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Join a number of Portland area peace groups for an upcoming rally to call for "No More US Bombs on Iraq." Co-sponsored by Oregon PSR.
When: Saturday, July 26th starting at
Where: Terry Schrunk Plaza (SW 3rd & Madison in Portland)
As of July 9th, President Obama had sent at least 800 US troops, ostensibly "advisors," to Iraq. Although it is claimed they will not engage in combat, there has already been talk of using drones, cruise missiles, and Apache attack helicopters piloted by some of these "advisors."
The US destroyed Iraq's infrastructure twice, in 1991 and 2003, and with its invasion the second time installed a government that emphasized, rather than downplayed, the sectarian lines along which Iraq is now fracturing.
The US action comes amidst rising tensions all across the region, stretching from Ukraine and Pakistan to Israel/Palestine and Libya, as the US economy and infrastructure continues to crumble under the burden of unparalleled military spending.