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Happy New Year ! A Suggestion

Perhaps, it is time for the United Nations General Assembly to take an active stand for Peace, through the concept of “Democratic Wars”.

Although not binding, a General Assembly Resolution might have moral authority, since it would represent the wishes of the entire United Nations.

Let them recommend that every nation implement legislation requiring that every individual who votes for any war, against any nation, be obliged to participate in that war.

Politicians, desk officers and other bureaucrats would lead their military forces from the Front Line, reminding those who must carry out their orders, the reasons why they should kill others and risk their own safety.

All able-bodied civilians could act as equipment carriers for the fighting forces.

All others could serve as “Front Line Support”.

In this way, all who advocate war could experience it first-hand.

The only honorable way to wage war is to do it yourself.

Paul V. Rafferty


Firas Al-Atraqchi (Editor’s Note: letter unabridged)

I must say that mr. Al-Atraqchi has piss me off. Mr. AL is simply a dumbass which has no idea what he talking about, but only trying to write a good article. First of all, I hope you fired his or her sorry ass by now, it makes Know since what it is said. I have been friend with there family for many years, and i must say Mr.Hamza is here in the USA for good intention. I hate the fact Mr. Al is makeing up crap to make his article seem so exciting. yet he or she has never meet the person, and understand why he defected, Why must you judge one human, basis on that fact to have readable article. I find that selfish and dumb to even let a person to say such nonsense. The american goverment respect Mr.Hamza and his information. I assure you his family is good hearted. There is nothing more that i hate about people that write about bullshit article to keep there job. So next time you judge somebody Mr. Al why dont you get the real scoop next time before you even think to put the person down. You have know right to even judge him they way you did in your dumb article. YOur thoughts are nothing more then painting that is abstract. Why dont you paint instead of write, because you are just living in this world for the money you dumb ass.

name: Haha

Kidnapped passengers KAL flight 007

When the FBI polygraphers ask George Bush Sr. to submit to a polygraph test, regarding his involvement in keeping the passengers incarcerated in Russian prisons, he will snitch for the FBI polygraphers. Furthermore, Mr. Putin should release the kidnapped passengers from KAL flight 007, as soon as possible.

The selective use of polygraphs by "corrupt" FBI superiors, MUST STOP. No one is above the law, including George Bush Sr.

David Howard.

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