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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

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  • Part 1: Reserve your seats for "The Vietnam War":  Screening and Discussion: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam
    • There are going to be three events in the Twin Cities of Ken Burns: "The Vietnam War": Screening and Discussion. 
  • Part 2:  Full Disclosure: Re: The Burns-Novick PBS Series, About the US War in Viet Nam
    • The series will almost certainly avoid the fundamental moral issues that define the US as an historically imperial, dangerous, and deceitful political/economic nation state and culture.

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Part 1: Reserve your seats for "The Vietnam War":  Screening and Discussion: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

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There are going to be three events in the Twin Cities of Ken Burns: "The Vietnam War": Screening and Discussion.  The events are free, but you need to reserve seats.  Click on one (or more) of the links to reserve seats.

September 1, 2017 | Join Twin Cities PBS and our partners for an exclusive first look at clips from the Ken Burns film, followed by candid community discussions. These are FREE events, but attendees must RSVP in advance. Pick the date and location that works best for you. RSVP by clicking the links below:

To see a list of all upcoming Minnesota Remembers Vietnam events, visit mnvietnam.org/events.

The Ken Burns documentary series "The Vietnam War" will begin airing on PBS starting Sept. 17. This is very important business for us. Millions will watch this documentary and we want to make sure they get the Whole story and truth about the American war in Vietnam. This may be our last chance to really set the record straight on this part of our history.

Vets for Peace #27 has been very involved the last several years in making sure the history of the American war in Vietnam is not “white-washed” (as our government is currently trying to do fifty years later) and excused as “well, it was a sad time, mistakes were made, but we all did the best we could, time to forget and move on.”  We prefer the narrative:  “this war, and all the endless wars that we currently find ourselves in, must not be excused or tolerated for so many reasons!”

We are very interested in having as many people attend these screenings as possible to express the whole ugly truth about the Vietnam War and the full costs of this war.  Please go to the website to sign up for a screening at the venue of your choice. 

Barry Riesch is spearheading our chapter’s efforts in this campaign.  If you plan to go, please contact him to learn how you can help:  bwrvfp27@gmail.com.  There will be copies of the Full Disclosure newspaper to hand out to people as they leave.
He poses a question:  Does anyone have a space in their home or elsewhere with a television that can access PBS where we can gather as a group and view the series? 

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27
4200 Cedar Avenue S, Suite 7
Minneapolis, MN 55407-9998
(612) 821-9141
vfpchapter27.org
e-mail: vfpchapter27@GMAIL.COM


Part 2:  Full Disclosure: Re: The Burns-Novick PBS Series, About the US War in Viet Nam

The series will almost certainly avoid the fundamental moral issues that define the US as an historically imperial, dangerous, and deceitful political/economic nation state and culture.

S Brian Willson, Facebook Posting

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But two substantial issues will not be posed in any serious manner that, if asked, would make much of the content of this series just distracting entertainment, because the series will almost certainly avoid the fundamental moral issues that define the US as an historically imperial, dangerous, and deceitful political/economic nation state and culture.

1. The US unilaterally and without any authentic justifications, invaded Viet Nam, and in fact a whole region, committing as it has done elsewhere, the ultimate international crime against peace (Nuremberg).

2. The US created a fictional government to represent US imperial interests in Southeast Asia, replacing the French before it, a government that possessed virtually no serious indigenous Vietnamese support, which required massive US military presence to defend the fictional government from the Vietnamese themselves. It was NOT a civil war, but one concocted by the US with malice aforethought.

S Brian Willson: Author / Speaker / Blogger / Activist

 

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Nuclear Disarmament, NOT Willingness To Preemptively Nuke Other Nations (2)

  • Part 1: Chilling Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Willing To Preemptively Nuke Other Nations
    • An even larger percentage of Americans would approve of a conventional bombing attack designed to kill 100,000 Iranian civilians in the effort to intimidate Iran into surrendering.
  • Part 2: Nuclear Disarmament NOT Nuclear Threats
    • Setsuko Thurlow: "…remember those who died and express the hope of those who survived that no human being should ever have to experience the inhumanity and unspeakable suffering of nuclear weapons"
  • Ralph Nader | We Must End the Empire of Militarism and Bring Our Taxpayer Dollars Home

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Part 1: Chilling Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Willing To Preemptively Nuke Other Nations

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In addition to a majority of Americans’ willingness to use nuclear weapons on civilians, the survey found “an even larger percentage of Americans would approve of a conventional bombing attack designed to kill 100,000 Iranian civilians in the effort to intimidate Iran into surrendering.”

Darius Shahtahmasebi,  Anti-Media 

August 31, 2017 | A new survey published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests Americans are willing to make a first nuclear strike against Iran and kill millions of civilians in the process.

According to the report, entitled “Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran,” although the majority of Americans initially approved of President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop the nuclear bomb in 1945 on two civilian populations in Japan, a poll conducted in 1998 showed the number of Americans who approved of the decision had dropped since the 1970s and 1980s. This trend carried on even until the early 2000s and arguably to the present day.

Darius Shahtahmasebi has completed a Double Degree in Law and Japanese from the University of Otago, with an interest in human rights, international law and journalism. He's a fully qualified lawyer in two separate jurisdictions, and writes about foreign policy for Anti-Media.

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Part 2: Nuclear Disarmament, NOT Nuclear Threats

https://i1.wp.com/www.unitedforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/TrumpKim.jpg?resize=480%2C319In the words of hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow, "…remember those who died and express the hope of those who survived that no human being should ever have to experience the inhumanity and unspeakable suffering of nuclear weapons"

Chris VinalesUnited for Peace & Justice 

August 16, 2017 | United for Peace and Justice objects in the strongest possible terms to President Donald Trump’s August 8 nuclear threat to "rain fire and fury like the world has never seen" on human beings. Trump doubled down on his alarming threat to North Korea two days later, saying: “Maybe it wasn’t tough enough.”

