Left-Leaning Group ‘Veterans For Peace’ Points Assertion Supporting President Trump’s Withdrawal From Syria
The group Veterans for Peace has issued an announcement in assist of President Donald Trump’s choice to withdraw troops from Syria.
The group usually tends to lean to the left, taking part in protests and actions such because the Girls’s March and petitioning towards the restricted immigration ban.
“Veterans For Peace is happy to listen to that President Trump has ordered a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, the place they’d no authorized proper to be within the first place. Regardless of the reasoning, withdrawing U.S. troops is the best factor to do,” the assertion started.
“It’s incorrect to characterize the U.S. navy intervention in Syria as ‘combating terrorism,’ as a lot of the media is doing. Though the U.S. fought towards the ISIL Caliphate (aka ‘ISIS’), it additionally armed and skilled Islamist teams, together with al-Qaeda aligned forces, who’re in search of to destroy the secular, multi-religious Syrian state and set up a harsh fundamentalist order of their very own,” the group’s response continued.
The group went on to say that they hope this may even result in the withdrawal from troops in Afghanistan and ending US involvement within the Saudi-led conflict in Yemen.
“In these moments when these in energy advocate for remaining at conflict, Veterans For Peace will proceed holding true to our mission and understanding that conflict isn’t the reply. We sincerely hope that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria will likely be complete, and will likely be quickly. We hope it will additionally result in the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the place the U.S. authorities is presently in talks with the Taliban and an finish to U.S. involvement within the Saudi-led conflict in Yemen, which is inflicting the demise by hunger of tens of 1000’s of harmless kids,” the assertion continued.
“Veterans For Peace is aware of that the U.S. is a nation hooked on conflict. Presently of uncertainty, it is critically essential that we, as veterans, proceed to be clear and concise that our nation should flip from conflict to diplomacy and peace. It’s excessive time to unwind all these tragic, failed and pointless wars of aggression, domination and plunder. It’s time to flip a web page in historical past and to construct a brand new world based mostly on human rights, equality and mutual respect for all. We should construct momentum towards actual and lasting peace. Nothing lower than the survival of human civilization is at stake.”
Veterans For Peace was based in 1985 by 10 U.S. veterans in response to the worldwide nuclear arms race and U.S. navy interventions in Central America. The group quickly grew to greater than eight,000 members within the buildup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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