Syria

The United States is trying to destroy, the Syrian women in this video https://youtu.be/EhL8D0wYevo. Take a look at it, 18 minutes of interviews with people in Syria. These are the people, and this is the society, that the US is trying to destroy, and replace with a fundamentalist jihadist medievalism by arming and paying a terrorist invasion proxy army composed of ISIS and Al Qaeda and variants.

I prefer Syria over many places, and I prefer Syria particularly over fundamentalist medievalism. Syria is a secular, non-sectarian, multi-faith, modern, highly educated, and highly gender-equal socialist nation state, with a leader elected twice (most recently in 2014) and very well liked by his people, for good reason. This is FAR preferable to putting ISIS in charge, as is US policy. US policy is criminal, violates Nuremberg principles, violates all known human moral and justice principles. The makers of US policy on this are perpetrators of the most vile and gravest of crimes known to humanity. Russia is doing what it can to support the people shown in the video, the people that we (Americans) are trying to destroy. I don’t support their destruction. I support those people. I support Syria, and Assad.

The United States’ invasion of Syria, a US war by proxy in which the US pays and arms a mercenary army composed of ISIS and Al Qaeda (non-Syrians) to destroy Syria, divides people between “decent human beings”, and criminals.

Here are just a few of the decent human beings:

The Syrian peoplehttps://youtu.be/EhL8D0wYevo

President Bashar al-Assad http://syriatimes.sy/index.php/interviews/28767-president-assad-s-interview-with-japanese-tbs-tv-january-20-2017

Asma al-Assad https://youtu.be/-Du75qd8Pgk

Mark Taliano, “Voices from Syria” http://www.globalresearch.ca/voices-from-syria-new-e-book-by-mark-taliano-available-now/5569919

Tim Anderson, “The Dirty War on Syria” http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-dirty-war-on-syria/5491859

Tulsi Gabbard http://theduran.com/congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-blasts-obama-for-funding-isis-introduces-bill-to-stop-arming-terrorists-act/

Donald Trump (invalidated April 2017) “We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past…We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments…. Our goal is stability not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country [the United States]… We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism …In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will.” (As of April 2017 these statements by Trump are totally invalidated, by Trump himself)

Eva Bartlett https://www.facebook.com/EvaBoBeeva

Vanessa Beeley https://www.facebook.com/vanessa.beeley

Maria Finoshina https://www.facebook.com/RealMariaFinoshina/

Sara Abed https://www.facebook.com/sarah.abed

Stephen Gowans https://gowans.wordpress.com https://gowans.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/the-revolutionary-distemper-in-syria-that-wasnt/

Angelis Dania http://handsoffsyria.blogspot.se/2016/06/the-cause-and-instigation-of-war-on.html 

Father Daniël Maes https://www.sott.net/article/340726-Interview-with-Flemish-priest-in-Syria-Putin-and-Assad-saved-my-life

What about the Criminals?

The criminals infest both political parties in the United States. The US war against Syria began in 2011 and has continued through the last day of the Obama administration.

What about the nature of the crimes? These crimes are the gravest of crimes known to humanity. The Nuremberg Principles speak to the nature of these crimes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg_principles#Principle_VI

Principle VI

“The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:

(a) Crimes against peace:
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).

There is no jurisdiction in the world from which the United States does not exclude itself on such matters. Therefore the Nuremberg Principles don’t apply to the United States. However, Americans should have some familiarity with the Principles in principle, and indeed the Nuremberg Principles were authored in 1945, by Americans.

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  1. http://handsoffsyria.blogspot.se/2016/06/the-cause-and-instigation-of-war-on.html From the article:

    The essential component of the anti-Assad narrative that should come under scrutiny as a result, first and foremost, is the premise that the war in Syria began with a “brutal regime crackdown on peaceful protesters”.

    Given that subversive and deceitful tactics were declared in the US “regime-change manifesto” for Syria, and given also that the US has precedents of inventing pretexts for war, it then follows that the alleged crackdown on allegedly peaceful protesters was also a contrived pretext to instigate this regime-change war.

    One of the Syrian eyewitnesses to the events at the beginning of this war, Jesuit priest, Father Frans van der Lugt, stated that “I have seen from the beginning armed protesters in those demonstrations … they were the first to fire on the police. Very often the violence of the security forces comes in response to the brutal violence of the armed insurgents”

    [Testimony of Father Frans van der Lugt]
    https://mediawerkgroepsyrie.wordpress.com/…/bij-defaitisme…/

    It should be critically noted that the Syrian government responded to the protests by collating the reform demands of the Syrian people, and then implementing them into legislation. Perhaps the most significant of these came in the form of a new democratic constitution that was voted in by national referendum, and which included provisions for a multi-party system and presidential elections.

    Parliamentary and internationally observed presidential elections were then held in accordance with the nationally ratified constitution, giving Syrians the opportunity to vote for a President other than Dr. Bashar Al-Assad. President Assad won the elections by a large majority, and with a voter turnout of over 70%. The independent observers of the election gave their report to the UN in New York.

    [June 2014 election results]
    http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2734/

    [Election observers report to the UN]

    If the aim of the opposition is to remove President Assad from power, and if they claim that this is the will of most Syrians, then an independently observed election was an opportunity too good to refuse, to achieve their goal in a peaceful way.

