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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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Gaza protest at BIW (Maine) Dec 8 @2pm


How is the genocide in Gaza supported by General Dynamics and Bath Iron Works?

General Dynamics (GD) is the world’s 4th largest weapons manufacturer and Bath Iron Works (BIW) is one of its many locations for building weapon delivery systems in the form of warships. Both destroyers and cruisers are built to be nuclear-capable meaning they are designed to be able to deliver first-strike attack nuclear Tomahawk cruise missiles and SM-3 'missile defense' interceptors which would take out an enemy’s defenses following a first strike by the U.S. 

Currently there are multiple Bath-built warships in the vicinity of Gaza including the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden. The USS Kearny, an Aegis destroyer built at BIW, is deployed there as is the USS Mason, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer which on 27 November engaged in a firefight with Yemeni forces on behalf of an Israeli merchant ship it was sent to rescue. U.S. ships have been reported as routinely shooting down drones launched from Yemen that target ships in the vicinity.

On 15 November Aljazeera published a video report, “What does the Western naval build-up in the Middle East look like?” with this comment: “The Middle East is witnessing a Western naval build-up that hasn't been seen there for decades: aircraft carriers, destroyers, missile cruisers, amphibious assault ships, a nuclear-powered submarine, and many more.”

U.S. warships are deployed to deter resistance forces in the region -- such as Hezbollah and Yemen -- from intervening to stop genocide in Gaza and the West Bank. So far Washington been apparently unsuccessful, however, the US Navy presence increases the likelihood of escalation as in the case of the USS Mason fighting Yemen on behalf of Israel.


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