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    Largest US Peace Group Endorses Sanders for President Over Clinton

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    The largest peace group in the United States has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for US president, rejecting Senator Hillary Clinton, Peace Action PAC, the political action committee of Peace Action announced on its blog.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — "[Sanders] best represents the values that Peace Action and its 200,000 supporters have espoused for nearly 60 years," Peace Action Executive Director Kevin Martin said in the announcement on Wednesday.

    Martin praised Sanders’ opposition to both, the 1991 and 2003 Iraq Wars, and his support for the significant reduction of nuclear weapons.

    He also applauded Sanders’ endorsement of the Iran nuclear agreement, his championing the reduction of military spending and general support of diplomacy over war, the statement noted.

    "Sanders opposed the proposed Syria airstrikes in 2013, sending arms to Syrian rebels, and military escalation in the region with US special ops forces… making him deserving of Peace Action PAC’s rare endorsement," Martin stated.

    Before the Peace Action board voted, it polled its supporters, and Sanders received 85 percent support, the statement added.


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      It will good if Sanders brings all the war mongers in US for trial such as Rumsfield and so on.
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      I found something about Bernie Sanders' war position. He couldn't be too anti-war or I'd be supporting him.
      [The attack on Kosovo is hardly the extent of Sanders' hawkishness. While it's true he voted against the Iraq War, he also voted in favor of authorizing funds for that war and the one in Afghanistan. More recently, he voted in favor of a $1 billion aid package for the coup government Ukraine and supported Israel's assault on Gaza. At a town hall meeting he admitted that Israel may have "overreacted", but blamed Hamas for the entire conflict. After a woman asked why he refused to condemn Israel's actions, he told critics: "Excuse me! Shut up! You don’t have the microphone.”]

      [...The bombing of Kosovo killed between 489 and 528 civilians. ]
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      Sanders is a staunch jew...so what will change in the Middle East...probably nothing
      one must divest itself from the continual rep / dem elections and put someone who is not aligned with these ideals. Someone who can represent AMERICA..not bought by the PTB. this is the outcome the rest of the world is pining for
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      jasin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      Here is the youtube video of Sanders yelling at citizens at a town hall meeting.
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      GOOD for real people's democracy in the USA.
    • Ingimundar
      Bernie's been sent to champion the dismayed, the confused, those on the cusp of desparation, pretty much the 99% of us. The shouts will get louder, louder, "crucify him, crucify him". No, he's not near like that other Guy. But he's what's been sent. He's got to be defended. The other Guy will come later. He'll have to be defended too.
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      Between Sanders and Clinton it's a no brainer. Clinton never saw a war she didn't like.
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