Vielä Dennis Kucinichia: Nato & Department of Peace

”The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is not a benevolent organization. NATO is not about the North Atlantic and it’s not about our collective defense.

”NATO is a cost-sharing organization that finances aggressive military action. By hiding behind the claim that the organization provides for ”common defense,’ NATO allows us to wage wars of choice under the guise of international peacekeeping. The most recent example was the unconstitutional war in Libya where NATO, operating under a United Nations mandate to protect civilians, instead backed one side in a civil war and pursued a policy of regime change.


”Pohjois-Atlantin sotilasliitto NATO ei ole yleishyödyllinen järjestö. NATO:ssa ei todellisuudessa ole kyse Pohjois-Atlantin alueen puolustamisesta eikä se liioin ole meidän kollektiivinen puolustusjärjestömme.

NATO on organisaatio, joka jakaa kustannuksia aggressiivisten sotatoimien rahoittamiseksi. Piiloutumalla niin sanotun yhteisen puolustuksen käsitteen taakse NATO:lle annetaan oikeus aloittaa sotia kansainvälisten rauhanturvajoukkojen savuverhon takana. Tuorein esimerkki oli Yhdysvaltain perustuslain vastainen sota Libyassa, jossa NATO:n piti toimia YK:n valtuutuksella siviilien suojelemiseksi, mutta jossa se todellisuudessa asettui tukemaan sisällissodan toista osapuolta ja antamaan tukensa poliittisen vallan vaihtamiselle maassa.


Peace Depends On All Of Us

Dear Friend,

As we begin a transition for our movement to work from outside Congress, it is worth remembering that the cause of peace does not depend upon any of us having a certificate of election.

Indeed, in the past week, the House approved the ”National Defense Authorization Act” which authorizes a continuation of War in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen and preparation for war against Iran. Additionally, arms reductions agreements with Russia were set back. Maybe Washington is ready to spend endless blood and treasure on endless war, but I do not believe Main Street is.

We need to instill in our fellow citizens the capacity to challenge our government to stop wasting lives and money on the foolish policy of permanent war for permanent peace.

We must use our nation’s resources to build our lives at home.

The idea of a Department of Peace is to demonstrate that Americans have the ability and the desire to develop a capacity for peace-building at home and abroad.

Sunday’s Washington Post article misses the point. Peace-building isn’t about just one of us — one leader or member of Congress. It’s about every one of us. What do you think? Let’s plan on continuing to work together to build new structures of peace. Please send me your comments and share this email on Facebook and Twitter to help us continue to grow this movement for peace.




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