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Friday, April 09, 2010

Iraq and Afghanistan –“Keep the destruction, plunder and innocent deaths over there" argue the pro-war side

What could be more cowardly than supporters of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq insisting they want to fight the terrorists over there? Another way of looking at it is that they want all the destruction, the death of people’s children and family members, the destruction of homes, the lack of decent water, electricity and the basic necessities denied the people of first Iraq and now Afghanistan. Many Afghamistanis are caught in the middle of a war that they didn’t ask for. The US insists that stopping the Taliban is the only way to stop al Qaeda from moving back and launching attacks on the US.
It’s our problem but the people of the Middle-east are the ones paying for it. We don’t mind sending off our best young men and women to sacrifice for the convenience of the rest of us. We can relax in our comfortable homes, know our children are relatively safe and we can drive our gas guzzling cars without worrying about all those other poor people who have no guarantee that their homes, families and other conveniences could end at any moment. So from the war from:

One Day After 2007 Attack, Witnesses Describe US Killings of Iraqi Civilians

Watch this footage from 2007 - interviews with residents of the Baghdad neighborhood from the day after the now-notorious massacre of civilians caught on tape by the US military and released this week by Wikileaks. At the time, their reports went basically unnoticed. Now, with the military's own footage showing people walking down the street being gunned down by an unprovoked team of US troops circling above in an helicopter, there is widespread outrage and questioning.What is the government's response to this outrageous footage being released? As Craig Considine writes: ", a publicly accessible Internet Web site, represents a potential force protection, counterintelligence, operational security (OPSEC), and information security (INFOSEC) threat to the US Army," a secret report authored by the Army Counterintelligence Center and leaked by the notorious truth-seeking website explains....In order to stop WikiLeaks, it is suggested in the document the person (or persons) responsible for the leaks be hunted down and prosecuted.Right. So the response to this outrageous war crime is not panels, investigations, calls from prominent people to immediately uncover the identities of the people who ordered this massacre... but a call to find out who is blowing the whistle and prosecute them.READCindy Sheehan - Take This Empire and Shove It!(Note! Cindy suggests you get involved with We Are Not Your Soldiers - including by donating now). Elaine Brower - Why all the Shock over "Shock and Awe?"Glenn Greenwald - Confirmed: Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. CitizenThis "collateral murder" uncovered by Wikileaks must not be swept under the rug. It's not an aberration - it was just caught on tape. It's not acceptable - U.S. troops are gunning down civilians from the sky *in our names.* This whole war - from Iraq to Afghanistan to Pakistan is illegal and immoral. And it's up to us to stop it!

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