War Destroys the Tranquility of Our Soul:

About war much has been written.
More must yet be said
by those who saw them die,
so that the dead may rest,
and sight be gained,
to see war for what it was and is:

War is not fighting,
though fighting's what we see,
nor is it death,
for death is but it's end.
It is the rancor of disunited hearts,
the death of love, the end of hope.

The war around us echoes in our hearts,
and grants it life.
Once, mortals dared to tame this ancient beast,
and yet it thrives.
Each age must fight this force again,
or pay it's price.

Wolfgang P. May -Clickhereformywebsite-
Advisory Team Leader
Republic of Vietnam


Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Towards a New Iron Curtain-The US-NATO Missile Shield Encircles Eurasia

Towards a New Iron Curtain: The US-NATO Missile Shield Encircles Eurasia: Western Europe through NATO and the EU forms the primary bridgehead of America into Eurasia. According to Brzezinski, NATO and the European Union form the primary bridgehead of America into Eurasia. NATO and the EU constitute America's most important relationship. It is the springboard for US global involvement, enabling America to play the decisive role of arbiter in Eurasia, the world 's central arena of power, and it creates a coalition that is globally dominant in all key dimensions of power and influence. The secondary bridgeheads of America into Eurasia are: 1. Japan and South Korea, 2. the Arabian Peninsula, and 3. the US and NATO military forces in occupied Iraq and Afghanistan. This is why the expansion of the US missile shield from a US project to a NATO project should come as no surprise. The globalization of NATO is part of that process: The inclusion of the missile shield project under the helm of NATO was already in the pipeline in the 1990's. In fact, the statements that NATO just adopted the missile shield project in 2010 are bold faced lies.

70 Million Died So The Jews Could Have Palestine!!

Yes, according to Katherine Smith, PhD, the Jews were not the only ones who suffered as a result of World War II. My mother, grandmother, and I were barely able to escape our hometown Breslau with the last train from that surrounded city. On our way to Dresden, we were painfully aware that American fighter-bombers were lurking in the sky in order to hunt the poor refugees around us. We were saved only by the quick thinking of the commander of our train. In the middle of a dense forest, he shut down the train's boilers, so that the murderous American fighter planes could not find us. When we arrived in Dresden, we were greeted by friendly Red Cross nurses, who fed our starving refugees delicious noodle soup. Even so many years after that event, I still remember the many kind faces, only a few feet above me, who wanted to befriend a small child, who had not yet been baptized to the horrors of war. Many years later, when my advisory team and I stumbled over several 55 gallon drums tied to the trees at the bank of a river, I felt very strongly that I had to reciprocate my good fortune in surviving the holocaust of Dresden by assuring the survival of my adversaries, and I deliberately failed to call the location of these hiding places to the armed helicopters of the Cu Chi 25th Infantry Division. PEACE!!!

Sixty-Three Percent of Americans Oppose the War in Afghanistan!! I

Yes, Mr. Obama, the jig is up! Opposition to the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time high, with 63 percent of the public now opposed to US involvement there, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey. Just 35 percent of survey respondents say they still support US involvement. The increase in opposition to US involvement comes as pessimism about how the war is going is rising. According to a poll done December 17-19, 56 percent of the public believes that "things are going badly for the US in Afghanistan." The war has NOT always been unpopular - back in March, when a majority thought that the war was going well, the country was evenly divided, but in September, the number who said that things were going well for the US in Afghanistan had dropped to 44 percent, and opposition to the war had grown to 58 percent," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Today, with Americans remaining pessimistic about the situation in Afghanistan, they also remain opposed to the war."There are, however, at least two groups where there is still a slim majority of support for the war - the Republican Party establishment and Tea Party activists.


