An anti-war leader says while the United States might be ending its traditional military occupations in Afghanistan but it has “new tactics” for occupying more nations around the world.
“The occupations that were launched under the Bush administration have brought them (the US) defeat,” Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition, told Press TV in an interview on Monday.
The US is now using “new tactics” around the world to occupy and control other countries, he said. The US is using “proxy armies, as they are using in Syria, drone wars, like in Pakistan or Yemen, Special Operations, too many to even count, and the so-called color revolutions, the democratic counter-revolutions, like the one they sponsored– the fascist coup– in Ukraine.”
The American and British forces on Sunday officially ended their military operations in Afghanistan after a 13-year war campaign that started in the context of “war on terror” following the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks.
The US-led occupation of Afghanistan started under former president George Bush but continued well into President Barack Obama’s second term.
“President Obama’s promises to get our troops out of Iraq and get them out of Afghanistan have fooled a lot of people, but the truth is that the US is fighting more wars than ever before,” said Iosbaker.
By Jan. 1, 2015, the international forces remaining in Afghanistan will be about 12,500, including 10,000 American.
“We are leaving almost 10,000 [American] troops in Afghanistan. That occupation is not over yet,” said Iosbaker.
Whether it be the US occupying Iraq or Afghanistan, or the “Zionists occupation of Palestine”, Iosbaker said, “Foreign occupations are unjust.”