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Operation Moshtarak Afghanistan.....Once Again We Support With Our Tax Dollars and Lives a Corrupt Government

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan war, Battle of Moshtarak, Marjah, corruption, petition, military, Taliban )

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In February 2010, U.S. Marines launched Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak, the biggest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war, whose main target was the Taliban stronghold of Marjah. 4 months later 20 % of the US fighting force is lost, dead.


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Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 9:39 am

We need to look at the Big Elephant standing in the center of the room. We have watched Egypt, a corrupt Government we support, along with what is happening in Bahrain, another Country we have proped up so our naval fleet can be there, the list goes on.

We have been supporting horrible Governments so we can keep our flow of oil going instead of having pushed ahead to other methods to obtain our energy. Gee I recall back in the seventies, we were going to get off this oil and while some other Countries pressed ahead, we didn't. Every President has a speech in the USA that he has said, we will break our dependence from oil yet we go on year after year.

Why? Because we keep the Oil Barons rich, many of them or their buddies now in the most important positions within our Government. We voted them in, we didn't read between the lines, and they have gained at our losses, and played the American people like a violin. Their sound, money rolling into their pockets, our sound is hungry children on our own lands, the wails of Mothers who have lost a child to war to protect self interest of the few, and the distant screams of other parents who watch as their towns are destroyed, their parents killed, their children killed.

Our sons and now our daughters are sent year after year to loose their lives, their minds, their limbs, so this Country can keep corrupt Leaders in place as they guarentee they will keep their people in their Countries in line. So the people of those Countries have also suffered, lost their lives and liberties being kept in line.

The USA has spent tax dollars to support these corrupt Governents, we have spent billions to manufacture all sorts of war machines and weapons to kill others who only have had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. All the while our bridges fall into the rivers, our schools in disrepair, our Seniors trying to figure out how to eat and keep warm, our social programs being cut, our citizens go without health care. Why? To support these wars that support corrupt Governments.

We wonder why we have enemies? We wonder why we can't have a better standard of living in the USA?

Although I'm glad to see Wisconsin and now Ohio stand up, but we all need to be standing up on many issues but the War is certainly one of them. We can put Iraq at Bush's feet, but Afghanistan is going on full steam ahead, so the torch of this Insanity has been passed to Obama, who received the Noble Peace Prize. Where is the peace in this? It isn't like this is doing anyone any good, it certainly isn't helping the Afghan people let alone us.

We need jobs in this Country, we need a Leader(s) that will say, enough of this and get these green jobs moving. People need work, the technology is there, get this moving along, get out of the job of protecting these corrupt Governments that is only to secure some Corporations interests, that do not care about us, or the environment, or anything else but their bottom line. It is the humane thing to do, it is the smart thing to do, it is the thing to do period.

We have 15 million Care2 out of that number at least a third might live in the USA. So 5 million, and I know not all are active, so out of 5 million do we even have at least 25 thousand that are active? Yet there is a petition I've passed around to STOP THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND OIL DEPENDENCY for I don't know, months and months now, maybe a year......and I've only still got 752 signatures? This is very sad.

You mean to tell me only 752 people out of even 5 million can sign to stop a War, that kills people, animals, and destroys environments? Come on people, please sign and get others to sign as well. All it asked was for 1,000 signatures. I tell you this, this one petiton will do nothing alone and by itself, but we need to add it to the fray, but don't stop there. Wisconsin needs to happen everywhere we MUST STOP THESE WARS!


Barbara K (62)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:22 am
I'm all for getting to H out of Iraq and Afghanistan and get our kids back here in America. There is no way to win the war in the way we think of winning. To really WIN the war is to get out of there and let them handle their own problems and get to work on rebuilding America. Should not be in either place in the first place, and I, for one, have sacrificed enough in Iraq and still have a granddaughter there, after losing a son-in-law there a few years ago, and 2 nephews who lost limbs in this ungodly war that the war criminals of America got us involved in. We need to get out of both places, and get out right NOW. Thanks for bringing this up, Dandelion. I watched he show when it was on MSNBC, I always do.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:35 am
I have known of your families great loss and it is for you, me, and other families in this Country that I keep this up. There is no just reason for being there, and these wars have taken an extreme toll on this Country in so many ways.

