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Cindy Sheehan Writes from Venezuela


By Cindy Sheehan

There were tens of thousands of people in the antiwar, anti-imperialsm march in Caracas yesterday. Fernando Suarez (anotther member of GSFP) and I were among the people who led the march.

It is incredibly exciting here.

Tens of thousands of people working for peace with justice...

But you won't see this parade and the World Social Forum covered in America...except Truthout.org is here...stay tuned.

I will have a meeting with President Chavez later this week.

Will ask him how we can work together to spread peace non-violently.

Love
Cindy

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Heres' a blog with photos of Cindy in Venezuela.

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If you do not have a quarrel with her then you can have one with me. The problem with this country is that men and women have fought and died for this country in order for you to be able to speak your mind. You not only disgrace their memory, but you disgrace yourself as a person. I served 20 years for this country biting my tongue until now. I have a chance now to tell you that Sheehan and the gronnies that follow her are a disgrace to this nation. Sure, you can call the governement anything you want to, but by saying that this war is illegal, I am sorry but you are wrong. I have had many of friends that have given the ultimate sacrifice and all I hear from you idiots is that this is a unjust and this war is not just. Well, I will tell you that the Iraqi people beleive that this war was needed, and by the tone of their voices, one can tell that they are ready to live their own lives under freedom. As an American Soldier, this is what we work so hard for, not just to support our nation but to help others. I think you and Sheehan need to talk to American soldiers who know the meaning of "PATRIOTISM" and how the war has helped the people of Iraq. I am sorry for her loss, but her son raised his right hand to "support and defend the Constituion of the United States from all enemies foriegn and domestic and to obey the orders of the officers appointed over them." I wonder if Sheehan has the flag that her son was buried with or did she burn it. She does not have to right to hold the flag if she does not understand what her son accomplished in his life. He is a soldier, dedicated to the Contitution of the US and in a very elite bunch of brothers and sisters. He would being rolling over in his grave if he could if he knew that his mother was using his death to become popular and greedy. May God forgive you!!!

You obviously don't view any news except Fox and I suspect have never read any Iraqi bloggers. Most Iraqis want the coalition forces out NOW. They are causing much of the insurgency and are not wanted. Add to that the health of returning soldiers with stress disorders who get almost no support and many suicide because of it.Believe me, the crap you spout is just ignorance of the whole reason for the war...we were all lied to and if you believe your president you really are thick.
The biggest tragedy is that more than 100,000 Iraquis have died and many more will do so whilst US service people have lost over 2000. Where will it all end? In Iran if Israel has its way.

There is an old saying...
"Shed no tears for the fallen soldier, for I know that if I come to kill, I may die."
My father told me and my brother about that saying when we enlisted in the Marines in '68. He then brought out the old flag that was all that was left of his brother, Bill, also a Marine, killed in WWII. He wanted to make DAMN sure we knew what we were doing...this ain't no John Wayne movie...
I told my son about that old saying when he enlisted. I want to make DAMN sure he knows exactly what he is getting into. In combat your life is in the winds of fate. Once you sign that paper and take that oath there is no turning back. You will serve this country "Honorably and Faithfully". I hope he makes it out OK. I hope he learns...

Every other blue moon, politicians accidentally reveal the "around the water cooler" sentiments that they feel, but will not say in public. A classic example of this is when Trent Lott made his now infamous statement in support of Strom Thurmond, "...that this nation would have been better off today if we had adhered to the practice of racial discrimination..." The crowd behind him cheered and applauded.
That "great statesman", Henry Kissinger revealed what the government thinks of members of the armed services when he said, "...they are dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns to further US foreign policies". He said this in the presence of Gen. Haig who did nothing.

Donna Shalala, Secty. of Health and Human Services under Clinton made the statement that those who went to Vietnam " ...weren't the brightest nor the best, not the cream of the crop" (which earned her a nasty letter from my mother, for she had two sons in the Marines during the Vietnam war). Cuts in funding for the VA hospitals, the resistance of the government to help the victims of Agent Orange, depleted uranium, and their discharging of wounded veterans before their treatment is complete is further evidence of our government's disdain for the serviceperson. Actions speak louder than words...

