September 27, 2001
Crisis in America #12: Shining Our Light in the Darkness of the Utter Failure of the Media to Seek and Tell the Truth
Once again, a million thanks to all those who contribute in all sorts of ways to this networking service. Without you who send important information, without you who pour your heart into writing what must be told, we would all be left in the dark.
Love and Light to all of you
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
P.S. You remember all those polls in the U.S. first showing a large support for Bush and his New War against terrorism. Apparently, last night (26/09/01) on NBC it was reported that 81% of Americans now want restraint. What a massive change of heart!
1. Urgent: National ID card legislation could be swiftly adopted by the U.S. Congress
2. Peace marches springing up everywhere
3. Peace marches around the world
4. America, it's time for a change of heart
5. A message from Diana
6. Bush's Orwellian Address
7. Best Commentary I've Seen Yet
8. Project Bojinka - More Indications Of Prior US Knowledge Of Hijacker Attack Plans
9. Bill in Brazil Would Allow More of Jungle to Be Razed
10. The World Trade Center, the United States and Afghanistan
11. Quotes to ponder
"Report: Stop the War Before it Starts"
More on CNN fake photos
WHO IS OUSMANE BIN LADEN?
U.S. Says Military Strikes Are Just a Part of Big Plan (27/09/01)
Facing some skepticism from NATO allies over going to war to eradicate terrorism, the Bush administration said that military operations would not be the "primary piece" of its campaign.
From: "Milena" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Urgent: National ID card legislation could be swiftly adopted by the U.S. Congress
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001
We, at Children of Light, are very careful not to take political positions. We merely present ideas that allow for inclusiveness, as we work towards a world of unity, peace and oneness. This email is unlike any we have sent out previously. However, we feel that it is important in this case.
The letter below is one that I have received about legislation that has been presented that will take away some of our civil liberties - as a supposed response to the recent terrorist attack. Gabriel has been talking about these things for quite a few years. Each step of the way, the things he has told us to watch out for have happened. We do not pass on a message of fear with this email.....but a message of claiming and protecting your individual power.
Some of the things that Gabriel has suggested we watch out for at all costs include: using a Money Card as a replacement for our currency, microchipping (under the guise of protecting us and our children), having a national ID card that allows you to be tracked with every movement, paying your bills automatically (giving away conscious choices in the name of convenience).
ALL of these things have been introduced. And now the government is trying to pass legislation very quickly, while we are all in fear and survival that moves us away from freedom and into fear - by putting into motion some of these very things we have been warned about.
The power of ONE is vital, as we all stand more deeply in our strength of individuality, we create a community and a resonance of freedom, personal power, unity and peace.
Even the president said that this is a war between FREEDOM AND FEAR. It is important that we do not allow our present position to put us deeper into fear, but that we stand up for freedom (personal and national and global). Otherwise, we may find that what we are attempting to AVOID in fear may be exactly what we create - even with our own government.
Below in the letter that I include is a link to go to http://www.congress.org
I hope that you will take a moment to go and write a note to your leaders, making your needs known. It is time to stand in our truth, as loving examples of personal power, freedom, world unity and peace. Remember that love and fear cannot occupy the same space. Look to your hearts.
Ron Baker and Robert Baker
Children of Light
Sorry for so many emails lately. However this is VERY important. If you have not paid close attention to the news, you may not realize that Congress is being asked to enact new legislation quickly (like before anyone can think it over or get responses) to limit our civil liberties. Americans must prevent this from happening. Let your voices be heard now. If our civil liberties are taken away, they will never come back as there will never be an official "end" to it.
The U.S. catches criminals all the time with our civil liberties in place. This is no different. In some ways, the U.S. is in much better shape this time, as we have international assistance from all over the world. Do you really believe another ID card will make you safer? And what happens when you lose it or it's stolen? Do you want the government to be able to arrest you without charges and indefinitely detain you? Do you want it to be legal for the government to rove the streets with their tapping devices and listening in on our dinner conversations (or anything else!)? These are some of the proposals by John Ashcroft before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees now. If we go to this extreme, the terrorists really will have won.
