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Sep 29, 2013

Each Week I e-mail President Obama, my two Senators, and my Representative. This is the e-mail I sent them this Week: [Headings of Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs or International Relations]:

With regard to War Against Syria - or anywhere else - whether bombing, drones, or "boots on the ground" - GIVE UP any idea of Reviving War Fever in the Public. We The PEOPLE are SICK OF IMPERIALIST WARS AND ENDLESS OCCUPATIONS. We DON'T want our Tax Monies WASTED on the Pentagon, not for "Defense", but to ATTACK Foreign Sovereign Countries. And for Contractor boondoggles, greed and bribery and corruption and enriching giant Corporations and War Suppliers! The ONLY ONES WHO WANT WAR, are the Corporations and Munitions Manufacturers that make BILLIONS in Profit$$$, off of the Death, Destruction and endless Suffering of Millions of Human Beings. These should NOT be rewarded, but should rather be JAILED AS WAR CRIMINALS, and as War Enablers for their own utterly SELFISH purposes. To be PATRIOTIC, to truly LOVE ONE'S COUNTRY, is to be AGAINST WAR AND AGAINST THE CORPORATIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM WARS. We The PEOPLE, KNOW, that War and Invasion and Occupation are all a GIANT FRAUD, HOAX, SCAM, and CON GAME. The curtain is drawn, the veil is off, the TRUTH is now known. We're FED UP, we're NOT BUYING IT. The WHOLE DIRECTION OF POLICY MUST CHANGE - TOWARDS DIPLOMACY AND DIPLOMATIC SOLUTIONS. The soldiers AREN'T GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING just so some Fat Cat can SUCK THEIR BLOOD for his living!!!!!

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Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:59pm
Sep 23, 2013

This is a message I just sent to President Obama:

I hope you have a sense of how RELIEVED the people of the United States were - not to mention the people of the World! - when the decision was made, NOT to bomb Syria - to go for Diplomacy and International Controls instead.

In fact, WE ARE SICK OF WARS. And, we recognize War for the HUGE SCAM that it is. And, we have somehow LOST our enthusiasm for Invasion and Occupation - these exercises KILL PEOPLE, really MURDER PEOPLE, ONLY for the benefit of the WEALTHY.

This realization is GROWING. It is eclipsing "my country right or wrong". We do NOT celebrate or want to further the "WRONG". We are getting FED UP.

Soldiers in unprecedented numbers are COMMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE OF THEIR GUILT FEELINGS, at being asked to murder and torture in a POINTLESS WAR. This has not happened in previous Wars, not on this scale! Even those securely and safely directing the DRONES, are RIVEN WITH GUILT that won't let them go!

THIS HAS TO END. The GIANT SCAM, HOAX AND FRAUD that is aggressive WARFARE, has to end NOW! We the People are not going along with it. "You can't fool all of the people all of the time." Even Rightists and Leftists and Liberals, Doves and former Hawks, are coming together united on this.

The mega-wealthy Contractors who grossly fatten their Bank Accounts, battening off of Wars, fueling BOTH sides, they are coming to the end of the line. Let them rot in Hell! Ignore their screams and howls!

There is a POPULAR REVOLT AGAINST WAR - even among the Soldiers and Officers of the various branches of the Service! War is exposed as the NON-WORKABLE "SOLUTION" it actually is - again, as the SCAM OF SCAMS, nothing more and nothing less.

Accept that War is FINISHED. NO 9/11 "terrorist threat" is going to stampede the people into another one again.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2013 1:44am
Oct 15, 2012

 A friend of mine recently sent me some info, I followed up on it, at first dis-believing like no doubt most or all of you would! But, after several days of follow-up, I HAVE come to these conclusions: that humans never landed on the Moon; that the Astronauts were actors {altho really recruited from real Military Test Pilots}; and the "Moon" scenes were shot on a FILM SET.


According to Polls, 20% of Americans now apparently believe as I have come to believe...

