Is it true?

Vr. Richard Bejsak-Colloredo-Mansfeld ricardo at ANS.COM.AU
Mon Dec 18 09:14:13 CST 2000


I would like to no if this is true or hoax?   Ricardo

War Resisters League  <http://www.warresisters.org>
...BIO-DIVERSITY VS. MILITARY DEVASTATION
The [U.S.] Pentagon's assault on the environment promotes undemocratic
policies,
impairs economic fairness, prevents environmental recovery, deters
development,
promotes legal double standards and undermines biodiversity. When the
delegates
to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit demanded a discussion of the environmental and
development impact of militarism, the U.S. vetoed their effort. Global
military
spending costs about $1.9 million per minute-- three to five times the
amount
spent on environmental repair. Those resources could be better used to
protect
the planet:

* Two days' worth of military spending could halt the spread of deserts.
* Four days' worth could create a five-year plan to protect remaining
tropical
  forests.
* Five minutes' worth could protect endangered species and combat ocean
  pollution for one year...




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