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Department of State Publication 7277



THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM


FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT




DEPARTMENT OF STATE


DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLICATION 7277


Disarmament Series 5


Released September 1961


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INTRODUCTION


The revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided
by serious ideological differences has produced a crisis in human history.
In order to overcome the danger of nuclear war now confronting mankind,
the United States has introduced, at the Sixteenth General Assembly of the
United Nations, a Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful
World.


This new program provides for the progressive reduction of the
war-making capabilities of nations and the simultaneous strengthening of
international institutions to settle disputes and maintain the peace. It
sets forth a series of comprehensive measures which can and should be taken
in order to bring about a world in which there will be freedom from war and
security for all states. It is based on three principles deemed essential to
the achievement of practical progress in the disarmament field:


First, there must be immediate disarmament action:

A strenuous and uninterrupted effort must be made toward the goal of general
and complete disarmament; at the same time, it is important that specific
measures be put into effect as soon as possible.

Second, all disarmament obligations must be subject to effective
international controls:

The control organization must have the manpower, facilities, and effectiveness
to assure that limitations or reductions take place as agreed. It must also be
able to certify to all states that retained forces and armaments do not exceed
those permitted at any stage of the disarmament process.

Third, adequate peace-keeping machinery must be established:

There is an inseparable relationship between the scaling down of national
armaments on the one hand and the building up of international peace-keeping
machinery and institutions on the other. Nations are unlikely to shed their
means of self-protection in the absence of alternative ways to safeguard their
legitimate interests. This can only be achieved through the progressive
strengthening of international institutions under the United Nations and by
creating a United Nations Peace Force to enforce the peace as the disarmament
process proceeds.




There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States
Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. The full text
of the program is contained in an appendix to this pamphlet.


FREEDOM FROM WAR


THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM


FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT


IN A PEACEFUL WORLD




SUMMARY



DISARMAMENT GOAL AND OBJECTIVES


The overall goal of the United States is a free, secure, and peaceful world of
independent states adhering to common standards of justice and international
conduct and subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world which has
achieved general and complete disarmament under effective international
control; and a world in which adjustment to change takes place in accordance
with the principles of the United Nations.


In order to make possible the achievement of that goal, the program sets forth
the following specific objectives toward which nations should direct their
efforts:


  • The disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their
    reestablishment in any form whatsoever other than those required to preserve
    internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force;

  • The elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons
    of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, other than those required
    for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order;

  • The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international
    agreements, for the settlement of disputes, and for the maintenance of peace in
    accordance with the principles of the United Nations;

  • The establishment and effective operation of an International Disarmament
    Organization within the framework of the United Nations to insure compliance at
    all times with all disarmament obligations.


TASKS OF NEGOTIATING STATES


The negotiating states are called upon to develop the program into a detailed
plan for general and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without
interruption until the whole program has been achieved. To this end, they are
to seek the widest possible area of agreement at the earliest possible date. At
the same time, and without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program,
they are to seek agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to
the common security of nations and that could facilitate and form part of the
total program.


GOVERNING PRINCIPLES



The program sets forth a series of general principles to guide the negotiating
states in their work. These make clear that:


  • As states relinquish their arms, the United Nations must be progressively
    strengthened in order to improve its capacity to assure international security
    and the peaceful settlement of disputes;

  • Disarmament must proceed as rapidly as possible, until it is completed, in
    stages containing balanced, phased, and safeguarded measures;

  • Each measure and stage should be carried out in an agreed period of time, with
    transition from one stage to the next to take place as soon as all measures in
    the preceding stage have been carried out and verified and as soon as necessary
    arrangements for verification of the next stage have been made;

  • Inspection and verification must establish both that nations carry out
    scheduled limitations or reductions and that they do not retain armed forces
    and armaments in excess of those permitted at any stage of the disarmament
    process; and

  • Disarmament must take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the
    security of any state.


DISARMAMENT STAGES



The program provides for progressive disarmament steps to take place in three
stages and for the simultaneous strengthening of international institutions.


FIRST STAGE



The first stage contains measures which would significantly reduce the
capabilities of nations to wage aggressive war. Implementation of this stage
would mean that:


* The nuclear threat would be reduced:

All states would have adhered to a treaty effectively prohibiting the testing
of nuclear weapons.

The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons would be stopped and
quantities of such materials from past production would be converted to
non-weapons uses.

