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  •  This is good news, but... (4.00)
    My first fear is that Bushco will get involved and try to overrule native sovereignty in the name of "national security". Remember, they are planning new generations of tactical low-yield weapons.

    My second fear is that they have planned for that issue, and will use this as a test case to overthrow sovereignty everywhere by legislation aimed at making other nations subject to US law. There was a recent diary alluding to that, although the conclusion was that it was aimed at world nations, the implication is also that it could be used toward nations on "American" soil... (I can't find the link to that diary.)

    My third fear is that these things are just more salvos in the ongoing war against our rights, being taken in the name of "security". A little thing like native rights will never get in the way of mining more uranium under this bunch, and land ownership will never stop them from gaining access to it somehow.

    Remember, Bush gets apoplectic when he is denied anything for any reason.

    Skennen ko:wa, Navajo. This is a fight worth fighting.

    Theory is when we know everything and nothing works. Practice is when everything works and nobody knows why. (Einstein)

    by CodeTalker on Fri Apr 22, 2005 at 05:56:32 PM PDT

    •  Codetalker, WOW... (none)
      You really pull this thing all together.

      Your 3 fears are now my fears.

      I am very unsettled by these uranium companies.

      While I am please that the Navajo Nation has voted to ban uranium mining I feel a certain uneasiness that this is over.

      I hope you can find a link to that diary.

      I agree with you that there is an overall plan to make it easy for mining corporations to function in the U.S. but I think you imply that this control is not just for reaping in the U.S., it is a world-wide tour de force. Corporations need Bushco to make it happen.

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