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October 18, 2005
By Lucia Dailey
“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction…and the distinction between true and false no longer exists.” —Hannah Arendt
Deliberate destruction of Iraqi civilian infrastructure by US bombing in the First Gulf War, along with US-backed economic sanctions, caused hundreds of thousands to die from treatable diseases and malnutrition.
Most vulnerable as always were children, women, and the old.
A report in March 1991 by UN Under Secretary-General Martii Ahtisaari registered the desolation: “Nothing that we had seen or read had quite prepared us for the particular form of devastation which has now befallen the country.
The recent conflict has wrought near-apocalyptic results upon the infrastructure….
Iraq has, for some time to come, been relegated to a pre-industrial age.”
Middle class life collapsed, few goods were available in stores, and epidemics of polio and other infectious diseases erupted due to lack of medicine and chlorine for treating water.
Before one bomb fell in 2003 a million Iraqis were already dead from the First Gulf War and the sanctions.
UN estimates are one half million of the dead were children under the age of five.
Iraq had not risen from its knees when the second Bush Administration unleashed the might of the US arsenal in a campaign most obscenely named “Shock and Awe,” in a war based entirely on lies.
When asked on national television if the deaths of a half million Iraqi children were “worth it” former Secretary of State Madeline Albright answered “the price is worth it.”
She later told Amy Goodman she regretted making that statement.
“I have said 5,000 times that I regret it.   It was a stupid statement.   I never should have made it.”
While expressing regret over her remark, left unsaid, like a gaping whole in the fabric of “reality,” was a mention of regret over the deaths of the children, of the underlying immorality in the killing of civilians in modern warfare, of the Secretary’s complicity.
Albright was not alone in her justifications.
In 1991 the Washington Post quoted a senior Air Force officer’s justification for the rampant killing of civilians.   “The definition of innocents gets to be a little bit unclear, ” he said.
He added that many Iraqis “supported the invasion of Kuwait.   They do live there, and ultimately the people have some control over what goes on in their country.”
According to that logic US civilians are also legitimate targets in war.   And that is part of what the St. Patrick’s Four were protesting — the modern concept of total war, the very idea that all humans are “legitimate” targets in a war.
Strategic bombing, a keystone of our current Department of Defense’s method of warfare, is about genocide.
Another officer in the air campaign in the First Gulf War explained:
“When they discuss warfare, a lot of folks tend to think of force on force, soldier A against soldier B;” [strategic bombing] is aimed at “all those things that allow a nation to sustain itself.”
“We’re an empire now”
“We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.
And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.
We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
—Senior adviser to President Bush, 2002.
Another performance in the drama between truth and what “history’s actors” want perceived as truth unfolded in a crowded federal courtroom in New York where the St. Patrick’s Four were on trial.
Two days before the US invaded Iraq in March 2003, Peter De Mott, Clare and Teresa Grady and Daniel Burns went to a recruiting station to peacefully protest the imminent invasion.
Arrested and tried in state court on misdemeanor charges they used the Constitution and international law as a basis for their defense.
The case was dismissed with the jury voting 9-3 for acquittal.
The Federal Government was not satisfied however.
The Four soon received federal indictments on new felony charges of conspiracy to impede a federal officer by “force, intimidation, and threat ” entailing much harsher penalties with prison sentences of up to six years and fines of up to $ 250,000 each.
Prevented defendants from giving full account
From the outset Judge Thomas McAvoy’s rulings prevented the defendants from giving a full account of why they went to a recruiting station to protest.
He said the Iraq War was “irrelevant” to the case and also banned mention of the US Constitution and international law.
The Federal Government had significantly changed the language in the indictment from that in the actual statute, overruling the defense’s objections on the indictment’s wording the judge made it easier for the jury to convict.
Teresa Grady called the proceedings “an attempt by the government to stifle dissent …to give a federal stamp of approval for acts occurring in Iraq today.”
She asked the judge not to give his “stamp of approval to criminalizing people’s dissent.”
With a virtual wink to the audience the judge answered: “I’ll keep that in mind.”
He stymied the Four’s defense at every turn, and with unintended irony would not allow the defendants to cite the US Constitution in a federal courtroom.
Deprived of the whole truth, the jury was still able to distinguish the peaceful intent and sincerity of the defendants.
They dismissed the felony charges and found the Four guilty of misdemeanors.
Judge McAvoy cited three of the defendants with contempt for mentioning their previous trial, a second contempt charge was given to Peter De Mott for refusing to implicate anyone else in the “conspiracy.”
Sentencing will be in a few months.
“To Participate in Modern Warfare is to Participate in Genocide.”
Peter De Mott testified that his experiences in Vietnam led him to peace act ivism.
He enlisted because he had a “desire to serve my country, to fight communism—that was the spin.
My uncle was a World War 2 veteran so I had this notion of war as a glorious thing to participate in…soon after arriving in Vietnam I saw it wasn’t what it was supposed to be.”
He knew people who were killed there and others “terribly wounded… 58,000 equal to the number [killed in Vietnam] some say committed suicide.
Very large numbers came home traumatized, spiritually, speaking psychologically, scarred by their experience that they took their own lives.
A big part of the making of war and death and the price it extracts from your soul and psyche was brought home to me….
The number one threat to the human family is war…we really have the capability of destroying all life forever.”
“Did you go to the recruitment center to force recruiters?”
Peter:
“No, I did not.   I went to have this dialog….   My understanding is the law calls us to uphold communities and the safety and well-being of the citizens…the basis of the law in my understanding is mutual concern, mutual care for one another.”
He said he when he went to the recruiting station that there existed a state of “national emergency,” that [the coming war] would claim “precious lives.
International maneuverings could escalate into nuclear war…the possibility of nuclear annihilation is that real.
The weaponry, the sophistication and destructive power and prevalence of these weapons of mass destruction overwhelmingly in the US arsenal and in other countries…a nightmare we’ve been living with since 1945….
This war could escalate out of control and lead to the destruction of the world.”
“I felt I had a responsibility to my comrades in arms, to warn them, to alert them to the dangers they faced in Iraq including depleted uranium [DU]….
We learned in 2004, New York State National Guard…their children were born with birth defects….”
Prosecution: “Objection.”   Sustained.
Peter is not allowed to continue speaking about DU and its link to birth defects.
The night before at the Citizens’ Tribunal on Iraq Mary Anne Grady Flores spoke of the dangers of DU a radioactive substance used to coat ammunition used by the US in the Balkans, Iraq and Kuwait.
Leaked government memos and ongoing independent research have emphasized the dangers — it is linked with skyrocketing childhood cancer rates and severely deformed infants in Iraq, along with other genetic defects and health problems to those exposed.
Radioactive and a heavy metal, its half-life is 4.5 billion years.
300 metric tons were used in Iraq as of 2003.
The Pentagon claims it’ s safe.
Peter:
[I went there] “to warn recruits not to enlist or participate….
In a war overwhelmingly the causalities are…noncombatants.
The most genuine way to support our troops is to leave the military or not go into the military because to participate in modern warfare is to participate in genocide.
100,000 Iraqis killed, eighty percent are children.
That’s totally indefensible.”
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Asked about why he was involved with nuclear weapons protests:
“Because…August 6, 1945 [a nuclear bomb] annihilated instantly 100,000 people.
People are still dying from radiation, fallout.
War weaponry makes no distinction between combatants and non-combatants.
Nuclear weapons are inherently genocidal.”
He described participating in symbolic acts of disarmament…
“realizing if these warheads were ever used millions of lives would be lost….
[These actions] address weapons of mass destruction which have no right to exist.”
“[There is] a misconception that we have to live with violence and war….
I have a right and obligation to work for peace.
Historically any weapon invented has been used, if this proves true then we’re all lost.
Mutual assured destruction is more true now than in the 1950s or 1960s…
[it’s a] problem of our collective human survival…
I am obligated to speak out in a nonviolent way…they never should have been made but having been made they should be dismantled.”
Lesser Crimes and Greater Crimes
Teresa Grady told the court she went to protest at the recruiting station to show “there was a great, grave and serious illegal imminent invasion of Iraq—so our nation wouldn’t be guilty of war crimes….”
She spoke of the White Rose — a group of student dissenters executed in Nazi Germany for printing leaflets asking Germans to take a moral stand against the Nazis.
The students had learned of mass executions on the Eastern Front and the killing of the Jews.
They asked their fellow Germans to “resist this evil…not to be implicated.”
Teresa starts to mention the Nuremberg principles of international law and is silenced by the judge.
She says the invasion of Iraq was illegal: “I did believe I had a right under law to try to avert a great crime that our country was going to engage in….”
Because of the gag order Teresa is not allowed to cite Article 6 section 4 of the US Constitution that make all treaties entered into by the US government “the law of the land.”
The US invasion of Iraq is illegal both under domestic and intentional law.
Under Article 4, Paragraph 4 of the UN Charter to which the US is a signatory, every threat and use of military force against another nation is an act of aggression except when approved by a formal resolution of the Security Council, and for self-defense.
The US government can claim neither regarding Iraq.
According to the Geneva Conventions and Protocols to which the US is also a signatory, the economic sanctions against Iraq was a war crime and illegal under US law.
And so was the leveling of the city of Fallujah, a punishment for the killing of four Blackwater mercenaries there.  
Also a war crime is the unilateral decision by the US to rename captured people “enemy combatants” instead of “prisoners of war” so they can be tortured and “disappeared” in defiance of the Geneva Conventions which Attorney General Alberto Gonzales once called “quaint.”
This last advance by our government now extends to US citizens insofar as we too may now be held indefinitely with no charges once we have been properly labeled in secret proceedings.
Ignoring the Charter of the United Nations, the Hague and Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Charter, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights
Ignoring the Charter of the United Nations, the Hague and Geneva Conventions, the Nuremberg Charter, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights our government threatens the world with more aggression as it actively tries to silence and intimidate those who dissent at home.
The St. Patrick’s Four are among those left to study “reality” after it has been “created” by “history’s actors.”  
That is really why they were on trial in federal court.
Their studies brought them to the conclusion that some US policies are immoral, illegal, dangerous, and pose a threat to all life on the planet.
“History’s actors” don’t like those kinds of captions put on their actions.
Having spent years drawing attention to the dangers and costs of US militarism, nuclear arsenals and proliferation, depleted uranium, environmental damage, poverty, the words and actions of the Four don’t tally well with official perceptions desired by our rulers.
Most dangerous to “history’s actors’” hold on power is the willingness of people to speak truth—even at great personal cost.
Too many holes in the official web of deceits and manufactured perceptions might lead to what—insight, understanding, nonviolent resolution of conflict—maybe even peace, prosperity?
At the Citizens’ Tribunal on Iraq, Kathy Kelly told of victims of the war: Iraqi women she saw who had no arms, other women had to hold their babies for them so they could nurse the babies.
She spoke of the starvation of the children there and the total destruction of the country.
She said “There is no court of justice, there is no executive drawing room powerful enough, or system in this country powerful enough to deal with the ravaging of a country.”
She asked we go outside our “comfort zones as the Gradys have and stand up for the helpless people who are the victims of US aggression.”
Teresa Grady likened her protest to “a pail of water [that] can be filled with little drops…to create enough energy to turn us away from killing… to make hope visible….
People are able to respond…with hope as well…keeping dialog, conversation open enables us to go forward nonviolently.   When we’re kept from speaking the truth, the whole truth, we’re denying democracy.”
She said: “War creates a perversity… a perversity of beauty….”
The poet wrote: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.”
A perversity of beauty is also a perversity of truth: a fearful asymmetry, something misshapen, inimical to human life in all its varied richness and to the life breath of the planet.
Untruths are the currency of warmongers and those who would silence the voices of the suffering.
Lucia Dailey
Kewe archives — Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Names of those pictured, Left to Right: Brian Buckley, Mark Colville, Sister Susan Clarkson, Joan Gregory.

