Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

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Think About War – Fog of War


adrenacrumb

Uploaded on Jan 18, 2010

Excerpts from the film ‘The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara’ meant to elucidate what we are really getting into when we start wars and give individuals the ability to annihilate our planet.

Robert Strange McNamara served under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968 as US Secretary of Defense and as a Captain in the Air Force for 3 years during World War 2. He knows more about American war policies probably moreso than any man alive. He was also the architect of the Vietnam war, but resigned from office in 1968 after the Tet Offensive because it was a catastrophe and the American people had found out the US government had been lying through their teeth about what was happening in Vietnam. Hopefully his faults will one day save us from our own.

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Fog of War – Lesson 11 You can’t change human nature


Miklos Marinov

Uploaded on Sep 11, 2011

Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S McNamara

„We shall not cease from exploring…
and at the end of our exploration,
we will return to where we started…
and know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot

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Proportionality: A Guide Line In War? Interview R.S.McNamara

Shillwhore

Uploaded on Jun 9, 2008

Could the USA be the most aggressive, murderous nation in history?
Testing weapons and over-kill are favorite past-times.
Nothing’s changed!

Nearing 2 million dead in Iraq — and Bush wants more blood! (and oil)
America’s support for Israel in the middle east seems to be the reason for so much turmoil don’t you think?Maybe it’s because Bush thinks he’s Jewish?… but certainly because he’s a criminal.

Robert McNamara increased the defense budget spending to record levels in the 1960’s
(1968 = 74.9 billion) that was not surpassed until 1984.

Robert McNamara is rewarded by becoming President of the World Bank (1968-1981)

Robert McNamara is a War Criminal and now feels very guilty (in his old age) about killing so many.

Some additional info…

The New York Times reported at the time, “Maj. Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, commander of the B-29s of the entire Marianas area, declared that if the war is shortened by a single day, the attack will have served its purpose.”

Precise figures are not available, but the firebombing and atomic bombing campaign against Japan, directed by LeMay between March 1945 and the Japanese surrender in August 1945, may have killed more than one million Japanese civilians. Official estimates from the United States Strategic Bombing Survey put the figures at 330,000 people killed, 476,000 injured, 8.5 million people made homeless and 2.5 million buildings destroyed. Nearly half the built-up areas of sixty-four cities were destroyed.

LeMay referred to his night-time incendiary attacks as “fire jobs.” The Japanese nicknamed him “Demon LeMay”. LeMay was quite aware of the Japanese opinion of him — he once remarked that had the U.S. lost the war, he fully expected to be tried for war crimes.

Presidents Roosevelt and Truman justified these extreme tactics by referring to an estimate that one million American troops would be killed if Japan had to be invaded. Additionally, the Japanese had intentionally decentralized 90% of their war-related production into small subcontractor workshops in civilian districts, making remaining Japanese war industry largely immune to conventional precision bombing with high-explosives.

The young officer who served under LeMay, Robert McNamara, was in charge of evaluating the effectiveness of American bombing missions. Later McNamara, as Secretary of Defence under Kennedy and Johnson, would often clash with LeMay.

LeMay also oversaw Operation Starvation, an aerial mining operation against Japanese waterways and ports which disrupted Japanese shipping and food distribution.

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McNamara bombing japan


VilhelmAxel

Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010

LeMay and McNamara bombed Japan with Napalm to break them totally, because if they would lose the war, they would be charged as war criminals.
Must be a hard insight for McNamara.
Some crazy guys have predicted an evil jewish agenda, not an irish.. Slaughter continued bombing Vietnam, initially because of some misunderstandings.
This is not to blame USA, terrible acts of war have been committed by so many nations. Dont bomb.

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Fog of War Excerpts – Robert McNamara Craziness of Wars


Rippley Ripples

Uploaded on Aug 4, 2009

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Creating a climate for change: counting down to the 2015 UN climate change negotiation


21school

Published on Jan 21, 2015

Oxford Martin School academics take a look at some of the major issues on the table in 2015’s global climate negotiations, ahead of our ‘Creating a climate for change’ seminar series, starting 22 January 2015. Visit www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/events for more details.

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Watch series videos:

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/channel/27

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Climate change and our oceans


21school

Streamed live on Feb 19, 2015

How are oceans affected by our rapidly changing climate? What can they tell us about the processes controlling climate change? And what role do they play in driving climate? Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Marshall, Professor of Physical Oceanography, will explore the role of oceans in climate change.

Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford
www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

For series see:

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/channel/27

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Hopes and fears: why people disagree about how to tackle climate


21school

Streamed live on Feb 12, 2015

In this seminar Dr Rob Bellamy, James Martin Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, will explore how and why people disagree about how to tackle climate change. What hope then is there for a global political agreement in Paris 2015?

Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford
www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk

For series see:

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/channel/27

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“Pondering our Post-Petroleum Future” with Michael Ruppert


peakmoment

Uploaded on Sep 24, 2006

Peak Moment 28: Michael Ruppert, publisher of FromTheWilderness.com, has made connections between money, Peak Oil, and geopolitics for years. He discusses his move to Ashland and offers specific to-do’s around money and investment “in light of the imminent collapse of the U.S. economy”: invest locally.

You can read Michael Ruppert’s current thinking at www.mikeruppert.blogspot.com.

“Peak Moment: Community Responses for a Changing Energy Future” is an online television series showcasing perspectives and initiatives for local self-reliant living. The half-hour programs feature host Janaia Donaldson’s conversations and tours with individuals and communities preparing for accelerating energy decline, climate chaos, and economic uncertainty.

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