Why a No-Fly Zone is Vital for Afghanistan
Civilians look up with fear in Afghanistan. Establishment of a No-Fly Zone would deny access to Afghan skies for U.S. and NATO military aircraft now firing missiles and dropping bombs that kill innocent people.
These crimes have been numerous enough to establish a pattern.1 The United States has made clear its intention to continue and escalate this behavior.2 On the first day of March, two U.S. helicopters tracked and killed, one by one, a total of nine young boys gathering firewood.3 The attacks by drones and piloted aircraft are part of a lethal pattern. Just this Tuesday, a raid killed six people.4 On Wednesday, a convoy ran over three civilians, killing one.5 Elsewhere, British soldiers reportedly ran two over and killed two women, shot a man and wounded a child on Wednesday.6
The simple step of implementing a No-Fly Zone could prevent much of the killing.
Please sign this petition, which RootsAction will deliver, along with documentation, to the United Nations.
I am writing in response to the ongoing killing of civilians by U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. I urgently request that you vote on the establishment of a No-Fly Zone for piloted and non-piloted military aircraft in Afghanistan.