The info that my friend sent me, that got me started doing my OWN research, was a website called "Wagging the Moondoggie", by David McGowan. That started it, but I went lots of other places too. One thing led to another. There are also of course "debunking" sites. I took all that into consideration!

And No, I am not a "conspiracy nut" that thinks the Illuminati and/or the Freemasons or groups like that, are behind all the bad things and deception in the world!!!

We never landed on the Moon. And, why no-one has ever been back to the Moon.

WE DO NOT HAVE THAT TECHNOLOGY EVEN TODAY.  NO COUNTRY HAS THAT TECHNOLOGY. Altho Technology we DO have, is VASTLY SUPERIOR to the Technology of 1969 and the early '70's! We STILL couldn't get to the Moon, today!

We could, in the 1960's, get Human beings into ORBIT around the Earth, into SPACE. But, there is SO VAST A DISTANCE, between that and the Moon...

{Not to mention, the deadly Van Allen Radiation Belts to cross...}

NO COUNTRY proposes a Moon program, even for the FORESEEABLE future... Over FORTY YEARS later... with VASTLY BETTER technology...

Here are the reasons that we DON'T WANT TO LET GO OF THE IDEA {FICTION, SUPERSTITION IF YOU WILL!} that we went to the Moon:

1] "It was a GREAT TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT." It "showed what Mankind could do." It was a "Triumph of Science."

2] Well, even for us Cynics, us "un-patriotic" {so they call us!} Lefties and Liberals, STILL, wasn't it GREAT to think that THE UNITED STATES, THE GREATEST AND STRONGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, OUR COUNTRY, COULD ACHIEVE THIS??? Yeah, admit it, there is a bit of a Chauvinist in the most skeptical! Just inborn in us to love our "tribe"...

3] It was a glorious part of "WINNING THE COLD WAR AGAINST COMMUNISM"! A War, among other things, for the hearts & minds of "third-world" and "independent" nations, which way would they go, Democracy {and Capitalism}, or become part of the Soviet Union's sphere of influence? And BLOODLESS, a Victory without a shot being fired! What's not to love about that?

4] Then there is of course the "Great Lie" technique. Hitler's propaganda minister said, "Everybody recognizes ordinary lies, because everybody tells such lies. But to be successful, tell a HUGE lie, because people just don't believe someone WOULD tell such a lie..." I am paraphrasing mightily!

5] Then of course, back in those days - even after the Kennedy assassination! - people didn't believe the govt WOULD or COULD think of "getting away with" such a huge and total scam... I think we have come around to thinking differently, at least many of us have! But THOSE were still the days of our INNOCENCE...

Here is what convinced ME... since I am not a techie, not very qualified to judge "the Technology"! {Altho what I have read about the Technology, simply and plainly explained, IS totally convincing to me, as far as I understand it!}

Digression: How do we know what we know? When a new bit of information comes along, we "fit it into" what we ALREADY KNOW about Reality. Have you seen those old postcards with a guy, a hunter, posing in front of his car with a "Jackalope" slung across the front of it? A huge Jackrabbit with antlers? Well, whether you have seen those postcards or not, you KNOW that they are FAKE, a JOKE - somehow, what you know of Reality tells you that a "Jackalope" DOES NOT, AND EVEN COULD NOT, EXIST. Even if you can't spell out why, you just "KNOW"!

THE MOON PICTURES LOOK FAKE TO ME. And, when I really think about it, they ALWAYS looked fake to me! But, of course, I shrugged it off and accepted what everybody else said... BUT THEY ALWAYS LOOKED FAKE. I couldn't put my finger on it -- but I can, NOW!

When I first saw the official NASA Moon Photographs, something struck me about them -- they didn't look real!

No more real than those postcards I was familiar with, of "Jackalopes", big-as-people geoducks {a local species of clam}, sasquatches, and similar visual "tall tales" that ANYbody would recognize as "jokes"! and benign "fakes" meant for a laff and not to fool anyone!

