The Resist US-Led War Movement demands an end to the build up to another regional war in West Asia and North Africa. The continuing Israeli assault and genocide on Gaza and the Palestinian people is inflaming tensions throughout the whole region, tensions deeply rooted in the long history of foreign intervention. US leaders are deliberately stoking the fires of their war machine, and so only a united international anti-war movement has the power to demand they stop.
This region of the world has been in a constant state of war for over one hundred years, and since 1945 it has been the US that has led, financed, advised or otherwise encouraged wars in order to protect its profit-making influence. Over the years, these have killed tens of millions of people, destroyed critical infrastructure, caused mass starvation and destruction of food and water systems and other crimes against humanity. The genocidal assault on Gaza with US-provided weapons is part and parcel with this history.
The US sent Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin and even Biden himself to meet with the Zionists and promise them full support. Biden then went on TV decrying the killing of US-Israeli citizens in the October 7th military strike by Palestinian resistance fighters, saying nothing about the killing of US-Palestinian citizens by Israeli forces in Gaza. Biden also had the gall to openly support the Israeli government’s claim that the bombing of the Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza that killed over 500 seeking refuge and medical help, was an accident caused by the Palestinian side. Upon this announcement, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as well as the leaders of Egypt and Jordan canceled a meeting with him, demonstrating the diplomatic isolation that the US is pushing itself into in its continued support for Israeli war crimes.
US shipments of further weapons to Israel are escalating geopolitical tensions to new heights, provoking Iran to respond by pledging its own intervention if an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza occurs. The US responded by sending a second aircraft carrier to the region. Following this act, US military bases in Iraq and Syria were hit with missile and drone attacks and a missile was fired from Yemen, all countries where armed groups in alliance with Iran exist. This shows that Iran’s promises are not empty, and that the people of West Asia, regardless of religious or political affiliation, stand against the Israeli assault on Gaza.
The US has pledged $105 billion in emergency military spending, the largest single purchase in US history. This would include $14 billion for Israel but also $60 billion for Ukraine, $7 billion for Taiwan and $14 billion for US-Mexico border militarization. This shows how desperate the US-led war machine has become, and how profit-hungry the weapons companies have become. Instead of condemning its allies' war crimes, the US deliberately covers them up and asks US citizens to keep funding them through their tax dollars. Instead of negotiating with its rivals, like Iran, Russia or China, the US seizes on military options given that it is still the most powerful military in the world. But despite this last fact, it has isolated itself further from the rest of the world more so than ever before by its own actions.
The rise of its regional rivals, in this case Iran, is a sign that if the US continues on its path of supposed military dominance of the world it will, this time, lead not only to the continued genocide of the Palestinian people, but also an expanding and devastating conflict that will drag millions into what may become the beginnings of a third World War.
The anti-war movement must unite and take to the streets, demanding the US end its march to World War Three. The people united is the only chance for a just and lasting peace around the world.
REsist US- Led War
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