Wednesday, May 23, 2012

American Veterans Denounce NATO Aggression

The sight of American ex-service men and woman loudly denouncing NATO aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, by hurling their war medals towards the location of the recent NATO summit, made an extremely powerful statement. The emotion was clear to see too, these brave veterans felt betrayed by their country and some seemed to be carrying a sense of shame and guilt for whatever role they played in the invasions. This anti-war protest, as moving as it was, must have made it very hard for NATO leaders to ignore. This show of unity between the protesters and veterans might well inspire other men and woman who have served in the forces or who are currently serving, to speak out about the immorality of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

There have always been very loud and strong movements speaking out against the illegal invasion of Iraq. In 2003 at least 750,000 people marched in protest in London alone. Since then, the number of citizens against the invasion and following occupation as increased exponentially. In the beginning, opposition against the war in Afghanistan was less obvious, possibly due to confusion regarding the ambiguity of mission objectives cited by politicians and war planners. There has been a distinct change in public opinion over the past few years leading to a huge drop in support for the war, with many calling for the withdrawal of troops. Whether troop withdrawal is the best way forward or not (many people have concerns over likely human rights abuses once foreign forces leave), the anti-war feeling seems to be here to stay, for the time being at least. With the increasing likelihood of an attack on Iran growing all the time, I just hope that the anti-war movement will become so large it simply cannot be ignored.


  1. The US aims to replace MAD with Disarming First-Strike Capability according to missile engineer Bob The US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously according to Bob Aldridge. Professor J. Edward Anderson, "Deployment of anti-missile missiles in Eastern Europe is part of a first-strike strategy". GPS (Navstar) was made for midway corrections of Minuteman-3 and Trident-2 to hit missile silos accurately. Bob Aldridge on the missiles in Eastern Europe, "Whether they are on ships or land, they are still a necessary component for an unanswerable first strike". The missiles will be operational by 2018, forcing Russia to institute launch-on-warning and greatly increasing the danger of nuclear war.

  2. I do think this move is unnecessary and will been seen as an act of aggression by the Russians.