Archive for the ‘anti-war’ Category

A small group of anti-war activists in Utah hopes that a billboard with the words “Bomb Iran” will get people to stop and think twice about waging a new war.

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/27/group-anti-war-message-bomb-iran-billboard/

 

More people need to do this. Someone wanna go in on a billboard with me?

John Bolton, a notorious proponent of hawkish security policies, is a senior fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Bolton held a number of posts in the George W. Bush administration, including serving briefly as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. A frequent op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the National Review as well as invited commentator on Fox News, Bolton often equates diplomacy with weakness and indecisiveness, and has suggested Israel should consider attacking Iran with nuclear weapons. AKA WARMONGER!!!!!!!

Lets look at some of John Bolton’s greatest hits:

 

 

 

 

Understand that I bring this up because Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is talking about making this war loving fool his secretary of State. Which would mean more war, more government spending, more death, destruction, more taxes to fund U.S. hegemony, more of our men and women’s blood spilled to protect our “interests”, more hatred towards our country that could be easily averted, if only we talked out our problems instead of occupying third world countries that in any other situation would not even think of doing us harm.

 

 

“A nuclear Iran would be destabilizing,” declare “serious” Middle  East analysts and Western policy makers. This assertion is fundamentally wrong and anti-historical.
Are they living in the world I’m living in? The biggest destabilizing  countries in the Middle East are Israel, the  United States, England, and Saudi Arabia.

http://disquietreservations.blogspot.com/2012/02/five-reasons-why-iran-can-be-americas.html

 

Is it just me, or is it fantastic when the media actually do their job and ask questions that make our leaders squirm? If all media was truly honest, would the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have happened? Libya? Would we be able to avoid the coming dangers of a senseless war with Iran?

I can’t say for sure, but I truly believe that the answer would be YES!!!!!

 

 

An Israeli bombing attack might set back Iran’s nuclear development program by one to two years, America’s top intelligence official told a Senate committee Thursday, indicating that viable military options are far more limited than Israeli leaders have suggested.

James R. Clapper, director of National Intelligence, said he does not believe that Israel has decided to attack Iran’s uranium enrichment and other nuclear facilities. Clapper said the U.S. intelligence community believes that Iran’s leaders have not decided to build nuclear weapons but are pursuing technology that might allow them to do so.

http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/4063?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StratRisks+%28StratRisks%29

With February being black history month, I thought it fitting to include in my post some of the African-Americans that influenced me. While I am white, I do believe that their voices and ideas can transcend color and have a positive influence on us all.

 

Malcolm X– Born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, this fiery black nationalist leader was a charismatic spokesman for the Nation of Islam until breaking with the group shortly before his 1965 assassination.

Here is his famous speech, By any means necessary

 

Born in 1942, Huey P. Newton helped establish the Black Panther Party, becoming a leading figure in the black power movement of the 1960s. Along with friend Bobby Seale, the two formed the political organization, striving to create social programs for blacks in need. During the Party’s existence, members clashed with the police several times. Newton died after being shot on the street in 1989.
 
From the album Huey P Newton speaks.
 
 
Fred Hampton– August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969
 
Radical Left African American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He was killed in his apartment by tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO), in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Many activists consider his killing to have been extrajudicial punishment.
 
Final scene from: “The Murder of Fred Hampton” (1971)
 
 
Martin Luther King
 
Born Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn.) Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
 
Since we’ve all heard the “I have a Dream” speech, and this post is about revolutionay thoughts and ideals, I think it would be more appropriate to post his “Why I am opposed to the war in Vietnam” speech. I feel it hits home today just as much as it did back then