by Scott Creighton
“Most civilians who’ve never served in a uniform are gutless worms who’ve never been in a fight in their life,” Wes Clark Jr. Leader of Veterans for Standing Rock
“If you are 20 years old you’re not going to live out the rest of your life and die of natural causes (because of Global Warming™) Wes Clark, Jr. Sept. 2016
A bunch of vets, something like 2,000 or so, are traveling to Standing Rock to put themselves between the protesters up there in North Dakota and the riot-gear outfitted police who are actively defending Big Business interests. They are not taking weapons and plan to be there for a whopping 4 days (Dec. 4th – Dec. 7th)
The “leaders” of this excursion say they are doing it to see if the cops will beat on vets like they would beat on Native American water protectors and random concerned citizens who are there supporting the protest.
This “test” they say will show the true nature of the police action up there.
Think about that for a second: a large group of American military personnel heading somewhere to help the indigenous people oppose a pipeline rather than install one. That’s gotta be a first.
So what is this all about? Are they going to stand there for 4 days yelling back and forth at cops and then pack up and leave on Thursday allowing the thugs to go right back to what they’ve been doing? Are some of them agent provocateurs looking to kick-off some sort of national action against vets? Is it just shameless opportunism set up by a couple guys looking for some activism street-cred? Do they honestly expect the cops to suddenly bow down to their veterans cloak of superiority super powers and run away leaving the pipeline vulnerable to the ravages of the masses?
I don’t know. Let’s see what we can find out.
The Vets have raised a million bucks for this trip. They say it’s going to help provide equipment and other sundry stuffs for this large group.
Jimmy Dore, the comedian turned “activist” (who I hate now because he recently said of the Jill Stein recount effort that Donald Trump won “because of gerrymandering and election rigging”) had one of the founders of this event on his show yesterday. Marine and former Baltimore Sargent Michael A Wood Jr. sat down with Jimmy and talked about this project. He comes across like a slick, well-trained professional protester spouting off all the right catch-phrases. He says in the end they are going “in a support mission” and that they will do whatever the tribal leaders want them to do. But then he gets all excited saying his “heart is burning to go across that bridge and shut it down” meaning escalating a direct confrontation with the police presence which the Native Americans at the location have been decidedly against since day one.
Michael Wood was a Baltimore cop for 8 years and left in 2014. He got together with professional agitator and Black Lives Matter provocateur DeRay Mckesson a couple years ago.
“Wood said he has held panel discussions after screenings of Black Lives Matter documentaries, participated in protests and connected with other protesters in Baltimore including Campaign Zero activist and Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson.” DNA Info
Wood made a name for himself in the Black Lives Matter destabilization campaign by sending out some Tweets in early 2015 about some of the things he supposedly witnessed at a cop when he was on the force. Remember, he left the force in 2014. None of his allegations were accompanied by any names or dates of the events and he has never provided any proof of them since he made them. He also never reported any of the events while serving.
His accusations were tepid at best in terms of exposing police misconduct and inciting at worst in terms of angering black people. Slapping some black woman, profiling young black males, crapping on someone’s bed after a raid, kicking a handcuffed suspect in the face while he was down… unnerving stuff but certainly not anything on the level of Frank Serpico. And we are talking Baltimore where more than half the cops are probably on the take and drop guns are standard police issue equipment. And all he came up with to earn his “street-cred” was one guy slapping a woman in the face and someone shitting on a drug dealer’s mattress? Really?
Wood then tried to capitalize on his notoriety and his “truth teller” street-cred by running for the top cop job in Chicago this past February. He later said they picked “a black guy”
Wood, who describes himself as a “change agent” on his Twitter feed, also credits himself as a “creator/advocate” of civilian led policing. He has a website which dates all the way back to April 2015. Wow. He’s been at this almost two whole years and he ends up on national television, Jimmy Dore and Joe Rogan? That’s pretty good. I wonder how he does that with no job.
Here is Wood in his second interview with limited hangout specialist and neoliberal libertarian Joe Rogan. They are talking about what to do after the Pulse nightclub psyop only they don’t call it a psyop… to them it’s real and Wood says the only way to prevent more of them in the future… is gun control.
Michael Wood Jr. is a complete and total gun-grabber advocate who pushes obvious psyop events to promote that agenda. And he’s Jimmy Dore’s hero to go up to North Dakota and face-off against the cops? And he says he wants to charge across the bridge and physically confront the police?
In his interview with Dore, Michael Wood Jr. says he was contacted by Wes Clark Jr. and asked to take part in this event. You might recall from the top of this post, Wes Clark Jr. said most people who didn’t serve in the glorious military are “gutless worms”
“This country is repressing our people. If we’re going to be heroes, if we’re really going to be those veterans that this country praises, well, then we need to do the things that we actually said we’re going to do when we took the oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.” Wes Clark Jr.
He’s going up there to be “heroes” … for four days. The “gutless worms” he and his band of vets will be “saving” have been there for months and they’ve been abused, frozen, sound-cannoned and shot with rubber bullets. You see those people are activists and Native Americans… they don’t carry with them the cloak of invincibility vet-superpower Clark and his fellow bring with them.