The truth has come out; the alleged attack on the USS Forrestal never happened, it was just lies used to ramrod the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution through Congress to authorize the war. A Navy pilot who was in the air above this attack said that all he saw was "US firepower shooting into a black empty sea." A year later Pres. Johnson made the statement that "...for all I know, they could have been shooting at whales".

The only attack on a US vessel during that time was the attack on the USS Liberty by the ISRAELIS in 1967. The ship was torpedoed, napalmed, and strafed, killing 34 US servicemen and wounding 171 out of a crew of 297, the worst loss of life aboard a US vessel since WWII.

Lies, lies and more lies. 58,000+ dead US servicepersons, 3,000,000+ dead Southeast Asians, all over lies...and the LIARS got rich...Now we are being lied to again and the LIARS are getting richer on the blood of 2000+ dead US Servicepersons and 130,000+ dead Iraqis... James Glasser, commandant of VFW Post 3869 and a Vietnam-era combat veteran hit the nail dead on the money, when he said that it's time for ALL veterans to face the fact that "...we've been had". All veterans, past and present, must wake up to the harsh fact that even though we have served our country "HONORABLY and FAITHFULLY", the politicians , in Washington will not honor their oaths of office, and will not serve the people of this country honorably and faithfully. Many veterans are in denial...they want to believe that we did the right thing in Vietnam, and are doing the right thing in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As one of those dumb stupid animals, one of the not so bright, I find myself awake, wide awake, and very, very angry that they lied to us.

I look around and I see my brothers in arms waking up too.

THE DUMB, STUPID ANIMALS ARE WAKING UP.

...and when they all wake up, they will be a force to reckon with.

The Vietnam war, based on deliberate lies, that cost Humanity 3,058,000+ lives was not a "tragic mistake" as Robert McNamara recently stated, but an atrocity and a crime of the highest magnitude. It may be too late for my Brothers and Sisters whose names appear on the Vietnam Wall of Death in Washington DC, but it's not too late to stop these current atrocities in the Middle East.

Recently, George W. Bush said that the Constitution "...is just a goddamm piece of paper". Got news for you, Mr. President, it ain't.
All Veterans took an oath to Preserve and Defend the Constitution of the United States. We need to do so...NOW! ( while we still have one)

I note that the "patriotic" tongue biter does not have the courage to reveal its name...there must be a lesson there somewhere!
As long as there are plenty of little "patriots" available to send to Iraq,there will be body-bags to return to the ameriscum nation.It is only large numbers of dead subhumans that will cause withdrawal from Iraq. BTW,what do you think the price of petrol will be if you idiots bomb or invade Iran?
E.Tute. New Zealand.

Perhaps you had better see a few web sites to learn some TRUTH. Go to www.rense.com and learn the truth about 9/11. or just look under 9/11 Inside Job? there are lots of web sites. Maybe while there have a look at the site USS Liberty, and see the truth about their experience. Maybe then you will realise that Cindy is working for you as well.
Pauline (Australia)

The REAL problem with this country is that 95% of everything we see and hear comes to us via the corporate media and people like this guy are gullible enough to believe whatever they're told.
How does exercising ones right to free speech and speaking out against what they truly believe to be wrong possibly disgrace the memory of the "men and women have fought and died for this country in order for you to be able to speak your mind"?
Remaining silent simply makes their sacrifice a waste and simply going along with something as unnecessary and unjustifiable as this war is the real disgrace.

The real truth is that these Bush-worshipping lemmings are so confused and brainwashed by the continuous right wing propaganda they get from the five major multinational corporate media conglomerates they can't even distinguish between basic concepts of right and wrong anymore. And they ceratinly can't tell the difference between genuine patriotism and blind obedience to a morally bankrupt political ideology.
Continuing to support an administration that has consistently been WRONG about everything and is running America into the ground, and rallying behind troops who are dying for a lie and for nothing more than the greater glory of the Republican Party is hardly patriotic.

