End U.S. Aggression in Afghanistan!
U.S. and All Foreign Troops Out of Afghanstan Now!
October 21, 2012
Throughout the world, the peoples are demanding: “U.S., Out of Afghanistan!” “Stop the Wars!”
The response of the U.S. government is to continue and escalate the war!
105,000 U.S. and other foreign troops occupy the country and wage war against the Afghan people. We have seen the war become even more brutal. This year, President Obama signed a Strategic Framework Agreement for Afghanistan which declares that U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan for a minimum of 10 more years after 2014! In addition, the U.S. continues its occupation of Iraq and its threats against Iran and Syria.
In other words, the wars are going to continue and the U.S. government wantonly sacrifices Afghan and American lives in its war of aggression and conquest. The fact is that the U.S. monopoly capitalist class needs and wants war. The capitalists need and want war to grab the oil of Iraq, to establish permanent U.S. bases in Afghanistan and Central Asia, to recolonize the strategic Middle East. The capitalists’ so-called “war on terrorism” is a war to assert that the U.S. is the sole superpower, that its military might makes it the emperor of the world with the power to invade any country at any time, to determine which countries are entitled to independence, to brand as “terrorist” or "rogue" any people who resist and fight for freedom; in short U.S. imperialism has appointed itself the judge, jury and executioner of humanity.
Over the last 4 years, the Obama administration has proved, time and time again, that the demands and will of the American people mean nothing to it. The people demand peace and the government escalates its wars. The war program has been supported every step of the way by both the Republicans and Democrats and this remains true today. The Democrats posture as opponents of the war even while they have political power and continue to finance and prosecute it. The people can have no illusions.
In the face of the warmakers’ brazen escalation and continuing wars, we must turn our outrage into determined, organized struggle.
The U.S. aggressors will be forced out of Afghanistan — but only by the struggles of the people. It is up to the American people to step up our mass actions to demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. and foreign troops from Afghanistan. We must support the resistance of the Afghan people and their inalienable right to national independence and sovereignty — to determine their affairs for themselves.
We must not only oppose the war in Afghanistan, but every front of U.S. imperialism’s so-called “war on terrorism.” We must demand the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, an end to U.S.-backed Israeli aggression in Palestine; an end to U.S. pressure and threats against Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and everywhere.
To carry these struggles through, we can rely only on the strength and organization of the people themselves. We must build up a proactive, independent movement for peace — a movement which demands an end to U.S. aggression and interference everywhere, the withdrawal of all U.S. troops stationed abroad, recognition of the sovereign equality of every nation and an end to the militarization of our country.