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War hardware: Timeline of insane mass destruction

Note: Re-edit of “Time line of war hardware inventions and applications October 8, 2010″

Dynamite (1867);

Explosion motor engine (1870);

iron battleship (1880);

machine gun (1884); (I think the French had the deadly machine guns in its war with Germany in 1869, but they were Not widely distributed in the army or ready to be used  in this war.)

wireless transmission (1905);

grenade and vehicle land mines (1914);

fighter airplane and fire launchers (1915);

tanks (1916);

bombers (1917);

drone (1930);

radar (1935);

anti-personal mines (1939);

missile (1942);

atomic bomb (1943);

reactor planes (1944);

bomb A (1945);

supersonic jets (1950);

helicopter (1950);

H-bomb (1952);

nuclear reactor submarines (1954);

laser (1958);

satellite ((1959);

nuclear aircraft carrier (1964);

Strategic Defense Initiative (1983);

precision guided missile (1990);

stealth bomber (2000);

robot killer (2005).

You realize that sophisticated war hardware invention accelerated its pace during WWI.

Your worries heighten when you discover that after WWII, the timeline from invention to application shortened drastically.

It is as if powerful States are very anxious to show off the potentials of mass destruction by creating arm conflicts for effective testing of the new arsenals.  

Actually, we witnessed 115 armed conflicts after 1945, twice the total number of conflicts in 150 years.

The US, France, England, and Russia annihilated entire islands and destroyed the ecosystem of vast lands just for testing H-bombs.

The effects of underground atomic testings are surfacing now with increased volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tidal waves. (And the weakening of earth magnetic field)

After testing on live hapless developing nations, the barons of military industries and Defense Department start exporting arms to so-called “friendly States”.  Most of these  “friendly States” produce oil and don’t know how to use what they purchased.

The military budgets of many States lack allocation to maintaining the sophisticated machines of death. Thus, the need to pay for “military experts” of the superpower State to keep the hardware combat ready.

The US government exports 50% of the total war hardware sold around the world.

Ten other States export the remaining 50%.

The US military budget is higher than the military budgets of all the UN recognized States.  Mind you that a single B2 bomber cost the military budget of 120 States; and what this bomber is used for?  Mainly if an armed conflict starts with China!

The UN banned the usage of many arms of mass destruction and especially chemical weapons that Germany started in 1916, Japan used in China in 1943, then US used in China in 1950,  in Vietnam for many years (orange gas), and also in Iraq in 2003.

Israel is still using all the banned arms on the Palestinians and the Lebanese such as cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs, Dense Inert Metal Explosive munitions

Tony Blair of England should be facing international court for crimes against humanity but he was recompensed with a peaceful resolution of Palestinian Israeli conflicts:  He delivered the cluster bombs to Israel in the 2006 war (33 days) against Lebanon, one day before the cease fire!   

Lebanon barely cleaned up half the clustered bomb in 5 years and more casualties are witnessed every week:  In Lebanon, hundred have died and thousand permanently injured.

This century witnessed 140 armed conflicts totaling more than 150 millions in direct casualties.

Three times that number suffered permanent disabilities and handicaps physically, mentally, or both.

Thus, one billion of mankind were wasted just in wars.

More than 20 conflicts produced over one million killed.

WWI generated about 9 million killed and WWII more than 60 millions.

Two dozen conflicts are still on going for decades and the toll is accumulating.

Mind that in every decade, one billion die of famine and curable diseases.

The UN estimated that currently there is one billion earning less than a dollar per day and have no shelters:  Which means, all the most downtrodden of the billion of mankind will invariably die within the decade of famine and curable diseases.

Note 1: Since 2010, we started the star wars where nations are testing the destruction of satellites in space and with accurate successes.

Note 2: Not a single conflict has been put to rest. All the hapless countries are still suffering the recurring pre-emptive wars, civil wars, and acute famine and economic sanctions.

Two Minds on Syria

So it looks like we’re going to bomb Assad.

Are you telling me that our US government is about to bomb Syrians because Syrians are bombing one another away? Occasionally with chemical gas?

