More "Collateral Damage" from "Resolute Support" in Afghanistan

November 7, 2016

Protests took place in Kunduz, Afghanistan last week after 30 civilians and 2 U.S. soldiers were killed on November 3rd. Some 40 people were wounded in the airstrike responsible for the casualties.

Dozens of people rallied outside the governor's office, some of them carrying the bodies of the victims. Protesters denounced the brutality of the U.S.-NATO war, especially the systematic targeting of civilians. Anger was expressed especially at the killing on November 3rd of children as young as three.

The latest atrocity in the U.S.-NATO war shows for the quadrillionth time that the real target of the war is the Afghan people.

Today, over 13,000 U.S.-NATO forces remain in Afghanistan. The U.S. occupation aims not only at subjugating Afghanistan but at using that country as another strategic base in its struggle for world domination. However it is regularly admitted that troops are facing a classical guerrilla-type campaign and that U.S.-NATO forces have been unable to "pacify" Afghanistan.

Amongst other things, political demonstrations and armed resistance against the occupation keep growing.

It is the elementary duty of every supporter of genuine democracy to oppose the colonialism of "our own" government and support the Afghan people's struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination. The American people demand the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and foreign troops from Afghanistan, and the restoration of the sovereign right of the Afghan people to determine their own affairs.