anti-nucleaRist bloG #116/ 20 Apr 2012
re-Patriate the word “peace” usefulness, pride
My space-Time became “time-Era’ quite fast. In fact of matter, as fast as amazement to others was about all I heard from 1964 thru 1983. After that women were scarce, as the joke “goes’! I’ve been traumatized by injuries which never received adequate “medical-Care” altho attention was spanned—like any ole construction-Project, not really relegated to Ecology first and foremost! The wars have been continuous since 29-years ago. This coupled to not having Medicare by 1968 has made chronic-Pains into UN-fettered attachments for traumatizing-Sake w.o. alacrity. Wars have pains for us peace-people who have been daily anti-Nuclearist and anti-Wars but pro-Defense if necessity demands providing healthcare. Fanaticism has social, hardly societal-Pains adjusted. The plutocrats nuclear-Policy causes pains. The radiation-Contaminations delinquency has pains. Not being able to do my jobs full-time was definitively “pains”.
Traveling thruout the world as a peace-Diplomat, was immense pains and provided others w a relief in knowing others shared pains. Being in “fifteen” war-torn states was “pains-Galore’. Saving my traveling companions “three-Times’ was pains discovering that they had put-out-for-me in less-prideful ways of knowing from w.i. themselves was pains. Wars, basically killing-Civilians, has caused great suffering for anxiety builds ‘stress’ and a peace-Person must have neither anxiety nor animosity, but each of us lives w pains-Galore at “waste: temperament, of tax-monies abused” and sordidness form our fellow we-Peeps causes pains. Not needing this country has “pains”? “R”
“Victims are plentiful in this ill-conceived war, in which America invaded a hostile and already brutalized nation instead of targeting a group of terrorists. The media have dissected Bales’ psyche, exploring reasons why he may have “snapped”; describing him as a family man, a good soldier, disgruntled, disappointed, disillusioned; and suggesting a host of mitigating factors: repeated tours, a house with an underwater mortgage, watching his comrade’s leg get blown off, and suffering a concussion, possibly not the first brain injury for the former high-school football star.
Bales is not undeserving of compassion. With the collaboration of a military that failed to monitor his mental health, his government sent him again and again into combat that was beyond his ability to endure. Yet the most tragic victims are the dead and their families, along with the millions of Afghans for whom the traumatic wartime conditions Bales faced for several years have been the norm for generations.
Many Afghans–blameless in ways that volunteer soldiers never can be–have been pushed past sanity by violence; by becoming refugees or internally displaced; and by losing family, culture, educational opportunities, professions, houses, rights and hope…“[V]iolence is now embedded in daily routine,” concluded the Dutch nongovernmental organization (NGO) Healthnet. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that 60 percent of Afghans have mental illnesses including anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Women and children bear the brunt: More than half of all women are depressed, with 78 percent suffering anxiety disorders, according to Healthnet researchers. And 80 percent of children surveyed in Kabul “felt frightened, sad and unable to cope,” with 90 percent believing they will die in war, according to a 2011 report by the U.K.-based NGO Tearfund.
While 227 health professionals serve the 40,000 troops at Bales’ military base – Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash. – Afghanistan’s 26 million inhabitants have a few dozen trained providers, and they lack medications and adequate facilities. Services in rural areas,
where 75 percent of the population lives, “are nonexistent,” WHO reports.”
Collateral Insanity in Afghanistan–After decades of military devastation, Afghans are traumatized
By Terry J. Allen April 17, 2012 In These Times
What amazes me is that “penataGooons-Pollution is no.1 worldwide” and a-Hole politicians love the RONG PHooel here in u-S as well! That there has been “no change in Phooels” utterly amazes my contaminated-Lungs. I’m an adult not a child, not an infant, and not in the hospital w asthma either! Like ciggy-Butts cancers may not happen to smoGGers but happens to ‘second-Handers’ egregiously! Like Iraq, the looters were on the take/make experiencing “anatchyism” and then reneged and found rationalism, but then the ergonomics of “must have a civil: discivil war on credo’s of religiosity” were murmurs getting’ louder and louder and that ment that “toxicity” could be coveted—basically covered-UP as a form of attachment for cost of merely displacing millions of civilians, and merely usingNSDU-238. Thus, when IMpugning do not ask, however, afterward ‘formulate’. “R”
“… sick and dying vets, this time from Iraq and Afghanistan, are trying to trace their cancers and respiratory problems to the toxins of war. Again, the military refuses to release complete data, and claims the data show no harmful effects. Again, the assumption of culpability, and the clean-up efforts will come too little, too late.