Photos: Amy Goodman
Holding up pictures of Iraq people injured by US weapons.
On Sunday, May 25, at about 4 pm, four Catholic Workers, calling themselves the Riverside Ploughshares, went aboard the USS PhilippineSea during the 16th Annual Fleet Week hosted by the Intrepid Museum in New York City.
During a tour of the USS Philippine Sea, Sr. Susan Clarkson, Mark Colville, Brian Buckley, and Joan Gregory poured their blood and hammered on the missile hatches that hold Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.   Kneeling on top of the missile hatches, Mark Colville held up pictures of Iraqi children who had been injured and maimed by US weapons.   Mark read the statement the group had written, and read from the scriptures.   Brian unfurled their banner which read, “Riverside Ploughshares: Disarm and Choose Life.”
Child
US bombing
victim
The Catholic Workers said that they came to the Fleet Week event to enflesh the words of the prophet Isaiah to ‘hammer swords into plowshares.’   They believe that nonviolence will lead to peace, and that violence will only lead to more violence.   They were arrested and escorted off the ship into an awaiting unmarked blue van.   The tour that they were on was cut short.
Tomahawk cruise missiles are long range missiles that fly at a low altitude and therefore are difficult to detect.   The USS Philippine Sea has launched Tomahawk cruise missiles against the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yugoslavia.   The ship has also been used to enforce the sanctions against Iraq.
Mark Colville, who lives at the Amistad Catholic Worker community in Connecticut, father of 6 children, said that “We cannot love neighbor or enemy without disarming ourselves.   We cannot serve the poor without defending them against the violence of the state.   We cannot affirm life without standing directly, nonviolently in confrontation with all that deals death.”
The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.   Today over 185 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken.   Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
        Riverside Ploughshares Statement         
Transform Now Plowshares
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks
With hammers we have initiated the process of disarming this battle ship, of transforming this carrier of mass destruction into a vessel for peace
The recent horrors of the massacres in Afghanistan and Iraq — the iniquitous sanctions imposed on Iraq since the first Gulf War — my own Government’s shameful alliance with the US
War is the worship of death
Children killed by drone strike
Three children killed by drone strike.

War criminal Obama.

