Just wondering what anyone makes of this? US veterans of their countries aggressive wars have issued a statement supporting the Parkhead protest against militarism as embodies in Celtic FC's promotion of the symbol of the poppy, franchised to arms dealer British Aerospace. "As veterans of the current wars and active-duty service members in the U.S. military, we ...applaud the heroic actions of the anti-war activists at the Celtic game on Nov 6th. As soldiers, sailors, airmen/women and marines who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we know that there is a concerted effort to keep the reality of the wars from the public. The governments who have a stake in these wars want to keep it off the front pages; to hide the truth; to keep our suffering, and the suffering of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, in the shadows. They do this because if the public knew the reality of why we are fighting, and the death and destruction it causes, the people would overwhelmingly turn against it. But we do not have the luxury of the truth being told by our governments, by the politicians, the generals, and the media. The only way the truth is brought to light is by the actions of dedicated activists--made up of veterans, soldiers, students, teachers, workers, etc.--who use every method they have at their disposal to bring reality out of the shadows. We express our heartfelt gratitude to those who told the truth on Nov 6th. For too long the catastrophe of these wars has been buried--we must fight to expose it." Mike Prysner MarchForward March Forward!