i'll have to search for the link(s),
saw one in the nation
t'other was spoke to my ear
what're we talking about?
oh yeare the sub and cindy
i read about the sub in an article by alexander cockburn in th nation
as a dark side to his peace face, jimmie's,
will find it
t'other, cindy, heard it as a news flash on local 88.5 fm
it was probably talked about recently in democracy now
gold star mothers
for peace and social justice
new voices in the wilderniss
weeping and gnashing their teeth
letter i am trying to upload to th nation, jamming, manWell, it's obvious that the notion of deterrence, the cold war unfolded, is the rationale for the nuke subs, but this gent informs us why the Navy mode for detente is the preferred one. If so, then let us dispense, for starters, with the stealth bombers and their silent partners, the tankers that ferry them non-stop to a closer launching point from one of our several strategic bases in advantageous places around the world. Those avenues of weaponry have alternative capabilities that extend beyond the submarines' capability. Detente is no longer the primary reason for these other weapons, and as a result, they are abused, with DANGEROUS POTENTIAL, to catalyze and inflate tensions into a cauldron of mutually assured destruction.
We are not invulnerable; we are vulnerable. The fear based political spin on reality is what fuels the military-industrial complex's cash flows. So, we need to be able to build confidence through diplomatic efforts, and this diplomacy has got to lift itself up into a more international, extroverted balance. Our need for defense extended into the world is best informed by solid international conciliation, at least into NATO, but should be extended into the wider world community through a strengthened United Nations. An America with a genuine ego will see a larger dimension and find a developmental improvement into applied diplomacy. Then we will find ways to get away from these white elephants buzzing around. At least we know that some weapons programs can be cut, and the funds transformed into more effective and humane defensive capabilities, like an expanded search and rescue capacity and disaster relief, fire and police, as well as an improved ability to employ our military forces in cooperation with NATO and UN peacekeeping forces. And we should start by agreeing to these as training possibilities, and this will assure both capability and informed restraint.