[act-ma] Fwd: FRIDAY: Stop Trump's War on Syria. Emergency protest 5pm, Park Street

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Apr 7 09:33:42 PDT 2017


FRIDAY: Stop Trump's War on Syria. Emergency protest 5pm, Park Street


  Stop Trump's War on Syria


    *When:* Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*Where: Park Street Station • Tremont & Park Streets • Boston*

On Thursday night, Donald Trump attacked Syria with over 50 Tomahawk 
missiles. We don’t know who caused the chemical attack in Idlib 
province, but U.S. bombs will not help the situation. The Syrian civil 
war must be solved by diplomacy, not more bombs.

A new U.S. war against Syria’s government is not the answer to the 
catastrophic Syrian civil war.

Whoever is responsible for the recent use of chemical weapons, a war 
against a sovereign country is certainly not the answer. As we learned 
in Iraq, once started there is no telling where such a war will go and 
what impact it might have. The Iraq war gave us ISIS. Who knows what 
this one will give us after all the triumphalism in Washington fades.

If the Assad regime used chemical weapons, it is a war crime and should 
be dealt with through the International Criminal Court. If the extremist 
militias that we and our allies support in Syria are responsible for the 
chemical attack, they should be brought before international tribunals.

The lives of Arab women and children are of no concern to this 
frightening administration in Washington. If we really want to protect 
the lives of tens of thousands of women and children in the Middle East, 
we should end our military and political support for rebels in Syria and 
for Saudi Arabia’s savage destruction of Yemen.

If Trump is so concerned about children being killed in gruesome ways, 
why is he killing so many of them in Yemen? Do we really trust Exxon’s 
CEO to decide who we go to war with (Syria) and whose wars we help in 
every way possible (Saudi Arabia)?

Trump’s war on Syria is a major breach of both international and U.S. 
law. Impeachment would be an appropriate response. Congress must come 
back into session immediately to stop this war and to debate our Syria 
policy.

Statement by Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service 
Committee.  Rally also supported by United for Justice with Peace, 
Veterans for Peace, Massachusetts Global Action, Women’s International 
League for Peace and Freedom, ANSWER Coalition, and Democratic 
Socialists of America (list in formation)

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