Stop The War
Fooled By War Propaganda!
07, 2016 "Information
- Recently, a compelling photo of a bleeding
and seemingly confused young Syrian boy seated in an
ambulance in Aleppo was widely distributed and
commented upon in domestic and international news
media. In response, some journalists have called
for the Obama Administration to "take action,"
including bombing government military targets in
For Peace feels great sympathy for all of the
victims in Syria, and for all who have lost family
members, friends and loved ones in this terrible
Many of us
are veterans of military conflicts that were sold to
the American public with emotionally compelling but
misleading messages and images. We recognize and
denounce the manipulation of selected images of
human suffering as propaganda used to justify yet
further military violence, which will only lead to
more death and suffering. Why are we not seeing
images of suffering on both sides of the war in
Syria? Why is an image of an injured boy used to
call for yet more violence?
The "no fly
zones" and "safe zones" that some pundits are
calling for in Syria are acts of war that would lead
to more violence and destruction, as happened in
Libya, a nation that was virtually destroyed by a
so-called "humanitarian intervention."
zones" and “safe zones” would put U.S. Air Force
pilots in direct military confrontation with Russian
Air Force pilots, leading to a dangerous military
escalation between two nuclear powers - an
existential threat to all life on earth.
seen photo of the young Syrian boy is just the
latest and most graphic example of the psychological
warfare being waged against public opinion in the
U.S. and worldwide. Almost every day, the media
misrepresents the conflict in Syria as a fight
between democracy-loving “rebels” and the “brutal
dictator Assad.” What is actually happening in
Syria is foreign intervention to destroy the last
secular, multi-religious nation in the Middle East.
Violent extremist groups are receiving arms,
training, and support from the United States, and
billions of dollars from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two
undemocratic monarchies who have their own reasons
for seeking “regime change” in Syria.
that the only way to resolve the crisis in Syria and
to assist the victims of this conflict is to end the
fighting, not to escalate it. The Syrian people have
the right to elect their leaders and to determine
their own future.
We call on
the United States government to cease all military,
political and economic assistance to armed
opposition groups in Syria and to take actions to
pressure US allies to do the same.
For Peace further calls for an end to all economic
sanctions against Syria, especially of medicines,
including much needed cancer medicines.
We call on
the U.S. government to provide massive humanitarian
assistance for the millions of Syrian refugees, and
to allow more Syrian refugees into the United
Government has the right to defend itself from
foreign aggression and the “regime change” schemes
of the United States and its allies. We call on the
all parties to do their utmost to avoid killing
It is time
to bring the Syrian war to an end. It is time to
begin the hard work of healing the wounds of the
terrible war that has been imposed upon the people
of Syria. We must take responsibility for the role
of our own government. We must allow the people of
Syria and the Middle East to live in peace.