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Adam Kokesh

January 25, 2012

imposing martial law – “…Kokesh, 25, enlisted in the Marines while still attending high school in New Mexico. He was a reservist in an artillery unit, assigned to the November Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Regiment of the 4th Division based out of Pico Rivera, Calif., near Los Angeles. Kokesh said he had reservations about Iraq even before the United States invaded, but wanted to go there to help rebuild schools and mosques after Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled. He even learned Arabic. He said he grew disillusioned with the war during his first tour, and now believes there is no way for the country to achieve the rule of law with a foreign military imposing martial law. He was supposed to go to Iraq a second time, but was demoted from sergeant to corporal and not allowed to return after it was learned that he brought a pistol back after his first tour in 2004. Kokesh argues that he was not representing the military at the protest in Washington, and he made that clear by removing his name tag and other military insignia from his uniform. Lebowitz said Kokesh technically is a civilian unless recalled to active duty and had the right to be disrespectful in his response to the officer. He called the proceedings against Kokesh highly unusual and said the military usually seeks to change a veteran’s discharge status only if a crime has been committed. If his discharge status is changed, Kokesh said he could lose some health benefits and be forced to repay about $10,800 he received to obtain his undergraduate degree on the GI Bill…” (Marine Vet Faces Hearing Over Protest)

enemies of the constitution – “…The American Marine Veteran, Adam Kokesh, seems to fit the bill, having emerged as an anti-war activist who ran as a Republican for Congress and supported Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) for president. He has described himself as part of the “G.I. Resistance movement” and opposes paying federal income taxes for “unconstitutional government.” He is also part of a movement known as “slave uprising” that works to “fight fascism” in the U.S. A member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, he calls the U.S. troop presence in Iraq an “occupation” and says “the greatest enemies of the constitution are not to be found in the sands of some far-off land but right here at home.” On March 19, 2008, in front of the White House, he called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Appearing on RT after Obama’s election, Kokesh said that the Democratic President is pursuing “the same destructive policy” as Bush…” (KGB TV to Air Show Hosted by Anti-war Marine Vet)

propaganda operation – “…A website for the group, American Patriots Against Kokesh, which opposed his run for office, accused him of working with several different Marxist groups. This may be why Russia Today, which regularly features Marxist groups on the air, gave Kokesh a show on its English-language affiliate. RT treats fringe characters such as Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation as major political figures, even using her to defend Castro’s spies jailed in the U.S. But Kokesh is just one part of this growing propaganda operation. Russia Today has various “partners” in the media business, including the Huffington Post, which is now part of AOL, and What REALLY Happened, a website that features such stories as “Israel’s Whores in Congress” and “Reflections of Comrade Fidel.” The website mostly features articles about a number of conspiracies, with a focus on the “inside job” theory that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were staged by the U.S. Government. Other RT “partners” include Izvestia, which was the official publication of the old Soviet regime, and Trud, the mouthpiece for Soviet labor unions. A partnership with RT means that the channel runs articles from those “news” organizations…” (Who Is Behind Adam Kokesh and Russia Today Television?)

Adam Charles Kokesh (born February 1, 1982) is an American activist and talk radio host. Kokesh was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and is a veteran of the Iraq War. He is an outspoken opponent of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq and has received media attention related to anti-war protest activities. He is the son of Charles Kokesh, a Santa Fe venture capitalist, founder of a firm called Technology Funding and owner of the Santa Fe Horse Park (Wikepedia).

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