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Portrait of a Drone Killer:
‘I Have a Duty, and I Execute My Duty’
by William Grigg
July 30, 2012
Drone strike by Obama
One wonders if drone pilot Col. D. Scott Brenton listens to Louis Armstrong in the suburban Air National Guard Base in Syracuse from which he murders people 7,000 miles away.
Brenton tells the New York Times:
"I see mothers with children, I see fathers with children, I see fathers with mothers, I see kids playing soccer."
Drone operators see their intended targets 'wake up in the morning, do their work, go to sleep at night,' explains Dave, another high-tech murderer who killed from an office cockpit at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base and who now trains new recruits to the cyber-killer corps at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base.
When instructed to kill someone he has stalked from the air for a prolonged period:
"I feel no emotional attachment to the enemy.
I have a duty, and I execute my duty."
When the deed is done, he points out, nobody "in my immediate environment is aware of anything that has occurred."
Another drone operator named Will insists:
"There was a good reason for killing the people that I did, and I go through it in my head over and over and over."
Will — like Dave — served a deskbound 'combat' tour at Creech and now trains others to do likewise at Holloman Air Base.
Drone strike killing by Obama
Campaign to 'humanize' state functionaries who murder by remote control
Like the soldier Bates in Henry V, it’s sufficient for Will — and others of his ilk — to render obedience to their Leader, confident that 'if his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes the crime of it out of us.'
The more concise and notorious formula, of course, is:  We are only obeying orders.
Besides, drone operators — who insist on being called 'combat pilots' — are carrying out an indispensable function by picking off Afghan 'militants' — or at least those 'suspected' of such tendencies — who unreasonably resent the presence of foreign military personnel in their country.
The New York Times profile is part of a campaign by the state-aligned media to 'humanize' the state functionaries who murder by remote control.
And to normalize this mode of mass murder as drones become part of the domestic apparatus of surveillance, regimentation, and repression.
Readers are invited to share the anguish of these conflicted people, who for reasons of duty have to do terrible but necessary things.
In her book 'Eichmann in Jerusalem,' Hannah Arendt offered a glimpse into the mindset of SS personnel who were given a somewhat similar assignment.
Father cries over son killed by Obama in drone strike
To carry out their killing errand, she explained, something had to be done 'to overcome not so much their conscience as the animal pity by which all normal men are affected in the presence of physical suffering.'
"The trick used by Himmler ... was very simple and probably very effective.
It consisted in turning these instincts around, as it were, in directing them toward the self.
So that instead of saying: 'What horrible things I did to people!, the murderers would be able to say: 'What horrible things I had to watch in the pursuance of my duties, how heavily the task weighed upon my shoulders!'"
Not everybody attached to the Regime’s Cyber-Killing Corps is haunted by the horrors he has inflicted on defenseless people halfway around the world.
In a 2009 U.S. Naval Academy lecture, Dr. P.W. Singer of the Brookings Institution made reference to what he called 'predator porn' — footage of drone attacks proudly circulated by the people who committed those acts.
In a typical offering, Dr. Singer relates:
"A Hellfire missile drops, goes in, and hits the target, followed by an explosion and bodies tossed into the air."
Singer described one clip of that kind, sent to him by a joystick-wielding assassin, that 'was set to music, the pop song 'I Just Want to Fly' by the band Sugar Ray.'
One deskbound drone jockey told Singer.
"It's like a videogame.   It can get a little bloodthirsty.   But it's f****g cool."
Singer describes asking a drone pilot, 'what it was like to fight insurgents in Iraq while based in Nevada.'
He said:
"You are going to war for 12 hours, shooting weapons at targets, directing kills on enemy combatants, and then you get in the car and you drive home.
And within 20 minutes, you're sitting at the dinner table talking to your kids about their homework."
Meanwhile, somewhere in Iraq (or Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, or another country yet to be identified), other families are desperately looking through the rubble of their own homes in search of survivors.
Children killed by Obama
Most Americans pay little heed to the killing
Although drone strikes occur daily, most Americans pay little heed to them.
Beyond occasionally taking inconsolable offense when a dissident publicly describes them as acts of murder,
and insults Obama by daring to compare him to less prolific killers.
This may change soon.
As the Times points out, the Pentagon — driven by 'a near insatiable demand for drones' — is training hundreds of operators to join the corps of more than 1,300 currently stationed at more than a dozen bases across the country.
Surveillance drones operated by domestic police agencies are already plying the skies above us.
Those robot aircraft can be upgraded to airborne weapons platforms, and they soon will.
The people being trained to feel "no emotional attachment" to foreigners designated enemies of the state will feel no particular burden when ordered to kill fellow Americans on that list.
I’m sure that the 'combat pilots' who murdered U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman would testify to that fact.
That is, if the 'heroes' who committed those acts were man enough to acknowledge their deeds in public.
Drone strike by Obama
Child killed by drone strike.

War criminal Obama.

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Betrayal — Soaked In Blood
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Elderly Vietnam alive victim of US war.

Betrayal — Soaked In Blood

I'm freer today than I have ever been, because I know who the enemy is.
I was the enemy in Vietnam.
Not the so-called Gooks.
Not the VC.
Not the Insurgents.
Not the Communists.
I was nothing but a disposable tool for the Ruling Class in America.
I was duped in a dog and pony show for U.S. aggression against innocent people.
Innocent people defending their homeland.
And, when I came back from Vietnam, I went through a slow process of experiencing the death of my belief system.
I was tossed away by the government who sent me to Vietnam to do their  dirty work.
Over two million Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian people were killed in a make-believe war for freedom.
Murders.
Atrocities.
All hidden from the American people, like they were adolescent children.
Washington, D.C. lawmakers lying with every breath they take.
It's all about Corporate Wealth making billions of dollars off of the working class and poor who carry their guns.
Day after day, the Rich roll their shit down hill.
They don't care who they roll over.
Civilians, soldiers, families back home.
No cause, just for the love of $$$$$$$$$.
The Domino Theory was a crock of shit.
Any veteran who thinks he or she served in Vietnam for the cause of freedom, is living in revisionist history.
Duped!
The last thing I felt before I left Vietnam, was Dick Nixon's dick withdrawing from my ass.
The White House was pure evil.
Killing civilians as fast as they could.
Genocide is not just a word.
Nothing was off limits in Southeast Asia.
It is the most bombed area in the world.
Carpet bombing.
Destroyers destroying everything.
Free fire zones everywhere.
400,000 tons of Napalm.
19 million gallons of Agent Orange.
Starvation.
Total War!!
Sherman's March To The Sea.
You destroy anything that supports the combatants.
Anything!
Drain the Sea, to kill them all.
Even if it means destroying yourself.
The absolute insanity of war.
When I put it all together, I found myself in a padded cell.
I spent twenty years after Vietnam, hiding in a closet soaked in blood.
Political Incest was the ultimate betrayal.
It dismantled my entire life.
In order to survive, I had to seek justice.
I had to re-define the word truth.
My government, my childhood mentor, was finally executed in my mind with my bare hands.
I no longer live in a patriotic fantasy world.
No one owns me.
I know who the enemy is.
I'm freer now, than I have ever been.


Photo and words: Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
March 30, 2007     

Elderly Vietnam alive victim of US war.
Betrayal — Soaked In Blood
I'm freer today than I have ever been, because I know who the enemy is.
I was the enemy in Vietnam.
Not the so-called Gooks.
Not the VC.
Not the Insurgents.
Not the Communists.
I was nothing but a disposable tool for the Ruling Class in America.
I was duped in a dog and pony show for U.S. aggression against innocent people.
Innocent people defending their homeland.
And, when I came back from Vietnam, I went through a slow process of experiencing the death of my belief system.
I was tossed away by the government who sent me to Vietnam to do their dirty work.
Over two million Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian people were killed in a make-believe war for freedom.
Murders.
Atrocities.
All hidden from the American people, like they were adolescent children.
Washington, D.C. lawmakers lying with every breath they take.
It's all about Corporate Wealth making billions of dollars off of the working class and poor who carry their guns.
Day after day, the Rich roll their shit down hill.
They don't care who they roll over.
Civilians, soldiers, families back home.
No cause, just for the love of $$$$$$$$$.
The Domino Theory was a crock of shit.
Any veteran who thinks he or she served in Vietnam for the cause of freedom, is living in revisionist history.
Duped!
The last thing I felt before I left Vietnam, was Dick Nixon's dick withdrawing from my ass.
The White House was pure evil.
Killing civilians as fast as they could.
Genocide is not just a word.
Nothing was off limits in Southeast Asia.
It is the most bombed area in the world.
Carpet bombing.
Destroyers destroying everything.
Free fire zones everywhere.
400,000 tons of Napalm.
19 million gallons of Agent Orange.
Starvation.
Total War!!
Sherman's March To The Sea.
You destroy anything that supports the combatants.
Anything!
Drain the Sea, to kill them all.
Even if it means destroying yourself.
The absolute insanity of war.
When I put it all together, I found myself in a padded cell.
I spent twenty years after Vietnam, hiding in a closet soaked in blood.
Political Incest was the ultimate betrayal.
It dismantled my entire life.
In order to survive, I had to seek justice.
I had to re-define the word truth.
My government, my childhood mentor, was finally executed in my mind with my bare hands.
I no longer live in a patriotic fantasy world.
No one owns me.
I know who the enemy is.
I'm freer now, than I have ever been.
Photo and words: Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
March 30, 2007
"Send guys to war, they come home talking dirty."
Tim O'Brien
Vietnam Veteran
The Things They Carried
 
Vietnam verses Iraq American military deaths.

