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- 03:47pm Mar 11, 2002 EST (#394
BUSH'S NUCLEAR 'LUNACY' - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=11691273&method=full&siteid=50143
"Amid mounting anger, the target nations accused America of
intimidation and "wreaking havoc on the whole world" and branded the
plans a "lunatic" threat to world peace.
In Britain, MPs said the sensational disclosures threatened
the stability of the Western alliance.
Labour MP Alice Mahon said: "The lunatics have taken over the
White House. This report must be ringing alarms throughout Nato."
The Pentagon document, known as the Nuclear Posture Review, was
leaked as the US lobbied Britain to join an invasion of Iraq.
International Development Secretary and Cabinet Minister Clare
Short hinted she might resign if a strike went ahead.
In Russia, defence hawk General Leonid Ivashov said: "The
heart of US political doctrine is to push powerful Russia off the
Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin added: "This is a nuclear
stick intended to intimidate us." Vyacheslav Nikonov, of the
Politika think tank, branded the plans a "very negative signal"
which would be "received in an appropriate fashion by Russia's
Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an aide to
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said: "The US believes that
by threatening countries they'll withdraw their demands. Their
policy is one of intimidation.''
The Tehran Times newspaper said: "This indicates the US is
going to wreak havoc on the world to establish its domination."
Professor Michael Yahuda, professor of international relations at
the London School of Economics, warned: "China won't be happy to be
classified among rogue nations."
Liberal Democrat spokesman Menzies Campbell said: "America
seems to be moving from nuclear deterrence to nuclear war
"It would drive a coach and horses through Nato's doctrine of
nuclear strikes as a last resort."
In the first sign of a Cabinet split, Ms Short denounced any
invasion plans yesterday. She said: "An all-out military attack is,
of course, not at all sensible.
"We need to deal with the problem of Saddam Hussein. We don't
need to inflict further suffering on the people of Iraq."
Ms Short said the best answer was to allow UN inspectors back
into Iraq, a move firmly ruled out by Iraq's Vice-President Taha
Yassin Ramadan yesterday. Her warning amounted to a threat to resign
if there is a strike against Iraq. Donald Anderson, Labour chairman
of the Commons foreign affairs select committee, said military
action on Iraq must only be a last resort.
He said: "I think there are reckless elements in the Pentagon
who are on a roll because of Afghanistan.
- 06:04pm Mar 11, 2002 EST (#395
What can be learned: http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/
- 07:11pm Mar 11, 2002 EST (#396
That the popular press in the UK have labelled GWalkerB a lunatic
is interesting ..... it represents a way of thinking about the First
Gentleman of the USA that ground swell guts get a feeling about. The
Brian Wynne factor is starting to kick-in. When will that same
factor move like a 'Mexican Wave' through the popular gut culture of
- 07:34pm Mar 11, 2002 EST (#397
Gut feelings like simple clear emotive theatrical senarios to
respond to ... the fact about the often silent poison of Nuclear
dust is that many suffer to decline in horrid degenerative ways ...
but they don't make the headlines ... and statistics just don't
capture the popular-mind.
The memo tells civil servants that "when you carefully
consider Foia requests and decide to withhold records . . . you
can be assured that the department of justice will defend your
Then comes the question ... if a servant lets out
information that someone above retrospectively considers should have
been held .... how goes the 'job security' how 'that promotion' ?
Cold War nuclear testing, which estimated that it caused the
deaths of 15,000 Americans. And that was just the
If the seven targeted countries (misile trained .. on them) want
to make a point at the UN, then how best can it be made .. not with
a mere speech plus statistics ... it has to be done in a manner that
is photographic, loud, bold, decisive, done from a position of
strength not weakness, and done powerfully .. those SuperSeven will
be thinking hard .... can the make the 'Front Page' of the London
Daily Mirror ? Bat around blow up icons ... send 'The Admin USA' on
a two week trip to Space via Moscow --- when those guys look down on
the 'blue' planet .. i bet they're for world P E A C E !
- 07:45pm Mar 11, 2002 EST (#398
Watching but not hearing the French News on International Women's
Day they seemed to be demonstrating that the origin of the word
'feminine' and therefore 'fe-wimmin' was derived linguistically from
a Sanskrit word meaning producer.
Wimmin 'produce' little people.
As 'producers' wimmin have concerns for the HEALTH & SAFETY
thereafter of their growing 'productions'.
So, if Wimmin are the 'controllers ' of one of the 'factors of
production' themselves .. and if that process of production and
delivery is truly demanding, then it follows that half the world's
population - Wimmin are not for the sheer waste of people.
In the war-torn zones of the globe it might be preferable to have
'Wimmin' as Leaders of regions - rather than men - especially the
'aggressive' types who have no concept of either Health & Safety
or the repercussions of conventional and nuclear military
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