These photographs purportedly from the moon, have been ANALYZED NOW BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPH-ANALYZERS. People do this all the time, for Crime Scenes, etc. You can go to their websites and read what they say! I haven't kept track of the sites, as it is easy for me just to type in the words! Even MR. HASSELBLAD HIMSELF, THE MANUFACTURER OF THE HASSELBLAD CAMERAS PURPORTEDLY USED ON THE MOON, a Swiss or German guy, in a video says that IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE THAT HIS CAMERA COULD HAVE TAKEN THOSE PICTURES ON THE MOON.

The SCENERY has been analyzed - as being like a moveable Stage Set. Now here, now there!

The SHADOWS have been analyzed - as coming from SEVERAL LIGHT SOURCES, and not just the ONE Light Source, the Sun, on the Moon Surface! and, NO LIGHTS WERE TAKEN TO THE MOON.

The MOTIONS of the Astronauts, have been shown to be produced by film slowed to half-speed. When the speed is doubled, videos show "normal" motion. And why should Astronauts be slowed down on the Moon, anyway? And their "hopping", produced by WIRES on their backpacks, strung from a ceiling...

There are also ANOMALIES, things that SHOULDN'T BE on the Moon at all... when CLOSEUPS are looked at...

All these things can be looked up in MUCH GREATER DETAIL than I need to go into here...

But, these are just things I learned about recently.

What CONVINCED ME, however, is what CONFIRMED AN UNEASY FEELING I HAD HAD ALL ALONG. And it was a RELIEF to know that I HAD BEEN RIGHT, ALTHO SOMEWHAT SUBCONSCIOUSLY RIGHT! Something about the Moon Photographs, in Life Magazine as I remember, that BOTHERED ME, from the very first, that I dismissed at the time... like most people did I suppose...

This is what REALLY CONVINCED ME. The rest is just additional info, for me...

1] THE MOON PICTURES LOOKED AS IF THEY WERE MADE UNDER ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. That's because they WERE! made under artificial light! 

I ASSUMED AT THE TIME, WITHOUT LOOKING IT UP OR ANYTHING, THAT THERE WERE ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS TAKEN TO THE MOON. But, finding out to my astonishment, that NASA says, repeatedly, that NO lights were taken to the Moon...!!!!!

If the Sun was the only source of Light on the Moon, then HOW WERE THE THINGS IN THE SUN'S "SHADOW", BRIGHTLY ILLUMINATED SO YOU COULD SEE DETAILS???

I mean, we ALL KNOW what photographs look like, having seen THOUSANDS of them, and maybe taken a few ourselves, and WE KNOW ALL ABOUT LIGHTING, don't we....??????


And that's not all...


This bothered me SUBLIMINALLY, without knowing WHY. It just looked WRONG to me. But, again, I dismissed it! But it was always "there"...


The Moon has no atmosphere. Nothing to dissipate the light.

The Stars should be BIGGER AND BRIGHTER, seen from the Moon - and there should be MORE of them, and, unlike Stars in Earth's atmosphere, Stars seen from the Moon, DON'T TWINKLE.

Somehow, I learned that in Grade School!

Now, you CAN'T say, that "the cameras couldn't pick up the Stars". Even at THAT time, cameras photographed Stars in the Night Sky on Earth!

And, let's say there was some {unknown} reason the cameras couldn't photograph individual Stars - THE MOON SKY STILL WOULD NOT BE A SOLID BLACK!

Because Stars CLUSTER in the sky, some are brighter and closer together - so the Moon Sky WOULDN'T BE A SOLID BLACK; it would have various shades of light in it, as the cameras picked up relatively darker and lighter areas...

Obviously, if you are going to FAKE Moon Pictures, it would BE TOO DIFFICULT to figure out EXACTLY HOW the Stars would change position each time the Camera moved...

But what CLINCHED IT, was - even if the Cameras for some strange reason, couldn't pick up on light in the sky from the Moon's surface - one of the "Astronauts" was asked, point-blank, in an interview, if he could see Stars from the Moon - and, no doubt coached by NASA, HE SAID "NO" -- PROVING to me, that HE HAD NEVER BEEN TO THE MOON...

