Military Families Speak Out grieves for the Syrian families who lost loved ones or were injured in the recent Syrian chemical attack. We know this pain. We know war, violence and destruction are not the answer to the world’s problems. We have grave concerns over our military’s deepening involvement in Syria as well as Iraq, and Yemen. We continually rely on military intervention when we have been told multiple times, that there is no military solution to the problems in the Middle East, and the region. We need determined diplomacy to reach a political solution in Syria and the region. We must increase humanitarian aid.
MFSO is a member group of United for Peace & Justice and we support their message, below:
“Once again, the United States is sliding towards a wider war in the Middle East. Only two days after the first allegations of the use of chemical weapons against a village in Syria, the United States has attacked an air base in Syria with more than fifty sea launched cruise missiles. With both Russian and U.S. forces on the ground and in the air in Syria, the risk of a wider war is real.
Both the United Nations Charter and the Chemical Weapons Convention provide means for international investigation and sanction of the use of prohibited weapons. Unilateral use of military force in these circumstances by the United States, which has not been attacked and is not in imminent danger of attack, is unlawful.”
Call the White House 202-456-1111 and your Senators and Congressional Representatives 202-224-3121 and tell them that military action only increases the dangers and intensifies the humanitarian catastrophe in the region.
Please Call Today – it takes just a few minutes. Remember to identify yourself as someone who has a loved one in the military.
These calls are logged and counted by the White House and by members of Congress – MFSO voices matter and, if we are persistent, can affect votes.
Then let’s hit the streets and Say NO To U.S. Military Intervention in Syria!! YES to diplomacy!
Go to www.unitedforpeace.org and www.veteransforpeace.org to find a demonstration in your community or work with others to organize a demonstration and post. Send details to MFSO@mfso.org so we can post it on our website and Facebook page.