War and Peace

Hypocrisy of War

WAR’S ENDLESS CYCLE

The smell of power is in the air, bright lights that pain my eyes can be seen everywhere.
The smell of death is in the air, bodies’ dead, mangled, while thier screams pierce into my ears.
No opposite of war just the carnage it brings, is this the life my mother planned for me?
The sight sound and oh god the smell when will it all end?
This little piece of hell they force me to bear burns and stains my brain, forever, ever more.
My enemy no not in my heart but human’s say go.
So I grab my weapon and charge being pointed the way to kill, as they the man sit back and gloat, “Our boys, our boy’s, how proud we are of our boys.”
10, 20, 30 years all the way till I die, this war I survived will never end for me.
And unless we teach children a way they won’t forget, will all the lives that died screams ever cease.
War oh war human’s way towards peace. Unless you’ve seen it first hand. PEACE CAN NEVER BE ACHIEVED! — Charles Marcello, Copyright 1994-2004

“Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war?” — Jimmy Carter in a 1976 campaign speech

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
— Leo Tolstoy

War and violence are fueled by human greed and never resolve any problems – in fact they make problems and conflicts much worse. We must stand for and firmly believe in the peaceful co-existence of all nations and peoples.


World Military Spending Out Does Anything Else

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
— James Madison, Political Observations, 1795

Military spending costs a lot … and “someone” receives all this money paid by all taxpayers

  • The world spends some $1,500 billion (1.5 trillion) annually on the military
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  • U.S. military spending – Dept. of Defense plus nuclear weapons – is equal to the military spending of the next 15 countries combined.
    SOURCE: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, armscontrolcenter.org
  • The United States accounts for 47 percent of the world’s total military spending, however the U.S.’s share of the world’s GDP is about 21 percent.
  • The Arms Trade is Big Business: In recent years, annual sales of arms reached 50-60 billion dollars

Source: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, http://old.armscontrolcenter.org/archives/002279.php; our graph uses a more comparable figure of $515 from actual 2006 U.S. military spending

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America’s Hottest Export: Weapons

Source: Fortune, by Mina Kimes, writer February 24, 2011

Thanks to a surge in overseas demand, the F-15 and other aging U.S. weapons systems are hotter than they’ve been in years. The Department of Defense last year told Congress of plans to sell up to $103 billion in weapons to overseas buyers, a staggering rise from an average of $13 billion a year between 1995 and 2005, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Myles Walton. Signed agreements have tripled since 2000.

As defense giants like Boeing, Raytheon (RTN, Fortune 500), and Lockheed Martin (LMT, Fortune 500) increasingly seek to peddle their wares to well-financed (sometimes by the U.S.) international customers, they have a surprising ally: the President. “Obama is much more favorably disposed to arms exports than any of the previous Democratic administrations,” says Loren Thompson, a veteran defense consultant. Or, as Jeff Abramson, deputy director of the Arms Control Association, puts it: “There’s an Obama arms bazaar going on.”

Administration officials say the boom in arms exports is simply the result of healthy demand. Indeed, American-made arms are widely considered the best and most coveted weapons in the world. But the Obama team has hustled to pave the way for big sales like the Saudi deal; the President himself recently sought to secure a pending $4 billion aircraft deal with India. Obama is also backing a massive push to rewrite the rules that govern arms exports, a process that some say will reduce oversight of U.S. weapons sales.
For the administration, robust international arms sales advance domestic goals, like bolstering exports and supporting a defense workforce of more than 200,000. Weapons transfers are also a subtle yet potent form of diplomacy: By arming its allies, the U.S. can spread the burden of policing hot spots (the Middle East, the Korean peninsula). And arms exports give Obama’s State and Defense departments tremendous negotiating clout with buyers.  But critics contend that supplying some nations with advanced weaponry is a risky strategy, especially as the Middle East, which is teeming with American-made arms, crackles with the sparks of regime change. While the U.S. sells weapons only to its allies, power can shift quickly — just look at Tunisia and Egypt. Even Saudi Arabia, with its 86-year-old monarch, could see a change in leadership. When friends become foes, arms exports become a liability. The government sold dozens of F-14 fighter jets to Iran in the 1970s before the Shah was deposed. Since then the U.S. has systematically destroyed F-14 parts to keep them out of Iran’s hands.
Weapons proliferation watchdogs expected the volume of exports to decline when Obama became President; instead the reverse has happened. Thompson pins the surge in large part on the recession.
Although most contractors have their headquarters elsewhere, they all have offices in D.C. for a reason: The industry does 80% to 90% of its business with the Pentagon. And business recently has been good: The U.S. government has more than doubled its defense budget since 2001, to about $700 billion, almost as much as every other country in the world spends combined. In December, Congress agreed to spend $725 billion on defense in 2011.
The countries with the biggest appetite for U.S. weapons are, conveniently, the same ones that have the money to buy them: oil-rich nations in the Middle East. Nearly 50% of foreign military sales signed between 2006 and 2009 were with Middle Eastern countries, according to the Congressional Research Service. During that time, Saudi Arabia purchased about $13 billion worth of American weapons; the UAE spent $11 billion. Iraq, poised to get rich from its own oil reserves, is a growing customer.
All major defense contractors are profiting from the region, but none more so than Boeing, which was the major beneficiary of the Saudi deal.

