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The Children of Falluja, 15 Times the rate of deformities in new-born; Join here, March 20 March on Washington to End the War(s), see belowJanuary 25, 2010
What are the costs of War to the innocent; to those yet born? In 2004, in Falluja, Iraq, four soldiers were killed and their bodies maimed and hung from a bridge for all to see. The US and its allies then destroyed the whole town of Falluja, with days of bombings and shellings and troops on the ground carrying out search and destroy missions. Five years later, we are seeing what “depleted uranium” from the shells used in Falluja is causing to the new-born. What is it doing to the rest of the population that is breathing the remaining uranium particles on the ground? Here’s what it is doing to a high proportion of the new-born. It is not easy to see. You will not feel good. Don’t turn it off, help End the War(s) and the misery it causes. Sign up below for the March 20 March on Washington to End the War(s). Please do your part.
The children of Falluja Doctors are dealing with an increase in chronic deformities in infants in Falluja, where heavy munitions were used in 2004 Many areas of Iraq and Afghanistan have Depleted Uranium dust covering the ground after being released into the air when the shells exploded, releasing the uranium into the air. How many other areas are like Falluja? If this is not a War Crime (the use of Depleted Uranium), there is no such thilng as a War Crime. Who made the decision to allow Depleted Uranium to be used on shells? Who was in charge at the time? Who gave final approval? When was this approved? These innocent babies are the result of this policy to allow Depleted Uranium to be used in making armaments (howitzer shells and bombs). These are our babies.
Here’s a few related Depleted Uranium studies/stories for your review:
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“March on Washington on March 20, End the War(s)” was first Posted on January 2, 2010. It is being Re-Posted today because we all must participate on March 20. Read all you can and organize locally if you can’t get to Washington on March 20. Come the week before as there will be events of protest leading up to the day of the march. Please pass this Post link along to your friends.
Show your support on March 20. A day for Peace…..
The time has come for your personal action to End the War(s). The date to show how you feel is March 20, 2010. There will be a March on Washington, led by the ANSWER Coalition. Spread the word. There will be a lot of news on this in the upcoming months. Organize your local town for action on March 20. Show the world WE CARE. Take action now. Personally endorse the March 20 March on Washington, click here.
A.N.S.W.E.R. The anti-war movement responds to President Obama’s speech Statement from the ANSWER Coalition Rhetoric and Reality: Masking War Escalation as a Withdrawal Plan
On Saturday, March 20, 2010, there will be a mass National March & Rally in D.C. We will march together to say “No Colonial-type Wars and Occupations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine!” We will march together to say “No War Against Iran!” We will march together to say “No War for Empire Anywhere!” Instead of war, we will demand funds so that every person can have a job, free and universal health care, decent schools, and affordable housing. A day of action and outreach in Washington, D.C., will take place on Friday, March 19, preceding the Saturday march. There will be coinciding mass marches on March 20 in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Cindy Sheehan and a coalition of groups has announced a new initiative set to begin in March 2010 called Peace of the Action, ( Click Here for More) an integral part of which will be a camp that will be set up beginning March 13.
This camp will be a staging area for people coming to DC to take part in anti-war activities. Join Peace of the Action, Click Here. Our demand is simple: Troops out of the Middle East, which includes drones, permanent bases, contractors and torture/detention facilities. We will begin Peace of the Action on March 13th when we gather in Washington, DC to erect Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Monument, directly across the street from the White House and our actions will begin on March 22nd.
We need individuals who realize that time is running short for us to truly affect change through commitment and dedication to humanity through the end to the U.S. Empire (and its subsidiaries). March 20 is the seventh anniversary of the criminal war of aggression launched by Bush and Cheney against Iraq. One million or more Iraqis have died. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops have lost their lives or been maimed, and continue to suffer a whole host of enduring problems from this terrible war. This is the time for united action. The slogans on banners may differ, but all those who carry them should be marching shoulder to shoulder.
The initiators and endorsers of the March 20 National March on Washington (preceded by the March 19 Day of Action and Outreach in D.C.) include: the ANSWER Coalition; Muslim American Society Freedom; National Council of Arab Americans; Cynthia McKinney; Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Collective; Ramsey Clark; Cindy Sheehan; Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK; Debra Sweet, Director, World Can’t Wait; Mike Ferner, President, Veterans for Peace; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild; Ron Kovic, author of “Born on the 4th of July”; Juan Jose Gutierrez, Director, Latino Movement USA; Col. Ann Wright (ret.); March Forward!; Partnership for Civil Justice; Palestinian American Women Association; MANA – Muslim Alliance in North America; Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines; Alliance for Global Justice; Claudia de la Cruz, Pastor, Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas-UCC; Phil Portluck, Social Justice Ministry, Covenant Baptist Church, D.C.; Blase & Theresa Bonpane, Office of the Americas; Coalition for Peace and Democracy in Honduras; Comite Pro-Democracia en Mexico; Frente Unido de los Pueblos Americanos; Comites de Base FMLN, Los Angeles; Free Palestine Alliance; GABRIELA Network; Justice for Filipino American Veterans; KmB Pro-People Youth; Students Fight Back; Jim Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild – LA Chapter; LEF Foundation; National Coalition to Free the Angola 3; Community Futures Collective; Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival; Companeros del Barrio; Barrio Unido for Full and Unconditional Amnesty; Michael Berg; Action Center for Justice – Charlotte, NC; Bay Area United Against War; Casa las Américas; Community Organizing Center, Columbus, Ohio; CT-SAW (Connecticut Students Against the War) ; Delaware Valley Veterans for America; Hawai’i Solidarity Committee; Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination; Texans for Peace; and many more.
