Wes Clark leaves Vets out in the cold and no one knows where the money went.
$1,140,280 of $1.2M goal
After raising more than $1 million (and the number is going up) from a GoFundMe campaign, and convincing thousands of vets to show up at Standing Rock, Wes Clark Jr. and Michael Wood Jr. have completely abandoned them, and are nowhere to be found. People are demanding answers, and want to know where the money went.
Where Did Everyone Go?
After arriving and doing various staging activities, there was a ceremony where Wes and others apologized to Native Elders for past crimes by the U.S. Military, and that was kind of it. You can see the apology video here.
Since the Army Corps of Engineers announced they were denying the easement for the pipeline shortly after the targeted time that veterans were arriving en masse to North Dakota, there really wasn’t much left to do. Clark Jr. has disappeared, Michael struggled to get access to the rest of the funds in the bank, and then … silence.
The Remaining Veterans Can Be Categorized Into Three Groups
The first group is comprised of regular vets and honorable people. They put themselves on the line and answered the call to help, and are now recognizing what we have been saying all along. They were scammed by Clark, Woods, and to a degree, The Young Turks Network (TYT). Now they want to go home, and they want to know where all the money went as they are stranded.
The second group is mostly ex-military die-hards and they are definitely staying, likely to cause problems on their own without any sanction or approval of the Tribes. They have been told to go home, but they have not had a chance to play hero, engage in open conflict with law enforcement, or conduct any “operations” to damage or destroy private property. They are without leadership now. Who knows what mischief they will be getting into.
And finally, we have the absent Clark Jr. and his crony loyalists, eager to continue raising easy money from misinformed suckers. They have decided that it is too cold in North Dakota, and since the Corps of Engineers said they will deny the easement, there is no point in staying. It is much warmer in Flint Michigan, and no inconvenient truths or Tribal leaders to contend with. As an added bonus, it will be easy to subvert the water problem in Flint, and link it to the popular “water protectors” catch phrase.
Will local Flint residents embrace them with open arms, or will they be hesitant, given the problems that locals in Bismarck and the surrounding areas have had with protesters accosting people, damaging property, and interfering with businesses?
Can Clark Jr. manage to keep fleecing donations to show up with his protester militia to “raise awareness” of different causes? What about his day job as a co-host of the radical left news The Young Turks Network (TYT). Will the anti-law enforcement, anti-government rhetoric and propaganda boost his career or cause irreparable damage? Does it really matter? They are raising so much money and generating “news” for TYT, ethics isn’t really a concern in this post journalistic integrity society.
Where are Wes Clark Jr. and Michael Woods Jr.? Where is the money? How much was spent and on what? How much is left?
We demand an immediate and full accounting, or some investigative action by law enforcement authorities, both military and civilian.