Volume 96, Issue 62
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

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First try for peace GE behind NBC

Re: "Screw Lennon," Jan. 15

To the Editor:

A quick recap: Steven Allen claims that spiteful peace-mongering was the cause of millions of lost lives in the 20th century (I presume primarily in World War II?), that George W. Bush somehow could have prevented these events through violent means (killing – but killing different people – right Steve?). He also asserts that because Iraq is in violation of United Nations' sanctions (a resolution actually), and North Korea has broken a treaty for three weeks, that these two countries should be "vanquished." Let's clear these misconceptions up.

You speak of those who lobby for peace as though they are responsible for the lives lost at the hands of war-mongers. Put the blame where it belongs – on those who start the wars in the first place. Were the British, French, United States, etc. responsible for the Nazi's actions, or were the Nazis responsible? HmmmÉ not rocket science, eh?

I wonder whether or not it has occurred to you Steve, that many people see King George II as a "tyrant" conducting "sober planning for bloodshed" too. You'd have to be a fool to believe that the story you hear on CNN, NBC, etc. is the whole truth. Just as an example, NBC is owned by General Electric. GE happens to be the ninth largest weapons supplier to the U.S. (in 2000). Would you expect NBC to be reporting anything other than the pro-war stance on world issues?

Other countries are in violation of UN resolutions as well (i.e. Israel: #194) – to which Bush shows no concern. The U.S. itself would be in violation of international law if it did not have veto power over the UN, and hadn't also declared itself outside the jurisdiction of the world court. Alas, my 300 words are up.

Neal Chambers
Electrical Engineering III

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