Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963
Ask Hillary Clinton to authorize Goldman Sachs to release any video or transcript of the three speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs in three different states.
Why is this important?
Hillary Clinton received $675,000 from Goldman Sachs as speaking fees. She reportedly* used those speeches to make clear that she would let bankers off the hook for their crimes and abuses. This is at odds with what she publicly tells the rest of us. A transcript or video, from Clinton or anyone else good enough to provide it, would settle all debate over what she said.
Also, Hillary Clinton seems to think this is funny.**
Henry D. Sokolski, the executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and former Pentagon official and consultant to the Office of Net Assessment, has written a thoughtful and sobering study on the potential for nuclear proliferation and competition in the Asia-Pacific region. Published in January 2016 by the U.S. Army War College Press, Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future, presents a bleak but not altogether hopeless view of current trends in the development of strategic, intermediate and battlefield nuclear weapons, the spread of ballistic missile technology, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons-grade material throughout the region.
This vision is not shared by most of the world’s policymakers and academic theorists who instead see the world becoming a safer place as the United States and Russia continue to reduce their stockpiles of nuclear weapons, nuclear deterrence becomes virtually “automatic,” and non-nuclear powers obtain “peaceful” nuclear facilities and materials. Sokolski argues that the more sanguine views of the nuclear future in the Asia-Pacific fail to “fully explore the regional insecurities that arise with threatened nuclear weapons breakouts or ramp-ups,” ignore the “significant overlaps between civilian and military nuclear activities or the risk that ‘peaceful’ nuclear facilities or materials might be diverted to make bombs,” and downplay the potential strategic instability that may result from U.S.-Russian nuclear disarmament in the face of nuclear weapons build-ups by China, India, Pakistan, and possibly other regional states, and the proliferation of nuclear facilities and materials.
If current trends continue, Sokolski explains, “[t]he strategic military competitions of the next . . . decades will be unlike any the world has yet seen.” At the height of the Cold War, the nuclear arsenals of the United States and Soviet Union dwarfed those of the world’s other nuclear powers. Today, while the U.S. and Russia freeze or continue to reduce their nuclear arsenals, China, India, and Pakistan are increasing and modernizing their strategic nuclear forces; which means that “the next arms race will be run by a much larger number of contestants with highly destructive strategic capabilities far more closely matched and capable of being quickly enlarged than in any other previous period in history.”
The US is trying to form a new Pacific/Asian form of NATO. Not only on the military front, but also on the economic front. The TPP is one more step toward the containment and encroachment on China. It will fail. This will be another arc of chaos for the West. Japan is now militarizing to take the lead. The Philippines are welcoming more US bases. Australia is another lackey for the US in the Pacific. Vietnam is climbing on board. India is teetering on the waves to join in. S/Korea has US bases that are a hindrance to peace on the peninsula. Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia are also in the mix. The US is weaponizing its share of Eastern Asia to show the big stick. The military industrial complex must be fed. It will never go on a diet. This will not be a cold war, it will be a frozen war.
Since it is impossible to talk to the man himself, we have written this article based on written sources, including North Korean government documents, news reports (some about Kim’s speeches), and the records of past negotiations that sought to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue along with Pyongyang and Washington’s hostile relationship.
Some recurring themes are the US’s blockade of the North over the past 70 years, the North’s sense of being surrounded, Iraq and Libya, the stark gap in economic power and international prestige between North and South Korea, and Kim’s need for stability during the early phase of his rule.
This letter’s Korean version was originally published on Jan. 30, a few days before North Korea announced its plans to conduct a long-range rocket launch. The Hankyoreh has translated the letter in the hopes that it will give international readers a better understanding of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
I’ve got to stay alive: I’m not going to be another Gaddafi
One fallout from the Hillary Clinton-led “regime change” in Libya – after Muammar Gaddafi gave up his WMD deterrence – is that North Korea keeps building up its nuclear-weapon program. Its leaders don’t want to suffer Gaddafi’s grisly fate, another case of how war can exacerbate other tensions, notes Jonathan Marshall.
$300 million and illegal to boot…..
As disgusting, immoral, illegal and barbaric as the CIA was, the bastards
blew over $300 million of our friggin tax dollars to boot and we still
1 year ago
Who-When, Where,How ? ? ? ?
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