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1961 - 16

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1962 - 52

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1963 - 118

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1964 - 206

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1965 - 1863

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1966 - 6143

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1967 - 11,153

Iraq American military deaths in year 2003 - 486

Iraq American military deaths in year 2004 - 848

Iraq American military deaths in year 2005 - 846

Iraq American military deaths in year 2006 to November 17 2006 - 684

Graph: www.Huffingtonpost.com
Vietnam verses Iraq American military deaths.
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1961 — 16
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1962 — 52
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1963 — 118
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1964 — 206
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1965 — 1863
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1966 — 6143
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1967 — 11,153
Vietnam American battle deaths 1964 to 1975 — 47,410
In addition 10,000 deaths of American young men in Vietnam are listed as 'other'
Iraq American military deaths in year 2003 — 486
Iraq American military deaths in year 2004 — 848
Iraq American military deaths in year 2005 — 846
Iraq American military deaths in year 2006 to November 17 2006 — 684
New World Order Statistics of Human Misery of Soldiers and Military that fight for the 'Order'
('The West' and their lackey's Warfare)
Excluding Somalia and various other secret engagements
icasualties.org
Of the 3,417 coalition deaths in Afghanistan:
One Albania
40 Australia
One Belgium
158 Canada
Five Czech
43 Denmark
Nine Estonia
Two Finland
86 France
27 Georgia
54 Germany
Seven Hungary
48 Italy
Two Jordan
Three Latvia
One Lithuania
10 Unidentified as to country NATO
25 Netherlands
11 New Zealand
10 Norway
38 Poland
Two Portugal
21 Romania
Three Slovakia
One South Korea
34 Spain
Five Sweden
14 Turkey
447 UK
2,309 US
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place as early as two or three weeks outside the Afghanistan war zones when seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 17,674 US personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between November 2001 and September 2012.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Afghanistan occupation      
Of the 4,804 coalition deaths in Iraq:
4,486 have been Americans
Two Australia
One Azerbaijan
Thirteen Bulgaria
One Czech Republic
Seven Denmark
5 El Salvador
Two Estonia
One Fiji
Five Georgia
One Hungary
33 Italy
One Kazakhstan
Three Latvia
Two Netherlands
23 Poland
Three Romania
Four Slovakia
One South Korea
11 Spain
Two Thailand
Eighteen Ukraine
179 UK
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place outside Iraq war zones, as early as two or three weeks, after seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
— other coalition deaths are estimated at up to 10,000 deaths including contract people brought into Iraq by coalition forces.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 32,223 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between March 2003 and November 2011.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Iraq occupation                     
 
