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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Code Pink are now anti-war traitors

Members of Code Pink are now taking a pro-government position on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Rather than call for an immediate pullout, as every other peace organization has done, they are now taking a more moderate pro-Obama stand. Their concern seems to be the puppet government there. They want to see it succeed over the Taliban.

According to The Christian Monitor:

“Kabul, Afghanistan - When Medea Benjamin stood up in a Kabul meeting hall this weekend to ask Masooda Jalal if she would prefer more international troops or more development funds, the cofounder of US antiwar group Code Pink was hoping her fellow activist would support her call for US troop withdrawal.

She was disappointed.

Ms. Jalhal, the former Afghan minister of women, bluntly told her both were needed. "It is good for Afghanistan to have more troops – more troops committed with the aim of building peace and against war, terrorism, and security – along with other resources," she answered. "Coming together they will help with better reconstruction."

Rethinking their position

Code Pink, founded in 2002 to oppose the US invasion of Iraq, is one of the more high-profile women's antiwar groups being forced to rethink its position as Afghan women explain theirs: Without international troops, they say, armed groups could return with a vengeance – and that would leave women most vulnerable.”

Imperialism is a big machine the US runs and it needs to be smashed at every opportunity. There are plenty of Afghanistan’s who want US troops out. There are always those who want an easy fix to their problems, but that is not OUR problem. It is the duty of every US peace activist to call for an end to all military engagements in The Middle-east and that includes Afghanistan.

It’s time to end all support for the Code Pink organization. They are now lackeys of imperialism.

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