Please take a look at the resources below, even if you are in the pro-“rebel” camp (and choose to ignore the huge influx of non-Syrian, US/Saudi-backed, paid and ideological mercenaries).  It isn’t a merely black and white issue, wherein if you don’t take the side of the (al-Qaeda majority, Saudi and US-backed) rebels you are thus pro-government.  It is actually possible to examine Syria without projecting the typical Western, colonial, know-better attitude.

What is genuinely needed is the political solution that the Syrian government has already shown willingness to participate in, unlike certain mercenary-rebel-elements and their backers.

Bottom line: another Libya, another Iraq… won’t “help” Syria and certainly won’t “surgically remove” perceived threats to the US’s existence.

What a potential bloody “humanitarian” “right-to-protect” (right to bomb and pillage) intervention will do is rape yet another country of everything, including its culture, history, identity, and of course people… and further colonial interests and power in the region of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon… and on to Iran. 

Even for the indignant Arab-Springers who truly believe in a people’s revolution and are unwilling to recognize the US/Zionist/Saudi hand behind many recent “revolutions”…can you truly justify endorsing or allowing another US/NATO “humanitarian” pillage of a nation, and with that pillage all of the deaths and maimings that will follow?

Any claims of chemical weapons’ usage in Syria have thus far applied to the “rebels” or in the more recent allegations, have no actual evidence to back the claims, are highly spurious and advantageous to the imperialist goals of “humanitarian” bombing.

If you truly care about loss of lives, just honestly, seriously think what US/NATO bombings on Syria will mean.  It will not be “surgical” and would not last a “mere” few days.  It will be the devastation of yet another of the countries the US and the West has a vested interest in toppling, installing a puppet regime in, and controlling the resources of/flowing through.

Pepe Escobar

Syria Solidarity Movement

Corbett Report

Stephan Gowans

Taylor Report

Global Research


Thanks to David Rovics for his usual courageous political music:

The president’s speaking, fifty years to the day
If the great man were here now, what would he say
With all the people in prison, and all the kids in the street
With the Navy sending in the Fifth Fleet
The president’s speaking, oh how things change
Now it’s Syria, not Vietnam, in the firing range
Every hour or so I look at my phone
To see if we’ve sent in the cruise missiles and drones

Has the bombing begun, have we failed again
To stop the war machine from killing more innocent children

The president’s speaking, in the August sunshine
Turn on the TV you won’t find a sign
That there’s something slightly ironic that it should be now
That we’re waiting to find out precisely how
The buildings will fall and the people will die
The fathers will hold their lifeless children and cry
How could they do this, did they accomplish their task
So, at the top of each hour I ask

See the refugees streaming, even more than last week
Kids too traumatized even to speak
Hoping to find somewhere, maybe a tent
Wondering where their hopes and dreams all went
There’s a demo this evening, as the missiles rain down
I and some others will head into the center of town
Bear witness again to unspeakable crime
And ask the terrible question one more time

Has the bombing begun, have we failed again
To stop the war machine from killing more innocent children”


  1. Thank you for this rare voice of sanity. It’s horrifying how many western Palestine supporters – and even Palestinians – have fallen for the vicious propaganda and are going along with the imperialist agenda in Syria.

    But the destruction of proud, anti-imperialist Syria would be an absolute tragedy for the world and a massive blow to Palestine, as well as yet another barbaric and unforgivable crime against a sovereign and independent people. An entirely unnecessary bloodbath in the pursuit of profits and domination.

    We need more people who are willing to speak out against the tide of corporate war propaganda and tell the people the truth about the war crimes being committed in their name. In fact, we need to convince media workers in the West to pull the plug on the criminal broadcasters who pump out the lies that prepare us for war.

    No cooperation!

  2. I support Eva Bartlett’s statement fully. It exposes the hypocrisy of the US and its continuing violation of international law.

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