My active service to the CG was prior to 1970, but have seen no evidence or heard of any reassurances since that any similar episode of betrayal as reported below would not again recur in the CG or any branch of our armed services.
Military leaders, just like the corporatist/government leaders, are corrupt and will betray individual liberties if their actions will delight the globalist elite. Don't believe it? Check out the CFR membership roster for yourself. "Once a Marine, always a Marine?" Reconsider becoming an American first.
The story below is the story of one of those betrayals of our men in uniform putting saving lives before politics - - unlike their uniformed seniors who had unprincipled values then, just as today. If you could fully understand the sea sailors' sorrow, you too, would become teary-eyed.
Decision-makers in the Kudirka drama, from left: Rear Admiral William B. Ellis, Captain Fletcher W. Brown Jr., Edward L. Killham. Not pictured: Commander Ralph W. Eustis of the Vigilant
This latest event in the unending history of Operation Keelhaul a (for definition, see Introduction, p. i.) infuriated President Nixon who called the Coast Guard's refusal to grant asylum to Simas Kudirka "outrageous." An investigation by the Coast Guard was immediately ordered. In addition, Congress decided to investigate the incident. .
Among the witness who gave testimony was Robert M. Brieze, President of the New Bedford Seafood Producers Association.
"Mr. Brieze, that is about as sickening a story as I have ever heard in all my years as an American citizen. It is contrary to American tradition. It is contrary to everything that this country stands for.
"I have not been able to find out yet, at least to hear from him who ordered this, but whoever it is, he should be in my opinion court-martialed, dismissed from the service and preferably sent to Siberia where he assigned this poor man Kudirka."
|The deck beneath the lifeboat of the Coast Guard cutter Vigilant, where Simas Kudirka landed after his leap to freedom, and where he briefly escaped his Soviet pursuers.|
|Chicago Loop, December, 1970. An older crowd gathers to protest the return of Kudirka over to the Soviets|
This was the least President Nixon could have done to save Simas Kudirka, uphold American honor, and to restore justice. Furthermore, the President should have ordered the Coast Guard authorities to court-martial Admiral Ellis, Captain Brown, and the Vigilant's Commander Eustis.