Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Strategic Command 2011 and beyond

A new presentation by Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace in Space in Colorado Springs, Colorado) about the dangerous and growing role of the Strategic Command (STRATCOM) which is based in Omaha, Nebraska at Offutt AFB.


Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

They used to sell Tee-shirts at the BX with the S.A.C. logo, a mailed fist with lightning bolts, and their official motto of "Peace is our profession" how very Orwellian. And the unofficial "funny" motto of "Killing is our hobby".
Ha to the Ha-ha.
Droll, yes?
My Landlady, a Vietnam widow whose husband died of Agent Orange, was told by VA to take some paperwork to Peterson AFB (or any Military base, but PAFB had bus service and the others didn't)
The Guards at the gate weren't Air Force.
I know what Air Force SPs look like, and these guys weren't. both of them had non-regulation haircuts and one had facial hair. Strict no-no for the SPs.
We found out later they're Blackwater.
Lovely, yes? They wouldn't let me pass because I didn't have a state ID and Miss Johnnie had the military paperwork. What she was supposed to do was get her Military Dependents ID. (this was 3 1/2 years ago)
The clerk at the Admin Building was also a mercenary. They threatened to arrest her for simply following VA directions. to get the Health Care they promised her husband (and never delivered, they didn't admit he had died of Service Connected until 5 years after he was gone)

This shows the lies the recruiters tell to be exactly what they are. They'll tell the kids they're enticing to get into their van (is that outrageous enough a metaphor? I can make it even more so if necessary) that they'll take care of them and their dependents for life.
"Peace is our Orwellian Profession, Killing is our Hobby"

They kill the enemy, they kill their own comrades, they just don't give a damn.
And now, they have more toys for enjoying their sick hobby.

2/12/11, 1:44 AM  

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