"The world's largest polluter, the U.S. military, generates 750,000
tons of toxic waste material annually, more than the five largest
chemical companies in the U.S. combined. This pollution occurs
globally as the U.S. maintains bases in dozens countries. In the
U.S. there are 27,000 toxic hot spots on 8,500 military properties
inside Washington's Fairchild Air Force Base is the number one
producer of hazardous waste, generating over 13 million pounds of
waste in 1997. Not only is the military emitting toxic material
directly into the air and water, it's poisoning the land of nearby
communities resulting in increased rates of cancer, kidney disease,
increasing birth defects, low birth weight, and miscarriage."
The Department of Defense Can Already Level the
Globe with Bombs
Now It's Also the World's Largest Polluter
"In this era of 'permanent war,' the U.S. war machine
bombards civilians in places like Serbia, Afghanistan,
and Iraq. It also makes 'war on the Earth,' both at home
and abroad. The U.S. Department of Defense is, in fact,
the world's largest polluter, producing more hazardous
waste per year than the five largest U.S. chemical
companies combined. Washington's Fairchild Air Force
Base, the number one producer of hazardous waste
among domestic military bases, generated over 13 million
pounds of waste in 1997 (more than the weight of the
Eiffel Tower's iron structure). Oklahoma's Tinker Air
Force Base, the top toxic waste emitter, released
over 600,000 pounds in the same year (the same amount of
water would cover an entire football field about two
The Important Factor Left Out of the
on Climate Change Report that Won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
"Under the UNFCCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
has a mandate ‘to assess scientific, technical and socioeconomic
information relevant for the understanding of climate change’. This
mandate includes environmental warfare. ‘Geo-engineering’ is
acknowledged, but the underlying military applications are neither
the object of policy analysis or scientific research in the
thousands of pages of IPCC reports and supporting documents, based
on the expertise and input of some 2,500 scientists, policymakers
and environmentalists. ‘Climatic warfare’ potentially threatens the
future of humanity, but has casually been excluded from the reports
for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize."
Quintessential Universal Soldier"
"The number of health problems and environmental problems that
have been reported near military installations throughout the world
is truly staggering. The following are only a few of the many
The U.S. Navy is the largest polluter in the San Diego,
California area, having created 100 toxic sites during the last 80
years. Environmental damage caused by the Navy includes spilling
over 11,000 gallons of oil into the San Diego Bay in 1988. Fish in
the Bay contain high levels of mercury and radioactive compounds
that are attributable to Navy pollution of the Bay. (4)
Near the Naval Air Station in Fallon, NV high rates of cancer and
rare diseases have probably been linked to the dumping of jet fuel,
radio and electronic emissions and the contamination of groundwater
with radioactive materials. Fallon has the highest per capita rate
of childhood leukemia in the nation. (5)
It is important to note that the contamination of military bases
is also a problem overseas where significant toxic pollution has
impacted the areas near U.S. military bases in countries such as
South Korea, the Philippines and Panama.
Pollution from the manufacturing of military weapons is equally
horrific. The soil near a plant that manufactured depleted uranium
rounds in Colonie, New York was found to have 500 times the amount
of uranium that one could normally expect to find in soil. (6)"
Siege and Seizure in Korea
by Cindy Sheehan
"Traveling around the world these past months has given me an
education about American history that majoring in the subject at
UCLA never did. I have witnessed first hand what US imperialism and
militarism can do to countries and societies. I sat with indigenous
Hawaiian tribal leaders who shared their tragic stories of how US
colonialism and militarism ruined their fishing waters and turned
their lands into super-fund sites. I stood in solidarity with Irish
peace activists who want the US military off their soil and want US
transport and rendition planes to stop using Shannon Airport to land
for refueling. These are just a few stories. Everywhere I go, the
local populations have stories of greed, crime, corruption,
pollution, etc., that all go hand in glove wherever the US military
is present. Not to mention the "hot" war zones, where hundreds of
civilians are murdered, maimed or displaced on a daily basis."
http://www.farmsnotarms.org/pz`news `amp` press/korea.aspx
Why In the World Would They Destroy Hawaii...On
by Cathy Garger
documents, you can read about live fire (not fake, not inert, not
"dummy," but live-fire... as in yes, so-called Depleted Uranium)
military maneuvers using regular ammo, bombs, missiles, and advanced
directed energy weapons (DEW) (as in destroying things via lasers)
around and on the Hawaiian Islands.
After examining these documents, however, one thing's for certain.
They should name the military exercises Operation Hawaiian DUMP
because that is exactly what these maneuvers actually are — an
apparent attempt to discover just how polluted and contaminated they
can render the fragile Hawaiian Island and Pacific Ocean aquatic
ecosystems by dumping both toxic and radioactive wastes quite
liberally all over them."
The Military Seems to Exist to
and This Insanity Must Stop
Mercury Build-Up in the Seas:
Where it Comes From
and What It's Doing to the Food Chain
"In June, 2001, the Military
Toxics Project and the Environmental Health Coalition issued their
report, "Defend Our Health: A People's Report to Congress," with
details on the Pentagon's war against the earth.12 The
list of contaminants emitted from military bases from coast to
coast, from Alaska to Hawaii to Puerto Rico, includes pesticides,
solvents, petroleum, lead, mercury and uranium. A 1999 report by the
Pentagon's own Inspector General documents pollution at US bases in
Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Panama,
the Philippines, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.13 And
since the Pentagon runs its bases as "federal reservations," they
operate above the law both at home and in the host countries, where
the full extent of contamination cannot be ascertained by local
authorities until after a base is closed."
Deadly Carcinogen Perchlorates in Nation's Food
Perchlorate, the explosive ingredient in solid rocket fuel, has
leaked from military bases and defense and aerospace contractors'
plants in at least 22 states, contaminating drinking water for
millions of Americans.
massive complaints, defense contractors such as Kerr-McGee have done
little or nothing to clean up the pollution.
This is Unacceptable
It is Time For Humans to Make a War on War
Toxic Military Sonar: Harm to Whales and
Other Marine Life
Many of these beached whales have suffered physical
trauma, including bleeding around the brain, ears and
other tissues and large bubbles in their organs.
symptoms are akin to a severe case of "the bends" -- the
illness that can kill scuba divers who surface quickly
from deep water. Scientists believe that the
mid-frequency sonar blasts may drive certain whales to
change their dive patterns in ways their bodies cannot
handle, causing debilitating and even fatal injuries.
Stranded whales are only the most visible symptom of
a problem affecting much larger numbers of marine life.
Naval sonar has been shown to disrupt feeding and other
vital behavior and to cause a wide range of species to
panic and flee. Scientists are concerned about the
cumulative effect of all of these impacts on marine
Even the Navy estimates that increased sonar training
will significantly harm marine mammals more than 10
million times during the next five years off the U.S.
The Boundary of Madness Has Now Crossed Its Own
Military Will Be Killing Millions of Sea Animals
Beyond Wreckless into the Criminally Insane
Depleted Uranium Munitions
Chemicals in the Sky
"From the crooked timber of Humanity no straight thing can be made"