Dennis Kucinich: War or Peace?

By Dennis Kucinich
The most consequential statement by Secretary Clinton in last night’s debate was her pronouncement that a no-fly zone over Syria could “save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” that a no-fly zone would provide “safe zones on the ground” was in “the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria” and would “help us with our fight against ISIS.”
It would do none of the above. A US attempt to impose a no-fly zone in Syria would, as Secretary Clinton once cautioned a Goldman Sachs audience, “kill a lot of Syrians,” and, according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Dunford, lead to a war with Russia. If the US has not been invited into a country to establish a “no-fly zone” such an action is, in fact, an invasion, an act of war.
It is abundantly clear from our dark alliance with Saudi Arabia and our conduct in support of jihadists in Syria that our current leaders have learned nothing from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya as we prepare to plunge head-long into the abyss of a world war.
Our international relations are built upon lies to promote regime changes, the fantasy of a unipolar world ruled by America, and a blank check for the national security state.
As others prepare for war, we must prepare for peace. We must answer the mindless call to arms with a thoughtful, soulful call to resist the coming build up for war. A new, resolute peace movement must arise, become visible and challenge those who would make war inevitable.
We must not wait until the Inauguration to begin to build a new peace movement in America.

7 Responses

  1. Good to see there’s still some honestly left in some politicians. This is just common sense but if history has told us anything, the US government has none. Not that the US has learned nothing from past military failures, they’ve learned a lot. What they’ve learned is military failure is good for business, if you’re the military industrial complex,which profits of spreading death and carnage,and has the US government and politicians like Hillary Clinton in their pocket.

  2. Clinton is scary as hell. No knowledge about military, an uber hawk to the max and inflexible in thought. WW3 is a real potential as already this is more dangerous than the missiles of October.

  3. So, Dennis, why are you not out stumping for the only anti-war candidate running – Dr. Jill Stein? Your loyalty to the DP only got you a knife in the back – this persistent blind refusal to repudiate that party, to jump ship and work for a party/candidate that actually reflects what you purport to support does you no credit …

  4. TOTALLY AGREE, but WHAT CAN WE DO? I soooo want to vote for Jill, but voting that way could get the worst of the worst in.

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