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i want to be honest. to life to be cross the saliva before three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the house this. question will. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports this list i'm showbusiness i'll see of that. so after reading faster life in eighty six the nicaraguans group. invited us to battery for the twenty fifth anniversary of the founding of the episode. on october fifth or in the past this plane was shot down the new guard for the poor play dropping army. corps turf that reagan had funded a dream. and there was one crew member the parachute to shake the. usually
awesome cross my name to geno's interests. managed wisconsin cure me after we arrived in. the nick unarmored your dish or tribunals take house of cards out to the crash site and asked us to events we wanted to go on the helicopter with supplies to the crash site house and flush walk doors about all the flights you've been on all these covert flights of army air corps and he would course angry because he had been abandoned by the reagan administration he was basically a covert operator mercenary he would proud of. his capture would reveal a complex web of covert operations run by us colonel oliver north reagan's administration had bypassed congressional control and funded the contra insurgents . through drug trafficking and secret arms sales to be wrong it's all secret but
the house i'm going to shoot down. in the open to make a mistake it's really hard to say wrong sir no and i'm not taking any questions or concerns just second i'm going to ask each journey general meese to brief you on what we presently know what he has found in the united states what. the revelations of the iran contra affair gave new momentum to the work of the peace activists. evidence showed that the weapons were coming from the largest pentagon arms depot on the west coast california's concord naval weapons station. all they were alan and i went out just to check out the situation. and discovered that on one side of the road. were literally hundreds of buggers with all these
weapons. there's a train track and these bunkers that came out and across the highway and then went out to the pier is where these balls were loaded on to the ships. we had a press conference in which that are in store planning to start a forty day fast. of our hearts a conscience is what we were doing and why my son was there he's fourteen years old . brian and doug in murphy and david duncan. placed themselves on the tracks. train. shane i've got a pretty sure thing you know we just go out there and we shannon and. train slows
down and stops. a couple of people lost the road led over to the front gate of the ne watson station inform them that we were done we can block in and there was already a train that we could see you know this combo box cars were going to show they had to. be sure that the engineer knew there was a dog or something on the tracks or use our brain. the police would probably come at some point to remove them before they could move the train. we deliver the letter to the person at the base. and that person or someone else said we understand there's going to be violence here today. and we said no no we're told people are not going to be doing any well. and then they started walking back and they say. walking back the crane started.
it was obviously the main way faster than you'd ever observe the train of events state. that they turned around. and i saw him play but if you fly out. of ryan body back and forth in there that are a lot i watched listening to my screaming they killed my dad they killed my dad. and i had medical training even had i.v. equipment in my car because i was on holiday midwives and my asked for someone to go get the idea that called nine one one we had to wait at least. until minutes
after the first ambulance arrived because they refused to take him to the hospital and they said now is not our jurisdiction and then we have to call another ambulance. on. us is this your. in this room before you go to the. body this is the with the. bryans action to really open a lot of people to. what was going on there and why you should there and how much he had sacrifice in order to save. the concert naval weapons station remained in the national spotlight as protesters of past and present rallies on behalf of the conference mechanical occupy.