And how US military strike is categorized as a “humanitarian option” for the dying Syrians?

Is Bombing for peace like fucking for virginity?

Good.

 published in the New Yorker

Really? Why good?

Did you see the videos of those kids? I heard that ten thousand people were gassed. Hundreds of them died. This time, we have to do something.

Yes, I saw the videos.

Candidate Obama was correct. We will break down the law behind this tomorrow on BenSwann.com

And you don’t want to pound the shit out of him?

I want to pound the shit out of him.

But you think we shouldn’t do anything.

I didn’t say that. But I want you to explain what we’re going to achieve by bombing.

We’re going to let Assad know that chemical weapons are over the line. There’s a reason they’ve been illegal since Verdun or whenever.

Except when Saddam used them against the Kurds—we knew, and we didn’t say a word.

Is that a reason to let Assad use them against his people?

At this point, I don’t think Assad is too worried about the Geneva Conventions.

He should have to think hard before using them again.

He’s a bloody dictator fighting for survival. He’s going to do whatever he has to do.

Not if we really hurt him. Not if we pound his communications centers, his air-force bases, key government installations. He’ll be more likely to survive if he doesn’t use chemical weapons.

Killing civilians while we’re at it.

These would be very specific targets.

The wrong people always get killed.

Maybe. Probably. But if you were a Syrian being bombed by Assad every day, trying to keep your head down and your family alive, wouldn’t you want the world to respond, even if a few more people die? I think so.

Easy for you to say.

Hey, can we not personalize this?

Weren’t you just saying that I don’t care about dying children? (Pause.) So you want us to get involved in their civil war.

I’m not saying that.

But that’s what we’ll be doing. Intervening on the rebel side, tipping the balance in their favor.

Not necessarily. We’ll be drawing a line that says dictators don’t get to use W.M.D.s without consequences.

You can’t bomb targets on one side of a civil war without helping the other side.

It would be very temporary. We’d send Assad a clear message, and then we’d step back and let them go on fighting. We’re not getting involved any deeper than that, because I know what you’re going to say—

The rebels are a bunch of infighting, disorganized, jihadist thugs, and we can’t trust any of them.

I’m not saying we should.

And what do we do if Assad retaliates against Israel or Turkey? Or if he uses nerve gas somewhere else?

We hit him again.

And it escalates.

Not if we restrict it to cruise missiles and air strikes.

Now you’re scaring me. Have you forgotten Iraq?

Not for a single minute.

My point is that you can’t restrict it. You can’t use force for limited goals. You need to know what you’ll do after his next move, and the move after that.

It only escalates if we allow ourselves to get dragged in deeper. Kosovo didn’t escalate.

This isn’t Kosovo. The Syrian rebels aren’t the K.L.A. Assad isn’t Milosevic. Putin isn’t Yeltsin. This is far worse. Kosovo became a U.N. protectorate. That’s not going to happen in Syria.

You think Putin is going to risk a military confrontation with the U.S. and Europe?

I think Russia isn’t going to let Assad go down. Neither is Iran or Hezbollah. So they’ll escalate. This could be the thing that triggers an Israel-Iran war, and how do we stay out of that? My God, it feels like August, 1914.

That was a hundred years ago. Stop with the historical analogies.

You’re the one who brought up Verdun. And Kosovo.

I brought up Kosovo because you brought up Iraq. That’s the problem with these arguments. Iraq! Vietnam! Valley Forge! Agincourt! People resort to analogies so they don’t have to think about the matter at hand.

And because they don’t know anything about the matter at hand.

I know what I saw in those videos.

Thank God Obama doesn’t make foreign policy that way. He knows what he doesn’t know about Syria. He’s always thinking a few steps ahead. He’s not going to get steamrolled by John McCain and Anderson Cooper.

At a certain point, caution is another word for indecisiveness. Obama looks weak! Or worse—indifferent. Anyway, he should have thought ahead when he called chemical weapons a “red line.” He set that trap a year ago, and now we’re in it.

Why does it have to be a trap?

Because our credibility is on the line.

Thank you, Dr. Kissinger.

See, that’s another thing people do in these arguments.