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ufpj-logo.png The world has seen the devastation caused by the “fire and fury” of nuclear weapons used by the United States on August 6 and 9, 1945, which indiscriminately incinerated tens of thousands of people in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By the end of 1945 more than 210,000 people – mainly civilians – were dead, and the surviving
hibakusha, their children and grandchildren continue to suffer from physical, psychological and sociological effects.

United for Peace & Justice (UFPJ) continues to serve as  a network  of hundreds of peace and justice organizations around the US and world.  Together we are working to end war and oppression, shift resources toward human needs, protect the environment and promote sustainable alternatives.

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Ralph Nader | We Must End the Empire of Militarism and Bring Our Taxpayer Dollars Home, Ralph Nader, The Nader Page / Dandelion Salad 

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America must come home: we must end the Empire of Militarism and of playing the role of policeman of the planet. Both of these habitual roles are backfiring and depleting trillions of taxpayer dollars that could be better used toward rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, strengthening our catastrophe-response networks and preparing for the coming megastorms like Hurricane Harvey.

 

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Ralph Nader | We Must End the Empire of Militarism and Bring Our Taxpayer Dollars Home

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America must come home: we must end the Empire of Militarism and of playing the role of policeman of the planet. Both of these habitual roles are backfiring and depleting trillions of taxpayer dollars that could be better used toward rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, strengthening our catastrophe-response networks and preparing for the coming megastorms like Hurricane Harvey.

Ralph Nader, The Nader Page / Dandelion Salad 

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Will this tragedy teach us the lessons that so many politicians and impulsive voters have been denying for so long?

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His latest book is The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. Other recent books include, The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood, Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together to Win, and "Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us" (a novel).

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On the Beach 2017: Living Under the Threat of Nuclear War

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    Part 1: On the Beach 2017

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    Still from “On the Beach.”

    There is no fundamental difference between Democrats and Republicans. The terms “left” and “right” are meaningless.  Most of America’s modern wars were started not by conservatives, but by liberal Democrats.

    John Pilger, CounterPunch

    http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/War%20Peace%20Tree.jpgAugust 4, 2017 | The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.”

    He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

    John Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. One of only two to win Britain's Journalist of the Year Award twice, his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US. Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: "Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job, who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour."

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    Part 2: 8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

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  • We’ve survived a disturbingly long list of nuclear near-misses.

 

Part 2: 8 Times The World Narrowly Avoided A Potential Nuclear Disaster

  • We’ve survived a disturbingly long list of nuclear near-misses.
  • Living Under the Threat of Nuclear War
  • Related: Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict

Jesselyn Cook, Huffington Post 

08/10/2017 | The U.S. has issued a series of dire warnings to North Korea in recent days, as hostilities over Pyongyang’s advancing nuclear capabilities swell and the specter of a military confrontation looms.

Kim Jong Un’s regime “should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people,” U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis cautioned this week. He added it “would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.” His remarks echoed President Donald Trump’s vow to meet Pyongyang with “fire and fury” if it continues to threaten Americans.

Jesselyn Cook: World News Reporter, HuffPost <http://www.huffingtonpost.com>, covers international news.

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Related:

Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict, Week Ending August 12, 2017, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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• Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?
• ‘Fire And Fury’ Time?
• Trump’s Warning To North Korea Called ‘Exactly Wrong’ And ‘Reckless’
• Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval.
• 3 big lies about North Korea
• “Get Trump an Atlas”.

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Fake Foreign Affairs News? What the Mainstream Media Is Not Telling You About the US - North Korea Conflict, Week Ending August 12, 2017

 

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If you solely rely on the Western media for enlightenment, your acquired knowledge is plain ignorance. You will never learn the truth because they simply manipulate the news. Learn the truth in our selection of articles below. 
• Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea?
• ‘Fire And Fury’ Time?
• Trump’s Warning To North Korea Called ‘Exactly Wrong’ And ‘Reckless’
• Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval.
• 3 big lies about North Korea
• “Get Trump an Atlas”.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Has Trump Threatened Nuclear War on North Korea? The Real News / Dandelion Salad
August 8, 2017 | As President Trump threatens North Korea “with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen,” the need for diplomacy is as urgent as ever, says veteran journalist Tim Shorrock.

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‘Fire And Fury’ Time? Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

August 8, 2017 | You have heard by now that President Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if it doesn’t back down. Read Noah Rothman’s analysis of the terrible choices facing the US. Excerpts:
We have reached the tipping point.

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08/08/2017 “That is about the stupidest and most dangerous statement I have ever heard an American president make.”

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Tell Congress: Trump cannot act on North Korea without congressional approval, VoteVets.org 

August 9, 2017 | Here is the plain truth: if the United States is going to take military action against North Korea, it should only happen after Congress exercises its Constitutional duty as the sole branch of government responsible for declaring war.

http://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/sign-btn.png Sign VoteVets petition right now if you agree that if military action against North Korea is going to happen, it can only happen after Congress passes a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

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August 03, 2017

  • Lie #1: North Korea constantly threatens and provokes the United States
  • Lie #2: North Korea is a “rogue state” led by a madman who clings to nuclear weapons and refuses to negotiate
  • Lie #3: The Korean War has been over for more than 60 years

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Geography 101: “Get Trump an Atlas”. Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

August 10, 2017 | Trump wants to bomb North Korea with nuclear weapons. Where is the target country?
A War on North Korea Will Inevitably Engulf South Korea and the entire Northeast Asian Region


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