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Those were the words I screamed into a microphone before thousands of people as I threw my Global War On Terror Service medal back to NATO. I had to throw it because no one from NATO came out to get it, and the police wouldn’t allow us up to the barricade. Their fear of us — US war veterans who challenge ten years of US war-making and publicly advocate for peace — is symbolic of their fear to confront real problems.

I threw my medal back, though, in fact, I never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Me, about an hour before I threw back my global war on terror service medal back to NATO.
The statement I made with 45 other Iraq/Afghan vets in front of thousands of people:
My name is Shawna, and I was a nuclear biological chemical specialist for a war that didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. So I deserted. I’m one of 40,000 people that left the United States Armed Forces because this is a lie! 
Read more: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/21/no_nato_no_war_us_veterans

Me, about an hour before I threw back my global war on terror service medal back to NATO.

The statement I made with 45 other Iraq/Afghan vets in front of thousands of people:

My name is Shawna, and I was a nuclear biological chemical specialist for a war that didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction. So I deserted. I’m one of 40,000 people that left the United States Armed Forces because this is a lie!

Read more: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/21/no_nato_no_war_us_veterans