Please voice your concerns quickly to your Congressman and Senators. You can do this easily by going to http://www.congress.org. and sending them a message. This site allows you to send a message to both your representatives and senators at one time, just by putting in your zip code. This will take you 5-10 minutes to do, but it could change the rest of your life if you don't.
Blessings to all,
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001
From: Neal Kruse <email@example.com>
Subject: Peace marches springing up everywhere
If CNN won't put these peace marches on TV regularly, let's spread the word on the Internet. Let everyone see how many people in this country don't want war the way we are doing it now, if at all.
I'm hearing about peace marches all across the country. Let's put them on the map and let them know about each other.
NEW YORK (CNN)
Hundreds of people marched peacefully from Union Square to Times Square to demonstrate against U.S. military action in the wake of terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon, killing thousands.
"Peace, not war," chanted many of the crowd, many of whom appeared old enough to have been involved in similar demonstrations in the early 1970s.
Police estimated the crowd size at 900; an organizer estimated it to be "in the thousands."
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001
From: Amethyst Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Peace marches around the world
The following web site is one that lists peace rallies against war that are being held on the planet.
The other thing is we should also be calling for "The truth to be revealed - NOW and the exposure of the individuals with regards to who is responsible for the WTC attacks."
Blessings of light and love, May peace with freedom prevail.
From: Markus Frey <Markus_Frey@conair.com>
Subject: America, it's time for a change of heart - see attached picture
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001
Hi Jean, thank you for all your great work.
Enclosed is a visual along the line of "Love is the Answer".
Please distribute far and wide. Thank you.
Keep up the good work. :-)
NOTE FROM JEAN: It is indeed included in attachment as a smaller size, lower resolution picture. I've also posted it at the top of this webpage if you need to download the original 52K version of it.
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001
From: Michael Dean <email@example.com>
Subject: A message from Diana
Here is a message from Diana, the late Princess of Wales, which I've just received. I thought you might wish to see it. And if it resonates with you, I know she would like it to be networked immediately. . .
Love and thoughts and thanks, as ever, from London
Did September 11 and its aftermath hit you as hard as it hit all of us - particularly those who have lost loved ones?
Of course it did. We wept for everyone whose life on Earth was shattered. We wept for their families and loved ones. We wept, not only for America but for the world.
And just as we felt your pain and anger, we also felt the pain and anger of the men who launched the attack. And when we have understood them, and told them we understand, and offered and asked for forgiveness, the hatred and mistrust will simply begin to evaporate.
This might seem strange - it might even seem tactless and inappropriate - but when we had dried our tears, we began to celebrate; and we are still celebrating. Because September 11 was the flashpoint, the spark that ignited a huge explosion of quite another kind. I don't really need to tell you this, because you already know it, but here goes anyway:
September 11 was a wake-up call. It woke almost the entire human race, except those still fast asleep. It smashed many of the barriers we have erected between us, and revealed that we're all in the same boat now.
It also revealed that, because of the weapons we've created in recent years, it no longer makes sense to fight any more, because if we do, everyone is going to lose: the ship'll go down with all of us aboard. 'Titanic' on a global scale. And that simply cannot happen. Correction: It won't be allowed:
I'm told that if anyone presses the Armageddon button now, the reverse of what we all dread is going to occur. I don't know what that means exactly - nobody does - but I certainly hope and pray it's true.
Whenever light grows brighter, the surrounding shadow seems to get darker. Focus on the light. Increase the light. Become the light. . .
We all send you our love and thoughts and prayers. We ask you to do the same for each other. And if you've got a few left over, please send them in our direction too - there's a lot going on up here at the moment, as some of you know, and any help we can get from Ground Zero will be more than welcome, I can assure you. :-)
NOTE: In recent months Michael been working with Diana on the forthcoming book, A Matter of Life and 'Death', which is now being revised in the light of the recent disaster in New York and will be published early next year.
From: "David Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Bush's Orwellian Address
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001
Next to your web site, this web site -- http://www.nowarcollective.com/-- is the most important I have ever seen. In view of the news report below I see the Presidents Address as the 911 greatest wake up call in all of American History.
