American Generals as Mercenaries

by William Dorich on May 5, 2014

in Croatia, military, William Dorich (team member)

American Generals as Mercenaries

“MPRI is a who’s who for a generation of officers who rose through the ranks during the cold war.” (Washington Times, Nov. 25, 1996)

A sad commentary on what happens when honorable men succumb to greed. During the Cold War the lines between friend and foe were generally well defined. Today, it is less clear whose side we are on in the various regional, ethnic and religious conflicts in the world.

This fact does not seem to deter the military professionals of MPRI—Military Professional Resources Inc., who, lured by the big bucks are selling their expertise to the highest foreign bidders like the Croatian Army who with the help of these generals, their training and secretly supplied weapons ethnically cleansed 250,000 Serbians from the Krajina in 1995. The American public was duped by the Clinton lie of “neutrality” and alleged support of the Dayton Agreement until the Croats, Bosnian Muslims and Kosovo Albanians could wrestle away those territories from Serbia. Territories on which the Serbs were the simple majority for a thousand years.

These are only 7 of the American soldiers of fortune

Lt. Gen. Ed Soyster (USA, Ret) “supporter of government policy” to which he “devoted 35 years of his life” sounds too much like the self-serving drivel these same men detested when our senior officers during the Vietnam War determined that “supporting government policy” (and enhancing their careers) was more important than looking out for the troops in the field or doing what was necessary to win the war.

Carl Stiner, a member of the MPRI board of directors,saw combat in two wars. He led the Joint Special Operations Command and personal helped in the 1985 capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers, facing down Egyptian commandos to negotiate the terrorists’ surrender.

Maxwell Thurman, another board member of MPRI, was know as “Maxatollah” for his demanding presence as head of the U.S. Southern Command during the Panama invasion is a brilliant tactician who helped develop modern warfare doctrine. As head of the Army’s Recruiting Command, he originated the slogan “Be All You Can Be” campaign. Serbs are wondering if all you can be includes taking full advantage of making a buck, even if it means revealing your military knowl- edge, bought and paid for by American taxpayers and selling those skills to a country like Croatia that declared war on the United States in 1941 and has never rescinded that threat.

General Vuono, a Slav, is vice president and general manager of MPRI. He was an artillery officer with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He oversaw both the Gulf War and the Panama invasion as Army Chief of Staff. Being all he could be was to become a traitor against those who signed his pay check for years.

Admiral Hardisty, another board member, flew more than 100 combat missions over Vietnam, served on the Joint Chief of Staff and commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific. He serves on the CIA’s military advisory panel. Can any American imagine a CIA advisory panel member sharing his knowledge with foreign nationals?

Richard Trefry, executive vice president of MPRI, rose from buck private to inspector general of the army. He served as a military adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Laos and as a military assistant to the White House under President Bush.

General Kroesen, MPRI’s board chairman, is a veteran of three wars. The Silver Star and Purple Heart were among his many medals when he retired in 1983 after serving as commander of U.S. forces in Europe. He survived a rocker-grenade attack on his armored limousine by German terrorists.

“BE ALL YOU CAN BE” seems to now stand for stuffing one’s pockets, screw professionalism, integrity and honor. Are these high-ranking retired American officers incapable of surviving on their $150,000 per year pensions without selling their military training and secrets to foreign rebels? The hypocrisy of becoming foreign mercenaries is offensive and should be illegal—it sends a hideous message to the current crop of cadets at West Point.

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