2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: uxogypfy@bellsouth.net
Date: 6 Feb 2003 17:50:17 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Bring Homeland Security Home
That was a wonderful and terrible summary you wrote Christine and it took a
great deal of thought and courage.   I know you 'spoke' for me and I  hope
your voice is heard by those 'in power' who will do something about the
travesties you eloquently wrote about..

Thank You,
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Bring Homeland Security Home

> The following was posted by Christine Bettencourt
> <christinebettencourt@earthlink.net>
> ___________________________________________________
> Our Military, whom we love, is suppose to defend us, not poison us:
> Our grandfathers, fathers, husbands, uncles, brothers and sons die for
> our freedom, so we can be safe
> from chemical attacks.  Grandmothers, mothers, wives, aunts, sisters and
> daughters do the same.  Seperated
> from their families and country to serve across seas so their nation can
> be protected from the threat of
> chemical injuries and their associated deaths.
> It is a sacrifice in vain when our government turns a blind eye to
> military base cleanups that expose us to
> the very same results although it may not always be recognized due to
> delayed symptomology and lack of
> appropriate medical training and diagnostics.  Medical science clearly
> reveals the danger and risks of
> diseases and deaths responsible from these so called base clean-ups.
> Where is our Homeland Security?  Freedom from chemical mutagens is
> suppose to be a priority and a
> cause of war. Why is Reuse, Development and Economic Recovery profits
> permitted to take precedence
> over public health and safety?  Is it right to sacrifice the very ones
> our countrymen and woman are dying to
> save?  Are they mere collateral damages?  Couldn't it be called
> pre-meditated random murder or outright
> homicide since that's what the military data says happens when humans
> are exposed to their munition and
> war time wastes?  Is it right to raise contaminant levels so military
> contractors can keep the money paid by
> tax dollars instead of spending it on safer clean-up levels or so land
> recipients don't have to forfeit their
> inheritance due to lack of clean-up capabilities?  Is it moral to give
> contaminated property to the
> under-priveledged, the sick and the poor all the while acting like a
> good neighbor? Is it moral to make untold
> millions at the expense of the people? Is it legal?  How do you get the
> fox out of the hen house?  Is it forgivable
> to extinct our animals and plants while pretending to save them?  Or
> kill our children with toxic smoke from
> munition burial pits so they won't sneak on and grab a live dud?  Or
> give them tainted water to drink saying
> it's safe because it's 'blended' with clean water?  Does anyone care
> about anyone when they see green or
> does a monster always take over?
> Where is rightousness?  Where is the courage of the honorable?  Where is
> our God as we suffer through
> these things and watch so many harmed as we ourselves slowly die from
> them? Is he punishing us with
> the poetic justice of war and wealth?  Where is our voice and who is
> listening and who cares that can do
> something?  Who will do something to stop this despicable deception
> campaign of public safety and
> approval?  Who will tell the president and the attorney general they are
> being lied to and will they care?
> And it's not just a few, its the majority and overtime it will be us
> all.
> Many times, I have felt we stand before the Wizard of Oz's great smoke
> screen and wondered who is
> really behind these acts of war on my fellowman?  Certainly, it can't be
> our 'real' military, for they are
> honorable and defenders of life and only kill the enemy to protect us.
> Why are base contractors granted all
> the powers of the military and the US Attorney General's office to break
> every law in the book, even the
> ones still in tact, while they sing, "protection of human health and the
> environment is of utmost
> importance?"  Why do they get away with lying about what they are really
> doing at the bases in their
> pentagon submitted documents and why does it go unquestioned?  Is it
> because the poor souls issued 150+
> sites to have oversight over have rubberstamped everything out of
> exhaustion, manipulation and sheer
> oppression?  Why are concerned people who bring forth truth and public
> awareness made out and set up as
> community terrorists and put under intense character assassinations with
> the threat of incarceration?  That
> is if they insist on publicly participating?
