A call to all Americans to unite.

Victor Lloyd Burgess
A little known San Jose-based freelance writer of financial and relationship commonsense advice.
San Jose , CA  October 18, 2007
“I am fed-up with the constant prosecution and demoralizing of our troops while they are dieing in combat to protect us here at home.  All True American’s need to unite, stand-up and refuse to allow our public officials and reporters to continue to give “aid or comfort” to our enemies…”
If it helps the enemy – it is aiding or comforting the enemy
If it doesn’t help our troops – it is probably helping the enemy

105th United States Congress
October 31, 1998 — Iraq Liberation Act, Pub.L. 105-338, 112 Stat. 3178

The Iraq Liberation Act found that Iraq had between 1980 and 1998 (1) committed various and significant violations of International Law, (2) had failed to comply with the obligations to which it had agreed to following the Gulf War and (3) further had ignored Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives[2] and by unanimous consent in the Senate.[3] US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Liberation_Act
www. Regime of Terror. com
The invocations of Islam and calls for a jihad against his foes were not new for Hussein. The calls for a "jihad" against the U.S. and its allies began at least as early as 1990 during the run up to the first Gulf War when Hussein declared a holy war against the U.S. and Israel, 1993 through his right hand man at Iraq's "Popular Islamic Conference" in Baghdad, in 1998 after U.S. air strikes on Iraq , in 2000 while speaking about the USS Cole bombing and in the months before the March 2003 invasion the calls were repeated. After coalition forces entered Iraq he again invoked the call for jihad at least twice before he was captured.
Source: http://www.regimeofterror.com/archives/2007/05/in_last_months_saddam_hussein/

All Americans, while on any public forum, during any public appearance, has the OBLIGATION to REFUSE to answer ANY question framed in a way the will give AID or COMFORT to our enemy… or THEY TOO are GUILTY of AIDING the person asking the question to AID or COMFORT our enemy.

They MUST REFUSE to answer, until the question is RE-FRAMED in a way that will NOT give any AID or COMFORT to our enemy!

Is Treason, today’s accepted “norm”?
The electronics age with all it’s instant, “you are there” coverage from anywhere in the world has made “Treason” an accepted norm for anyone that disagrees with the war. I’m not saying you can not disagree, but disagreeing does not give you the right to commit treason while doing it

When you look up the word “treason” in the dictionary you will find a phrase under “synonyms” that reads, “the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government.”

When you look up the words “aid” and “comfort” in the dictionary you will find under “aid” the phrases, “to provide support for or relief to” and “to promote the progress or accomplishment of” and “to give help or assistance.” Under “comfort” you will find, “to soothe, console, or reassure” and “bring cheer” and “aid; support or encourage”.

So while you are watching the news, a show, reading the paper, listening to or reading any public information, you have to ask yourself: “who is this helping, our troops or our enemies troops?”

· Does it give support or relief to our enemy?
· Does it promote the progress or help them accomplish their goals?
· Does it help or assist them?
· Does it soothe or console or reassure our enemy?
· Does it bring cheer, or engorgement to our enemy?

With today’s instant communications and “embedded reporters” our enemy doesn’t have to waste resources on intelligence gathering or verification… all they have to do is tune-in to our news networks, they get troop strength and movement, retired strategist explaining our military tactics and strategies, they get a break down on our cost, supply issues, shortages, weakened troop positions, immediate accuracy reports DURING an attack with the effectiveness of their strikes – including casualty counts… what else can we possibly do for them?

I can’t believe when I hear a reporter asking, “why can’t we get Osama bin Laden?” When as soon as they (the reporters) find out how we’re tracking him (satellite phone), or where we’re looking for him (background images and sounds in his video tapes), or how many troops we have dedicated to finding him and where they’re looking, they tell him! Rather than trying to answer such an obvious question, we should be asking, “why are you helping him?”

During a time of war, as we have now and did during Vietnam, all American’s have the responsibility and obligation as United States Citizens’ not to give “aid or comfort” to the enemy, much less direct help! In America we have a “representative” democracy, that means that as citizens we have the right to vote for our representatives that are to represent us in the congress. It is the responsibility of those voted in, to argue on our behalf.

We as citizens’ do not have the right to vote on every issue, or to have access to all government knowledge. We have the right to vote for our representatives, and give them the right to have access to that knowledge and to vote and act on that knowledge on our behalf.

During a time of war, disgruntled elected officials need to fight with all their might and furry to change the course and make their disagreement known. But no one, not public official, nor reporter or any citizen, has the right “publicly” to the view of our enemy, voice that concern. That is what “closed sessions” are for. We need to demand that “they” start exercising their responsibility to our citizens and our troops in harms-way, and using this avenue to hold their debates away from our enemy’s eyes and ears.

During a time of war, it is imperative that our enemy see no division, no weakness, but only a united front and resolve to see any conflict through to the victory of our nation, not theirs. They must see a strong unified front at all times… they must have no hope, but to give up or be destroyed.

Treasonous behaviors revealed, how to spot treasonous behaviors.
Every public, speech, article, newscast, movie, show, protest, donation, investment, cartoon, book, action seen or heard by the public during a war, both American and foreign, has to be evaluated by the following criteria;

If it helps the enemy – it is aiding the enemy
If it doesn’t help our troops – it is probably helping the enemy

It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with the war, every public action will either help or hurt our troops, if it hurts – it’s treasonous. We all, as Americans have the obligation first, to our country and our countrymen that our dieing on the battlefield on our behalf and second, to ourselves and our families, our loyalty and support to our country and troops so we have the freedom to agree or disagree… and to stand-up for what we believe is the right thing for our country, but never at the expense of the very troops that our defending that freedom!

