by Joe Scarry of Scarry Thoughts Blog
We want to build a crescendo of opposition that culminates in a clear message to NATO on May 20/21 when they meet in Chicago: #DEMILITARIZEafghanistan!
It’s clear that the message of the Obama administration and NATO will be that a “strategic partnership agreement” means the end of the war in Afghanistan. They are all prepared to announce “it’s been a hard fight but we’re turning the corner, so don’t worry: we’ve got a timetable to pull the combat troops out….”
As I pointed out in a series of earlier blog posts, we need to DENOUNCE this celebratory message and demand REAL solutions to the mess that has been created in Afghanistan. What about the drone killings? What about the thousands of detainees? What about the institutionalization of night raids?
It’s not enough to reduce the level of combat troops. The U.S. and NATO need to get out of the war-making business, and they need to start by DEMILITARIZING Afghanistan.
How will YOU help to build this message? By tweeting? Writing a blog post? Organizing a local protest? Creating artwork? Composing music? Getting people at your church involved? There are THOUSANDS of ways to tell NATO “We’re not buying what you’re selling! #DEMILITARIZEafghanistan!”
Just remember: whatever you do … tweet #DEMILITARIZEafghanistan