A July article in the New England Journal of Medicine studied 80 soldiers disabled with constrictive bronchiolitis, “a very rare finding” in otherwise healthy, young non-smokers. Almost all the cases were traced to “inhalational exposures during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The journal lamented : “This group causes particular concern, since their potential toxic exposures are shared by most personnel who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“Open-air burn pits have operated widely at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan,” the Department of Veterans Affairs notes on its website. On hundreds of camps and bases across the two countries, the U.S. military and its contractors incinerated toxic waste, including unexploded ordnance, plastics and Styrofoam, asbestos, formaldehyde, arsenic, pesticides and neurotoxins, medical waste (even amputated limbs), heavy metals and what the military refers to as “radioactive commodities.” The burns have released mutagens and carcinogens, including uranium and other isotopes, volatile organic compounds, hexachlorobenzene, and, that old favorite, dioxin (aka Agent Orange).”
U.S. Military Toxins: The Gift That Keeps on Killing
February 1, 2012 by Terry j. Allen In These Times
–note: a book that i’ve recently, purchased The Green Zone: the Environmental costs of militarism by Barry Sanders, pub by AK Press © 2009… 189 pgs may well be worth addition resourcing!
When I first saw Mohammed Atta, he was around 13-years old, he had followed meacross Libya, from half-way across Egypt where they , the rebels w a cause (whatever the case may be—whatever?) and from 1981 until 1989 I am not supposed to remember him? No thanks. When in Libya he was more like 16-17 years and short stature’d. Why mention him is that Zacarias Moussaoui left before I could report to Jacksonville FL police why I’d come around, as Friday is something like ‘arrest drunks nite”. Whenever I left from FL however, was probably Tues-Wed as I’d have to await cashing check or using phone and receiving money. When I flowed (drove) northward, I knew I was being followed, and I recognized Zacaria’s voice, then Atta’s voice, both saying comeback! Directly to my, en voce’. Then, Friday I’m picked-UP outta gas by Ayman Farahwiri, and the Washington d-C check-in w “defense-attorney’s who turned out to be in ‘defenders offices’ and pretending. Next, I waited out lunch and sought Ayman, but he had not werk for me that I could relate to as his was b-S mouth! Then, I get the picture that Ayman is into selling illegal-Licenses to foreigners of Hispanic and Arabic decent.
When, next, I return to the prosecutors around 3 pm and wait 45 mins, when I see them I explain whatever had transpired, stating that I had been followed from FL, but that he was driving w someone-else who went back to FL because Ayman—not knowing his name—other than knowing Farahwiri was a medical doctor who had lambasted a medical-Society conference where he was correct. Not having related that part, but that I knew he was last in San Jose, hearing on radio his accounts and the boo’s did mean that he was suspicious to me as I am traveling alone as photographer, and yet, I was wanting to configure that he “may” have been following me from FL. That ended the report until my 1996 visit! In Afghanistan, after meeting Hamid Karzai and discussing “nuclear-Weapons and peace is not u-S nuclear-Policy w Hamid” I was followed by the Osama bin Ladin group way into—days—heading into Iran, afoot. Then, 5-6-7 weeks later I am followed by Atta.
I had always liked hiking the Antarctic, both north and south-Americas, but this was cIAS confidence spending catching my demeanors or their geography-covetous. Ecolgoy has to be free of this solicitous-Nature, but then I realized I was partially indigent of more than 33% knowing whatever lay around my forward-Thinking, the research analysis aspects, my social-focus. Soooo, I was glad to state to my consciousness-levels, that I now knew how not to be followed for offended purpose, altho I was wont to be an agent of any-State. Dig. “R”
“Whatever methods have been employed to break KSM, he apparently has not broken. About the interrogations, McDermott and Meyer say “it was clear that KSM was lying, and that his interrogators were simply accepting his claims and moving on to the next question on the latest list sent to them from [CIA headquarters in] Langley.” At times, he provided information that proved to be true, but seemed to limit what he revealed to what “would not be new to his captors.” When KSM confessed to plots and attacks around the globe, “many of these were hardly fully formed. Some seemed like little more than teatime chatter. Most were aspirational.”
