Courage to Resist Calls for Military Personnel to Resist
A hearty "thank you" to Courage to Resist, which just issued a call to "all U.S. military personnel to resist any effort to pursue a new military attack on Iraq via troops, bombs, drones or any other means. In keeping with our Mission Statement, we affirm that, just as there was never any legitimate reason for the United States to send military forces to Iraq in the past, there is not now any reason for the United States to participate militarily in the affairs of the people of Iraq."
It is absolutely essential to put before the US public the need for visible resistance to US re-escalation and occupation of Iraq.
Jason Ditz writes onAntiwar.com that 750 US Special Forces are in Iraq and weapons are pouring in. "300 Hellfires the US already sent were burned through weeks ago, and the Maliki government is requesting another 1,400." Ditz also reported, "All signs point to the US 'advisers' getting ready for direct combat operations in both Iraq and Kurdistan, with the Pentagon shipping Apache attack helicopters to Baghdad to 'protect American interests' in the capital, and deploying combat troops to fly them."