The War Prayer, by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism. The drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering. On every hand, and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with happy emotions as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running don their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety's sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way. Sunday morning came - next day the battalions would leave for the front; the church was filled; the volunteers were there, their young faces alight with martial dreams - visions of the stern advance, the gathering of momentum, the rushing charge, the flashing sabers, the flight of the foe, the tumult, the enveloping smoke, the fierce pursuit, the surrender! Then home from the war, bronzed heroes, welcomed, adored, submerged in golden seas of glory!
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Hillary Clinton Plays Russian Roulette with Justice

Truly, my fellow Americans, why are we more JUST than the EVIL Russians and Arabs with whom we share our planet?? Just recently, a Moscow court decided to jail an oil tycoon. According to Clinton, (and too many of our allies), the US Secretary of State said Mikhail Khodorkovsky's conviction raised "serious questions about selective prosecution and about the rule of law being overshadowed by political considerations." Although Khodorkovsky, 47, and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, 54, were found to be guilty of theft and money laundering by a Moscow court, critics like Clinton say the trial constitutes 'revenge' for the for the tycoon's questioning of a state monopoly on oil pipelines and propping up political parties that 'oppose the Kremlin'. Clinton's censure was echoed by politicians in Britain and Germany, and Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, urged Moscow to "respect its international commitments in the field of human rights and the rule of law." Isn't it a shame that these same "human rights activists" have nothing at all to say about British Petroleum's contamination of our gulf seafood, which, according to New Orleans environmental and Gulf oil attorney Stuart Smith, is currently a danger to public health, since our FDA has simply overlooked an important aspect of safety in their protocol. But, then again, MONEY talks, and, in the case of Clinton: "Bullshit Walks". For detailed info about the remaining oil problem, check http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/gulf-oil


Our Veterans Against Torture Movement has joined the FREE Gaza Movement!!

Actually, the joining of these two organizations was inevitable. As veterans of American Wars, we feel an obligation to stand for human rights: The Free Gaza Movement is a coalition of human rights organizations and activists formed to challenge the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by sailing humanitarian aid ships to Gaza. The group has more than 70 endorsers, including Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky. The organizations participating in the Free Gaza Movement include the International Solidarity Movement. The activists participating in the effort include Jeff Halper, Hedy Epstein, Lauren Booth, and members of various Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious organizations, though Israeli "intelligence" agencies say that it also includes Islamist organizations that "supposedly pose a security threat to the Jewish state. The first sailing took place in early August 2008, organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the International Solidarity Movement. Many of the latter's members had been barred from entering Israel on "security grounds". The group intended for the boat to cross the Israeli-declared "special security zone".

Oil Attorney Challenges Safety of Gulf Seafood!!

Using state-of-the-art laboratory analysis, toxicologists, chemists and marine biologists retained by Gulf oil attorney Stuart Smith, he is proving that Gulf seafood is a danger to public health, contradicting the Obama government assurances that eating the catches since the Gulf oil "spill" is safe. The 'government' seafood testing program which focuses on the seafood free of the cancer-causing components of crude oil, has overlooked other harmful elements: Smith's testing, that examined fewer samples but more comprehensively, "shows high levels of hydrocarbons from the BP spill, that are associated with liver damage." William Sawyer, a toxicologist on Smith's team stated: "What we have found is that FDA simply overlooked an important aspect of safety in their protocol. We now have a sufficient number of samples to provide FDA with probable cause to include such testing. They need to go back and test some of their archived samples as well." Previously, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg stated at the time of the reopening Gulf fisheries in October, "There is no question gulf seafood coming to market is safe from oil or dispersant residue."


Korea War Redux: Koreastone Cops

Though much is being made of North Korea's shelling of one of 30 disputed islands, Yeonpyeong, which houses a South Korean military base, is well inside what should be a demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, resulting in the deaths of two Korean marines and two civilians. The borders were unilaterally drawn by the UN at the end of the 1950-53 war, and the countries are still officially in a state of war. Rumors are that the incident is connected to the possible transition of power from North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to his son Kim Jong Un, or to North Korea's recent announcement that it is proceeding with its nuclear program. The skirmish began last Tuesday, when North Korea warned the South to halt military drills at the base, after which Seoul began firing artillery directly into disputed waters within sight of the North Korean shore. The North retaliated by shelling the the Yeonpyeong military installations. Seoul responded by unleashing its own barrage of howitzers and scrambling fighter jets over the North, killing far more North Koreans, though the actual number is not yet known!

