David Swanson


David Swanson, author of War is a Lie, discusses “The Military Industrial Complex at 50” national conference in Charlottesville, VA from September 16-18; the paltry defense spending cuts decried by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as a “doomsday mechanism” that will endanger national security; how Swanson helped turn former Congressman Bill Delahunt against the wars; and Paul Krugman’s half-serious plan to boost the economy by preparing for an alien invasion.

MP3 here. (12:54)

David Swanson is Co-Founder of WarIsACrime.org (formerly After Downing Street), creator of ProsecuteBushCheney.org, Washington Director of Democrats.com and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, Voters for Peace and the Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution. He was the press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and worked three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

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  1. According to Trident chief missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-the US Navy can track and destroy all submarines simultaneously. Bob Aldridge wrote on the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland: "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike." To take out the Russian second strike force i.e. the missiles surviving First Strike with Minuteman-3 and Trident-2. This leads to Launch On Warning by 2014. Please write the political parties and the media in the 3 countries and explain that pursuing a disarming first strike capability leads to Launch On Warning and suicide.

  2. Some clues: GPS was formerly known as NAVSTAR and it was developed for mid-course correction of Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 by a First Strike on Russian missile silos.
    Both Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 have CEPs less than 30 meters. You don´t need that for MAD.
    According to Professor Paul Rogers the warhead on MX like the D5 on Trident-2 is designed to minimize nuclear winter effects when used against a missile silo rather than against industrial targets. Was that the reason the MX warhead was put on Minuteman-3 ? Former CND Information Officer suggested the missiles in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland are "only" for diplomatic blackmail. But it leads inevitably to Launch On Warning, probably by 2014.

  3. Former CND Information Officer David Guinness, a close associate of Bob Aldridge, suggested that the US First Strike Capability by 2015 is only for Blackmail. The result is suicide by Launch On Warning. For that reason Bob Aldridge resigned and for the same reason Brigadier Harbottle told me: "They are bloody fools in the Pentagon."

  4. The ultimate Pentagonian Neo Conservative wet dream, by pass the President, and launch on Warning.

    Finally a way to get their Armageddon!


    When he says that people do not voluntarily donate to 'social goods'! This "as long as nobody is ever gonna do that [private education, energy] through the private sector" is completely wrong, americans donate hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars to charity, and if you let them keep twice as much of their money, they will do a LOT BETTER JOB than the central state in donating those funds to deserving charities.

    His smarmy (left-wing) assertion has no basis in fact.

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