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NO U.S. Bombing of Syria! No Matter If Congress Says It's Legal — It's Unjust, Immoral & Illegitimate

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Barack Obama is selling the planned US Cruise missile bombing of Syria as a “humanitarian” act in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.

Bombing Syria will kill more civilians, polarize the situation further, and invite even more intervention and weapons into the country, making it more likely that the civil war could expand into an extremely dangerous regional conflagration. Moreover, launching an attack on a country that isn’t threatening yours is the supreme international war crime.

The bloody Syrian civil war – where big powers are funding both sides – has already killed 100,000.  Atrocities have been committed by both the Assad government and the mixed group of pro-Western and Islamic Fundamentalist opposition.  None of the warring parties offer a future for the 23 million Syrians, many who are refugees from U.S. and Israeli wars on Iraq and Palestine.

This planned U.S. airstrike on Syrian is already unpopular, but that doesn’t mean Obama won’t do it.  The British Parliament, which George Bush bullied into supporting the US war on Iraq, said “no” to bombing Syria, and the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows only 9% of those polled favor U.S. military intervention.  

Obama is now amping up his argument, demanding Congressional approval for his planned attack, bowing to some pressure that he include them.  But the Obama administration says even if Congress doesn’t endorse his plans, he won’t be bound by their vote. His argument for intervention is directed at other countries governments, at pressuring Congress to come along, and at you, to go along with the war crimes he plans.

People in this country have to get visibly and loudly into the streets in protest; on the airwaves, on the Internet, and everywhere, to denounce this coming attack.

No, not in our name! Humanity and the planet come first. No to U.S. planetary domination.

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Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria

Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer | August 28, 2013

“Humanitarian concerns should spur the international community to seek peace and end the suffering, not increase military attacks, which could endanger peace in the entire region.”

The drums of war are beating again. The Obama administration will reportedly launch a military strike to punish Syria’s Assad government for its alleged use of chemical weapons. A military attack would invariably kill civilians for the ostensible purpose of showing the Syrian government that killing civilians is wrong.

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Egypt, Syria: Horrifying Massacres, Cold Blooded Interests of the U.S.

Debra Sweet | August 26, 2013

The terrible situation in Egypt and Syria may make one wish to look away, but we can't. In both countries, thousands have been killed, with horrifying massacres in the last weeks, and the U.S. government is deeply implicated.

Egypt:
The U.S. government backed a military coup removing the elected government of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The military, trained and supported under successive U.S. administrations, receiving more than $1.5B a year, killed over 1,000 Morsi supporters on August 14, including women and children.

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Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

David Swanson | August 25, 2013

“...making the Syrian people worse off is not a way to help them.”

"U.S. prepares for possible retaliatory strike against Syria," announces a Los Angeles Times headline, even though Syria has not attacked the United States or any of its occupied territories or imperial forces and has no intention to do so.

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.