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War is the last thing we need

On President Trump’s orders, plans by the U.S. military resulted in extrajudicial killing-by-drone of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, without attempting to gain approval from Congress for assassination. Apparently he only consulted Israel, UAE, and the Saudis.

This reeks of a coup by the Pentagon, apparently gone rogue pursuing its planned agenda for “full spectrum dominance” over all humanity, culminating in murder — a war crime resulting in crimes against humanity, outlawed by all international agreements.

This places our lost democracy in focus. We can contact our representatives, now shown to have zero leverage over military actions or over wealthy corporate funders of weapons manufacturers benefiting from endless conflict — so-called “creative destruction.” This presidential killing will cause civil strife in the entire Iraq region. With protests already planned in 80 U.S. cities, it could ignite civil war in the U.S. itself.

Veterans For Peace President Gerry Condon calls for immediate response from our members: “… A war between the U.S. and Iran is the last thing the world needs.… We must “get it together” and do all we can to head off this catastrophe.”

I broadly condemn assassination by the Pentagon of any person, and call for leadership from Senators Murray and Cantwell condemning assassinations, mandating deployed troops have their orders countermanded by Congress, stopping endless non-solutions to conflict, and preventing our out-of-control military from annihilating us all.

Further info: www.answercoalition.org

Hollis Higgins

Spokane


 

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