“There is a good chance his full story will never be told in an official venue,” McDermott and Meyer believe. “For reasons that perplex even its best friends, the United States has kept Mohammed in the shadows of its secret prisons for so long it seems likely he can now never be fully exposed to the light for fear of what he might say about what went
on in the darkness…
While trying to untangle KSM’s web of lies, partial truths and accurate statements, U.S. intelligence agents seem to agree about one conclusion: “the range of his contacts around the globe was stunning.” Throughout the torture sessions, KSM did not reveal bombings and plots his interrogators believe he knew about, including those in Madrid and London and Saudi Arabia. KSM also did not reveal the hiding places or communications methods of Osama bin Laden.
In fact, McDermott and Meyer say that even now, the legacy of 9/11 mastermind KSM continues through the deadly attacks of trainees he schooled so well and sent out into the secular world. It is a sobering conclusion.”
the Bungled Hunt for 9/11’s Mastermind: KSM
April 16, 2012 by Steve Weinberg
My capturing the IMagination of these people who came to study amer-Plutocracy was altogether a different formula for ‘social-Contact’ and thus oNLY “peace-Persuasion” could wurk wonderfully-Well, wonders no possibility! UN-less they, fellow geographic-Adventurers fed “diplomacy” in a mannerism w.o. antagonism, too! I had grown-UP knowing trappers in northern-California’s counties. There I also had met rugged-Individualist “hard-rock and pan-Miners” and realized this stat was an IMbalance. Therefore, I meted my ways always needing equilibrium as well. I raised my hand, as a halt—fashioned by understanding stance not poised to lunch against 19-armed men and Osama bin Ladin, too. I was not going to agree to be a “gun-Runner” and he realized that I knew there was a war goin’ forward, but not peace! Our commingling-Travesty was over.
The oNLY question I had for him, otherwise, would have been “did you know that Hamid was tallying guns from Pakistan, or that you, Osama, had more intel-Gence than he could muster—thus, leaving my identity in plateau—crisis-Anxiety”? Was KSM setting, watch-patterns, on his fellow jihadist, or on me? “R”
““Open-air burn pits have operated widely at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan,” the Department of Veterans Affairs notes on its website. On hundreds of camps and bases across the two countries, the U.S. military and its contractors incinerated toxic waste, including unexploded ordnance, plastics and Styrofoam, asbestos, formaldehyde, arsenic, pesticides and neurotoxins, medical waste (even amputated limbs), heavy metals and what the military refers to as “radioactive commodities.” The burns have released mutagens and carcinogens, including uranium and other isotopes, volatile organic compounds, hexachlorobenzene, and, that old favorite, dioxin (aka Agent Orange).
…sick and dying vets, this time from Iraq and Afghanistan, are trying to trace their cancers and respiratory problems to the toxins of war. Again, the military refuses to release complete data, and claims the data show no harmful effects. Again, the assumption of culpability, and the clean-up efforts will come too little, too late.
A July article in the New England Journal of Medicine studied 80 soldiers disabled with constrictive bronchiolitis, “a very rare finding” in otherwise healthy, young non-smokers. Almost all the cases were traced to “inhalational exposures during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.” The journal lamented : “This group causes particular concern, since their potential toxic exposures are shared by most personnel who were deployed to Iraq and
… Victims of that war’s dioxin suffered for years before the United States took limited responsibility – but only for its troops, and not for the countries it poisoned.
The military’s history of pollution is long and largely unmitigated by legislation, treaties or lawsuits. It stretches around the world, from bases in the Philippines to Okinawa, Kuwait to Canada, and to numerous U.S. sites as well.”
