Just launched about an hour ago along with an attack on the U.S. military, here's the statement from progressive activists as more than a hundred locals have already joined a movement to organize anti-war rallies across the nation . . .
"Trump's reckless action has needlessly endangered countless lives of U.S. troops, Iraqis, Iranians, and countless other civilians. The devastation that a war with Iran could bring upon the earth and humanity cannot be overstated—millions of lives hang in the balance. None of us will win, except politicians and corporations. Even more resources that our communities desperately need will be wasted on unnecessary violence. People in the United States and across the globe are tired of war—from the military families who have seen multiple generations serve in the same conflict, to the Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghan families in the United States who worry for their loved ones back home. We've learned our lessons from Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen and global endless war. We will not be lied into another war. We will not allow our Iranian-American and Muslim neighbors to be targeted by law enforcement. We will not be divided. When Trump acts with ignorance, fear and ego, we will act with diplomacy and prioritize what is best for humanity. We are the majority. We stand united. And we oppose Trump's war with Iran."
"No more war. No to Trump’s war with Iran. Yes to diplomacy abroad and civil rights at home Show up with signs and chants to raise awareness and make a statement to our members of Congress. Invite a friend! All are welcome."
WHEN: Thursday, January 9 at 5 p.m.
WHERE: JC Nichols Fountain (The Plaza), Kansas City, MO
And this inspires our news link list tonight:
BREAKING: Iran Firing Multiple Missiles From Iran At Multiple Bases, Targets Inside Iraq, Reports Say
U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Iran is firing multiple missiles at U.S. bases and targets throughout Iraq in response to the U.S. killing Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani. Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin reported that a senior U.S. military source told her: "Under missile attack from Iran.
Progressives Fired Up
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran claimed responsibility for a missile attack on a U.S. airbase in Iraq Wednesday morning local time, confirming warnings that President Donald Trump's decision to assassinate Gen. Qasem Soleimani would spark military retaliation and possibly erupt into a full-blown regional conflict. "Donald Trump owns this 100%.
Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across Iraq, a senior U.S. military source in the country told Fox News, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from Iran.
More Deets on Attack
Iran on Wednesday launched a missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where US forces are based, threatening "more crushing responses" if Washington carried out further strikes, Iranian state media said. It said the missiles were in response to a US strike last week that killed Iranian general Qasem
Apropos Double Edged Mirage
Incredible 'red devil horns' sunrise photos captured during rare solar eclipse mirage over the ocean
THESE incredible images appear to show giant devil horns rising over the Persian Gulf during a solar eclipse. A photographer waited in just the right place to snap the rare spectacle as the sun was partially blocked by the moon at dawn.
Right Wing Attack Response
World LANCE CPL. JAMES B. HOKE/AFP via Getty Images The Iraqi and United States Armed Forces' Al-Asad air base in Iraq is reportedly under missile attack from Iran on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Jennifer Griffin, the national security correspondent for Fox News, tweeted Tuesday that a "senior US military source in Iraq" confirmed the attack.
Market Fears Fighting
Asian markets tumbled and U.S. stock futures were sharply lower Tuesday evening after Iran fired a series of missiles at bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq. The attack was an apparent retaliation after the U.S. killed a top Iranian general in Iraq last week. Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 2.4%.
Developing . . .