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An open letter to the people of the United States regarding the future of humanity.

by Anthony Allen Quaker and peace activist Tuesday, Nov. 09, 2004 at 11:01 PM

You Americans need to get of your high horse with all this "America is a great country" garbage. The American taxpayer funds a 500 billion dollar killing machine that has been committing genocide at home and abroad for hundreds of years.

You sit down with your families every year and eat turkey to commemorate the original thanksgiving feast in 1637 that was held in celebration of the massacre of 700 native Americans.

Are you even aware that the native Americans are persecuted to this day and are still being forcibly removed from their land and being relocated to a highly radioactive waste site that is slowly killing them. The Hopi and Navajo who have bravely refused to leave their land have been suffering such oppression from your government that laws have been passed to prevent them from collecting firewood for the winter, preventing them from making any improvements to their dwellings (one man was arrested for putting mud on his roof to prevent a leak) and their livestock have been confiscated. All this so some corporation can mine the estimated 100 billion dollars worth of coal so people in California can have their air conditioning, microwave ovens, big screen TVs, clothes dryers, and dishwashers. More on native American persecution here- http://www.aics.org/BM/bm.html http://www.shundahai.org/bigmtbackground.html

What is it with you Americans and your clothes dryers? There's this great Australian invention called the hills hoist, you hang your clothes on it and they dry in the sun. Such amazing technology isn't it? but not nearly enough money in it for the corporations, and you would have to get off your fat arses and drag yourselves away from the TV and go out into the sunshine. No offence to fat people, us Australians are just as fat, lazy, and ignorant.

It's quite clear that the majority of you didn't vote for the 4th Reich, and the mass media propaganda machine has completely brainwashed those who did, but my question is this...... what the hell are you gonna do about it now?

The reason I ask this question is because if you don't do something and fast, you Americans will suffer the same fate as the people you have been oppressing for generations. The reason "Old Europe" tried to talk some sense into you is because after thousands of years of war and suffering they have finally come to their senses. Americans have never really felt the true cost of war. The burning of your cities, the genocide, the torture, the rape, the millions of homeless refugees. You have however been directly responsible for the death of well over 3 million innocent civilians and counting. There's an old saying "what goes around comes around", or " for every action there is a reaction". You would call it "collateral damage blowback".

The world is now at the most dangerous point in recorded history. American neo-crazy imperialism has backed Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, Russia, and China into a corner and put them on the defensive ready to strike. Instead of reaching out to these nations at the so called end of the cold war, American Globalists decided to attempt to swallow them up and plunder their resources, sound familiar?

Unfortunately for the Globalists Russia isn't a poor third world country, it is still to this day a nuclear "armed to the teeth" superpower. On the day of your most recent fraudulent election, the Russians engaged in a bit of sabre rattling and conducted two nuclear missile tests, part of an increasing number of strategic nuclear exercises conducted since the neo-crazies came to power. http://www.defencetalk.com/news/publish/article_001994.shtml

We are witnessing a crisis in the Middle East that is way scarier than the Cuban missile crisis. At that time US nuclear forces outnumbered the Soviets by 17 to 1. Today their strategic forces are roughly equal in size, although the Russians have superior tactical nuclear forces. Iran is a Russian protectorate, and I have intelligence from a reliable source that the Russians have positioned tactical nukes in Iran.

American forces in Iraq and the Persian Gulf are at the mercy of the Iranians who have the firepower to easily destroy your corporate killing machine. Don't believe it? well whoever said you Americans were arrogant. While I have no hard evidence to confirm it, it wouldn't surprise me that the US government has plans to provoke Iran into into attacking and inflicting great losses on US forces ala Pearl Harbor/Gulf of Tonkin, in order to create the patriotic flag wrapping conditions necessary to re-instate the draft and build a killing machine capable of conquering the entire Middle East.

