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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.

Friday, April 06, 2018

What is your question to the general?

Suzanne Hedrick last night had the audacity to make a statement about US endless war at an event where retired Lt. Gen. Castellaw was on a panel at the University of Southern Maine.

The general is obviously not used to old women challenging the imperial project - which he says he was proud to serve - and you can see he had to work hard to keep his trigger finger in check as he berated her for daring to challenge the three-stars that used to sit atop his shoulders.

But congratulations to Suzanne - we need alot more citizens to rattle their chains against the profit making war industry and the huge (#1) carbon bootprint the Pentagon dumps onto our fragile planet.

The general should be reminded that the public is not required to salute him.

His bio reads:

For 36 years he led Marines around the world while flying more than two dozen different aircraft. Castellaw participated in humanitarian operations in Africa, the former Soviet Union, and the Philippines; served with the United Nations (UN) during the Siege of Sarajevo; commanded the American forces in the multi-national security operation in East Timor; and was the chief of staff of the U.S. Central Command at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last tours were in the Pentagon where he oversaw Marine Aviation and then the Marine Corps budget.



Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

So, general, you admit complicity in the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq?

4/7/18, 2:04 PM  

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