Why are there NO STARS SEEN in Moon Photographs? TOO HARD TO FAKE!

If there is just ONE thing that finally, after a bunch of research I did, made me say, YES! IT'S TRUE! HUMAN BEINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN ON THE MOON'S SURFACE! IT WAS A STAGE SET!....

If there was just ONE thing, it was that there were NO STARS IN THE MOON SKY.

That "SURPRISED" me, even when I FIRST saw the photographs! But, I figured, we all did, there had to be a reason....


No tall buildings, duh, no trees, duh, no clouds, no mist, no fog, no smoke, no smog, no industrial pollution, NO ATMOSPHERE! To "dissipate" their light and make the Stars appear to "twinkle"...!!!

NOW that I see these SAME photographs as I saw in Life Magazine THEN, I SEE THEM AS POSED IN A STUDIO...!!! And, it is so OBVIOUS....!!!

[They are also "perfectly posed, perfectly clear and perfectly centered" - highly unlikely under the conditions they were SUPPOSEDLY taken under, where the supposed camera-toting Astronauts COULDN'T MOVE THEIR HEADS to look down and FOCUS...]

[Also, why didn't the film BURN UP IN THE INTENSE HEAT; or frizzle due to the INTENSE RADIATION that frazzles film when it goes thru airline radiation scrutiny... weird stuff like that! IT WASN'T ANY "SPECIAL" KIND OF FILM, SUPPOSEDLY...]

[I would tend to BELIEVE Mr. Hasselblad, who INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED those cameras.... He said IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE for HIS CAMERAS to have taken those pictures on the Moon.... and that he had "no explanation" -- he was being "tactful"!]

There are really DOZENS AND DOZENS MORE REASONS I can go into! But I don't need to, if anyone wants to do the same research on their own!

Someone said, "Well, why wouldn't the KGB or the Soviets, say something!" 

Couple of reasons come to mind.

1] They would, of course, just be dismissed as "sore losers" and nobody would believe them, U.S. propaganda was MUCH superior to theirs, and had just scored a HUGE psychological victory over them!!!

2] The USSR had, so they SAID, a Moon Program of their OWN, which was probably ALSO FAKE!!! They CLAIMED to have landed a Probe on the Moon!

The USSR DID have a SPACE program! They DID put Sputnik, animals, eventually PEOPLE INTO ORBIT.

But, from Orbit TO THE MOON, is a MUCH GREATER DISTANCE than most people realize... unless your "info" comes from Science Fiction! I will leave you to DO THE MATH AND LOOK THAT UP...

If the USSR Unmanned Moon Landing WAS A FAKE, as I believe it MUST HAVE BEEN, then they WERE IN NO POSITION to challenge us...

Something like MUTUAL BLACKMAIL going on here...

3] There is an 18th-century song, about Lawyers fighting each other in the Courtroom, then happily going out to dinner together! {On the profits they've made out of the poor suckers...}

The KGB and the CIA probably had A LOT MORE IN COMMON than most people realize! They probably had times when IT WAS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THEM TO WORK TOGETHER... tho POSING AS "enemies"! They both had a role in keeping THEIR OWN CIVILIAN POPULATIONS UNDER CONTROL. There were no doubt "gentlemen's agreements" on this and other things... the "Cold War" was a lot about keeping your OWN people in a "constant state of alarm", read how that works in "1984"...

By the way, PRAVDA HAS RECENTLY PUBLISHED SOME STUFF ON THIS..   .And, Red China NEVER BELIEVED WE WENT TO THE MOON...   20% of Americans believe we never went there, I wonder what the percentage is in foreign countries, without the "patriotic" motif to blind them...

This is just FASCINATING for me to look up and learn stuff,

evaluate it in light of what I ALREADY KNOW about Reality --


Belief in America's "specialness", that even the Laws of PHYSICS don't apply to us, is a sort of unchallenged "religion"...

And, BEST OF ALL, this has given me MOMENTS OF RELIEF from all this damned Election Pounding, where I see the Rabid Right-wing Religious nuts playing so DESPICABLE a role.....

