Jul 10 2017

ROCKETS RED GLARE AND BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR

The thought-provoking article behind this LINK is well worth the time to reflect upon and be moved to act in some way for the cause of peace with justice.

An excerpt: “With the Pentagon’s rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air smashing seven majority Muslim countries — Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen — negativity toward the United States is easy to understand. US drone attacks originating in Nevada, 7,200 miles from Iraq, and jet fighter-bomber strikes launched from supercarriers in the Persian Gulf are killing hundreds of frightened bystanders month after month. At least 25 civilians were killed in Mosul, Iraq on Sat., June 24 when US bombs destroyed four houses.

Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors. President Obama (pronounced “Oh-Bomb-Ah”) made the point himself May 23, 2013 in a speech to National Defense University. He said drone attacks “raise profound questions: about who is targeted, and why; about civilian casualties, and the risk of creating new enemies…” And Obama warned that, ‘US military action in foreign lands risks creating more enemies.'”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/07/10/rockets-red-glare-and-bombs-bursting-in-air

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