for his low life harassment of his Gay roommate! The roommate named Tyler Clementi shown above playing the violin, subsequently committed suicide because nobody tried to stop this criminal harassment and menacing from occurring until it was far too late. Rutgers verdict: Dharun Ravi guilty of hate crimes, other charges. Some members of Occupy Colorado Springs also are now facing this sort of Hate Filled campaign by local Right Wingers, charged up and fueled by a group of Right Winger soldiers based at local army base, Fort Carson, who find time to campaign against civilians who hold opposite points of view from their own while being paid taxpayers' dollars. We call on the local authorities to nick this hate campaign in the bud, and not to let it fester and continue until people get injured such as the young student, Tyler Clementi was injured by Dharun Ravi's anti Gay hatreds. Soldiers at Fort Carson do have Free Speech but do not have the right to menace civilians and verbally threaten them with Hate based crimes, simply because they hold views that these soldiers might disagree with. Let us hope that local authorities everywhere take hate speech by thugs seriously and move against it when asked to. If they had been more responsive to this sort of thing at Rutgers, Tyler Clementi most likely would still be alive and playing his violin today. Part 2: GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY Here is a list of the criminal counts where the anti Gay Right Winger, Dharun Ravi, was found guilty of harassing Tyler Clementi... Live coverage: Dharun Ravi found guilty on most counts in webcam spying trial verdict Notice to Morons under the Moronic command of Jim Cross. Show up again at my house and you will be on Candid Camera. Notice again that if you call my house with crank, hang-up-on-me calls trying to figure out if the house is unattended or not, that you also will be recorded as having done so. Keep it up, Criminals, and you will get exposed for the liable assholes that you all are. And you might even get yourselves picked up by the police and convicted of crimes same as Dharun Ravi was. You thugs are so damn dumb and pitiful. We have a record of your hate posts over at Jim Cross's 'Red White Blue News' website, too. You think that you can engage in criminality with complete impunity but you are wrong. Dharun Ravi found that out the hard way and some of you might be as thick in the head as he was. Part 3: CS 'Patriot Shop' / 'RedWhiteBlueNews' / Jim Cross / Facebook haters of Occupy Colorado Springs - Pay Attention Now! The conviction of ex-Rutgers student Dharun Ravi sends

US military still trains Guatemalan squad infamous for committing the worst ever genocide in North America

Not only do US soldiers have a mission to kill kids themselves, they also train other countries' soldiers to kill kids. That's right, and every American should know the truth about US armed forces and the training they give worldwide to other military units also killing children. See below (from the US Marine Corps website itself) the US Marine Corps bragging about the role US Marine troops themselves play in organizing the genocidal Kaibiles of Guatemala, a group of soldiers who are also now know to be supplying US military know how to the Mexican drug cartel called the Zetas. (US) Marines Sweat It Out With Guatemalan Kaibiles. The Kaibiles were in the news just yesterday, too, for having one of their troops given a 6,060 year prison sentence for only one genocidal mass murder he participated in, in the joint US/Guatemalan dictatorship co-war of genocide against the Guatemalan indigenous communities. Guatemalan gets 6,060-year sentence in massacre Here is this Pentagon trained unit, the Kabiles, at graduation time.... Graduación de Fuerzas Especiales de Policia ...They look just exactly like what they actually are, which is a gang of murderous thugs trained by our US kid killer Marines and Uncle Sam. Think about these films, Dumb Right Wingers, if you are not too busy debating with yourselves about if I am gay or if I am having sex with my dog? But please do not expect me to be too big a donor to the US Marine Corp 'Toys for Tots' program come Christmas time. What a con! That's a propaganda program that has always given me complete nausea. (See also Guatemalan's Kaibiles elite troops take sides in Mexican drugs wars about 'the Zetas' being trained by US trained militaries.)

Another Fort Carson soldier in the news for his supposed good ‘character’?

As the local Colorado Springs Occupy has to contend with Right Wing soldiers from Fort Carson trying to shut our Movement down and shut us antiwar activists up, another local Fort Carson soldier made the news today. See The Gazette story Soldier sentenced to 90 days for fracturing 8-month-old son's skull Notice that this creep got off with a slap on the wrist for fracturing his own baby's skull. That's because the locals here treat these uniformed thugs over at Fort Carson with kid gloves. If it had been any other person outside the military doing this crime, the person would have been given at least 20 years in prison, and not 90 days with a 5 year 'probation'! Sick.

The troops don’t want your support, they want you to enable them

In protesting war, it's not enough to say you "support the troops", even as you advocate to "bring them home". Soldiers see criticizing war as directed at them because it underminds the purity of spirit they want to go about their destructive missions. Don't expect to get anywhere with trying to explain legal or moral issues. Their military indoctrination omits understanding war crimes like collective punishment, disproportionate force, massacre, murder, and by the looks of it, even rape of your fellow female soldiers. No, today's soldiers want enablers to help them "embrace the carnage" so they can "do what they have to do" wherever they're deployed. Even stationed stateside, they're unencumbered by critical thought, they certainly don't want to hear yours.

