call to conscience

Homepage: We are veterans of the United States armed forces. We stand with the majority of humanity, including millions in our own country, in opposition to the United States’ all out war on Iraq. We span many wars and eras, have many political views and we all agree that this war is wrong. Many of us believed serving in the military was our duty, and our job was to defend this country. Our experiences in the military caused us to question much of what we were taught. Now we see our REAL duty is to encourage you as members of the U.S. armed forces to find out what you are being sent to fight and die for and what the consequences of your actions will be for humanity. We call upon you, the active duty and reservists, to follow your conscience and do the right thing.
In the last Gulf War, as troops, we were ordered to murder from a safe distance. We destroyed much of Iraq from the air, killing hundreds of thousands, including civilians. We remember the road to Basra — the Highway of Death — where we were ordered to kill fleeing Iraqis. We bulldozed trenches, burying people alive. The use of depleted uranium weapons left the battlefields radioactive. Massive use of pesticides, experimental drugs, burning chemical weapons depots and oil fires combined to create a toxic cocktail affecting both the Iraqi people and Gulf War veterans today. One in four Gulf War veterans is disabled … (full text).

All internal links work from inside the homepage, from the left column:

  • Sign this statement;
  • Veteran Signers as of September 11, 2005;
  • Veterans Call to Conscience, these Soldiers won’t Participate;
  • CO & GI Resources;
  • Speakers Bureau, Available for National & International Press;
  • The Call in Other Languages.

Contact Info: Veterans Call to Conscience, c/o VVAWAI PO Box 21604, Seattle WA 98111, e-mail.

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