Arms exports coordinated by the Department of Defense have tripled since the beginning of the decade. Click here to see which countries in the Middle East have been buying U.S. weapons—and what they’ve asked for.

But defense is a business unlike any other. It benefits tremendously from taxpayer largesse: The government has given these private companies hundreds of billions of dollars for research and development, which enabled them to make best-in-class products that the rest of the world covets. They funneled that money back into the economy by creating thousands of gold-standard American jobs — jobs that have been disappearing even as U.S. weapons spending soared. Unlike most other businesses, arms makers play a central role in U.S. foreign policy, perhaps now more than ever. The U.S. has sent billions of dollars’ worth of arms to countries in the Middle East, like Egypt and Yemen, which are among the biggest recipients of U.S. military aid. As power shifts take hold, Obama may be forced to reconsider arms sales to the region negotiated in less tumultuous times. Chances are he’ll stay the course. Even dovish Presidents have succumbed to the utility of arms exports. Take Jimmy Carter, who addressed the issue in a 1976 campaign speech: “Sometimes we try to justify this unsavory business on the cynical ground that by rationing out the means of violence we can somehow control the world’s violence. The fact is that we cannot have it both ways. Can we be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war?” Two years later Carter sold 200 fighter jets to the Mideast.

Source: Fortune, by Mina Kimes, writer February 24, 2011
Read online: http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/news/international/america_exports_weapons_full.fortune/index.htm

 


Military “Business Plan”

Here is a simple but very profitable “military business plan” used many times in the past by world’s military powers … and still in use today:

  1. Create and maintain powerful army
  2. Export arms
  3. Go to war – it stimulates economy
    – Who gets rich? Owners of companies providing goods and services to the army
    – Who Pays for the war? All taxpaying citizens
  4. Destroy the invaded country – the collateral damage is always huge and unavoidable
  5. Rebuild  invaded country (if convenient) – postwar contracting is big business
    – Who gets rich? Owners of companies who are chosen to rebuild
    – Who pays? The people of invaded country

 

Cost of War

  • 2011 War in Libia: $40 million per month (according Democrat’s congressman Earl Blumenauer)
  • According to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost close to $1 trillion thus far.That is exactly what economists not on the White House payroll expected. (See this December 2002 report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.)
  • According to the CRS, the marginal cost of continuing the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is about $11 billion per month, with no end in sight. Although there has been some decline in spending for the Iraq war, it has been more than offset by the rising cost of the war in Afghanistan. According to OMB director Peter Orszag, it costs about $1 million per year per soldier in the field, so adding 30,000 additional troops in Afghanistan, as President Obama is expected to do next week, will cost another $30 billion per year.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/25/shared-sacrifice-war-taxes-opinions-columnists-bruce-bartlett.html


Example: U.S. Afghanistan & Iraq War Costs

Cost of War is a real-time cost estimation counter for the Iraq War and the Afghanistan War maintained by the National Priorities Project. As of June 1, 2010 both wars had a combined estimated cost of over 1 trillion dollars, separately the Iraq War had an estimated cost of 725 billion dollars and the Afghanistan War had an estimated cost of 275 billion dollars. The number is based on US Congress appropriations and does not include “future medical care for soldiers and veterans wounded in the war”.

Direct costs

As of February 2010, around $704 billion has been spent based on estimates of current expenditure rates, which range from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) estimate of $2 billion per week to $12 billion a month, an estimate by economist Joseph Stiglitz.  Those figures are significantly more than typical estimates published just prior to the start of the Iraq War, many of which were based on a shorter term of involvement. For example, in a March 16, 2003 Meet the Press interview of Vice President Dick Cheney, held less than a week before the Iraq War began, host Tim Russert reported that “every analysis said this war itself would cost about $80 billion, recovery of Baghdad, perhaps of Iraq, about $10 billion per year. We should expect as American citizens that this would cost at least $100 billion for a two-year involvement.”.

Indirect and delayed costs

According to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published in October 2007, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion dollars by 2017 when counting the huge interest costs because combat is being financed with borrowed money. The CBO estimated that of the $2.4 trillion long-term price tag for the war, about $1.9 trillion of that would be spent on Iraq, or $6,300 per U.S. citizen.

Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has stated the total costs of the Iraq War on the US economy will be three trillion dollars in a moderate scenario, and possibly more in the most recent published study, published in March 2008. Stiglitz has stated: “The figure we arrive at is more than $3 trillion. Our calculations are based on conservative assumptions…Needless to say, this number represents the cost only to the United States. It does not reflect the enormous cost to the rest of the world, or to Iraq.”

Long-term health care costs

A recent study indicated that the long term health care costs for wounded Iraq war veterans could range from $350 billion to $700 billion.

Military equipment lost

The U.S. has lost a number of pieces of military equipment during the war. The following statistics are from the Center for American Progress: they are approximations that include vehicles lost in non-combat-related accidents as of 2009.


Rebuilding Iraq: What will it cost?