100,000+ DEAD
Iraq is in ruins.
It sits on the largest oil reserve in the world and has to import gasoline.
On good days the electricity stays on for maybe six hours.
No connection to 9-11 whatsoever.
No WMD's
No terrorirst training camps.
No imminent threat.
And the final indignity is that the Iraqi's used their new found "democracy" and "freedom" to vote themselves in an Islamist Theocracy the first opportunity they got.

Thanks to Bush's thoroughly inappropriate and unjustifiable response to the terrist attack on the WTC Americans are by far, worse off, less safe and less free than they were.
Osama Bin Laden could not have hoped for a better outcome if he'd planned it himself.

There are only two kinds of people left in this country who still support Bush's war:
The one's who are profitting from it and the ones who simply don't want to admit they were too stupid to realize that profit was the sole reason for war in the first place.
Need proof?
Just ask "Duke" Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Jack Abrhamoff, Bob Ney, or any of the dozens of other right-wing thieves and corporate whores in the current administration. They all say EXACTLY the same thing this "Anonymous" idiot says.

God Bless Cindy Sheehan and Fernando Suarez for having the courage to stand up and speak out against the evil so dimwits and moral cowards like "anonymous" can chant empty slogans and hide behind their flags.

Wayne Strache
USN (RET.)

I would like to ask the supper ''Patriot'A few questions.Did the Vietnamese people that the U,S,bombed for 20 years want to take away our free speech? and why?
Don't the Iraqis,have any right to fight foreign aggression?
Is ''Power of Pride''a U.S.monopoly?
Is it Ok for the Chinesse Army say,to come and ''Liberate''us without being asked?
Why does the U,S,have more Iraqis in prison that Saddam ever had?Why was Saddam's torture Bad,But U.S.torture ''GOOD''?
Why are the Iraqis worse off NOW,than under Saddam?
YOU claim to defend my Freedom of Speech
But you are short on the Facts.Killing Babies in Iraq,for that purpose is a good Idea?

....for your service to us all and your noble notions of what our country was doing whatever to whom. I have little doubt that in addition to all of the tangible benefits of service, you feel proud to have served your fellow man honorably.

Unfortunately you were duped. We all were duped. My generation was lied to about Agent Orange during Vietnam and for the following thirty or more years.

This generation is similarly being lied to about depleted uranium and our nation sanctioning war criminality in a variety of ways, from DU munitions, to white phosphorous and napalm, to targeting civilian populations, to torturing and most seriously, about why we are doing this to anyone at all.

Now if you accept the fact that we were lied to about AO and DU, where is the line beyond which they won't lie to us?

As for Cindy Sheehan, you tell us--what was the honorable cause her son died for? Because each cause Bush has suggested so far has turned out to be a lie.

You can believe it or not, but doubting this doesn't make it untrue. I urge you to come out of denial. The journey is difficult and can be very painful, but for me it was well worth it.

Regards,,,John

Congratulations, you just showed the world a big part of what's wrong with the United States. You are a lemming and make me sick. It shows how ignorant and small-minded the average American is. What the hell is wrong with you??? You can't actually believe the hateful crap you're spouting can you?

You talk about how "men and women have fought and died for this country in order for you to be able to speak your mind"... The US hasn't been under threat of losing their "freedom" until now... and that threat is internal not external. All the wars the US has fought in have been wars of imperialism. Sure, WW2 was probably necessary to restrain a fascist dictator, but the US was NEVER under threat of losing their freedom from Germany or Japan... it was all about imperialism. Now, the United States is the greatest threat to global security... The nuke-happy, warmongering United States...

Patriotism is what the Plutocracy uses to convince the masses that it's good to die for their imperialistic ambitions... And YOU my friend have bought into it so bad... I pity you. Fuck I hate the Americans. You've brought nothing but sorrow and pain to this world for the last 100 years... International Thugs and gangsters... the US has had their hands in just about every dirty thing that's been done in the name of "free-market economics" and "freedom"... bah.

