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Chicago anti-war leader condemns use of U.S. drones in Mali

By staff |
January 14, 2013
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Chicago, IL – Joe Iosbaker, the anti-war organizer who helped lead the massive protest at the NATO summit last year, condemns the French/U.S war on the people of Mali. Numerous press sources indicate the use of U.S. drones in Mali.

Iosbaker stated, “France has intervened in two African countries – Mali and Somalia - in three days, competing with the U.S. to show who is the fastest to shed African blood. The U.S. says that they are sending surveillance drones over Mali, which will identify targets for more attacks. We condemn the French attacks and the assistance it is getting from the U.S.”

Iosbaker is member of the Chicago’s Anti-War Committee, which has organized a campaign opposing the use of drones.

The U.S. had long planned for military intervention in Mali, making use of its puppets in neighboring countries. Due to rapid advances by anti-Western rebels, France sent in troops and began a bombing campaign Jan. 11. Both the U.S. and French governments indicate they intend to escalate the war.