These are a few of the courageous souls who have stood up for peace, freedom and fairness, invariably at great risk to their careers and even their lives. They are the real heros of today, leading lights in an insane world that has temporarily forgotten integrity and responsibility.
Gwenyth Todd / Feb 2013
Not many can say that they averted a war single-handedly, but that is a claim that Gwenyth Todd can maike. Todd was a White House Middle East policy adviser — a job that took her to many Arab-speaking countries and which opened her eyes to American foreign policy. Although originally asked by Clinton to open communication with Iran, subsequent Presidents, especially George Bush, have been under pressure from pro-war lobbyists such as AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to start a war with Iran. This came to a head in 2007 towards the end of Bush's presidency when a false flag operation to spark conflict was defused by a report Todd sent back to Washington, a report her administrators and handlers tried to block her from sending by revoking all her security passes. Because of her report, war was averted that time, but Todd lost her job as a consequence and has been struggling to get work ever since. This is how Washington repays those who display integrity, the sort of integrity that is in the interest of ordinary people around the world, including the American public. (This is the same sort of response to those who expose US war crimes.) War only serves to enrich and empower the elite, and further extreme and immoral political agendas that have no other way to be realized. You can watch an interview with Todd here.