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By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Syria: Protesting alone is not enough to stop the war

An attack on Syria will not be a walk in the park. Nor is the US invincible. Protesting alone is not enough to stop the war. The war criminals want us to just hold signs at a gathering and then go home.

4 September 2013

More people protested against the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq than against the Vietnam War, and the US was at odds with its allies France and Germany in addition to Russia and China, but the invasion still went through in 2003.

We cannot mobilize "the day of" or "the day after" an attack against the Syrian people. It is too late then. A crime is in the process of being committed in front of the eyes of the entire whole world. Damascus one of the most ancient cities in the world and a model of co-existence is about to be bombed after approximately more then two years of bloodletting, which has been the handiwork of the governments of the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the UK, France, and Jordan.

We need to be proactive and "prevent" a war, regardless of the shape that it takes. The real R2P is ours, the "Responsibility to Prevent War." It is all our responsibilities. We all know that the genuine international community is against the aggression that the US and France government are planning against the Syrian Arab Republic.

There needs to be some mechanism or strategy that pushes for the personal accountability of those that want to start wars. There need to be economic, political, social, legal, and psychological consequences for these warmongers and so-called "leaders" who are spreading division and refuse to end their international aggression. Legal action needs to be taken against Obama and key officials in his administration and, if they authorize war, the US Congress in addition to civil disobedience. Maybe this can start through various courts around the world.

The lives of people like Obama need to be disrupted in every way possible and they need to become social lepers. They need to know that what they want is unacceptable and we wont let them get away with such crimes any longer.

I remember the threats of Donald Rumsfeld and George Bush Jr. against Iraqi troops saying that they could not say "they were just following orders." The people that will take part in any strikes need to all be informed of this and have their potential involvement documented too.

I think we need ideas on how to implement action along these lines.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
September 4, 2013.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an interdisciplinary sociologist, award-winning author, and noted geopolitical analyst. He is the author of "The Globalization of NATO".

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