Dear U.N. Ambassador
I ask that you have one of your staff print out the following links so that you can see the truths of the matters you are having to deal with in terms of Mr.Bush, the man sitting in the Oval Office of our White House.
www.goodworksonearth.org/twothousandthree.html (most important)
Shock and Awe
The Shock and Awe name is a travesty of republican's lies made real in the words used to create the name. These fellows know they are creating names that manipulate reality.
They are programmers, and they are fairly good at it. Their psychology shall fail them, however. They are not working with a full deck here upon Mother Earth in their doings.
These word manipulators, and the public relations programmings and propagandas of republicans, are incomplete in their destructiveness and so shall fail them.
Poor souls ... either they awaken and make amends, or their mental burdens shall approach insanity and their hearts break in their testicular cancers and their heart attacks and their strokes and whatnot created within their body with their large evil lies.
Only the truth shall save them.
To Shock and Awe Link:
An associate of mine, a former political appointee, recently spoke to a
Republican friend of his who serves in a senior position in what has become
the Office of Homeland Security. He reports that this official, along with
many of his colleagues across the political spectrum within the apparatus of
government, are absolutely terrified of George W. Bush. According to this
official, the consensus is that Bush has completely lost touch with reality,
and is bringing us to a place where politics will no longer matter.
A London newspaper, the Guardian, has quoted a source close to the
administration as saying, "This has been the worst diplomatic debacle of our
lifetime." A senior White House official is also quoted as saying, in a
voice reportedly awash with sarcasm, "There's a recognition that this has
not been our finest diplomatic hour."
There is no calculating the understatement here. There was never any
diplomacy involved here to begin with. This has been a disaster, and it is
about to get worse by orders of magnitude.
The weapons inspectors, empowered by UN resolution 1441 to ferret out the
weapons everyone is so concerned about, have packed their bags and fled
Iraq. They have been betrayed by the Bush administration, by Tony Blair and
by Spain, as they worked to protect us from both these weapons and from the
dreadful effects of a war in the Middle East.
The inspections were working – weapons were being dismantled, Hussein was
under control, and no mass destruction materials were found. The fact that
the hammer has come down before these inspectors were even half done with
their work means, simply, that those pushing for war never wanted the
inspections to work in the first place.
Welcome to the timeline.
Very soon now, perhaps within the next 72 hours, the Pentagon's "Shock and
Awe" battle plan will be put into effect. 3,000 munitions, including some
800 cruise missiles, will rain down on Baghdad, a city inhabited by some 5
million civilians. This will be done in the hope that the Iraqi army will
surrender, thus avoiding the need to send U.S. troops in to fight a ruinous
The Arab news service Al Jazeera, operating out of Qatar, will capture
images of thousands and thousands of Iraqi civilians sprawled and shattered
and bloody in the Baghdad streets, in a manner quite like the bodies we saw
in New York on September 11. The resulting explosion of rage within the
moderate and extremist Muslim world will be immediate and ferocious.
The terrorism alert status in America will rise to red.
Troops will appear
in the streets.
Saddam Hussein will not flee, and his forces will stand in Baghdad.
American troops will be forced to fight downtown.
The oilheads in Iraq will be fired, and the pipeheads will be opened.
Israel will be attacked, much to the dismay of Bush administration officials
who have pushed this war in the erroneous assumption that such action will
serve to protect that nation. Unlike the first Gulf War, this time Israel
will strike back.
American homeland security forces – police, fire fighters and emergency
rescue personnel – will watch their radios nervously, waiting for the
inevitable call. They know, better than anyone, that this country is not
ready to defend itself against an attack. Their budgets have been gutted,
the promised funding to augment their preparedness has not come. They are
not ready, but they stand and wait regardless, because that is what they
have pledged to do.
Somewhere in America – perhaps in New York, perhaps in Washington DC,
Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Miami,
Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Detroit, San Francisco, Cleveland, Atlanta, perhaps
in all of them simultaneously – there will be an explosion. A group that
cares nothing for the well being of Saddam Hussein will take responsibility,
in the name of those thousands of Iraqi Muslims slaughtered in the initial
aerial bombardment of Baghdad.
The body bags will come out, here at home and across the sea in Iraq, as
Americans begin to die in terrible numbers.
Martial law will be declared, habeas corpus will be suspended, posse
comitatus will be left aside, and the strictures outlined by both Patriot
Acts will come to full bloom. 227 years of constitutional law in America
will draw to a close.
