About 30 people gathered in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse in downtown Starkville, Mississippi on November 4th for a peace rally, calling for an end to the war on Iraq and bringing attention to the nation's true enemy–the Chinese Communist regime.
Dr. Evan Peacock, professor of anthropology at Mississippi State University (MSU) made the first speech in the rally. He compared the actions of the Bush administration to those of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War era. He said a majority of Americans including himself support a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.
A number of people also spoke after Dr. Peacock, decrying the U.S. war on Iraq and prompting the public to think about the question of who the true enemy of America is. "We shouldn't have gone to Iraq in the first place," said Donna Donovsky, a student of MSU who held a sign saying "I love war" while dressed as an "evil." Donovsky served the U.S. Air Force in the 1980s.
"America had two bloody wars in Vietnam and Korea and a cold war with the former Soviet Union. All of them were in clash with the Communist regimes, which continue to be the nation's top enemy," said Dr. Wade Yang, an associate professor at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. "A war on terrorism that does not include Communist China cannot be a legitimate or a successful war on terrorism," Dr. Yang said, citing intelligence report that China is the leading backer of terror nations such as Iran, Syria and North Korea and terror groups (AlQaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Taliban) in the world giving them money, intelligence, training, safe haven, clandestine communications and computer equipment, WMD technologies and weapons, nuclear materials, and ballistic missiles.
Karin Wells of Fayetteville, Tennesee, joined the rally to draw attention to the atrocities the Chinese Communist Party have committed through its 57 years of rule in China. She said that up to date, there have been 15 million people inside China who chose to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
"The Chinese communist party is committing genocide against people of conscience, specifically practitioners of Falun Gong," Wells said. Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese meditation practice that has been banned in China by the Chinese authorities. More recently, reports have been released by independent Canadian investigators, accusing the Chinese government of harvesting live organs for transplant from incarcerated Falun Gong practitioners.
"America should definitely fight terrorism," said Wade Yang, "but the biggest terrorist in the world is nobody else but the Chinese Communist regime, and it is short-sighted to neglect such a fact. It is time for the American government to correct its eyesight."