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Posted: Oct 15, 2012 10:38am
Jun 1, 2012

The Native Americans had the best cavalry in the world. In spite of what Hollywood portrays, the U.S. Cavalry by itself could never have defeated them. What once-and-for-all-time defeated the Native Americans, was putting in the railroads, and then paying professional hunters {from the trains which crossed the plains, using them as platforms}, to wantonly SHOOT-TO-EXTERMINATE ALL THE BUFFALO, thus cutting off the basis for existence of the tribes. The once-huge herds were down to just a very few hundred individuals, when it was finally decided to "save a few" before they went totally extinct. Huge piles of buffalo just rotted on the plains; the starving Native Americans were herded onto reservations, where they were fed on scanty government rations of canned beef, often poisoned, whether deliberately or just by poor "quality-control". Thus further decimating their numbers. This Genocide was INTENDED TO ELIMINATE the Native Americans as well as the buffalo. Eliminate their entire, "savage, un-Christian" culture. That is why their children were kidnapped and taken to boarding schools and forbidden to speak their Native language -- "to drive the Indian out of them", as was SAID at that time.

What happened to the Native Americans, is a MODEL for what the Corporations are now doing to US, and to the WORLD!
{And, EXACTLY THE SAME THING they are doing to our EDUCATION. Cutting us off from our Cultural Heritage, so that we will be their OBEDIENT SERVANTS, wherever they want to put us to work -- or in their military if there are no other jobs for us!} {The Native American children were supposed to be trained to be good little domestic servants and "hired help" -- they were taught THOSE SKILLS and no others -- but that didn't really work out too well, they rebelled and became mixed-up crazies and alcoholics instead -- only a few survived the abuse, both physical and psychological, and the forced religious indoctrination.} {Those that were strong and survived, were truly the outstanding, exceptionally hardy people.}

So here we are at a REAL DILEMMA, and it is on Care2 as everywhere else.
We KNOW that poor young men and young women, HAVE to join the Military, often THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE. Often they need to pay off DEBTS from college; or have no other hope of getting into college {they think}, or any job or any life at all. This is more and more the case with middle-class young people also.
These young people are often IDEALISTIC; they are TOLD they are "fighting for Freedom" and they BELIEVE that! If they didn't have these IDEALS, maybe they wouldn't join the military, in spite of poverty and lack of choices! There is a full-time propaganda machine cranking this out......
So, these young men and young women go abroad to foreign countries THAT HAVE DONE US NO HARM AND ARE NO THREAT TO OUR "FREEDOMS";

Meanwhile, WE HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TOO -- with that fine, all-purpose Slogan "Support Our Troops" -- after all, it isn't these young people's "fault", it isn't THEIR war, they suffer too.... we MUSTN'T DIVEST THEM OF THE "IDEALS" THEY *THINK* THEY ARE FIGHTING AND DYING FOR..... Hey that would make them feel bad, feel we don't love them.....
And they get so CONFUSED, they GO CRAZY and, all-too-often, COMMIT SUICIDE out of their Moral Confusion and Lack of Understanding.......

DOES *NOT* MAKE THEM, quote, "HEROES"......
I personally, think the troops would WELCOME SUCH STRAIGHT TALKING.....
just the Generals wouldn't. AND the Corporate Propaganda Masters.....

Apr 27, 2012

Every week I send a "comment" of mine, to President Obama at the White House. {For all the good it does! Oh well, I think SOMEbody reads those -- an Intern or someone like that. Well, it might get thru to someone.} {I also send a postcard on some issue -- a different one. For all the good THAT does! Oh well, same thing, it must be read by some Intern or somebody, SOMEwhere! So I keep on doing it.....}

Here is the one I just sent this week, in regard to the notorious KONY 2012 video:

The American Public is too wise to be stampeded into yet ANOTHER endless War, this time in Uganda, the Sudan and Africa, for Africom and control of Africa's Natural Resources and Oil. That inaccurate and irresponsible film KONY 2012, is NOT going to fool very many of the people very much of the time. It is so much PROPAGANDA for another - yet another! - War we DON'T WANT. We KNOW it will not be a "limited" engagement in either time, or in numbers of troops or "advisors". After all, that is just how things started in VietNam, isn't it? We have learned SOMEthing from that.... And we DON'T want The Family, who sponsored the film, to dictate Foreign Policy... This manipulative "hard sell" film is NOT selling us!

