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NO U.S. ATTACK ON SYRIA!
Saturday August 31, 2013
9-11 AM across from Hilo’s
Bombs & Cruise Missiles are NOT
the Answer to the Violence in Syria!
What’s needed in Syria is humanitarian aid of food, medicine and shelter, along with international efforts for a cease fire, not bombs and cruise missiles to escalate the violence.
At this writing (8PM Hawaii time Aug. 28, 2013), there is no solid proof of chemical weapons use in Syria. If such weapons have been used, then by whom? The Syrian government, internal opposition fighters, outside forces? Is the alleged chemical attack being used as a ploy to justify U.S. and western intervention to topple the Assad government?
In Egypt, more than 1000 unarmed protesters have been killed by the military coup leaders there. Is the US calling for cruise missile strikes in Egypt, or even cutting off U.S. military aid?
Let’s be clear. The road to overthrowing Iran is through Syria.
What is taking place in the U.S. now over Syria is a sequel to the illegal attack on Iraq in 2003. President Obama has no legal constitutional authority to attack another country where there is no imminent threat to the U.S. Congress has not declared war on Syria, nor has the United Nations Security Council authorized the use of force. In short, the U.S. is threatening another illegal war under the cover of “humanitarian intervention.” The end result will be more innocent people killed, another country further destroyed. How many more countries will the U.S. turn to rubble? Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran, etc. Is the U.S.engaged in endless war? Will John Kerry hold the same phony vile of powder that Collin Powell held at the UN in 2003 in the lead up to the U.S. illegal attack on Iraq? Besides the arms makers, ask yourself who stands to benefit from western military action against Syria?
Don’t be tricked into supporting another illegal war. If U.S. cruise missiles fly into Syria, mobilize at downtown Federal Buildings, Post Offices, Congressional Offices and military bases at 4PM on the day of the attack. Meanwhile, sound the alarm with elected officials at all levels of government. Make your voice heard: “NO U.S. Attack on Syria!” “NO MORE WAR!” Put the $1.3 million being spent for every cruise missile, into food, medicine, shelter, schools, health care, job creation, and other unmet human needs.
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 30, 2013– 623rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office