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Story last updated at 8:48 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

U.S. in six Mideast wars

March 19, 2011 — When the U.N. intervention into Libya was first announced, we immediately heard how the United States would not be in the forefront of the military action; the lead would be taken by other nations, France and Great Britain, with the United States acting largely as a supplier and facilitator for the "broad-based coalition" arrayed against Libya (including some real live Ay-rabs! as the interventionists enthusiastically noted).

But it took less than two days to give the lie to this claim. On Saturday, just after the French — who have extensive oil interest in Libya — jumped the gun on the U.N. coalition and started attacking Libyan ground forces, the United States joined in with a missile attack on Libyan cities. Not a few missiles; not 10 or 30 or 50 missiles — but a full barrage of 110 Tomahawk missiles, slamming into Tripoli and Misurata.

Have we forgotten what peace is? Peace stands for anti-armies. Peace stands for anti-nationalism. Peace stands for anti-capitalism. Peace stands for anti-imperialism. Peace stands for anti-institutionalized religion. Peace stands for anti-politician (given that most politicians are self-seekers who only care about advancing their own agenda and that of their owners). Peace stands for cooperation.

Peace stands for real democracy, for treating each human being as a citizen of the world, a citizen who deserves to share equally in the world's bounty, who deserves to receive justice, who deserves to live a happy life free from war, from poverty, from exploitation, from domination and fear.

Everyone should hate war and all that goes with war. If you are not crying, you should be. Where are the Christians who believe in Jesus? Are they in foreign countries killing people? We are not a Christian nation. We just did a Dresden act on Tripoli. Now, we are fighting six wars in the Middle East: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya. What part of war do you believe Jesus would endorse? Welcome to the third world of poverty and complete domination of human control.

And hey, while we're doing this ungodly act in Libya, Japan is melting down (36 of U.S. 54 nuclear reactors were designed after Japan's reactor ... the one that's melting). Have we ever asked enough questions about weather wars? Is there even any natural weather left? See http://weatherwars.info/. Google Madrid faultline to understand what waking the sleeping giant could mean.

But don't let me scare you. This is not my plan.

2012 is just around the corner. That's when our planet reaches the center of the celestial equator, from which point we will pass through the Photon Belt, on to the other side. I believe then, we will see where we are in the next world ... or not.

Maka Fairman