protesters tore up the section of the same tracks we're working with run over by a train. i visited this morning if i wanted to a. few minutes we're going to get out there with. which. we will watch it. with you if for this and for me it's a little that. they're just beginning and just wanted to get out of this. ryan immediately wanted to get out into the right now to the tracks instancing you see in the surgeon that's in his heart immediately his compassion for the spotters on the train and doctors of the train he got it right away or other people expressed anything like that no doubt they would. even in order just like they were
the train attacks drew attention to the u.s. military's involvement in the legal wars highlighting its role in training secret armies from other countries most of the covert training took place in fort benning georgia at the notorious school of the americas. looks awful there's more good. as we gather today the main gate of fort benning. into portfolios the point that many this is there a sacred moment is this the moment. cannot go about the business of killing without . change we cannot come back from vietnam afghanistan and iraq and all those wars and go on with our lives as before. you know all these suicides stick p.t.s.d. that we reading so much about now. the message is clear we are not made
for. this is our s.o.i. wide stare right. i realized something that was that a right and all of you. play on it. now as it were all while we're all. right there is a bit silly other people i know just because i was ordered to do it so i learned to be disobedient. five hundred twenty five salvadoran soldiers arrived at fort benning georgia to start training there in combat a small group of us went in to say not in our name. and what we found through the freedom of information act was a school of assassins as we are and it's well known in latin america a school for dictators a school march. washington course front
page long to. hit a very big article that the torch and. there were a few news at the school of the americas techniques of harsh mississippi says serious. crimes against here. and it was time. to put out the word. who went to latin america simply to request that the stops and in the troops here and i'm happy to report that five countries may just say she just pull out. those countries to be in argentina uruguay and venice away a lot. he went to ecuador where you mate. said rafael correa and
at that meeting he had not just that ecuador was swelling out of the school but the america is something very important president say that it will have made it because he said this school should not exist. less for the east. so let's face it. you can make your city. peaceful efforts to disarm the iraqi regime have failed because we are not dealing with peaceful man. intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. i went downstairs i was leaving the pentagon an officer of the joint staff called me into his office and said i want you to know he said sure we're going to attack iraq he pulled up
a piece of paper off his desk so i just got this memo from the secretary to fence off that says we're going to attack and destroy their governments and seven countries in five years we're going to start with iraq and they were going to move to syria lebanon libya somalia sudan and iran. i seventy seven countries in five years i says in a classified memo. yes sir i said well don't short term. negative please go camp sundown you can't for people that can't decide and they're like so vampire camp is like a safe house i guess they don't have to talk about what they go through with us because we understand our daughter katie was diagnosed with a very rare sun sensitive condition if i get sunburned i heal she doesn't feel patients are going to have problems with the walk to talk to some of the brains
that are actually shrinking inside the skull gets taken in the brain still small. the pain is indescribable it's feels like a really really bad chemical burn but it goes through your skin in your muscles all the way down to the bone. there's no relief. so we're just not sure this is just over. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy confrontation let it be an arms race this on off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical guy time to sit down and talk.
brian lost his legs trying to stop a train from going to central america to finance the same kind of war that we were engaged in an iraq the same kind of war that was being wasted against a nigger i want to be home when i was growing up and. as a young immigrant. i had joined the u.s. military in part to pay for a college education through the g.i. bill i was a very political i read the new but i didn't really question things i had been in the military almost a year i was about to graduate from college i didn't want to put anything in jeopardy. so i said to myself i'll just go in this war. because maybe we will
just scare saddam hussein out of power and come back in no time i'll go back to school and everything will be fine. units first mission was to run a prisoner of war camp in al assad air base and there we used fear tactics that amounted to torture in order to keep prisoners to. be interrogated. in city of ramadi it became evident. that our military commanders were not interested in helping they rather. they were not interested in the well being of their own soldiers either. we started engaging their persistence in combat. which was basically hit and run operation for
them. in order to retaliate since we were dealing with a ghost and we were going after the people are feeling. the situation was very intense we were being hit. with mortar rounds improvised explosive devices rocket propelled grenades were moving targets which made it very difficult for anybody to question the morality of the war and. so i lost my my moral compass you could say i was still afraid to question i was too afraid to take a stand. until i went home on a tour with furlough and eventually became clear to me that i could not in good conscience continue to be a part of the war at that point i became the first combat veteran to publicly refuse to go back to war based on morality and based on my own assertion that the war was driven. after five months the area of being on the
ground and being a wall and putting together a conscientious objector claim. i decided to surrender to the military. that made my case very political to the military commander. on the military installation. i was very scared of what the military would would do to me if i spoke out against a war and surrender. you may not know or maybe you do know and they still have the death penalty for the service in a time of war so i was really afraid of buck and i had no idea what would happen. so i mean it is. so far as you know it was all the other national
