Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire

 In Iran, Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration’s decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement:

“Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is in the left lane pushing the pedal to the floor, barreling towards another catastrophic war of choice. War with Iran would be a historic disaster, imperilling countless U.S. and Iranian lives and further destabilizing the region. We cannot allow the administration to play politics with our foreign policy at the expense of national security.”

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  • Lara Keller
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    The people adding fuel to the fire are the brutal corrupt wealthy elite of the Iranian regime. People in the West who are committed to humanity and peace, should be focusing on what comes after. How will an Iran with a truly representative government emerge? How will the anti-theocracy and anti-shah opposition be encouraged? How will a civil war between Shia and the rest from Lebanon to Iran to Afghanistan be prevented when the main creators of violent Shia sectarianism are gone? Who will ensure Western governments involved have a public not wanting to be conned as happened with Saddam Hussein’s richly deserved downfall. Where are the true peace makers who dismiss the war like schemes of both East and West elites? Where are you?

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