Wes’ daddy is retired general Wesley Clark Sr. who, by the way…
Some critics, such as left-wing CounterPunch and right-wing FrontPageMag.com, have made allegations that Clark was, to some degree, involved in the Waco siege, where David Koresh and 74 Branch Davidian followers were killed during the FBI’s final raid on the group’s compound. Some also suggest that, given the sensitive nature of the materials lent for the operation, Clark had some knowledge of and perhaps a hand in planning the Waco siege.
One of Clark’s most debated decisions during his SACEUR command was his attempted operation to attack Russian troops at Pristina International Airport, immediately after the end of the Kosovo War in June 1999.
So Wes’ daddy is a warmonger, a war-criminal and quite possibly one of the planners of the Waco siege which killed 40-something children and saw the United States put military snipers on the ground shooting civilians.
That’s this hero’s daddy. This hero who says you’re a gutless worm if you didn’t serve in the military.
Wes is also a big advocate for the Global Warming™ psyop. He said on a Young Turks episode with Jimmy Dore that if you’re 20 years old right now, Global Warming is going to kill you and that is why Hillary is going to lose the election (because millennials care about Global Warming and she doesn’t)
They guy comes across like a weasel. He literally talks like Frank Burns from M.A.S.H.
He supports Hillary’s campaign at that point saying that the post-Trump revolution wont happen because “when people with armbands come to your house and beat your children and tell you to keep quiet, generally people do because they are cowards”.. he cites his own experience in countries where his dad was stationed as examples. He doesn’t mention the fact that his dad or his co-workers were the ones sending out the guys with the armbands.
“If we go 4 more years pumping shit into the environment there is nothing we can do to save ourselves and our children from the apocalypse.” Wesley Clark Jr.
The guy is involved in the Climate Mobilization movement and his argument is that they could “move” Clinton to nationalize their Global Warming boogeyman agenda easier than they could Trump. He says at least she respects the rule of law. Never once did he mention how much she pushed fracking onto countries across the globe while serving as Sec. of State.
He went on a rant about his “dark skinned” brother in law and how he was going to be “pulled out of his car” by Trump vigilantes in a couple months.. “and shot in the fucking head. It matters, dude!” is what he said.
Wes Clark Jr. is an unhinged race-baiting servant of the establishment who apparently really hates leftists and folks who didn’t serve in the military like he and his daddy did. When screeching about mass murdering tyrants and dictators he mentions Hitler, Stalin and Mao.. the typical list pre-approved by all right-wing ideologues. Not a word about the likes of Saleh, Pinochet, Papa Doc or Mubarak… our personal favorite dictators because they served our interests.
Wes Clark Jr. has no business going to Standing Rock. His big issue, his main issue, is making kids terrified of the man-made Global Warming mythology. His temperament is absolutely not suited for a conflict situation like the one up in North Dakota and you can tell that from that video interview I link you to above. He’s unhinged and starts flailing around and cursing when someone disagrees with his position. He’s aggressively confrontational and given to flights of fancy that feeds his underlying rage.
If there is someone you don’t want at a situation like Standing Rock, it’s Wes Clark Jr.
I don’t know what to make of all of this. More likely it’s a couple assholes trying to milk some credibility points from this situation and get themselves on a couple alternative talk shows and maybe a few donations at the same time.
Then again, it could be they have a more nefarious agenda in mind. We’ll have to see how it turns out. But one thing is for sure, a guy who pushes gun-grabbing agendas while talking like a snake and a guy who goes off screeching about “dark skinned” people being shot “in the fucking head” because… Trump… and tries to terrify little children with the Global Warming monster hiding under their beds are not exactly the kinds of men I would follow to Standing Rock.
Jimmy Dore should try to keep better company. The Native Americans and protesters at Standing Rock should keep a real close eye on these two, that’s for damn sure.
p.s. Let’s think about this for a minute. What possible reason could there be for them to go to Standing Rock for four days? Do they think Wall Street and the banks financing the pipeline are going to cave because some glorious vets show up and hang out for four days?
Is that really the idea here?
Is that what they are trying to sell to folks as their “big plan”? The glorious vets show up and justice is done?
Really? Are they that stupid or self-absorbed or do they think we’re that stupid?
The only effective means of protest in this situation is peaceful ongoing resistance. Not a bunch of half-cocked vets showing up and saying they’re only staying four days. The interests that own this pipeline worry about it continuing endlessly, preventing them from completion and pushing back their profit margins. Four days to them means nothing.
Unless of course this whole thing is designed to escalate the situation so it can’t go on endlessly like the Native Americans and the protesters intend. In that case, it might only take four days. It might just take one if some agent provocateur in this group just happens to whip out a weapon and start shooting at cops. That would fix all kinds of stuff right? The protest could be brought to an end and the gun-grabbing Michael Wood backs would become an issue again.
Four days is long enough for that but nothing else. So you have to wonder…
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