September 22, 2001
Bush's Orwellian Address
Happy New Year: It's 1984
by Jacob Levich
Seventeen years later than expected, 1984 has arrived. In his address to Congress Thursday, George Bush effectively declared permanent war -- war without temporal or geographic limits; war without clear goals; war against a vaguely defined and constantly shifting enemy. Today it's Al-Qaida; tomorrow it may be Afghanistan; next year, it could be Iraq or Cuba or Chechnya.
No one who was forced to read 1984 in high school could fail to hear a faint bell tinkling. In George Orwell's dreary classic, the totalitarian state of Oceania is perpetually at war with either Eurasia or Eastasia. Although the enemy changes periodically, the war is permanent; its true purpose is to control dissent and sustain dictatorship by nurturing popular fear and hatred.
The permanent war undergirds every aspect of Big Brother's authoritarian program, excusing censorship, propaganda, secret police, and privation. In other words, it's terribly convenient.
And conveniently terrible. Bush's alarming speech pointed to a shadowy enemy that lurks in more 60 countries, including the US. He announced a policy of using maximum force against any individuals or nations he designates as our enemies, without color of international law, due process, or democratic debate.
He explicitly warned that much of the war will be conducted in secret. He rejected negotiation as a tool of diplomacy. He announced starkly that any country that doesn't knuckle under to US demands will be regarded as an enemy. He heralded the creation of a powerful new cabinet-level police agency called the "Office of Homeland Security." Orwell couldn't have named it better.
By turns folksy ("Ya know what?") and chillingly bellicose ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists"), Bush stepped comfortably into the role of Big Brother, who needs to be loved as well as feared. Meanwhile, his administration acted swiftly to realize the governing principles of Oceania:
WAR IS PEACE. A reckless war that will likely bring about a deadly cycle of retaliation is being sold to us as the means to guarantee our safety. Meanwhile, we've been instructed to accept the permanent war as a fact of daily life. As the inevitable slaughter of innocents unfolds overseas, we are to "live our lives and hug our children."
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. "Freedom itself is under attack," Bush said, and he's right. Americans are about to lose many of their most cherished liberties in a frenzy of paranoid legislation. The government proposes to tap our phones, read our email and seize our credit card records without court order. It seeks authority to detain and deport immigrants without cause or trial. It proposes to use foreign agents to spy on American citizens. To save freedom, the warmongers intend to destroy it.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. America's "new war" against terrorism will be fought with unprecedented secrecy, including heavy press restrictions not seen for years, the Pentagon has advised. Meanwhile, the sorry history of American imperialism -- collaboration with terrorists, bloody proxy wars against civilians, forcible replacement of democratic governments with corrupt dictatorships -- is strictly off-limits to mainstream media. Lest it weaken our resolve, we are not to be allowed to understand the reasons underlying the horrifying crimes of September 11.
The defining speech of Bush's presidency points toward an Orwellian future of endless war, expedient lies, and ubiquitous social control. But unlike 1984's doomed protagonist, we've still got plenty of space to maneuver and plenty of ways to resist.
It's time to speak and to act. It falls on us now to take to the streets, bearing a clear message for the warmongers: We don't love Big Brother.
Jacob Levich (email@example.com) is an writer, editor, and activist living in Queens, New York.
From: "Kerry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Best Commentary I've Seen Yet
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001
In the midst of the hysterical war mongering of the US government and a state-controlled media that knows no shame, it is more than ever necessary to retain not only one's composure, but also one's ability to think, analyze, and reason.
More at http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/sep2001/war-s14.shtml
From: "Kerry" <email@example.com>
Subject: EXCLUSIVE Project Bojinka - More Indications Of Prior US Knowledge Of Hijacker Attack Plans
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001
Note - The following email was forwarded to us by a person related to the person whose name we have wittheld for his/her protection. Following this email exchange of September 20-21, 2001 is an official airline industry worldwide terrorist warning of June 23, 2001 which ALSO mentions 'Project
- Jeff Rense
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001
Subject: Project Bojinka
Friends, I would like to take this occasion to share with you e-mail correspondence from my friend, Ambassador Asher Naim of Israel.