By CNN’s Liz George
Wednesday, December 10, 2003

LONDON, England (CNN) — Analysts have said it could cost anything from $84 billion to nearly $500 billion to rebuild Iraq, a country battered by two wars in two decades and 12 years of United Nations sanctions.

One economist from America’s Yale University predicted rebuilding Iraq could cost up to $1.6 trillion over 10 years.
But the final cost of rebuilding a battered Iraq will depend on how quickly the country manages to get back on its feet — it does after all have the second largest oil reserves in the world, and a fertile agricultural economy.
If you want to make comparisons, so far the cost of rebuilding Afghanistan has topped $900 million.

After World War II — the Marshall Plan — a model for economic re-build — cost more than $13 billion over four years, and that was back in 1948.

The bill for reconstruction and redevelopment will include:
• The cost of aid to friends and allies in the region — Turkey, Jordan, and Israel — expect to cost $6 billion to $10 billion.
• Humanitarian assistance — food and medical supplies — expected to cost $1 billion to $10 billion.
• Governance assistance — paying Iraqi civil service and police salaries — $5 billion to $10 billion.
• Reconstruction and recovery is expected to cost between $10 to $105 billion dollars, depending upon the amount of destruction and the detail of rebuilding.
• Debt relief is expected to cost between $62 and $361 billion dollars.
Jan Randolph, Head of Economics and Forecasting at the World Markets Research Center, said: “We are talking about an economy that could be reflated relatively quickly with the right circumstances of course.
“That does require new investment, mainly in the oil sector, but it will also require a certain amount of humanitarian assistance, repair of the social infrastructure, that is the schools & hospitals and such like.”

Source: — http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/04/17/rebuilding.cost/index.html

Who is rebuilding Iraq?

U.S. Contractors Reap the Windfalls of Post-War Reconstruction

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2003 — More than 70 American companies and individuals have won up to $8 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two years, according to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity. Those companies donated more money to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush a little over $500,000 than to any other politician over the last dozen years, the Center found.

Kellogg, Brown & Root, the subsidiary of Halliburton which Vice President Dick Cheney led prior to being chosen as Bush’s running mate in August 2000 was the top recipient of federal contracts for the two countries, with more than $2.3 billion awarded to the company. Bechtel Group, a major government contractor with similarly high-ranking ties, was second at around $1.03 billion.

However, dozens of lower-profile, but well-connected, companies shared in the reconstruction bounty. Their tasks ranged from rebuilding Iraq’s government, police, military and media to providing translators for use in interrogations and psychological operations. There are even contractors to evaluate the contractors. (See company list.)

Nearly 60 percent of the companies had employees or board members who either served in or had close ties to the executive branch for Republican and Democratic administrations, for members of Congress of both parties, or at the highest levels of the military.

The results of the Center’s six-month investigation provide the most comprehensive list to date of American contractors in the two nations that were attacked in Washington’s war on terror. Based on the findings, it did not appear that any one government agency knew the total number of contractors or what they were doing. Congressional sources said they hoped such a full picture would emerge from the General Accounting Office, which has begun investigating the postwar contracting process amid allegations of fraud and cronyism.

The Center’s investigation focused on the three agencies that awarded most of the Iraq and Afghanistan contracts in 2002 and 2003 the Pentagon, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. It found that nearly every one of the 10 largest contracts awarded for Iraq and Afghanistan went to companies employing former high-ranking government officials or individuals with close ties to those agencies or Congress.

In addition, those top 10 contractors were established political donors, contributing nearly $11 million to national political parties, candidates and political action committees since 1990, according to an analysis of campaign finance records.

Indeed, most of the companies that won contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan were political players. According to the Center’s analysis, the companies, their political action committees and their employees contributed a total of nearly $49 million to national political campaigns and parties since 1990. Donations to Republican Party committees the Republican National Committee, the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee outpaced those to Democratic committees, $12.7 million to $7.1 million. Among individual candidates, President George Bush received more money from these companies than any other, a little over $500,000.

The Center’s investigation found that 14 of the contractors were awarded U.S. government work in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Combined, those companies gave nearly $23 million in political contributions since 1990, and 13 employ former government officials or have close ties to various agencies and departments.

Although Afghanistan was once ground zero in Washington’s war on terrorism, spending on Iraq was more than double that on Afghanistan. According to the Center’s investigation, which examined contracts awarded in 2002 through September 2003, at least $5.7 billion in government funding was slated for U.S. contractors in Iraq, compared to nearly $2.7 billion for Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, had been based in Afghanistan, and prior to the March 2003 war on Iraq, U.S. officials had said that a democratic Afghanistan was central to winning the war on terror. […]

Source:  http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1030-10.htm

 


“Cost of War” Exhibit

Based on National Priorities Project Cost of War concept, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) launched an exhibit title titled “Cost of War” in May 2007, at the close of the National Eyes Wide Open Exhibit. It features ten budget trade-offs displayed on 3×7 foot full-color vinyl banners. AFSC uses to cost of the Iraq War estimated by economists Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz in the article “Economic Costs Of The Iraq War: An Appraisal Three Years After The Beginning Of The Conflict”, written in January 2006 that estimates the total daily cost of the Iraq War at $720 million. AFSC uses The National Priorities Project‘s per unit costs for human needs such as health care and education to make budget comparisons between the U.S. budget for human needs to “One Day of the Iraq War”. The ten banners read:

One Day of the Iraq War = 720 Million Dollars, How Would You Spend it?

