(image courtesy of The Hounds of No)
Welcome to what is happening in your name right now:
The assault on Fallujah has started. It is being sold as liberation of the people of Fallujah; it is being sold as a necessary step to implementing “democracy” in Iraq. These are lies.
I was in Fallujah during the siege in April, and I want to paint for you a word picture of what such an assault means...
You read about precision strikes, and it’s true that America’s GPS-guided bombs are very accurate – when they’re not malfunctioning, the 80 or 85% of the time that they work, their targeting radius is 10 meters, i.e., they hit within 10 meters of the target. Even the smallest of them, however, the 500-pound bomb, has a blast radius of 400 meters; every single bomb shakes the whole neighborhood...("Fallujah and the Reality of War," by Rahul Mahajan (Empire Notes))
For those in the U.S., United for Peace and Justice is calling for a major protest on Tuesday the 16th. For those in the U.K., Stop the War Coalition. That is, unless you consider it your patriotic and moral duty to sit back and swallow stories told by puppets hunting phantoms.
Also of note: Iraq Occupation Focus.