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THANK YOU FOR SAYING “NO” TO WAR

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Just a few weeks ago the US government appeared dead set on attacking Syria. Media such as CNN seemed to be pushing for war with discussions where all sides want war.*  Meanwhile the powerful lobby group AIPAC was sending hundreds of their members to Congress to press for authorization for war. **
Secretary of State Kerry seemed to be pounding the drums of war more feverishly each day.
Now things look vastly more optimistic. Diplomacy and cooler heads have prevailed, at least for the moment.

 

OUR THANKS go to…..

  • The American people for saying loudly and clearly “We do NOT want another war.”

  • The British Parliament which said NO they will not join an attack.

  • Our Congressional representatives who listened and spoke out.

  • President Obama who listened and made the crucial decision.

Let’s hope this will be the start of a new era in international relations and US foreign policy.  The  credibility of our country is enhanced when the President listens to the American people and the international community  and when we respect and abide by international law.

Board of Directors, Mt Diablo Peace and Justice Center

* http://www.fair.org/blog/2013/08/28/the-new-crossfire-where-both-sides-support-war-with-syria/

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/15-0

** http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/world/middleeast/lobbying-group-for-israel-to-press-congress-on-syria.html

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/09/aipac-on-an-island-politico-report-says-israel-lobby-alone-in-pushing-for-war-in-syria.html

 

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