Iran hangs man convicted of spying for ISRAEL

In Iran, justice is truly NOT blind: Ali Akbar Siadati had been accused of providing Israel with classified information on Iran's military capabilities, including details on military maneuvers, bases, operational jet fighters, military flights, air crashes and missiles, according to IRNA. In addition, another Iranian was hanged for membership in an exile opposition movement. Over the past decade, Iran has stepped up its domestic military production, including missiles capable of reaching Israel and beyond, aiming, according to Tehran, to defend the country from Israel and the US, amid Iranian concern they might strike its nuclear facilities. According to IRNA, Siadati confessed to spying for Israel starting in 2004 in return for $60,000, as well as an additional $7,000 each time he met with Israeli handlers. IRNA said he met with Israeli intelligence agents during 'foreign trade' trips to Turkey, Thailand and the Netherlands and that he transferred data through a digital camera, transmitters and a laptop. IRNA reported that Siadati was arrested in 2008, while planning to flee Iran. There were no details on whether Siadati was a government employee, or how he obtained the classified information. Also, there was NO immediate comment on the execution from officials in Israel. There is an old German proverb: "Wer sich auf andere verlaesst, der IST verlassen." He, who depends on others, is lost!

What are our Prospects for Humanity, by Francis Boyle??

In 1965, after I finished my combat assignment in Vietnam, President Lyndon Johnson invaded the Dominican Republic, which prompted me to begin a detailed examination of US military interventions into Latin America. Before I served in Vietnam, I had stopped in Washington, DC, to visit a CIA Agent Steve Mayfield, who at that time, worked in Washington as a trainer for our agents in our southern hemisphere. This prompted me to begin a detailed examination of US military interventions into Latin America from the Spanish-American War of 1898 to President Franklin Roosevelt's so-called 'good neighbor' policy. At the end of this study, I concluded that the Vietnam War was not episodic, but rather systemic: Aggression, warfare, bloodshed, and violence were just the way the United States Power Elite had historically conducted their business around the world. Historically, the latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century with the US instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. At that time, the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire from Spain in Cuba.
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United States Prepares for a NEW Decade of War in Asia

Here's the GOOD News, sports fans: The United States is engaged in the LONGEST WAR in its 234-year history in Afghanistan, one that will begin its eleventh calendar year in two weeks. Like the Vietnam War, in which I was grateful for our "Fuehrer" for permitting me to put my jackboots, only slightly scuffed by my father for Adolf Hitler to good use, I look forward to more war on our otherwise dreary planet: It's a tradition for our family. My father served with the NAZI army in northern Italy, but the British who incarcerated him in their torture center called Erbiseoul lacked a sense of humor, and fired on their prisoners with their combat rifles while the German soldiers tried to relieve themselves of their feces, but ended up slipping into that horrible mess and drowning miserably. But, I digress, and after all, my combat experience in Banmethuot, Kontum, and the "Iron Triangle" was, really, really, a lot of fun. By returning enemy mortar fire from my base in Trung Lap, I was able to kill a little tiny boy, whose stomach had been thoroughly perforated by my mortar fire. But I digress again: "Roughly 100,000 US troops and over half as many more from Washington's North Atlantic Treaty Organization and partners are waging an armed conflict this year that has resulted in an increasing number of civilian casualties and the most deaths among belligerents on both sides, since it began on October 7, 2001. US and NATO war dead this year are approaching the 700 mark, nearly a third of the total for the over nine-year-old war.

