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Ahimsaville - The WebComic That Doesn't Hurt a Bit! [May. 6th, 2010|10:53 pm]
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I've started a new WebComic about Non-Violence/Vegetarianism. There's only a couple stories there so far. And they're a little messed up!

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Dancing With Dictators [Aug. 28th, 2009|07:33 pm]
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[Current Location |Vienna]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |RHCP]

Sometimes even these guys are funny.

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Iran VS Israel [May. 9th, 2008|03:41 pm]
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[music |O.B.E.Y. - Romanec of misanthropy]

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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2008|04:26 pm]
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biggest in history
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Bush named after sewage? [Apr. 3rd, 2008|11:24 pm]
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So a friend of mine was looking around the Huffington post and found something that I think more than grabbed his attention...

'George W Bush Sewage Plant' Proposed In San Francisco

He pointed this out to me, and I think it would pay true homage to the man, and a honor at least. You can go to the official website of this campaign here

All I have left to say now is E Pluribus Anus
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A Sober Plea for ending the war in Iraq [Mar. 29th, 2008|12:22 am]
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A Sober Plea for Ending the War in Iraq

Iraq is providing some painful realities which are about to kick us in the conscience.

Where are you on the war? Read the story and post a comment.

Thanks, Alex Hutchinson
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(no subject) [Mar. 1st, 2008|10:08 pm]
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Americans are asking for Political Asylum...Why don't we hear about it?     

There is no country in the world that understands propaganda more than the United States. Billions are spent at the Pentagon on what you hear and repeat. The mainstream news is a psychotronic parade as the democrats bumble and the reporters comment as though they are on the Bush administration payroll. 

The truth is not reported. The public responds as a story of importance makes breaking news only to see it squashed in the next 72 hours. Americans are asking for political asylum and you are not hearing about it. 

The government is torturing American citizens who are Whistleblowers-  myspace Darren Gelbard, youtube Monarch Katherine Moore, and DIA Topoff to see electronic warfare torturing a U.S. citizen in 2007. Or, for those of you who think these victims are conspiracy theorists, there are the ADS military tests on youtube, 60 Minutes, and CNN. People being hit out of thin air by a ray beam. For real!

Weapons that can harm or kill you from a distance, without leaving marks if the operator so desires, are being used on people in their homes. There are interviews with U.S. citizens who are victims and with a Baghdad surgeon in which he states there are bodies in Iraq he and his team of ten Doctors have seen that are being killed by..."No bullets, no shots..arms cut straight off...we don't know what kind of weapon it is." A Baghdad Orchestra player also stated he saw bodies where..."Only the face was burned, no eyes..and the teeth. The rest of the body was untouched.

The Washington Post released an article called Mind Games in which the victims of psychotronics and V2K described what it was like to have someone mentally and physically torture you using communications and electronic warfare from a distance. And Russia is trying to ban Space weapons after Congress changed the bill that would have banned psychotronics years ago. This is the most dangerous game. Weapons that no individual can defend themselves against. Weapons that manipulate people and that torture and can kill you in your home with no warning from a distance.
Current Location: United States
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Stop the clash of civilizaiton [Mar. 8th, 2007|11:03 pm]
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But the problem isn’t culture, it’s politics – from 9/11 to Guantanamo, Iraq to Iran. This clash is not inevitable, and we don't want it.

Stunning video messages. Simply put, this clip, shows how most people want the same thing, how people are disconnected from the governments that act on behalf of their own agendas, by perpetuating fear and war.

