Stop Trump’s, Theresa May’s, Syria war


This 13 April 2018 video from the USA is called Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard RIGHTLY ASSERTS Congressional Authority Over Military Action In Syria.

Ms Gabbard belongs to the pro-Bernie Sanders, left wing of the Democratic party. But even Senator Tim Kaine, of the right wing of the Democrats, considers Trump’s (and Macron’s) airstrikes, which happened meanwhile, illegal.

In ‘Clear Violation of Domestic and International Law,’ Trump Bombs Syria. “Strikes against the Syrian regime – without congressional input or authorization – shows a contempt for the U.S Constitution and is without legal justification”, by Jon Queally.

The Erdogan regime in Turkey supports the Trump-Macron airstrikes: here.

By Lamiat Sabin in London, England:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Protesters urge May to refrain from attacking Syria

PROTESTERS outside Downing Street delivered a letter to PM Theresa May today urging her to refrain from going to war in Syria.

Stop the War Coalition (StWC) supporters assembled on Whitehall for the emergency action after she and her Cabinet agreed yesterday that they will follow the lead of US President Donald Trump to not allow alleged chemical weapon attacks by Bashar al-Assad “go unchallenged.”

Protesters were also on the streets in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens today and further protests are planned in Bangor, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Exeter, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield and Swansea.

The StWC letter said: “There can be no justification for chemical weapon attacks or for the despicable bombing which targets civilians of the sort that we saw in Douma.

“But further military intervention is not the solution and can only extend the appalling suffering of the people of Syria.

“It also risks spreading the war across the Middle East and raises the frightening possibility of direct confrontation between nuclear armed powers.

“It is quite wrong to argue that these attacks are the price of non-intervention. In fact, foreign military intervention from all sides, including from our own government, has only served to deepen and prolong the war in Syria.

“Rather than backing the gung-ho foreign policy of the most inflammatory and xenophobic US president in history, the British government should be seeking political and diplomatic solutions to the tragic situation in Syria and to avoid anything that can escalate further the conflict in the region”, the letter adds.

Campaigners noted that only 22 per cent of respondents in a YouGov poll said that they would support air strikes on Syria.

Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon is one MP who has called for Ms May to allow Parliament a say on any plans for military action before the use of chemical weapons has been confirmed.

He told the Star: “We are in very dangerous times. At no point in my life have I been as genuinely worried for the future of our world.

“Any military intervention could escalate rapidly. Those beating the drums of war need to step back and let the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons do their job.

“Further military action in Syria could see the list of forces involved being US, UK, France, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Hezbollah, Iran and possibly Saudi Arabia.

“The threat of escalation is very real. I oppose this push for war. The PM must call a vote in Parliament.”

Protesters gather in Whitehall, London to protest the possible bombing of Syria Photo: @STWuk

Britain 13-17 April | Nationwide | Protests: Trump & May – No More Bombs on Syria: here.

Including:

Stop the Rush to War: Don’t Bomb Syria

Monday 16 April | 17:30

Parliament Square

London SW1

Theresa May has put RAF bombers on standby to start airstrikes on Syria. The stakes are obviously extremely high, but opinion polls suggest public opinion is firmly against military action. Only 22% of respondents in a YouGov poll said they would support airstrikes on Syria. More bombing would prolong the agony of the Syrian people and risk causing a catastrophic war with Russia.

We will be protesting on Monday when Parliament returns on Parliament Square from 5.30pm. Join us.

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