  • One Day of the Iraq War = 84 New Elementary Schools
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 12,478 Elementary School Teachers
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 95,364 Head Start Places for Children
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 1,153,846 Children with Free School Lunches
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 34,904 Four-Year Scholarships for University Students
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 163,525 People with Health Care
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 423,529 Children with Health Care
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 6,482 Families with Homes
  • One Day of the Iraq War = 1,274,336 Homes with Renewable Energy

There are currently 22 Cost of War exhibits located in North California, South California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas/Missouri, Maryland, Massachusetts/Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York/New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia.

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Spending for Peace vs Spending for War

“There is a large gap between what countries are prepared to allocate for military means to provide security and maintain their global and regional power status, on the one hand, and to alleviate poverty and promote economic development, on the other.” –SIPRI report from 2004

While the UN is not perfect and has many internal issues that need addressing, it is revealing that the world can spend so much on their military but contribute so little to the goals of global security, international cooperation and peace. Indeed, compare the military spending with the entire budget of the United Nations:

The United Nations and all its agencies and funds spend about $30 billion each year, or about $4 for each of the world’s inhabitants. This is a very small sum compared to most government budgets and it is less than 3% of the world’s military spending. UN Financial Crisis, Global Policy Forum (accessed July 7, 2010)

The UN was created after World War II with leading efforts by the United States and key allies.

At the current level of spending (for 2009), it would take just a handful of years for the world’s donor countries to cover their entire aid shortfall, of over $4 trillion in promised official aid since 1970, 40 years ago.

Summarizing some key details from chapter 5 of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s 2010 Year Book on Armaments, Disarmament and International Security for 2008:

  • World military expenditure in 2009 is estimated to have reached $1.531 trillion in current dollars;
  • This represents a 6 per cent increase in real terms since 2008 and a 49 per cent increase since 2000;
  • This corresponds to 2.7 per cent of world gross domestic product (GDP), or approximately $225 for each person in the world;
  • The USA with its massive spending budget, is the principal determinant of the current world trend, and its military expenditure now accounts for just under half of the world total, at 46.5% of the world total;

SIPRI has commented in the past on the increasing concentration of military expenditure, i.e. that a small number of countries spend the largest sums. This trend carries on into 2009 spending. For example,

  • The 15 countries with the highest spending account for over 82% of the total;
  • The USA is responsible for 46.5 per cent of the world total, distantly followed by the China (6.6% of world share), France (4.2%), UK (3.8%), and Russia (3.5%):

 


World Peace and Aid Organizations

Here are few examples of world organizations trying to “spend money for peace”. As you can see their annual budgets are just microscopic fraction of what the world is spending on wars.

United Nations

Secretary-General Introduces $4.89 Billion 2010-2011 Budget to Fifth Committee.
This budget is equal to the cost of 1 week of Iraq War.

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.   There are currently 192 member states, including every internationally recognised sovereign state in the world but the Vatican City. From its offices around the world, the UN and its specialized agencies decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout the year.  — wikipedia

Budget Info Source: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2009/gaab3925.doc.htm

UNESCO -The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The Approved Programme and Budget for 2010-2011 with a budget ceiling of US $653 million, which was adopted by the General Conference at its 35th session by consensus.
This money is spent on Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication andn Information, General Policy and Direction and program execution and administration.
This entire budget is less than one day of the Iraq War ( US $720 million)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights along with fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.[1] It is the heir of the League of Nations’ International Commission on Intellectual Cooperation. UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Members

 

UNICEF – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

UNICEF 2009 total expenditures: US $3.26 billion.
This budget is equal to the cost of  nearly 5 days of Iraq War.


UNICEF was established on 11 December 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children’s Fund. However, UNICEF retained its original acronym.  UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

According to the World Bank, in 2007, 1.3 billion of the world’s 1.5 billion people 12–24 years old were living in developing countries.

The United States Government continues to be the largest donor to UNICEF,with a contribution of $301 million, followed by the United Kingdom ($213 million), Norway ($197 million), Netherlands ($196 million), and Sweden ($170 million). The Japan National Committee was the sixth largest donor to UNICEF in 2008, with a total contribution of $156 million, followed by the Government of Japan ($153 million), and the European Commission, including the Humanitarian Aid Office ($152 million). The Government of Canada, with $127 million in contributions, and the Government of Spain, with $102 million, are also among top 10 donors.   UNICEF received $97.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and a total of $98.9 million in various multi-donor trust funds channelled through OCHA, UNDP, the World Bank and other organizations.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/UNICEF_Annual_Report_2009_EN_061510.pdf

 

World Vision

World Vision, founded in the USA in 1950, is an international evangelica relief and development organization whose stated goal is “to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.” Working on six continents, World Vision is one of the largest relief and development organizations in the world with a 1.6 billion dollar budget (2007). The group’s total revenue, including grants, product and foreign donations is $2.6 billion (2008).

