Friday, April 07, 2017

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TRNN: Trump, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: What We Know, What We Don't, and the Dangers Ahead - Further military engagement by the U.S. is not the way to end the horrific carnage in Syria. by Phyllis Bennis
And we know that the bombing of Syria in 2013 was averted, despite President Obama’s “red line” being crossed, because an enormous US and global campaign against such a disastrous escalation made it politically too costly to launch a new US war. This was a president willing but not eager, or driven, to go to war. When Obama turned decision-making over to Congress, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States called and wrote and emailed their representatives, urging them to prevent a new war. In some offices calls were running six or seven hundred to one against a new bombing campaign.

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