An oil shock will roll across the global community, ripping through an
already precarious economic situation. Here at home, the financial cost of
this war will hurl us further into deficit.
More explosions will echo across the streets of America. They could be
nuclear or biological or chemical in nature, because in the effort to
overthrow Hussein we have ignored completely the fact that al Qaeda
certainly possesses the capabilities to attack us with these weapons, having
needed no help whatsoever from Hussein. These explosions could come from
simple fertilizer, as well. Remember that two men with a sniper rifle and a
car held Maryland hostage for a month. It does not take much, considering
the shoddy state of affairs in the homeland security realm.
In all likelihood, America will score a decisive military victory. U.S.
forces will invest Iraq. The Halliburton subsidiary Brown & Root will begin
construction on any number of permanent military bases. Administration
officials will begin to formulate plans for the removal of other governments
in the Middle East, both friendly and unfriendly, by any means necessary.
Civil war will break out in Iraq as the Shia majority, the Kurdish and Sunni
minorities, go for each other's throats. American constabulary work there
will become infinitely complicated.
The United States of America has concluded an incredible, perhaps
unstoppable, race to the bottom since January of 2001. The disputed
election brought to power a mob of men – Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Perle,
Bolton – who have been planning this war since at least 1997. The attacks
of September 11, allowed in no small part by purposeful blinders placed over
the eyes of our intelligence services lest they offend petroleum
principalities like Saudi Arabia with their prickly questions, gave these
men the excuse they needed for war.
The Bush administration's reaction to 9/11 – placing blame on "evildoers"
instead of starting an honest dialogue, blocking an independent
investigation of the attack for over a year, nominating master secret-keeper
Henry Kissinger to chair that investigative panel in what was perhaps the
most disgusting insult possible to the families of the lost, ignoring the
real terrorist threats in order to focus on the politically expedient
annihilation of Iraq, instituting the most ham-fisted diplomatic push ever
seen in the history of this nation by utterly ignoring the eleven Security
Council members who said no to this war, disrupting international relations
vital to the pursuit of true terrorist threats, and all the while
underfunding the homeland defenses necessary to protect the American people
– has led us to this dismal place.
The destruction of Saddam Hussein will do nothing, zero, zip, zilch, nada,
to protect America. It will place America and her citizens in further
peril. We stand alone and naked today. We will reap the whirlwind.
Take to the streets. Scream until your throat bleeds. Call whatever
congressional leaders you know, full in the knowledge that you will be
contacting a mob of failures, appeasers and political cowards. Make sure
you can look at yourself in the mirror as this darkness falls. Above all
else, do not succumb to despair.
You owe that much to yourself, your children and your nation as we fade to
President Bush appears determined to wage war on Iraq despite the world's opposition, despite the progress of UN weapons inspectors, despite the liklihood that an unprovoked war will foment, rather than eliminate, terrorism.
The Bush Administration has threatened to attack Iraq even without the authority of the UN Security Council.
This constitutes both a threat to world peace and to the very integrity of the UN as an institution dedicated to "the maintenance of international peace and security." Time is running short. T
his disastrous war must be prevented.
Therefore, I urge you to band together with other nations in support of a "Uniting for Peace" resolution against an unprovoked invasion of Iraq.
As you know, Resolution 377, adopted by the UN in 1950, was made for situations precisely like this one.
Uniting for Peace provides that if, because of the lack of unanimity of the permanent members of the Security Council (France, China, Russia, Britain, United States), the Council cannot maintain international peace where there is a "threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of
aggression," the General Assembly "shall consider the matter
The General Assembly can meet within 24 hours to consider
such a matter, and can recommend collective measures to U.N.
members including the use of armed forces to "maintain or restore
international peace and security."
Such a "Uniting for Peace" resolution could require that no military
action be taken against Iraq without the explicit authority of the
Council. It could mandate that the inspectors be permitted to complete
their task. It seems unlikely that the United States and Britain would
ignore such a measure. A vote by the majority of countries in the world,
particularly if it were almost unanimous, would make the unilateral rush
to war more difficult.
Uniting for Peace can be invoked either by seven members of the
Security Council or by a majority of the members of the General Assembly.
Clearly, it our last best hope for fulfilling the mission stated in the
UN Charter: to "save succeeding generations form the scourge of war."