States owning nuclear weapons would not relinquish control of such weapons to
any nation not owning them and would not transmit to any such nation
information or material necessary for their manufacture.

States not owning nuclear weapons would not manufacture them or attempt to
obtain control of such weapons belonging to other states.

A Commission of Experts would be established to report on the feasibility and
means for the verified reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons
stockpiles.

* Strategic delivery vehicles would be reduced:

Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles of specified categories and weapons
designed to counter such vehicles would be reduced to agreed levels by
equitable and balanced steps; their production would be discontinued or
limited; their testing would be limited or halted.

* Arms and armed forces would be reduced:

The armed forces of the United States and the Soviet Union would be limited to
2.I million men each (with appropriate levels not exceeding that amount for
other militarily significant states); levels of armaments would be
correspondingly reduced and their production would be limited.

An Experts Commission would be established to examine and report on the
feasibility and means of accomplishing verifiable reduction and eventual
elimination of all chemical, biological and radiological weapons.

* Peaceful use of outer space would be promoted:

The placing in orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons capable of
producing mass destruction would be prohibited.

States would give advance notification of space vehicle and missile launchings.

* U.N. peace-keeping powers would be strengthened:

Measures would be taken to develop and strengthen United Nations arrangements
for arbitration, for the development of international law, and for the
establishment in Stage II of a permanent U.N. Peace Force.

* An International Disarmament Organization would be established for effective
verification of the disarmament program:

Its functions would be expanded progressively as disarmament proceeds.

It would certify to all states that agreed reductions have taken place and that
retained forces and armaments do not exceed permitted levels.

It would determine the transition from one stage to the next.

* States would be committed to other measures to reduce international tension
and to protect against the chance of war by accident, miscalculation, or
surprise attack:

States would be committed to refrain from the threat or use of any type of
armed force contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter and to refrain from
indirect aggression and subversion against any country.

A U.N. peace observation group would be available to investigate any situation
which might constitute a threat to or breach of the peace.

States would be committed to give advance notice of major military movements
which might cause alarm; observation posts would be established to report on
concentrations and movements of military forces.


SECOND STAGE



The second stage contains a series of measures which would bring within sight a
world in which there would be freedom from war. Implementation of all measures
in the second stage would mean:


  • Further substantial reductions in the armed forces, armaments, and military
    establishments of states, including strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles
    and countering weapons;

  • Further development of methods for the peaceful settlement of disputes under
    the United Nations;

  • Establishment of a permanent international peace force within the United
    Nations;

  • Depending on the findings of an Experts Commission, a halt in the production of
    chemical, bacteriological and radiological weapons and a reduction of existing
    stocks or their conversion to peaceful uses;

  • On the basis of the findings of an Experts Commission, a reduction of stocks of
    nuclear weapons;

  • The dismantling or the conversion to peaceful uses of certain military bases
    and facilities wherever located; and

  • The strengthening and enlargement of the International Disarmament Organization
    to enable it to verify the steps taken in Stage II and to determine the
    transition to Stage III.


THIRD STAGE



During the third stage of the program, the states of the world, building on the
experience and confidence gained in successfully implementing the measures of
the first two stages, would take final steps toward the goal of a world in
which:


  • States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and
    establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they
    would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.

  • The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of armaments,
    would be fully functioning.

  • The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed
    types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to
    maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to
    peaceful purposes.

  • The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently
    strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently
    far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a
    disarmed world.





APPENDIX


DECLARATION ON DISARMAMENT


THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM


FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT


IN A PEACEFUL WORLD



The Nations of the world,


Conscious of the crisis in human history produced by the revolutionary
development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological
differences;


Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war
and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which
all peoples can strive freely and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;


Declare their goal to be: A free, secure, and peaceful world of independent
states adhering to common standards of justice and international conduct and
subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world where adjustment to
change takes place in accordance with the principles of the United Nations; a
world where there shall be a permanent state of general and complete
disarmament under effective international control and where the resources of
nations shall be devoted to man's material, cultural, and spiritual advance;


  1. The disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their
    reestablishment in any form whatsoever other than those required to preserve
    internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force;

  2. The elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons
    of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, other than those required
    for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order;

  3. The establishment and effective operation of an International Disarmament
    Organization within the framework of the United Nations to ensure compliance at
    all times with all disarmament obligations;

  4. The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international
    agreements, for the settlement of disputes, and for the maintenance of peace in
    accordance with the principles of the United Nations.


