Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Daniel Ellsberg's Bigger Balls
Most Dangerous Man In America Says Wikileaks Are Little Dribbles
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
Richard Nixon called him the "Most Dangerous Man In America" for leaking the high level Rand Corporation field guides to the conduction of the Vietnam War including the gaming theories behind the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the deceptions needed to pull off regime change in Indo-China.
Appearing on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday, Daniel Ellsberg showed the nation the real resolve of US Vets who smell a rat, then do something about it. "The WikiLeaks were low level papers, nothing at all like the Pentagon Papers. I wish we had the Pentagon Papers on more recent US actions." He then listed the Apache helicopter killing of civilians, turning over Iraq civilians to the Iraqis for torture and other examples of sanctioned inhumanity noting that those earlier WikiLeaks were closer to the Pentagon Papers than this recent second class seepage.
We attempted to contact the author of the book Expendable Elite, Lt. Col (retired) Daniel Martin for his comment. Martin was sued in a South Carolina court for making public his command of the Green Beret Special Forces team which had been sent to Cambodia to assasinate Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Had Martin accepted the assignment, which he did not, a puppet leader, Lon Nol, was waiting in the wings. Martin records that General William Westmoreland directed from Saigon the North Vietnamese troups to take out Martins 400 man position, killing about half. Martin's libel suit brought by members of the US Special Forces Association which includes Navy Seals, Delta Force, Army Rangers and others did not expect Martin to show in court. He did, however, and won his case. While Martin refused to kill the Cambodian Prince, the Prince was replaced by Lon Nol anyway with US help which led the rise of the Khamer Republic, but Nol's support by Nixon and Kissinger led to the rise of Pol Pot whose killings rivaled the Nazis of WWII and were the subject of the film The Killing Fields.
For a view of a Lt. Col. Martin interview see....
and for a summary of Expendable Elite by TrineDay Press