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 4:59pm
Jun 28, 2007
Focus: Death Penalty
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Pardon Eddie Slovik
Pardon Eddie Slovik
US Government

*The information below is taken from Wikipedia.

Edward Donald Slovik (February 18, 1920 to January 31, 1945) was a private in the United States Army during World War II and the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.

Although over twenty-one thousand soldiers were given varying


[By J.] 
Eddie Slovik 

Most of you have probably never heard of Eddie Slovik so I will briefly summerize a sad story. Eddie Slovik was a man drafted into the army during WWII. He did not want to fight and he tried other methods to not fight before resorting to desertion. Even when he did desert he made sure his command got a note and they offered to tear it and pretend that it never happend however he said "Ive made up my mind, I'll take my court martial." They eventually ended up deciding to execute him and on January 31 1945 he was killed by firing squad. He had a wife that after that incedent has tried to had him pardoned but sadly it has never happend (she died in 1979). This story made me very sad and I have even decided to start a petition to send to the government myself to get this man his long deserved pardon. Look folks I deeply regret joining the navy and I feel I can relate to Eddie. A big difference however his I volenteered and he was drafted. I will admit I have considered desertion myself (keep in mind if the military finds out I said that I could get in serious trouble). But the idea of having to live in Canada and never be able to see my home for 40 years is kind of stopping me from doing that. Anyway what is your opinion on Eddie Slovik and military desertion in general?

%#&!*% things would be a lot simpler if they just let us quit our job.

Oh here is a link to my petition by the way. Please sign it.

Damn I feel like crying... I found some quotes by this guy (most of which were in letters to his wife).
[The following quotes are from Private Slovik's letters.]

Army life don't agree with me.

Everything happens to me. I've never had a streak of luck in my life.

Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter... I am so unlucky.

I am in the infantry for 17 weeks and after that I don't know where I am going.

I think I'm going to have a lot of trouble.

I'm sorry I didn't go to jail for six months, then I know you could come to see me anytime you wanted to.

I've made up my mind. I'll take my court martial.

The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy.

They're not shooting me for deserting the United Stated Army - thousands of guys have done that. They're shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old.

I was #2 to sign this petition. Thank you for this.

It will be alright if I take it to other groups?

Not many people know about this. There is a book about him, "The Execution of Private Slovik". He was railroaded, plain and simple. It was to SCARE others. People THINK they will be shot for desertion, now. This needs to be exposed for what it is, a LIE.        

BMT [Barbara]

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Posted: Jun 28, 2007 6:37pm
Feb 9, 2007
The US military today confirmed it had lost its fifth helicopter in three weeks over Iraq, increasing fears the insurgency is armed with new anti-aircraft weapons.

All seven service personnel onboard the CH-46 Sea Knight are believed dead. The helicopter went down between Baghdad and Falluja.

Witnesses said the aircraft had gone down in a field in the Sheik Amir area, north-west of Baghdad, sending smoke rising from the scene.

"The helicopter was flying and passed over us. Then we heard the firing of a missile," said Mohammad al-Janabi, a farmer.

"The helicopter then turned into a ball of fire. It flew in a circle twice. Then it went down."

Al-Qaida-linked Sunni insurgents today claimed responsibility for the downing of a US Chinook, which resembles the CH-46 Sea Knight but is slightly larger.

"By God's grace, the downing of a helicopter of the crusaders was accomplished on Wednesday morning near the Karamah in Anbar province, leading to its destruction and the deaths of all those on board," the Islamic State in Iraq statement said.