 


Are the Rich the reason for world’s problems?

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” — Quote from the Bible, Matthew 19:24

“I sit on a man’s back choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that i am sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all means possible….except by getting off his back.”
— Leo Tolstoy

Rich people make up a very small percent of the total population yet account for the majority of the wealth. In America the 3% of the population thrives while the other 97% struggles to survive. Similar statistics are true for most countries around the planet. Why is this?

This is because being extremely rich most often leads to a disease which takes away all moral responsibilities of people.

“The fact is, rich people rule the country and do not care about anything else other than their families wealth and power.  Wealth is not enough for rich people.  Without power, wealth is only transient. Rich people know that in order to control the country they must gain the power to make their own rules.  This is why 100% people in powerful roles in the government are rich.
Instead of some middle-class Americans who actually care about the country, the rich care nothing except for keeping the power so they can create , modify and cheat the laws of the country to make more money for other rich people.  Greed is killing America.  The rich are killing America and sucking it dry.  Whether it is having a house which is 5 times too big for the family, driving an 8 cylinder gas guzzling car, or cheating on their taxes to save money, rich people serve no good outside of their own families.  Why do rich people account for a very small amount of the total amount of donations?  They care nothing other than money and in this country money = power.”

 

Who pulls the strings (behind the scene)?


Listen to our children

“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” — (Luke 18:15-17 ESV)

13 yr old girl addressing a UN Meeting on issue of environment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQmz6Rbpnu0&feature=related

 

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Comments

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  2. j.a. says

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  3. Jason Apoyan says

    Even now the cost of war continue the protests stop the crime false news give the order for aid to the innocent.

  4. jason APOYAN says

    Continue as we are in this to make people know for sure that a existence reality is if you live in a means to up hold universal security for war has cliamed lives of many unfortunate from certain people working for the destructive policies that they try to false nations into submission they fail because universe is true to the cause whichever way you look at it so why dont you guys hurry up and remove these war criminals before they cause untold distress to people of all nations the protests that are happening in the world is a call to action to the brave leaders that have the ability to remove these certain destructive ways the cost is huge better policies have been given so make it work there are good lives in this world make them feel safe give the indicments stop the war sign”””””

  5. JASON APOYAN says

    Schooling is a more proper these days shocking is what describes the amount of money that has been wasted on millitary occupation in middle east lands for what,this time there seems to be a understanding of what has been displayed a co-op agreement could ensure desiplines in such an area are able to reach there full potential harnessing in fine honor of hope,gift is not lost when the lands are free of war as required.

  6. Jason apoyan says

    There shall be a time when nations learn war no more or raise up agianst other nations war is unfortunate,iam not sure if we can manifest that in this present reality to far gone due to criminals getting away with mass murder,they have hinderd the natural process of evolution on this planet,well the list goes on,god warned humanity many times about false prophets , EVEN with my own disabilities iam learning truth and when judgement is passed down ive tried my best to honour the truth,and those criminals that call evil good your the worst.

  7. Jason apoyan says

    Just a bit of additional news within this article,intervention is needed when the military conflicts that are happening at present on the earth, it is almost out of control what has to happen to lessen the impact of this destructive behaviour, to the common good of nations, it should not be to difficult to remove these people they are on display every day at the moment!!!!There is a lot of millitary people in service there could be a treaty of some sort.difficult article to work out,with good advice productive capacity of working people of nations is needed,clean energy,healthy food,less disease,enviroment reserves,however this has been stated alot more than what actually did happen and is happening at the moment so who is given the orders in our political government,who can remove them from goverment or the entire goverment because this is the reality that is facing political leaders of our day,there is a process that is unfolding that can not be stopped its on display every day.There war does not serve the common good medicine time!!!!

  8. Charles Marcello says

    Excellent blog… kinda shameless to post within an article that used your own poem, but hey, there’s always tomorrow… in all seriousness… we live in the most dangerous time humanity has ever known. Never before in recorded history have people in government had this much one sided destructive power over its lowly subjects, and boy do people in government know it and force it down our throats. While at the same time we the apathetic subjects are so completely self absorb, while willfully ignorant of the dangerous position we are now in. Money is a fools game, it means nothing except to those who don’t have it, or to those who want it all. Yet even with our world being in a unique position when it comes to the balance of power… there is nothing unique about the players and humanities continued insanity.

    If you study ancient cultures you will discover those who have more then the average, always destroyed their country. And with all seriousness who can blame them. the beast equals giving all power to any one man or entity who lacks wisdom… People wanting to achieve great things and countries wanting to do great deeds, always get lost in politics of power and greed… while those who have less always demand more, while never asking for anything of value or doing anything but demanding more and more. There in the lies the endless cycles of societies and countries spiral towards ultimate death… the good news is, we ain’t dead yet.

