Drones Fly Kids DieSubmitted by Doug Eberhardt on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:38
I was out jogging my normal routine along the San Diego coast this morning which runs by the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, a tourist attraction that is now a museum that draws many Veterans from all over the U.S. as well as foreign veterans. Just across the sidewalk from the USS Midway was the guy seen in the picture below who was standing next to a drone replica and a sign that read, "Drones Fly, Kids Die."
I stopped and asked him what his purpose was in displaying the drone replica and he gave me his business card that showed he was part of a local group called San Diego Veterans for Peace.
Taking a closer look at the picture above you see the following smaller sign which reads; My name is DRONE. I work for the USA. My job is DEATH.
It takes a lot of guts to stand up to the status quo visitors who come from all over the world to visit the USS Midway. In a sense, he is trying to enlighten those who will listen as to what our government does without even a blink of an eye in threatening other countries or going to war without declaration from Congress.
This gentleman had the following "Statement of Purpose" listed on the back of his business card;
We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace by applying the concept of engaging conflict peacefully, without voilence. To this end we will work with others to:
* Increase public awareness of the total costs of war.
* Restrain our government from intervening overtly and covertly in the internal affairs of other nations.
* End the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons.
* Seek justice for Veterans and victims of war.
* Abolish war as an instrument of foreign and international policy.
As members of Veterans For Peace we pledge to use non-violent means to achieve these goals. All members are trusted to act in the best interest of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.
That's something I think we can all get behind, whether Veteran or not. At a time when Iran is forgotten about, even before the latest N. Korea threats by the wimpy son of a forgotten leader who just wants attention to prove to his people that he has clout, you can bet the Iran issue will again come to the forefront of the U.S. media.
This San Diego group is part of a larger group of a Veterans For Peace Iran Working Group that last year marched on Washington with their concerns about the U.S. going to war with Iran, and met with with Ryan Peters, Veterans Affairs Specialist in the office of Rep. Darrell Issa and Jimmy Thomas. legislative and military assistant to Rep. Duncan Hunter to discuss support for H.R. 4173 "which calls for the president to appoint a “special envoy” to Iran and calls for a diplomatic resolution to the current stand off between the US, Israel, the 5+1 nations and Iran over the issue of the development of nuclear power." This is not to be confused with H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but a 2012 version of H.R. 4173 as described below.
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