    The opposition refused to participate in the elections, just as they refused dialogue with the Syrian government at every stage in this conflict, and refused to join the reform protesters who took part in the political process that brought about the reforms.

    When you observe the massively popular support that President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad has on the streets of Syria, it is no wonder that the opposition did not see the elections as an opportunity to achieve the US backed goal of regime-change.

    [Mass country-wide pro-Assad rallies]

    5. June 2016

  2. From an email sent by Tulsi Gabbard, January 25th, 2017:

    Email from Tulsi Gabbard:

    As much of Washington prepared for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, I spent last week on a fact-finding mission in Syria and Lebanon to see and hear directly from the Syrian people. Their lives have been consumed by a horrific war that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians and forced millions to flee their homeland in search of peace.

    It is clear now more than ever: this regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people.

    We met these children at a shelter in Aleppo, whose families fled the eastern part of the city. The only thing these kids want, the only thing everyone I came across wants, is peace. Many of these children have only known war. Their families want nothing more than to go home, and get back to the way things were before the war to overthrow the government started. This is all they want.

    I traveled throughout Damascus and Aleppo, listening to Syrians from different parts of the country. I met with displaced families from the eastern part of Aleppo, Raqqah, Zabadani, Latakia, and the outskirts of Damascus. I met Syrian opposition leaders who led protests in 2011, widows and children of men fighting for the government and widows of those fighting against the government. I met Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun and Prime Minister Hariri, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard, Syrian President Assad, Grand Mufti Hassoun, Archbishop Denys Antoine Chahda of Syrian Catholic Church of Aleppo, Muslim and Christian religious leaders, humanitarian workers, academics, college students, small business owners, and more.

    Their message to the American people was powerful and consistent: There is no difference between “moderate” rebels and al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) or ISIS — they are all the same. This is a war between terrorists under the command of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda and the Syrian government. They cry out for the U.S. and other countries to stop supporting those who are destroying Syria and her people.

    I heard this message over and over again from those who have suffered and survived unspeakable horrors. They asked that I share their voice with the world; frustrated voices which have not been heard due to the false, one-sided biased reports pushing a narrative that supports this regime change war at the expense of Syrian lives.

    I heard testimony about how peaceful protests against the government that began in 2011 were quickly overtaken by Wahhabi jihadist groups like al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) who were funded and supported by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the United States, and others. They exploited the peaceful protesters, occupied their communities, and killed and tortured Syrians who would not cooperate with them in their fight to overthrow the government.

    I met a Muslim girl from Zabadani who was kidnapped, beaten repeatedly, and raped in 2012, when she was just 14 years old, by “rebel groups” who were angry that her father, a sheep herder, would not give them his money. She watched in horror as masked men murdered her father in their living room, emptying their entire magazine of bullets into him.

    I met a boy who was kidnapped while walking down the street to buy bread for his family. He was tortured, waterboarded, electrocuted, placed on a cross and whipped, all because he refused to help the “rebels” — he told them he just wanted to go to school. This is how the “rebels” are treating the Syrian people who do not cooperate with them, or whose religion is not acceptable to them. Although opposed to the Assad government, the political opposition spoke strongly about their adamant rejection of the use of violence to bring about reforms. They argue that if the Wahhabi jihadists, fueled by foreign governments, are successful in overthrowing the Syrian state, it would destroy Syria and its long history of a secular, pluralist society where people of all religions have lived peacefully side by side. Although this political opposition continues to seek reforms, they are adamant that as long as foreign governments wage a proxy regime change war against Syria using jihadist terrorist groups, they will stand with the Syrian state as they work peacefully toward a stronger Syria for all Syrians.

    Originally, I had no intention of meeting with Assad, but when given the opportunity, I felt it was important to take it. I think we should be ready to meet with anyone if there’s a chance it can help bring about an end to this war, which is causing the Syrian people so much suffering.

    I return to Washington, DC with even greater resolve to end our illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government. From Iraq to Libya and now in Syria, the U.S. has waged wars of regime change, each resulting in unimaginable suffering, devastating loss of life, and the strengthening of groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS.

    I call upon Congress and the new Administration to answer the pleas of the Syrian people immediately and support the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. We must stop directly and indirectly supporting terrorists — directly by providing weapons, training and logistical support to rebel groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIS; and indirectly through Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, and Turkey, who, in turn, support these terrorist groups. We must end our war to overthrow the Syrian government and focus our attention on defeating al-Qaeda and ISIS.

    The U.S. must stop supporting terrorists who are destroying Syria and her people. The U.S. and other countries fueling this war must stop immediately. We must allow the Syrian people to try to recover from this terrible war.

    Thank you,

    Tulsi

    PAID FOR BY TULSI FOR HAWAIʻI

  3. And Tulsi Gabbard again is right on this issue as she has been for a long time. She is just about the only person in congress, and one of only two people in government in DC, Donald Trump being the other, who say that our regime change terrorist war by proxy against Syria must finally now after 6 years of American terrorism be brought to an end. We must stop arming and funding terrorists to destroy Syria.

    The rest of our US government are truly mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging hate mongers, along with everyone else who has supported this horror of an American war of aggression, led by the Democratic Party that for a long time now bears absolutely no resemblance to the Democratic Party we once knew, now completely undermined by neocon infestation

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