Here is what he wrote:
Last week I received Steven Emerson and Daniel Pipes article from The Wall Street Journal of May 31. I sent it to some friends including a dear Philippine friend Ambassador Ramon Pedrosa who in turn sent me this very interesting information from the Philippines on Project Bojinca, and I wish to call your attention to it just in case it is not known to you.
From: (name withheld and protected)
Subject: Project Bojinka
To my Classmates:
Sometime in January 1995, when Philippine Police authorities captured Ramsey Youssef in Manila, I was asked, because of my affiliation with the NBI, to help decode and decipher the hard drives of the computers found in Youssef's possession. This is where we found most of the evidence of the projects that were being funded by Osama Bin Laden in the Philippines.
The first plan was to assassinate Pope John Paul II who was then scheduled to visit the Philippines. The second was Project Bojinka, which called for the hijacking of US bound commercial airliners from the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Honking(sic -ed) and Singapore, and then crash them into key structures in the United States. The World Trade Center, the White House, the Pentagon, the Transamerica Tower, and the Sears Tower were among prominent structures that had been identified in the plans that we had decoded.
A dry-run was even conducted on a Tokyo bound Philippine Airlines flight, which fortunately was aborted by our security personnel.
It was also from these computers that we found the plans for the first bombing of the World Trade Center in February 1993. This evidence was eventually used to convict Ramsey Youssef, Abdul Hakim Murad and Wali Khan for the WTC bombing.
Obviously, the original Project Bojinka was modified to give it more significant impact on the USA. By hijacking planes that originated from within the United States instead of Asia, they made sure that AMERICANS would be killed in the hijacking instead of Asians, which obviously would elicit a stronger reaction from the Americans. And transcontinental flights (East Coast to West Coast) would have more fuel for most of the targets which were on the East Coast. Abdul Hakim Murad admitted that they had been taking flying lessons in the Philippines for Project Bojinka. Obviously, after they were caught and convicted, a new set of terrorists were trained in the United States (Venice, Florida) for the modified Bojinka.
The Philippines has been having a lot of problems lately because Osama Bin Laden has been funding the activities of the Abu Sayyaf through his brother-in-law, Khalifa Janjalani. The success of these recent terrorist acts in the United States will embolden Commander Robot and Commander Sabaya, both of the Abu Sayyaf, to wreak more havoc in our part of the world.
What is strange is that the United States agencies that took possession of the evidence that we gathered, obviously, did not take Project Bojinka seriously. I would have thought that intelligence operatives would have analyzed all the evidence and worked out various scenarios that could have included the modified Bojinka plan. If they had done so, the US would have been prepared for this attack.
Let us thank God that many of our friends were spared from the horrors of the other day. I have been stuck in Minneapolis for the last two days after attending the reunion of the East Coast Eagles in Washington, DC. I am irritated that I am unable to travel but I am gratified that I am still alive enough to be irritated! ___
More On 'Project Bojinka'
Airline Industry Warning Of June 23, 2001
Airline News Wire: http://AirlineBiz.com/wire
U.S. Airlines may be a terror risk over next 3 days
WASHINGTON - With U.S. Gulf forces already on high alert, the U.S. State Department is expected to issue a travel advisory shortly warning Americans traveling overseas to be on their guard.
Videotapes allegedly show Osama bin Laden threatening to attack U.S. interests in the region. Indictments against 13 Saudi nationals and one Lebanese, charging them with killing 19 US servicemen at a military base in Saudi Arabia in 1996 appears to be the catalyst.
With the announcement of the indictments, U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft noted how terrorists are targeting the United States. "Americans are a high-priority target for terrorists," he said.
In recent years, U.S. citizens have found themselves the target of several attacks by the terror network of Osama bin Laden. One such attack involved a plot to destroy 12 U.S. airliners in Asia.
A jury found Ramzi Ahmed Yousef the alleged mastermind of the scheme, and two other defendants, guilty on all counts. Yousef is also the alleged mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and is also linked to schemes to assassinate President Clinton and the Pope.
Just prior to the attack of the Saudi military base, officials uncovered the plot to blow up 12 U.S. airliners on January 6, 1995 when a fire broke out in a Manila apartment.