What?

“You sound like so-and-so.” It shouldn’t matter who else is on your side. I mean, you’re in bed with Rand Paul. Anyway, credibility matters even if Kissinger said so. You have to do what you say you’re going to do, especially with bullies.

I don’t think Obama committed himself to any one course of action. But if he does bomb them, we’re involved in that war, and I sure hope his advisers have thought through all the potential consequences better than you have.

Inaction has consequences, too. Assad gases more people, the death toll hits two hundred thousand, the weapons get into Hezbollah’s hands, Iran moves ahead with its nuclear program, the Syrian rebels disintegrate and turn to international terrorism, the whole region goes up in sectarian flames.

And how does firing cruise missiles at Damascus prevent any of this?

It doesn’t. But, look, all of this is already happening with us sitting it out. If we put a gun to Assad’s head, we might be able to have more influence over the outcome. At least we can prevent him from winning.

A violent stalemate. How wonderful for the Syrians. Some people think that’s the best solution for us.

I’m not saying that.

What are you saying?

I don’t know. I had it worked out in my head until we started talking. (Pause.) But we need to do something this time.

Not just to do something.

All right. Not just to do something. But could you do me a favor?

What’s that?

While you’re doing nothing, could you please be unhappy about it?

I am

Note:

1. Will the US admit the UN inspection team to check on the kinds of chemicals the missiles are loaded with? Particularly chemical charges that are prohibited by the international conventions such as 40% depleted uranium, phosphorous gas, cluster bombs, and why not containing sarin too?

2. Will generations of Syrians be afflicted with cancerous birth defects as witnessed in Iraq after the air strikes?

3. Will the Syrian forests be defoliated by Orange agents?

4. How England dare to participate in this “humanitarian strike” after it dispatched 4 million cluster bombs to Israel in the last day of the war against Lebanon in 2006? And Lebanese kids living in south Lebanon still succumbing to these tiny bombs after so many years?

 

“Depleted Uranium bombs”? Not that depleted at all…

What the US military calls Depleted Uranium (DU) are only 40% less active than the enriched uranium used in nuclear power plants. The DU are not that performing in generating power, but they are as toxic to people, soil and water contamination… for thousands of years.

The US hold 50% of the world reserve of DU, and it found an economical expedient to contaminate “other people land” instead of the very costly “treatment” and storing of these extremely dangerous residues.

This “Silent Chernobyl“, repeated countless time in modern warfare, is harvesting million of lives and babies born with serious anomalies.

In the preemptive war on Iraq, starting in 1990 and then in 2003, the US and Britain dropped over 1,700 tons of DU bombs.

In Afghanistan, in the few days of the start of the preemptive war of 2002, over 3,000 tons were infesting the landscape.

(In addition to DU bombs, cluster bombs and phosphorous bombs were used. The irony is that after flooding the land with yellow Coca Cola can-sized cluster bombs, the US dropped food stuff in yellow parcels in the same area. The children were rushing to eat and were killed by the 20% of unexploded cluster bombs…)

In Kosovo, the US dropped just 20 tons of DU bombs and missiles on 105 targeted sites: The rate of solid cancer increased 5 folds within a few years.

The soil contamination in these countries are 2,000 times higher than the normal average.

Research and investigation to the health consequences in Afghanistan are still hard to conduct, but in Iraq the results are opened to the public perusal.

The rate of leukemia is 38 times, of infantile cancer 12 times, breast cancer 10 times, infantile mortality 4 times more elevated than average.

In Iraq, the rate of babies born without eyes (anophtalmy) has increased 250,000 folds the normal occurrence!

Pr. A. Durakovic at the medical Georgetown center said that DU dust is the worst toxin that sciences have produced when inhaled or digested.

Usually, kids of veteran soldiers who served in these war ravaged countries exhibit much higher anomalies than ordinary soldiers who fought in “more civilized lands”

Do you know that the military budget of NATO represents 70% of the world military budget?

For further detailed information www.internationalnews.fr according to Joelle Penochet “Armes a l’uranium: 20 ans après, ou on n’est on”?