My heart just breaks when I learn of another who has lost their life for what? Not to mention on the other side, how would I like it if some Nation came onto my Land and terrorized me and forced me to take a leadership not of my choice. Oh that's right, it has happened to my ancestors.....being of Native American heritage.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:37 am
I meant to say, there is no good reason for the average American to be fighting these wars, those who push for us to go into them always seem to find a good reason, and they will make up a give a reason, of coarse to cover their real reason for us to be there.

Glenda J (158)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:44 am
Sheryl our men and women that have signed up to go into this mind garbled war is just another tactic that our government is doing to make more monies on this God forsaken holy war..were fighting absolutely nothing for but the Guns and Drugs and Oil that lines that country with absolute hate a war mongers..its pathetic that they have all been mind trapped and they have been doing this since the beginning of time, if ones could pull them selves out of them signing up they could save themselves from all these mind warped games.
We have been used and that's all anyone can perceive living in the experience of Dooms Day!

Kit B (276)
Friday February 18, 2011, 10:57 am

OK we had a war and everyone came. It was a big ole war, and the "Allies" got to be the winners. Everyone was so very happy, they all had many babies. Then someone said,' that was fun let's do it again'. So we did it again, in a far away place that had a problem deciding who was in control the north or the south, we knew the answer to that one. This was just not as much fun, no body seemed to happy about this war. So we waited a while, tossed some bullets back and forth in the far away place called Korea. Now the babies were growing up and we needed to have them share in the joy of their very own war. It was a pretty big war for a very small country. We got to kill off lots of our babies, and still no one was happy, not even the north/south of Vietnam. What are we to do? We know we can have a war and make lots of people happy, did we lose the special formula? Again some years passed, we tried to find ways to make a war, but no one really wanted to play. Then we found the key again. Another far away place - hooray - we found a war, in fact we found two wars. Just like before no one knew where the far off place was or why we had to go so far away but we all know war is war you don't many chances to have one.

So just in case you wondered the whys and hows of our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, now you know.

Penelope P (222)
Friday February 18, 2011, 11:47 am
Our standard of living such as it is is propped up by the looting of assets mineral,agruicultural,arborial,and financial of other countries-That has always been the case with any country who is rich and dominant .
It is often called Imperialism.or Colonialism ,
In the case of the USA simular practices took place within the country itself as well as with the genicide of the Indians and the carprt bagging of the South.

Then these practices extended to neighboring countries like S. America, Japan (which was perfectly peaceful and had been closed for two hundred years when the USA navy moved in to strip it ..the pacific Islands etc. as well as from late C!( the stripping of Europe (not as drastic as the stripping of S America.

I am not criticising it but pointing out what happened which is what generally seems to happen when countries decide to get rich

Some countries are honest about Imperialism like Rome, Holland, France Britian,-all of which have been Colonialists and their time

However the most successful ones (Rome and Britian I) had the sense to consolidate their gains and conciliate the country they were occupying and taxing and generally removing the wealth of,by providing that country with a better law and order program and better facilities including Communications( egrailways,roads,
telegraphs ),and better Government and public infrastructure buildings and Educationthan they had before

-This was why those that they conquered co-operated- They got some sort of benefit from having the Romans and the Brits there in their country.

People do not get the same benefit from the USA wars and occupations- It makes them less willing to be conquered

Penelope P (222)
Friday February 18, 2011, 11:51 am
Europe C19 late and early C20 is what I was referring to- At this time big Companies -mainly banking was already splitting up the world into useful territories Cf "Imperialism -Lenin for charts and a comprehensible explanation

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:06 pm
Your article and your entry in my sharebook moved me to tears Dandelion.

Parsifal, You signed on October 17, 2010.

Over 250 signatures missing for a humble goal. How can this be understood!
This War Machine Must be stopped.
Show the world you are beloved partners in a global village. Teach them by your example the attitude, Americans are the world's most hated nation is just prepossission.
Think your future and the blood of your children.
I am here on c2 to make a change.
If there was not such great people like you Dandelion, I would give it up and rather have a good life without being attacked as soon as I show up in NWO blogs.
But I remember my grandpa, when i was a young boy, when he teached me the following unforgetable:
"Son, what is fashion now in America will become fashion here the later"
Therefore you will find me here, spending my precious time with the REAL c2 ppl.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:06 pm
Thank you Dandelion, will definitly share.

