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Call for military personnel to disobey illegal orders to make war on sovereign powers

"All military personnel, from low ranking GI’s to the top generals and admirals, have an obligation to disobey illegal orders. Orders to carry out acts of war against a sovereign nation that is not threatening the U.S. are illegal orders." Jerry Condon, Veterans for Peace. This leading veterans’ organization is warning that a U.S. attack on Syria could lead to a nuclear war. Russian military forces in Syria will undoubtedly be among the targets of U.S. missiles. Russia has said it will shoot down U.S. missiles, and attack the “platforms from which they are fired,” i.e. U.S. ships.

US Veterans call for military personnel to disobey illegal orders to make war on sovereign powers.

“Why the rush to war?” asked Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace. “Why is the mass media cheerleading for war instead of asking hard questions? Why are Democratic and Republican politicians trying to out-do one another with calls for ever more massive attacks on Syria?

“There is no proof yet of a Syrian government gas attack, only a video made by a fundamentalist rebel group that wants more U.S. intervention. Even if the reports are true, a military response will only lead to more death and destruction, and dangerous escalations.

“We are talking about a direct confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers,” said Gerry Condon. “Why would the U.S. risk nuclear war over dubious chemical weapons claims?

“Veterans have longer memories than the press and the politicians,” said Condon. “We remember how we were lied into the Iraq War with false reports of ‘weapons of mass destruction.’ U.S. wars throughout the Middle East have caused millions of deaths and destroyed entire societies. Our soldiers and their families have also paid an extremely high price.”

“Veterans, GI’s and their families will not accept another war based on lies,” said Gerry Condon. “We will be protesting in the streets, in the suites, at media outlets and at military bases.

All military personnel, from low ranking GI’s to the top generals and admirals, have an obligation to disobey illegal orders. Orders to carry out acts of war against a sovereign nation that is not threatening the U.S. are illegal orders.

“We swore an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic,” said Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace. “Right now those enemies are those who would rush our country recklessly into another devastating war.”

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I published a press release. I did not republish an article. The article is by me, but really just based on the press release with little change. I gave it the title myself. The press release was from Veterans for Peace. It arrived in an email list about Syria. The article is exactly the press release, with a slight rearrangement to cite from the press release in the teaser.

Thanks Sheila, if there was more I wanted to read it that is all.

See above one of the banners we will hold at the protest in front of US embassy in Rome, tomorrow 14 april at 11 a.m.; also in Milano tomorrow there will be a protest in the streets tomorrow, at 6 p.m.

Many Italian politicians in the new Parliament are against any attack. Things have changed since the awful NATO attack on Lybia.

Protests in the streets in Western countries are needed against this new warmongering false-flag without no evidence and full of contradictions! (http://www.sibialiria.org/wordpress/?p=3533)

Marinella Correggia
No War Network
Project Truth against War