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FERGUSON RIOTS-TIME TO HOLD POLICE RESPONSIBLE

The tragic story of Michael Brown, an 18 year-old black teenager shot by a police officer for no clear reason, has caused riots among the almost two-thirds black community in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. The story has racial overtones but it is really about the growing problem of thuggish, aggressive police and their increasingly foul-mouthed treatment of anyone who doesn't obey their every demand, legal or not. More and more police are eager to stun or even kill rather than confront with reasonable negotiation and minimum force. Part of this problem is the increased militarization of police in both equipment and warrior attitudes. But the biggest single factor is the deliberate refusal of police chiefs and local judges to prosecute police abuse and rein in aggressive behavior. When officers get away with abuse time and again, bad habits fester and grow. Good cops leave and they are being replaced with aggressive, macho, bulky thugs who have a sense of "I'm the boss" rather than a servant of the community. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

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Strategic Threats

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The Russians are building tremendous new nuclear/biological and chemical weapons systems--all with the assistance of US technology transfers. They are deploying on average, 3 new Topol-M 6th generation ballistic missiles per month. We built our last MX over 10 years ago, and are disarming unilaterally. Further, the Russians are building huge underground nuclear bunkers and weapons production facilities in the Ural Mountains, clearly intended to function during a nuclear war. The US intelligence community (under both Republican and Democratic administrations) knows this and are actively covering for the Russians, so the American people won't become alarmed.

Both Republican and Democratic administrations have been supplying the Chinese with high technology weapons systems for years, knowing that they, in turn, are supplying other enemies (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea) as well. Both Russia and China continue to protest against any US anti-ballistic missile system, even though such systems are purely defensive. It doesn't take a genius to understand that ABM systems only threaten someone who intends to launch ballistic missiles someday.

President Clinton directed our military to absorb a nuclear first strike rather than launch on warning (our only true deterrent to a first strike) and to prepare to retaliate afterward. That first strike will take down all command and control, all bombers (since none are on alert), most missiles, and all satellite and submarine communications.

According to the House Armed Services Committee, the following reductions have taken place during the Clinton Administration: Strategic and General Purpose Forces from 1990 to 1997: B-52 Bombers have gone from 220 to 56. B-1 Bombers from 90 to 60; Strategic Defense Interceptor Aircraft from 36 to 0; and Army Divisions (1990 to 1997) have gone from 18 Active down to 10. Reserve divisions have gone from 10 to 8. Army Brigades (1990 to 1997) have declined from 8 Active to 3 and Reserve brigades have gone down from 27 to 18.

Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief attempts to track the insider moves underlying the major stories you hear each week. The WAB is not a primary news source--but rather, the best source of news analysis. Joel's purpose and strong point is to help you see how world and national events are shaping up in accordance with the secret agendas of men and groups who control government. The World Affairs Brief puts together the probable set of intentions and motives of the power elite by inductively cataloging their specific actions over time.

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Did you know the US, by policy, will not retaliate on warning of a nuclear attack --effectively removing any deterrent? Are you prepared if the "unthinkable" happens --nuclear war?

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What about your home? Do you have extra tanks of potable water should public water supplies be cut off or contaminated? Would you know how to collect and filter your own water if none was available for a long time?

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