Bush Earmarks Funds For Landmines, Some May Already Be In Iraq
Unbelievable as it may seem, “our” Bush administration has requested $1.3 billion for
the Spider landmine, in defiance of what the world
cares. Thus reports Human Rights Watch, which
also reports that the Matrix remote-controlled landmine system may ALREADY be deployed in Iraq.
Princess Diana of the U.K. may be rolling over in her grave as the Bush administration rationalizes its paranoia to need to use landmines in its war-distorted policies for the new millennium.
“Landmines still have a valid and essential role protecting United States forces in military operations… No other weapon currently exists that provides all the capabilities provided by landmines.”
Human Rights Watch [HRW] reports that the Pentagon will neither deny nor confirm that the U.S. has already begun deploying the remote-controlled Matrix landmine system in the country we are supposedly saving altruistically: Iraq. Allegedly 25 of these mine systems were sent to that country in May, 2005, to be used by the Army’s Stryker brigade.
“The US has not used antipersonnel land mines since the 1991 Gulf War, when it scattered over 100,000 land mines from planes in Iraq and Kuwait, according to HRW. Then, in 1992, Pres. George H.W. Bush signed into law a moratorium introduced by Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy on the export of all antipersonnel land mines.
In 1994 the US called for the “eventual elimination” of all such mines and in 1996, Pres. Bill Clinton said the US would “seek a worldwide agreement as soon as possible to end the use of all antipersonnel mines.” The US produced its last antipersonnel land mine in 1997.
It has also been the stated objective of the US government that it would someday join the 145 countries party to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which bans the use, production, exporting, and stockpiling of antipersonnel land mines.
However, the Bush administration made an about-face in US antipersonnel land mine policy in February 2004, when it abandoned any pretense of joining the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, also known as the Ottawa Convention.”
So now, we, the mighty USA, above all other nations, still must have every last advantage, moral or immoral, in war especially. And do not forget all the depleted uranium, from nuclear power and nuclear weapons waste that we had to get rid of. That ended up in Iraq after the first Gulf War, and has been left behind, and is being left behind to cause cancer and death in Iraq, during this rape-seed
war. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have already died, plus our soldiers, thinking they are doing the right thing, also are dying and getting maimed. So the corporations can sell their genetically altered seeds to a captive audience in Iraq; so the oil and the mines and the banks, and whatever else is desired, can be profited from with impunity.
Be aware that the 145 nations who have signed onto the Ottawa Convention are “forbidden to “assist” others in acts that are prohibited by the treaty. Therefore, US military allies could be at risk of breaching the treaty in joint military operations where antipersonnel land mines are being used.”
All Hail George Bush! All Hail Dick Cheney! All Hail
Donald Rumsfeld! All Hail Condoleecha Rice! Let Us
Be The Arrogant Pariah Of The World!
All quotes for this post come from the article by Isaac Baker, shared with you here, where you can access it now: