The Military Big Lie

The Big Lie!

“(Pohakuloa Training Area) PTA expansion crucial to sacred valley preservation”

(Sunday, June 19, 2011 Hawaii Tribune-Herald front page)


General Wiercinski knows the art of propaganda very well: “When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it … even at the risk of looking ridiculous.”

Someone needs to tell General Wiercinski that he looks ridiculous.  In truth, the U.S. military is the world’s largest polluter and destroyer of the environment and culture the world has ever seen.  U.S. military documents say over 14 million live rounds are fired annually at PTA alone.  Hundreds of thousands of acres in Hawaii are littered with live explosives.  The military secretly tested chemical and biological weapons at various sites, including deadly Sarin nerve gas in Hilo’s watershed.   And General, please explain how bombing the land and waging wars for oil is protecting the environment.

General Wiercinski, if you want to be taken seriously, our organization challenges you to support and fund comprehensive, independent testing and monitoring with citizen oversight led by Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD (retired Army Medical Corps) to determine the full extent of radiation contamination at PTA, Makua Valley, and Schofield Barracks.

Finally, our organization does not appreciate your attempt to pit one island’s opposition against another.  We do not want the U.S. training anywhere to do to others what the U.S. has already done to Hawaii: overthrow and occupy its government and nation, desecrate its sacred sites, and contaminate its air, land, water, people, plants, and animals with a wide range of military toxins.  We want the U.S. to stop bombing Hawaii and clean up its opala (rubbish).  Justice demands an end to U.S. occupation and the restoration of the Hawaii nation.

Aloha ‘Aina! — Stop the Bombing!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
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