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Post time 2013-11-14 19:49:35 |Display all floors
Five months ago I posted an article how the US Navy can be of support to storm and war ravaged areas. There were many 'nay sayers' -- those who urgently disagree--so I couldn't help but bring this up again. it was very kind of the Chinese government to offer 200,000 USD the the aid of the Phillipines. The US and Japan have already pledged over 400,000,000 million USD just between them. This is an emergency aid for the health and safety of life.

China should be ashamed of the miniscule monetary only offer-- disregarding the territorial disputes in the China Sea. Western Nations have never turned down emergency aid to any country in need after a natural catastrosphy . This is not about politics--it is about sharing the wealth--if a neighbors house burns down--you may not like them or even hate them but you go and offer help what ever that can be. {:soso_e111:}

Four days after Typhoon Haiyan sesctructive dance over the Phillipines,
the USS George Washington has purifying machines on board that can make about 100,000 of gallons of drinking water a day.
It significantly boosts the U.S. aid already in the region. Since U.S. Marines arrived Sunday, they have brought about 100,000 pounds of supplies into the area.

“One of the best capabilities the Strike Group brings is our 21 helicopters,” Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery stated  “These helicopters represent a good deal of lift to move emergency supplies around.”
Late Wednesday, the Navy also activated the hospital ship USNS Mercy to be ready to support the disaster relief effort. If ordered to deploy, Mercy would get underway in the next several days and could arrive in the Philippines in December.

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Post time 2013-11-16 06:17:17 |Display all floors
Shyteboy, the US treats and regards the Philippines as a colony (it was an ex-US colony).
At the same time, the Philippines regard China as its number one enemies.
So why the f##k should China loose sleep over Haiyan killing a mere few thousand Pinoys?

Go eat a banana monkey, then return and post something more sensible and constructive.

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Post time 2013-11-17 02:34:15 |Display all floors
The Yanks don't care if a million Pinoys die.
Typhoon Haiyan would have made their recolonisation of the Philippines that much easier.

"It's a blessing in disguise!", you can almost hear the admirals celebrating in the officers' orgy room, as they start butting one another true Anglo style.

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Post time 2013-11-17 04:26:57 |Display all floors
‘US may benefit from suffering Filipinos’

The same week in which a Washington Post columnist claimed that interracial marriage makes people gag, a USA Today columnist has proposed using the US military to aid those suffering in the Philippines - as a backdoor means of getting the US military back into a larger occupation of the Philippines.

While the Philippines’ representative at the climate talks in Warsaw is fasting in protest of international inaction on the destruction of the earth’s climate, and the US negotiator has effectively told him to go jump in a typhoon, the discussion in the US media is of the supposed military benefits of using Filipinos’ suffering as an excuse to militarize their country.

The author of the USA Today column makes no mention of the US military’s history in the Philippines. This was, after all, the site of the first major modern US war of foreign occupation, marked by long duration, and high and one-sided casualties. As in Iraq, some 4,000 US troops died in the effort, but most of them from disease. The Philippines lost some 1.5 million men, women, and children out of a population of 6 to 7 million.

The USA Today columnist makes no mention of Filipinos’ resistance to the US military up through recent decades, or of President Obama’s ongoing efforts to put more troops back into the Philippines, disaster or no disaster.

Instead, our benevolent militarist claims that budgets are tight in Washington - which is of course always going to be the case for a government spending upwards of $1 trillion a year on militarism.

He claims that the United States “stations troops throughout the world in the hope of shaping the political environment so as to avoid sending them into combat” - a perspective that ignores the alternative of neither sending them into combat nor stationing them abroad.

The terrorist attacks that the US uses to justify its foreign wars are, according to US officials, provoked by the over a million troops stationed in 177 countries, the drone strikes, and other such “preventive” measures.

    “[D]eploying military resources for disaster relief is a remarkably effective - and inexpensive - investment in the future. One of the largest such deployments in history, the deployment of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and other assets following the Asian tsunami of 2004, is estimated to have cost $857 million. That's roughly the price of three days' operations in Afghanistan last year.”