Why is the FBI Orchestrating Fake Terror Plots???

Their latest "terror plot" snared Osman Mohamud, a Somali-American teenager in Portland, Oregon. Their misleading headline makes it clear that it was a plot orchestrated by federal agents. Two sentences into the 'news report', we read: "The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by FBI agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said." In other words, OUR FBI did a year's work to convince two people to perpetuate fake plots, yet OBAMA, our "dear leader", likes it that way. If you are not too bright, and some tough-looking guys accost you and tell you that they are al Qaeda and expect your help in a terrorist operation, you might be thrilled to be part of a blowback against an American population that is indifferent to their government's slaughter of people of your ethnicity or religion in your country of origin. Nevertheless, this "ensnared" person would NEVER have done anything beyond talk, had the FBI not encouraged them into action!!!
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More Israeli Atrocities, with help from Washington, in Palestine -

December 27 is the second "anniversary" of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's brutal offensive against the Gaza strip, which was initiated to kill as many innocent women and children, thus clearing the area to attract more rabid Zionists from the remote corners of our world. In 22 days of relentless air and land attacks, more than 1400 Gazans, mostly civilians, were killed in what the 'Goldstone Report' describes as war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In its ferocity, Cast Lead desires to imitate the horrors of the invasion of the Polish Warsaw Ghetto by the German Nazi regime, and to let the world know who is in charge on this fragile planet. As of this day, Israel remains unpunished for her horrendous crimes. For all of their resources, and the "moral authority" of the United Nations and numerous other international humanitarian organizations have failed to deliver more than rhetoric, leaving it to the ordinary citizens of our world, in the form of humanitarian aid convoys, to break the blockade of Gaza and deliver essential medicines, educational resources and equipment to its suffering population. The international community meekly accepts the dictates of this rogue Israeli state, and its imposition of an illegal, immoral and inhuman torture.


A Palestinian Child Laments: "All I want to do is die" - Merry Christmas, (fn) Israel

While the rest of the world celebrates, Israel tells Palestinians to pay for the destruction of their own homes by the brutal Israeli state. While Christ spread a message of peace and love, Israel would rather flex its muscle by forcing the Palestinians to pay for the destruction of their own homes. Israel's "wonderful presents" include the shredding of all sense of humanity. In the words of Barbara Shenstone, the West Bank Field Director for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, demolitions are in contravention of international law, and one young child, about the age of our Lord and Savior Jesus, states: "All I want to do is die." Merry Christmas, Israel! I call on the Israeli authorities to cease demolitions and evictions in occupied areas which are in contravention of Israel's obligations under international law, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Israel is a party. The United Nations Organization states that in 2010, there has been a 45% increase in the demolition of Palestinian homes, with 561 people displaced, including 280 children! Merry Christmas, f'n Israel!!

Obama's Whitewash of a Disastrous Occupation

This year alone, the Afghan War has killed over 2500 Afghan civilians, almost 500 US troops, and more than 200 other NATO forces. Only in those isolated areas where violence might have dropped, can we proudly claim that "our strategy is winning." Still, President Obama's recent review produced the announcement that the US/NATO occupation will continue at least until 2014, another four years of war, death and devastation for the people of Afghanistan, as well as for the young US soldiers forced to remain in that toxic environment. Sixty percent of the people in our United States understand that the war in Afghanistan is "not worth fighting", that this is a war we cannot win, nor afford. There is no military solution, and yet the military battle goes on, despite its inevitable failure. In addition, the cost continues to rise, exacting a huge price from US tax -payers. The 2010 military budget, plus the costs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, totaled over one TRILLION dollars - an amount so huge that none of our citizens can comprehend it: Just the cost of Obama's escalation this last year, those additional 30,000 troops, was over 33 billion. That money could have been more effectively used to create 600,000 new "green" middle-class jobs here at home, and still have $3 billion left to help with the rebuilding of post-occupation Afghanistan.