poisoning young minds...
TONY JONES: We'll talk about some of the details in a moment, but let me take you back to your account of basic training. Because it's here you argue your minds were poisoned. Could you describe to us just how you were taught, what people were saying to you about Iraqis and Muslims?I still remember clearly the way our minds were similarly poisoned in order to "condition" us to hate the Vietnamese, so as to make us want to go there and kill them. We were told lies, half truths, and pure propaganda about why the war was necessary. We were endlessly fed derogatory, dehumanising language about the Vietnamese by our instructors. They were not Vietnamese, or human beings, they were "gooks" or "slope heads" or "nogs".
JOSHUA KEY: You know of course they were never called Iraqis or Muslims, they were always used in derogatory terms as hajis, habibs and so on. I would say it was definitely a form of dehumanising. I mean, if you see something - that effect all the time - they were never referred to as civilians or Iraqis or Muslims.
TONY JONES: You say of the training that you were told that all Muslims were terrorists, that all Muslims were responsible for September 11. Were people actually saying that to you specifically?
JOSHUA KEY: Yes, and then I got it to the term that instead of being, what would you say, not guilty until proven guilty, I would say to us it's “they're guilty till they're proven innocent”, to us all Muslims were terrorists. That's the way we were taught and it's the way we conducted our business.
It's widely known that there is a branch of the military called Psy Ops (Psychological Operations). The purpose of Psy Ops is to f*ck with the enemy's mind.
What is less widely understood is that the whole process of recruiting and basic training is a Psy Ops type of thing too, designed to first f*ck with the civilian's mind in order to get him/her to join, and then to f*ck with the trainee's mind to get them to sufficiently hate "the enemy" in order to want to kill them.
It's all just one big mind f*ck designed to turn nice young people with good intentions into political killers. And they call it "serving your country". That's just another lie on top of a whole stinking pile of lies.
And that is why one should not blame the service personnel for taking part in a war. They are victims of mind control methodology as evil as that of the worst religious cults, blindly believing they are saving the world. Forgive them, for they know not what they do...
But don't EVER let the bastards who sent them there off the hook. THEY are the real war criminals. I'm talking about YOU, John Winston HoWARd !!! (And your Liberal party predecessors who "sold" me the Vietnam war back in the sixties !!!)