Or of 15,500 teachers in US schools, or of enormous supplies of far more edible food than an aircraft carrier full of troops and weapons.

Much of the world has long-since learned to fear US Trojan horses. As I noted in War Is A Lie:

“By 1961, the cops of the world were in Vietnam, but President Kennedy’s representatives there thought a lot more cops were needed and knew the public and the president would be resistant to sending them. For one thing, you couldn’t keep up your image as the cops of the world if you sent in a big force to prop up an unpopular regime. What to do? What to do? Ralph Stavins, coauthor of an extensive account of Vietnam War planning, recounts that General Maxwell Taylor and Walt W. Rostow… ‘wondered how the United States could go to war while appearing to preserve the peace. While they were pondering this question, Vietnam was suddenly struck by a deluge. It was as if God had wrought a miracle. American soldiers, acting on humanitarian impulses, could be dispatched to save Vietnam not from the Viet Cong, but from the floods.’”

What a blessing! And how well it helped to prevent warfare!

Of course, today’s enlightened punditry means well. The thought of Southeast Asians marrying their daughters might make some of them gag, but philanthropy is philanthropy after all, even if we’d never stand for some other country stationing its military here on the excuse that it brought some food and medicine along. Here’s the USA Today:

    “The goodwill the tsunami relief brought the US is incalculable. Nearly a decade later, the effort may rank as one of the most concrete reasons Southeast Asian nations trust the long-term US commitment to a strategy of ‘Asian rebalancing’ The Obama administration recognizes the value of disaster relief. As the Pentagon attempts to shift more of its weight to the Asian Pacific region while balancing a shrinking budget, this could turn out to be one of the best decisions it could make.”

But good will is dependent on not dominating people militarily and economically - yet that seems to be exactly the goal.

What’s wrong with that, some might ask. The sneaky abuse of disaster relief might be thought to give aggressive war “prevention” an undeserved bad name were it not for the fact that nobody is threatening war on the United States and nobody is about to do so. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to one of our top veteran warmongers, via PopularResistance:

“During a recent speech in Poland, former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski warned fellow elitists that a worldwide ‘resistance’ movement to ‘external control’ driven by ‘populist activism’ is threatening to derail the move towards a new world order. Calling the notion that the 21st century is the American century a ‘shared delusion,’ Brzezinski stated that American domination was no longer possible because of an accelerating social change driven by ‘instant mass communications such as radio, television and the Internet,’ which have been cumulatively stimulating ‘a universal awakening of mass political consciousness.’ The former US National Security Advisor added that this ‘rise in worldwide populist activism is proving inimical to external domination of the kind that prevailed in the age of colonialism and imperialism.’”

If this master warmonger recognizes that the age of colonialism and imperialism is gone, how do millions of Americans still manage to bark out the Pavlovian response “What about the next Hitler?” whenever someone proposes ending war?

The fact is that no governments are plotting to take over the United States. Old-fashioned imperialism and colonialism are as gone as 1940s clothing and music, not to mention Jim Crow, respectability for eugenics, established second-class status for women, the absence of environmentalism, children hiding under desks to protect themselves from nuclear bombs, teachers hitting children, cigarettes being good for you. The fact is that 75 years is a long, long time. In many ways we've moved on and never looked back.

When it comes to war, however, just propose to end it, and 4 out of 5 dentists, or doctors, or teachers, or gardeners, or anybody else in the United States will say “What about the next Hitler?” Well, what about the dozens of misidentified next-Hitlers of the past 70 years? What about the possibility that within our own minds we’re dressing up war as disaster relief? Isn’t it just possible that after generations of clearly aggressive, destructive, and criminal wars we describe militarism as a response to the second-coming of Hitler because the truth wouldn’t sound as nice?
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Post time 2013-11-17 04:40:16 |Display all floors
Good to see

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Post time 2013-11-17 04:42:43 |Display all floors
YIPman Post time: 2013-11-17 02:34
The Yanks don't care if a million Pinoys die.
Typhoon Haiyan would have made their recolonisation of ...

Let's put your aircraft carrier up against the  Washington, I wonder which one would win?

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