During the trial a Secret Service agent testified that Yousef boasted during his extradition flight to New York that he would have blown up several jumbo jets within a few weeks if his plan had not been discovered. The government said the defendants even devised a name for their airline terror plot named, "Project Bojinka."
Tapes played in court showed the defendants talking about how much they enjoyed killing Americans. In a test run, a bomb was placed on a Philippine Air Lines 747 flight to Tokyo. It exploded, killing a Japanese passenger.
The Arabic satellite television channel MBC has reported, "the next two weeks will witness a big surprise."
A reporter of MBC said, "A severe blow is expected against U.S. and Israeli interests worldwide." MBC said the reporter met with Osama bin Laden two days ago in Afghanistan.
"There is a major state of mobilization among the Osama bin Laden forces. It seems that there is a race of who will strike first. Will it be the United States or Osama bin Laden?" the correspondent said.
June 25 is the fifth anniversary of the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers bombing which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. Bob Monetti, President of the Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 said, "I hope the airlines are watching this situation closely."
Mr. Monetti, who lost his son Rick on Pan Am 103 is also a special advisor to the FAA on security related matters. Monetti is hopeful about the progress that has been made since the bombing of Pan Am 103.
However, Monetti expressed serious concern about the abilities of the airlines to stop a terrorist organization from carrying out their plans as promised. Monetti noted that Osama bin Laden has had several terrorist targets over the years and not all of them have been military.
"The airlines are at risk -- They need to take all appropriate measures and counter-measures to ensure the safety of their passengers," Monetti said.
THERE THEY GO AGAIN! - WHILE MOST OF THE AMERICAN MEDIA WILL FOCUS EVERYONE'S ATTENTION ON THE "NEW WAR AGAINST TERRORISTS", *LOTS* OF TERRIBLE, DESTRUCTIVE THINGS WILL TAKE PLACE WITHOUT ALL DUE ATTENTION AND ACTION TO PREVENT THEM. WHAT A CONVENIENT COVER FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE BENT ON RAPING THE EARTH FOR THEIR SELFISH PROFIT...
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001
From: Mark Graffis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Bill in Brazil Would Allow More of Jungle to Be Razed
Date: September 23, 2001
BRASILIA - A joint commission of the Brazilian Congress has approved a measure that would more than double the amount of the Amazon jungle that ranchers, loggers and miners would be permitted to raze.
The measure, sponsored by a "rural caucus" of legislators, would weaken many restrictions on Amazon land use and eliminate other safeguards altogether.
Though the bill must be approved by both houses of Congress to become law, environmental groups are alarmed and have begun a national campaign to defeat it.
"This legislation is dangerous to the Amazon and to all of Brazil because it puts the government's entire program of sustainable development at risk," said Adriana Ramos of the Social and Environmental Institute, a research and advocacy group. "The initial vote reflects the intransigence of a rural lobby that thinks only of defending its own narrow interests at the expense of society."
The measure, a new forestry code, would modify the government's current policy of requiring owners of land in the Amazon to preserve 80 percent of their property as forest. Instead of the 20 percent left for development, the new code would enable landowners to use at least 50 percent of their holdings for "productive purposes" once a "zoning study" granted approval.
"We have no objection to preserving the Amazon, which is, after all, part of the patrimony of the Brazilian people," said Senator Rubens Moreira Mendes, a leading member of the rural caucus. But the current restrictions, he said, "go too far in discouraging rational development and investment."
The draft code would also remove a longstanding provision that obligates landowners to replant deforested areas along riverbanks, allow them to replace some virgin forest with nonnative, commercially attractive species like eucalyptus, and redefine what constitutes jungle.
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso opposes the changes and was able to thwart an effort to pass a similar bill in May. But his government's coalition in Congress has weakened since then and is likely to become more divided ahead of presidential elections a year from now.
"A lot of bad things can happen at the end of a government, and one of the things we are seeing in the eastern Amazon is a sense of a free-for- all, with nobody minding the store," Stephan Schwartzman of Environmental Defense said in a telephone interview from Washington.
