Whatever Congress may decide, a U.S. military strike against Syria will still be illegal, immoral and dangerous, even reckless, says Phyllis Bennis
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British MPs’ arguments and information were influenced by a strong public opinion against war, itself a product of a mass movement which didn’t stop a war ten years ago but has prevented a further one now.
Western intervention in Syria, or anywhere else in the Middle East, would cause greater displacement and war.
Military intervention, economic sanctions and arms sales have fuelled problems in the Middle East, not solved them.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a violent crackdown in Egypt while the British government continues arms sales.
Whatever is behind the timing of the current scare, Obama's rebrand of the 'war on terror' has been, not just an abject failure, but as deeply counter-productive and almost as brutal as the original.
For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces.
Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.
It is now clear, as indeed it was in 2003, that most people have no wish to embroil Britain militarily in the Middle East.
Stop the War Coalition national officer Kevin Ovenden looks at the arguments about whether protest makes a difference - and what we need to do now.
Instead of facing 35 years in jail, Bradley Manning should receive the gratitude of us all for the service he has done humanity with his courage and compassionate action.
We must assume the Americans asked the British government to nab Glenn Greenwald's partner, shake him down and take his personal effects.
Bradley Manning has shown that he stands on the side of humanity. Now he is paying the price for it.
There is no victory in Afghanistan but hawks in Washington insist US forces stay till 2024, continue the nation-building project, and beat back the insurgency.
Despite his own role in Afghanistan and Iraq, General Sir David Richards does not allow catastrophic failure to get in the way of calling for yet more war
Exports to Saudi Arabia include vehicles, military communications equipment, crowd-control ammunition, hand grenades, smoke/pyrotechnic ammunition and teargas.