IFMSA and IPPNW Students Issue Joint Call for Nuclear Abolition and Peacebuilding

Members of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations are offering world leaders – and particularly leaders of the nine (9) remaining nuclear-armed nations on Earth – their most timely, honest and accurate diagnosis, treatment and cure. It is certainly no stretch to describe nuclear weapons as a deadly cancerous threat to both this current generation and those generations yet unborn.
Now more than ever is the time for responsible international leaders in all fields of human endeavor to remember the wisdom of the generally-accepted rule advising to “…follow doctors’ orders.” Successfully treating and removing the very real deadly threat and manifesting true healing means ridding the Earth of nuclear weapons. That means as rapidly as possible, starting here and now in late 2018.
It means increasingly powerful efforts and striving to achieve what cynical doubters and self-interested warmongers say is impossible. The obvious cure, the surest path to peace and wisest action, is ridding the Earth of immeasurably dangerous nuclear weapons now … and forever.

IPPNW peace and health blog

Press release, dated 26 November 2018, from the students of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA).

The prevalence of peace is a major determinant of a society’s health and together they represent a vital determinant of a sustainable future and society. The deterioration of peace in many regions of this world has been associated with negative outcomes on health. Recent war strategies have breached international humanitarian law and used attacks on not only healthcare facilities but also healthcare workers and civilians as a tactic causing death tolls to rise.

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Urgent Message To Americans From Syria.

by Jerry Alatalo

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“Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” Address to the United Nations, September 25, 1961

– JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-assassinated 1963) 35th President of the United States 

yria’s envoy to the United Nations Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari addressed the Security Council on August 28, and described in detail an imminent false flag chemical weapons operation planned and to become carried out by terrorist mercenaries in Idlib. Among the organized actions of the mercenaries described by Mr. al-Jaafari is their intention to murder dozens of children kidnapped by them recently in Idlib and Aleppo, then using  the children’s bodies in filmed recordings of a staged chemical attack to become blamed on the Syrian army.

The nearly unanimous opinion of serious observers around the world who’ve followed events in Syria is that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be militarily insane to order a chemical weapons attack, especially after warnings of violent response (war) came from the United States, United Kingdom and France.

Both the Russian and Syrian governments have made public statements concerning the strong possibility of one or more terrorist false flags meant to spark a military response from the U.S., U.K. and France, while those statements have been virtually unreported in the West to citizens of those nations.

John Bolton’s threatening comments in recent days has led to efforts by Russian and Syrian officials, non-corporate independent media groups and journalists to intensify spreading the word of the probable false flag scenario … to stop or prevent a.) the deception, and b.) the potentially devastating military response and escalating war.

Here is what U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton said:

“We are obviously concerned about the possibility that Assad may use chemical weapons again. If the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons, we will respond very strongly.”

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We recall the astonishing sentiments attributed to the late William Casey, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency from 1981-1987 in the Ronald Reagan administration, who was reported as saying:

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American people believe is false.” (from Quora.com)

Barbara Honegger commented in November 2014 on Quora.com:

“I am the source for this quote, which was indeed said by CIA Director William Casey at an early February 1981 meeting of the newly elected President Reagan with his new cabinet secretaries to report to him on what they had learned about their agencies in the first couple of weeks of the administration.” 

“The meeting was in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House, not far from the Cabinet Room.  I was present at the meeting as Assistant to the chief domestic policy adviser to the President.  Casey first told Reagan that he had been astonished to discover that over 80 percent of the ‘intelligence’ that the analysis side of the CIA produced was based on open public sources like newspapers and magazines.”  

“As he did to all the other secretaries of their departments and agencies, Reagan asked what he saw as his goal as director for the CIA, to which he replied with this quote, which I recorded in my notes of the meeting as he said it.  Shortly thereafter I told Senior White House correspondent Sarah McClendon, who was a close friend and colleague, who in turn made it public.” 

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John Bolton finds it reasonable for Americans to believe on 9/11 the top section of the South Tower “snapped off”, the “chunk of tower” began tilting sideways asymmetrically, and then the powerhouse 110-story physical structure fell to the ground into its own footprint – in perfect symmetry.

Pay close attention to the following video and the words spoken by Syria’s Bashar al-Jaafari. In addition, simultaneously consider that John Bolton was an integral member of the Bush-Cheney administration in crafting the lies and deceptions of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2001 and the criminal war of aggression against Iraq starting in 2003.

Recall that an estimated 1,000,000 Iraqis perished in that illegal war based on lies. Think long and hard about who is telling the truth –  here and now in late August 2018, – Bashar al-Jaafari or John Bolton.

Consider the harsh fact no persons in either the Donald Trump administration or the United States Congress will acknowledge or offer a serious response to what Bashar al-Jaafari stated in this meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

Consider also that neither will Western corporate news media groups or their journalists report or disseminate this important U.N. statement in any shape, form or manner, and that what this means is extremely important: the American people will never hear Dr. Jaafari’s message.

Is the Syrian ambassador’s message of paramount importance for the American people? Time is of the essence. The lives of millions of innocent men, women and children are at profoundly grave risk.

Please take right and powerful action now. Disseminate Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari’s urgent message everywhere – to everyone. Stop the real and growing momentum toward a tragic human catastrophe.

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(Thank you to Syriana Analysis at YouTube)

The Obstacles to Human Unity and World Peace.

In “The Ideal of Human Unity” Sri Aurobindo approached the root causes of large-scale organized violence and what it will take to eliminate war.