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:06 pm
I personally was quite upset with our government (Canadian) when Harper decided to keep our troops over there after going back on his promise to return all our troops back home this year. Their mission was to have ended and now they are there as support and non combat troops. Well just paint a big bullseye on them..why not!! This war like Vietnam is non productive and is a waste of life. The US is trying to bring normalcy to the wrong nation and is not directing its efforts in the right direction. The Taliban are all protected in Pakistan and that`s where the talks and forms should be occurring not in Afghanistan. The US needs to be rid of its WAR MON-GARRING attitude towards other nations, and then they will start to be perceived has human and less arrogant. Sorry for the note...I expect a lot of flack from this one....So be it!! P.S. petition has been signed and noted.

Brigitte S (20)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:10 pm
You are right but maybe you should read the books of Khaled Hosseini especially a thousand solendid suns and also the well know book and movie the kite runner gives you a good insight in the suppression of the afghan people by the mujahiddin, the russians and others and now the taliban and the western soldiers that make life even worse as they are cought in the crossfire. I wish peace for the people and especially the girls and woman of Afganistan. There are no quick fixes or heroic rescues for them, and only a world of pain to gain for us.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:13 pm
Noted, thanks. The CT state flag has flown at half mast almost continually for many years..every time a CT soldier is killed. I wonder how many months since WW2 ended the US has not been involved in a war, police actions...or any other action that gets American soldiers killed outside the US..??

Barbara K (62)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:19 pm
Well, Jo-Ann, my friend, you will get no flack from me. We should not have been there in the first place in either war. We have Bush & Gang to thank for lying us into these wars. Congress never would have approved going there if they weren't BS'd by the Bush gang of war criminals who made up the lies and fed it all to the American people. I'm sorry your country got dragged into their lying trap too.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:36 pm
Hey, Olivia, but the claim they are keeping us safe. Feel safer? I want to thank you all for the various comments you have provided. I gave green stars for all those I could, sorry, the rest of you have just done so many great and special things I can't give you another right yet.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:53 pm
Why was everyone so quiet when this war started? It was evident it was a sham. I sent an email to GW at the White House that called him a bully and his group thugs and that I was more afraid of him than Saddam Hussein. I also walked along the road in my village, with educated persons, carrying a sign protesting the war while people drove by and gave me and the handful of others the index finger.
I really believe that Americans are AFRAID of our Government and that people don't want to deal with any more stress. Well it will get more stressful and has gotten more stressful. The Egyptians so impressed me with their courage and their community support for one another.
The news will not tell you how many soldiers are deserting and are refusing to go to war. They are considered as nothing more than cannon fodder. Recall the horror at the beginning when one of our was going to be beheaded, while we were bombing and killing hundreds to thousands to what many estimate is now a million over the past nine years.
I dare each of you to write the White House and tell Obama you want the war stopped now, and that we are not to pretend we have a right to be there. And that we are not to budget one more damn dime to the war except to bring our soldiers home. We will be like Russia who fell under the burden of financial collapse through spending for military. Please write him an email to day. It is very easy. Be specific about how you feel about being an American and killing at least 2 children a day in Afghanistan.
I will do so as well today. We call responsible for our inaction in their deaths and in the deaths of our own soldiers who have been sent there illegally to do illegal acts. This must end!

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday February 18, 2011, 12:56 pm

This is the best email address to use to write an email to President Obama.

patricia lasek (317)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:05 pm
Their wars don't make me feel safe at all.

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:05 pm
Don't worry about it Barbara we have a Prime Minister with NO BACKBONE that's why our troops are still there.

Toni C (508)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:05 pm
There have been so many good comments made... I wish I could've handed out more green stars, but for some I had already given them one this week. I am another who believes we should never have been in Iraq and now Afghanistan in the first place. Our fight was supposed to have been with Ben Laden and he's still out there rasing hell, so what have we accomplished, other than spend billions and billions of taxpayer dollars and drown the US in debt? Real smart move....

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:11 pm
This is the letter I just sent to the White House under the address above. Imagine if one million people sent a letter to Obama by Monday.

