Tag: Anti-War

20 Years of Death: A Look at the US’s Role in Afghanistan — The Shenandoah Red Gazette

20 years later, what has changed? Nearly a quarter of a million dead, an increase in the world market of opioids, and a flood of refugees being denied admittance to the West. Afghanistan has been devastated by the US in its quest for plunder.

20 Years of Death: A Look at the US’s Role in Afghanistan

Green Party US: Statement on Western Imperialism and the Conflict in Ukraine

The Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX) views the conflict in Ukraine as the tragic, yet inevitable, result of relentless effort by the U.S., NATO, and the European Union for global economic, political, and military dominance. Within this context, the current conflict stems from the 2014 US-backed coup of Ukraine’s democratically elected government – and in the determination of the U.S./EU/NATO to convert Ukraine, whose government recently stated its intention to acquire nuclear weapons, into a heavily militarized NATO member nation located on the border of the Russian Federation.

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For GPAX, peace also means: dismantling the military-industrial complex and all intelligence agencies that engage in covert warfare and that subject U.S. citizens to unconstitutional surveillance for “anti-government” views.

https://gpax.gpus.org/statement-on-western-imperialism-and-the-conflict-in-ukraine/

A political issue for the exploiting class alone.

(Military) Preparedness as a political issue is for the exploiting class alone. They and they alone reap its harvests of gold, while its harvests of blood are for its deluded and betrayed victims.

America NEEDS the war industry

America NEEDS the war industry to maintain the illusion that endless economic growth is possible.

When profits are low, the ruling elite invent an enemy so they can sell more weapons.

Oil was actively being extracted

RIA Novosti – The Russian Ministry of Defense has published satellite intelligence images, showing American oil smuggling from Syria.

According to the ministry, the photos confirm that €œSyrian oil, both before and after the routing defeat of the Islamic State terrorists in land beyond the Euphrates river, under the reliable protection by US military servicemen, oil was actively being extracted and then the fuel trucks were massively being sent for processing outside of Syria.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/russia-releases-damning-evidence-u-173000250.html

There are legitimate problems in Venezuela

There are legitimate issues in Venezuela. They need to be debated and addressed by Venezuelans. It is not our role to send our military and tell Venezuelans how their problems should be solved.

https://www.facebook.com/drjillstein/videos/2268289029919983/?fref=mentions&xts[0]=68.ARD-_VKMfUOZFzRPWQeEAwhS96u2dOzPOh8dVtIzR1ehErBD6-LBj6PjNKagHRbDCICiQ5ga4zLcx1R44bLFBl7ni5nw2HdJJPKoVy6hatltAg-yLkCcR1JFZ7Gl6FE-KSyoWs89tT_Et6ddADMk6OsXVnqYJoFWlPdY56CpNPudKAVFFahJ3alypMASKa2GwWrsblAmF3yaZsxpgGKNkiCEDSfJhkRtU7FNFDoY9UCz0m6WiOuO18Nvwm0_7S5uP3G6GM5MHeD3hwSDHPVUPADZ0ipX_pYpV_IF7npYSopAtdBYoK_mP7e7zNbtGv5_8xAxBiUKpEm0_LG9DUizz_rZLwaeHvQ&tn=K-R

Good for Tulsi Gabbard, but…

Investigation reveals Pence and Bolton lied to promote US regime change in Venezuela. Nothing new there. I wonder why CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. haven’t shared this information with the American people. Kudos to New York Times

The Times piece is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/world/americas/venezuela-aid-fire-video.html

It wasn’t just Pence and Bolton. Good for Gabbard for highlighting this, but this blame game included Marco Rubio, State Dept officials Mike Pompeo, Kimberly Breier (https://twitter.com/WHAAsstSecty), the State Dept’s propaganda account https://twitter.com/USAenEspanol and more, including corporate media. This wasn’t just a couple of administration officials talking out of their asses. This was a specifically crafted narrative, which US and allied media was knowingly complicit in.

Glenn Greenwald, writing at The Intercept:

Those last two tweets – using video footage to debunk the lies spread by Marco Rubio, CNN and the U.S. Government – happen to be from a correspondent with RT America. Please tell me: who was acting here as lying propagandists and agents of State TV and who was acting like a journalist trying to understand and report the truth?

So everything the New York Times so proudly reported last night has been known for weeks, and was already reported in great detail, using extensive evidence, by a large number of people.

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-on-the-lies-about-burning-humanitarian-trucks-in-venezuela-shows-how-us-govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/