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800 Bombs on Baghdad
The Pentagon is planning to
fire 800 cruise missiles on Baghdad in the first two days of the war on
Iraq. One cruise missile can destroy a
battleship or a large building. Eight
hundred missiles are more than double the number the U.S. used against Iraq in
all of the Gulf War. Most importantly, there
are five million innocent civilians living in Baghdad today. The carnage will be unreal. The plan is called Shock and Awe. One Pentagon official suggested it would be
like nuclear weapons at Hiroshima.
CBS News reported all this
on January 24. See for yourself:
Any American who witnessed
the events of September 11 can relate to the terrible concept of "Shock
and Awe." When civilians are
targeted deliberately, when their bodies are smashed and left to gush their
lifeblood into the dust of the street, we are all diminished and disgusted and
horrified. Ask yourself if you wish to
be a party to this kind of action, taken against a city of civilians who had
nothing whatsoever to do with the 9/11 attacks. Finally, consider the very real fact that such a deliberate
attack against civilians will definitely motivate all those terrorists we still
have not caught because we are spending so much time on Iraq to attack us
here at home once again.
Think about it.
Here in America, we believe
in freedom and equality. We also have
the propaganda-named PATRIOT Act, which allows Federal officers to enter your
home without warrant or notice, which allows them to tap your phone and email,
which allows them to collect every bit of personal information available and
place it into a Total Information Awareness database to be managed by the
Department of Defense. Here in America,
we respect life. We also prepare for
war against a nation that, while ruled by a terrible despot, has done nothing
to threaten or harm us. War against
Iraq will kill tens of thousands of people just like you and me. War against Iraq will bring more terrorism
here. War against Iraq will kill
hundreds or thousands of our soldiers, and expose the surviving troops to
terrible diseases like Gulf War Syndrome, which fully disabled almost 30% of
the veterans from that last war over there.
Here in America, we believe
we can do good. Here in America, right
now, we can do better. We must, for our
sake and for the sake of our
My name is William Rivers
Pitt, and I am a writer and teacher from Boston. I have joined Granny D, Ronnie Dugger and other concerned
citizens who, through these flyers, are hoping to connect with good Americans
like yourself regarding a number of very serious issues.
Basically, we aim to tell
you about things that are happening in your country and your world that the
mainstream news media owned by the big corporations, skates over. This is not going to be tinfoil-hat conspiracy
theory stuff, this will be the real deal, information culled from the
mainstream news which was briefly reported, a fast moving blip of data that
blinks once and then disappears into the ever-rolling 24-hour news cycle. It is information you need, and we mean to
give it to you.
The American Revolution
emerged when people across thirteen colonies began communicating their views
through letters and newspapers. People awakened to the common grievances
they suffered and the common dreams they shared. They came together and
proclaimed their natural right to life, liberty and the pursuit of
It is time to do it
Most Americans get their
news from TV and USA Today.
Freedom Flyers fill in the gaps.
Freedom Flyers speak to war, government hypocrisy, civil rights abuse,
the shutting down of civil liberties, and corporate crime. They also pose alternatives, solutions and
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William Rivers Pitt
January 28, 2003
Copyright © by William