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Weapon of reality misrepresentation [29 Feb 2012|10:54pm]

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[24 Dec 2010|02:03pm]

ruderod
why, why must we fight? why do we fight, why?

** FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS ** FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a mourner reacts as he kneels next to the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl.Abram LaRue Howard at the Williamsport Area High School Auditorium in Williamsport, Pa. Howard, 21, was serving in Afghanistan on July 27, 2010 when he died of injuries from a roadside bomb blast in Helmand province.


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[22 Dec 2010|11:37pm]

ruderod
A young man volunteers for the service of his country. An intelligent and noble man, he seeks no awards, and seeks no fame. He simply sees injustice, he sees lies. He exposes secrets that he believes should be known to the world. A thing that many have done and will continue to do. Is Bradley Manning a spy, did he sell secrets to the Russians? Probably not, he probably helped expose what he thought was worth exposing. But lets get it put to rest.

So good or bad, this young man needs to be tried in a court of law, not held INDEFINITELY for 211 days. It is called innocent until proven guilty, and everyone in the military and white house that has anything to do with this is showing the world that we in the USA don't do as we say, we don't practice what we preach.

Obviously the White House (and military) wants the world to forget wikileaks, and they want to wait it out. . . .when will we have a fair trial for this young man who served his country?

Give Bradley Manning his chance at trial, NOW. Innocent until proven guilty. This man is a decorated serviceman and deserves some respect.

PASS IT ON.

http://www.bradleymanning.org/15812/speak-out-against-the-inhumane-imprisonment-of-bradley-manning/
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tomorrow in oakland [15 Sep 2010|07:55pm]

ruderod
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[03 Feb 2010|10:13pm]

ruderod
I really wonder how many ships are in the Persian Gulf, I doubt ninety (90) like the Iran minister says. But still, how many, and why so many? I hope we have some very good relations between our President and the Iranian armed forces. You have to admit it would be pretty intimidating to have even one aircraft carrier 100 miles from your city. Its like gangland, a bunch of bad guys all staying in one part of town and they all want to beat each other up. This is not good.

Yet is this intimidation something that works to our advantage? How does creating a military environment work for the US? I think this is more to show other countries (like China) that we will play a role in the future of Iran and the Persian gulf.

And do sanctions work? They didn't seem to work in Iraq, not the quick and dirty way for sure. Sanctions bled Iraq to the point where they could easily be conquered, yet the country had most traces of civilization erased in the process.

And note the double-speak. . .sanction is one of the few words in the English language that has two meanings. It can be used to mean "allow" or "not allow". Using such a word makes it flow nicely across the brain as you don't know which meaning to read in. Good for keeping the masses calm as war is about to start. Wouldn't want our good Americans worrying about their children in uniform now would we?

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Iran faces "severe sanctions” from the US and major world powers over its nuclear program.

Ahmad Vahidi said there were now more than 90 war vessels in the Gulf, a waterway crucial for global oil supplies, and that they had created a "military environment" there.

http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2010/01/19/97797.html

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/2440426/posts

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=117487§ionid=351020104

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20100119/iran-says-may-hit-western-warships-if-attacked.htm
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[25 Nov 2009|01:27pm]

ruderod
The government of the United States of the America, has decided this month they will not join the landmine ban. I understand that there is possible risk to US soldiers by not being able to use landmines, but what is the risk to American civilians who visit foreign countries and get blown up?
Did Obama just let the military (Pentagon) make this decision, as they would know best in these matters? I understand land mines are smarter now and easier to disable, yet still why not just ban this all together? The existing "smart mines" are rarely used anyway, yet the military thinks they are a great deterrent.

Here is to those who love landmines. How sick. . why can not we as a civilization show some leadership and bring some peace, not war?? We are a leader in the world economy, yet we can not agree with almost every other country that these mines are a bad thing?

