British veterans protest against Cameron’s war on Syria

This video from England says about itself:

Don’t Bomb Syria. Newcastle 1st Dec 2015 – Highlights

Organised by Newcastle Stop the War Coalition held in Newcastle City Centre on the eve of the Parliamentary debate on the Syrian air strikes.

Roger Nettleship of Newcastle Stop the War chairing
Pam Wortley, Sunderland Stop the War
Shumel Rahman, Newcastle Unites
Anne Schofield, Labour Friends of Palestine
Daniel Kebede, Stand up to Racism
Rachel Featherstone, North East Regional Green Party
Simon Hall, North East People’s Assembly
Nick Megoran, Martin Luther King Peace Committee
Tamim Sultan, pupil Hawthorne Primary School
Tony Dowling, Newcastle Stop the War Coalition
Bethany Elen Coyle, North East Socialist Singers

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Veterans give medals back to Downing Street in protest against war

Tuesday 8th December 2015

VETERANS of British military action in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Ireland will hand in their medals to Downing Street today in protest against Britain’s attacks on Syria.

The veterans are members of Veterans For Peace, an anti-war ex-services organisation.

Daniel Lenham, who was in the Royal Air Force from 2002 to 2014, operating in Iraq and Libya, said: “These invasions, occupations and attacks have caused great destruction, killed hundreds of thousands of people and have led to the destruction of societies. Bombing is never a solution. It is time to stop.”

David Smith, who served in the army in Northern Ireland, said: “I want to express my utter disgust at the decision to unlawfully bomb Syria.”

Gulf Way veteran Kirk Solitt said: “You cannot sow bloodshed and reap peace. I no longer want these medals.”

The veterans will meet at Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square before walking to Downing Street at 1pm with supporters.

Isis apocalypse expert says sending ground troops to Syria is the ‘worst trap’ the West could fall into: here.

NYT: U.S. TRYING TO AVOID ISIS PROPHECY “As the debate on how best to contain the Islamic State continues to rage in Western capitals, the militants themselves have made one point patently clear: They want the United States and its allies to be dragged into a ground war … The group bases its ideology on prophetic texts stating that Islam will be victorious after an apocalyptic battle to be set off once Western armies come to the region.” [NYT]

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