They are asking for you can sign a petition to to start.  AVAAZ is focusing on  the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by appealing to its leaders for the nead for peace...this conflict being  the key symbol of the rift between Islam & the West. It's a start for most  to take initiative.
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WITH OUR SUPPORT! [Jan. 11th, 2007|08:26 pm]
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Saddam Hussein was a monster. In fact if you listen to Bush Jr., Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Donald Rumsfeld or almost anyone who comments on this, they justify the war repeatedly by saying that this man is such a monster that we just can't let him survive. He's even committed the ultimate atrocity-namely, using weapons of mass destruction against his own people in his horrendous gassing of the Kurds. All of which is true, but there are three missing words. True, he committed the ultimate atrocity-using poison gas and chemical warfare against his own population- WITH OUR SUPPORT. Our support in fact continued, as he remained a favored friend and trading partner and ally- quite independently of these atrocities which evidently didn't matter to us, as evidenced by our reaction; continued and in fact increased (support). An interesting experiment which you might try is to see if you can find a place anywhere within mainstream discussion where the three missing words are added (WITH OUR SUPPORT). I'll leave it as an experiment for the reader. And it's an illuminating one. I can tell you the answer right away - you're not going to find it. And that tells us something about ourselves too, and also about the argument, and our sources of news and information.
The same incidentally is true of his weapons of mass destruction. It's commonly claimed that we couldn't allow him to survive because of the danger of the weapons of mass destruction that he's probably was creating - which could have been correct except it was also correct during the time when we were providing him consciously with the means to develop those weapons of mass destruction at a time when he was a far greater threat than he is today. So that raises some questions about that argument.

What follows is and accurate chronology of United States involvement in the arming of Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war 1980-88. It is a powerful indictment of the Bush administration. It reveals US ambitions in Iraq to be just another chapter in the attempt to regain a foothold in the Middle East. The United States invaded Iraq to gain control of one of the major sources of the world’s energy, right in the heart of the world’s energy producing regions, to create, if they can, a dependent client state, to have permanent military bases, and to gain what’s called “critical leverage” (quoting Zbigniew Brzezinski) over rivals, the European and Asian economies. It’s been understood since the Second World War, that if you have your hand on that spigot, the main source of the world’s energy, you have what early planners called “veto power” over others.

Iraq is also the last part of the world where there are vast, untapped, easily accessible energy resources. And you can be sure that they want the profits from that to go primarily to U.S.-based multi-nationals and back to the U.S. Treasury, and so on. Not to rivals. There are plenty of reasons for invading Iraq, none of them good.

September, 1980 -- Iraq invades Iran. The beginning of the Iraq-Iran war.

February, 1982 -- Despite objections from congress, President Reagan removes Iraq from its list of known terrorist countries.

December, 1982 -- Hughes Aircraft ships 60 Defender helicopters to Iraq.

1982-1988 -- Defense Intelligence Agency provides detailed information for Iraq on Iranian deployments, tactical planing for battles, plans for air strikes and bomb damage assessments.

November, 1983 -- A National Security Directive states that the U.S. would do "whatever was necessary and legal" to prevent Iraq from losing its war with Iran.

November, 1983 -- Banca Nazionale del Lavaro of Italy and its Branch in Atlanta begin to funnel $5 billion in unreported loans to Iraq. Iraq, with the blessing and official approval of the US government, purchased computer controlled machine tools, computers, scientific instruments, special alloy steel and aluminum, chemicals and other industrial goods for Iraq's missile, chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.

October, 1983 -- The Reagan Administration begins secretly allowing Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt to transfer United States weapons, including Howitzers, Huey helicopters, and bombs to Iraq. These shipments violated the Arms Export Control Act.

November, 1983 -- George Schultz, the Secretary of State, is given intelligence reports showing that Iraqi troops are daily using chemical weapons against the Iranians.

December 20, 1983 -- Donald Rumsfeld, then a civilian and now ex-Defense Secretary, meets with Saddam Hussein to assure him of US friendship and materials support.

July, 1984 -- The CIA begins giving Iraq intelligence necessary to calibrate its mustard gas attacks on Iranian troops.

January 14, 1984 -- State Department memo acknowledges United States shipment of "dual-use" export hardware technology. Dual use items are civilian items such as heavy trucks, armored ambulances and communications gear as well as industrial technology that can have a military application.

March, 1986 -- The United States with Great Britain block all United Nations security council resolutions condemning Iraq's use of chemical weapons, and on March 21st the US becomes the only country (out of more than 150) refusing to sign a Security council statement condemning Iraq's use of these weapons.

