Sunday, March 18, 2012

War crimes mount in Afghanistan; antiwar protests must mount in response

That winning hearts & minds thing is really working in Afghanistan. US kill teams, desecrating the dead, disrespecting holy books, torturing animals, & now a massacre where the US won’t even tell the truth about what happened & preempts justice by spiriting the gunman out of the country to Club Fed where a court will give him a spanking for getting caught. A monstrous war crime has been committed & the families & fellows of the 16 men, women, & children massacred & burned have a right to face the perpetrator(s) in a court of law. This is the rubble of US emancipation--& including massive homelessness, starvation, & millions of refugees. The racism & every rancid lying justification for the US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan stand exposed. Election years take a beating on antiwar protest when activists focus on electing an antiwar candidate. But the increasing evidence of constant war crimes make independent political protest imperative to demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all US-NATO forces. This Afghan refugee from the war beats on a drum in the squalid quarters where she lives in Pakistan. She cannot be asked to wait any longer without hearing the thunderous voices of international opposition to this war.(Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP)

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