Saturday, October 29, 2016

I won't sign the "Hands-off-Syria Coalition" petition

I won't sign this petition for more than one reason.  For example, the statement says: " This includes the right of the Syrian government to request and accept military assistance from other countries, as even the U.S. government has admitted."  I believe that we as progressive should reject the claims of legitimacy of the Syrian regime, as we should reject the legitimacy of the Jordanian and Israeli and Saudi and Qatari and Bahraini and Yemeni and Iranian regimes.  Also, the statement says: "It is not our business to support or oppose President Assad or the Syrian government."  I strongly disagree: it is our obligation as progressives to oppose the repressive and torturing regime of Bashshar Al-Asad and the mafiosi cronies of the ruling family.