General Zinni, 'the Godfather'.
Does the US military use the environment as a weapon?
Could the US military damage the environments of Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen or parts of Afghanistan?
General Anthony Zinni is a former chief of U.S. Central Command.
He has been talking to top people in Washington about how the degradation of the environment and declining natural resources affect security. (Environment key to U.S. security: Congress briefing)
According to Zini:
"We can't just send in the Army and the Marines and the Air Force and the Navy to resolve these problems, and they can't all be security problems...
"Whether it is climate change, whether it is disruption of the environment in other ways ... we're going to see more failed and incapable states."
Zinni referred to:
Depletion of fish stocks off Somalia,
The drop in water and oil resources in Yemen,
Droughts in Afghanistan
And scarce and polluted water in Pakistan.
Could some of these problems be man-made? (WEATHER WEAPONS - PAKISTAN, INDIA, VENEZUELA, RUSS...)
Lieutenant Colonel Shannon Beebe, an Africa analyst, compared the traditional threats to security with those posed by environmental and natural resource problems.
Beebe is quoted as saying: "You think we're going to continue to face state-based threats?
"Might I remind you of the two greatest attacks on the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, and neither of those was from a state-based threat: 911 and Hurricane Katrina... (Did Bush government break the levees?)
"When you talk to Africans ... ministers and chiefs of defense, they will talk to you in terms of security as food, as environmental degradation, natural disasters, environmental shocks."
Did the Bush government break the levees?
GDN01 writes that a good friend with much family in New Orleans said "I'll tell you the worst thing I've heard and I heard it from my mother."
She said she heard several blasts - big booms - right before the levees broke.
"Several blasts and then all the water came pouring in."
Several people have said this same thing.
This is the story going round from the people who were there.
aangirfan: HAITI EARTHQUAKE CAUSED BY US MILITARY?