End the Wars; Begin the Healing by Cindy Sheehan

End the Wars

Begin the Healing

Cindy Sheehan

“War ... it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents.”


Hypocritus Maximus

“What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?” Barack Obama

“We cannot raise our children in a world where we will not follow through on the things we say, the accords we sign, the values that define us.” Barack Obama

“I would much rather spend my time talking about how to make sure every 3- and 4-year-old gets a good education than I would spending time thinking about how can I prevent 3- and 4-year-olds from being subjected to chemical weapons and nerve gas.” Barack Obama

“…that this action happened, that Assad did it, that hundreds of – hundreds of children were killed. This is behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior and we must respond.” House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi

“At this critical juncture, it is essential that we make all Americans – the men and women we represent – fully aware of what the intelligence clearly and unequivocally demonstrates: that the Assad regime was responsible for chemical weapons attacks against innocent Syrians, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children.” House Minority Leader, Nanny Pelosi

If acute hypocrisy suddenly became a fatal disease, I am certain that there would be not one left alive in the federal government. Democrats who opposed Bush’s wars are lining up to support Obama’s next war crime and vice-versa. However, the sudden concern for the children of the world is a particularly sickening hypocrisy since the Empire doesn’t even care about children here in the US.

Here is a partial list of the Empire "caring" about children—historically, and currently.

Native Populations: Massacred by rifle and intentional biological warfare; displaced from their lands. Children were often kidnapped from their families and communities to be raised in “civilization.” Today, many of the original people often live in abject poverty and comprise less than 1% of the total population.

Forced human bondage: Mostly stolen from Africa, or descendants of those stolen. Again, many were children and many were separated from their families, tortured, or killed. 

Of course, you, say, that was back in the “olden days” and nothing like this would happen today. However, according to the National Center of FamilyHomelessness, 1 in 45 (1.6 million) children are homeless and this reflects at 37% increase over the situation in 2007. Maybe Obama and Pelosi should devote some of those war resources to this emergency? 

MonsantObama has appointed many Monsanto executives to his regime and recently signed the "Monsanto Protection Act" into law. This "law" allows Monsanto to continue poisoning the children of this nation with literal impunity. 

Obama leaves his crocodile tears for those kids "gassed" in Syria, while at the same time, his use of drones and Hellfire missiles have lovingly slaughtered thousands of innocents in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, many of those children. 

Civilian casualties in “war” (those constitutionally declared, and those not) has risen from practically zilch during the US Civil War to over 95% today. Since the US has only not been at war for a few weeks since its inception, more and more children are being slaughtered by our rampant and escalating militarism. Of course, it's for their own good, I guess. Like Robert Gibbs (former White House SpokesSnake) said about Obama assassinating US citizen 16-year old Abdulrahman al Awlaki in Yemen in 2012: "I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children." Come on kids, if you can make sense of that tragically convoluted and callous sentence, choose better fathers if you don't want Obama to murder you! It's clearly the fault of the children who make the choice to be born to bad fathers, or in areas that unfortunately have vast reserves of oil, or other natural resources. 

I know you know that the US massacred tens of thousands of innocent humans when it dropped not one, but two, nuclear devices in Japan. I was at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima in 2011 on August 6th and I saw the display of a tricycle that belonged to a three-year old boy who was out riding in front of his home when the US decided to display its deep affection for children by dropping an a-bomb on his sweet little head. We’ve all seen the pictures of Vietnamese children burning and running from the Love-Napalm sprayed on them by US forces. Who can forget the hundreds of thousands of children starved to death in Iraq during the humanitarian Clinton regime in the ‘90s? Then the Bush regime decided to continue the love by invading the country and killing or displacing millions of children. What was it but concern for children that caused the US to use depleted uranium weapons, white phosphorous and cluster bombs in Iraq? Poisoning future generations of children by these methods and agent orange in Vietnam must prove to us all that the US truly adores them, right?

Now, Obama and Pelosi want to kill Syrian children so their government doesn’t kill them? I don't want the Syrian government or US supported rebels to kill anyone, but I am sure that dying by a US made and launched missile is much more compassionate than any other way? Obviously the “problem” that the US has, is not that it loves children so much, but that it’s Murder, Inc and wants a global monopoly on carnage.

To me, and many others who really pay attention to needs of children, what is urgent is for the US to stop all its wars that harm families all over the world, even here. Why do you think our economy is tanking and the social safety nets are being greatly reduced or eliminated? Our overwhelming monetary and psycho investment in the military industrial complex!

Another imperial assault on an innocent civilian population will cost many more billions of dollars and while that’s good for the bankers and other war profiteers, it sucks for most of the rest of us.

I demand of the hypocrites in DC that claim to be so worried about children, to cease and desist its warmongering and murder everywhere and devote every available resource to solving the nuclear meltdowns and catastrophes in Fukushima.

As a resident and gubernatorial candidate in California, I am afraid that the criminal incompetence and failure in Fukushima will further compromise the health and safety of my children and grandchildren and it will eventually hurt all the children of the world, even Obama’s and Pelosi’s.

Containing Fukushima Dai’ichi as soon as possible, if not sooner, is the most urgent global need at this very moment.

End the wars; begin the healing.


  1. I endorse Cindy 100%.
    Cecile Pineda
    author of DEvil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step

  2. Syria is a complex issue. Better not to jump in just now.
    Fukushima, on the other hand, has been waiting for us for
    2.5 years. If the President cares about children, he can
    prove it there.

  3. Thanks Cindy, for pointing out gross hypocracies of war-mongering imperial America and helping all of us wake up from the intentional nightmare the corporate owned government has cast us into. (I am not referring to Fukushima, either).

  4. It is inconceveivable , for me, to think I , too, was one of the delusional millions who rejoiced at the election of this current President, Barack Oarama, I must have gone soft in the head since the times when War resistance was a staple of the political power exercise by the American people.
    Where do we find the hubris to call the United States of America & ourselves peaceful? How does the educational system manage to rewrite history perpetuating this myth? I fear we are beyond the scope of Orwellian horror, entering a state of mass narcissistic delusion. Industrial strength sociopaths reap huge profit costing death for so may innocents. The killing seems never ending.
    At CAMP OUT for PEACE , the number of people participating was far fewer than I expected based on past experience during the VietNam era. I was close by for the ," war criminal", incident when you were roughly handled. The government hated Mother Jones ," The Miners' Angel, also.
    Thank you Cindy for your persistence pursuing the just cause of peace and social justice. Your influence may seem minimal at this time a disenfranchised majority rise out of apathy & ignorance due to lies of generations.


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