Is this a joke? I know that you can't trust anything on the Middle East from the Zionist Nation magazine but this is like a farce. The signatories to this statement, like Sadiq Al-Azm, have been advocates of NATO intervention from the very beginning and most of the writers here work in Gulf regimes media, which have been calling for MORE--not less--US intervention in Syria. Burhan Ghalyun is even one of the signatories. Their protest is not against US military intervention in Syria but against US agreement with Russia over the cease-fire. But those nuances are too inconvenient fro the Zionist policies of the Nation magazine.