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Ladon Sheats Peace Activist

It was 1979, I was sitting in the Denver County Jail waiting for my second escape trial to begin. The cell block door opened and in walked six men. I looked them over as all prisoner do when any new prisoners are given free room and board at the local crossbar hotel.   There was something very different about these men, I saw it the moment I set eyes on them. They seemed so relaxed and peaceful in their posture unlike most men when thrown into jail, there was no "rat in a trap" manor about them, there was a peace and calm hanging around them like a halo. As I watched them from the second tier, I made a mental note that I would talk with them to learn the Why, What and Wherefore. It was not long before I learned their dastardly crime. The TV set up on the wall was tuned to the news channel, and their they were, all over the main stream media. Their crime was: These six men and one woman had cut a hole in the barbwire fence that enclosed " Rocky Flats" the site where the triggers were manufactured for nuclear bombs. They then

UN disinviting Iran confirms Syria talks aren’t about peace but Western victory

So it turns out the "Syrian Peace Talks" were of the Mideast Peace variety: terminal consessions to an aggressor's demands, as per usual Zionist. The US has successfully pressured the UN to rescind the invitation for Iran to join the Syrian peace conference, apparently because Iran doesn't agree that a peaceful outcome must include President Assad's abdication. Does regime change sound like a fair and impartial solution for Syria, or does it resemble the goal of the Western nations who continue to back the instability? As usual, instead of pursuing peace, the US is talking extortion.   NOW THIS: US expresses horror [that someone is vying to beat US record] of torture and execution --is what the headline should read. Can the US "express horror" at torture and execution, alleged no less?!

Okay then, self-congratulations to you for thirty years of justice and peace!

How about those journeyman activists throwing their social justice experience around like it's inviolate because they've been at this longer than the whippersnappers trying to rock their slow boat to China. They know what works after thirty years of utter failure, and they'll admit to not a single inkling that their nonconfrontational passivism has only accelerated injustice and war. By what aggrandized blindness to irony can they congratulate themselves for their contribution to justice and peace? I don't care that they decorate themselves like the dumb soldiers above whom they hold themselves, but hear this: don't you dare coopt the enthusiasm of your youngers, or obstruct their path because their fresh directions offend you.

If the US really wants Peace for Syria, then why would it reject including Iran in those Peace Talks?

A quiet and rather hidden away news item today is that the US and its allies have just rejected a Syrian peace initiative put forward by Russia and China. Why on earth would the Obama Administration do that, since it says it's supposedly working to create Peace in Syria? ***See Syria: West rebuffs proposal to work with Iran to solve crisis *** 'Efforts to forge a united international response to the Syria crisis have been dealt a double blow as the West rebuffed a proposal to work with Iran and Russia rejected a new US peace initiative.' 34249

Hillary Clinton, America’s new ‘Peace activist’ NOT

In the US world of constant corporate and Pentagon propaganda, nothing is seen as too absurd to try to float by the dazed and dumbed down American public these days. Today's blues/gnus, for example, has Mitt Romney denouncing Obama for screwing up the national economy, even though Obama bailed out the mega corporate banking institutions with public tax money, just exactly as the Republicans wanted him to do, too! Romney believes the selectorate is so fogged out that they forgot all about that. Is that possible in Stupid America? Certainly so! And then there's the amazing case of Hillary Clinton, who apparently is our Nobel Peace Bomber Prize President, Barack Obama's, idea of a 'peace activist'... WTF???? Hillary the 'peace activist'? Can't be true, can it? 34193

What do ‘we’ stand for?

An 'Anonymous' reader says that he/ she has had trouble figuring out just what Not My Tribe writers seem to be for. I personally find that hard to believe since we all the time have already patiently explained most of what we support and don't support, yet here we aim to please so I will briefly list out a few items that are generally what I, at least, am for. 33723

The Republicratic Party’s two fake ‘Peace’ candidates, Ron Paul & Obama

Have Americans ever been so deluded before? At the last Occupy Colorado Springs activity I was at, person after person came up to me as I held a sign saying PEACE and informed me all knowingly that 'The War' was now all over with. When I replied to them that it surely was not, they shook their heads with disgust that I should be so ignorant as to think that! And even as the US is at war with much of the world and preparing for new 'interventions' in multiple places, many of the American public seemingly believe that the Republicrats are presenting them with 2 outstanding and shining Peace candidates for the presidency. Have we all fallen down the rabbit hole into Alice's Wonderland? I begin to wonder? 30976

The US War against Syria is part of the ongoing US War against Iran

The US pretends to be part of a 'liberation movement' against Assad of Syria but supports the one candidate/ one party dictatorships of Bahrain, where the US Navy fleet docks, and Yemen, which is part of US ally Saudi Arabia's hunting to kill, Shia Muslims battlefield. Apparently not all dictatorships are created equally for the Obama Administration, since some are supported and others not. So why support the overthrow of Assad in Syria, Obama? 30606

