Missile Defense Arc Being Created Across Asia-Pacific by Bruce Gagnon

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by Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
March 26, 2013

As part of Obama’s recent announcement about expanding “missile defense” (MD) systems in Alaska, along with studies to determine a possible site for an East Coast base in the US, the Pentagon also announced a second MD X-band radar would go into Japan.

The US military uses X-band radars to precisely track the trajectory of an “enemy” ballistic missile, allowing its forces to launch Army ground-based (PAC-3) and Navy sea-based (SM-3) interceptors as soon as a missile is detected.

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Bruce Gagnon: U.S. Nuclear War Games: Loaded Gun Pointed At Russia, China

No Space for War

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with Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
February 13, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 13, 2013

In part 2 of an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Bruce Gagnon the coordinator for the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space shares more little-known facts about the hidden Pentagon secret black budget program, Continue reading

Bruce Gagnon: Space War: U.S.’s Former Nazi Scientists’ Dream Of Ruling World

with Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
January 31, 2013

No Space for War

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
January 31, 2013

In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Bruce Gagnon shares little known facts about the militarization of space by the United States, the development of first strike space drones and the foundation of the US Military Industrial Complex by Nazi scientists bent on victory in World War III. If you thought missile defense and drones were bad, you haven’t heard anything yet.

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Drone Zone: Rep. Ed Markey on the Proposed GOP Operational Control (HR 1505)

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 25, 2012

“House Republican leaders are pushing legislation to waive up to 36 key environmental, public land management, and other laws. Setting up military style border control surveillance, detention, patrol and searches — potentially including the use of unmanned flying drones — 100 miles from the northern and southern border of the United States.”

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Bruce Gagnon on U.S. Aggression Toward Russia and China, interviewed by David Swanson

with Bruce Gagnon
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 20, 2012

with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://warisacrime.org
June 20, 2012

Bruce Gagnon describes U.S. and NATO plans in the works to militarily surround and threaten both Russia and China.  Gagnon is co-founder and coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space at http://space4peace.org.  He blogs at http://space4peace.blogspot.com He’s the author of Come Together Right Now, and of a chapter in The Military Industrial Complex at 50.

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American Exceptionalism to the Rescue by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
June 4, 2012

Catholic Workers protest NATO at Obama HQ-0024

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U.S. Secretary of War Leon Panetta is making a tour of the Asia-Pacific where he is pumping up the next military conflict.  Yesterday I heard he was in Vietnam trying to close a deal to allow the U.S. Navy to once again have access to the base at Cam Ranh Bay.

Before leaving on this trip Panetta made the speaking rounds back home to consolidate U.S. media and build public support for Obama’s “pivot” into the Asia-Pacific.  Continue reading

The Democrats are a damn disaster by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
May 27, 2012

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to reign in the Pentagon budget in order that social progress could be maintained and flourish across the land.

Today’s headline in the Washington Post makes my blood boil: Panetta warns both parties on defense budget cuts.

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Missile-Defense: Is it Working? By Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
www.space4peace.org
Waterloo, Canada
May 24, 2012

Ballistic Missile Defense System Overview.

Ballistic Missile Defense System Overview. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the biggest questions in the space technology world today is will “missile defense” (MD) really work?  Recently we’ve seen articles making a case that it does not work and never will.  I would suggest that depending on where you are standing, a strong case could be made that MD is working quite well.  It’s all a matter of perception and definition.

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Rick Rozoff: NATO missile shield has potential as first strike system + Bruce Gagnon: U.S. surrounding Russia

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 5, 2012

www.presstv.com

“…the US/NATO missile shield, which is not to be construed as a defensive project whatsoever, ‎has the potential of being a first strike system that is able to knock out missiles that withstand ‎a potential first strike by the US and NATO against other countries. Russia would seem to be ‎the chief target for that.‎”

NATOs Rasmussen has said that the US global missile defense shield poses no threat to Russia after Russia reserved the right to make a preemptive strike against the facility.

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NATO To Announce Activation Of European Missile Shield by Rick Rozoff + Russia warns of pre-emptive strike on AMD if NATO goes ahead

Updated: added 2 videos

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
May 3, 2012

On April 30 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen informed the Associated Press that the military bloc he leads will announce initial operational capability for the joint U.S.-NATO interceptor missile system in Europe at the NATO summit in Chicago on May 20-21.

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Bruce Gagnon: The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
April 22, 2012

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From my talk in Santa Monica, California on April 4. Thanks to Mansoor Sabbagh, Director of Global Voices for Justice, for filming and editing the video.

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Bruce Gagnon gave a talk on the topic of “The Deadly Connection: Endless War and the Ecological, Economic Crisis.” He is a veteran, activist, organizer, and coordinator for Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, founded in 1992.

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H.R. 347: The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 – The “anti-Occupy” law by Bruce Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
March 4, 2012

Graffiti "4 More Years of Fascism"

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A bill, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, passed on Feb 27 in the U.S. House of Representatives (by margin of 388-3) and has passed in the Senate (Unanimous Consent. A record of each senator’s position was not kept). The new law would make it a felony—a serious criminal offense punishable by lengthy terms of incarceration—to participate in many forms of protest associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests of last year.

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Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space (2009; must-see)

with Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
February 9, 2012

on Feb 7, 2012

Ballistic Missile Defense System Overview.

Image via Wikipedia

The prospect of Earth being ruled from space is no longer science-fiction. The dream of the original Dr. Strangelove, Wernher von Braun (from Nazi rocket-scientist to NASA director) has survived every US administration since WW2 and is coming to life. Today the technology exists to weaponize space, a massive American industry thrives, and nations are maneuvering for advantage.

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War Machine Rattles On by Bruce K. Gagnon

by Bruce Gagnon
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Organizing Notes
December 29, 2011

President Obama: Stop the Wars!

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My letter was finally published in our local paper yesterday. I like the headline they gave it. Nice ring it has.

Dear Editor:

Your headline “War is over” on Dec. 15 was just a tad misleading.

We’ve still got the war in Afghanistan going costing taxpayers $12 billion every month. It appears that we are getting ready to attack Syria — and maybe Iran — and President Obama recently returned from his Asia- Pacific trip where he announced a couple thousand U.S. troops will be deployed in Australia.

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Rick Rozoff: Rampant Militarization of the World: West Risks New Arms Race In Europe + Bruce Gagnon: U.S. surrounds Russia & China

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
November 29, 2011

Voice of Russia
November 29, 2011

Does the West want to start arms race in Europe?
John Robles

Interview with Rick Rozoff, the manager of the Stop NATO website and mailing list and a contributing writer to GlobalResearch.ca.

About a month ago, NATO tested first-strike capabilities by using a mobile radar in Turkey.Why would a defensive system need to test offensive capabilities? We have the cyber warfare center. You said it also can be used as an offensive tool by the U.S. We have hypersonic missile tests and the Prompt Global Strike system. I think these are pretty good reasons for the Russian Federation to be worried, to put it mildly, as to the intentions of the West. Why would the West want to start an arms race in Europe? Why would this be profitable? Why not include Russia as part of the sectoral approach system? It’s probably a rhetorical question but can you touch upon it?

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