As the Afghanistan war enters its 9th year on this day, Obama told the world he saw no reason for withdraw as well as no need for troop reductions. In fact, he said he's thinking of boosting the war effort by up to 40,000 troops.
The senate also passed a war funding bill for 626 billion dollars today. Funding for healthy food for the US? How about health care for all? Nope, just funding for more brutality.
It's days like these I wonder, if the systemic powers of the three main branched of the US government desire to simply flex their muscles rather than reflect on their mistakes. On the anniversary of this war, with occupations in Pakistan and Iraq ongoing, instead of talking about fostering peace, rhetoric is fueled by messages of war perpetuation. And I failed to mention the new weapons being built. Ones that are specifically meant for an attack on Iran.
War is arguably the most unsustainable socially constructed activity on the face of the planet. No sentient being wins, justice is completely obstructed and peace is the opposite end of the spectrum. While struggle and conflict are a part of life and can lead to brighter outcomes, years and years of brutal war, that targets civilians, that supports nothing but a police-state, a military industrial complex, and a society brainwashed to believe that war is a necessity, is nothing that promotes sustainability.
Make your voice be heard.
-While there are many sources for news, and many entities covering the anniversary of the Afghanistan war on this day, there are several worthy articles and news blogs on http://www.democracynow.org/ , as well as on older posts in this blog.