Editor's Chair ~ November 13, 2003
FOR THE VETS
Re: Veteran's Day, November 11, 2003.
Please, all of you who are not vets, put down your little
flags made in China and
listen to me. Consider the hidden costs of the War on
Terrorism. In terms of increasing dollar amounts you can find $$$
data HERE. In terms of our
military personnel, read on.
I write and I write and few of you listen. Fewer still do
Some of you do not know what to do. Answer, at the very least;
please, please share some of this--via email or perhaps on your own web
pages. Warning--the language used on the links
angry, harsh, crude; not for young children.
please, the following: Our US military's persistent use of depleted
weaponry (tanks, missiles, ammunition, et al) both Gulf War #1 and now
#2? Do you know what depleted uranium is? No, of course
you care? Probably not. But if it was going to be dumped in
yard I bet you'd care. Right now many of your own enlisted
and neighbors' children will be sent to Iraq to fight using these
weapons (the greatest US recycling scheme yet). Sick, maimed, and
injured soldiers are (if they are lucky enough) being shipped back to
the US and having their supposedly lifetime medical benefits cut or canceled
The Pentagon, VA hospitals and the US
government do not
Americans to know what is truly the cost of this war or what is
actually going on in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Now go look at photos on this page http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=depleted%20uranium%20photos&sa=N&tab=wi&um=1,
and ask yourself, do you truly, truly trust what CNN and the other alphabet media, reports??
Here's another worthwhile visit: http://www.eoslifework.co.uk/du2012.htm
And earlier, http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/dushoo.htm
Are we so willing to be blind?
A Special documentary on PBS last night included candid conversations with many famous media Gulf War, Viet Nam war correspondents--the outcome? They agreed that, currently, news journalism is "mostly entertainment since the military controls news output--this true since Korean War when the military took over role of censoring output."
Go to PBS.org and read for yourself.
Speaking of "news"... I would also suggest that major
pharmeceutical companies are benefitting from news' so-called "medical
bulletins", being proffered by the media as FACT, but in reality are
paid advertisements--vehicles for selling drugs.
If you ever wondered why the Bible referred to us all as SHEEP, it is because sheep are the dumbest, most helpless animals in the barnyard.
My desire is to find the truth. Sometimes it is too hard to face. If you made it this far in this editorial, you know the language on many of the above links is angry, full of concern for human welfare.
I, too am angry. Some of
you reading this are even my own children (and grandchildren).
What is contained in the links may soon
become your legacy from all of us comfortable, willfully ignorant
Now go look at this bill--http://www.duckdaotsu.org/s89.html
(Or simply type in "S89" to the search engine HERE)--a universal civilian/military draft is headed our way (look at the age limits).
Nevermind--just go on back to your video games,
or back to sleep. The
outcome will be the same, regardless.