War, and its sister war in Iraq, were glaring cesspools of corruption, fraud and waste that succeeded only in enriching corrupt officials, empowering warlords and profiting arms and development companies while building governments and armies that were nothing more than houses of cards.
Support for these anti-LGTBQ+ nations with the death penalty ranges from tens of millions to hundreds of billions of dollars.
We can have a peaceful future by standing with international law and against all cross-border wars of aggression.
There is a broader level of commercial greed in the context of the Ukraine War that cannot be dismissed or ignored.
The US supports nearly 75% of the world’s dictators, autocracies, monarchies, military regimes, etc., with weapons, military training and money.
When President Joe Biden announced that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11 2021, the objections and remonstrations were swift. As retired Marine combat veteran Matthew Hoh writes in CNN, “these protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.”