Call on the negotiating states:


  1. To develop the outline program set forth below into an agreed plan for general
    and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without interruption
    until the whole program has been achieved;

  2. To this end to seek to attain the widest possible area of agreement at the
    earliest possible date;

  3. Also to seek - without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program -
    agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to the common
    security of nations and that could facilitate and form a part of that program.


Affirm that disarmament negotiations should be guided by the following
principles:


  1. Disarmament shall take place as rapidly as possible until it is completed in
    stages containing balanced, phased and safeguarded measures, with each measure
    and stage to be carried out in an agreed period of time.

  2. Compliance with all disarmament obligations shall be effectively verified from
    their entry into force. Verification arrangements shall be instituted
    progressively and in such a manner as to verify not only that agreed
    limitations or reductions take place but also that retained armed forces and
    armaments do not exceed agreed levels at any stage.

  3. Disarmament shall take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the
    security of any state, whether or not a party to an international agreement or
    treaty.

  4. As states relinquish their arms, the United Nations shall be progressively
    strengthened in order to improve its capacity to assure international security
    and the peaceful settlement of differences as well as to facilitate the
    development of international cooperation in common tasks for the benefit of
    mankind.

  5. Transition from one stage of disarmament to the next shall take place as soon
    as all the measures in the preceding stage have been carried out and effective
    verification is continuing and as soon as the arrangements that have been
    agreed to be necessary for the next stage have been instituted.


Agree upon the following outline program for achieving general and complete
disarmament:


STAGE I



A. To Establish an International Disarmament Organization:


  • (a) An International Disarmament Organization (IDO) shall be established within
    the framework of the United Nations upon entry into force of the agreement. Its
    functions shall be expanded progressively as required for the effective
    verification of the disarmament program.

  • (b) The IDO shall have:

    1. a General Conference of all the parties;

    2. a Commission consisting of representatives of all the major powers as permanent
      members and certain other states on a rotating basis; and

    3. an Administrator who will administer the Organization subject to the direction
      of the Commission and who will have the authority, staff, and finances adequate
      to assure effective impartial implementation of the functions of the
      Organization.

  • (c) The IDO shall:

    1. ensure compliance with the obligations undertaken by verifying the execution of
      measures agreed upon;

    2. assist the states in developing the details of agreed further verification and
      disarmament measures;

    3. provide for the establishment of such bodies as may be necessary for working
      out the details of further measures provided for in the program and for such
      other expert study groups as may be required to give continuous study to the
      problems of disarmament;

    4. receive reports on the progress of disarmament and verification arrangements
      and determine the transition from one stage to the next.


B. To Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:


  • (a) Force levels shall be limited to 2.I million each for the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
    and to appropriate levels not exceeding 2.1 million each for all other
    militarily significant states. Reductions to the agreed levels will proceed by
    equitable, proportionate, and verified steps.

  • (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be reduced by equitable and
    balanced steps. The reductions shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments
    to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage I
    reduction process, the states party to the agreement have agreed that the
    armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots
    shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful
    uses.

  • (c) The production of agreed types of armaments shall be limited.

  • (d) A Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Experts Commission shall be
    established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the
    feasibility and means for accomplishing the verifiable reduction and eventual
    elimination of CBR weapons stockpiles and the halting of their production.


C. To Contain and Reduce the Nuclear Threat:


  • (a) States that have not acceded to a treaty effectively prohibiting the
    testing of nuclear weapons shall do so.

  • (b) The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons shall be stopped.

  • (c) Upon the cessation of production of fissionable materials for use in
    weapons, agreed initial quantities of fissionable materials from past
    production shall be transferred to non-weapons purposes.

  • (d) Any fissionable materials transferred between countries for peaceful uses
    of nuclear energy shall be subject to appropriate safeguards to be developed in
    agreement with the IAEA.

  • (e) States owning nuclear weapons shall not relinquish control of such weapons
    to any nation not owning them and shall not transmit to any such nation
    information or material necessary for their manufacture. States not owning
    nuclear weapons shall not manufacture such weapons, attempt to obtain control
    of such weapons belonging to other states, or seek or receive information or
    materials necessary for their manufacture.

  • (f) A Nuclear Experts Commission consisting of representatives of the nuclear
    states shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and
    reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verified reduction
    and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles.


