According to many reports, the U.S., U.K.,and even France are preparing to soon (two weeks?) attack Syria with cruise missiles launched from U.S. & U.K. ships off the Syrian coast (to destroy Syrian command & control centers as well as Syrian anti-aircraft installations, including Russian-made missiles), then follow that up by aerial bombing, all to overthrow the Assad regime so a U.S. puppet regime can be installed, as we have done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and tried in Libya. Most U.S. media supports these plans and even enthusiastically calls for these attacks.
Meanwhile, more than 60% of AmeriKans oppose any U.S. intervention in Syria.
Obomber & Cameron hope these attacks, without any “boots on the ground”, will placate the opposition of their respective nations’ populations, as Clinton’s & NATO’s 78-day bombing of Kosovo (yet another unpunished U.S. war crime), supposedly for “humanitarian reasons”, was nearly ignored by most AmeriKans in 1999.
All Justice and Peace groups, environmental groups (warfare heavily contributes to catastrophic climate disaster as well as massive environmental pollution and destruction), and everyone opposed to the U.S. Empire and its main priority of greed through death and destruction of people and planet must make their strong opposition to increased U.S. & NATO military intervention in Syria’s civil war.
I say “increased” because the U.S., NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have already intervened militarily in that civil war by supplying weapons and training to the rebels (who include Al-Qaeda elements) as well as having commandos (and, most likely, CIA operatives) on the ground with the rebels.
Obomber got away with the destruction of Libya, once the African nation with the highest standard of living for its citizens, by having U.S. & NATO aircraft attack it, then claiming it was “not a war” and no U.S. soldiers were killed, so we should not object to his actions.
Obomber & Cameron are likely hoping they can get away with the same thing in Syria, but the stakes are higher because both Russia, which has its own warships off Syria’s coast, and China, support the Assad regime.
Obomber’s “red line” of chemical weapons use is just like Bush’s WMD scare in justifying a Western military attack, no matter how dubious the evidence that Assad’s forces used chemical weapons. U.N. inspectors are currently trying to determine whose weapons were used. Left unsaid by Obomber and U.S. corporate media is the war crime of U.S. use of depleted uranium, white phosphorous, and napalm on Iraqi civilians. Only U.S. enemies must be “punished” for committing such war crimes. Since the U.S. NEVER commits such war crimes, we shouldn’t even be discussing such things.
“Punishing” Assad’s regime will only add even more suffering to the people of Syria and enrage even more people in the Arab and Muslim nations to want vengeance against the U.S. and its puppets, the U.K and NATO nations. That cycle of violence will do nothing but perpetuate profits for military contractors and bribes for their willing lackeys in all Western governments, especially the U.S., the world’s Number One Merchant of Death.
We know that more bombing will only bring more death and destruction of the planet.
We should also fear that confrontation with Russia and China, as Obomber continues the encirclement of Russia and China by U.S. forces on both land and sea, could trigger a “Cuban Missile Crisis II” for this young century.
I am calling on all of us to do whatever we can to forcefully oppose the dreadful step of more U.S./NATO (what the hell is NATO doing in the eastern Mediterranean anyway, except supporting U.S. global hegemony?) military intervention in Syria’s civil war.
Cease-fire negotiations, supervised by the United Nations, are the only sane alternative.
We must pressure our war-loving President, Congress, and media, all funded by military contractors, to listen to us this time. This lame-duck President may believe he can get away with anything now that he no longer has to run for re-election.
While tens of billions of U.S. dollars are being spent gearing up for war on Syria, tens of millions of our own citizens are unemployed or underemployed, Detroit is bankrupt but will not be bailed out (because it’s not a Wall Street bank), our schools are closing or underfunded, our infrastructure is crumbling, and millions of U.S. families dependent on Food Stamps may soon be deprived of them. There is so much wrong with these cruel, psychopathic priorities that it defies description.
Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya taught the belligerent U.S. imperial government and its weapons suppliers that they can disregard our opposition to their violent greed. We must do whatever we can to change that, or this military intervention may well become, as one writer put it today, Obama’s ‘Guns of August’, with even more tragic results than those of 99 years ago.
CONTACT THE PRESIDENT:
CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD: (202) 224-3121
No U.S. Military Intervention in Syria!
To: President Barack Obama and Members of Congress
We urge you to reject any military intervention in Syria, including arming the rebels or creating a no-fly zone, and instead to focus on increasing humanitarian assistance through the United Nations and building active multi-lateral diplomacy without preconditions with all involved parties for an immediate ceasefire, a full arms embargo, and negotiations to end Syria’s civil war.