FREE THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

At a time of extreme poverty in much of the world and the UK itself is not exactly poverty free in case you haven’t noticed, at a time of cuts to many public services including the NHS, sickness and benefit cuts and after spending the last ten years talking about Britain’s deficit the Conservatives now want to spend at least two hundred billion pound on to Trident. The Trident nuclear programme, also known as the Trident nuclear deterrent, covers the development, procurement and operation of the current generation of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them in the United Kingdom.

Theresa May insists that the future of Great Britain depends on Trident and Britain’s ability to destroy the world, the mainstream media tell us that Theresa May won the debate against Jeremy Corbyn on Nuclear weapons! But did she? I thought she came across as an unreasonable, cold hearted, psychopath! Many of the Labour politicians loved her, that is because many of the Labour politicians are Conservatives. I have been saying for years the Conservatives infiltrate their opposition, look at the Labour party as soon as it starts standing up for the people its attacked by the Conservatives, all corporate media and even  from within the Labour party. Liberal Democrats in 2010 they were all Tories.

The thing is about Trident and Nuclear weapons is if they are so important and essential for the survival of our nation like Theresa May insists it is, then surely its essential to all nations? Surely North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq and all nations could make the same argument. We were told that the Iraq war was fought to prevent psychopaths from having access to weapons that could potentially kill millions of innocent people yet our government have just voted to invest at least two billion pound in to nuclear weapons! As usual from the British government their levels of hypocrisy are amazing and shocking. STOP TRIDENT.

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SAVE LIVES AND STOP THE ATTACK ON SYRIA.

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility releases startling analysis of the death and destruction inflicted upon Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the “War on Terror” in Body Count

On March 19, 2015–the 12th anniversary of the onset of our country’s ill-fated military intervention in Iraq–Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is releasing the latest edition of Body Count for North American distribution.

The pdf of Body Count is available for download here:www.psr.org/bodycount

The report, authored by members and colleagues of the German affiliate of the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), is a comprehensive account of the vast and continuing human toll of the various “Wars on Terror” conducted in the name of the American people since the events of September 11, 2001.

This publication highlights the difficulties in defining outcomes as it compares evaluations of war deaths in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Even so, the numbers are horrific.  The number of Iraqis killed during and since the 2003 U.S. invasion have been assessed at one million, which represents 5% of the total population of Iraq.  This does not include deaths among the three million refugees subjected to privations.

Dr. h.c. Hans-C. von Sponeck, UN Assistant Secretary General & UN Humanitarian

Coordinator for Iraq (1998-2000) calls the report, “a powerful aide mémoire of their legal and moral responsibility to hold perpetrators accountable.”

 

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Afghanistan Victims of a February, 2012 US air strike that killed 8 children in Kapisa

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A U.S Army staff sergeant is accused of leaving a base early last Sunday morning and murdering 16 civilians in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The soldier has been identified as 38-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Bales of Washington State. Bales is married with two children. He was serving his first tour in Afghanistan after serving three tours in Iraq.

According to CNN, Bales is accused to have left a base from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday morning, and headed to villages nearby where he went door to door and opened fire. 16 Afghan civilians were killed. Among the victims were nine children, three women, and four men. Witnesses of the shootings reported seeing the soldier pour chemicals over the bodies of the victims and burning them.

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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales of Washington State including murdered 16 civilians including seven children in Afghanistan.

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An heroic soldier or a psychotic bully?

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The War in Iraq: an Assessment

Argentinean political commentator Juan Gelman thinks the Iraq war has “entered into perfect forgetfulness,” at least in the United States. He implies U.S. leaders enjoy impunity, despite having lied to rationalize their invasion and despite civilian deaths from their war. Memory may indeed be at fault, but maybe what’s happening is that not all U.S. Americans know. Perhaps their politicians prefer not to know.

Media coverage of the Iraqi disaster has been sporadic and never comprehensive. Yet that may be changing. Recent initiatives promise easy access to basic information. The contention here is that knowing what has happened in Iraq is essential for awareness of crimes there and for establishing guilt.

A study released on October 15 shows, for example, that the Iraqi death rate between 2003 and 2011 was 4.55 per 1,000 person-years, a figure 50 percent higher than rates for two years immediately preceding the war. That means 405,000 excess wartime deaths.  As of 2005 – 2006, the risk of death had risen 70 percent for women, 290 percent for men. According to the study published by PLOSMedicine, violence accounted for 60% of excess deaths with the remainder caused by “the collapse of infrastructure and other indirect, but war-related, causes.”  PLOS, the online journal’s publisher, is an “organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.”

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