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March 24, 2012 – San Diego Veterans for Peace executive board member Dave Gapp spoke about the costs of war kicking off a No War On Iran rally and march held at Children’s Park in downtown San Diego.
My apologies for the shaky video — you might be better off just listening to the audio.
I was saddened when I recently read in the San Diego Union Tribune the following headline: US Soldier Kills 16 Afghan Civilians.
Isn’t it ironic that a few days ago (March 16th) marked the 44th anniversary of the My Lai massacre? On that infamous day, a group of American soldiers systematically killed 500 innocent, Vietnamese women, children and infants in the tiny village of My Lai.
The recent incident of an alleged US soldier murdering 16 Afghan civilians and the burning of some of their corpses, including those of children, in addition to instances of Quran burning and Marines urinating on corpses of insurgents solidified my view that the US troops on the ground will not be able to “win over the hearts and minds” of the Afghan civilians.I think that the vast majority of US troops at all levels of command make a sincere conscientious effort to follow this mission; nevertheless, the latest array of incidents clearly suggests the systemic problem in achieving this goal. Since the success of the military mission is contingent upon the currently adopted strategy of winning the hearts and minds of Afghan civilians, my last hopes of the US military’s ability to stabilize the country and to reduce the civilians’ support for the Taliban, have evaporated.
On Thursday, March 8 2012 members and friends of San Diego Veterans for Peace took part in a freeway bannering event downtown on 6th Street over the busy I-5 overpass. Thanks to Dave Gapp and friend Rob, Barry and friend Bob, Gil, Stan, Daniel, and Patrick we encountered a lot of support during the two hour event.
War Not Glamorous
I was saddened when I read “U.S. soldier kills 16 Afghan civilians” (March 12).
Isn’t it ironic that Friday, March 16, marks the 44th anniversary of the My Lai massacre? On that infamous day, a group of American soldiers systematically murdered 500 innocent, Vietnamese women, children and infants in the tiny village of My Lai. The same dialogue and excuses were given at that time.