We were lucky during the Cuban missile crisis because there were rational men making the decisions in the White House. Anyone who thinks the neo-crazies are rational men needs to have their head examined. These are men who have flagrantly violated international law, the Geneva convention, the ABM treaty, the constitution, the bill of rights, habeas corpus. These are men who use radiological depleted uranium weapons on civilian populations, a slow and painful form of genocide. These are men that torture men who may have happened to be in "the wrong place at the wrong time". These men are a far greater threat to the world than Hitler could have dreamed to have been.

The following link contains photo's of children with birth deformities born in Iraq after the first gulf war, be warned these photographs are extremely disturbing. http://www.web-light.nl/VISIE/extremedeformities.html. As a child my grandmother showed me books with photo's of children with similar deformities, these were of children born on the pacific islands during the period of American and French nuclear testing. This is just a part of the suffering that is wreaked in America's interest.

The problem is that Russian conventional forces are not what they used to be, http://www.cdi.org/russia/329-9.cfm so they are heavily reliant on their nuclear forces in the event of any future war. Many Russian strategic nuclear systems are fast approaching or well past their use by date, it may well be the case of "use it or lose it". Having said that the Russians have been developing new nuclear weapons systems technologically superior to any American systems, but they are not being deployed fast enough to replace the ageing systems. This coupled with the US missile defence system will give the US a strategic nuclear advantage that will put Russia in a dangerously defensive position in which they may soon see no alternative to a pre-emptive strike. http://www.cdi.org/russia/329-11.cfm

If you don't believe the Russian's have the stomach for a nuclear war think again, the Soviets lost over 20 million people in WWII. This time around Russia has an extensive network of shelters built for its civilian population. While the American government has been closing public fallout shelters, the Russians have been steadily expanding theirs. Moscow is protected by an ABM system that was negotiated with and had the consent of the US government. As part of this negotiation the Americans chose to protect it's missile silos with a limited ABM system which is no longer operational.

You don't need me to tell you that the US government has little regard for the safety and security of the American people. That has become quite obvious over the last four years to anybody who has been paying attention.

I'd like to share with you an excerpt of a message from the Hopi Indians who have somehow been able to predict the troubles of our time and voiced their concerns to the United Nations in 1992. You might discount it as some kind of witch doctor mumbo jumbo, but I am much more inclined to believe something that has been told for ten thousand years by a group of people who stand to gain nothing personally from a lie, rather than believe what I hear through the media that will tell us anything to make a profit.

"The Hopi knew humans would develop many powerful technologies that would be abused. In this century, we have seen the First World War and the Second World War in which the predicted gourd of ashes, which you call the atomic bomb, fell from the sky with great destruction. Many thousands of people were destroyed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

For many years there has been great fear and danger of World War Three. The Hopi believe the Persian Gulf War was the beginning of World War Three but it was stopped and the worst weapons of destruction were not used. This is now a time to weigh the choices for our future. We do have a choice. If you, the nations of this Earth, create another great war, the Hopi believe we humans will burn ourselves to death with ashes."

You can read the full speech here- http://www.welcomehome.org/rainbow/prophecy/hopi.html or here-

The way I see it you have one of two options, you can either A) start a mass peace movement like the world has never seen, and pray you can stop this madness before it's too late. Or B) head for the hills and dig in. You should have no trouble with option B, Americans have shown they are really good at hiding their head in the sand. Unfortunately you haven't been very good at option A up till now so here's your chance at redemption.

When a Quaker Norman Morrison burned himself alive outside the Pentagon during the Vietnam War with his one year old daughter by his side your media called him pathetic. I can not think of a greater personal sacrifice and if I believed it would make a difference I would do the same, but I know it won't make any difference. To the Vietnamese whose women and children were being burned alive with napalm in the American interest this American was a national hero. http://www.angelfire.com/nb/protest/morr.html

To be honest I believe we may now be beyond the point of no return, nobody seems to want to listen to my warning. My generation are all to busy enjoying their digital lifestyle, they have never seen war up close it's all just a video game to them and they won't even notice it's happening until the electro magnetic pulse fries their TV. So I have built a modest shelter in a remote mountain area in the hope that my children will survive the coming catastrophe so they may be able to help create a world that has finally seen enough of the greed and suffering that is war.
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