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02.02.2020 Achtzehn Jahre in einem nicht zu gewinnenden Krieg

Afghanistan Papers of high explosiveness

For more than 18 years the German Armed Forces have also been fighting in Afghanistan because, as an SPD Defence Minister explained to us, our freedom must be defended on the Hindu Kush. None of the states that have become "active" there as a coalition of the willing have asked for the opinion of their own people, nor that of the people in Afghanistan.

As a member of the worldwide peace movement World Beyond War we received information from the US civil rights movement Win Without War, which informed us about the importance of the Afghanistan Papers. In our press, such news hardly appears any more behind the reports about President Trumps Tweets and his other blunders. Win Without War reports:

Last month, a U.S. airstrike in Herat, Afghanistan killed 10 unnamed Afghan civilians, including three children. Of the 7,423 bombs dropped on Afghanistan last year, it’s hard to find any real information about the impacts on the people of Afghanistan beyond these numbers. It’s been hard to find out any truths about the war at all.

That was until the Afghanistan Papers dropped — exposing that senior U.S. officials withheld key pieces of information for the past 18 years, including that the war was unwinnable, failing every single metric. In other words: the Afghanistan Papers exposed that the U.S. war in Afghanistan has been — and still is today — built entirely on blatant lies.

We HAVE to use the momentum of the Afghanistan Papers to push as hard as we can to end the endless U.S. war in Afghanistan. This starts with hauling the liars who have been enabling this endless war into Congress to say publicly, under oath, what we now know they admit behind closed doors. It's time for the truth.

Tell Congress: Investigate the Afghanistan Papers NOW and end endless war!

“We didn’t know what we were doing” said Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s Afghan war czar during the Bush and Obama administrations.

This is just one line in the Afghanistan Paper’s more than 2,000 pages of previously unpublished notes of interviews with people who played a direct role in the war, from generals and diplomats to aid workers and Afghan officials.

It’s hard to comprehend, Sofia. Because this harrowing reality alongside the facts of the Afghanistan war is sickening.

  • 18 years of U.S. occupation.
  • At least 160,000 Afghan and U.S. casualties.
  • At least $1.8 trillion spent.
  • A war now fought by U.S. servicemembers who weren’t even born when it began.
  • An unwinnable war.

What’s more difficult to understand is why, when the vast majority of the U.S. public, Congress, and U.S. presidential candidates all want THIS WAR TO END, it hasn’t ended yet. And I’ll tell you. It’s because we haven’t made it end yet.

So this year, we are going to do everything we can to end it. On every must-pass piece of defense-related legislation, we will push to remove troops and to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Military Force – the law that keeps this war going. We will put ending the war in front of members of Congress.

That’s why today we are pushing the House and Senate Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committees to investigate the Afghanistan Papers, demanding an end to the days when they can lie in public while admitting the truth behind closed doors. Are you with me?

Will you tell the House and Senate Armed Services, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committees to investigate the Afghanistan Papers now?

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Kommentar: RE: 20200202 Achtzehn Jahre in einem nicht zu gewinnenden Krieg

Es liegt an den Menschen in diesem Vasallenstaat, etwas zu ändern! Bittschriften zu unterschreiben beruhigt das Gewissen, doch ändern tut das nichts!
Hier SELBST als Mensch dabei zu sein wäre doch schon mal ein guter Anfang!
friedvolle Grüsse

Gi., 02.02.2020 18:08

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