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