Trump supports land mines!

Over and over and over again, Trump makes CRUEL and VIOLENT decisions.  He especially likes to overturn the few decent things that President Obama had done.  Obama prohibited the U.S. military from using land mines.

The following information was announced by Amnesty International (www.aisua.org):

“On January 31, 2020, Amnesty International joined a vast coalition of human rights and faith organizations in strongly condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to caqncel the Obama Administration’s policy regarding the prohibition against the use of landmines by the United States military forces.

“Landmines are inherently indiscriminate weapons, capable of inflicting unspeakable destruction and harm on victims long after conflicts end.

“Over the past twenty years, 164 countries, including every other member of NATO, has rejected antipersonnel landmines through the Mine Ban Treaty.  In the last five years, only the government forces of Syria, Myanmar [Burma], and North Korea, as well as non-state actors in conflict areas, have used landmines.

“We call on the White House and Department of Defense to not just reconsider this reckless policy change but to take steps to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.”

Before I had received Amnesty International’s announcement, I saw these news items from January 30, 2020:

“Trump administration expected to loosen restrictions on use of landmines” — https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/30/politics/trump-landmines/index.html?utm_source=WTF+Just+Happened+Today%3F&utm_campaign=af44a4dfd7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_30_11_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9813b73b1a-af44a4dfd7-176391685

“Trump to reportedly allow use of landmines, reversing Obama-era policy” —  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/30/trump-policy-change-landmines-obama?utm_source=WTF+Just+Happened+Today%3F&utm_campaign=af44a4dfd7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_30_11_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9813b73b1a-af44a4dfd7-176391685

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org