August 15, 2008 Hilo peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)

Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran! Thursday, August 7, 2008

     Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy supercarrier battle group, an US Navy expeditionary carrier battle group, a Royal Navy carrier battle group, a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine plus a large number of US Navy cruisers, destroyers and frigates playing the "enemy force"...

     The build up of naval forces in the Gulf will be one of the largest multi-national naval armadas since the First and Second Gulf Wars. The intent is to create a US/EU naval blockade (which is an Act of War under international law) around Iran (with supporting air and land elements) to prevent the shipment of benzene and certain other refined oil products headed to Iranian ports. Iran has limited domestic oil refining capacity and imports 40% of its benzene. Cutting off benzene and other key products would cripple the Iranian economy. The neo-cons are counting on such a blockade launching a war with Iran.


      "Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has warned millions of radio listeners that the United States is heading into an illegal attack on Iran, stating his amazement at members of Congress who have openly voiced support for a criminal nuclear strike. 'If we do (attack) it is going to be a disaster,' the congressman told the Alex Jones radio show. 'I was astounded to see on one of the networks the other day that the debate was not are we going to attack, but are we going to attack before or after the election?' Paul continued. Paul recently voiced concern over House Congressional Resolution 362 which he has dubbed a 'virtual Iran war resolution.' 'If that comes up it is demanding that the president [put in place] an absolute blockade of the entire country of Iran, and punish any country or any business group around the world if they trade with Iran,' Paul told listeners. ... 'The frightening thing is they say they are taking no options off the table, even nuclear first strike,' Paul said. Paul believes from talking with his contacts in and around Congress that a strike on Iran has already been green-lighted." -- Attorney Harold Burbank, Rep. Ron Paul: The US Is Heading Into An Illegal Attack On Iran, GlobalResearch, 8/9/08


1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seeek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world

Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola`a (Kurtistown),

Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622 Email

. Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 15, 2008 - 361st week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


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