Note: Information extracted from the book “The devastation” of the French/Afghani neurosurgeon Ahmad Ashraf

Most magical liquid glass; (Mar. 10, 2010)

A manufacturer in Germany has discovered a great application for nano-technologies.

Particles of dioxide of Silicon (sand of fine quartz) are mixed with just water or alcohol;and  the mixture produces a fine layer of liquid glass no thicker than 500 times thinner than a hair.  

No resin or other toxic substances are combined. Water or alcohol evaporates and the liquid glass layer protect against water, bacteria, dirt, heat, and moister.

Nothing can get attached to what the liquid glass covers.

As the mixture is sprayed or painted over cloths then you could dive in arctic water or walk in arid desert climate and reach destination feeling comfortable.

This liquid was sprayed on buildings such as the mausoleum of Ataturk in Turkey.  The edifices will need no further cleaning for decades.

The liquid glass can be sprayed on hospital equipments, kitchen utensils, or anything so that bacteria are out the window.

Everything slides easily on this ultra thin mixture.

I am not sure if army uniforms that are sprayed with this mixture can protect against phosphorous bombs or orange gas.

I would not rule out if this magic liquid glass is categorized as security and military material sooner than later!

Are you poor? Raise your hand! (Part 2, January 21, 2009)

The year 2009 is going to be far worse than last year economically and financially around the world:  

1. most of the capitalist investments are due to be paid this year:

2. many companies purchased in the diversification strategy have folded up and resources generated somehow not satisfactory;

3.  more creative financial gimmicks have to be invented and demands for bailout funds will be at an increase.

            Germany, Spain and Japan have established part-time job systems to absorb unemployment;.

In Japan 35% of the work force is part-timer; syndicalism is taking a new life in this country that promised life-long employment once hired. 

The part-time job agency Wuppertal (Germany) pays 2.70 Euro an hour and Germany has been reluctant to set a minimum wage level but the current rate fluctuate around 5 euros; in France it is 8.7 euros. 

There is nothing wrong with part-time jobs system as long as there is National health coverage and the work culture does not discriminate part-time workers and work classification as character failure.

60% of US unemployed have not health coverage because coverage is paid the employer; and thus, many members in the family of the fired worker lost their health insurance and lines are forming near health care charity providing institutions.

I experienced this condition in the US in 1997; I was losing weight though I did not feel sick; it was the allusions and the behavior of my acquaintances that scared the hell out of me, but I had no resources for a check up, I finally discovered a benevolent clinic; the physician told me that my nutritional intake was not adequate; instead of receiving money for food “quality” I had to pay ten dollars. for this diagnostic. 

In Spain, retired people receiving 525 euros per month are adopting the roommate accommodation style to cope with rental expenses. 

In Portugal more than 12% of homeless individuals have jobs but cannot afford to rent shelters.

And you start wondering how these homeless workers can resume construction jobs without warm and comfortable beds.

You start assuming that job related injuries would increase dramatically.

The nervous state of job insecurity will increase health deterioration and raise insurance rates. A vicious cycle of miseries that will not spread charity tendencies toward the much less developed States in Africa, Afghanistan, Palestine, Bangladesh, and the over two billion individuals earning less than one dollar a day or having a miserable meal every two days.

A reminder: The casualty toll in Gaza has climbed to over 1,400 dead; more children are dying from the detonation of bombs that did not go off. 

There are more than 5,400 injured, among them 2000 babies disfigured by phosphorous bombs and shells. 

Israel claims that the parachutists had to cover their landing by burning the land and people for their missions. 

More than 500 of the injured babies are dying, which will raise the death toll to over 1000 Palestinian babies “martyred”. 

We still have to wait for the final count: many bodies are to be extracted from the rubbles of demolished buildings.

The UN Secretary General visited Gaza and was appalled; he insisted that investigations for the destruction of the UN facilities will be conducted; what about the genocide?  What about financial retribution for the victims?

Nobody believes that Israel will ever cease fire; Israel was created as a mercenary State… 

What is sure is that many Israelis must be feeling very ashamed: the world community has finally discovered the true spirit of Zionism.


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