| Three steps to stop war on Syria!

Three steps to stop war on Syria ~ stopwar.org.uk

The US administration has today announced it is prepared to attack Syria without UN backing. If the attack goes ahead it could trigger a catastrophic regional war. 
 
But Obama is facing big problems at home and abroad.
 
Polling suggests that the Senate is divided and the House of Representatives is opposed to war. Meanwhile many G20 delegates are hostile to an intervention. This crisis for Obama has been precipitated by the vote in parliament here, itself a product of anti war campaigning.
 
Now we must step up the pressure on Obama. Stop the War is calling on all our supporters to do the following:
 
  1. Protest the day the debate in the senate starts. In London we call on everyone to go to the US embassy (Grosvenor Square) on the day of the debate. The timetable for a vote has not been set but we expect the debate to start one day next week.
  2. Hold ‘No attack on Syria’ public meetings. In London there is a public rally at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square on Wednesday 11 September at 7pm. More details here: http://stopwar.org.uk/events/rally-no-to-war-on-syria.
  3. Get MPs to pressure Congress. A motion has been tabled in Parliament urging US representatives to reject war. Lobby your local MP to sign up to it online using our lobbying tool: http://act.stopwar.org.uk/lobby/58.

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5 thoughts on “| Three steps to stop war on Syria!

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  2. News reports have stated that the al-qaida terrorists are fighting for/among the Syrian rebels.

    Question: Why isn’t providing any U.S., military action that would only aid and support the Syrian rebels, treason?

    The United States government, in defining al-qaida terrorists “enemy combatants” apparently did so, in order to treat them as war enemies…not merely “international criminals.”

    Wthin that now legal definition, Al-gaida is defined a war enemy, yet, the President is asking for a legal right to provide millions of dollars worth of military support by activating a military strike that only provides aid and comfort to our legally defined war enemies!!

    How can this military action, not be treason?

    USC › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2381

    18 USC § 2381 – Treason

    Current through Pub. L. 113-31. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

    “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

    Source:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2381

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    • Excellent point – this very discrepancy between the executive and constitution and judiciary brings Obama and his shameless war machine into disrepute. His many obfuscations in trying to justify his sweeping emergency powers to fetter, maim and kill multitudes at will, indicate he has sold his conscience to the military-industrial complex upon tasting power and virtually every manifesto pledge as Candidate Obama was a nothing but a LIE.

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