A secret meeting review was held on this matter (Obama where is the transparency of government you promised?). My guess is that in this meeting, somehow clever wording showed the landmine issue as not worth giving up, the landmines where spun as a "defensive" peaceful instrument, a weapon of defense only. Yeap peaceful alright. Tell that to these girls:










Miss landmine website
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[20 Nov 2009|04:03pm]

ruderod
One million dollars per soldier.

That is what it will cost to keep one solder in Afghanistan for a year.

40,000 soldiers will cost $40 billion a year. With unemployment rising, record foreclosures, and the economy stagnate; can the United States really afford to escalate the war in Afghanistan?
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подавитесь, гады! [08 Nov 2009|04:44pm]

karina_ajzo














Wars. We all understand very well that it’s just somebody’s business, somebody’s money. Cruel, bloody money.
Millionaires, multi-millionaires – their money are used in arms traffic, politics. All that happens in order to earn MORE money. I address to all oligarchs whose money are concerned with politics (and it means that they are concerned with all the wars):
BUY these five paintings! Give your fucking money for them! Hang them in your room, look at them and think about death. Think about those who died for your money. Think about death which is represented on these pictures and think about life which they are washed with – these pictures are sodden with my milk, with my life. I did it as hope that HUMAN life would become more important for you than money. Buy these paintings, accept this life and remember about it always. Look at them and think about the fact that you will die too and all the world can perish if we don’t invest money in life. Everything can disappear, and what for you accumulated all these millions and billions?
Buy these pictures and show to all the people fighting for their lives that you are worth being called a HUMAN BEING. After your death the world will remember that you didn’t live here for nothing.
Please! All those who read this – add me as a friend! Help me to extend my manifest. It must find it’s addressees.
LET’S SAVE LIFE! LET’S STOP WARS!
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[05 Nov 2009|09:41pm]

ruderod
I wonder if this soldier who killed the 12 people had been to combat before? If he was a Major, my guess is that he may have been to Iraq or Afganistan before? This is sad. I have read about people who during combat (or afterwards) snap and just go crazy. I remember a story about a sniper in Vietnam who just started to shoot his own troops. . .now and then he would just pick off one of his own comrades. Took them a while to figure out why they where losing troops. They say the sniper just stopped caring about who he shot. War is a hell and people don't realize the emotional and mental anguish it causes people. I can only imagine as I have never been shot at in war.

This was a sick thing that this guy did. Odd that media was reporting the shooter was killed. .. .yet wasn't. Well really not that odd, military incidents are never opaque to the media.
All I can say is that combat takes it's toll. Maybe this officer just saw too many battle worn young men, men whose minds had been twisted with death and destruction. If that is the case, the battle came home via our own troops, not some terrorist that is visiting with a green card. The battle came home people, think about that next time you see a veteran or see our troops going off to war. The mind doesn't shut things out so quickly. You can't just send a young man to war then believe he will come home and be a fine young citizen. It doesn't always work that way.

It's sick how fast you can kill people with bullets. Whether it is a freaked out officer killing his own peers or a machine gun in the battlefield, flying lead is incredible killer and it's really sick how fast you can die from a bullet wound. I am sure the families of the twelve dead are thinking about that right now. All of a sudden their loved ones are gone.


Officials: Fort Hood shootings suspect alive; 12 dead

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/05/texas.fort.hood.shootings/index.html
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[08 Aug 2009|10:34am]

ruderod
What is legitimate interest?

A lady named Daniel Gordon wrote a response to the accusations that the DOD violated rules. The link to this report is below. Now this is written by a lawyer, she is counsel to someone. In this she explains how the GAO looked into accusations of wrong doing by the DOD. It's clear she was looking for lawful violations, no ethical compromises. In her expose the question becomes, what is the "legistimate interest" of the DOD? Is it in the interest of the DOD to fight a war and win the public opinon of that war, no matter what?
In Daniels letter, she writes:
"Clearly, DOD attempted to favorably influence public opinion with respect to the Administration’s war policies in Iraq and Afghanistan through the RMOs."
She says that twice actually. . .no doubt about it. The DOD attempted to influence. . .but was it illegal? No, depending on your view of "legitimate interest". I don't see it in the interest of the US military to even MONITOR public opinion about a war.

