Monday, August 24, 2009

Dissent is Rising Among US Crusaders

"There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan. The occupation is immoral and unjust. It does not make the American people any safer. It has the opposite effect."

This is a quote from one of the more recent US soldiers who refuse to deploy and fight in the growing list of US created wars. Quite by accident I came across this recent article that reveals a number of small ways soldiers are resisting in addition to going AWOL, refusing orders and even suicide. The concept of “search and avoid” is new to me and an ingenious way to stay alive. Hiding out in Iraqi houses and drinking tea is another good one. The piece is well worth a read.

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