The Colorado Springs Occupy Movement needs to burn some Bibles out at Fort Carson perhaps?

'The U.S. government and the American commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized after Afghan laborers found charred copies of the Koran while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram Airbase, about an hour's drive north of Kabul.' See Reuters Six killed, many wounded in Afghan Koran protests. A fake D.C. 'apology' is not enough though. The US soldiers deliberately disrespected Occupied Afghanistan and deliberately insulted the Afghan people who are overwhelmingly Muslim, and the US soldiers just don't care much how they trample on these poor peoples of the world they are hired guns to oppress. So what if Occupy Colorado Springs were to burn some Bibles so that these soldiers headed out to Afghanistan don't just forget and repeat with some new atrocity or another against the Afghan population? What if also the American Antiwar Movement threatened to burn some Bibles out at all the US military installations around the US? Wouldn't that get the message through to the US troops that some of us American people are just as outraged at 'our' US occupying army contempt for other peoples of the world as the Afghan people are themselves? Yes, I think it would get that point across rather sharply! It would also bring into light the entire issue of just how wrong it is for the US to be militarily occupying Afghanistan. It simply really is a criminal act our country as a whole is engaged in as a whole, and we should be utterly ashamed of what 'our' troops are doing, and not proud about them at all. Shame on the US for being 'holy book' burners! The US troops knew just exactly what they were doing and chose to disrespect the people who hold another religion than their own.

Sulzman Weekly Rush Hour Bannering

COLORADO SPRINGS- We covered all corners and medians at the intersection of Nevada and Uintah for a Rush Hour Bannering against adding Apache helicopters to Ft Carson's 4th Cav, organized by Bill Sulzman --Next week: Nevada Ave and I-25, Friday 4:30pm.

Piñon Canyon slowly being conquered by Imperialists

It's not just apparent, it's Elephant-in-the-parlor obvious that the Pentagon assumes they own not only every square centimeter of Foreign lands conquered by their Legion of Doom Imperial Stormtroopers. Every square centimeter in America too. Ed has put together a short collection of videos pointing up the planned assault on Americans by American Military, something that wasn't available a century and a half ago when the Imperial Storm Troopers wore blue uniforms with yellow stripes on the legs and rode horses as they murdered Americans to take the land. The first I'm posting, actually the middle of the series, he takes the "fightin' words" the TeaBag racist scum use. Points out that the Tea Potty really doesn't defend the rights and freedoms of Individual Citizens, rather, they defend the Privileges of Corporate "citizens". If the ranches in Piñon Canyon were owned by Halliburton, maybe? And The prequel to the one above this. And And the last of the series, in its proper order. Why haven't the Tea-Bags, ever so ready to protest the "unconstitutional confiscation" of the sole privilege of providing Health Care from the Private Sector, meaning: No Medicaid, No Medicare, No CHAMPUS, No CHAMPVA... NOTHING but "If you're poor and can't afford health care, then F.O.A.D." similarly protested the confiscation of private land by the Biggest part of the "Big Government" they so vehemently denounce, the Military and Police State apparati? Some of the whiners bitch, piss and moan if you use "obscene" words, by their definition, to describe what they do to us, so the first part of that acronym,"F.O.A.D." the word "fuck" has to be unwritten, and you have to guess that from the rest of it, "Off And Die". See, they can do it to us, royally and consistently, but we're not allowed to use the word "fuck" to describe them fucking us like that. We're also not allowed, you know, to point out the vast similarities between their party and the Nazi and Fascist parties, but, hey, Momma always said, Nazi Brownshirt Stormtrooper is as Fascist Blackshirt Stormtrooper does". If they ever get off their High-pocritical Horse about being called names that adequately describe their actions and policies, that would be a step toward regaining any respect they once enjoyed.

Helicopter crashes in foothills of Pikes Peak, local Gazette calls it hard landing

COLORADO SPRINGS- The complicit media accepts the Army's characterization of the 1:30AM crash as a "hard landing" and neither the condition of the Apache Longbow aircraft nor its occupants is being revealed; even though emergency vehicles reached the downed Apache via Gold Camp Road and the crew were rushed to Memorial Hospital, civilian jurisdiction. The citizens of Colorado Springs are being kept on a need to know basis, as Fort Carson increases its flight training for choppers being deployed to Afghanistan, even as the training battleground becomes the skies about our neighborhoods.