CIA Obama the acting president
Every facial movement, gesture of the hand, word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade
The CIA — Obama — Illuminati
A long-term strategic CIA plan to recruit promising candidates
and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power
Behavior modification
Phenomenological — structures of consciousness — programs
US policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home
Moral Force
The St. Patrick's Four beat federal conspiracy charges they say were brought to chill dissent
On St. Patrick's Day 2003, three days before the first American blood was shed in Iraq, Peter DeMott, 58, Daniel Burns, 46, and Clare and Teresa Grady, 48 and 40, respectively, got into two Volvos in Ithaca, N.Y., and drove to a nearby recruiting center.
They were not going to sign up to fight in Iraq.
Three of them had already been to Iraq on a "peace and mercy" mission.
None were carrying health records or letters of intent.
Nor were they carrying handcuffs, chains or other means to block people's entry to the recruiting station.
All they carried was four ounces of their own blood.
Army and Marine Recruiting Center
Ithaca's Cayuga Mall, which houses the recruiting station, rests between a mess of tangled interstate access ramps across from busier strip malls in Lansing, a nearby suburb.
The four knew the way, because months before, they had been part of a sit-down protest in the same center.
The parking lot is usually home to more litter and potholes than shoppers and cars.   One sign stands out over any other sign in the plaza.
It reads, "Army and Marine Recruiting Center" in a harsh red set against the fleshy color of the building.
There, in the small office among the cardboard stand-ups of proud Marines and the recruiting literature decorating the bleach-white walls, the four carefully poured their blood, drizzling it like melted chocolate over the door, the carpet and the American flag.
"Killing is not with Christ.   Our apologies, dear friends, for the fracture of good order," began the statement the four had prepared and then read.
"As our nation prepares to escalate a war on the people of Iraq by sending hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers to invade, we pour our blood on the walls of this military recruiting center.   We mark this recruiting office with our own blood to remind ourselves and others of the cost in human life of our government's war making.   Killing is wrong.   Preparations for killing are wrong.   The work done by the Pentagon with the connivance of this military recruiting station ends with the shedding of blood, and God tells us to turn away from it.   Blood is the symbol of life.   All life is holy."
As their own blood caked and crusted, they knelt and prayed.
Members of the group, now known as "the St. Patrick's Four," remember the morning a bit differently.   Danny Burns remembers "a cold winter day, with darkness in the clouds that seemed to hang over."
Teresa Grady remembers it being "particularly warm for a day in March," and that she put on a pair of overalls, "to be ready to be pulled around the recruiting office."
Just finished discussing Alojzije Stepinac, who had risked his life to save Jews during World War II
"I had rented a sander," she recalls.   "I was planning to start redoing my massage room.   I had just finished a study group with some kids.   We had a nice lunch, and I remember being very hopeful as we had just finished discussing Alojzije Stepinac, who had risked his life to save Jews during World War II."
Peter DeMott hazily remembers "being in the car on the ride over," but very little else, because a few months later, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that some people attribute to the stress he underwent in the days immediately after the demonstration.
Those days, four of them, were spent in jail.
While behind bars, the group had no way to shield themselves from the constant barrage of cable news reports filled with talking heads reporting the start of President Bush's "shock and awe" campaign.
They watched bombs fall and rockets shoot across infrared screens, a constant reminder to them that their action at the recruiting station, no matter how meaningful or shocking, had not stopped the war.
Clare Grady remembers the guards periodically walking by, telling the prisoners, "We're gonna kill 'em.   We're gonna kill 'em all."
The group was charged with third-degree criminal mischief.
"We are all middle-aged parents who are the main moneymakers for our families.   I walk dogs for a living and I paint houses; Peter cleans out people's gutters; Clare works in a soup kitchen, and Teresa teaches Latin dance and does massage.   So, like we're some huge threat," says Burns, who is married and has two sons, one an infant, the other a toddler.
Clare is the mother of two teenaged daughters; Peter is married to Clare and Teresa's sister Ellen, with whom he has four daughters, ages three to 19.
Teresa, who says she was radicalized to protest societal inequalities after spending some years living in San Jose, has a teenaged son and regularly shares her home with pregnant women who would otherwise be homeless.
Used defense based on Nuremburg principles
The four decided that, for financial reasons, they would have to represent themselves.
They used a defense based on the Nuremburg principles.
They claimed that they had a duty as citizens to stop their government from committing what international law sees as the greatest crime a nation can commit: the unprovoked invasion of another sovereign nation.
Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, known as the "Supremacy Clause," grants international treaties the same status as federal law and the Constitution itself.
From the backlash faced by the Dixie Chicks and Bill Maher to generally one-sided reporting from almost all major news agencies, public sentiment at the time seemed solidly pro-war.
But in April 2004, New York's Thompson County District Attorney George Dentes dismissed all charges against the four, as the jury had deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting.
But they weren't in the clear yet.
Their legal saga could have ended with the hung jury.
Instead, Dentes chose another route.
Feeling that justice had not been served and that he could not get a fair trial in Ithaca, Dentes asked the U.S. District Attorney to prosecute the case.
First federal conspiracy trial against war protesters since Vietnam War
What ensued was the first federal conspiracy trial against war protesters since the Vietnam War.
While Burns and DeMott suggest that the authorities may have misjudged the public's and the jurors' feelings about the war, others, including Dentes, suggest that it was the location of the first trial that determined the positive outcome.
Ithaca is a liberal college town among liberal college towns.
A number of its stop signs have been graphically altered to protest corporate America.
They read "Stop: spending," "Stop: corporate greed," "Stop: mall culture."
Some also read "Stop: the war in Iraq."
More down to Earth!!!
Dentes told a news reporter, "I called the U.S. Attorney and said, 'Would you be willing to take this prosecution?' because I know in federal court things will be more down to earth."
The federal attorney offered the four a plea deal, which they turned down.
"I told them if I pled to this then it's like I'm saying it is OK to go to war and kill these kids," says Burns.
Clare remembers the morning the FBI dropped by to give her a summons for the federal trial.
"I was lucky in that I had time to prepare, because others had called me to let me know they had been visited," says Clare.
How can you work for this immoral administration?
"They knocked and were polite and handed me the paper.   I got inside the house and thought, 'This is important.   I better ask questions.'   So I ran back to them as they were getting into the car and I asked them, 'How can you work for this immoral administration?'   One of them was polite enough to answer me.   He said, 'Ma'am, that's not our job.'"
Each of the St. Patrick's Four has an impressive history of personal or family activism.
DeMott served as a Marine in Vietnam.   After he got out, he joined the Army, trained as a linguist and was assigned to Turkey in a post with NATO.
In 1979, fully disillusioned with the military machine, he became part of the Catholic Worker movement.
He now has a long arrest record for civil disobedience.
In the '80s he drove his car onto a nuclear submarine docked in Connecticut.
His involvement in the movement brought him to Iraq in 2003 as part of a Christian peacemaking team.
Clare and Teresa Grady's father, John Grady, was a member of the Camden 28, a group of protesters who burned draft cards during the Vietnam War.
John faced trial and was acquitted.
Teresa is a massage therapist and a founding member of the Catholic Worker group in Ithaca.
Clare has coordinated the local Loaves and Fishes community kitchen for over 17 years and was also part of the Swords to Plowshares movement of the 1980s, a group that hammered and poured blood on U.S. weapons of mass destruction.
Clare was arrested for her actions with the group in 1984.
She also traveled to Iraq, and vividly remembers her trip and the people she met.
Dropped to her knees and said, 'I'm sorry.'
"We met with Iraqi mothers, and [trip leader] Kathy [Kelly] dropped to her knees and said, 'I'm sorry.'   People forget that something so simple can mean so much."
Daniel Burns remembers his father, John, a former mayor, as one of the first Democrats to come out against the conflict in Vietnam.
Burns, a member of the Directors Guild of America, has also spent time in Iraq.
Their convictions aside, they are a varied group.
Burns' upturned sunglasses, brown, curly locks and piercing blue eyes scream Hollywood.
Despite his movie-star swagger in public, Burns comes off as the most grounded.
At times it would seem he is the group leader, simply by default.
Burns brings levity to meetings and speeches that can simultaneously draw understanding from a crowd and whip up its fervor.
He's been known to joke about how the group got its name: "We just needed a name."
Within the first day of the four's federal trial, Judge Thomas McAvoy had threatened to throw Burns out of the courtroom for verbally challenging him.
Defiance personified
At times, Burns is defiance personified.
DeMott is soft-spoken.   His deep voice swells up in his throat like an echo in a cave.
It takes little more than for him to explain that he served in Vietnam and then signed up to serve in the Army afterward to captivate a crowd, to seemingly convince them that his reservations about war are genuine.
Before an audience, Clare Grady generally comes off as passionate, yet somehow tortured or conflicted.
At a talk at the New York state university Binghamton, Clare was asked by members of the crowd to describe her time in Iraq.
She hesitated, asking others in the crowd who had been to Iraq to recall what they saw.
"So much has happened since then.   You can probably recall better than I can," she implored.
At the same lecture, Teresa explained to other Catholics how pouring their own blood could be justified by the Catholic faith.
How could you run in and throw your blood everywhere?
"How could you just run in and throw your blood everywhere?" demanded a girl from the audience.
"We poured it prayerfully.   We did not just run in," began Teresa.
After the meeting, Teresa was surrounded by girls from the crowd who wanted to know more about connecting their faith to their political beliefs.
She gave them all a list of authors to go home with.
In the second court case, the group was charged with conspiracy to impede a federal officer, a felony that is punishable with up to six years in prison and $250,000 fines, plus three misdemeanors: damaging federal property, which can be punishable by a year in jail and up to $100,000 in fines; entering into a military facility for an unlawful purpose, a misdemeanor punishable with up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine; and entering into a military station after being removed.
The trial began on Sept. 19.
When you are the one who dismissed the Nuremburg principles
"The real crime, as we've always stated, is that our government conspired against the American people and lied us into an illegal and immoral war," said DeMott.
"The task is now upon us all to better understand the criminality of our government's aggression and, as citizens, to act accordingly to demand that our government adheres to international law."
With Bush's approval ratings hovering around 40 percent and Americans' support of the Iraq war at an all-time low, some initially thought the four would have a better chance of beating the charges in the federal trial than they did in the county trial.
Burns was not so optimistic, and said before the trial, "They are doing this to quell dissent.   The lowest form of life in the federal prosecution office is in Binghamton. . . . [W]e don't believe they came up with these charges.   We believe it came from the attorney general's office, from [Alberto] Gonzales.
It's sort of like Catch-22 — so you're prosecuting me for going in, pouring blood and literally in language and action begging them not to commit these war crimes . . . when you are the one who dismissed the Nuremburg principles, when you were the attorney for the White House."
Established in response to Nazi crimes committed during WW II, the Nuremburg principles state that citizens can be held responsible for crimes of their government.
Burns was not alone in thinking the charges were being used to quash dissent.
Loyola School of Law professor and Saint Patrick's Four legal advisor Bill Quigley stated during the trial, "The effect this will have on the public's right to nonviolent dissent is chilling."
