Fwd: [ViequesLibre] Syria?....What about Vieques?
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> De: <flapsv@...>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Fecha: 30 de agosto de 2013 5:58:33 p.m. GMT-04:00
> Para: <ViequesLibre@yahoogroups.com>
> Asunto: [ViequesLibre] Syria?....What about Vieques?
> Responder a: ViequesLibrefirstname.lastname@example.org
> Taken from Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria (www.truth-out.org):
> “The use of chemical weapons, regardless of the purpose, is atrocious, no matter the feigned justification. A government’s use of such weapons against its own people is particularly reprehensible….Yet the U.S. militarily occupied over 75% of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques for 60 years, during which time the Navy routinely practiced with, and used, Agent Orange, depleted uranium, napalm and other toxic chemicals and metals such as TNT and mercury. This occurred within a couple of miles of a civilian population that included thousands of U.S. citizens. The people of Vieques have lived under the colonial rule of the United States now for 115 years and suffer from terminal health conditions such as elevated rates of cancer, hypertension, respiratory and skin illnesses and kidney failure. While Secretary Kerry calls for accountability by the Assad government, the U.S. Navy has yet to admit, much less seek atonement, for decades of bombing and biochemical warfare on Vieques. The U.S. government’s moral outrage at the use of these weapons falls flat as it refuses to take responsibility for its own violations.”