Monday, December 19, 2011

What if the U.S. Attacks Iran or Syria?

Below is an advance posting of the resolution that was adopted by the Midwest Antiwar Mobilization yesterday (Sunday, December 18, 2011).

[See also the #NoIranWar blog post - seven things to think about when the U.S. talks about an attack on Iran.]

1. MWAM commits to an Emergency Response demonstration at Federal Plaza in the event of a military attack by land, sea, or air by the U.S. or its proxy Israel or NATO on Syria or Iran. If news of the attack comes in the morning, before noon Central time, assemble the same day at 5 p.m. at Federal Plaza. If news of an attack comes after noon Central time, assemble the following day at 5 p.m. at Federal Plaza.

2. MWAM commits to mobilizing in advance maximum other groups and individuals to endorse and participate in this Emergency response. [See alert below.]

3. MWAM commits to an educational campaign about the importance of opposing U.S. attacks on Syria and Iran since the efforts of the U.S. government to lie about and demonize the leadership, government, system, and culture of these two countries make a lot of people unclear about what stand to take in case of a U.S. attack.

4. MWAM also commits to opposing threats of U.S. aggression on any other sovereign countries around the world.


The following alert was adopted by the Midwest Antiwar Mobilization yesterday (Sunday, December 18, 2011).

ALERT--
BE PREPARED FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH ATTACKS ON IRAN OR SYRIA!

The government has been escalating its threats against both Iran and Syria--and has imposed more and more sanctions, tried to destabilize both of them, and more.

We need to protest this and also prepare for a big demonstration of outrage if the U.S. government or one of its proxies (such as Israel or NATO) openly launches a military attack. We should be ready to come out for an emergency protest.

It is the responsibility of Americans to try to stop U.S. aggression against any sovereign nation that has not attacked the U.S.

The U.S. claims to uphold democracy and the rule of law, but in fact international law in the UN Charter and elsewhere condemns such aggression as a crime. Regardless of what excuse the U.S. gives for attacking another people, we must firmly oppose such U.S. slaughter of human beings.

The U.S. has no right to prowl around the world, looking for opportunities to gain control of more countries. We know from long experience of unending U.S. wars that they are only for the benefit of the super-rich who want to expand the U.S. empire and get control over other peoples’ resources, markets, labor power and strategic locations, while blocking their rivals.

The corporate media is constantly used to demonize those the U.S. government targets and to promote hysteria in a buildup to war. Meanwhile, they omit or downplay what the government really wants in its reckless military assaults. Regardless of what anyone thinks of the heads of other governments or their systems and culture, it is our duty to try to hold back the bloody hands of the U.S. government. This is how we fight for peace and justice--against the world’s greatest terrorist.

If an attack begins in the morning, before noon our time, everyone should assemble that day at 5 p.m. at the Federal Plaza. If the attack comes later, we will protest at 5 p.m. the next day.

THE CALL TO COME OUT WILL BE GIVEN ON LINE. BUT THE LATEST NEWS WILL TELL YOU WHEN TO COME OUT TO FEDERAL PLAZA. SEE YOU THERE. ORGANIZE YOUR TELEPHONE TREES NOW.


Related posts

"Humanitarian intervention" -- the great pretext for US intervention in Africa. Glenn Greenwald gave an outstanding talk in Chicago in May, 2012, in which he warned against humanitarian interventions: "The US -- no, everybody -- always says the reason for military intervention is 'humanitarian.'  . . . "

(See Greenwald Was Right: "Humanitarian" War in Syria? It's Just More War)








September 10, 2014 in Chicago - Andy Thayer introduces speakers from 8th Day Center for Justice, Anti-War Committee of Chicago, Gay Liberation Network, No Drones Network, Veterans for Peace, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and World Can't Wait, all speaking against the Obama administration's latest war escalation.

(See Obama Didn't Invent Permawar. He Just Perfected It.)


It's way too easy to launch U.S. missiles. (Maybe if it were a little more costly, challenging, or painful to carry out these attacks, they would at least require someone to give an explanation that makes sense first.)

(See AMERICANS: Happy As Long As They're Blowing Something Up )