U.S. troops serving in Iraq may be getting more letters during mail call, but they won't be care packages — one group is sending them letters and DVDs claiming 9/11 was an “inside job” and that they should rethink why they’re fighting.
Mark Dice, founder of The Resistance, which he calls a media watchdog group, says that the U.S. government was responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and that the armed forces should know it.
“People want the facts. The Marines are hungry for the truth — what got them there [in Iraq], why are they risking their lives — and we’re going to help them understand that,” he told FOX News.
Dice plans to send letters and declassified government documents that he says can prove the government’s responsibility for the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people — and he’s urging others to do the same.
But not everyone is thrilled that troops on the front lines may be bombarded by mail from Dice, a conspiracy theorist who believes that Freemasons worship Satan and that “the United States military has built enormous underground cities for the political elite.”
“These letters will end up in the toilet or on the firing range,” said Capt. Pete Hegseth, executive director of Vets for Freedom and a veteran of the Iraq War. “They just laugh off this kind of stuff.”
Hegseth told FOX News that American troops don’t need help from Dice to figure out why they’re in Iraq.
“The fact of the matter is most soldiers and Marines understand why they’re fighting,” Hegseth said. “These are volunteers who believe in their service — they believe in the mission they’ve been sent to do.”
Dice told FOX News that he’s trying to help troops by giving a voice to people “afraid to speak up out of fear of punishment” from their superiors.
“We’re trying to create a climate that’s safe for these people to ask real questions . . . so we can get our boys back as soon as possible, safe and sound,” he said.
Dice says he is convinced that many servicemen share his views. “The Marines that I know say that 20-25 percent of the Marines believe that 9/11 was an inside job and they’re very angry,” he said.
Hegseth, however, wasn’t convinced. “We represent 24,000 veterans at Vets for Freedom,” he said. “We believe in finishing this mission, we believe in what we’re doing and that’s how most veterans and troops on the ground feel.”
Hegseth wasn’t worried that the troops would be deterred by the mailings. “I don’t think they’re going to want to take the time to open the mail from some fringe political sect,” he said. “They’re too busy winning the war in Iraq.”