This email extends beyond Afghanistan and Iraq but to all areas where we carry on war and covert action.
We must end the wars now. We are carrying out war in violation of the Geneva Convention against people who have done nothing to our country. No person or religious or terrorist group has been put on trial and proven to be guilty of 911.
We are going forward intentionally in a never ending war, Imperialism which is not the role of our government in the Constitution. The wars are making us more enemies and more unsafe. Our ports are not secure. This war is a sham, and scam. Stop spending more than 50% of our budget on the Defense department where they cannot account for over a trillion dollars, yet cut domestic programs. This is a war really against Americans,
as more and more people are becoming homeless and have little assistance in the survival of their families.
I for one, am ashamed of the actions of my country, and outraged that half my tax dollars are spent on maiming and killing of foreigners, mostly civilians and children, and the destruction of their countries infrastructure.
Mr. Obama, You made many promises but have kept very few of them and in fact went the opposite way.
The Patriot Act is also a war against the America people. Will you let us know what the name of this new country I live in is? It is not the country I was born in 68 years ago.
Please restore sanity and stop killing our own soldiers in a illegal war.
We need morality and ethics to return to our government. Please do not dismiss my pleas as I am not a singular voice. Many people are feeling this way.
I pray that you will take this to heart. Please let us know when you will lead the people and not the war machine.


Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 1:32 pm
Bravo Judith, this is my exact plea by presenting this video and news story. Yes, indeed, where were the people BEFORE we went to War in Iraq? My goodness, they kept linking it to 9-11 and yet no one questioned it. Bin Laden was suppose to be in Afghanistan, but we have this big production going on in Iraq? Why, lies people. We are suppose to have elite units trained, they couldn't have gone in, found Bin Laden and taken him out? No we have to spend billions bombing Iraq? Yet that seemed to make sense to so many people. No One seems to THINK anymore. And where did Bin Laden get all his money? Hmmm.

These are all plots, scams, and schemes and the bottom line is the poor and middle classes bear the weight of the wars, and the poor in the other lands bear the weight in the wars. I did another news story on the war called Modern Castles Among Afghanistans Poverty.....US Tax Dollars Hard at Work. Money going into some people's pockets, building these huge mansions, while other Afghan people are having their humble dwelling blown apart. Now they must look at this imbalance of wealth, at least before all of them were on the same level economically. Same thing happening in this Country, some doing fine, the most rich, the rest of us going backwards all the time.

Where is the outrage? So thank you Judith......and don't you think each one of us can at least meet what she has done today? Write an email to the White House? She even gave the link. Did you check to see if the petition I mentioned above has been signed by you? How about calling, writing to bring our troops home on a weekly bases? I'd love to see people standing up like in Wisconsin as well, in every town and city across the land, shouting, bring our troops home. If we can't get people to write, what can we do?

Sheryl G (360)
Friday February 18, 2011, 2:03 pm
Whoops, forgot to put the link on for the Modern Castles Among Afghanistans Poverty.....US Tax Dollars Hard at Work.

Dalia H (1280)
Friday February 18, 2011, 2:30 pm
Noted with many Thanks my Beloved Dandelion.
Much Love and Light,

. (0)
Friday February 18, 2011, 3:11 pm
I seen on msn news where this one man went in and spoke to one of the leaders. He told him that he and them did not want us there did not ask for us there and for us to get out, then he showed him the soul of his shoe. In other words no more talking. These people know where there at for they live there we don't and they are sending them home in boxes every day. Why do they not stop it? We have gotten our butt kicked for we have no back up so get the heck out of there. Obama could end it tonight or now, but he nice and safe where ever he is. Thank you Dandelion for showing us the truth again. Blessings

Doug C (51)
Friday February 18, 2011, 3:49 pm
Read Smedley Butler on war and his career in the US Marines. Too bad no one listened to his sage thoughts.
It's bad enough to have the Bush Crime Family and Haliburton making exorbitant amounts of money off of lies and fear mongering, but on top of all that are the billions that just disappeared in Iraq, the fraud and waste of companies like Blackwater (not to mention cold blooded murder). Then there is the fact that Germans and Japanese were tried and convicted for crimes exactly like those committed by the Bush Cheney cabal.

wooddragon xx (88)
Friday February 18, 2011, 5:59 pm
Cheers Dandelion.. I have signed

The longer the guys are out there, the more misery we will all endure. I think it suffice to say most of us want them home. I don't think i know anyone who wants them there. I even know ex-army guys and they think they shouldn't be there. This fight is a lost cause and lost lives...