    We the people of every age refuse to stop the madness, we are either hating ourselves for believing the lie we lack the right to control everything our governments does with an iron rod, or we lie to ourselves and start finding other people to take our frustrations on… because of that lie we demand peace for everyone else but ourselves. Not to mention being hated for our greatness at the suffrage of others, as we willfully deny our purposeful execution of the meek as we condemn the rich yet bitch if costs negatively effect our own lives. Hypocrisy is the first part of the answer to your question lord Andrew…

    The only way we can save ourselves from ourselves on a worldwide scale is to take responsibility for ourselves and each other at every level. It starts by recognizing no man is above another regardless of title or position. We the lowly servants out number them 10,000 to 1. We allow them to have all the money and all the power… how the hell can that ever bring balance? History demands it never has never will, and always leads to destruction. Over six thousand years of recorded history, and we are making the same ignorant mistakes every generation before has made. We create a poormans 10th century monarchy and call it communism or socialism… when in point of fact, we the people are enslaving ourselves to a desperate man’s facade of greatness for all… while he or his small group only seeks greatness for him/themselves. While on the other side of that coin, we enslave ourselves to those who have more because we believe the lie they actually have power. Both systems always fail, because balance is never found… perhaps its time humanity started another path… where the rich can make as much as they like yet can never, ever, hold a government position. Nor can they donate to any political cause more then the average person is allowed… they can have all the nice things they want, I don’t think twice about there physical collections… I rage against the lie somehow their one soul is somehow better and deserves more say and control in the direction we all must travel then the billions of souls that surround them. While at the same time I rage against people in government who believe the privilege we allow them to have, somehow gives them the right to dictate to us all, while the laws they force us to slave under be damned when the crow sings outside their window… no Constitution the world over was created to protect them from we the peoples, yet that is the lie the western world is forcing down our throats… confusion always brings chaos and chaos always brings destruction. I believe its the confusion of role reversal where we the people fear our government when we know we shouldn’t that equals the second answer to your question lord Andrew.

    The funny thing is, the answer for stopping all of this madness has been ours to take any time we decide to wake up and declare no more. All governments exist because we the people of every nation allow them to. The vast majority of us understand people need to be governed. Where Apathy sets in, is when the first cracks appear; “yes what that government official did was wrong, rest assured he got a talking to and was moved to another area”… when we the people know that bastard(s) should be in prison. Every nation on this Earth knows that disgusting dance. Stop playing their music… It’s time we the people of every nation take our power back. You don’t ask for it, its yours… governments are there to serve us… if we are wise enough to chose our style of government, then we are wise enough to sit in judgment of our governments. For the rest of the story please go to this link…

    http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977963842

    –Charles Marcello

    PS… thank you Alex for using my poem ‘War’s Endless Cycle’.

    • Jason says

      Seen the champion of peace anywhere guys lets go researching around the world on a campaign to spread the message

  9. Lord Andrew Clinterty says

    Im all for peace—but Ive noticed over my 45 years that 100% of people or groups in the west that are for peace are only for a peace in a situation where anglo-saxons,caucasians/christians/jews are fighting non-caucasians. Their peace marches,anti nuke sit-ins etc always seem to be one sided. Can anyone explain this?

    • j.a. says

      Me as well lord andrew clinterty when people are in that situation they’ll tend to be saftey in numbers it doesnt matter the message is the same for peace and the course should be reparation payment to the states and nations affected thats all that wants.

  10. jason apoyan says

    Now for the good news,more people are taken to the streets in peacefull protests agianst war in the form of demonstrations,world goverments to be forced to promote and fund the hydrogen economy,religous fanatics should relearn the true teachings,technical difficulties to war machinery,investigations into the monetry markets and corrupt officials,nato forces should think before they act karma is stronger.

  11. says

    Wars and rumors of wars…THE WASTE OF HUMANITY…WE HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR MISSION!

    The sounds are of such intensity that beauty is loudly beheld. In view of all the power unfolding, I now know that I should have done more, tried harder, learned more, and experienced all that was shown. I should have listened more…to return with more.

    I muse again… I must listen to the mission that is still in a state of events. The Shema can rise to orbital level, where I can jettison the material that I have gathered, to be sent on a pathway back to Hytona. Here, Shema will not be able to calculate without the Scepter, which must be on board the jettison-shuttle for guidance and governance. It pains me to separate the two from myself, but I must inject the jettison craft with the fateful Scepter, so that all my work will benefit Anjona and all future souls of the Gardened One. Koan and Planca and perhaps Takion, may in some lifetime gain from my messages from a subconscious memory reinforcement, to join me in worlds of coherency in another station of the structures in the Enigmni’s creations from the All.

    Scepter is injected in the crystalline capsule on the shuttlecraft. It is ready to leave this increasingly intolerable world of swirling memories.

    One last look. The Leche is about to enter the last stage — this planet will be utterly dismantled into particles of asteroids. Its pony (lesser star) Egog will go out and this part of the system will grow dark! May no harm come of its newly created parts in high flight through space. Departures almost here! In reality, I am the one who is truly departing. I shall reconstitute in the safety of my past, future… and presented in Timelessness at the speed beyond Light. You see, I am getting out of this alive…just like I always told you (Janice). I will see you all in the All and soon. Here is my last visual survey included in the kit. I jettison the material of my labors — Little Shema, it is just you and I, now. I shall soon catch sight of the Enigm………………..

