Flier: Stop 12 Years of U.S. War

October 2001: U.S. Invaded Afghanistan
No War on Syria

For twelve years, the US has made war on the people of Afghanistan, selling the war to us with the lie of ending "terrorism" and "protecting" people in Afghanistan from Islamic fundamentalism. The reality is that from the beginning the war in Afghanistan was a war for empire spreading U.S. domination of the Middle East.  Waged under the banner of the "war on terror," it has meant dire consequences for the people.

The years of U.S. occupation, following a decade of war by the Soviet Union, and then years of civil war, have brought nothing but suffering to most Afghans. Thousands of civilians have been killed, detained, tortured by the U.S. military, and because of the sectarian violence the occupation inflamed and funded. It is now the most dangerous country for a woman in which to give birth.  After billions of US dollars spent, it's still one of the poorest countries in the world.

This war is far from over, as Obama signed an agreement to keep U.S. forces there until 2024. In July, civilian casualties jumped by 23% with the number of children killed rising by nearly a third. People live in constant fear of air and drone strikes by U.S. military, and of violence by the Taliban, which has in many ways been strengthened by the U.S. occupation.

This must end NOW! And people living in this country must take responsibility for ending it.

Many people voted for Barack Obama because they thought he would end the wars.  But Obama bamboozled people into accepting more years of war in Afghanistan, while expanding the covert operations and strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, using his Presidential targeted "kill list." He is threatening an attack on Syria, which will lead to further disaster.

The Congress has colluded in the destruction of Afghanistan, and allowed spreading crimes led by the Obama administration.  While opposition to a U.S. attack on Syria grows, we must demand an end to the illegitimate, unjust, immoral war on Afghanistan.

Protest: No War on Syria

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