ALICE SPRINGS NEWS ONLINE 12-09-16
By ERWIN CHLANDA
The people who are gearing up for anti-Pine Gap protests don’t mince their words: Graeme Dunstan, who describes himself as a long time peace activist, says the up to 500 “spies” at the base are “polite but murderous US citizens in our midst.”
It is clear that we, by being hosts and allies of the US, are complicit in war crimes that Mr Dunstan alleges are being committed.
Asserting that Pine Gap staff are involved in killing by drones of “innocents in far away countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Somalia” – a plausible claim – Mr Dustan is calling for the base to be closed, a message to be reinforced by delegates to the Alice Springs Peace Convergence from September 19 to October 2.
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