A bit of Blatant Racism from veteran historian Dave Hughes and the Gazette

Ok so nothing actually NEW about that, except that it was published yesterday. Mr Hughes celebrates the "counterinsurgency" and "Anti-Terrorist" actions of the Racist Murderer Kit Carson and the Colorado Militia. Yeppers! While blatantly comparing the Racist War on Iraq and Afghanistan to the equally Racist, equally For Profit War Of Conquest which "subjugated" the American Indians, he doesn't apologize for his own attitude that them thar dark skinned "insurgents" need to be Put In Our Place and God-Damn Stay There. Yes, we're supposed to Grovel before the White European Culture and beg the White European Masters' forgiveness for daring to be Dark Skinned and still believing that we're equal to them. I also gather that we're not supposed to mention the Cowardly Baby-Killing, Then and Now, that accompanies their Imperial Wars. "Kit" Carson was famous for pretending to be a friend to the Navajo nation, discovering where their winter supplies of food were, then leading the Militia to destroy those caches of food and Starve the Navajo nation into submission. Real BRAVE person, not to mention honest. What a wonderful Idol Mr Dave Hughes holds up for us to worship and honor. What a bunch of pukes. Guess what, Dave Hughes, Gazette, all your Klan friends? You didn't completely destroy the Indian Nations and you didn't subjugate us. This ONE, myself, for instance, isn't "subjugated". I can't speak for any but Jonah, but I do urge anybody who isn't of the Pure Aryan Stock to walk away from their Racist "conquering" Army. Don't fight for the bastards who consider anybody who's not Pure European culturally or racially to be "inferior" and in need of Subjugation. Let the Oil Companies fight for their own God-Damn profits. Taking up arms against the chosen "enemies" of the White so-called "Masters" is a betrayal of your own families. They want to dominate the world with their "superior" culture? Let them do it for themselves, without the Uncle Tom servile sell-out cooperation of the people they despise as "inferior". This Dave Hughes punk is one of those who says the attempted Genocide wasn't actually a genocidal racist action, that the WMD attacks on American Indians using Smallpox never happened, that the Sand Creek Massacre wasn't a Racially Motivated War Crime. Now Dave Hughes is saying American Indians were "terrorists" because we defended our place in the Soul of the Earth. He might as well come out and state openly the beliefs held by Carson and Custer and General Palmer, the "Manifest Destiny" belief that the English RACE is Ordained by GOD to be masters over all the "inferior" peoples on the Earth, and the belief of the authors of the "Manifest Destiny" doctrine that American Indians don't even have Souls. I bet he won't, for a while yet. I bet he's waiting, with Typical Republican "courage" for Other People to subjugate us to the point that he can come out and openly show his Full-Blown Racism. Same with the Gazette and the rest of the not-very-secret Ku Klux Klan freaks who

Sustainability catch phrase for profiteers

COLORADO SPRINGS- At Rosamund Naylor's CC lecture "Where's the Beef?" about the basic unsustainability of beef, whether corn or grass fed, we discussed three facets of the sustainable equation: biophysical, economic and social. The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference taking place today and tomorrow is more interested in a fourth: military sustainability, or how to sustain its mission. The PPSBN event is a green wash for area businesses, primarily weapons industry contractors, and Fort Carson, to claim for example, that setting aside land for a firing range will ameliorate urban growth. Their keynote speaker this year is Nancy Tuor of CH2M Hill, one of the top war profiteers in Iraq and Afghanistan, implicated among the disaster profiteers of Hurricane Katrina. A sustainable army is a very, very small one. There is no sustainable offensive capability, nor even as deterrence. A big stick is only sustainable as a plowshare. A blimp-neck military type's concept of sustainability is fertilizing the status quo. But a word about Rosamund Naylor's lecture. Gates Common room was overflowing with students and locals who seemed already very much up to speed about the grass-fed versus industrialized beef agriculture. I was almost completely impressed by the caliber of the students, when a tangle-haired student seated in front of me posed this question: "Could developments with GMO grasses produce greater yields which in turn could make grass-fed beef more feasible?" Naylor answered that GMO development was unlikely for perennial grasses because where's the profit for Cargill? But the boy defended his question, as if Naylor's answer had come from a Luddite, and the little innocent reaped back slaps from his friends all around.

