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British millionaire sold fake Iraq war bomb detectors

One more example of why we should stop trusting military suppliers to tell us what’s safe. With even MORE direct evidence of soldiers being harmed (since foreign civilians seem to go unnoticed), will the public finally step up and demand accountability from our leaders? What will it take to get the public off their butts and on the phones with their representatives? Or better yet, when will more citizens start actively protesting government offices for an end to irresponsible military spending?

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Iraqi soldier with an ADE 651

This photo shows an Iraqi soldier with an ADE 651. If there is a bomb in that car, then that device won’t detect it.

After Tony Blair spending British taxpayers’ money on searching paranormally for non-existent “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq … after non-scientific conmen landing top “scientific” bureaucratic jobs in the government of Israel and of New Zealand … now this.

From Popular Science:

How A Millionaire Sold Fake Bomb Detectors To Governments All Over The World

The British businessman’s fraud likely killed many soldiers who relied on the bogus devices to detect explosives.

By Kelsey D. Atherton

Posted 04.24.2013 at 4:23 pm

It turns out someone can make millions in defense technology without any skill, innovation, or relevant expertise. Instead, as businessman James McCormick found out, it just takes some snakeoil, salesmanship, hubris, a couple bribes, and a lack of scruples. A London court found…

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Complacency and Violence

We can’t just look at today’s actions as a call to action, nor what transpired two days ago in Portland, or the “smaller” daily killings across the country. Innocent victims — strangers to the killers in these cases — murdered without cause. These are not numbers – they are loved ones.

We have become complacent.

We are a country more obsessed with the right to weapons than we are with the right for others to live.

Nuclear, chemical, small arms – there are no safe weapons. There is no real way of preventing “dangerous” people from getting weapons that are readily available to “safe” people.

There is more of a fuss put up for the right to bear arms than the actual causes that would keep our communities safe: diplomacy amongst nations, cooperation in addition to competition, and social safety nets such as guaranteed access to food, shelter, and health care (including mental health).

Our actions affect the global population just as much as our own. The tragedies of war, our perpetuation of poverty through exploitation … our actions become examples of what others can get away with. It seems lately we’re writing the “How-to” books of causing suffering.

The US legacy should not be ensuring the powerlessness of those who just want to live. I recognize the irony, but fellow pacifists, we need to fight.

We need to tell the government we want change.

We need to hole ourselves up in law libraries and coffee shops and write about the nation we want.

We need to stand on lawns in front of the White House, Governors’ Mansions, Police Headquarters, and demand change.  We need to be loud. We need to scream and stomp.

This site’s mission is to educate others about the dangers of an indiscriminate weapon. As we’ve seen time and again, guns are just as indiscriminate in whom they are used to kill.

No more children, no more men, and no more women need to die from violence.

Be heard: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

–Suzanne

UK Activists Against Weapons Manufacturers

Please check out this call to action to stop the 2013 Arms Fair, which is basically a chance for US weapons manufacturers to market their goods to other countries, regardless of how those weapons will be used.  http://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/ .

Share it with your friends, get out there, and do something!!

Suzanne

Mission

Tear gas is the term used to label a group of chemical weapons meant to incapacitate (temporarily) a population for the goal of crowd control. There is no way to safely deploy a chemical weapon on a population, and there is no way to target it to hit only criminal elements, even when there is a hint of justification for an authority to use it. Children, the elderly, or those with medical conditions such as pregnancy or asthma are particularly prone to its effects. While it is unethical to test the effects of tear gas in laboratory subjects on human pregnancy, there have been increasing numbers of self-reports by women who attribute their miscarriages to exposure to tear gas. It is my goal to collect and provide these reports to you, along with other news and scholarly research so that this danger can be recognized for what it truly is. Use the information, don’t just read it. Write your local authorities, your government, the makers and distributors of this weapon, your friends: tell them why tear gas needs to be outlawed once and for all.

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