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  Smedley Butler - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881–June 21, 1940), nicknamed "the fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye," was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and at the time of his death the most decorated marine in U.S. history.
Butler was twice the recipient of the Medal of Honor, one of only 19 to be so honored; he is noted for his outspoken left-wing views and his book War is a Racket, one of the first works describing the military-industrial complex.
Butler was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania and was the Quaker son of Senator Thomas S. Butler.
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  Smedley Butler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Butler was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the oldest in a family of three sons.
Butler was educated at the West Chester Friends Graded High School and later at the Haverford Preparatory School, an elite secondary school for sons of upper-class Quaker families near Philadelphia.
Butler was married in 1905 to Ethel C. Peters, of Philadelphia.
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 Smedley Butler Information
Butler was awarded the Medal of Honor twice during his career, one of only 19 people to be so doubly decorated (and one of only two Marines).
Butler was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the oldest in a family of three sons.
Butler was educated at the West Chester Friends Graded High School and later at the Haverford Preparatory School, an elite secondary school for sons of upper-class Quaker families near Philadelphia.
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 Service Pages | Smedley Butler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Smedley Butler's words which are forever inscribed in a class of their own for their candor, accuracy, and courage.
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881–June 21, 1940), nicknamed "the fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye," was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and at the time of his death the most decorated marine in U.S. history.
Butler was twice the recipient of the Medal of Honor, one of only 19 to be so honored; he is noted for his outspoken left-wing views and his book War is a Racket, one of the first works describing the military-industrial complex.
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Butler, however, remained true to his belief in non-interventionism: "What the hell is it our business what's going on in Spain?" But before Butler became involved in these causes, he had already exposed a fascist plot against his own government.
Butler had friends in the press and Congress, so he could not be ignored when he came forward in late 1934 with a tale of conspiracy against President Roosevelt, in which he had been asked to take a leading role.
MacGuire asked Butler to lead an army of 500,000 veterans in a march on Washington, D.C. The stated mission was to protect Roosevelt from other plotters, and install a "secretary of general welfare" to "take all the worries and details off of his shoulders…" But Butler saw through their supposed concern for Roosevelt.
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 Smedley Butler -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye," was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
Butler was awarded the Medal of Honor twice during his career, one of only 19 people to be so decorated.
Butler was educated at the West Chester Friends' School and later at the Haverford School near Philadelphia.
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Smedley Butler served his country for 34 years, yet he spoke against American armed intervention into the affairs of sovereign nations.
Butler also learned how the political connections to his Congressional father could serve his career so well especially since his father was a senior member of the House Naval Affairs Committee.
Butler was to use his political connections with his father during this operation to have a career ending disability waived by the Marine Corps.
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 Business of War: General Smedley D. Butler
Butler was known for his honesty and appreciation for the common man. In Butler's case, it was genuine.
Butler was outspoken, unrefined, and had a distaste for the "intellectual" aspect of the military hierarchy.
Butler believed that all U.S. foreign interventions were self-serving acts, which lined the pockets of the rich at the expense of the nations it victimized, sending young boys to do the dirty work, wearing American uniforms.
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 Marine Corps Legacy Museum - Smedley D. Butler
Smedley Darlington Butler was born at West Chester, PA on July 30, 1881.
Butler and his men were involved in bloody hand to hand fighting.
By 1927 Butler was again in China and upon his completion of his tour there he returned to the States in 1929 as a Major General.
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 Potable Power
Butler was charged with the unenviable tasks of enforcing probation and curbing widespread police corruption in the city.
Butler took immediate steps to strengthen his control over the police department, reducing the number of police districts and centralizing appointments within his own office in order to reduce the ability of magistrates to select the members of the force in their ward.
Butler returned to the Marine Corps after a barbed public speech in which he said, "I have been fighting in a battle where the head of the show was disloyal and everything was crooked.
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 Smedley Butler: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Butler was twice the recipient of the Medal of Honor Medal of Honor quick summary:
War is a racket (1935) is a short work by major general smedley darlington butler, retired from the united states marine corps in 1931, in which he takes a...
Butler was known for his outspoken views against war profiteer war profiteer quick summary:
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 Chancelucky: War is a Racket-Smedley Butler (book review)
Butler also served as the controversial public safety commissioner for the city of Philadelphia from 1924-1925 where he took on gambling, alcohol, and prostitution only to get fired after he also raided the upper class venues for such activities.
Butler, however, was a strong believer in both civil liberties and the democratic process.
Butler was a Republican and in many ways was the sort of individual traditional republicans tend to admire.
chancelucky.blogspot.com /2006/12/war-is-racket-smedley-butler-book.html   (2285 words)

  
 War is a Racket
Smedley was one of those colorful, dashing characters that you don't run into anymore in the age of homogenized branding.
Butler was way ahead of his time in suggesting some solutions for putting a wrench in the war profiteering industry.
Butler defined his title by declaring that "a racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not that which it seems to the majority of people.
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 Double Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Major General Smedley Darlington Butler
Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, one of the most colorful officers in the Marine Corps' long history, was one of the two Marines who received two Medals of Honor for separate acts of outstanding heroism.
In April 1899, Lieutenant Butler was assigned to duty with the Marine Battalion at Manila, Philippine Islands.
His father was Thomas S. Butler, for over thirty years a Representative in Congress from the Delaware-Chester County district of Pennsylvania, and a longtime chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee.
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 Major General Smedley Butler USMC
Major General Smedley Butler is one of the most outspoken military service men who opposed the actions of the military that he served in.
Butler became a prominent political figure and was one of America’s important leaders of the liberal movement of the 1930s.
Butler could certainly be considered a liberal but he spoke out against the liberal FDR administration and also broke ties with anti-fascist groups when they called for war to defend against fascism.
www.rationalrevolution.net /war/major_general_smedley_butler_usm.htm   (2157 words)