D. To Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:


  • (a) Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles in specified categories and
    agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be reduced to
    agreed levels by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be
    accomplished in each step by transfers to depots supervised by the IDO of
    vehicles that are in excess of levels agreed upon for each step. At specified
    periods during the Stage I reduction process, the vehicles that have been
    placed under supervision of the IDO shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful
    uses.

  • (b) Production of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery
    vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be
    discontinued or limited.

  • (c) Testing of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles
    and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be limited
    or halted.


E. To Promote the Peaceful Use of Outer Space:


  • (a) The placing into orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons capable c,f
    producing mass destruction shall be prohibited.

  • (b) States shall give advance notification to participating states and to the
    IDO of launchings of space vehicles and missiles, together with the track of
    the vehicle.


F. To Reduce the Risks of War by Accident, Miscalculation, and Surprise Attack:


  • (a) States shall give advance notification to the participating states and to
    the IDO of major military movements and maneuvers, on a scale as may be agreed,
    which might give rise to misinterpretation or cause alarm and induce
    countermeasures. The notification shall include the geographic areas to be used
    and the nature, scale and time span of the event.

  • (b) There shall be established observation posts at such locations as major
    ports, railway centers, motor highways, and air bases to report on
    concentrations and movements of military forces.

  • (c) There shall also be established such additional inspection arrangements to
    reduce the danger of surprise attack as may be agreed.

  • (d) An international commission shall be established immediately within the IDO
    to examine and make recommendations on the possibility of further measures to
    reduce the risks of nuclear war by accident, miscalculation, or failure of
    communication.


G. To Keep the Peace:


  • (a) States shall reaffirm their obligations under the U.N. Charter to refrain
    from the threat or use of any type of armed force including nuclear,
    conventional, or CBR - contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter.

  • (b) States shall agree to refrain from indirect aggression and subversion
    against any country.

  • (c) States shall use all appropriate processes for the peaceful settlement of
    disputes and shall seek within the United Nations further arrangements for the
    peaceful settlement of international disputes and for the codification and
    progressive development of international law.

  • (d) States shall develop arrangements in Stage I for the establishment in Stage
    II of a U.N. Peace Force.

  • (e) A U.N. peace observation group shall be staffed with a standing cadre of
    observers who could be dispatched to investigate any situation which might
    constitute a threat to or breach of the peace


STAGE II



A. International Disarmament Organization:


  • The powers and responsibilities of the IDO shall be progressively enlarged in
    order to give it the capabilities to verify the measures undertaken in Stage II.


B. To Further Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:


  • (a) Levels of forces for the U.S., U.S.S.R., and other militarily significant
    states shall be further reduced by substantial amounts to agreed levels in
    equitable and balanced steps.

  • (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be further reduced by
    equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished by transfers
    of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during
    the Stage II reduction process, the parties have agreed that the armaments and
    armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be
    destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.

  • (c) There shall be further agreed restrictions on the production of armaments.

  • (d) Agreed military bases and facilities wherever they are located shall be
    dismantled or converted to peaceful uses.

  • (e) Depending upon the findings of the Experts Commission on CBR weapons, the
    production of CBR weapons shall be halted, existing stocks progressively
    reduced, and the resulting excess quantities destroyed or converted to peaceful
    uses.


C. To Further Reduce the Nuclear Threat:


  • Stocks of nuclear weapons shall be progressively reduced to the minimum levels
    which can be agreed upon as a result of the findings of the Nuclear Experts
    Commission; the resulting excess of fissionable material shall be transferred
    to peaceful purposes.


D. To Further Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:


  • Further reductions in the stocks of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles
    and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be carried
    out in accordance with the procedure outlined in Stage I.


E. To Keep the Peace:


During Stage II, states shall develop further the peace-keeping processes of
the United Nations, to the end that the United Nations can effectively in Stage
III deter or suppress any threat or use of force in violation of the purposes
and principles of the United Nations:


  • (a) States shall agree upon strengthening the structure, authority, and
    operation of the United Nations so as to assure that the United Nations will be
    able effectively to protect states against threats to or breaches of the peace.

  • (b) The U.N. Peace Force shall be established and progressively strengthened.

  • (c) States shall also agree upon further improvements and developments in rules
    of international conduct and in processes for peaceful settlement of disputes
    and differences.