Not allowed to bring up the Iraq war's legality or morality as a defense
While the charges themselves were daunting, what made the trial even more of a challenge for the four was that the judge ruled that the defendants were not allowed to bring up the Iraq war's legality or morality as a defense, nor were they to cite international law.
Also, the jury this time was drawn from more rural areas around the upstate New York college town of Binghamton.
Facing what seemed to them to be a stacked deck, the four decided to hold a simultaneous trial on the Iraq war itself.
They rallied supporters of all kinds, from their own lawyers to such renowned activists as Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan, Kathy Kelly and Ray McGovern.
In the evenings during the first week of the trial, they held what they called "the Citizens' Tribunal on Iraq," which drew hundreds.
Take a drive through Ithaca today, and it's likely that besides politically conscious stop signs, you will see large green lawn signs that read, "Stop the Iraq War & Acquit the St. Patrick's 4."
The SP4 signs far outnumber candidate yard signs, despite the fact that the November elections are drawing near.
Like Cindy Sheehan, the St. Patrick's Four have begun to take on celebrity status among members of the antiwar movement, and that status is slowly spreading (at least in their immediate community) to mom—and—pop America.
Some attribute this to the four's middle—aged, soccer—parent image, and to their strong faith.
In their motion to dismiss all counts against them, the four tapped into historical examples of civil disobedience that might resonate with a wide range of people.
Responding to the prosecution's description of their action as meritless, the group asked the judge, "Would it be meritless to try to interfere in the trading of slaves?   Would it be meritless to try to vote if you are a woman and prohibited from voting?   Would it be meritless to insist to refuse to move to the back to the bus? . . . Would it be a crime to break into a house and 'abduct' and save the life of a child if the house were aflame?"
University at Albany professor of history Lawrence Wittner notes that it is common for a government to want to squash dissenters.
"I would guess what the Bush administration is saying now is, 'We can't let them get away with these things, we have to discourage people from taking part in widespread civil disobedience.'"
As the recent trial began, things looked bleak for the St. Patrick's Four.
Not only was their defense strategy rejected by the judge, but the charges they faced seemed tailored to convict them.
Judge McAvoy ruled three days into the trial that the prosecution did not actually have to prove force, intimidation or threat.
Rather, according to Quigley, McAvoy ruled that "they have to only prove that there was damage and that they got together to plan to get together to do some damage, and so it's not damage by force, intimidation or threat — it's just damage."
Also according to Quigley, the statute under which the four were prosecuted has been utilized so rarely that there was little precedent to go on, which left most decisions completely up to McAvoy.
The four gave testimony and questioned each other, trying to get their points across despite McAvoy's restrictions.
In some ways they were very successful; in others they were not.
Held in contempt of court
Teresa and DeMott were held in contempt of court for alluding to the previous trial during their testimony, and Burns was held in contempt for not revealing who drew their blood.
Ultimately, however, the St. Patrick's Four were acquitted of the conspiracy charge because, they believe, they successfully appealed to the jurors' consciences.
As for the lesser convictions, they say their hands were tied because they weren't allowed to frame their actions as a response to an illegal and immoral war.
The jurors have refused to comment publicly on the case.
Some people say the government's decision to pursue a federal conspiracy conviction only raised awareness of the four's actions.
Wittner says he isn't sure if the government will come to regret its actions.   "It depends how the mass media plays it," says Wittner.   "If they continue to gather enough attention, the government may certainly rue the day they decided to press federal charges against the four."
The government may certainly have made a mistake, says Clare, but that mistake was definitely more than just an inconvenience for the four.
"I spent time in jail away from my family," she points out.   "All our lives have changed.   We could go to jail for years."
Even though they were acquitted of conspiracy, the group still face the possibility of up to 18 months in jail and $105,000 fines each.
The group will have to wait until January for their sentencing for the lesser charges and have not yet been assigned penalties for the contempt of court charges as of print time.
While the stakes are very real, the four seem to be driven by their beliefs to seize the chance they have been given, to speak their minds while the camera is on them.
You are an accomplice
The question is, should they be the only ones to pay?
According to Burns, it's a responsibility we as citizens share.
"The tax bill you pay is going to fund the bombs that are dropped on Iraqi children," says Burns.
"The taxes I pay are going to fund those bombs. . . . If you don't do something you are guilty. You are an accomplice."
By David King / October 12-18, 2005 issue of the North Bay Bohemian   
   Photos inserted by Kewe as a blog at TheWE.cc   
An Arab Woman Blues — Reflections in a sealed bottle...
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Sound of Silence
Painting: Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki.
...Oh wait...I can't believe my ears...I hear my own voice now on this tape.
I have recorded over "my little town" this poem which I wrote over 20 years ago.
It is not such a great poem but do you want to hear it?   I will share it with you if you wish.   My poem from my old dusty box.
It is called "Poem about America"
The people of Hiroshima
are still crying
blind eyes, tears of blood.
The people of Chile
are still bruised,
mutilated bodies.
The children of Vietnam
are still burnt
skins falling
incinerated bones.
The people of Palestine
are still castrated,
infertile.
In Lebanon,
the odor of the dead
saturates the streets.
In Guatemala,
the land is raped,
the stomachs empty.
In the Sahel,
the bodies are dry,
the eyes hollow.
In India,
the dustbins overflow
with corpses
and human decay.
Where to now my enemy?
Where to now my oppressor?
Your ghettoes are filled
with misery and suffering
Your prisons are filled
with hungry thieves
Your streets are filled
with headless bodies
Your brothels are filled
with torn women
Where to now?
Where to now?
Painting © Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki.
Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy
While they commit Cowardly attacks by air killing men women and children in their homes, often never seeing those they kill as the drones or aircraft fly back to the cowardly bases
If they kill only the husband, see how they care for the family they have destroyed
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"No Mercy": Annals of the Afghan Liberation
Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque
Britain's arch-conservative Sunday Telegraph continues to be a source of some of the most revealing reports about George W. Bush's "War on Terror."
May 1, 2007
In its unquenchably pro-war pages, where the news section is just as skewed as the reliably rabid editorials, the ST regularly — albeit inadvertently — gives us a glimpse of the true face of the Terror War behind the painted masks of piety worn in Washington and London.
US UK war machine
Occupied Afghanistan
We highlighted an example of this a few months ago, when the paper ran what was meant to be a panting, gushing paean to a super-duper Anglo-American unit in Iraq — and unwittingly revealed the criminal heart of a very dirty "dirty war" being run by the Bush-Blair coalition in the conquered land.
(See Ulster on the Euphrates.)
Whose ultimate aim is nothing more than the aggrandizement of a predatory elite
Now the ST has struck again, with another rah-rah piece that peels back some of the drapery obscuring the grisly realities of the "good war" in Afghanistan: US Aircrews Show Taliban No Mercy.
The Tory story's political intent is two-fold: to portray the Blair government as a bunch of wussies in its prosecution of the Afghan war, and to exalt the Bush way of dealing with the dusky races, so redolent of the much-lamented Empire in its prime.
But the piece goes beyond the interesting interplay of politics and journalism to a much darker, deeper truth: the degradation of the human spirit in war.
This is true in every conflict, of course, even the most limited and justified; but in unending campaigns of conquest and domination like the Terror War, whose ultimate aim is nothing more than the aggrandizement of a predatory elite, the brutalization and coarsening of the forces involved is all the greater.
And we can see that in this Telegraph story, which is meant to show American soldiers at their strutting, manly best, but is instead a sad indictment of the Bush Imperium's all-pervading moral rot.
US Terror State
Bodies of women
Loved ones killed in their homes by US Terror attacks
The burden of the piece is this: British forces in the hotly disputed Helmand province were not "ruthless enough in finishing off their targets" when going after the Taliban.
They too often refrained from instant, massive retaliation in fear of killing civilians.
But now the Americans have come down to show them how it's done, with the "uncompromising use of air power" and orders to "show no mercy" against suspected Taliban fighters.
The centerpiece of the story is an attack by Apache helicopter gunships on a boatload of men crossing a Helmand river.
Even though the copter crew "didn't have hostile intent or a positive ID from the ground commander," Special Ops told them "that although they could not themselves see the men on the boat, they must be the Taliban who had [earlier] attacked them."
And so the Apaches swung in low and opened up with 30mm cannons on the Afghans, who had by this time scrambled to shore.
You just see a big dust cloud where the person used to be
1st Lt. Jack Denton, 26, described it for the Telegraph:
"You can see the person but you can't see the features of his face.
The 30mm explode when they hit and kick up smoke and dust.
You just see a big dust cloud where the person used to be."
One particular dust cloud caught Lt. Denton's attention:
Soul-less men with glazed-over eyes
PPS: Another contractor just called me — I guess my 15 minutes of fame isn't quite over yet — and this one started telling me some really scary stories about a mysterious place called "Area 51" where trained-killer special-ops forces hunker down in between "jobs".
And he REALLY scared me as he described soul-less men with glazed-over eyes who lived like those hordes of evil bad guys from The Lord of the Rings — just waiting to be let out of their cages.
[The above left over from an earlier piece — decided to leave it in — Kewe TheWE.cc
The attack was "typical of a new, aggressive, approach adopted by American forces in southern Afghanistan and particularly in Helmand," said the ST.
"Aircrews say they have been told to show no mercy, but to press home their advantage until all their targets have been destroyed."
For a moment, the ST reporter, Gethin Chamberlain, makes a brief feint in the direction of actual journalism, by bringing up a slight caveat about the "no mercy" missions:
The attack, and four other missions against suspected Taliban compounds, are clearly effective, but the stakes are high.
Coalition attacks on mistakenly identified targets here, as in Iraq, have left dozens of civilians dead and wounded and can act as a recruiting sergeant for the terrorists.
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"No Mercy": Annals of the Afghan Liberation
Chris Floyd, Empire Burlesque
Deliberately muddled syntax that leaves the impression that only some few "dozens" of civilians have been killed by Anglo-American air attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq, when in fact that number runs into the thousands
May 1, 2007
Even here, of course, Gethin does yeoman service for the Terror War cause, with some perhaps deliberately muddled syntax that leaves the impression that only some few "dozens" of civilians have been killed by Anglo-American air attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq, when in fact that number runs into the thousands.
Because after all, what are a few dozen innocent lives here or there when you are putting whole countries on the right path? As that old breaker of nations, Josef Stalin, used to say: "When wood is chopped, chips fly."
In any case, such womanish scruples do not trouble the Telegraph's no-mercy Americans:
Capt. Staley [commander of Lt. Denton's Apache] said he had no qualms about pressing home such attacks until no one was left standing and claimed that American pilots were more effective than their British Apache counterparts, who he said flew higher and were less ruthless in finishing off their targets.
'The Brits are good but they don't have the extreme aggression that we do.'"
The American Mukhabarat has undertaken another project, this one with the clear support of Iran
A prime example of that "extreme aggression" so prized by the Telegraph and by Capt. Staley in the Pentagon and Oval Office was on display in Afghanistan just last month, in Nangarhar province, as David J. Morris reports in Salon.com (America's Dangerous Trigger Finger):
