2. Illegal Drugs
And what does any of this have to do with making the world a safe/better place? NOTHING. Oil pollutes our air worse than drugs, the ozone in our air murders your mind and then that carcinogenic, petroleum infested AIR can kill you just as dead as bullets, arms, weapons. Not to mention CO2 and global warming. And selling ARMS to dictators like Washington DC does is immoral.
All three are the worst things we can do to a planet and its people! Make the connection between the number one industry in the world and the fact that 4 out of 5 dollars in U.S. foreign aid are not spent abroad. Those 4 dollars are spent right here in the good 'ol USA (Harper's Index). ON WEAPONS THAT THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS MUST BUY. Is it any wonder that African troops go around murdering and raping their own people? And Arabs and Muslims do the same?
And you cherish LIFE! We are all obviously in the wrong profession. You work in any of those three industries, you're in the top biz in the world. Actually my brother has worked for arms companies, he's an engineer however he and his wife have never had the money to buy a house. SO go figure. Working for Satan doesn't give you a Cadillac!
Our government, according to a writer you should read, Noam Chomsky (ABEBOOKS has him used for a dollar each,) and other top writers, (GOOGLE UP THE WORDS Dark Alliance), --OUR GOVERNMENT....is deep in all three of these.
THE GOVERNMENT sells arms to dictators, PROFITS FROM THESE THREE THINGS! Chomsky claims that the CIA outspends its annual budget 10x, and it raises that extra little spending money by importing drugs. That certainly explains the Bush (former head of the CIA) ‹‹ Noriega connection. Boeing is buying McDonnell Douglas' talk about power consolidation. In a recent post I mentioned the liquidity of our politicians as commodities on the global market, well, from the April 14, 1997 edition of Time Mag Big Givers Political contributions by the top 10 arms-exporting companies to the 1996 campaign, in millions of dollars:
McDonnell Douglas.............. $0.51
Problem is, all Congressional CANDIDATES ditto Pres…are elected by a deep pockets, motivated war lobby. DEDUCTION is the GOV has to eat sleep and #*%& war, be 100% pro-war, no?
A few members of the above list of rich war toy manufacturers, have successfully lobbied the Pentagon (a tough sell), their pet legislators (an expensive buy) and the White House (jobs, jobs, jobs) into lifting that old ban of Jimmy Carter's ....(granted it was an "informal" ban) on U.S. manufacturers selling sophisticated offensive weapons to Latin America. But it was ignored. SO OUR GOV SELLS DEATH to other countries. AND it teaches their military how to use the things. The military of GUATEMALA ---Officers and above, were brought to SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS and trained. These soldiers were instructed to go home and murder entire villages, every man, woman and child....thousands of people. Because they were suspected of feeding corn to guerilleros in the hills. GOOGLE "QUICHE" and read up on it.
This set of facts is a gross simplification of an enlightening article in the aforementioned issue of Time. The article is called, "How Washington Works... Arms Deals: The inside story of how the Pentagon and big defense contractors got the President to open the way for weapons sales to Latin America" ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
You have to commend the two seniors of the Bush Cheney alliance for acting performances. But the danger to us Americans in their oil war was real. No prop blood for OUR BOYS.
The USA and the oil-craving GOP are always always planning to reinstate the draft and really finish Iraq off, then Iran, then Libya, which they did, then Palestine then IRAN. They will lie to you again that there are nukes in Teheran and then loop back and take out the other nutcake in North Korea for that whole SONY HACK fun and always leave parts of American boys on battlefields. We should ask ourselves, again, how many of our GI's did they kill to get OIL and who died and made the OIL MEN God?