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War causes death and serious injuries. The United States troops hurt or dead is over 70,000. WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH? End the War(s) NOW.
Read the story here: Last Week: US Iraq Casualties Rise to 72,548 From Voters For Peace By Michael Munk
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Stop the Assassination Drones:. Call Leon Panetta at (703) 482-0623, CIA headquarters, leave a message: No More Drone Assasination attacks, and don’t attack Quetta. End the War(s) NOW.
Call President Obama ALL WEEK LONG. Let’s keep his White House lines busy: Take Action Now ! ! Call President Obama: To reach the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121 Leave a message: “You made the wrong decision. I do not support you on this. I feel betrayed.” Say NO to Escalation in Afghanistan. Sign the petition here. No funds from Congress for the troop escalation. Tell them now.
Today, please tell your member of Congress and U.S. Senators to End the War in Afghanistan, sign this petition. If you live outside the United States, write to your leaders, End the War Now.
Labour Aide Quits In Protest At Afghan Policy, a good place to start today. Reported in some of the press, Gordon Brown is telling President Obama that the British will remain committed to the Afghanistan war effort.
As you know, this site is dedicated to ending the conflicts in Central Asia. What is to gain with more troops, more years there, more money spent, more lives lost? Innocent lives lost. On all sides. Today’s headlines deal with Innocent Death, the killing of civilians. We read “terrorists”, “insurgents”, but these people can not be identified from the flying airplanes or DRONES. We are responsible for these civilians dying. This must end NOW. Write your Congress Member and your Senators right now at this link. It is easy to do. Please do it now. No more troops, no more money, End the War(s) Now.
In Registan.net today Joshua Faust reports about Air Strike in Kunduz (90+ killed by “NATO” air strike)
In The Long War today Bill Roggio reports “Afghan forces and Taliban clash in Kunduz”. Kunduz is the hot spot of the week. The map shown on this post shows the Pashtunistan portion of Afghanistan, almost the whole area.
I normally do not point you to Main Stream Media sites because you all ready have seen that information. But today, there’s a subheading that tells it all The AFPAK war “Combating Extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. So that’s our mission, combating “Extremism”. Now that’s an easy one to win. Just kill everybody.
Ed. Note: When you can’t watch anymore, stop and write a letter to your CongressMember and Senators and tell them what you are feeling. It is up to you and I to stop this madness.
Very few Americans realize that we are at WAR (not declared against an aggressive country, but against a THEORY, “Terror”). What a joke. I have a videos that tell a personal story from people like you and me and our families, but they were born in the wrong country, not like you and me, being privildged to be born or living in America. Let’s do what we can to make their lives normal again.
STOP THE WAR(s). STOP KILLING INDIVIDUAL INNOCENT CITIZENS. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW. WARNING: THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT A PERSON HAS TO LIVE WITH FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. IT AFFECTS MANY SOLDIERS. NOT EASY TO WATCH. DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE. Please pass this link to your friends.
Special footage from Bing West, posted by Bill Roggio of The Long War. Bill’s story is entitled: Afghanistan: Tactics or Strategy?
Bing West takes some combat footage of firefighters between Coalition forces and the Taliban in Helmand province. In his article at The Small Wars Journal, West notes that Coalition forces are pulling their punches during engagements with the Taliban and they a strategy for defeating the Taliban cannot rely on soft counterinsurgency tactics alone.
END THE WAR(s). NO MORE MONEY FOR WAR(s). BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW.
A MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is not Hope, this is not Change, adding troops will only cause more innocent lives to be lost. Ending the war is CHANGE
C.M. Sennott and Seamus Murphy- GlobalPost text and photos READ HERE will make your heart ache. Look at the neighborhood. Imagine that you are one of them. This is your Uncle’s family. Who can help them? YOU and ME. Stop the Funding. Bring the Troops Home NOW.
Murphy brought his soulful gift and dogged determination for storytelling to a 15-year body of work that captures the darkness and the light of Afghanistan. It is chronicled in his book, “Afghanistan: A Darkness Visible” (Saqi Books).“What hooked me and brought me back to the family again and again was that they represent more than just the family themselves. They are symbolic, a metaphor for the condition of the Afghan people,” explains Murphy.
View and purchase Seamus Murphy photos
IN THE U.S.: PLEASE CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON: NO MORE FUNDING. NO MORE TROOPS. BRING OUR SOLDIERS HOME. NOW. NOW. NOW.
The United States is not the only country with Drones. The above video shows some experimental Drones, and some in use. Is this what we have become? The cat is out of the bag now. Drones will be more dangerous than Nuclear Missiles because their use is not questioned.
UPDATE: Gallup Pakistani Poll:A massive 67 per cent say they oppose US military operations on Pakistani soil.
Below is an Iranian Drone flying over a U.S. Aircraft Carrier in the Persian Gulf. If it were armed with missiles, the Aircraft Carrier would be in extreme jeopardy.
And a final one for today, the most disturbing one. A family is wiped out by a Drone attack, documented here. It is not easy to watch. Many people were Terrrorized on both sides, and many civilians died needlessly.