Remember back in 2011, when the Obama administration said all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by 2014? Didn't happen. Then they said 2024, but that "most" would be gone by 2015. Earlier this week the public announcement was made that almost all of the 10,000 troops still there will stay... until at least 2016.
Last week, the Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, which could mean life in military prison.
U.S. airstrikes and drone attacks against rebels in Yemen came to the world's attention in 2009, though CIA drone strikes first started in 2001. None of the U.S.'s “interventions” have provided any support to the masses of people who joined the Arab spring protests in 2011 against the ruling government.
A week after inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington, DC, to attack President Obama’s negotiations with Iran, Republicans again tried to derail any deal, this time with an open letter to the “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” Signed by 47 Republican senators and released on Monday, March 9, the letter warned that any deal Iran made with Obama could be quickly undone.
This weekend, as we gather to protest the new wave of bombs dropped on Iraq and Syria, and the possibility of sending ground troops — once again — into Iraq, let's help the public remember the crimes that have been carried out by the U.S. over the past few decades.
Four days of anti-war events in Washington, D.C., and actions from San Francisco to New York City will protest the 2003 “shock & awe” U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Since some reactionary U.S. Senators wrote a threatening letter to the government of Iran (which has its own legitimacy problems), we are circulating a sign-on letter from people in the US to the people of Iran.