Barbara, I am sorry to hear about your loss... your sacrifice is huge.

You truly have all wrote great comments. I am enlighten and informed and with this information I will share. thank you.

Brigitte, A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner both excellent books. The Kite Runner movie is on youtube if anyone is interested.

Hoping the guys will come home very soon...
Peace to you..

Susan L (150)
Friday February 18, 2011, 6:46 pm
I wish I had the words of all the posters here - very well said! I will send my own email to the White House with objections to the wars and funding of tyrannical governments. Thank you Dandelion, for your determination to help others see the truth. May we find a way to convince our Government to leave these wars that only kill our children and loved ones.

Linda G (187)
Friday February 18, 2011, 9:11 pm
Linda AWAY, You signed on August 16, 2010.
I have been emailing the White House at every week or so on the same theme. I also email Senators Kyl and McCain and ask them how we will "win" this war? What is the mission? How is it accomplished? Why don't they see that we are creating more enemies by meddling in a country that we have no right to be destroying. We talk about winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. I don't see how that can be done when we are destroying their villages, killing civilians and propping up the corrupt Karzai government.
If the people want democracy they can fight for it on their own, like we did in our revolutionary war, like the people of Egypt just did and so on. As everyone has said, this is not our fight. Bring our troops home, quit funding private contractors with taxpayer money and get this country back to work.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 12:32 am
Thanks Linda. So glad you are writing every week! That is terrific. I have signed numerous petitions.
You have really set the bar high, and hope to see others follow as they tell in their comment.
Thank you Dandelion. I have written before but need to write more often.
Thanks for your comment, and I admire you Linda.

Agnes H (144)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 1:50 am
Signed the petition on 17 Sept 2010 I think it was that date. I know I signed it as soon as you put it up, I remember that much! I was interested in the interview and looks to my that the US is doing what the USSR did. Australia is staying at least until 2020 according to our PM we have now. Until they are able to govern themselves properly.
That, in my mind, will never happen in my mind as long as others stay there!
I understand how you must be feeling about your disappointment over the petition. I believe that only service people will have signed your petition. Others haven't got a clue. To them it's just something on the news. But here I found that especially the elderly people are angry that WE are in Afghanistan. I didn;t realize that Canada was still there, but we're loosing more soldiers than we did before.

Why are they blaming this war solely on Obama? I know he said he'd have all the Forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of last year. PM Rudd started taking our forces out and as soon as he started doing that he got a vote of no confidence and lost to the one we have now. She has no children and doesn't know what it's like to loose one or see one change because of one stupid remark! All our industries are going to China and Japan and Taiwan. There is hardly any jobs for those who went to the Universety. The answer? Your overeducated. with other words, we have to pay you too much and we can get cheaper labour amingst the Africans who all of a sudden started appearing, the Chinese, The Japanese who seem to own half the country already. We have problems even if they might not be as bad as yours yet, but one day it'll hit home here as well.

As you said there are a lot of American members in care2 but not many are active. I've noticed that myself as well. The friends I have are good ones and when I ask for advice I get good advice of the true friends and I count you amongst them as well.

I will forward this right now otherwise I'll say things I might regret and I don't want to do that either.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 2:38 am
Noted, thanks.

Michael Carney (217)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:27 am
Noted, and I can't say I was surprised to see the US support another corrupt Government, with our Tax Dollars, and with the the lives our our troops...This has gone on since the end of WWII...I think the Good Ole USof A at least in my view are the biggest purveyors of violence in the World today, with us propping up these corrupt Governments and Military Dictators around the World...I hope one day they will learn everyone doesn't want the US to meddle into that Country's affairs...God knows how good we've done so far...

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 5:47 am
Get the h*** out of thereand go home to "make love not war",petition signed last year.Thanks for the post Dandelion.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 6:38 am
Bravo also to Linda, it helps me to know that there are people such as yourself doing what you do as my heart gets very heavy when I've been pushing for months to get just 1,000 signatures on a petition to STOP a War on here, it gets very discouraging.