    (Scepter Compression Data — Visual Graphics disabled) Claronu is in total localization with the essence of the All in Timelessness. Scepter acknowledges the state of 10 at ultimate power via the destructive force of Leche and the end of the Enmayi planet. Force is growing exponentially stronger in this area. Scepter must plot a course to avoid the particles that are filling this space with dangerous remains. Shema is destroyed. Claronu was not detected. Duration dates are disconnected and backup is recording 14.6 units of Hytona time. Course for Hytona is set. Arrival at the station of Anjona of Nibu section. Messages sent to Anjona, as warning and to institute landing data or orbital extraction. Scepter’s control has been assumed by exterior source.

    (Scepter Compression Data — Visual Graphics disabled) Anjona has accepted control of crystalline shuttle and Scepter. Scepter report on sublevel. Anjona has sent course corrections to guide shuttlecraft to the satellite on the Goge side of Hytona’s dark shield. Anjona has assembled a small number of Omegons on the far side of the satellite to avoid the onrush of deadly asteroids from the Enmayi / Leche expression. Anjona is in orbit around a natural satellite of Hytona where an old Omegon base for space development is set in location. Relevant interception data has been communicated to Scepter and is applied. Scepter is ahead of incoming asteroids per Leche — little time for corrections critical movement — Critical — UltShema is detected and locked upon all programming herein. Hytona UltShema of Anjona’s guidance is detected. All elements have been taken on to the shuttle bay of Anjona’s UltShema.

    (Scepter Compression Data — Visual Graphics disabled) Scepter detects the UltShema of Anjona is making flight to the old space port of the moon. Debris from the blast of the Enmayi/Leche expression is devastating the surface of Hytona. Atmosphere of Hytona is escaping into space and is almost lost. Most of the complexes, homes of the Omegons are now destroyed. Water resources are being atomized. The planet is barren. Few UltShemas or lower Shemas escaped. Scepter has survived with Claronu’s survey in good condition. Scepter data is with Anjona for debriefing. Anjona is starting to awaken the sequences of Claronu’s mental, visual, voice, and Light messages; and, he is analogizing them with Scepter’s interlaced programming for total visu-gramatics of survey events. All survey information and additional data are being programmed with scepter’s interior data and transferred to durable formats for review in hologramic structure. Scepter is now in a holding sequence….close to shutdown for additions and repairs.

    (Scepter Compression Data — Visual Graphics Enabled) Scepter has been reformatted and repaired to compress data in all structural forms. Anjona is now ready to send a message that has been given to Scepter to continue to relay while in orbit of the Gardened One. Duration to be determined by acts. This transmissions will be utilized by Omegon Sources in the Primary and other sources to be defined at a later morrow. The modality of this transmission is for all Time, and not to be countered until the termination of the Goge gateway for virtual transmission of programming from the All. Scepter will remain as the “last” device. Anjona message is ready for distribution.

    Message from Anjona (Annoo-a)

    I am the message bearer from Timelessness to Time and through the Portal (Goge) in Space / Time to you for whom playing with illusion is a preoccupation, rather than a means to union with the One and Absolute. To these means of transfer, I am deeply dimensional in meaning and serious of mentality. These communications are not illusory. What you are about to receive, you must know whereby you even think — a level that speaks in dim remembrances. This knowledge speaks to you even now as decisions are made sometimes, by you collectively, in stark rebellion. Remember who and what you are. Be concerned, for it is a mission that must be revived from your deepest senses and memories, from a time when physical (virtual) Time was not. These physical realms must be not forgotten in your present form, they must be used as a means to reclaim your Reason!

    Words are not your / our only means of communication, we do not speak in a sound related methodology when we are together in coherency. Your dreams know the secret of such interfacing. Ours is passed directly to the mentality of the audience who interlaces the projection within Time and Space. Omegons such as I and the initiates such as you, are carriers of this inherent Truth and should speak only messages that convey the same sincerity of being. Hard will it be, that I somehow must pass on to you who have failed to remember, yet the continuation of wisdom in this Goge Sector is necessary whereby paths are retraced to limitlessness (home).

    First, let be known to you, that the data added here to the survey of my relation, known as Claronu (whose name has meaning), is not in any way to interfere with the data he collected. It, and mine, are to serve as your device of memory magnification. His record has been corroborated, by localizations in Timelessness, to be factual and totally complete. Its secret is yours to know, and it is indeed who you are.

    The destruction expressed by the Leche, destroyed the Enmayi planet (your old home world) in total. Its ada-son, source of deep space light, called Egog was reduced to its chemical basics by the force of the gargantuan discharge. It is now the fifth planet from Goge as yours once was. As Egog’s fire was snuffed out, so were the lives that resided near its Light giving exchange of broadcasting virtual data for you to utilize in this school of learning. The fourth planet, my virtual home world in this illusion, was rendered atmospherically dead by a rain of Enmayi asteroids; leveled were our civilization’s offerings-in-being to the All. Our hydros resources were lost to the cold of space — though we needed them not to exist, rather to serve esthetic purposes. Most of my relations were converted into the realm of limitless pursuits in the reality of being. Their initiations are now complete at this level.

