Hello! It’s amazing what one can learn just by talking to strangers who can become acquaintances. I want to get this out there because I was stunned when my waitress made the comment as I was complementing her on her cheerful attitude, her pretty eyeshadow, and other small talk. She announced that she was really not that cheerful about the fact that her sister, in the U.S. military, had just received her orders to report to Syria and that her sister would be shipping out very soon. Imagine that. U.S. troops headed to Syria. Did our President make that announcement to the people of this country?
U.S.forces now reportedly all over the oil-producing areas of Libya and in the desert reportedly spying on the other countries of the region from a secret drone base. View the video here: http://www.algeria-isp.com/actualites/politique-libye/201112-A7555/libye-une-base-militaire-secrete-americaine-francaise-libye-katroune-video-voir-decembre-2011.html
U.S.combat troops currently roam throughout central Africa having been deployed by our President to Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and every other country that received the message loud and clear from our President’s previous Africa deployment–Libya–about what could happen if the leadership of that country refused cooperation with the Obama military and hence, says “yes” to the presence of foreign troops on their territory. Of course, this offensive deployment was made under an appropriate cover story that, for those familiar with the region, is clearly only a cover story and a not-very-credible one, at that. Watch this video at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/10/20111014174712102972.html.
Drone bases are in Kenya, Djibouti, Seychelles, Ethiopia; and the Obama Africa policy has succeeded in ensuring that Kenyans now fight and kill Somalis on the ground while drones fire missiles from the sky (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-building-secret-drone-bases-in-africa-arabian-peninsula-officials-say/2011/09/20/gIQAJ8rOjK_story.html).
This is going to continue, folks, until the people of this country say no. Please let our President know that he must act immediately to bring all of our troops home, stop the CIA drone bombings, and adopt a military policy of non-intervention in other countries. Please send that message now: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments.
Now, about Chamak and those 100 miles. Chamak is the name of my new bicycle. Chamak means beauty in Urdu and according to Vernon Huffman of Bike4Peace, she is a beauty. You see, Vernon put her together. Vernon conceived of her and chose each of her parts based on my abilities (or lack of abilities)! And because the Public Interest Law Center agreed to host a panel for Bike4Peace to discuss sustainable living, we decided to bike from Corvallis to Eugene, attend our panel, and then bike back to Corvallis. All in all, with the extra tooling around town, I have now been declared a WEEKEND CENTURION!! Maybe one day, I will graduate up to doing a century in one day only–yep, that’s right, some bikers can actually complete 100 miles in one day! During Bike4Peace, we encountered many centurions along the way from California to the White House. (I tried to send this earlier with photo!! but it didn’t work for some strange reason. Let’s see if this message goes out as it should.)
Finally, if you’re in the Atlanta, GA area, please plan to come to see/hear Gilad Atzmon whose commentaries have shaken the ground beneath the Zionist foundations of U.S. policy. Gilad is also the author of “The Wandering Who.” Here’s the event info:
The American Grass Roots Tour
Saturday March 10th, 2012 – 6:30 to 8:00pm
Sponsored by www.VeteransToday.com – Jim W. Dean, Editor
Joining Hands for Justice in Israel and Palestine – Greater Atlanta Presbytery
Villa International Atlanta
1749 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Join us for an evening with the infamous Gilad Atzmon, the man, his sax, and his social justice causes, on his current book tour – www.wanderingwho.com
Gilad writes on political matters, social issues, Jewish Identity and culture. His papers are published by many press outlets around the world. His new book, The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics, has gained praise and controversy as he stands against injustice in occupied Palestine.
Born in Israeli-occupied Palestine in 1963, he had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, where he studied composition and jazz. A multi-talented instrumentalist Gilad plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones, as well as clarinet and flute. His album Exile was the BBC Jazz Album of the Year in 2003.
Come learn why the Israeli Lobby tried to suppress The Wandering Who, and was unsuccessful in blocking the publisher, the distribution, and then lastly his music performance events using what professional propagandists and psychologists call Ritual Defamation.
Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz, on a John Stossel TV show, actually asked students and faculty at the University of Chicago to shun Prof. John Mearsheimer for writing a blurb for the book. Come see what the Israeli Lobby folks are so afraid of…something called the Truth.
Here is a sample of what they don’t want you to hear.
Limited seating is available for this event. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our update list.
by Cynthia Mckinney, 6 March 2012 |
Silence is the deadliest weapon of mass destruction.
“The biggest weapon in the hands of the oppressors is the minds of the oppressed.” Steve Biko
“Any attempt to establish lines of division among biological populations is both arbitrary and subjective.” American Anthropological Association 1999