Then I read the comments of someone like yourself and Michael and others on here and my heart is uplifted a bit more. However we need more Linda's, more of you Judith, and I appreciate the strong support from those who are not citizens of the usa as you will be educators perhaps to the usa friends you do have, perhaps send them this link so they can watch this video. A video that clearly tells the Truth of what is going on over there.

James W (257)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:30 am

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 7:48 am
Thank you James for actually WATCHING. We need to get the TRUTH out about this military action. With our sons giving the ultimate sacrifice, the billions to support what their death? Will we help their greiving widows? Will we help their children they leave behind? Will we comfort and soothe the parents who stand by the grave?

The loss of their lives to place a Government in that the people of Afghanistan are terrified of? That the ones we so call liberate would rather have the Taliban than what we are trying to place on them? Come on people we need to wake up here, we need to get upset, we need to start making noise on this. Think if it was your own son or husband, wouldn't you want someone to speak up for them?

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:27 am
Noted, and thanks for sharing. This is another BIG reason to bring our men and women back home. We have NO business even thinking about supporting a corrupt government let alone sending our troops there to help people who don`t even like us, not to mention, and this is the big one, give up their lives. War is wrong.....PERIOD!!! Bring our troops home.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:35 am
Thank you also for taking the time Kathy to view. The American people need to know the TRUTH about this War, this is NOT about Bin Laden or 9-11 anymore, it is now about supporting a corrupt governement, most likely to keep the natural gas pipelines running through Afghanistan. Another business deal that our sons and daughters are loosing their lives from all the while feeding the American public the crap of keeping them safe and it's the patriotic duty. Please let others know the Truth now you have eyes that are open.

Dotti L (85)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:37 am
Noted, could not find a petition to sign. And Arlid, I was going to say that MAKE LOVE NOT WAR.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:44 am
Thank you for bringing it is the link


Caitlin M (104)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 9:25 am
Judith P. and Dandelion and just about everyone here has said it all. We must take action. I'm writing the WH, too, and have signed everything on this subject I can find. I'm going to try to "activate" the link that Dandelion shows above here:

Petition to Stop US War in Afghanistan

I hope it worked. I won't be able to tell until it's submitted. If it "clicks" it works!

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 10:07 am
Thank you Caitlin for the live link or hot link whatever it's called. I still haven't been able to figure that out how to do it, nor the correct name either I

Please everyone this petition has lagged for months and we have trees being protected from our military in Okinawa that asked for 1,000 signatures, the same amount asked for on this petition, and that petition has well over 1,800 signatures! So if we can protect trees from our military in Okinawa, why can't we protect people, children, animals, in the Country of Afghanistan that die when war rages around them, also their environment is getting bombed and trees shot up too.

Toni C (508)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:00 am
America needs to get it's priorities straight, stop all these wars that are bankrupting our country, and get the hell out of the Middle East... it sounds like we're causing more harm than good...

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 11:18 am
Live & let live! When one pushed themselves unto another, rebellion will result & rightfully so! No one wins in wars but the ones funding it & we at home all the while are doing without! INSANITY to say the least! The troops must Now pull out accept defeat & go home to their family & those in power can go & battle the fight they never will win. We want Peace in our lives & wars to vanish from our society across this planet. Troops GO HOME! The government is not doing what we the people say we want they are there to collect taxes yet ignore our pleas. Their evils, their own power/control. their own greed will do them in! God Bless America for a better life where wars against innocent humans is history & where Peace can be the norm.

Caitlin M (104)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 3:14 pm
Don't get too sensitive about naming the link, Dandelion, I just learned how to create a link by rote and I had to put a title in. I was afraid if I left one out the live/hot link wouldn't work.

I love your remark about valuing people as much as the plants/trees. Very good point. I hope folks will hear you!

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:11 pm
Noted, signed, watched video, thanks Dandelion. I don't live in the US but to me these are surely shocking statistics: 20 % of the US fighting force is lost, dead. And the commentator said bin laden is in Pakistan, so what are they really fighting for?

Animae C (506)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:15 pm
Sioux, You signed on September 20, 2010.

.... & the masses continue to refuse to wake up.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:59 pm
Exactly Natalie, and if I was a gambler, I'd say to get that natural gas pipeline through Afghanistan for one of the reason. The American people are never told the Truth, who would fight to their death for Big Business? In particular as many of our soldiers qualify for Food Stamps, so it isn't like they are getting rich while risking all.

