Obama’s ‘Guns of August’ by Ed Ciaccio + Take Action

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
August 26, 2013

Menschenkette: Obama die rote Karte zeigen No War on Syria and Iran

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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.

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Honoring Mercenaries for the U.S. Corporate State by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 23, 2013

Soldiers die for corporate greed

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Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
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If We Love Our Children, Why Are We Dooming Them? by Ed Ciaccio + The Campaign to Mislead the Public on Climate Change

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 10, 2013

Global warming, dry land...

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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.”

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On Wall Street by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 22, 2013

New York - "GREED STREET or Wall Street"

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(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,
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Recipe for Endless Profits to War Profiteers and Their Legally-Bribed Politicians by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 10, 2013

War profiteers not welcome

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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

Corporate media

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The Stars in Allah’s Sky by Ed Ciaccio + Dennis Kucinich: June Brides in Afghanistan

diamond and the stars

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by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
June 20, 2012

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.

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War Is A Racket – A Song by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
April 18, 2012

Corporate Greed

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“War is a racket,” warned the retired Marine,
Veteran of wars, sick of what he’d seen.
Planned and ordered by the callous and mean,
It’s brutal and savage, and truly obscene.

“A gangster for capitalism” is what he became,
In his own words, years later, after his fame,
The book “War Is A Racket”, above his name,
Told how he was used in that deadly greed game.

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The children killed by war by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
April 5, 2012

The children killed by war

Should haunt us forever,

Their mangled limbs,

Charred bodies,

Innocent minds,

Unreached dreams

Cursing us for our blind zeal

For revenge,

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It’s Time Liberals and Leftists Started Questioning the Official Lies by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
March 11, 2012

9-11 was an inside job

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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.”

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An Attack On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities Would Be A Nuclear War by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
March 9, 2012

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.

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Same as it ever was by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 26, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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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

The True Patriot by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
February 6, 2012

occupy dont divide and conquer

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We’re really all in this together,
Every color, gender and age,
To help each other survive
The fierce storms which will soon rage.

Storms of money and climate and fear
Will threaten to drive us apart,
So we must always remember
Deep in both mind and heart

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Do About Iran? by Ed Ciaccio

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length ...

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by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
January 12, 2012

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?

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Complicit in War Crimes by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
December 21, 2011

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Paper...

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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.”

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Of course, they’ll say, “It can’t happen here.” by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio
Dandelion Salad
Featured Writer
December 18, 2011

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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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).

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