Archive for the ‘War’ Category

The Faces of War WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

December 6, 2009

Open your eyes.

Images not to be forgotten. My heart goes out too all those wounded or killed as a result of the War in Iraq- our troops and the tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Iraq. Warn…   Images not to be forgotten. My heart goes out too all those wounded or killed as a result of the War in Iraq- our troops and the tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Iraq.

THE PRICE OF WAR (Warning :
contains some graphic war time images)

Warning: This video contain’s some disturbing images of war.
This is my latest video about war, and the losses that keep us all free. Music is done by Five Finger Death Punch-The Bleeding

We will live with war as long as we walk on earth!

War victims

War Casualties – Afghanistan

Generation Kill – Iraq

THE PRICE OF WAR (Warning: contains some graphic war time images)

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Oh Obama, Why?

December 5, 2009

For those keeping score you might want to check out the Obameter  over at PolitiFact
For a great many of the American people the one thing on their minds right now is the increase of 30,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan. If he couldn’t do it with the soldiers he has had until now what makes him think that 30,000 more will make a difference?
Obama is currently on the road towards booting himself out of office. Now that he has been in office for a while people are beginning to see his true colors. Now we begin to see broken promises. And what about health care and the pharmaceutical industry. You might want to take a look at this article:
From the Washington Post :

Candidate Barack Obama offered a lofty vision of how his White House would operate. When the details of health reform were being hammered out, he vowed, “We’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.”

Obama’s big mistake is that he went to Washington!!! Now he has found out how the game is played especially the back room deals. It’s no wonder people are starting to resign. Check it out here.

The most worrying fact for most Americans is that 30,000 more young lives are being sent into harms way on a mission that can’t succeed.  This is already turning into Obama’s Vietnam!!! It is getting to be pretty obvious that Obama has kissed his re-election chance good bye!  The 30,000 troops have  put the nails in the coffin. Who is going to believe him now?  Well, we seem to have the old Potomac two-step
The sad part is that many Americans saw a new hope in Obama, a new dream.

What Now?: The Russian, U.S. Stand Off

September 13, 2008

The U.S. has good reason to worry about the recent landing of two Russian Bombers in Venezuela. These are not vintage bombers left over from the cold war. They are the giant supersonic, swing-wing Tu-160 bombers.

The purpose of the aircraft is the delivery of nuclear and conventional weapons deep in continental theatres of operation. The aircraft has all-weather, day-and-night capability and can operate at all geographical latitudes.
The aircraft has an operational range of 14,000 km ( 14 000 kilometers = 8 699.19669 miles ) and a service ceiling of 16,000 m. The maximum flight speed is 2,000 km/h at high altitude and 1,030 km/h at low altitude.

With that said lets us go back 5 months to a Novinite.com report published May 25, 2008 by Stefan Fobes. Their report states that twelve South American nations have come together to form Unasur, a regional union. They are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. They even plan to have their own president and elections. Just another step to making a world government
with the continents as superstates controlled by it.
In the words of the Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the move showed that South America was becoming a “global player”.

This latest move is seen by many as a retaliation for the U.S. putting strategic missile bases on Russia’s doorstep:

BUDAPEST, Aug 25 (IPS) – Following tough negotiations, the U.S. and Poland have signed a deal on extension of the U.S. missile defense system to Eastern Europe, weeks after the outbreak of the Georgian-Russian conflict.

While I’m no intelligence analyst this whole thing has the makings of a traditional stand-off, with some deadly consequences if someone hit’s the panic button.

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

There are many questions that come to mind regarding all these moves. Are there any Russian Naval vessels already off the coast of Venezuela? Do they include submarines?
Are there any Russian ships in Cuba or in route? One very big question is did those bombers bring any type of missiles with them or other ordinance and I don’t mean the kinds launched from bombers but from land?
I doubt it very highly that either of those two bombers would take off on some strike aimed at the U.S. since they would be spotted and shot down immediately even before getting close to the coast. As is I am certain that all spy satellites and radar are already scanning the entire Caribbean area north of South America not to mention U.S. Naval vessels and strategic air defenses.

Now the next question is What now?

Remote Controlled Wars

July 13, 2008

woke up this morning to a rather disturbing report on CNN regarding the un-manned drones that are currently being used in Afghanistan. Above is the video, below is an excerpt of the article:

Armchair pilots striking Afghanistan by remote control

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada (CNN) — From a desert outpost northwest of Las Vegas, elite fighter pilots journey to a war zone in Afghanistan, some 7,500 miles away.
It might be the world’s longest commute, except that these armchair pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada never leave the air-conditioned comfort of their command center.

Related articles:
Drones to Replace Human Squadron in Afghanistan?

The Air Force is touting the success of its newest armed drones flying over Afghanistan, saying that the the MQ-9 Reapers will even take over eventually for manned aircraft squadron, reports Defense Daily (subscription only).

Predator’s Big Bro Preps for War

While many hail this as a technological modern marvel in warfare I can only shake my head in dismay knowing that man has pushed the envelop even further in depersonalizing war and in essence turning it into a video game.

Here is a pilot about 7,000 miles from the war zone, sitting in an air conditioned office not far from Las Vegas monitoring his remote control drone while it engages an unsuspecting enemy who, in a matter of seconds will be blown out of existence and he will never know what hit him.

Is this to become the new face of war, remote controlled killing? It’s beginning to sound like something out of a Terminator movie, the depersonalization of war. What next, remote controlled drones for policing our cities? That one definitely sounds like a Robo Cop scenario!

Isn’t it enough that the media depersonalizes war: Depersonalizing murder

In this related article there is no mention if the aircraft are manned or unmanned though one can easily suspect the latter.

