“Equal Rights” in Waging Unjust Wars Is Not Liberation

February 10, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Army Specialist Sabrina Harman with the body of Manadel al-Jamadi, who was tortured at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Photo: AP

On January 24, Obama’s Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that women will be allowed, for the first time, into combat roles in the U.S. military. That military exists to rain death on people across the planet; it enforces a world of unnecessary poverty, misery, and disease for billions, and it enforces an order that thrives on the oppression, rape, and murder of women in particular. Now the rulers of this setup are going to allow women the “opportunity” to equally participate in the oppression, degradation, rape, and murder of other women and men around the world.

The liberation of women and a new world fit for human beings will not come about by taking up arms to murder other oppressed people around the world.

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