Kim O (396)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 5:00 pm
Noted and signed!! This has got to stop right now!! Thanks Dandelion! Petitions signed!

Agnes H (144)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:34 pm
I will forward this message again, as I watched the video again, but this time with a heavier heart than ysterday. I'm sorry I can't sign the petition twice Dandelion I would sign it a hundred times if I could. If it only were on my private e-mail and you had to sign with your e-mail addresses I could give you at least a couple of extra ones. As it stands the one I signed on 17th SEptember has to do. I'm sorry.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 8:46 pm
Thank you Agnes for your emotional support and for actually watching the video.

I can't stress this enough.......LEARN THE LIES.......


The sons of the USA are shedding blood based on a pack of LIES.......

Please after you watch this video, write, call, the White House and your Representatives and keep it up and do not stop until we are out of there. Also let others know of this, the more pressure the better, but people won't speak up if they don't understand the lies they have been fed.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 12:11 am
bring them home now

Luciana D (30)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 1:29 am
Signed on Sept. 25.
How many atrocities have been accomplished, how many families have been plunged into mourning, in the US, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Nicaragua, ..... in the name of what ? Freedom ? Democracy ?
I think i'm kidding.

Jenny Dooley (830)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 2:13 am
signed on September 28, 2010.

Rita D (87)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 3:55 am
Thank you very much Dandelion for this story and for drawing our atttention to this video! I totally agree with what you said and I hope that this will help to reach more people to sign the petition. I signed it in October and was very surprised to hear that so few people had signed it ... We are actually more than 15 million in here, so even 1% of all the people in here didn't sign it... I was stunned!!! I forwarded your message to my friends in here and out of here as well ;) I hope it will help. I can only say this: no war has ever really solved the problems our society has to deal with! The solution always has to come from within the people, from our hearts and spirits... always be kind and do good to your fellowman, by doing this we have more impact on the mentality and the mind/spirit of people than we often realize... I believe that onlly love, kindness, goodness, honesty and responsibilization... will heal ourselves and our planet... we always have to begin with ourselves! Fighting against something never brings the solution... it's all happening within us...But we can do a lot to help to make see others more clear, to help others to understand and to awaken other spirits all over the planet... that I do believe, is our responsibility, of each one of us... we can change things in our own way and according to our own nature and possiblities. Thank you very much my dear friend Dandelion for being such a loving, kind, good & responsible person!

Denise P (65)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 5:36 am
Gladly signed and watched the video. When Obama became president I remember him clearly stating that he was going to pull the troops out of Afghanistan within a few months. Well nothing has happened except more and more lives being destroyed, more tax dollars wasted and more and more soldiers dying for what??? One thing I canít stand is when a person makes a promise and then reneges on it. What does that tell you about what sort of person he is! Noted. Thank you Dandelion!

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:39 am
Thank you Rita for your support in this and forwarding it along. This war, as with others, gets wrapped in the American flag and the propaganda fed out to the people to support the wars and the lies. They may have got us into the War but that doesn't mean now that many articles have been written backed up by fact that we need to stay there.

Our media doesn't cover the War(s) as it should but then again our media is bought out too by the same ones who benefit from the wars and keeping the American people in the dark. We, who learn the Truth, have a duty an obligation to our Country, the sons and daughters of our Country, and to the people on whose actions we inflict our lives to stand up and speak out and to inform as many others that we can this Truth.

You are so correct Denise about Obama's promise, as with so many others who promise, it seems to have fallen by the wayside, in fact it was he who increased our involvement there. He and we can't place this at Bush's feet, this is his doing. To me, getting out of the wars was most vital, to me that was one pledge he did make that I MUST hold him accountable to. How many people have died since his failure as COMMANDER IN CHIEF to withdraw the troops? How much money has gone into these wars that could be used to fund the needed programs that now are being slashed out of the budget? Like fuel assistance for the poor or even to fund His water downed Health Care program.

And he got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 then sends in more troops? He is no Martin Luther King Jr. who justly and rightly earned that prize in 1964.