I’ve been criticized for this picture before…

That is ARVN General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing Murdering Capt. Nguyen Van Lem of the VietMinh. The excuse often given for the General killing a prisoner is that members of Gen Nguyen's family had been killed recently. So had members of Capt Nguyens family, probably at the orders of Gen Nguyen. But, you see, grief and a desire to avenge ones family is a privilege only granted to The Wealthy Elite. How DARE a peasant presume that his moms or his wifes or his child's life was worth exactly the same as that of a Rich Person? And make no mistake, the General, in a country that could best be described as a satrapy, was rich. It's much like you don't have to come from a line of officers in the U.S. to get an appointment to the Service Academies, but if your family were enlisted men for generations it's almost guaranteed that you won't. And Robert E. Lee had an extreme advantage in that his grandfather was the first commandant of West Point and was a close personal friend of George Washington, and John McCain wasn't exactly hampered by his daddy being an Admiral either. Rank isn't supposed to be

In the struggle for Middle East land, Palestinian violence will always win

Israel can build all the new settlements it wants, take heart, it only takes one horrific Tate-Labianca-like crime scene to curb the Zionist homecoming charade. Israel can terrorize Gaza to smithereens, the Palestinians have nowhere to flee. American Jews on the other hand, are not going to leave comfortable digs, to relocate to Jerusalem where their 11-month-old might be slashed to death in her crib. Such dastardly strategy comes at a price of course, against a military willing to defy international law and exact collective punishment for the deed of one zealot, but Israel knows that even its US billions in weapons cannot compete with one Palestinian knife that finds its mark. 23456

US vexed Swiss will support peace not peacekeeping or peace enforcement

In a Dec 2, 2008 diplomatic cable released by Aftenposten, the US ambassador to Switzerland reports that US-Swiss relations "lack the natural intimacy and trust" because, he laments:   "U.S. and Swiss soldiers never fought side-by-side in a war, no Swiss town felt an emotional bond to the U.S. for a past liberation or economic assistance program," which creates the vexing obstacle that the Swiss Army won't lend their knives to NATO or other USG non-multilateral projects:   "The Swiss military is limited by law to participating only in peace support operations (PSOs) -- as opposed to peacekeeping or peace enforcement --" I'll interrupt here to highlight the distinction which the historically-neutral, tri-lingual, direct-democracy Swiss nation makes, perhaps like the Inuit and their fabled hundred words for snow. Americans are sold only one kind of peace, which has to be kept and enforced. We have only one word for peace and it's not peace.

Render unto Obama the peace symbol that is Obama’s

I've always cherished the peace symbol button I wear on my coat lapel, lovingly decorated for me with rhinestones. But I see what it has become, a broach. Time to take it off, not because it's grandmotherly, it's pure and simple outrée. PEACE: Yeah, who doesn't want peace --so what? That the peace symbol has become ubiquitous would have been something to celebrate only a couple years ago when it marked you as an obstinate hippie or wannabe malcontent. Today peace means Pax Obamana: WORLD PEACE imposed by imperial drone, PEACE KEEPING by occupation. The PEACE OF MIND come of military security. The PEACE AND QUIET absent of conscience, PEACEFULLY free of dissonant free speech. When George Bush said he would bring corporate malfeasance into compliance with the law, we thought he would reform their lawbreaking, instead Bush meant he'd change the law. Obama promised peace, the war = peace incarnation, and he intends to bring us into compliance.

Pentagon says “we don’t know how we launched that Missile”

It's all over the net now, an "unexplained, possibly accidental" launch of a missile off California. I read "accidental missile launch", googled that term and got time after time after time that missiles have been fired without any advance planning. Most of the types that can't be just launched by one person, right? Like, the missile off California had NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES. Here's a quick Humorous take on the problem from 3 years ago, a Canuckistan writer with the nom-de-paix "Sanity Defense". "Vice President Dick ("DUCK!") Cheney (already famous for hunting while drunk and somehow not able to tell the difference between a 3 pound bird and a two hundred pound corrupt South Texas lawyer-Jonah) apologized to America's northern ally today for the unintentional deployment of a nuclear missile against Montreal. "It was entirely accidental," Cheney assured nervous Canadian survivors as they huddled in fallout shelters. "I really didn't know Montreal was there when I picked the coordinates and pushed the button." After this second instance of an embarrassing accidental discharge of a weapon, President Bush assured international diplomats that he was going to work with Cheney "to get that trigger finger under control. Don't you worry." 20512

UN International Day of Peace

SEPTEMBER 20 -- Let he who is without complicity in the war crimes committed for Western Imperialism cast the first huzzah. It will be a small party. It is not the custom for murderers to attend the wake.