"It's kind of open season, and that kind of mentality could lead people in Brazil to do things they think could create some sort of electoral advantages."
The debate comes as the pace of deforestation in the Amazon, which is bigger than all of Western Europe, appears to be picking up. After reaching a record level in the mid- 1990's, the destruction of tree cover slowed somewhat in 1999 and 2000, according to government monitors, as the Brazilian economy stagnated.
But Brazil has largely recovered from that crisis, and the current Amazon dry season has been marked by drought. That makes felling or burning trees easier.
"We have been seeing massive numbers of trucks and buses hauling laborers deeper and deeper into the jungle to cut down trees so as to create new cattle ranches," said Amarildo Gomes Pereira, who monitors deforestation patterns for the Roman Catholic Church's Pastoral Land Commission from the jungle town of Tucuma.
The government is seeking to postpone a final vote on the proposal.
But backers of the bill like Mr. Moreira Mendes are pushing for a quick decision.
"The integrity of the most magnificent forest on the planet is a right of the many future generations of Brazilians who, unlike large landholders, have not been heard in Congress," the Minister of the Environment, Jos Sarney Filho, said recently. "It is up to the state and public opinion to undertake an intransigent defense of this right."
From: "Wade Frazier" <email@example.com>
Subject: The World Trade Center, the United States and Afghanistan
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001
This essay is posted at: http://home1.gte.net/res0k62m/wtc.htm and has numerous links to my work to support nearly every point I make. It might be best to read that version and take the links from it. This is a composite of various conversations that I have had recently regarding the World Trade Center attacks and what the response of the United States should be, as well as other information I have seen.
NOTE FROM JEAN: Here is a brief excerpt to give you an idea of its excellent content:
There are still about ten million unexploded land mines in Afghanistan, and over twenty people each day die from them. More innocent Afghanis have died in the past year from stepping on mines than died in the World Trade Center attacks. Today, Afghanistan is suffering through a horrendous drought, and until recently Pakistan was feeding several million Afghanis with food they were sending them. As a condition of the U.S.' upcoming war against Afghanistan, the United States has demanded that Pakistan cease aid to Afghanistan, which will likely guarantee the deaths of millions of innocent people during the next year, even if the United States does not invade. What we have already done in forcing Pakistan to suspend aid has probably already killed more people than died in the World Trade Center attacks, and what is likely to happen in the next year will make the World Trade Center attacks pale into insignificance, but the American people, similar to the case of Iraq, will likely hear little about it.
The United States has killed off over eight million people directly with its various military interventions over the past fifty years, and has directly caused the suffering of hundreds of millions of others. The United States recently said it would send food aid to Afghanistan. That will help, but if the past "assistance" to nations we bludgeon are any indicator, like how we manipulated the oil-for-food program with Iraq, it is hard to be optimistic about the aid we will give Afghanistan, especially as we gave them none after they served our Machiavellian purposes in the 1980s. Forcing Pakistan to suspend aid to Afghanistan, and other pressure we are applying, might also lead to the overthrow of the Pakistani government by its own people, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. In the words of Noam Chomsky, "At this point we are considering the possibility of a war that may destroy much of human society."
THE FOLLOWING QUOTES WERE SENT BY "Kerry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive."
- Ayn Rand
"Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week."
- Will Rogers
" Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."
- John F. Kennedy
"There never was a good war, or a bad peace."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The Americans will always do the right thing... After they've exhausted all the alternatives."
- Winston Churchill
"I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed."
- Mao Zedong
"If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war."
- Pentagon official, on why US military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War
"In time of war the first casualty is truth."
- Boake Carter
"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it."
- Robert E. Lee
"All you have to do is go down to the bottom of your swimming pool and hold your breath."
- David Miller, US DOE spokesperson, on protecting yourself from nuclear radiation
"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music."
- Groucho Marx
"War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military."
- George Clemenceau
"When the rich make war it's the poor that die."
- Jean-Paul Sarter
"Only the winners decide what were war crimes."
- Gary Wills
"My fellow Americans. I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."
- President Reagan, before a scheduled radio broadcast, unaware that the microphone was already on
"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
- Albert Einstein
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