West Point Professor Calls for Military Strikes on Journalists Critical of War on Terror

September 2, 2015   |   Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl
September 2, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) West Point, NY — An assistant professor from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point recently declared that professionals critical of the “War on Terror” constitute a “treasonous” opposition that should be subject to military force.

He believes the U.S. should have the right to attack people who are critical of U.S. military operations — specifically, professionals, legal scholars, journalists, and other people effectively spreading ideas that oppose war.

Professor William C. Bradford went as far as to publish a long academic paper in the National Security Law Journal that aggressively promotes suppressing dissent about military force, civilian casualties, and expanding military operations in the Middle East.

Using the excuse that victims would be “lawful targets,” Bradford argues that “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” should be targeted with military force to suppress dissent. He asserted that the war on terror should be expanded, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage.”

He further suggested that the U.S. should wage “total war” on “Islamism,” using “conventional and nuclear force and [psychological operations]” to “leave them prepared to coexist with the West or be utterly eradicated.”

He said that “Threatening Islamic holy sites might create deterrence, discredit Islamism, and falsify the assumption that decadence renders Western restraint inevitable.”

Despite his self-description as an “associate professor of law, national security and strategy,” a representative of the National Defense University has tried to distance the school from Bradford by saying he wasn’t part of the staff, but rather a contracted professor.

Sporting a long history of exaggeration and pro-military extremism, “He resigned from Indiana University’s law school in 2005 after his military record showed he had exaggerated his service,” according to The Guardian.

Though the man seems to be held in high esteem by the military, he spoke with such disregard for human rights that the National Security Law Journal had to apologize.

The NSLJ released a statement on the front page of its website, saying it

“…made a mistake in publishing [the] highly controversial article…”

“The substance of Mr. Bradford’s article cannot fairly be considered apart from the egregious breach of professional decorum that it exhibits,” it admitted.  “We cannot ‘unpublish’ it, of course, but we can and do acknowledge that the article was not presentable for publication when we published it, and that we therefore repudiate it with sincere apologies to our readers.”

Ironically, Bradford has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Harvard University with a focus in Human Rights Law.

This is a man who is apparently incorporating his violent philosophy into his teaching at West Point. He started on August 1st 2015 — after he published his article.

This is only the tip of the iceberg in forming a complete understanding of the ideological fabric held by many of the war hawks in U.S. Military.


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Cassius Methyl joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in March of 2014. His topics of interest include thinking, creating a future, deep spirituality, and astrology. He resides in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Given that Academy professors are supposed to be teaching cadets how to be officers, and those officers are supposed to have true faith and allegiance to the Constitution, how did someone who believes that exercising a Constitutional right makes someone the enemy ever get hired? Does the Academy have no standards whatsoever?

    Last time I checked, someone who owes allegiance to the United States waging war upon the United States was treason.

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  3. This guy is CLEARLY a treasonous lunatic. And also any individual or entity that supports his extremist statements. Any institution he is allowed to prech this nonsense at, should be closed immediately as they are obviously not of the right mind as well, to support this. He is a traitor against America, democracy, intelligence (as he demonstrates through words and manipulation how low and misguided his is,) and general human life by saying we should start nuclear war. Please, professor Dickhead, eradicate yourself just as you preach for the betterment of the world.

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  8. This Bradford is a fascist freak, a totalitarian of the worst kind. West Point should fire his ass and withhold his pension, be damned if my tax dollars are gonna fund this little turd's retirement.

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