If you do not have a quarrel with her then you can have one with me. The problem with this country is that men and women have fought and died for this country in order for you to be able to speak your mind. You not only disgrace their memory, but you disgrace yourself as a person. I served 20 years for this country biting my tongue until now. I have a chance now to tell you that Sheehan and the gronnies that follow her are a disgrace to this nation. Sure, you can call the governement anything you want to, but by saying that this war is illegal, I am sorry but you are wrong. I have had many of friends that have given the ultimate sacrifice and all I hear from you idiots is that this is a unjust and this war is not just. Well, I will tell you that the Iraqi people beleive that this war was needed, and by the tone of their voices, one can tell that they are ready to live their own lives under freedom. As an American Soldier, this is what we work so hard for, not just to support our nation but to help others. I think you and Sheehan need to talk to American soldiers who know the meaning of "PATRIOTISM" and how the war has helped the people of Iraq. I am sorry for her loss, but her son raised his right hand to "support and defend the Constituion of the United States from all enemies foriegn and domestic and to obey the orders of the officers appointed over them." I wonder if Sheehan has the flag that her son was buried with or did she burn it. She does not have to right to hold the flag if she does not understand what her son accomplished in his life. He is a soldier, dedicated to the Contitution of the US and in a very elite bunch of brothers and sisters. He would being rolling over in his grave if he could if he knew that his mother was using his death to become popular and greedy. May God forgive you!!!

When you lose a loved one to a war based on lies, we will forgive you your anger. Her son signed up to protect the people of the United States not to fight unprovoked wars of aggression for whatever reasons the state happens to dream up.

Your the United States of America not Nazi Germany, but with attitudes like yours I can see how a lot of people in this world are getting confused.

Daniel Robinson
Wellington
New Zealand

I sure hope you can keep up your pace in this movement. I try to keep following you in different web sites. But I feel in the near future our rights to use the internet will be gone.

Keep up the good work Cindy.

Hugh J. Frazer
polkpolitics@yahoo.com
PolkPolitics.com (home of the Palestine Culdusac of Amery; of course: Wisconsin.

Hey "anonymous",the fact that you disagree with another individual doesn't make them "wrong". You,on the other hand,are wrong about members of the armed forces defending the constitution,and if you had any exposure other than FOX news you might be aware of that. In the event you are interested in unsanitized world events try this site.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Richard

Listen pal,
your moronic diatribe is pitifully typical of pro-war idiots, Republican sheeple and religious lemmings. You can't put forth a reasoned argument based on common sense, logic, rationale and empathy. All you've done all you're life is choose a side and then stick with it because you're told it's the right way. You don't question the policies of the idiots you blindly follow. You don't attempt to see things from the other person's perspective and you certainly can't stand on your own two feet like a real man and question what people in power do in your name. You, my friend, are afflicted with the ultimate cowardice. When confronted by someone who holds opposing views to yours you resort to one of the two nauseatingly predictable replies, i.e. (1) the attack the messenger ploy, rant, rave, call names like "pinko" or "commie" or "terrorist sympathiser", or (2) try the heart strings approach, try to make the person feel bad, and ashamed. This is the truly most pathetic of the two options since it is soaked with the thickest level of hypocrisy ... as if a crippled, scarred and traumatised soldier or a whimpering little Iraqi orphan with third degree burns and both tiny feet blown to bloody stumps would really express outrage and disappointment at someone questioning the actions of a government that resulted in their horrific predicament.

I certainly would like to meet the Iraqis that you claim are delighted with America and the state of affairs in their apocalyptic country. They hold opinions that are radically opposite to the Iraqis to whom I've spoken as well as 90% of their countrymen and women and children. Or, did you just make that up? Heard it from a friend of a friend of a friend who saw something on Fox News?

You sputter about patriotism like you know what it means. Patriotism my friend is exactly what Ms. Sheehan is all about. She loves her country and despises the vermin in the administration who have ruined it. People like you stick a flag in your window and a sticker on your gas guzzling SUV and call that patriotism. You refuse to believe that people are dying so that you can refuel your car and the president's friends can get rich out of the operation. You actually think that the president and his band of vandals really give a tinker's piss about America or Americans. You bleat out "support the troops" yet step over in disgust the 300,000 veterans who sleep rough every night. You foolishly think that you are part of a nation that prides itself on the deluded myth of rugged individualism yet all you are is a herd animal. You stick your head up, look around at what the pack is doing and then play "follow the leader". You certainly don't possess the moral fibre or strength of character to question what you're told or what's done by politicians in your name. That level of courage is far too high for someone like you to reach.
So screech and shriek all you want about defending America as you sit idly by in your LazyBoy recliner while the country you profess to have served slowly decays into a police state. Blindly support politicians who laugh at you behind your back for being such a fool as to give them tacit support for their crimes and laugh at you for being such a sucker as to also pay for their oil wars. If you think that's an honorable existence then you are on a par with a sewer rat in terms of having a purpose in life.

