MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An international peace activist said U.S. officials should need to keep in mind that the weapons the country develops, including drones, will likely be aimed at America one day.
Kathy Kelly said proliferation must always be kept in mind.
“These weapon systems are going to be adopted by other countries. It’s not as sophisticated a technology as, say, the weapons needed to deliver a nuclear bomb, but the drone technology is something that others will, no doubt, acquire,” she said.
Kelly, a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, was a guest on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline” prior to a scheduled talk at West Virginia University in Morgantown on Wednesday night.
She has been involved in nonviolent resistance to U.S. warmaking for decades. It is an effort that has taken her to multiple war zones over the years.
Kelly lived in Iraq during the 2003 U.S. invasion and the initial weeks of the war. Most recently, she traveled to Afghanistan nine times as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. As a war tax refuser, she has also refused payments of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.
More information about Kelly and Voices for Creative Nonviolence is available at www.vcnv.org.