News Conference at National Press Club Calls for End of US Warplanes over Syria

Yesterday (8/8/17) Roots Action held a news conference in DC. Speakers spoke about the reasons behind a petition to Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for removal of all U.S. military aircraft from Syrian skies.

Speakers included: CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou; Former State Department official Matthew Hoh; Christie Edwards, of the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict; David Swanson, World Beyond War; Norman Solomon, RootsAction.org.

For further information:
Norman Solomon solomonprogressive@gmail.com
David Swanson david@davidswanson.org, text: (415) 488-3606

RootsAction.org is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection — and defunding endless wars. RootsAction is endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

  • aarky

    Obama and the US were suckered into Syria by the Israelis. We blundered and bungled our way in with arming and equipping Anti Assad forces who promptly gave their guns and ammo to Al-Nusra after a token battle. All those extra weapons has lead to thousands more deaths. The incremental mission creep brought more and more US military and fighter planes into the battle. Who decided that the US should lead to charge to retake Raqqa from ISIS? That the US refuses to even talk to Iran and the Syrians is the stupidest part of the bungle and blunder campaign. We have literally killed hundreds of Syrian soldiers by bombing and strafing their camps at night with the claim,”OOPS, our mistake” rather than a call to the Syrians. It goes on and on. The old VN Pogo cartoon still applies, “We have met the enemy and they is us”.