    Few of us escaped, as did your relations (virtually you) who arrived on this Gardened Planet over four million orbits ago. We, Omegons, were here to greet you and help you to build great civilizations in the glorious Valley Regions. There your civilizations survived numerous catastrophes with us for this world dies and reawakens periodically. The Valley Region was highly protective for millions of orbits. It was the most beautiful and sheltered of all areas upon this place of moving landscapes. As your offspring (virtually you) became genetically developed for this atmosphere you ventured out to explore the surface of a world saturated in hydros. During periods of destruction, your mentality, too strong in emotional passion and ignorance of the Alphian ways, destroyed (physically removed) almost all Omegons who helped you. However, we have survived (we do not die) in many places hidden to you, including Time and Space. It is our duty to enlighten you to return to your past glory, with us in our final initiation.

    Most of us reside on a moon of the fourth planet, where the churning blast of your weapon, did not touch us. There, we intercepted the jettisoned craft with Claronu’s Enmayi survey intact. Those few of us who survived have returned periodically to our old world and live under its surface. A few hundred of your relatives had earlier made it to the Garden Planet, prior to the accidental ignition of the Leche, on exploration teams sent by Koan and Planca. They had apparently figured on making it a colony of the Enmayi. The resources of the third planet for an Alphian being’s existence are ideal. Claronu was not aware of this happening though scepter’s records show he could have been before transcendence. We have attached this data along with the survey for your use at the time of humanity’s arrival at Omegon initiation to soulular finality and growth. To some of us it is known, that this is the strategy of the One and All for this sector’s total development. It is the Crux of Being.

    By now, many of you have forgotton your roots in this gargantuan projection of being in this the realm of the Moiré Arena — virtual assemblage vehicle in Time. This record is for you to search your inner selves for the truth that will show itself relevant to the reality that you have experienced while on the Garden Planet.

    Now, many orbits have passed since you were first saved on this world of beauty and chaos. Its periods of renewal have caused you to forget all the old traditions, yet we Omegons and three of your own, who had been bestowed the Light, Koan, Planca and later on the third planet, Takion; have reintroduced the knowledge to you each time. The planet, upon which you reside, is indeed one of special planning by those of us who see from a higher vision. Yours is a special test of ultimate Omegon initiation. We are the last forms of what you will become in the very near future. Your current Alphi/Omegi phase is ready to move to a higher structure as is signaled by your mental ability to decipher this message. One catalyst will move you all to this stage — an event of tremendous importance is about to take place. Yours will be a higher body, mind, and spiritual responsibility to the Otherworld. You are special, as your test will be of the highest difficulty, and unmatched for mental stress. Pain will be supreme to all those who glory in the highest knowledge about to be yours. Prepare mentally for understanding of Chaos in the form of a Super-Moiré Arena.

    Much has happened on “your” world in initiation, since you arrived many millions of orbits ago. Times were hard for your species, and for the few Omegons who greeted you and taught you early on. You succeeded in physically killing those Blessed Shepherds who could not be killed easily for they seemed immortal to your perceived mortality. It took you many cycles of the precession and pattern of alignments of the system of Goge to eliminate these fine beings that you called “Gods.” Though they led perfect lives, and you looked up to them as supreme beings, you feared their powers and sought their means of constant life. That immortality belongs to us all for it is our heritage and has always been our gift. Now, as you are ready, you shall become as we, in your final test, for you are us. (Let not the “twain” or their magical traditions tell you any other).

    FORGET YOUR WARS, FOR YOU ARE ONE AS ALL BLOOD IS RED!

    Have no fear, for those Omegons you have deleted are not dead, but their monadic spirits are safe for they are totally worthy and learned in the workings of limitlessness, where they reside with the One with no second. Some still dwell secretly among you reincarnated for special terms as the “Watchers.” They are the Seers who shine when sought by the few who are already awakening to the Truth of Being. They will lead you to the Catalyst Times.

    Omegonship is to go beyond death concepts, for being thus, one changes into elements that are essentially minds in unison and localization with the All, yet are in this kingdom of Time. An example of singularity in mentality, is the simple fact that you all experience this virtual realm at the same instant in Time. There is no deviation. You may not know of immortality if you do not learn of becoming. The Light that is the animator of your form will live forever to be again and again. The mind that is you is a shared localization, holospiritedly connected to all mind in the Time bound virtual worlds, which are built from Timeless realms where reality truly dwells.

    You may live over and over again in various conditions determined by your own actions. This, until you catalyze and move into the final phase of material existence. Life is like your schools of learning, where testing is temptation with the law of cause and effect couched in the laws of consequence. You build your own inferno. Your merit builds the future intellect toward knowing why there is only unconditional Love at the highest forms of being. One must grow to survive as part of the whole where Eternity dwells. To do this, and become whole is easy if one knows whereby selflessness is converted to Light. It is the Dialogue necessary for lucid union in coherency. To the very selfish, unconditional Love is more difficult than all the trials of being. The narcissistic vibrate within tiny feedback loops of obsessive compulsion to reach total recognition of self-love or self-god. Self-god is a non-condition when there is no place to exist other than yourself. We are in this together. To receive recognition in the physical world at one’s own effort is an illusion called false – play. It is a fallacy because it is a collusion of mentality to sustain an aberrant being within groups or even nations that breed other beings with the same condition.

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