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Military Chiefs Stress Nuclear Abolition

HIROSHIMA Memorial Day – August 6, 1980 Admiral Noel Gayler (1914-2011) with 45 years active duty in the US Navy spoke with authority at Haverford College in Philadelphia “The day we dropped an atomic bomb on Japan we made ourselves totally defenseless. The day we detonated a hydrogen bomb we made ourselves 1000 times more defenseless. [...]

Bombers & War Ships ring Iran as IRS & Lawyers encircle Trump

The USA sold weapons to Iran and Iraq during the 1980’s to ensure both nations would fight each other rather than threaten Israel. Since the 1967 Six-Day war, Israel remains the lone nation among 195 countries that tolerates US “expansive” policies. Martin Luther King. Jr described USA behavior as – “the greatest purveyor of violence [...]

21st Century World View of Vice President Pence

Emperor/philosopher Cicero observed – “Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain a child forever.” April 10th Vice President Pence warned about the presence of a small group of Russians in Venezuela. With unusual “gringo” bravado Mr. Pence blustered – “This is our neighborhood!” Were US war ships invited to the [...]

Presidents Ignore The Fact Only Congress Can Declare War

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution clearly states – “Only Congress can declare war.” The 1973 War Powers Act was a failed attempt to prevent President Richard Nixon from involving the USA in more   foreign conflicts without debate in Congress. Two million dead Vietnamese civilians in the former French colony and 58,000 US casualties [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Are We Sinking Between DC’s Foggy And Hell’s Bottom?

Washington, DC of the 18th 19th centuries was geographically a swampy area demarcated by “Foggy Bottom” and “Hell’s Bottom.” The White House is located in the Foggy Bottom portion and the Pentagon, our second largest building, after the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, is located in Hell’s Bottom. Packard Manse is an ecumenical center in [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|Politics, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Letter From Nagasaki

Tomihisa Taue (1956 -  ) is the current mayor of Nagasaki. He took office in 2007 following university studies in jurisprudence (philosophy of law). Youthful Mayor Taue would certainly have personal contact with the “hibakusha” (survivors) who carry government passbooks to certify they experienced atomic attacks on Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945). [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|Environment, Poetry, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Chokehold On Russia, China and Korean Peninsula

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992) was a journalist and commentator for CBS news who presented opinions in brilliant essays for 47 years. How can we forget his opinion about the greatest export from these United States, not as cars, other products manufactured by an advanced industrialized nation? “The largest export of the USA is the manufacture and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2018|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

What If Forty Hostile Bases Crowded The USA?

The insatiable appetite for oil in the Gulf region drew Britain and the USA into Persian Gulf meddling. Washington’s desire for control over oil sources in the Gulf and fear of Soviet expansion fed Cold War militarism during Eisenhower’s administration.   Presidents Eisenhower, J.F. Kennedy, Nixon and both Bush presidents followed the violent, interventionist path. A [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

Israel Has Had Nuclear Weapons Since 1966

The USA, Britain and Turkey are Israel’s only friends in the world. The United States was first in developing an atomic bomb. Albert Einstein signed on to a letter drafted by physicist Leo Szilard approving the suicidal weapon because of a fear Germany would produce such a bomb first. “Had I known Germany would not [...]

Abolishing Arms That Could Abort Earth’s Future

The Earth Day 2018 theme is abolishing plastic pollution. In the 1960’s movie “The Graduate” Dustin Hoffman portrayed a young student who was advised by his wise uncle in one word: “Plastic!” In the 21st century the one word is “TRASH” that will not disappear and is taking over our ocean. Visit www.5gyres.org for latest [...]