By Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley
Veterans of contemporary conflicts describe their person trips from uncooked recruit to battle resister during this selection of testimonials. even though it isn't good publicized, the lengthy culture of refusing to struggle unjust wars keeps at the present time in the American army. The tales during this e-book supply an intimate, sincere examine the private transformation of every of those teens and while represent a robust argument opposed to militarization and never-ending battle. additionally incorporated are specific interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg addressing the U.S. wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and the position civilian and GI resistance performs in bringing the troops domestic.
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S. favorite, Abdul Haq, who was later killed when the CIA wouldn’t rescue him, was a leading member of the Afghan resistance. He bitterly condemned the bombing. He said, you’re bombing just to show off your muscle and you’re undermining the efforts of people like those of us who are trying to overthrow the Taliban from within, and he had plenty of support in that. So yes, I think it was a criminal act and remains so. The invasion of Iraq is not even worth a discussion. This, of course, is criminal aggression.
Then the command post was formed at the edge of the city of Fallujah, and it was actually pretty much a dump site, you know, trash and garbage everywhere where they set up the command post. We maintained an active mortar posture there and stood guard, but by that time pretty much all the action had died down and most of the resistance elements in Fallujah had fled. No Chance to Reflect Actually it wasn’t until significantly later, after my second tour, that I was able to start reflecting. We didn’t get a whole lot of sleep in Iraq and because I was the adjusting “A” gunner for my entire mortar platoon, I got even less sleep because I always had to be by the gun, manning the gun.
It’s laying the basis for that. S. is building a mega-embassy in Pakistan, kind of like the one they built in Baghdad. It’s like a city within a city, not an embassy in any serious sense. They’re now building one in Islamabad with side monstrosities in several other cities, Lahore and Peshawar, and apparently they’re planning to do the same in Kabul, just as they had in Iraq. Those are signals of an intention to have a massive presence in these strategically and economically crucial areas. S. continues to pre-position military equipment in countries around the region.
About Face. Military Resisters Turn Against War by Buff Whitman-Bradley, Sarah Lazare, Cynthia Whitman-Bradley