Christian on Christian Crime Spree, ongoing…

The nationalities of those identified as the hijackers on 9/11... 15 Saudis, 2 UAE, one Lebanese and one Egyptian, all of them U.S. allies in the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. and Allied Casualties on D-Day, D-Day, 2499 Verified American dead, 10,000 ALLIED soldiers. Fox (Ministry of Propaganda) puts total at 4000 and as high as 9000. Killed by the "Christian" cultures of Italy and Germany. That doesnt count the French Civilians killed by actions of both sides, nor the Christian Italians and Germans killed by the Christian British, French, Canadian, U.S., Polish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Belgian, just to name the major players. None of the 9/11 hijackers were either Iraqi or Afghan. 15018

Propaganda Story “Military Medics Fight to Keep Afghan Boy Alive”

While in actuality, they were just prior to the kid getting blown apart, fighting to kill him. Military Medics are NOT non-combatants. They're COMBAT support. That was impressed on us in Basic Training and once again in Tech School, we were to be basically Monkey Mechanics, keeping the Human Fighting Machines in good working order. Every bit as dehumanized and coldly efficiently calculated as the base armorer keeping the Rifles in good working order. The base Veterinarians office keeping the Police Attack Dogs in good working order, and a subset of that, the Base Exterminator (yes, under the command of the Base Veterinarian) whose job is to control wild animals, like the flocks of birds near the runways, skunks, coyotes, rats, cats both native and feral, wild hogs, etc etc... And to use Herbicides like Agent Orange to kill the native vegetation, so that there's a clear field of fire. They SAY all this is necessary because if we don't do that, we wouldn't be able to provoke and fight Wars. Help me out here, I'm not seeing an actual Downside. 14681

Big Week

Today is the International Day of Peace, or as it has become known outside our borders, Anti-American Day. By coincidence, the Pentagon announced today the US must increase its troop levels in Afghanistan or peace will win. On Wednesday pro-Israeli-expansion zealots are rallying in major US cities, Denver among them, to protest the Iranian president being allowed to attend the UN. (Potential dialog with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could interfere with US and Israeli plans to promote military strikes against Iran.) Also on Wednesday, UFCW Local 7 will vote on whether to strike against Safeway and King Soopers. On Thursday, demonstrators in Pittsburgh will attempt to halt the G-20 globalists. Over the weekend, we will target media outlets who are misrepresenting the health care reform debate.

Pax Americana on a necklace

There's the rub. An iconic photograph from the Vietnam War shows an American GI wearing a peace symbol necklace between a bandoleer of machine gun bullets. Which is it soldier? Nonviolence or destruction? Peace or war? Many Americans cannot make the distinction and think you can have both.

Christian Love Video

Monks brawl at Jerusalem shrine. This reminds me of when some of our local liberal Christian 'Peace' monks called the police on us for trying to meet to plan antiwar activities at their Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission Shrine in downtown Colorado Springs. I wonder now how their new smaller shrine will be doing now that it has reopened.   Barack Obama HQ moved into their previous larger shrine. It certainly figures....

Russia is rejecting planned US war against Iran

As both US corporate political parties line up solidly to support a war with Iran, Russia's rejection of Georgia's attack on South Ossetia signifies that Russia is also firmly rejecting supporting the US government's planned coming war against Iran. Most American's do not realize that it is a Russian company that is building Iran's nuclear plant, and in the wake of US-Georgian aggression against Russian interests in the Caucasus that the Russian government and this Russian company have reaffirmed that they will continue work on building this facility. 4602

Should PPJPC be organized differently?

The PPJPC is not working out as it is presently organized. Currently it is organized as a non-profit corporation, has 3 paid staff members, and is run by a Board of Directors who are answerable to nobody other than themselves, because they the group as a whole simply has no membership meetings. That's right. The group has no membership meetings and is run from top down. 3754

Christ the Redeemer of the Andes

In the early part of the 20th century, Argentina and Chile were engaged in an ongoing border dispute. Inspired by Pope Leo XIII's calls for worldwide peace and harmony, the Bishop of Cuyo commissioned a statue of Christ the Redeemer to remind believers of Christ's message of peace. As the countries drew closer to armed conflict, plans were made to ship the statue from Buenos Aires to the Andes as a symbol of peace between the two nations. 3220

Bush and The Democrats push for war with Syria and Iran

In the news today, the Bush Administration is blaming Iran for US troop deaths in Iraq, and at the same time is accusing Syria of having a secret nuclear weapons production program. And the Democratic Party stands by in silent acquiescence with this rhetoric to justify starting a war with these 2 countries. 3203

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