13 June 2007

weapons of ocean destruction

Hmmmmm...apparently the U.S. Army has been dumping our own weapons of mass destruction (you know...WMDs...those things Pres. Shrub swore we'd find in Iraq, but never did) in the ocean for years...Munitions Dumping at Sea.

"Military intelligence" seems to be an oxymoron. What?!? Who said moron? Don't look at me, Mr. President...

"It is no secret that the U.S. military has used the ocean as trashcan for munitions in the past. ...'The Army now admits that it secretly dumped 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents into the sea, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste - either tossed overboard or packed into the holds of scuttled vessels.'

...Hundreds of dolphins washed ashore in Virginia and New Jersey shorelines in 1987 with burns similar to mustard gas exposure..."

Yeah, I know this post has nothing to do with India or my yoga journey, but there is something to be said about the interconnectedness of all things and a regard for sentient beings.




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