Why should my taxpayer money go to kill civilians in Iraq? That is bad enough, but why do my taxes also go to a contractor (named Omnitec) that gives the DOD a pulse of the public opinion? Why are we paying for that? Isn't that what our local, state, and federal representatives are for? They monitor public opinion by getting letters in the mail. Then they report to congress.

Again Mrs. Gordon does a good legal job of explaining things. She even points out that is all she is doing. . explaing the legal issues. She writes:
"This opinion does not examine whether the RMO outreach program resulted in a competitive advantage for RMOs or compromised DOD procurement with RMO-affiliated defense contractors."

Exactly. . .it's all about did you break the law. Well I think the laws need to be changed. The military has no business knowing if a war is popular or not. We the citizens of the United States and our elected representatives will do that job. The militarys job is to fight wars. Oh wait, it's the "Department of Defense". They only defend the country, not fight wars. Hey they even have some of that media spin in their name. How clever! The DOD, which means we only defend. . .yeah right.

But there lies the problem. Warfare is secret, so how does the military discuss the doings of war? It selectively does it, that's how. The military rarely if ever shows the dead children, they don't show the destroyed church. They only show the radar picture of a taliban fort being blown up. What do you all think? Do you think the military has a interest in showing their version of the war? Well DOD contractors sure do have an interest in it.

"Omnitec Contract at 15--16. The contract provided that Omnitec would report how coverage reflected, or failed to reflect, DOD’s stated policies or views. Id. Typical Omnitec reports list names of RMOs who provided commentary during a given period of time, summarize the commentary, and provide excerpts of transcripts of the RMOs’ comments.16
We learned from DOD Comptroller’s office that between November 2004 and October 2007, DOD paid Omnitec Solutions $1,837,989. We also identified 19 civilian public affairs staff and 3 active military personnel involved in the RMO outreach program at various times between fiscal years 2002 and 2008, including two assistant secretaries and one Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs."

http://www.gao.gov/decisions/appro/316443.pdf

Does the media influence the war? This photo of a burned child and families fleeing their homes is a historic photo. Media play of this single photo helped bring about a huge wave of anti-war effort towards the Vietnam conflict.
Note: A parent my notice the children are walking funny. That is because the kids have burns on their arms. . painful burns.


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U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Training film (Edited) [30 Jul 2009|04:50pm]

citizen

Depleted Uranium (DU) a carcinogenic heavy metal material that emits alpha and gamma radiation. Outside the body it's not too serious but once inside the body causes cancer and genetic birth defects in offspring. In the battlefield becomes aerosolized...
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David Icke newsletter [18 Jun 2009|10:02am]

citizen
Explanation of the hidden in plain sight, In your face, Zionist control grid, that must be dismantled...
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[03 May 2009|12:46pm]

ruderod
Yeap it's good business to kill people. These guys charge $5000.00 for this landmine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM-7_Spider_mine

Yeah it's computerized and RF networked, but still seems high priced. For $5000 I would want it to move around. Be able to tell it, move forward 50 meters, type thing. Also be able to reload, like rotate the ammo unit, so if fired towards NORTH, you can point a new mine round NORTH (and no longer cover the north/east segment.

Too bad many smart people don't like killing people. There would be more competition and we wouldn't get screwed so bad. Wait, did I just say we need more people who want to kill people? :). We don't really need that. Really we don't need land mines at all. Really should be banished. These are so called "smart mines" that disable themselves when abandoned. So not to kill as many innocent people. But really, land mines are nasty killing machines no matter which way you look at it.