May, 1986 -- The US department of Commerce licenses 70 biological exports to Iraq between May of 1985 and 1989, including at least 21 batches of lethal strains of anthrax.

May, 1986 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of weapons grade botulin poison to Iraq.

March, 1987 -- President Reagan bows to the findings of the Tower Commission admitting the sale of arms to Iran "in exchange for hostages." Oliver North uses the profits from the sale to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua.

Late 1987 -- The Iraqi Air Force begins using chemical agents against Kurdish resistance forces in northern Iraq.

February, 1988 -- Saddam Hussein begins the "Anfal" campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq. The Iraq regime used chemical weapons against the Kurds killing over 100,000 civilians and destroying over 1,200 Kurdish Vlliages.

April, 1988 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of chemicals used in manufacture of mustard gas.

August, 1988 -- Four major battles were fought from April to August 1988, in which the Iraqis massively and effectively used chemical weapons to defeat the Iranians. Nerve gas and blister agents such as mustard gas are used. By this time the US Defense Intelligence Agency is heavily involved with Saddam Hussein in battle plan assistance, intelligence gathering and post battle debriefing. In the last major battle of the war, 65,000 Iranians are killed, many with poison gas. Use of chemical weapons in war is in direct violation of the Geneva accords of 1925.

August, 1988 -- Iraq and Iran declare a cease fire.

August, 1988 -- Five days after the cease fire Saddam Hussein sends his planes and helicopters to northern Iraq to begin massive chemical attacks against the Kurds.

September, 1988 -- US Department of Commerce approves shipment of weapons grade antrax and botulism to Iraq.

September, 1988 -- Richard Murphy, Assistant Secretary of State: "The US-Iraqi relationship is... important to our long-term political and economic objectives.

December, 1988 -- Dow Chemical sells $1.5 million in pesticides to Iraq despite knowledge that these would be used in chemical weapons.

July 25, 1990 -- US Ambassador to Baghdad meets with Saddam Hussein to assure him that President Bush "wanted better and deeper relations." Many believe this visit was a trap set for Hussein. A month later Hussein invaded Kuwait thinking the US would not respond.

August, 1990 -- Iraq invades Kuwait. The precursor of the Gulf War.

July, 1991 -- The Financial Times of London reveals that a Florida chemical company had produced and shipped cyanide to Iraq during the 80's using a special CIA courier. Cyanide was used extensively against the Iranians.

August, 1991 -- Christopher Droguol of Atlanta's branch of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro is arrested for his role in supplying loans to Iraq for the purchase of military supplies. He is charged with 347 counts of felony. Drogoul is found guilty, but US officials plead innocent of any knowledge of his crime.

July, 1992 -- "The Bush administration deliberately, not inadvertently, helped to arm Iraq by allowing U.S. technology to be shipped to Iraqi military and to Iraqi defense factories... Throughout the course of the Bush administration, U.S. and foreign firms were granted export licenses to ship U.S. technology directly to Iraqi weapons facilities despite ample evidence showing that these factories were producing weapons." Representative Henry Gonzalez, Texas, testimony before the House.

February, 1994 -- Senator Riegle from Michigan, chairman of the Senate banking Committee, testifies before the senate revealing large US shipments of dual-use biological and chemical agents to Iraq that may have been used against US troops in the Gulf war and probably was the cause of the illness known as the "Gulf War Syndrome."

You decide...
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Nuclear Proliferation and North Korea [Oct. 23rd, 2006|12:57 am]
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Part of what we claim is that North Korea getting nuclear weapons would threaten the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.


Lets look back to 1993, when the World Health Organization voted to request that the World Court consider the legality of the use of nuclear weapons, and issue an opinion on it.

As soon as they heard about this the United States and Britain went totally berserk: remember, just the fact that the World Court might hear a case on the legality of nuclear weapons is already a contribution to nuclear non-proliferation..

One must also, not forget that we benefit from proliferation, since we're the main producer, seller, and possessor of nuclear weapons.