According to an investigation by an Afghan human rights group released on April 14, the Marines, who said they came under small-arms fire after the bombing, went on a rampage, shooting at vehicles and pedestrians along 10 miles of road.
At least 12 civilians were killed and another 35 were injured, including one infant and three elderly men.
A 16-year-old girl, newly married and carrying a bundle of grass to her family's farmhouse, was shot in the back.
A 75-year-old man was shot so many times that his son had trouble recognizing him when he reached the scene.
A few hours after the shootings, the Marines returned to the primary site of the carnage, cordoned it off, and allegedly began removing evidence that it had occurred.
Seven journalists representing multiple media outlets complained that the Marines confiscated their equipment and forcibly deleted photographs taken by Afghans working for the Associated Press...One journalist said he was told, "Delete the photos or we'll delete you."
After conducting an initial inquiry into the matter, the American military command in Afghanistan found no evidence that the Marines had come under small-arms fire after the bombing.
Loved one shot dead by NATO
But the spiritual degradation does not only show in blatant atrocities like the Nangarhar rampage
Perhaps these Marines too had been ordered to "show no mercy, but to press home their advantage until all their targets have been destroyed" — even if, as in the Apache attack in Helmland, they "didn't have hostile intent or positive ID from the ground commander" before their "uncompromising use" of firepower.
Perhaps if they hadn't turned that 16-year-old girl into a dust cloud — or had been quicker in destroying the evidence — they could have claimed that all the dust clouds were Taliban, and gotten a laudatory write-up in the Sunday Telegraph.
But the spiritual degradation does not only show in blatant atrocities like the Nangarhar rampage (or the Haditha rampage in Iraq, or the slaughter of the innocents in Ishaqi).
It has permeated the minds of ordinary soldiers carrying out their ordinary duties — if anything can said to be "ordinary" about Bush's intervention in Afghanistan's long-running civil war on the side of a coalition of war criminals, drug barons, warlords and woman-hating religious fanatics, that is.
You die, you die, you die
Witness the Telegraph story's closing words, from young Lt. Denton.
The passage is obviously meant to be a bit of gung-ho G.I. bravado of World War II vintage, the kind of line you might hear in an old movie from a cheerful, apple-cheeked, tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold dogface played by, say, Ronald Reagan:
But for now, the American airmen are not losing any sleep over [the threat of being shot down].
"When you are on top of the enemy you look, shoot and it's, 'You die, you die, you die'," Lt Denton said.
"The odds are on our side.
I really enjoy it.
I told my wife, if I could come home every night then this would be the perfect job."
"You die, you die, you die....You can see the person but you can't see the features of his face...You just see a big dust cloud where the person used to be...I really enjoy it...I really enjoy it....You just see a big dust cloud...I really enjoy it...you die, you die...you can't see his face...you die...I really enjoy it."
Even in a justified or unavoidable war, the thought of killing another human being — the thought that we, the common human family, have sunk to such a low point, yet again — should be a matter of deepest tragedy, of enduring regret.
It is a terrible thing to have to do, even when compelled by the most extreme necessity.
Yet the Terror War is leeching the terror out of this dreadful act.
Because the Terror War has no deeper meaning — no real purpose beyond loot and power for a few — it devalues and degrades everything it touches.
To kill a human being is nothing more than stirring up a bit of dust; it's easy — "the odds are on our side" — it's fun, "I really enjoy it."
Loved one shot dead by NATO
A directive that echoes almost precisely the instructions given by another "war leader" to his armies as they stood poised to launch a war of aggression based on false pretenses, some 68 years ago
This is the ethos of the War on Terror (on every side of this hydra-headed conflict): "No mercy." "Extreme aggression." "Uncompromising force."
And this is the dictum with which Bush now sends his troops into battle — a directive that echoes almost precisely the instructions given by another "war leader" to his armies as they stood poised to launch a war of aggression based on false pretenses, some 68 years ago:
"Close your hearts to pity."
Enlisting conflict
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Winslow and Staff Sgt. Luke Bunner spend their days talking to area students about the many benefits the military can provide.
Winslow and Bunner, who operate out of the U.S. Army's Auburn recruiting station in the Carr Building on Genesee Street, attend school career fairs and set up tables in various community buildings.
And they do their job quite effectively.
At a time when recruiting nationally is slumping, local recruiters are surpassing their goals.
Winslow says it is his ability to talk to people that makes his recruiting station so successful.
With a muscular build and shaved head, Winslow seems less intimidating as he sucks on a grape lollipop.
Winslow pushes the recruiters in his office to get out in the community, rather than waiting for people to come to them.
“I like to think of us as career enhancers,” Winslow said.   “I like knowing we had a hand in starting someone's career, even if it is not the Army they decided to go into.”
But not everyone appreciates the success local recruiters are having.   Recent protests over the presence of recruiters at Wells College and a campaign launched by the New York Civil Liberties Union are two of the many efforts nationwide aimed to change how recruiters can operate.
In the 2003-04 school year, 19 area students entered U.S. military branches upon graduation.   This year, local Army recruiters have signed up 40 new recruits, just four shy of their annual goal.   For the month of October, the Auburn recruiting office aimed to recruit three new members and wound up with 10.
“We had a slow start in 2005,” Winslow said.   “But I think we are making up for it.”
Nationally, the Army fell 6,627 recruits short of its 2005 goal of 80,000.   It was the Army's first full-year deficit since 1999 and its biggest shortfall in 26 years.   Though the Navy Reserves fell [to] 88 percent of its annual goal, the Army National Guard fared the worst with 50,219 people signing up for the year, only 80 percent of its goal.
“Unless the situation in Iraq improves, or unless we drastically enlarge the pool of possible recruits in some way, one would have to expect continued tough slogging for the Army,” said Michael O'Hanlon, defense specialist at the Brookings Institution, a national analysis group.
Locally, it is not only the Army that is busy signing on students.   Also located in the Carr Building are the recruitment offices of Petty Officer David M. Rupp, with the Navy, and Staff Sgt. D.D. Charter, with the U.S. Marine Corps.
In January, Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joe Call was named Rookie Recruiter of the Year for Region 5, which covers New York, New Jersey and New England.   The enlistment quota per month is three students, 36 per fiscal year.   In 2004, Call, a Port Byron resident, recruited 53 students above his quota.
Provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act have opened up a number of doors for recruiters.   The act grants military recruiters access to high school students' personal information: names, phone numbers and addresses.   Schools also allow recruiters to set up tables on their campuses.   At Auburn High School, recruiters are available during lunch breaks and have attended the school district's career fair.
“We want students to be aware of all of their options,” said David Roth, Auburn high school principal.   “Some students may be interested in the GI bill or other college opportunities.”
An opt-out form is sent home to parents and they can choose to have their child's name removed from the list given to recruitment officers.   Roth said a number of parents have already resubmitted opt-out forms, which were sent out at the end of September.
“Every day there are forms being returned from parents saying they don't want their children contacted,” Roth said.
The New York Civil Liberties Union has recently launched a campaign to let high school students know they do not have to make themselves available to military recruiters.   The central New York chapter plans to begin handing out pamphlets to schools, explaining students' rights, said area executive director Barrie Gewanter.
“We are not anti-military in any shape or form,” Gewanter said.   “We are pro-privacy, and just because a student walks in the schoolhouse door, does not mean that right goes out the window.”
Gewanter said the NYCLU will be on the lookout for schools that are not complying with privacy policies; and in those situations, the chapter will intervene.   Gewanter is also pushing to have schools distribute opt-out letters in school, rather then sending them home to parents.
“It is (students') personal choice,” Gewanter said.   “They shouldn't have to wait for parental permission to keep their information private.”
Some NYCLU representatives would like to see the provision in No Child Left Behind changed to an opt-in option, meaning rather than have students and their parents saying they do not want to be contacted, they would be saying that they do.
Winslow said he can see the benefits of running the program that way.   He said it would limit the number of students they would have to contact, and may possibly increase the number of recruits they are able to bring on board.
“Running things that way ... we would know that the students who opted-in are really interested, and we can really focus on just them,” Winslow said.   “The downside is we may not be reaching students who might be interested, if they knew more about us.”
The NYCLU is not alone in its fight against recruiters on campus.   A group of Wells College students recently hosted what they called a “die-in” when a Marine recruiter came to visit the campus.   Inspired by the St. Patrick's four — a group of Ithaca peace activists who were arrested after pouring blood on the walls at a military recruiting center — Janel Doyle coordinated the protest.   She conducted a similar protest in September when the Air Force came to visit the Aurora campus.
“I don't believe recruiters should be on campus,” Doyle said.   “I just don't think it is the proper forum.   If a student is interested, I am sure they know where to find the recruiters.”
Opposite the Marine's recruitment table, Doyle and classmate Jill Rosentel set up an anti-war booth.   The girls gave out information and statistics opposing the war in Iraq.   To drive their point home, a group of students laid on an American flag, covered in fake blood to symbolize lives lost in the war in Iraq.
“You can't be one of the few and the proud if your dead,” Doyle said.
“We are not anti-military,” Rosentel added.   “We are anti-war, and think that students should just be given all of the facts.”
By Ashley Lipsky / The Citizen    October 22, 2005
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ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
Western Elite militarism
Western Elite Terror States
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  Protests around world every 11th of month
Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
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We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
Over time I was increasingly shocked by the speed and ease with which many intelligent and seemingly competent members of the CFR [ Council on Foreign Relations ] appeared to eagerly justify policies and actions that supported growing corruption.
The regularity with which many CFR members would protect insiders from accountability regarding another appalling fraud surprised even me.
Many of them seemed delighted with the advantages of being an insider while being entirely indifferent to the extraordinary cost to all citizens of having our lives, health and resources drained to increase insider wealth in a manner that violated the most basic principles of fiduciary obligation and respect for the law.
In short, the CFR was operating in a win-lose economic paradigm that centralized economic and political power.
I was trying to find a way for us to shift to a win-win economic paradigm that was — by its nature — decentralizing.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
The reader can appreciate why Wall Street would welcome someone as accommodating as Gorelick at Fannie Mae.
This was a period when the profits rolled in from engineering the most spectacular growth in mortgage debt in U.S. history.
As one real estate broker said, “They have turned our homes into ATM machines.”
Fannie Mae has been a leading player in centralizing control of the mortgage markets into Washington D.C. and Wall Street.
And that means as people were rounded up and shipped to prison as part of Operation Safe Home, Fannie was right behind to finance the gentrification of neighborhoods.
And that is before we ask questions about the extent to which the estimated annual financial flows of $500 billion–$1 trillion money laundering through the U.S. financial system or money missing from the US government are reinvested into Fannie Mae securities.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
James Forrestal
James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.