It looks like soon all armed services will be buying lots of robots. The air force already buys more robots planes than piloted planes. Just a matter of time.
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[12 Feb 2009|06:22am]

ruderod
Why is Obama being so strong worded about the stimulus bill? Is it because he now understands there maybe protests in the streets as more people go jobless? That is what I think!

And to all you that think Obama won't act "above the law", think again.
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/02/09/state_secrets/print.html
"We are shocked and deeply disappointed that the Justice Department has chosen to continue the Bush administration’s practice of dodging judicial scrutiny of extraordinary rendition and torture. This was an opportunity for the new administration to act on its condemnation of torture and rendition, but instead it has chosen to stay the course. Now we must hope that the court will assert its independence by rejecting the government’s false claims of state secrets and allowing the victims of torture and rendition their day in court."

Also Obama gave the green light to have military training operations conducted in our cities this month. Did anyone vote on that? How is that for a democracy?
http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwl020409cbbombs.1da02ce4.html
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[07 Feb 2009|06:11am]

ruderod
http://gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=5391

The hillside opposite the Lafayette, CA Bart Station has become a moving memorial to the U. S. troops killed in Iraq. One cross is added for each American death.



"I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government [to be] peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangligin alliances with none...
-Thomas Jefferson (1801)
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anti war, pacific musik [07 Feb 2009|02:54am]

tact_media
Serj Tankian - The Unthinking Majority

write about music for social and civil action in any language! community music_action   - Music for Social and Civil Action, Freedom, Peace, Environment and Human Rights.

List of music against the war - an cut:
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[19 Jan 2009|01:03pm]

ruderod
An letter from Israel

Good morning Americans!

We at the Israel government would like to wish you a good round of cheer for your help in our attacks against Gaza. Since many of the Americans don't realize all that you do for us, we wanted to let you know just how much we appreciate your help. As we write this, we figured lets cut our two hour lunch short and spend some time reminiscing with our good friends the Americans. Lets first say that our attacks on Gaza where extremely successful, since we have very powerful bombs, fighter planes, and attack helicopters given to us by your patriotic Americans! Oh wait, my diplomat friend Habudabi just told me that's not politically correct, I forgot! You actually don't give us weapons, you just give us two billion in good old US dollars every year. . .and that well we HAVE to spend on military hardware. Yeah you would be upset if we didn't buy good old American bombs huh? They work very good, they blow up very good you know. . . we both know that. . .no worries. That's true, how could I have been so forgetful! We don't actually like to say that we are GIVEN BOMBS from the US, so we do that money exchange thing, weapons transfer that makes it look not so bad for you kind Americans. Wouldn't want you all thinking that you are directly killing our neighbors! Ha, you all don't want to sleep with that notion! Oh but that reminds me, we must thank you again for letting us attack our neighbors, with little press on those pesky dead people and babies dying all around. I mean if people actually talked about those dead people and over 4000 wounded, yikes my boy Habudabi reminds me we would probably get our US funding cut next week! Ouch! Actually no worry, you good ole Americans trust us so much with the money, you don't even audit what we do with the money. Another thank you to our American buddies for trusting us Israelis to monitor ourselves. So again before we finish, we must also think the US government and politicians, everyone in congress and your representatives for ignoring our little quibbles we have over here. I mean really we are better knowing about this. . .you really don't need to know the extremes we go to, like blocking medical aid to the wounded, cutting off the electricity, or bombing buildings known to be United Nations offices!

As your President Bush leaves office, we again thank him for being quite on this matter. No reason for anyone to worry what we do here in the middle east. . .no reason to show the dead bodies of our neighbors. And finally, we appreciate the propaganda from all of you, in your efforts to make Hamas look like the most evil thing since Satan. You have done a great job. And no it's not to much trouble. . for if you are middle class, you only pay about $20.00 a year towards the bombs that we use against our neighbors. What's 20.00 for a little peace in the mideast, my friend Habudabi reminds me!