  
 Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Butler was a prominent public figure in the early decades of the 20th century, well known for being a soldier's soldier disdainful of military bureaucrats, a highly decorated war hero, and an advocate and enforcer of Prohibition in the 1920's as Philadelphia's Director of Public Safety.
Butler's leave expires that you will try and teach him that a General should be a gentleman and a leader such as Pershing and Wood and not a common soldier.
Butler viewed particular business interests as being the prime beneficiaries, not only in the sense that the military was often sent into harm's way to serve a special interest, but also because those businesses benefitted from military spending.
www.chroniclesmagazine.org /Chronicles/July2002/0702Stooksbury.html   (1978 words)

  
 The Straight Dope: Oh, Smedley: Was there really a fascist plot ito overthrow the United States government?
Smedley Butler's story was nutty--hey, even the guy's name was nutty--which is one reason you don't hear much about it today.
Butler was a much-decorated general in the U.S. Marines.
In 1933 Butler was visited by two officials in the American Legion, the veterans' organization, who tried to recruit him to give a speech at an upcoming Legion convention urging the U.S. to return to the gold standard.
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 Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (usually Butler Marine Base in Okinawa) is a United States Marine Corps base located in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.
It was named for legendary Marine Smedley D. Butler.
Camp Butler is a collection of smaller camps (or satellite locations) located throughout the Okinawain island.
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 Smedley D. Butler Citation: Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Butler was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion.
Reaching the fort on the southern side where there was a small opening in the wall, Maj. Butler gave the signal to attack and marines from the 15th Company poured through the breach, engaged the Cacos in hand-to-hand combat, took the bastion and crushed the Caco resistance.
Throughout this perilous action, Maj. Butler was conspicuous for his bravery and forceful leadership.
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 War Is A Racket Where Is Smedley When We Need Him?
Smedley Butler is a name with which you may not be familiar, even though he twice won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
If he were to appear on television today, he would be identified as "Maj. General Smedley Butler, USMC (ret.)" But even if he were still alive, he would not appear on any network television news shows because, late in life, he openly expressed his opposition to the war system.
Smedley defined a racket as "something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people." War, he goes on, "is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious" of rackets.
www.rense.com /general37/racket.htm   (1590 words)

  
 Official Website of James Landrith: Taking The Gloves Off - War Is A Racket
Smedley Darlington Butler was born on July 30, 1881 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Butler was raised a Quaker in keeping with his heritage and religious beliefs of both his father and mother (Who’s Who).
Butler remained at Quantico until 1924, when he was granted a temporary leave to assist the Philadelphia city government revitalize their law enforcement efforts.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / Ollie and Old Gimlet Eye
His name was Smedley Darlington Butler, and his politics became very different from North’s, but he, too, eventually found that the untrammeled zeal of the sort that lets Marines take a hill and bring back their dead under fire is often out of sync with civilian life.
Butler is the subject of a new biography by Hans Schmidt, Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History; it is a sturdy, scholarly study, nowhere near as lively or colorful as its subject but instructive nonetheless.
Butler, one private, and a sergeant named Ross L. lams together scrambled up the slope, bullets pecking into the ground around them, and reached the foot of the wall, to find that the only way in was a storm drain, through which the defenders kept up a steady fire.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1987/7/1987_7_14.shtml   (1501 words)

  
 portland imc - 2006.02.04 - Has anyone seen Smedley Butler?
Well, sadly, Smedley is not around anymore but today we desperately need someone like him to help us stop the complete destruction of our freedoms by the industrialists and secret societies that have taken over this country.
In this testimony, Butler claimed that a group of several men had approached him as part of a plot to overthrow Roosevelt in a fascist military coup.
The Butler exposure of the Wall Street fascist plot is censored from sanitized textbooks that attempt to pass themselves off as U.S. history.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2006/02/333357.shtml   (2597 words)

  
 Early 20th Century American Intervention in Latin America Shapes a Marine’s View: U
Militarily, Butler was mainly assigned to subduing the Caco rebels of the rugged hills of the north.
Butler got the President of Haiti, Dartiguenave, to sign a decree to dissolve the National Assembly of Haiti and Butler marched on the Assembly along with his Gendarmerie to enforce the decree upon the Assembly.
For Butler found that in reality such ideas exploit and disenfranchise, economically and politically, those Butler had, through military means, brought under the dominion and control of the US and their appointed leader for that country.
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 NewsMine.org - smedley butler.txt
Butler was a prominent public figure in the early decades of the 20th century, well known for being a soldier's soldier disdainful of military bureaucrats, a highly decorated war hero, and an advocate and enforcer of Prohibition in the 1920's as Philadelphia's Director of Public Safety.
Butler's leave expires that you will try and teach him that a General should be a gentleman and a leader such as Pershing and Wood and not a common soldier.
Butler viewed particular business interests as being the prime beneficiaries, not only in the sense that the military was often sent into harm's way to serve a special interest, but also because those businesses benefitted from military spending.
newsmine.org /archive/coldwar-imperialism/smedley-butler.txt   (2192 words)

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