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Sri Aurobindo analyzes the issues that stand in the way of development of a larger societal formation that would work to eliminate strife and bring humanity together for its collective benefit in a peaceful regime.  Without a radical change in the human psychology, all the outer methods and systems fall short of achieving a total solution.

“The mind of the race has not as yet the necessary experience; the intellect of its ruling classes has not acquired the needed minimum of wisdom and foresight; the temperament of the peoples has not developed the indispensable instincts and sentiments.  Whatever arrangement is made will proceed on the old basis of national egoisms, hungers, cupidities, self-assertions and will simply endeavour to regulate them just enough to prevent too disastrous collisions.  The first means tried will necessarily be insufficient because too much respect will be paid to those very egoisms which it is sought…

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Janice Kortkamp: “An American Housewife In Syria.”

By Jerry Alatalo

“There is no such thing as an independent press in America. I am paid for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job.”

JOHN SWINTON (1830-1901) Editor, New York Sun

or those on the spectrum ranging from an above average knowledge of the reality in Syria 2011-2017 to those with little or none, American housewife and independent journalist Ms. Janice Kortkamp has earned a great deal of respect and gratitude for energetically and courageously seeking and speaking the truth.

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“Thank you all for coming. Thank you so much to the Syrian American forum for hosting me, and sponsoring me here today. I love talking about Syria and, so, really, I’m honored to have this time with you. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover so I’ll just go right into it. If you don’t mind, I would prefer to take questions at the end. I’ll try to leave a half-hour at the end, but if there’s something really urgent, feel free to raise your hand and we’ll try to address that.”

“I do want to say that I am here on my own. I’m not here representing the Syrian … Syrian American forum, Boston College, anything else, you know. I’m just here giving you my own opinion, what I’ve learned, and what I’ve observed over the past five years of researching the Syrian war, and Syria as a country.”

“I call these presentations ‘An American Housewife in Syria’ for a reason. It’s because I am an American; I consider myself a patriotic American. I believe it is the duty of every honest American to hold our government accountable for its words and actions, and I think we’re a critical part of the checks and balances of our constitutional republic.”

“I am a housewife; I am not paid by anyone for anything. I spent a lot of time washing dishes and cleaning the house and picking vegetables in the garden and that kind of thing. I do not represent any movement, organization. corporation, denomination, other nation … and Vladimir Putin does not pay me. Nobody pays me. My husband and I, we … he’s a handyman. He fixes houses, he pays for most of my trips to Syria, although we have received some help from friends and family, which we really appreciate.”

“I started researching Syria in 2012 – in November of 2012, as a matter of fact. It’s a map (referring to visual part of presentation) of where I’ve been; I’ll show it to you in a minute … In 2012, at the end of that year, the Arab Spring as it was called was in full swing. I had been kind of watching it on the evening news, had seen Colonel Gaddafi get tortured and killed, and at that time I thought it just seemed kind of fishy.”

“I didn’t really know anything about the Middle East much, but I knew enough about Saudi Arabia – that I felt that if a freedom and democracy movement had skipped it by that maybe there was something fishy going on, and so I decided to just dig in my heels a little bit and as an American try to learn a little bit about the Middle East and what was happening there.”

“At that time on the news we’re told President Bashar al Assad of Syria would be next, and at any moment he would get pulled out of whatever bunker he was hunkering down in, and he would be eviscerated by the people protesters and a new dawn of freedom and democracy would come to Syria. And I have to confess, up until that moment I believed that narrative … because I was ignorant.”

“And so I noticed that he had, I’d started researching and I noticed that he had given an interview on RT in the end of September of 2012, and I decided to watch it just out of curiosity to see what this brutal tyrant … how he could justify the violence towards his people. And it literally was not two or three minutes into that interview when I felt in my gut that he was telling the truth; and it shocked me, and I became kind of obsessed immediately with finding out if my gut was correct, or if he was … or if what we were hearing on the news was the accurate story.”

“And he said something in that interview, though, that really messed up my life, I think, forever. He said … he said basically anybody can become President, but I am Syrian, I was born in Syria and I’ll die in Syria. And I remember thinking what’s so special about Syria?; I knew nothing of the country, and so, well, I decided to research the war, I decided to research the country as well.”

“And the more I found out about Syria itself the more fascinated in the country itself I became. So since that time I put in five years, well over 6,000 hours of research, I have conducted hundreds of interviews on the phone and via Skype etc. with Syrians, both in Syria and outside of Syria. I’ve put in a lot of time researching, you know, government documents, media reports from all over the world, listened to every speech that President Assad has done, and the opposition has done.”

“It … You know, I’ve really tried my best to be as well-rounded a researcher as I could be, but after four years of that I decided it was necessary for me to go and see if what I thought was going on matched reality on the ground.”

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That was the transcript of only the beginning (6) minutes of Janice Kortkamp’s extraordinary 1-hour, 25-minute Boston, Massachusetts presentation delivered in November 2017. What Ms. Kortkamp further points out until concluding her presentation, including her successfully shattering the many myths about Syria, will deeply shake the moral foundations of any decent man or woman in America.

In particular, Americans with little awareness or gross misperceptions of the truth about Syria hearing her talk about U.S. foreign policy toward that war-torn nation – from decades before 2011 until today in late 2017 – will experience very strong emotional reactions. For that matter, Ms. Janice Kortkamp’s painfully honest talk will certainly disturb any normal thinking person on Earth – and especially so for those owning a real sense of human decency.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

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(Thank you to Janice Kortkamp Fearing at YouTube)