According to many reports, the U.S., U.K.,and even France are preparing to soon (two weeks?) attack Syria with cruise missiles launched from U.S. & U.K. ships off the Syrian coast (to destroy Syrian command & control centers as well as Syrian anti-aircraft installations, including Russian-made missiles), then follow that up by aerial bombing, all to overthrow the Assad regime so a U.S. puppet regime can be installed, as we have done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and tried in Libya. Most U.S. media supports these plans and even enthusiastically calls for these attacks.
Environmentalist/Climate Catastrophe activist Bill McKibben’s campaign and web site www.350.org has a very specific, vital mission:
“350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.”
(to the tune of “On Broadway” by Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber & Cynthia Weil)
They say there’s profit to be made on Wall Street (on Wall Street).
That’s what the banksters & fraudsters, they all say (on Wall Street).
But when their schemes and bubbles burst,
It’s always us who get hurt the worst,
Ingredients (or should it be Ingreedients?):
Imperialist ideologues of all political parties
Arms manufacturers (war profiteers)
Politicians with no conscience nor regard for international laws or the Constitution
Above our tiny village the stars in Allah’s sky shone bright.
The special wedding food and music had all filled me with delight.
We’d gathered there to celebrate the start of the new life
Of my gentle older brother and his lovely young wife.
In early 2010, more than a year before her death, Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recipient of the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement, and a National Medal of Science recipient, wrote an article entitled “Two Hit, Three Down — The Biggest Lie.”
An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, by Israel, the United States, or both, would be a nuclear war for two important reasons:
1. The GBU-28 “bunker buster” bombs which would be used to destroy hardened Iranian nuclear sites use depleted uranium to penetrate concrete. This means lethal radioactive contamination from those exploding bombs would be spewed into the air, ground, and water of Iran, with long-term health consequences to all the people of Iran as well as those in surrounding regions. The people of Fallujah, Iraq, already suffer these horrible consequences from the criminal U.S. & NATO use of depleted uranium there, war crimes which remain unpunished.
by Ed Ciaccio
February 26, 2012
As the 2012 election draws near, this is what we should keep in mind:
1. Bush AND Obama are war criminals who have knowingly waged illegal wars of aggression in violation of the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Accords, and the Nuremberg Principles, all of which are part of U.S. law and the U.S. Constitution (which they swore to uphold) due to the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2). Continue reading
Would he impose sanctions to make the Iranian people, not their leaders, suffer?
Would he impose sanctions which are tantamount to a declaration of war?
Would he authorize the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities?
The Bush-Obama War on Iraq, based on lies and “fixed” intelligence, funded continually by BOTH Corporatist-Militarist Parties in Congress, and hardly ever questioned by what Ray McGovern aptly calls “the Fawning Corporate Media”, is one of the first massive war crimes of this new century (the War on Afghanistan is another). As McGovern reminds us, it is the “supreme international crime,” differing from other war crimes only inasmuch as it contains within itself the “accumulated evil of the whole.”
Whether or not President Obama is re-elected, here is his record, which Americans should be aware of, but most likely are not:
Obama is STILL warring on:
Afghanistan (Bagram airbase contains a Guantanamo-type indefinite-detention prison).
Iraq (Obama will have hundreds of troops guarding the world’s largest “embassy” in Baghdad, plus thousands of mercenaries will still operate in Iraq).
(to the tune of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”)
O little town of Washington
How we still see thee lie.
Above thy bloody, corrupt work
The weeping stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The Everlasting Fear:
Of losing your most cushy job
In elections next year.
Send Back These Clowns
(With apologies to Stephen Sondheim)
Aren’t they rich, and so sincere,
Making such speeches and promises
In debates this year?
These GOP clowns.
Mitt flips and flops, Newt juggles ideas,
Bachmann and Cain and both Ricks
Inflate our fears.
Send back these clowns,
These horrible clowns.