When parents come to a disagreement of what to do with their child, good parents do not ague in front of their child, they argue or discuss it in private, then with a united front, they let known their decision, so that the child understands that there isn’t any recourse or a weakness in the parent’s decision. Our enemies must never see the argument, only the decision, so they too can see no recourse or have any hope but to comply.

As our elected officials, they owe it to our troops in combat to hold their debates in closed sessions during a war. Our troops should never have to face an emboldened enemy because of what our elected officials or reporters have said or done in public. They should never have conflicting orders or direction or uncertain resolve other than victory with the full support and backing of all our elected officials and our reporters. They must have overwhelming numbers, supplies and equipment, any and all assets needed while engaged should be deemed “off-limits” to any political maneuvering. All bills, votes and appropriations must be free and clear of any type of encumbrance of any “add-ons” for political or non-political reason. Any bill or vote, concerning the support or supply of troops while engaged should be “Pure”, anything less is treasonous!

How to spot “Agenda Driven” reporting.
When it’s agenda driven – you can’t trust the report because you can’t trust the reporter. If you pay just a little attention to the adjectives being used, an “agenda” is fairly easy to spot.

Let’s look at some examples of agenda reporting, which one of these give aid or comfort to our enemy? Which of these reports do you want on air if you were in the trench with the enemy approaching your position? Emboldening and giving our enemy hope or support should never be tolerated.

We can do this by first looking at “factual reporting”, “The war has been continuing now for two and a half years and there isn’t any sign that it may be ending soon”. Negative Agenda Reporting. “After two and a half years of one mistake after another, there seems to be no end in sight to this quagmire we’ve been dragged into”. Positive Agenda Reporting. “After two and a half years of furious fighting by our courageous troops, it seems that we may need to prepare for a long term engagement as we wear the enemy down and break their resolve”.

Every time a reporter or official uses these “negative” kinds of questions or observations we should stop them and challenge them, who do they think found comfort in what they just said or asked?

We as Americans’ need to refuse to answer any questions in public, that are framed in a “negative” form that will give aid or comfort to our enemies. We must STOP giving “aid and comfort” to the officials and reporters that are giving “aid and comfort” the our enemies.

Surveys and polls versus studies.
I can’t believe when I hear a reporter asking, “why are 60% of America’s either for or against what ever they are asking about?”  As they are quoting some Poll or Survey… we all learned in grade school how to write a Poll or Survey to be able to back-up or support what ever position it is we are trying to demonstrate. If I asked 100 people would they rather pay taxes on killing innocent people over seas, or helping build shelters for the homeless? What do you think the response is going to be? Just so I can report that 85% of the people polled or surveyed said that they are more concerned in helping the plight of the homeless than continuing supporting our “occupation” in wherever?

What about the Presidents or congresses performance rating? What a joke… any dimwit knows that all those are, are “report cards” on the news media… where does the American public get their information? The news media, so what do you think their opinions are going to reflect? If the news media, in-mass, is against something, and the American public numbers show that they are for it – then the report card shows that the news media has done a poor job convincing the public, if they agree then the report card reflects an effective campaign on the part of the news media. But, to use this to judge the performance or effectiveness of our government leaders is a joke!

How some of our US Politicians and Press are aiding and abetting the Iranian insurgence into Iraq?

From imbedded reporters giving instantaneous “effectiveness” reports in real time as attacks are in progress, to documentaries on our latest and greatest technologies currently deployed in the field. Soldieries being video taped in combat, arrested and prosecuted during a conflict, leaving their comrades and buddies hesitating while trying to second-guess what the “viewers” will say and how they will judge them from the comfort of their homes.

The congress openly trying to legislate and dictate how the commander and chief is to execute a conflict… undermining him by negotiating with our enemies, setting timelines and schedules so that the enemy know how much longer they need to last. Giving “civil rights” to combatants, the over whelming use of “negative” verbs while “reporting” on the war… taking great pains to use “politically correct” and “non-offensive” language while describing the enemy…

Constantly seeking out the disgruntled to rally opposition to defeating the enemy… second guessing and judging every twist and turn in negative and harsh judgmental language – encouraging the enemy that they have allies within... who’s side are they on?

trea•son  - noun 1. the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. 2. a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state. 3. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery. - Synonyms 1. Treason, sedition mean disloyalty or treachery to one's country or its government. Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one's government. Sedition is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense. 2. See disloyalty.

aid –verb (used with object) 1. to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire. 2. to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate.  –verb (used without object) 3. to give help or assistance.  –noun 4. help or support; assistance.

com·fort –verb (used with object) 1. to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss.  2. to make physically comfortable.  3. Obsolete. to aid; support or encourage.  –noun 4. relief in affliction; consolation; solace: Her presence was a comfort to him.  5. a feeling of relief or consolation: Her forgiveness afforded him great comfort. 6. a person or thing that gives consolation: She was a great comfort to him. 7. a cause or matter of relief or satisfaction: The patient's recovery was a comfort to the doctor.

Source: American Psychological Association (APA): treason. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved October 15, 2007, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/treason

Chicago Manual Style (CMS): treason. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/treason (accessed: October 15, 2007).

Modern Language Association (MLA): "treason." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 15 Oct. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/treason>.

Key Words:
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