"The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.
We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war.
This generation of Americans has already had enough
--more than enough--of war and hate and oppression.


Confident and unafraid, we labor on
--not toward a strategy of annihilation
but toward a strategy of peace."
~ JFK, June 10, 1963

In "1984" Orwell said:

"Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East, or Southern India, or the Indonesian Archipelago, disposes also of the bodies of scores or hundreds of millions of ill-paid and hard-working coolies. The inhabitants of these areas, reduced more or less openly to the status of slaves, pass continually from conqueror to conqueror, and are expended like so much coal or oil in the race to turn out more armaments, to capture more territory... to control more labour power... to turn out more armaments... to capture more territory... and so on indefinitely."

He could have been talking about Iraq, so truthful is his analysis of what the experience is like for the people living there.

While reading the [2003] article "War Would Be 'Catastrophic' for Iraqi Children"* describing how "with war looming, Iraqi children are fearful, anxious and depressed. Many have nightmares. And 40 percent do not think that life is worth living" I was reminded of JFK's "Strategy of Peace" speech, where he said:

"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek?
Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.
Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave.
I am talking about genuine peace,
the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living,
the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and
to build a better life for their children -
not merely peace for Americans - but peace for all men and women -
not merely peace in our time - but peace for all time."

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we'd been given the chance for the kind of peace JFK imagined? But since his brutal assassination nearly forty years ago, the wars have gone on continuously. If ever there was a need for a Time Machine, it is now. I wish we could go backwards instead of forwards, and get another chance for peace. ~ Jackie Jura

watch JFK Strategy of Peace speech June 10, 1963, YouTube

From JFK's Grandson
by John Kennedy Schlossberg, Letter-to-editor, NewYorkTimes, Dec 2, 2011
As a young man inspired by politics and history who has spent time studying the Kennedy administration, I take issue with Ross Douthat’s Nov. 27 column, “The Enduring Cult of Kennedy,” about President John F. Kennedy, my grandfather. Mr. Douthat suggests that President Kennedy was a “near disaster.” He criticizes Kennedy on civil rights; Kennedy was the first president to deem civil rights “a moral issue”, and applied federal authority to force desegregation. The president described as “famously hawkish” resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis peacefully. Mr. Douthat does not mention what President Kennedy called his proudest accomplishment: the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Contrary to what Mr. Douthat asserts about the Vietnam War, in 1963, at American University, Kennedy stated that America would never start a war. Many who served in his administration, including Ted Sorensen and McGeorge Bundy, long argued that my grandfather would have never invaded Vietnam as Lyndon B. Johnson did. Finally, I take issue with Mr. Douthat’s condescending view of the American people. He suggests that Americans who admire President Kennedy — and as Mr. Douthat points out, the majority of Americans rank him among our best presidents — do not understand their own history. Instead, I suggest that President Kennedy’s legacy remains relevant today not because of Camelot or conspiracy, but because Americans find inspiration and meaning there.

listen JACKIE JURA INTERVIEW MURDER OF JFK (...discuss how JFK would have never gone into Vietnam war or any other war), with Patrick Timpone, OneRadioNetwork, Nov 22, 2011

* "War Would Be 'Catastrophic' for Iraqi Children" (a report by fact-finding team)
ISP News. Jan 31, 2003
War in Iraq would have devastating effects on the country's 13 million children, many of whom are already malnourished and living in "great fear" of another conflict, says the report of a Canadian-led, fact-finding team released Thursday. The document, based on a trip to Iraq January 20-26-2003 by 10 health experts, concludes that, "Iraqi children are at grave risk of starvation, disease, death and psychological trauma". They "are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of a new war than they were before the Gulf War of 1991" but "the international community has at present little capacity to respond to the harm that children will suffer by a new war in Iraq", it adds. The report's authors, the International Study Team, call themselves an "independent group of expert academics, researchers and practitioners examining the humanitarian effects of military conflict on the civilian population". They include experts in health, nutrition, child psychology and emergency preparedness. In 1991, they produced a report on the humanitarian impact of the Gulf War, based on 9,000 interviews in 300 locations in Iraq. The team's backers include War Child Canada, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and its Canadian affiliate Physicians for Global Survival (PGS), Oxfam Canada, World Vision Canada and the United Church. The team says it received no financial assistance from the Iraqi government during the trip. The report's findings are based on data collected in three Iraqi cities - Baghdad, Karbala and Basra - interviews with more than 100 families in their homes and previous studies. "While it is impossible to predict both the nature of any war and the number of expected deaths and injuries, casualties among children will be in the thousands, probably in the tens of thousands and possibly in the hundreds of thousands", Canadian team leader and medical doctor Eric Hoskins said in a statement. The report says that Iraq currently has only one month's supply of food and three months of medicine remaining. Titled 'Our Common Responsibility: The Impact of a New War on Iraq Children', the document presents findings on children's physical and mental well being as well as on emergency preparedness in the country. Weakened by the effects of war and more than a decade of economic sanctions, 500,000 Iraqi children are malnourished, it says. For example, the death rate of children under five years of age is already 2.5 times greater than it was in 1990, before the Gulf War. Because most of the country's 13 million children are dependent on food distributed by the Government of Iraq, "the disruption of this system by war would have a devastating impact on children who already have a high rate of malnutrition", says the report. It adds that only 60 percent of Iraqis have access to fresh water. "Further disruption to these services, as occurred during the 1991 Gulf War, would be catastrophic for Iraqi children".

The team's two psychologists, Atle Dyregrov and Magne Raundalen, world leaders in the impact of war on children, carried out what the report calls the first-ever pre-war assessment of children's mental health. "With war looming, Iraqi children are fearful, anxious and depressed", they found. "Many have nightmares. And 40 percent do not think that life is worth living". The finding "is powerful evidence that the concern for children's well-being needs to be considered in the decision making process about to take place in the United Nations Security Council", says the report, which was released in Ottawa. "As medical professionals, we call on all parties involved in the conflict with Iraq to insure the safety of children and all innocent civilians and to do everything humanly possible to resolve the conflict peacefully", said IPPNW spokesman John Pastore in a statement. The report points out that the United Nations estimates that, in the event of war, as many as 500,000 Iraqis could require emergency medical treatment but that hospitals and clinics will run out of medicines within three to four weeks of the start of a conflict. The report was also sent to the U.N. Security Council, the government of Iraq, and the Canadian government.


listen JFK Strategy of Peace speech June 10, 1963, YouTube (...JFK announces the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. He was murdered five months later. That's what the forces in this world do with the really TRUE men of peace - they kill them. And then they go about their war business in peace - THEIR peace, their Orwellian WAR IS PEACE peace. ~ Jackie Jura)

ZIONISM IN AMERICA (Kissinger, speaking for USA even though he has no position in the government, explains new policy of "pre-emptive strike" -- America attacking first instead of only in self-defence...)

6.Superstates & 12.Ministry of Peace (War) and JFK TRUTHS & UNTRUTHS

Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~

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