A Global Demand to 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out of Afghanistan / A Thank You to 6 That Already Have

The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, and US all still have troops in Afghanistan and need to remove them.

These troops range in number from Slovenia’s 6 to the United States’ 2,500. Most countries have fewer that 100. Apart from the United States, only Germany has over 1,000. Only five other countries have more than 300.

Governments that used to have troops in this war but have removed them include New Zealand, France, Jordan, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Ireland.

We plan to deliver a big THANK-YOU to every government that removes all of its troops from Afghanistan, along with the names and comments of every signer of this petition.

We plan to deliver a demand to remove all troops to every government that has not done so, along with the names and comments of every signer of this petition.

The U.S. government is the ring-leader, and the bulk of its killing is done from the air, but – given the deficiency in democracy in the US government, which is now on its third president who promised to end the war but hasn’t – it is critical that other governments withdraw their troops. Those troops, present in token numbers, are there to legitimize behavior that could otherwise be recognized as lawless and outrageous. A government lacking the courage to reject US pressure has no business sending any number of its residents to kill or risk dying in a US/NATO war.

This petition will be signed by people in each nation involved in the war, including the nation of Afghanistan.

Please sign the petition, add comments if you have anything to add, and share with others.

If you want to be part of delivering the petition to a particular government, contact World BEYOND War.

Here’s the petition:

To: Governments with Troops Occupying Afghanistan
From: YOU

We, the people of the world, demand that every government with troops still in Afghanistan remove them.

We thank and applaud those governments that have done so.

Please spread the word.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. This originally appeared at WorldBeyondWar.org.

12 thoughts on “A Global Demand to 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out of Afghanistan / A Thank You to 6 That Already Have”

  1. So are all these countries using their presence as cover for international heroin dealing too? What seriously would possess any country to have even 1 soldier in that country unless they were guarding poppy fields, or propping up their puppet leader? And that pretty much leaves out everyone but the US.

  2. Heroine. Caspean petroleum ptoducts and tripwire for Chinese aggression. So much to too few. As the U.S. shrinks & become more and more irelevant, look for more and more troubles with its near peers. It’s not pretty when hegemons lose their clought and slink away.

    1. That was a brilliant speech by Tulsi Gabbard. I voted for her in the Democratic Primary, it’s too bad she didn’t win. If we ended our wars, we could focus much more on domestic affairs and less on foreign affairs.
      There is a mistake in this column, on the list of nations that removed troops from Afghanistan and the list of nations that still have troops in Afghanistan, North Macedonia is listed. I don’t know which one is correct.

      1. The dual war party is against freedom and for Bankster’s and thier wars. All Wars are Bankers Wars. You will enjoy this as well.

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          1. Thanks for you question. All Banking does and they all belong to same debt club! This is the best speech ever on and about Bankster’s.

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          2. This is another informative talk from CSPAN.


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    2. Economic wars kill also. While continuing, and even escalating, your predecessors shooting wars also continues their killing. Plus Iran just wouldn’t nibble at all the attempts. Trump’s empty column is misleading as misleading can get.

      1. Absolutely so and with Naval blockades thrown in just like Yemen. Thanks for your time and comment!

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  3. There is a mistake in this column, North Macedonia is listed on the nations that still have troops in Afghanistan and listed in the nations that withdrew troops from Afghanistan, which one is correct?

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