Please act now. It's not too late.
William Francis Schive
Good Works On Earth
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William F. Schive
Good Works On Earth
Subject: March 1, 2003 PlanetLightworker Newsletter
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 18:02:21 -0800
March 1, 2003 PlanetLightworker Newsletter
Who is my enemy?
Years ago, the famous cartoonist, Walt Kelly, wrote this immortal line for his character, Pogo Possum, "We have met the enemy... and he is us."
I could end this commentary with that quotation, for it speaks loudly to a point, namely, the dualistic nature of my way of looking at the world. Another quote comes to mind, the ever popular, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” That is a tough way to find friends.
What is an “enemy?”
The term gets tossed around a lot nowadays, linked to various nations and people not to mention in jingoistic sound bites like “Axis of Evil.” Sounds like an organization that a comic book, super hero (Bush?) battles. If only he were just a character in a comic book…
An enemy is someone (or organization) that is opposed to me.
It is against something that I am for.
So to have an enemy, I need to be “for” something. That is to say that I have a “position” about something with which someone disagrees to the extent that he, she, or it actively works to knock me off the pedestal of my position.
This may involve a glare, verbal confrontation, a blow, burning my house down, or burning me down. I may be motivated to do the same to my “enemy.” Sure makes for excitement, and when the intensity is great enough and there are enough people involved, we call this a war, except in the US where only Congress can create a war, so since 1945, we call them military actions.
That is much less barbaric sounding and gets Congress off the hook.
How can I be so “for” something that I would endorse or participate in the murder of other people who are “for” the opposite of my “for?” Gosh, they may not even know about either “for.” Some victims of my wrath may have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and not one of the true “for” combatants? That is called collateral damage, another of those neat and tidy terms that sounds like a broken file cabinet instead of viscera spattered on the sidewalk?
Thinking about “enemies” in this context causes me to wonder: what am I really “for”?
What are the possessions and principles about which I am so convinced of my righteousness that I would destroy another human, or at the least, deny him the necessities of life? Is it oil?
Is it the sovereignty of a nation?
Is it an ancient religious belief with its roots centuries ago?
Is it a language I don’t understand?
Is it his hair or skin color? Is it because he litters the countryside?
Is it that I am willing to murder
someone because he aborts fetuses?
Is it because I am told that my God is more holy than his God?
It is a very long list…
When I looked at this question of what am I “for” that would justify my regarding someone as an enemy, I could not come up with anything… nothing.
So, coming back to Pogo’s pronouncement, “We have met the enemy… and he is us,” I must agree with Pogo.
I am my own enemy, as schizophrenic as it may sound.
If this is true, then what I am “for” that I am also “against?” I am “for” loving acceptance of all humans as well as our blessedly nourishing, but abused, Earth.
And I am against loving acceptance because nice guys finish last.
As long as I get mine and way more than I need, then you can have the rest and don’t complain. I am so fearful in my humanness that I am driven to accumulate whatever I “must have” to ensure my physical and psychological safety.
Gimme that duct tape and plastic sheeting, and pass
the ammunition. There is obviously not enough for all of us, so get in the back of the line for the scraps, or take it up with my Smith and Wesson, Uzi, Ak-47, plastique, smart bomb, whatever it takes.
Might makes right, and I am a citizen of the mightiest nation on Earth, and I guess that makes it (and me) the most righteous, huh?
I weep for myself and all of those called enemy, and from one perspective or another, that takes in pretty much of all of humanity.
What can I do about being my own enemy?
As in all things spiritual, awareness precedes thoughtful, rational action. This commentary is intended to awaken awareness. That’s as far as it goes.
My actions are born of my awareness; what you do is what you do, and whatever you do is OK. There is always karma to maintain balance.
I learned about enemies as a small child seeing caricatures of Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini vilified as our “enemies.” It starts early, this “enemy” judgment.
This is one of the reasons that Sandie Sedgbeer began the Children of the New Earth magazine that she announced in the February PlanetLightworker editor’s letter.
If you have not seen the website,
Children of the New Earth
www.childrenofthenewearth.com, take a look.
This is not a children’s
magazine; it is about supporting children in this unique age in which they (and we) find themselves; it is about, in part, enabling children to avoid becoming their own enemies.
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You can see all of the March issue from our homepage : http://www.planetlightworker.com/
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