50 killed in Afghanistan air strike

At this rate I wonder if the The New Graphic Novel by Anthony Lappé and Dan Goldman will in fact become our future reality!

Shooting War: The New Graphic Novel (trailer)

Apokálypsis

April 23, 2008

It is an eerie feeling that I experience every time I sit down in the wee hours of the morning in the isolation of the country and go through the vast repository of mans knowledge known as the world wide web. I say eerie and rightly so because with this vastness of knowledge it is always mans base instincts that seem to march forth and create havoc among mankind. Like something out of Revelations. War, famine, pestilence and misery. Yet we all know that these are all mans doing. Just like religion which was fashioned in the dawn of man to control man, this too is of mans doing.

I have watched for many years, researching, analyzing and knowing deep in my heart and intelligence that these times would come. And like always politics has come to the forefront to blind the masses with rhetoric and flowery speeches and promises that can never be kept and offering bandages for horrific social chest wounds that the very same politicians have brought about. And as has been the case throughout all of mankind’s history the masses plod forward in their ignorance, for fear of thinking, and latch onto whatever crumbs of hope the politicians let fall in their goals of achieving the 1% bracket!

Well, the time is upon us to pay the Piper! It’s begun!
The first signs were the Wars that are raging throughout the earth. Then came the continual rise in prices of all commodities. Now the food riots have begun!

The current statistics for the world population are 6,663,107,526 souls!
Keep that figure in mind the next time you step out through your door ( if you still have a home ) to get food. There are already millions of hungry people out there, and I for one have seen the face of hunger in my younger years and know full well how it over-rides all other instincts and forces man into the desperate survival mode which is blinded to all else.

Hunterseeker

Here I present you with mans latest production of his vast knowledge and greed!

The veil has indeed lifted.

Food riots to worsen without global action: U.N.

Roots of Asia’s rice crisis

Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocket

A Tsunami of Hunger: Food Riots Hit Countries in Africa, Asia and Haiti

U.S. toll in Iraq reaches 4,000

March 24, 2008

By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
March 24, 2008 BAGHDAD — Four U.S. soldiers were killed when a bomb hit their vehicle in south Baghdad late Sunday, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed in the Iraq war to 4,000. More…

Traumatised Veterans ‘Have Killed 120 in US’

January 14, 2008

 Well, this is something I have been expecting to see for some time and it finally came out. here is a graphic portrayal of the effects of war on our returning veterans. Obviously the Pentagon would loudly protest this this report but I have no doubt that this is just the tip of the iceberg! With enough research I am certain that the report is actually under stating the numbers.  I just wonder how many of these returning veterans have actually fallen through the cracks of the mental health services or were not even screened. This is one of those MUST READ articles. Go to Common Dreams. org and check out the article.

by Stephen Foley

While public anger is directed at the Pentagon for sending American soldiers ill-prepared to fight in Iraq, an equally troubling problem is rearing its head at home. Military veterans are returning from the war zone just as ill-prepared for civilian life and dozens suffering from post-traumatic stress are committing murder and manslaughter. More…

Shake ‘n’ Bake – What White Phosphorus Does to Your Skin

December 22, 2007

In my usual nightly hunts across the World Wide Web I came upon this site, Wake Up From Your Slumber, where the following article was published:

Shake ‘n’ Bake – What White Phosphorus Does to Your Skin

WARNING : GRAPHIC IMAGES

It is a very graphic look into the use of white phosphorus in war ( the current ones ) and its effects on human beings. Be warned that the images are very graphic and not intended for young people or the faint at heart.

The site contains many other articles related to the current wars that worth reading.

Click below to go to the site.

Wake Up From Your Slumber

And while you are at it I recommend that you click on

http://www.ftssoldier.blogspot.com/
by Jeff Englehart, a Marine who served in Fallujah.

Leaked Guantanamo Military Operating Manual

November 30, 2007

This morning my usual hunt across the net lead me to Democracy Now where I came upon this article:

Leaked Guantanamo Military Operating Manual Reveals

Isolation, Sensory Deprivation Was
Official Army Policy to Break Prisoners

Just over a week ago, a major operating manual for the US military’s prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was leaked and posted on the internet.

The 238-page manual titled “Standard Operating Procedures for Camp Delta,” is dated March 27, 2003, and signed by Army Major General Geoffrey Miller, who was then the commander of the prison.

You might want to click your way over to Democracy Now and take a close look at this pdf.

Blame the Politicians, Not the Generals [Opinion] Top Army officer misdirects fault for Iraq failure

May 24, 2007

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling decides to use the media to focus the blame for the failures of Vietnam and Iraq on U.S. generals.

Ohmy News International World
Claudia Nelson (minuetcz)
Published 2007-05-24 15:45 (KST)


Below we have an excerpt from Ohmy News International World that is bound to raise some eye brows among the serving ground troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan and provoke some really serious questions.

An active-duty Army officer. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling, published a blistering attack on U.S. generals’ conduct of the Iraq War. Yingling stated, ¨After going into Iraq with too few troops and no coherent plan for postwar stabilization, America’s general officer corps did not accurately portray the intensity of the insurgency to the American public.¨ This statement completely misdirects the blame from the Bush administration to the generals.

ARMY LT. COL. PAUL YINGLING is deputy commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He has served two tours in Iraq, another in Bosnia and a fourth in Operation Desert Storm. He holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago. The views expressed here are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the Army or the Defense Department.

Yingling in his article compared the failure in the Iraq invasion to the Vietnam conflict, which in army ideology would be like comparing oranges to apples.
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