STAGE III



By the time Stage II has been completed, the confidence produced through a
verified disarmament program, the acceptance of rules of peaceful international
behavior, and the development of strengthened international peace-keeping
processes within the framework of the U.N. should have reached a point where
the states of the world can move forward to Stage III. In Stage III progressive
controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of
international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the
military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force and
all international disputes would be settled according to the agreed principles
of international conduct.


The progressive steps to be taken during the final phase of the disarmament
program would be directed toward the attainment of a world in which:


  • (a) States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and
    establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they
    would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.

  • (b) The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of
    armaments, would be fully functioning.

  • (c) The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed
    types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to
    maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to
    peaceful purposes.

  • (d) The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently
    strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently
    far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a
    disarmed world.



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  • Disko P... Bear 2010/02/25 03:19:17
    Disko Pickle
    I've heard this bullshit before. You sound like you've been completely and irredeemably indoctrinated with a conspiratorial worldview. I'll not waste my time with irrational paranoiacs.
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    Disko Pickle
    I gave you historical facts and all you had to say was that I'm insane. That's not a logical rebuttal. Show me how my facts are incorrect or how they do not disprove your assertions, or admit that you are a paranoid conspiracy theorist and that you are not concerned with reality.
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    Because YOU say they're facts does not make it so.

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    Because YOU say they're facts does not make it so.

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    Disko Pickle
    +1
    I would gladly admit that I'm wrong. In fact, I start every day by assuming that everything I believe is wrong and go from there. It should be very easy for you to get me to accept that Soros is a commie. Just show me the evidence that everything I listed is wrong and show me how the Open Society Institute is not helping developing countries to develop democratic, western-style capitalist systems as they claim to be doing.
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/25 20:44:49
    Bear
    +1
    Well, actually, Soros is one of the globalist money men and seems to me most supportive of the left/communist faction than the right/corporatist faction. They use any method neccessary and support any person/entity that will further their agenda. They will support things that go contrary to their main line if they feel it beneficial.
  • Disko P... Bear 2010/02/25 22:01:27
    Disko Pickle
    +1
    It's not possible to make money by supporting communists. How can he remain a global money man by supporting anti-capitalists?
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/26 05:20:11
    Bear
    Ask him. He destroys national economies to further his own interests.

    http://www.canadafreepress.co...

    Free Republic
    George Soros doesn’t want to “change” America. He wants to destroy it.
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/18/2009 | Joy Tiz

    Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:43:38 AM by AJMCQ

    The term “euphemism” refers to the substitution of a vague or milder term for one that may be considered harsh, offensive or blunt. Example:

    George Soros is a “philanthropist”.

    If by “philanthropist” we mean one who creates chaos, destruction and financial ruin for his own personal gain, it’s a perfect fit. Calling Soros a philanthropist is rather like referring to the Nazi block wardens as Neighborhood Watch.

    Soros certainly gives lots of money away. But a philanthropist acts to improve the human condition. Soros acts solely to improve the Soros condition. Despite the lofty sounding rhetoric about an Open Society, Soros’ objective is to wreck the United States. Actually Soros never really defines his Open Society. The concept arose in the 1930s with the notion of a moral code based on “universal principles”. After tweaking the concept to suit his own purposes, Soros adopted his own version of an Open Society which would be one in which the US has no power.


    (Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
  • Disko P... Bear 2010/02/26 20:02:27
    Disko Pickle
    +1
    That's the Canada Free Press. They only publish the opposite of reality.
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/27 03:59:55
    Bear
    Only because YOU disagree with it.
  • Disko P... Bear 2010/02/27 04:01:48
    Disko Pickle
    No, because I've looked at the credentials of the people who write the articles. They are not qualified to be published anywhere but on the Canada Free Press website.
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/27 04:07:43
    Bear
    Who are YOU to decide?
  • Disko P... Bear 2010/02/27 05:26:19
    Disko Pickle
    I'm better qualified to decide than the writers for the Canadian Free Press are.
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/27 05:37:01
    Bear


    Anyone with the word Disko in their screen name isn't qualified to do ANYTHING.
  • Bear Disko P... 2010/02/26 10:26:51
  • Lily 2010/02/24 15:31:42
    Lily
    +1
    Interesting. The idea of "peace" is nice. One can be as peaceful as possible but they make for a bigger target. Take (peace) or be taken. That's how I see it.
  • overhead440 2010/02/24 15:13:28
    overhead440
    +2
    This really shines a light on what we see today... I am not or will ever be part of this conspiracy...

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