under the treaties which we have. precedents which we are so. takes more if you want to be a direction shadi and find obedience to authority. you she didn't order is illegal in. you're being ordered to commit a crime don't do it. quickly found guilty. assertion. and given up by bad conduct discharge the motion to staff sergeant a private. marketer of my pay and twelve months of incarceration in a military jail. there i became a prisoner of conscience after nine months i was released early because of good conduct and then i became an anti-war activist thank you a duty which stands for the immediate withdrawal of all us troops from iraq when i got out of jail in the first place is that i base that it was not a foreigner where brian was living at the time from that moment on my association
with brian began to open my eyes in ways that i had never imagined possible and i began to meet so many people that helped me understand so many different pieces of the web of. what has been and still is u.s. intervention throughout latin america and the world. there are over one million american military personnel stationed in one hundred seventy five countries the u.s. government has increased its military budget plan nearly ninety percent since two thousand and one budget now stands at seven hundred billion dollars per year. add in health costs plus interest for more than one point five million veterans and the us is paying one trillion dollars per year for war and preparation. our government spends ten times more per citizen on average for military costs than
most other industrialized nations. this increased military spending has not made the us more secure at home or abroad. well you know let's face it the weapons corporations in america. always love the enemy and they always log new instability because they're able to sell more weapons that way the pentagon says our role in america under corporate globalization will be security export which means endless war to benefit the corporations so we can extract oil. minerals from africa whatever that our jobs in america is going to be making weapons fighting wars and so increasingly we see communities addicted to military spending cutting the military budget just a tiny little bit corporations are saying don't do that because we're going to lay off hundreds of thousands of people before the next election will punish us if you
try to cut the military budget so we're now held hostage to people. in the world and say. we're not trying to. point out that the way we conduct ourselves in the world makes us a lot of enemies and one thing that i think is important about militarism is that. two thousand and ten army private manning sent to wiki leaks to iraq air strikes video collateral murder which shows a u.s. helicopter gun him down on our journalists simply. for leaking classified video in related documents manning was charged with espionage and abetting. the sentence was thirty five years in the military prison.
where all those state department documents to the wiki leaks website is a traitor who want to have a democracy with even some democratic. it was labeled as an interest and that will always be at risk because the government will always try to deter anyone from following their example. during sentencing manning apologized to the court. i'm sorry for the unintended consequences of my actions and i made these decisions i believed i was going to help people not hurt. to make democracy functional early to get the information we need they need whistleblowers who expose the truth that personally british. people who will risk their reelection are using their powers of office their powers in a corporation to effect bullshit.
at dawn every sunday since february two thousand and fourteen contemporary military cemetery appears on santa monica beach in california it is an improvised protest to remind people of the cost and consequences. as an instrument of american foreign looms. there's three families right there see those three. if you can see to hear those just those are images of all those it wounded yeah american and iraqi like children it's a people that's the first thing they see and i think. something is touched that. so because nobody thinks or they think that they. have been for the record. and they're not going with the threat. of being devastated
a child taken in there is this is an effort to image it's to enable people to feel something. about the cost of war. that this. and the sound of the crowd. would it take to remember when you know that you've seen it be full. of people. then it turns to used to. go on them. and it is them than. to vote it out in modern place. where that the answers come. everybody has
a greater role to play the role they're playing right now people who are afraid to write right start out with a two paragraph letter to the editor and you'll see the words will start flowing people who are prayed to speak gallic start by convincing a friend and then those between your church and then you'll find your voice you can do it with a measure of fear because you can be very frightened but it's equally liberal when it's cold and you've confronted your worst fears and called the society out and you said i love you enough to risk your route by opposing your point. and i didn't harm anyone if we don't willing to go into harm's way and willing to risk being killed for all for our sins surely we can risk some discomfort for an easy nice for pete's our lives our dependence on our suffering to other human beings who are worth. doing.
they. should have amnesty. or i can just let me ask my nation. you know that working at a yankee will get you into any kind of ticking dad he remained a he made them with a hold on that hero enough to before had a. little . league. let up by even up when he got to be you know about to put the tip it's a bloody good at the plate. of. scruggs
all right people also give up he comes in for just twelve euros fifty per month. i see there was this at this point it would encourage the good these were the first year ratings this is what the decisions all about on the floor of the united states senate a split emerges in washington over the u.s. stance toward saudi arabia with the senate calling for ending aid to the go kingdom war effort in yemen something the white house adamantly opposes and also this hour