WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE AMERICAN/EUROPEAN WAY OF LIFE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE

24 01 2008

Some people are willing to do anything to hold on to what they have….

Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told

Ian Traynor in Brussels
Tuesday January 22, 2008
The Guardian


A Trident missile
A British Trident missile. Photograph: AP

The west must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the “imminent” spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, according to a radical manifesto for a new Nato by five of the west’s most senior military officers and strategists.

and these stories, from Democracy Now, have absolutely nothing to do with the preceeding story….

Study: Rich Nations Causing More than $1.8 Trillion in Environmental Damage in Third World

A new study is claiming to have totaled the first monetary estimate of the cost of global environmental damage caused by the world’s richest countries. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the environmental damage wreaked on poorer countries amounts to more than the entire third world debt of $1.8 trillion dollars. The study used data from the World Bank and UN to estimate the unpaid costs of greenhouse gas emissions, ozone layer depletion, agriculture, deforestation, overfishing and shrimp farming.

Corporations Reaping Millions as Congo Suffers Deadliest Conflict Since World War II

A new mortality report from the International Rescue Committee says that as many as 5.4 million people have died from war-related causes in the Congo since 1998. A staggering 45,000 people continue to die each month, both from the conflict and the related humanitarian crisis. Amidst the deadliest conflict since World War II, hundreds of international corporations have reaped enormous profits from extracting and processing Congolese minerals.

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