Only the Peoples Can Stop the Wars

February 26, 2017

A look at the Department of Defense website shows that it is still preoccupied with the U.S.-coalition war in Iraq. Recently there have been several detailed reports naming the general vicinity of airstrikes.

Similar reports are found on the U.S. Central Command website.

While demonizing the very people victimized by U.S. aggression in Iraq, the DoD and CENTCOM try to disguise the exploiting aims of U.S. imperialism under the banner of preventing the establishment of an “Islamic caliphate.”

This ultra-chauvinist pretext is used to trample underfoot the entire edifice of international law and to justify martial law and the enforcement of colonial rule.

In the United States, millions of people came into the streets in opposition to this war and to the other fronts of the U.S. government's worldwide war program, which are all links in one chain.

From the start it has been pointed out again and again that the only way to advance the anti-war movement is to orient and organize it as a genuinely proactive movement, independent of and in opposition to both of the parties of war.

As long as the leadership of the anti-war movement remains tied to the Democratic Party, the U.S. government will continue to have a free hand to pursue its imperialist ambitions abroad and build up of police state institutions of repression at home.