US military sources told the Associated Press it was not thought the CH-46 was brought down by hostile fire. A senior defence official said the crash appeared related to mechanical problems. [Su-u-ure!]

Earlier this week, commanders announced that it was fire from the ground that had brought down all four of the US helicopters lost in Iraq over the previous fortnight.

The confirmation that Iraqi insurgents have found a way of increasing their strike rate against helicopters provides US military strategists with a new problem. On Sunday, senior commanders said they were looking to adjust their tactics and techniques.

The twin-rotored CH-46 and CH-47 Chinook helicopters are widely used to transport troops and cargo around Iraq.

The helicopter losses underline the dangers facing US troops as they step up their presence in Baghdad in preparation for a long-awaited security operation to quell spiralling sectarian violence.

Over the last three weeks, 21 Americans, 16 of them soldiers, have been killed in downed aircraft. In the deadliest incident, 12 soldiers died when their Black Hawk helicopter came down near Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, on January 20.

Five Americans from the Blackwater USA security firm died when their aircraft was brought down over Baghdad on January 23. Civilian security firms have become increasingly dependent on helicopters to transport employees and clients.

The US has had difficulty with attacks on its helicopters ever since the Apache aircraft, first deployed over Baghdad in 2003, was found to be surprisingly vulnerable to ground fire.

Pilots began flying low and fast in order to avoid anti-aircraft missiles launched from the ground, but this left them exposed to low-calibre gunfire.


Obviously, this is NOT a matter of "low-caliber gunfire". The ROADS ARE NOT SAFE --not ANY SINGLE STRETCH OF ROAD IN ALL OF IRAQ, is safe for Americans, military OR "civilian contractors". WHO ARE THEY GOING TO GET INTO THOSE HELICOPTERS TO FLY AROUND??? Well, would YOU get into one???

Is it OVER???

5 Apache helicopters shot down in 3 weeks, may bring the illegal and immoral Iraq Occupation to an end, much sooner than Bush anticipated. As the insurgents stated, "Allah has given us the new technology to shoot these Apaches down". Without control either of the air, or of the ground........ no more Air Superiority or invincibility! These were not just 5 "lucky shots" or flukes. It is A Sign Of Things To Come. I read an article about Apache helicopters, and the sorts of Evasive Actions they must habitually take, flying over cities in Iraq and coming under constant fire. Flying very low and fast, changing course, etc. I guess those sorts of maneuvers aren't working any more!

And Iraq has no Air Force for US to shoot down! It is all one way! And, this technology can OF COURSE be exported to Afghanistan, Somalia, elsewhere......... some sort of heat-seeking missile, possibly, or magnetic or homing device -- something WE had, but thought the "backward" insurgents could NEVER get for themselves...... Iraqis are very technologically sophisticated people, not all desert camel drivers like Bush thinks .......making IEDs out of computer game parts, brilliantly improvising....... there can be no military secrets, when people can figure out electronics for themselves, high school students can do it..........

This NEW anti-aircraft technology, in the hands of anybody, makes even those "16 permanent bases" the U.S. wanted to establish in Iraq, from which to control the entire Middle East, maybe OBSOLETE.........

BLACKWATER is the NOTORIOUS firm that hires armed MERCENARIES, who are accountable to NO-ONE. And who commit atrocities.......

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\\nDear friends! \\r\\nLet us please help these three innocent 6, 8 and 10-year-old children to get justice. \\r\\nThei stepfather abused them all and raped the youngest one.  \\r\\nThere is a very little hope he will get punished, since the ...
by Dave C.
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\\njust found this group and in case no one in it has been to care2 recently they now let you donate to save rainforest land using butterfly credits...just one hundred credits to donate.....saving rainforests is one of the most important things we can ...
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\\nSad that this peition has not gotten many signatures, I thought it would do well because anyone can participate.\\r\\nPlease sign if you have not done so yet. And if you have, thank you so much for all you do!!!  The dog pictured in the petition ...
by Ys A.
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\\nCoretta Scott King: “We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the ...