[ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie

Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH) gyf7 at cdc.gov
Mon Aug 16 12:32:29 CDT 2010

The USA is a REPUBLIC not a democracy. There is a big difference. Socialist democracies are doomed to fail.


-----Original Message-----
From: Franz Schönhofer [mailto:franz.schoenhofer at chello.at] 
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 1:29 PM
To: 'Doug Aitken'; Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH); 'Shane Connor'; radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: AW: [ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie


I think I have hailed you before for your insightful comments - so let me do
it again! 

Yes, the USA armed without any doubt the Taliban. This shows once again the
inability of the USA to take local "laws" and customs into consideration and
to develop future scenarios. Just this would be really necessary. It took
hundreds of years to introduce democracy in Europe - so who expects that in
these countries it would be introduced within a few years? But another nasty
question: Is the US democracy or the European one really something to

I have not been in these areas and have no desire to go there, but I would
like to cite a comment of a newspaper-reader: Let them fight their
intertribal wars! Sorry, I forgot about the oil.....

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] Im Auftrag von Doug Aitken
Gesendet: Montag, 16. August 2010 18:13
An: 'Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH)'; 'Shane Connor';
radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Countdown to Zero" disarmament movie

John wrote:
"The real concern in that area of the world is many of those currently in
TRUE power survived the 1980-1988 Iran/Iraq war and brought with them a
particular kind of mentality. In those days, those fighting for Iran needed
weapons; so the leadership enlisted the help of any volunteer (young men,
old men, women, and even children). They handed these folks their weapons: a
red sash for their forehead and a Koran. These individuals rushed armed
Iraqi positions to physically take Iraqi weapons. These are the same folks
who are in true power over Iran."

We must remember that the Iraqis (and the US's favored allay Saddam
Hussein!) were armed by the US...... which explains the distrust and
animosity of the Iranians in power towards the US......

He also wrote:
" Peace through strength will always work with oppressive aggressors."

Precisely the attitude of the Iranians (and their opinion - somewhat
justified by past events - of the US)......

NOTE: I am not in favor of nuclear arms for Iran: just pointing out that it
is necessary to look at all sides of an argument.....

Doug Aitken
QHSE Advisor
D&M Operations Support
jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
(alternate: doug.aitken at slb.com)
Phone (cell): 713-562-8585
Mail: c/o Therese Wigzell,
Drilling & Measurements HQ,
300 Schlumberger Drive, MD15,
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

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