Thank you again
Signed, the israeli government.
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[18 Jan 2009|05:25am]

ruderod
They say Youtube are banning the gaza videos of the dead children. Nice, thanks youtube for censoring reality from us. That's great.
Ok well here are the videos. Some of these are brutal. The one where the doctor is trying to breathe life into the child is heart wrenching. I haven't seen such a sad video in years. It really is sad.

download with bittorent

the few un-censored videos youtube has about gaza


gaza video1
gaza video2
gaza video3

Censorship Disclaimer: The three (3) linked videos above are hosted at Godaddy, which blocks three countries from downloading them (iran, north korea, and another one). Use bittorrent to bypass all censorship, and don't use Godaddy hosting! Big and small companies, they all are starting to take part in the restriction of content.
I posted one of the videos to youtube, I will see how long it stays up before someone flags it. Also give a big high five thanks to the AIPAC lobby and our politicians for pressuring youtube to censor war footage.
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[12 Jan 2009|08:13am]

ruderod
wow. . .those are some big ass bombs. That must be multiple 2000 lb bomb. Yes it seems even though maybe pulling out today, Israel wants the people gone. . . physce warfare, propaganda leaflets, and these "megabombs" are meant to scare the people in submission. They want them to flee.

http://fromgaza.blogspot.com/

Updated: http://www.dissidentvoice.org/2009/01/an-open-letter-to-our-american-colleagues-in-the-midst-of-the-massacre-in-gaza/
They blew up a university also, bombed with American made F16 aircraft. The bombs destroyed six buildings including research laboratories and a female dormitory in Gaza.
























download photos of gaza invasion
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4637547/Genocide_In_Gaza
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[01 Jan 2009|10:03pm]

ruderod
The good ole club is making the rounds with the picture of the rockets heading towards Israel. And it looked like a freaking home-made rocket.
You know I don't give a flying poo what Israel does, but I do care that we are paying for this mess. Over 2 billion in US aid goes to Israel, and for what? They are not required to tell us what they do with the money! U.S. law prohibits the president from furnishing military aid to any country which engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.? 22 U.S.C. ? 2304(a). So why do my tax dollars go to this fucked up country?

Again it's a mess, but for one my taxpayer money is involved in this, and two, Israel seems hellbent on killing and suffocating all the Gaza civilians. Read below on my article to my representative. . . there is a link to the news that they are keeping medical supplies from going into the city. Why. . .are the Israel people that evil? Yes sort of, but mostly because they don't want photographs of the carnage leaking into the media.

read about a US ship attacked by israel:
http://www.usslibertyveterans.org/
read about US military aid to israel:
http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/publish/article_17.shtml

Mr Lewis.

Can you explain where our aid money to Israel ends up being used? I have been able to find no documentation on how our aid money is used by Israel.

I am truly outraged by what Israel actions in wars against its neighbors. Now they are blocking medical aid to the people in Gaza:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7805075.stm

If we do not know what Israel does with our taxpayer money, I believe we should not give our hard earned money away to them. .especially in our recent economic woes. We give almost 1/3 of our aid to Israel. Why? And what do they do with it?

I also don't see any reports of ANY Israel people injured or killed from the recent rocket fire. Maybe because Raytheon sells anti-missle equipment to Israel? Probably because the rockets where intercepted and caused no damage in Israel.. . yet Israel kills hundreds in Gaza in retaliation. And we as taxpayers support this massacre?

And for a bit of history, the USS Liberty was a documented, proven war crime even as described by the Israeli government. When will this incident be investigated?
The Israelis claim that they attacked without first identifying the ship or its nationality. That alone is a war crime. We know that they did in fact identify our ship as American before attacking and attacked with full knowledge that we were American. Yet even if their story were true, their own version of the circumstances would identify this attack as a war crime. Thirty-four Americans died and 174 were wounded. Yet the attack on the USS Liberty is the only serious maritime incident in American history that has never been investigated by Congress.

Thank you
Rod
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