Saturday, September 7, 2013
Syria- contact your Congressperson today
Please contact your Congressperson. Urgent.
Sacramento Progressive Alliance
The Sacramento Progressive Alliance opposes U.S. military intervention in the civil war in Syria.
The U.S. and the international community must condemn the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria and support the United Nations inspectors’ efforts to discover the perpetrators of such violence. But even if it is determined that chemical weapons were used by the Assad regime, a unilateral air strike by the United States would not cease that threat. U.S. air power cannot surgically take out those individuals who can deploy such weapons. What it will do is kill many innocent civilians. And our experience in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates that United States troops on the ground may only serve to increase the level of violence in civil wars.
We believe that the international community should provide humanitarian aid to the millions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and elsewhere in the region. In addition, the U.S. and all other countries should engage in the necessary diplomacy to press Russian and Iran to participate in a mobilization of the U.N. Security Council to expand its future monitoring of chemical stocks, as well as increasing pressure toward holding the long promised peace conference in Geneva designed to engage Syrian parties, military leaders, and political players to promote and end to the violence in Syria.
Passed. Sept.6, 2013.
Recorded by Dr. Duane E. Campbell
The Sacramento Progressive Alliance is a 5,000 member active grassroots membership organization in the Sacramento Valley. We are affiliated with United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), the largest peace and justice coalition in the United States.