The recent siege and bombing of Mosul, in which Britain has taken a significant part, has included harrowing tactics reminiscent of carpet bombing. The bombing has devastated the city and has led to thousands of casualties, largely civilians. The siege started last autumn, which foretells the length of time it will probably take to defeat Isis in Raqqa in Syria, where another bombardment campaign is now being waged. Recent history shows that there is little finality to these military activities. The city of Fallujah, for example, suffered four sieges between 2003 and 2016 (and a range of other atrocities, including the use of chemical weapons and the killing of 20 peaceful protesters against the US occupation in 2003).
While Britain’s vital public services are being starved of funds, huge amounts of British taxpayers’ money are being used to support these disastrous military activities. We are now in a position where we have a chance to change British foreign policy. Please support Stop the War to enable us to strengthen our campaigning. You can help us to do that by joining Stop the War today.