The Grim, Relentless March To War With Syria

Polls show Americans overwhelmingly reject any form of US military intervention in Syria’s civil war, with as little as 4% support for an invasion. Peace protests have sprung up, with further demonstrations planned this weekend ahead of a likely war vote in both houses of Congress next week.

Even active military service members have asserted a resounding rejection of this

conflict, some photographing themselves holding signs in front of their faces to avoid retaliation. Images posted to Twitter, Facebook and the wider web state that, “I will not fight for Al Qaeda in Syria.”

Reports out of the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg show similar rejection of this proposed action. Only France seems ready to commit to the US coalition. Russia has stood firmly against the US demands, and the Chinese spokesman argued that the price of oil would spike in the event of a new war. The Pope urged politicians to “lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution.” As details of the meetings emerged, Time assessed that, “Apart from France, no one was ready to take up arms with the U.S. in Syria...”


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