> Why is junk science allowed to replace sound science and then allowed to
> be distributed nation-wide to
> help other compromised entities do horrible things in other helpless
> communities, just so they can increase
> profits by saving on technology and labor fees or by expediant land
> sales or commercializing the land
> endowed to them?  Who is really poisoning and terrorizing America and
> not even for military readiness?  Is
> it just greedy contractors, developers, crooked politicians, bought off
> regulatory agents and compromised
> bureaucrats or could it also be US national enemies infiltrated into top
> levels of our government sending the
> orders down to commit environmental suicide?  Is it paranoia to wonder
> if there is a strategy to kill us after
> all it is really happening? (If were granted the epidimeology reports
> and health studies we reqested it would
> be easily proven, that is as long as ATSDR didn't do it.  Isn't it
> evident that spewing mutagenic,
> carcenegenic chemical agents from Superfund sites into and onto people's
> bodies and into
> their communities acts of war according to the US National Security
> threat profile or are those that tell
> people the truth about it and stir up fear through their information
> worse terrorists?.  Is there really a
> difference of being exposed to hazardous, toxic and radio-active wastes
> from foreign terrorists or budget
> cutting, land transfer racing BRAC office staff and green eyed
> politicians and other land recipients?  Isn't it
> worse if your one of us?
> Friends have told me to leave it alone and not worry about what they do
> to us because Christ will be back
> someday and take care of everything, but what about now?  Don't we have
> an obligation to fight the good
> fight, to protect the weak and put on the armor of God as we face the
> enemy who is the destroyer of the
> earth and its inhabitants and let us not forget, the Father of all
> Lies?  I admit I sin when I worry, but it's
> because I really want to live so my child will not be alone without a
> mommy and daddy.  I want to protect her
> from chemicals since no one else is and want her to grow up and have a
> family. I don't want her mutated
> and ten feet under like her sister who I carried during  my benzene
> exposure or her children injured, if she
> can hopefully have any.  We have a duty to our families, but we are
> out-numbered and out-financed and no
> one hears the truth because as the bible says, they have tickling ears
> and it is more convenient to accept the
> polluters story even if it is obvious they are untrue.  Those that do
> care and are in a position to make change
> are commonly overburdened with toxic sites and have mortgages to pay and
> maybe they can't do much so
> they deny the truth partly out of job security, partly out of ignorance
> and partly out of conscience.
> The war is here on our homeland too.  Our existence is being slowly
> eliminated for the almighty dollar.
> Our full dependance is on God to work through those at the top of our
> good government.  We can only
> depend on him to lead them to stop the war crime atrocities at the
> bottom.  We are called to serve the sick,
> the poor and the imprisoned.  As small people, our efforts are too often
> squashed when it comes to public
> participation in government decisions and with our heath declining and
> our finances depleted, we are
> powerless, except for prayer.   We must pray for those doing these
> things to the innocent and helpless on
> our earth.  Holding on to the hope that our protection and healing will
> be enhanced by fullfilling this
> commanded obediance.  It's all we can do, it's our christian duty.
> Christine Bettencourt,  Life2000, Director, Box 1852, Greenfield, CA
> 92927, (831) 674-1773
> Repeated victim of Fort Ord's dirty clean-up and its public
> participation henchmen.
> A concerned and faithful, unfunded, citizen dedicated to researching
> base documents for truth on the
> human health and environmental risks from clean-up actions.  Currently,
> laying low out of necessity.
> Officially banned from Fort Ord and the Presidio without a police escort
> for being crazy (they say I want to
> be a martyr) and dangerous ( I was only handing out flyers) without
> merit, a hearing or representation.
> Followed, harassed, lied about, investigated, chased by a military
> helicopter (for real!), and naive (dumb)
> enough to think public participation was meaningful.
> Set up and told by the Fort Ord's Chief of Criminal Investigation,"I
> know your really not a criminal, that is
> why I am interrogating you and I'm not allowing one of the other guys to
> do it."  My research on health effects
> from openly burning an impact area convinced him it was the cause of his
> post cardiac arrest.
> Fellow servant in Truth (Christ).
> May God bless those who do right in spite of the odds and may all those
> who hear one side of the story
> take the time to listen to the other side and weigh who gains from lying
> and who gains from truth.
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