On a world scale, only a small victory for anti-militarism and peace.
Yet, from Wikipedia:
During the 1960s and 1970s, many rallies were held to protest the U.S. presence in Iceland (and in particular in Keflavík) and every year hundreds, sometimes thousands, walked the 50 km road to Keflavík and chanted “Ísland úr NATO, herinn burt” (literally: Iceland out of NATO, the military away).
One of the better known participants was Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who later became the first female president of Iceland.
As the picture here below from 2004 shows, these demonstrations definitely did not stop after the 1970s.
Naval Air Station Keflavik is the host Command for the NATO Base in Keflavík, Iceland.
The base is located on the Reykjanes peninsula on the south-west portion of the island. …
On 8 September 2006, NASKEF’s last commanding officer, CAPT Mark S. Laughton, presided over a ceremony effecting the disestablishment of the air station.
A reminder that success for pro peace actions sometimes may take long, but that it may come eventually.
Iceland and the Iraq war: here.
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