Ft Carson is Burnt Acres not Green Acres

For several years now Colorado Springs has watched in incredulous dismay as the Pentagon has tried to represent its local terrorism training center, Fort Carson, as being some sort of Green Acres to Coloradans. Incredibly, the local group of Democrats at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission have done their part in playing part of the game with the military in this regard, as they held joint meetings with the military and even printed up some of their propaganda about being 'Green' in their quarterly newsletter. But what's the real story about this supposedly lean, green, terrorist cell near by? Are they out to save Mother Earth through the military-industrial complex as they claim? If you are a True Believer in this Pentagon propaganda offensive, then take a look at this news item then... Fort Carson fire consumes 6,500 acres It turns out, not surprisingly, that the military dropping bombs during heir 'exercises' is what started this fire out. These boy toys are noted for being just like that, but burning money off through weaponry is the American economy and so this Blood Red group must expand! Nothing green about it except for the American dollars being consumed so stupidly. It's simply time to stop this bombs away, burn Mother Earth away machine. If you care about ecology, get out and show your concern by protesting the continuous and constant US military presence here in Colorado Springs. It takes a lot of nerve to try to pass the pentagon off as Green, humane, and Earth loving, doesn't it? But these Pentagon lairs get a humongous propaganda budget from American taxpayers to do just that. If your military backed job depends on it,t hen you might be the type of dunce to buy into this hogwash? If not, it's just another reason to be sick of what the total militarization of America is doing to us. *** Note that the fire pictured was a wildfire from last year at Fort Carson and not this year's fire.

Pentagon tortures 15 y/o POW, loses ‘confession’ tape, but still wants to enter it into ‘trial’!

Former Gitmo prosecutor rips military trials, calling interrogators' practices 'despicable' The 15 y/o taken as POW in Afghanistan was tortured, his torture obtained 'confession' video taped by his interrogators, and yet now 'the confession' is being entered in by the US government-military as supposed evidence against the juvenile POW at their military procedures. All this taking place at its own illegal US government sponsored Kangaroo Court trial for the young man, though the US military claims that they have actually lost the taped confession! Even Kafka couldn't have come up with this totalitarian scenario and yet this is the standard of 'Military Justice' that will be used to try yet more US soldiers being brought into Fort Carson for 'trials'. They don't seem to be planning to charge anybody for crimes of torturing POWs, Barack or no Barack? How is that the case in our alleged democracy? Free the US GIs that have resisted taking part in these wars waged in such illegal manner. Mohamed was tortured repeatedly at Gitmo, post his Afghanistan taped 'confession' obtained from torture. What were they hoping to find from this kid POW? Some Americans that mistakenly entered into the US military don't want to take part in this sort of illegalities. That's a crime? They should be honored for helping chip away at this Pentagon torture machine.

A letter from an American Soldier

I received a well written letter yesterday from an American Soldier. It was addressed to me, but I thought I'd post his arguments for general comment. Mr. Verlo, I stumbled upon your website by a pure stroke of accidental misfortune while searching for current news on the Fort Carson Installation.. My wife, my son and I are from Colorado, and I am an American Soldier. I am college educated and studied Middle-Eastern history, and I am well versed as it pertains to Mesopotamia, global-terror and global insurgencies. I have deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. In 2003-2004 I served in Al-Fallujah and Ar-Ramadi in the Al-Anbar province, and in 2005-2006 in Tal’afar in the western Ninewah province with the 3d Armored Cavalry from Fort Carson (maybe you heard about the letter that Najim Abdullah wrote to George Bush about my unit?). I spent seven months in Afghanistan training Afghani Security Forces, and would go back again to either country to serve for one reason only: to support my Soldiers. Although I am career-military, I do not now, nor did I ever support the Bush Administration or the pretenses under which we invaded Iraq. But, unfortunately, our elected officials thrust us into this mess, and we (Americans and American Military alike) are essentially left to deal with it. I am writing to you to comment on a few articles that you have authored, and provide my own opinions and citations. First, in your article titled: “It’s in the Percentages”, you note that “apparently” 30% of Soldiers don’t have a high school education, 30% are returning with PTSD and 25% percent of their children are considered “special needs”. These are very interesting statistics, yet, you provided no citations. You go on to state that (and I quote): “I find it an absolute nightmare to imagine soldiers in positions of authority, making life and death decisions over others, who don’t know right from wrong, history from high stakes poker, or intelligence from drunken stupor. How do you reason with someone whose only motivation is their next beer?” and “It’s a war crime to subject civilian populations to rule by incompetents”. Again, very interesting. Here are some solid statistics for you, as well as citations. I chose to contrast military service members to college students in this case, but the same could be applied to any demographic (i.e., individuals who were recently laid off nation-wide, or illegal immigrants). - 40% of college students who come from middle to upper class families engage in binge drinking on a regular (weekly) basis, as opposed to 26% of military personnel who have recently returned from combat tours overseas, where they suffered some sort of physical and/or emotional trauma (ABC news poll, 2007/2008). In addition, over 22,000 service members have called suicide hotlines in an attempt to get help (VA poll, 2008). -

Pvt. Robin Long tries to plea bargain with US military

In a risky move, Pvt. Robin Long is going for a reduced sentence by essentially agreeing to a plea bargain from the US military Establishment. Soldier to plead guilty to lower desertion charge Soldier to plead guilty to reduced desertion charge at Colorado's Fort Carson, his lawyer says. The question is, will the military honor any agreement they might have promised Pvt. Long in private? For more about Robin Long's story, check out the info on him at the War Resister's Support Campaign web site

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