“Greening” of US Military


From TheTyee.ca – Dec. 20, 2010

by Andrew Nikiforuk

One of these days, Ottawa’s oil patch salesmen might want to sit down with the U.S. military and have a real “man-up” talk.

By any standard, the guys and gals in uniform now make Greenpeace look like the Boy Scouts.

In fact admirals, generals and colonels
have seen the enemy, and it’s oil. They don’t care if the stuff is
bloody or dirty; they just want to get off pricey crude, asap.

They also believe that climate change,
another byproduct of the Oil Age, poses a serious security threat to
civilization, as we know it. Not surprisingly, people call these tough
hombres, “the Green Hawks.”

Around the same time Canada’s political
elites started to dunk their donuts in bitumen, the U.S. military
experienced an energy epiphany in Iraq and Afghanistan. Blood will do

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.