U.S. Military Toxins: The Gift That Keeps on Killing
February 1, 2012 by Terry J. Allen In These Times http://inthesetimes.com/article/12578/u.s._military_toxins_the_gift_that_keeps_on_killing/
As a person instructed about benign-member of SINC, I was geographically between Osama and Atta, my ways may have not been immaculate, if fBIS intervened. The fact is that the fBIS were too busy doin’ in The “man on the Idaho-Ridge” w whom I spoke about joining our anti-Nuclear protests in Boise w Snake River Alliance. I also spoke w Alex Jones after my first visit w g-Enron, and 3-years later w David Koresh, of the Waco Barn “w his people”. There were not justly, enough u-S citizens people following “due-justice regard” for the community, into where defense should be, not dept of Offense. My trek into asia-Africa, as elsewhere outside the u-S, “I did not” speak about NSDU-238 w any others excluding the psychiatrist, Dr. Chris Busby—he in France! The high ‘n mighty amplifications of Amers (when I first started to utilize this fore-shortened context “word” as my promise to myself, was that somewhere a “socialist addendum” of the David McReynolds type logic and rationale, would speak toward NSDU-238 whether or not that was used. I was most threatened at that knowledge, most of my Life until “the odious-Massacre March 1991” proved such amenity ugli-Scape gHW Bush!
The last time I talked w (now, general, retired) Major Robert Gates, I told him that we “defense-Minded individuals for reduction of nuclear-Weapons”” were for peace, but we morosely feared an attack on the WTC “towers’ would be imminent—1988, Washington d-C. I had camped inVan-2,Justas I had camped in Van one on the Potomac, just outside the retaining wall of the Pentagon. Lots of time-off waiting for specific-People or rushed because of “power-mongers”—that’s our Washington city. I had no time to report, sit in conference bur merely two sentences on the fly—walking. He said, “I know there are those…fears”. Our conversation was 11-years apart; Osama’s head-nods 7-years apart continents away. [geography is more interesting when doing studies, and planning my photographic-Sessions—which I could not do oNLY attempted—always afoot on several worldwide footwork for National Geographic Magazine]
“The Obama administration and Pentagon command have issued empty apologies for the atrocity on one hand, while vowing to maintain the conditions which make these atrocities inevitable on the other.
With the rhetoric around the incident attempting to characterize it as an isolated incident by “bad apples,” we understand the reality that the death of innocent civilians is an everyday occurrence in Afghanistan. We understand that atrocities like these are the natural outgrowth of a brutal, colonial-type occupation, combined with racist indoctrination within the military and the complete failure of the U.S. government to address the crisis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With the criminal nature of the war on full display, and with growing opposition to the orders of the Pentagon within the U.S. military, March Forward! is working day and night to polarize U.S. service members against the war in Afghanistan and educate them about their legal rights to refuse to take part in it.”
Veterans take action to demand immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan
March 14, 2012 by March Forward
As my injuries, my prodigy-Nurturing on NSDU-238 and the reticence found “floudering” in social-Obsequioius ‘excuses-Heapo’s, everso usefully leading back the origination by Plutocrats stench. As I continue to support “halting of wars by BRINGTHE BASES HOME” I find my energy zapped by no thaving had immediate healthcare—and, no wife and off-spring yet as sole-Survivor of two family surnames. I’m thoroughly disgusted w the people’s lackadaisical rapproche not being standing on corners,commited in anti-War stances for socially directed change from the one-party discussing manners of Oligarchs that makes “killing civilians a sport quite familiar w “indige-amers eradication and exterminations, forward IMpunity. The following is why. “R”
“The war is a humanitarian crisis for the people of Afghanistan, who have committed no crime. It has been a complete horror for them—one decade-long atrocity. The dead alone are in the tens of thousands. The war is also an ongoing disaster for U.S. troops. When not being used as cannon fodder in a bogus war, enlisted service members face the reality of just how much the politicians and officers “support the troops.” U.S. troops are actually in more danger of dying from the criminal negligence of their own officers than they are of dying in combat in Afghanistan.
The rate of completely preventable suicide is alarming, and will go down in history as a time when the U.S. government allowed a wholesale suicide epidemic to sweep through its ranks with absolutely no meaningful response. We know the powers that be will not magically wake up and alter this whole situation. They have proven unwilling and incapable of treating the lives of service members and innocent people abroad as if they have any meaning. The war in Afghanistan must end immediately. The suicide epidemic must be addressed immediately. Those responsible for all this pain and suffering must be held accountable and brought to justice. The victims must be adequately compensated.”
Organizing veterans and GIs against war and mistreatment
March 15, 2012 March Forward!
I’ve been saying since 2000, last year of 2nd christian calendar millennium, “end the wars, now—otherwise, you’ll have to end the ‘empire’…”!
a voice fRom the VOId, the peace-Warrior, “R” Addison
–note: peace-Warrior pReffeRed bloG #53
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