He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.

Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon 
partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.

Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.

There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.

Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.

Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”

He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.

Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.

Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.

The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.

This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.

Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Forrestal as an administrative assistant on June 22, 1940, then nominated him as Undersecretary of the Navy six weeks later. In the latter post, Forrestal would prove to be very effective at mobilizing industrial production for the war effort.
He became Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 1944, following the death of his immediate supervisor Frank Knox from a heart attack. Forrestal then led the Navy through the closing year of the war and the demobilization that followed.   What might have been his greatest legacy as Navy Secretary was an attempt that came to nought.   He, along with Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Under Secretary of State Joseph Grew, in the early months of 1945, strongly advocated a softer policy toward Japan that would permit a negotiated face-saving surrender.   His primary concern was "the menace of Russian Communism and its attraction for decimated, destabilized societies in Europe and Asia", and, therefore, keeping the Soviet Union out of the war with Japan.   Had his advice been followed, Japan might well have surrendered before August 1945, precluding the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   So strongly did he feel about this matter that he cultivated negotiation attempts that bordered closely on insubordination toward the President.
Forrestal opposed the unification of the services, but even so helped develop the National Security Act of 1947 that created the National Military Establishment (the Department of Defense was not created as such until August 1949), and with the former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson retiring to private life, Forrestal was the next choice.
His 18 months at Defense came at an exceptionally difficult time for the U.S. military establishment:   Communist governments came to power in Czechoslovakia and China; West Berlin was blockaded, necessitating the Berlin Airlift to keep it going; the war between the Arab states and Israel after the establishment of Israel in Palestine; and negotiations were going on for the formation of NATO.   His reign was also hampered by intense interservice rivalries.
In addition, President Harry Truman constrained military budgets billions of dollars below what the services were requesting, putting Forrestal in the middle of the tug-of-war.   Forrestal was also becoming more and more worried about the Soviet threat.   Internationally, the takeover by the Communists of Eastern Europe, their threats to the governments of Greece, Italy, and France, their impending takeover of China, and the invasion of South Korea by North Korea would demonstrate the legitimacy of his concerns on the international front as well.
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James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.
He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.
Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.
Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.
There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.
Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.
Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”
He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.
Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.
Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.
The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.
This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
What Briody does not mention is allegations regarding Brown & Root's involvement in narcotics trafficking. Former LAPD narcotics investigator Mike Ruppert once described his break up with fiance Teddy — an agent dealing narcotics and weapons for the CIA while working with Brown & Root, as follows:
“Arriving in New Orleans in early July, 1977 I found her living in an apartment across the river in Gretna. Equipped with scrambler phones, night vision devices and working from sealed communiqués delivered by naval and air force personnel from nearby Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Teddy was involved in something truly ugly.
She was arranging for large quantities of weapons to be loaded onto ships leaving for Iran.
At the same time she was working with Mafia associates of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello to coordinate the movement of service boats that were bringing large quantities of heroin into the city.
The boats arrived at Marcello controlled docks, unmolested by even the New Orleans police she introduced me to, along with divers, military men, former Green Berets and CIA personnel.
“The service boats were retrieving the heroin from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs in international waters, oil rigs built and serviced by Brown and Root.
The guns that Teddy monitored, apparently Vietnam era surplus AK 47s and M16s, were being loaded onto ships also owned or leased by Brown and Root.
And more than once during the eight days I spent in New Orleans I met and ate at restaurants with Brown and Root employees who were boarding those ships and leaving for Iran within days.
Once, while leaving a bar and apparently having asked the wrong question, I was shot at in an attempt to scare me off.”
Source: "Halliburton’s Brown and Root is One of the Major Components of the Bush-Cheney Drug Empire" by Michael Ruppert, From the Wilderness
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
The Clinton Administration took the groundwork laid by Nixon, Reagan and Bush and embraced and blossomed the expansion and promotion of federal support for police, enforcement and the War on Drugs with a passion that was hard to understand unless and until you realized that the American financial system was deeply dependent on attracting an estimated $500 billion-$1 trillion of annual money laundering.
Globalizing corporations and deepening deficits and housing bubbles required attracting vast amounts of capital.
Attracting capital also required making the world safe for the reinvestment of the profits of organized crime and the war machine.
Without growing organized crime and military activities through government budgets and contracts, the economy would stop centralizing.
The Clinton Administration was to govern a doubling of the federal prison population.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
11 months before September 11, 2001 Aaron Russo is speaking to nick rockerfeller.

There's going to be an event Aaron, we are going into Afghanistan, we are going to go into Iraq.

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'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
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9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
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Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
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Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

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Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
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Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
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