I'll leave you with two quotes, my purblind, brainwashed, simpleton:

" To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't throw the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamn piece of paper."

George W. Bush

No you listen,

You have no idea of what in the hell you are talking about. Just because I don't go out and flaunt my disagreements with the president or his adminstration does not mean that I don't agree with everything he says. It was the same way with Clinton. Did I go out and protest for his impeachment after he got blown by Monica? NO. I am veteran who does sleep rough at night and a man who beleives that " Supporting Our Troops" should be the number one thing as we Americans should do no matter what the adminstration does. Yes, I believe this war is just and yes I believe that people like you and Sheehan are a disgrace to this country. And you know what, I don't own a SUV, but I do call myself a patriot. You know what, I have some very good friends who have been to Iraq and seen and talked to the people, and they are eager to let me know that the people of Iraq are happier now that HJussein is gone. First hand experience. Now, I served my country, and have been in many hotspots throughout the world, and have seen my fair share of what war can do, but to put your place with Kerry saying that our fighting men and women are terrorists hurting civilians, guess what, put on some body armor and go find out for yourself, because I have already been there, done that. Whats your excuse? I don't need to quote anybody, because I am confident in what I believe in. All the rest of you Sheehan croonies, get a life. There is more to this world then following a women who is making a profit off your money. I feel for her son and will miss him as a brother in arms, but this is ridiculous. Get your head out of your asses and do something good for America instead of always degrading it. You can call me anything you want to, but in the end, I DON'T CARE.

yea,,do something good for america,,educate idiots like you,,,

Its interesting to me how some people in this country (USA), speak hate against thier fellow man in one breath and praise God in the next. Where in the Bible is there mention of patriotism. When did patriotism become an overiding excuse for any injustice. What special value does having served in a war, for whatever number of years, have over someone who served one day for peace. America is full of uncultured, barbaric cowards; men whose only claim to life its that they have killed men, or existed safely behind line with real killers, who know the truth about the horrors of war, and the night terrors of rememberance. Men who have in most cases been forced or decieved into a position of having to execute the most unprofitable and self -detrimental act possible. It will not be until probably the end of those like "anonymous above" till they realize the meaninglessness of all thier virtued efforts. It brings to mind another anomaly as to how so many people in this country claim to be anti-abortion yet pro-war. Maybe becuase they will need the kids when they get older to fight more wars, based on more lies, aimed at false and created enemies, with an overiding objective of hiding insecurities behind a mask of righteous violence of manhood. A servant is known by his masters cup. Thou shall not kill, reflect on that patriot- man of God.

Humans have many different types of behaviors. One is the Predator type and the opposite is the cooperator type. We are not good or bad, rather we are shaped by the necessity to survive within specific types of eco-systems. The nuclear military capability has brought about the necessity to embark upon a new "Selective Strategy," a strategy that will not include war.

The harsh resource starved environment of the desert produces a type of "Selective Strategy," referred to as "Individual Biological Opportunity." This behavior arises from the long term existence in a harsh extreme environment and produces what is known as a "Stable Evolutionary Strategy."This is a culturally and genetically transmitted behavior that persists when the members of the group behave this way because there is no alternate behavior that can displace it.

Our war gamers are thinking of the destruction of the mass of the human race because they are stuck on this behavior, and the inevitable outcome of this "Primitive Instinctual Behavior," will lead to the total annihilation of the mass of the human race.

This is the "Secret" of the intervention by the "Higher Level Powers," into our world. The Higher level powers have done their part to extend our time on the surface of this planet to allow us the time to "Select a new Strategy," one of cooperation.

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