Barbara K (62)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 1:16 pm
I, too, have pleaded with Obama several times to get us out of these wars now. He has his scheduled departure set, I guess, and can't or won't move up the date. But we can start leaving there tomorrow if there was only the WILL to do it. Those countries know how to fight, they've been doing it for centuries and don't need our soldiers to teach them how to fight a war. Just bring them home to the arms of their loved ones right now, tomorrow at the latest. Their lives are being ruined and so many have PTSD and are committing suicide. Something is wrong with this picture.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 1:30 pm
What does it matter to the overall picture Barbara, pull out today, pull out next month, pull out this summer, or whatever the date they set. It will still leave the same disaster behind.


To a parent who has a son or daughter in the war, one less day of prayers and worry mean so much to them, and one less day a spouse is left alone trying to keep the family together is one less day of tension, one less day a soldier is away and can be reunited with his children is one more day that child has their Daddy or Mommy to hug them, read them a story, or help them with homework.

One less day over there in a war with no moral reason to be there can mean the differance to the soldier who has his arm blown off today, or has seen his buddy killed in front of his eyes, and to the one that got shot and killed, that one less day meant a lifetime, for that one more day being there was his death, so one less day can mean a life of living to the individual that he now will no longer have.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 1:39 pm
Dandeliion, When I went to the petition link it said I signed it August 17, 2010, a very long time ago. Yes, this needs to be circulated again, and I find sending links through cards on Care2 is very easy since one can send up to 100 at a time, instead of the 25 at a time. So I will cut and past this onto cards and send out to all my friends. Non-Americans can sign the petition as well, I am pretty sure, since it is a Care2 petition.
Frankly, I wish other nations would protest in huge groups against American imperialism and to end our wars. Imagine we have more than 700 military bases throughout the world that we are paying for. Those nations may or may not want us there. Who is going to protect those nations against the U.S.???

Krasimira B (175)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 2:03 pm
Bring them home now! Great comments! Already signed with hope, thank you Dandelion for posting.

Kit H (173)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 2:43 pm
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government." Edward Abbey

Constance F (418)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 2:57 pm
When we bombed Afghanistan, people either said good, or they were too afraid to say what they wanted for fear of being unpatriotic. When we went to war with Iraq, Michael Moore called it a ficticious war, and people harrassed him. Who was protesting then? A handful of people here and there, between the ages of 55 to 70 - yep, the left over sixties people. Thank you, Judith. I sent many a letter several years ago, and another one recently. Nice to see people freaking ANGRY now!.

Kit H (173)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 4:32 pm
Kit, You signed on August 16, 2010.

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 7:02 pm
Bring our soldiers home now.

Ness F (211)
Sunday February 20, 2011, 10:13 pm
Signed Aug 16th...Thank you all whom fwd'd to me,.
We lost another fine Australian in the last 48hrs fighting for what???? BRING THEM HOME!
ALL countries involved..... NOW!

Melody Aragorn (135)
Monday February 21, 2011, 12:50 am
If every family together calls back their members from these war zones who would be there standing to fight?
Call of duty no more.. its call for sacrifice to fill another greedy mans pocket...
We fight and fight like here on Care2 we sign and sign Time we pluck out this evil right from its root!!
For the families who have their children there, for the children who have their parents there, for each life turning a pawn for a greedy life..
Lets say no to this together..
End Afghan war & oil dependence..Leave some for the next generations to come too...
Thanks Dandelion G..

Brigitte S (20)
Monday February 21, 2011, 11:08 am
The US has blackmailed the Dutch gov. in staying in Afganistan, some pretty interesting information on wikileaks told us so. We didnt want to stay in Afganistan in the Helmand province since we also lost a lot of very young men.
Now they have a new scam 'they sent personnel who will train Afgan police officers' so they wont have to engage in combat! First this new part of Afganistan where they are going is far from stable so there is no use for trained police officers. Second they send along fighter pilots and plains and a lot of combat materials. But it is safe there and we dont need to worry it is just a peace mission. They lie and cheat every thing to comply to the US gov orders! Democracy is a joke!

Mandi T (367)
Monday February 21, 2011, 3:27 pm
IMO this war was started for a reasono, beyond reasoning. You all remember who sent our troops in to fight and needless and never ending stinkin' war.
I see so many of our troops wounded and lost, believing the utter garbage they are fed.
God Bless your family Barbara for their sacrifices. When will it end!
Tx Sheryl

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday February 28, 2011, 1:15 am
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