March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi.
Great, consistent, meaningful, timely, and inspired work, Ms. Benjamin. Leave it to a woman (and Code Pink’s female membership, and the Iraqi women interviewed) to see through the insanity of Mars rules and its M.A.D. obsessions.
This bears repeating:
"On our trip to Iraq under Saddam Hussein in 2003, in hushed voices, a group of women told us that they wanted to be freed from the oppressive regime they were living under. But with the US invasion pending, they pleaded with us, “Go home and tell your government that our liberation will not come on the wings of US bombs or from the barrels of US guns. Go home and tell your government that we will liberate ourselves.”
It is very sad that so few of us Americans can see what havoc our Wall Street run US Government wreaks anywhere it goes.
It is encouraging that England, Germany, France and other nations are now aligning with China’s international banking system and against the US Dollar.
There is hope on the horizon.