The West was threatening air strikes on
David Cameron has called a meeting of the National Security Council for Wednesday to discuss military options. He has recalled parliament on the following day to debate
Labour MP and chair of the Stop the War Coalition Jeremy Corbyn told Socialist Worker, “Cameron has re-called parliament to sanction another war.
“Western intervention will kill many more people and have all the unintended consequences of
Foreign secretary William Hague rolled out the old refrain that they want to wage war because of “humanitarian need”.
He claims that an attack will “protect civilians”—which would make it legal without a UN mandate.
But the West is not interested in the needs of the Syrian people, whose revolution for freedom and democracy began in February 2011.
The barbaric response from Assad’s regime has killed more than 100,000 Syrians. Many more have become refugees.
Any intervention by the Western imperialist powers will only make the situation worse—as the experience of
A Western bombing campaign did not improve the lives of ordinary Libyans.
Western powers are no strangers to the use of chemical weapons. From carpet bombing
But the taste of defeat in
The West has significant firepower in the region. It can launch missiles without any aircraft entering Syrian airspace.
But western leaders know that taking on the Syrian military is a much greater task than they faced in
In reality they are only interested in pursuing their own strategic interests. Supporting the revolution means keeping their hands off it.
As Bassem Chit, a revolutionary socialist in
“The Syrian people and all Arab people can be free once we all stand in unison, from the Gulf to the Ocean, against dictatorships and imperialism.”
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