A rebuttal to Obama’s war against Syria: A point by point refutation
President Obama just made a statement about the courses of military action that he is committed to taking against Syria.
No matter what your position on the potential U.S. strikes on Syria (I’m against), all I ask is, DON’T be a hater who denies the existence of the grassroots youth who began the Syrian revolution out of hope for real freedom and out of their rising expectation for real change, hope that had nearly died in the fifty-year police state that has ruled Syria.
Partners in Life & Partners for Justice
The Nyack-Area Peace Award was established in 2006 by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) to recognize unheralded groups or individuals who work tirelessly for justice and reconciliation in the region where FOR-USA is headquartered.
There was a recent political drawing in the International Herald Tribune which showed high piles of skulls with signs on them which said “Killed by Assads Machine Guns,” “Killed by Assads Tanks,” and two men with U.N. on their coats saying, “If they really were killed by chemical weapons we’ll have to stop Assad.”
It is a tradition for the pious to fast from dawn to dusk during the Ten Days of Teshuvah, as it is written, “I am with them in distress.” (Psalm 91:15) Suffering is ever before us. We mourn the unnecessary loss of life that stems from preventable harm: racial, gender, and economic oppression, police violence, military occupation, forced dispossession, and deadly conflict.