*This article "THE DRAFT IS COMING BACK!" was WRITTEN IN 2004, at the time that Washington was working to create the draft again, take that into account. They didn't do it but they wanted to and RECESSION CAME ALONG (war spending) and they had poor boys from Alaska to Mississippi who'd sign up so they didn't have to. * The thing about today's draft is --now they want the daughters too so if there are children in your family, your daughters were rescued by American poverty. Anyway, there STILL is pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills: S 89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft can begin if those robot clones made in China don't work out. They'll do it just after the GOP WIN in any presidential election. The administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now, while the public's attention is on the elections, so our action on this is needed immediately. Details and links follow. Even those voters who currently support us. Actions abroad may still object to this move, knowing their own children or grandchildren will not have a say about whether to fight. Not that it should make a difference, but this plan, among other things, eliminates higher education as a shelter and includes women in the draft -- Also, crossing into Canada has already been made very difficult. Actions, actions, actions: Please send this on to all the parents and teachers you know, and all the aunts and uncles, grandparents, godparents.... And let your children know -- it's their future, and they can be a powerful voice for change! Please also write to your representatives to ask them why they aren't telling their constituents about these bills -- and write to newspapers and other media outlets to ask them why they're not covering this important story. (AGAIN THIS ARTICLE WRITTEN in 2004).."The draft $28 million has been added to the 2004 selective service system (sss) budget to prepare for a military draft that could start as early as June 15, 2005. Selective Service must report to Bush on March 31, 2005 that the system, which has lain dormant for decades, is ready for activation.The pentagon has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide.. Though this is an unpopular election year topic, military experts and influential members of congress are suggesting that if Rumsfeld's prediction of a "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan [and a permanent state of war on "terrorism"] proves accurate, the U.S. may have no choice but to draft. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5146.htm and go to
http://www.sss.gov/perfplan_fy2004.html Congress brought twin bills, S. 89 and HR 163 forward this year, http://www.hslda.org/legislation/national/2003/s89/default.asp entitled the Universal National Service Act of 2003, "to provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons [age 18--26] in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes." These active bills currently sit in the committee on armed services. Dodging the draft will be more difficult than those from the Vietnam era. College and Canada will not be options. In December 2001, Canada and the U.S. signed a "smart border declaration," which could be used to keep would-be draft dodgers in. Signed by Canada's minister of foreign affairs, John Manley, and U.S. Homeland Security director, Tom Ridge, the declaration involves a 30-point plan which implements, among other things, a "pre-clearance agreement" of people entering and departing each country. Reforms aimed at making the draft more equitable along gender and class lines also eliminates higher education as a shelter. Underclassmen would only be able to postpone service until the end of their current semester. Seniors would have until the end of the academic year. WHAT TO DO: - We just can't sit and pretend that by ignoring it, it will go away.
We must voice our concerns and create the world we want to live in for our children and their children's children. MOVE ON DOT ORG says:
The effort to stabilize the Muslim world is out of control. It's time to face the facts squarely, and recognize that America, acting alone, is no longer capable of reaching the hearts and minds of Iraqis, Iranians, Syrians, Libyans, Palestinians and Afghanis.We need help. Maybe transfer management authority over Iraq to the United Nations, to enable a real transition to peaceful Iraqi self-rule. Maybe get a Pan Arabic World UNITED NATIONS of its own. MILLIONS of Arabs/ Muslims and thousands of Americans (not counting the 911 deaths can be verified just googe the term "DEATH COUNT" and MUSLIMS.
religious leaders hostile to the United States now controls every capital and only their continual fighting among one another has prevented the outbreak of more hotel bombings, HOSTAGE dramas, head choppings and kidnappings. The growing opposition to American rule among the Muslim population
"probably runs in the tens of thousands", consisting of people who "have
jobs in vegetable shops, offices, garages, and schools."1 These are the
very people who should comprise the civil society we're hoping to build
as the basis for peaceful Pan Arabic self-rule. Instead, they're arming
themselves and awaiting the call to attack Americans. Our troops in Iraq are stretched thin -- many reservists have been serving there for more than a year, with no end in sight. U.S. commanders are asking for more troops, and Senate leaders like John
McCain share the concern that our current troop levels are inadequate.
There's talk of a draft, perhaps to be announced just after our November
elections. But instead of simply redoubling our commitment to the present course,
we should support our soldiers by taking the bull's-eye off their backs. At its core, the challenge our troops face in Iraq is about legitimacy:
Iraqis see us increasingly as an occupying power, not a liberating one.
To send a credible message of stewardship and transition to self-rule,
we need a truly international coalition, including key Arab nations like
Egypt and Saudi Arabia. As Thomas Friedman put it, "If it is America
alone against the Iraqi street, we lose. If it is the world against the
Iraqi street, we have a chance."2 Of course, transferring control to the U.N. would also enable many other
nations to share the logistical and financial burdens of helping Iraq
transition to peaceful self-rule. This isn't a partisan issue. "In both parties, members are concerned,"
according to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) "There's not abject panic, but
there's deep concern, and there should be." The time to make this change is now, before the situation escalates
further out of control. See this sobering New York Times article for details:
"Anti-U.S. Outrage Unites a Growing Iraqi Resistance" That’s what has happened, RESISTANCE. See, those who fervently believe in an afterlife are quite willing to go to war to defend their homes/ children families in this life. THEY WILL NEVER STOP. THEY are not afraid of dying to the last man! http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/11/opinion/11FRIE.html
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