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Veterans For Peace Elects First Female President!


Retired U. S. Navy Commander to take the helm

Veterans For Peace, a non-profit educational organization, has elected Leah Bolger, a retired U.S. Navy commander to serve as its first female president in its 26-year history.  VFP has over 5000 members organized into more than 125 chapters across the country and seeks to educate the public about the true costs and consequences of wars and militarism. 

Bolger, who retired after 20 years of active duty service in 2000, received her commission from Officer Candidates' School in Newport, RI in 1980.  Her service included four overseas tours including Iceland, Bermuda, Japan and Tunisia.  She received her masters degree in National Security from the Naval War College in 1994, and was appointed as a military fellow at the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997.

In 2006, Bolger formed a VFP chapter in Corvallis, Oregon, and served as its president for three years until she was elected to the national Board of Directors.  She then served as the national vice-president until her recent election as president.

According to Bolger, "After more than ten years of illegal and immoral wars with Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the drumbeat for war on Iran growing louder by the day, there has never been a more important time for veterans to stand up and speak out about the truth of war and to oppose it in every way we can.  Veterans can speak with the voice of experience about the futility of war and violence.  War itself is not inevitable, but once started, the killing of innocent people is certain.  I support the words of fellow VFP member, the late Howard Zinn in saying:  "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."   I am proud and honored to be the President of Veterans For Peace at this critical time, and it is my hope that VFP will some day succeed in its ultimate goal of abolishing war.  I call on my fellow military brothers and sisters to join Veterans For Peace in our struggle against war and militarism."

 

 

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Here is another example how CLASS/EMPIRE whoring, class compromises, BLACKMAILING, COERCIVE CLASS HIERARCHIES,


corrupt all 50 Attorney Generals to go along with selective class laws and NON PROSECUTION OF CRIMINAL BANKS, which ends up


NOT HELPING MORTGAGE HOLDERS BUT CRIMINAL BANKS.  This same coercive, BLACKMAILING CLASS HIERARCHY was used


to blackmail, through the FASCIST NATO/FASCIST U.S., European nations to particapte in ILLEGAL KIDNAPPINGS, RENDITION AND


BLACK SITES TO HIDE FASCIST CIA TORTURE CENTERS.   The same top down, MONOPOLY, CORRUPTING PATRIARCHAL CLASS


MECHANISM and its class hierarchies enslave the world, at the same time it CARRIES OUT FASCIST AGGRESSION AROUND THE


WORLD, through the same corrupt, blackmailing class hierarchies, that make up WESTERN FASCISM:   OBAMA, DEMOCRATS,


CONGRESS, NATO ELITES AND FASCIST ZIONSM ARE SHILLS FOR FASCIST ELITES:


 


 



Mortgage Settlement 'Whitewash': US Taxpayers Will Pay for Big Bank Settlement


Mortgage Deal or Not, Abusive Foreclosures Continue


 


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/17-0


EXCERPT:


UPDATE: (12:38 PM EST) Reports this morning in the Financial Times and elsewhere say that US taxpayers may be on the hook to bail out big banks -- again.


A report says U.S. taxpayers may end up on the losing side of the multi-billion-dollar housing settlement between banks and states. Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky explains how we may be bailing out big banks again. "It was going to be punitive and make them pay for this remarkable misconduct that occurred. And now we're finding out that this so-called penalty is actually going to involve money flowing from the taxpayer into the banks. We're bailing them out again!" Neil Barofsky, the former special inspector-general of the TARP, said this morning that the recently approved mortgage deal between the nation's largest banks was "supposed to be a settlement for this remarkable fraud that the banks and the servicers have created across the country" is, in fact, a "political whitewash" because instead of the banks facing punitive action it "is actually going to involve money flowing from the taxpayer into the banks." And, straight to the point, he said, "We're bailing them out again!"


Barofsky, appearing on Marketplace radio this morning in an interview with Adrien Hill, said of the deal:



It's kind of crazy when you think about it. This mortgage settlement is supposed to be a settlement for this remarkable fraud that the banks and the servicers have created across the country -- lying on affidavits, forging affidavits during foreclosures, all sorts of different abuses. And the idea behind the settlement, at least this is what we were told during the press conference, is was this was going to bring accountability. It was going to punish the servicers. It was going to be punitive and make them pay for this remarkable misconduct that occurred. And now we're finding out that this so-called penalty is actually going to involve money flowing from the taxpayer into the banks. We're bailing them out again!


When asked what this revealed about the "true intent" of the mortgage settlement, Barofsky replied:



Well I think what it does is it shows that the true intent of the settlement may differ from that which we were told during all the various press conferences. And instead of really, at the heart of this, being about accountability and punishment it seems like frankly a political whitewash during an election year. So it makes the Department of Justice look good. It makes the attorneys general look good. The banks are happy because they are going to get all the credit for this settlement while receiving money from the taxpayers. Really the only big losers are the taxpayers and, of course, the homeowners...."


 


FASCIST AUSTERITY, BAIL OUTS, ARE LINKED TO FASCIST, LATE CAPITALISM, AND ITS CORRUPT CLASS HIERARCHIES


USED ALSO TO BLACKMAIL EUROPEAN POODLE CLASS ELITES TO JOIN NATO/US. WESTERN FASCIST WARS, TORTURE


AND RENDITION:


 


A SOCIAL MANIFESTO AND THEORY OF HISTORY (against class hierarchies and class history)


http://asocialmanifestoagainstclasshistory.com.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Did any of these NAZIS in Congress learn the lessons of Fascism????   32 Senators want to carry out illegal aggression, War crimes


and become the NEXT AXIS FOR WESTERN FASCISM, including the corporate Fascist Media, who are war criminals for their


warmongering:


 



32 US Senators Agree: Attacking Iran Acceptable


Are hawks in Congress and compliant media pushing US closer to assault on Iran?


http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/17-2


 


excerpt:


"32 US Senators on Thursday signed a resolution that urges President Obama "to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability" and affirms their opposition to "any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Though the resolution does not call for or recommend an attack on Iran, its tone and familiar tropes of a 'limited time-frame' on dealing with the 'Iranian threat,' speaks to the increasingly hawkish signals emanating from Washington's corridors of power.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, accompanied by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., lead a bi-partisan group of senators in supporting President Obama's sanctions against Iran for pursuing nuclear weapons, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) "The lawmakers, led by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)," according to a report in The Hill, "said they weren’t advocating an attack on Iran and wanted a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue. But the measure [...] said containment was not a viable strategy, continued to promote the prospect that a military conflict could be on the horizon."


The Senate resolution was officially adopted amid renewed assertions from US officials that there is no proof that Iran actually has a functioning nuclear weapons program.  The Hill reports:



Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said separately on Thursday that Iran has not yet made a decision to pursue nuclear weapons.


“The intelligence does not show that they’ve made the decision to proceed with developing a nuclear weapon,” Panetta said at a House hearing.


Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told senators Thursday that Iran is prepared to retaliate against the United States and its allies in the Middle East if it is attacked, but is unlikely to attack if not provoked...."


 


 


SAY SIEG HEIL TO THE ISRAELI FASCIST SENATOR, LIEBERMAN, AND NEOCON CHRISTIAN FASCIST, LINDSEY GRAHAM,


REPRESENTATIVES OF FASCIST REPUBLICANS, FASCIST ZIONISM, WAR CRIMINALS, ENABLED BY LIBERAL WARHAWKS,


OBAMA'S EQUIVOCATION, EMPIRE THREATS AGAINST IRAN.    FASCIST TO THE CORE.


 


 


 


 

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