I mean, it's not as if anybody would listen to the World Court if it said that the use of nuclear weapons is illegal (which means by implication that possession of them is illegal too) - but it would certainly be a big publicity coup for the disarmament movement if it did.

So for the big nuclear powers, this was a major issue.

Actually, it's of particular significance for Britain, because one of Britain's last claims to being a country, instead of like a country of the United States, is that they have nuclear weapons - so for them it's important on a symbolic level.

And nuclear weapons are important to the United States because they're part of the way we intimidate everyone - we intervene around the world under what's called a "nuclear umbrella," which serves as kind of a cover to back up our conventional intervention forces.

Ok, so that year (1993) Indonesia was serving as the head of the Non-Aligned Movement at the U.N. [a coalition of Third World nations in the General Assembly], and the 110 countries of the Non-Aligned Movement decided to introduce a resolution endorsing this request for an opinion - that's all that was up, endorsement of a request for an opinion from the World Court. The U.S., Britain and France immediately threatened trade and aid sanctions against Indonesia if, in their role as head of the Non-Aligned Movement for that year, they submitted this resolution at the General Assembly. So Indonesia instantly withdrew it, of course - when they get orders from the boss, they stop. And they stop fast.

Well, that just shows you that there are some atrocities that go too far for the Western powers: genocide in East Timor we can support, but endorsement of a request for an opinion on the legality of nuclear weapons is an atrocity we simply cannot tolerate. It also shows you what we can do to Indonesia if we feel like it.

Anyway, back to North Korea... if we're so concerned with non-proliferation, obviously nothing would be more of a shot in the arm for it than this World Court decision we tried so desperately to block. Okay, that tells you something about our motives in all this. But actually, I think the problem with North Korea is in fact what they're saying: the wrong guys are getting possible power, nuclear weapons.

Look, nobody in their right mind would want North Korea to have nuclear weapons. But on the other hand, there's nothing much that they would do with nuclear weapons if they had them, except maybe defend themselves from attack. They're certainly not going to invade anybody, that's not even imaginable: if they ever made a move, the country gets destroyed tomorrow... so the only role that nuclear weapons play for them is a deterrent to attack - and that's not totally unrealistic.

North Korea is a pretty crazy country, and there's not very much good and there's nothing good you can say about the government. But no matter who they were, if they were Mahatma Gandhi they would be worried about a possible attack. The United States was threatening North Korea with nuclear weapons at least as late as the 1960s. And after all, just remember what we did to that country - it was absolutely flattened. Here people may not be aware of what we did to them, but they certainly know it well enough.

Towards the end of what we called the "Korean War" - which was really just one phase in a much longer struggle [beginning when the U.S. destroyed the indigenous nationalist movement in Korea in the late 1940s] - the United States ran out of good bombing targets. We had total command of the air of course, but there was nothing good left to bomb - because everything had already been flattened. So we started going after things like dikes. Okay, that's a major war crime. In fact, if you take a look at the official U.S. Air Force history of the Korean War, it's absolutely mind boggling, it's like something straight out of the Nazi archives. I mean, these guys don't conceal their glee at all, it's just this account of all their terrific feelings: we bombed these dikes, and a huge flow of water went through the valleys and carved out huge paths of destruction and slaughterd people! I really can't duplicate, you have to read the original. And the Koreans lived on the other end of that.

Our treatment of North Korean prisoners of war also was absolutely grotesque - again, it was kind of like the Nazis. This is all documented in the West by now, and of course they certainly know about it. So there are plenty of things for the North Koreans to remember, and plenty of things for them to be afraid of - which is not to justify their getting nuclear weapons, but it's part of the background we should keep in mind.

The other thing is, North Korea is in a desperate situation right now: they're hemmed in politically, and they're struggling very hard to break out of their total isolation - they've tried setting up free trade zones, and are desperately trying to integrate themselves into the international economic system, other things like that. Well, this is apparently one of their ways of attempting to do it. It's neither intelligent nor justifiable, but that's a part of what's motivating them, and we should at least try to understand that.
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