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The Pentagon must be reined in

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This story, about the Pentagon’s deliberate decision to destroy a neighborhood, needs more exposure. William Boardman reports for Alternet:

Faced with the community-damaging possibility of the U.S. Air Force basing its soon-to-be-tested F-35 [3] nuclear capable fighter bomber at the Burlington Airport in their city, South Burlington’s City Councilors have once again expressed carefully and coherently argued opposition to the plan that the Air Force’s own study found would render more than a thousand nearby homes “incompatible with residential use.”

The impact of an F-35 base would, by the Air Force’s own calculation, destroy houses and displace people on a scale akin to a military campaign. Of all its proposed basing options, the Air Force acknowledges that by far the most damaging civilian impact would be felt by South Burlington and Winooski.

With that level of destruction in mind, together with the reality that it would fall, like class warfare, on the less well off, the city council has stated its determination to defend [4] its community and its residents “against industrial, military, and political interests,” against what some have called vulture capitalism. . .

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Written by LeisureGuy

28 November 2012 at 12:54 pm

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