Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Stop Obama’s Military Aggression Against Syria

Paul Craig Roberts
Activist Post

Many are asking what can be done to stop the pending US attack on Syria.

Two things can be done.

One is for the US Congress to realize that it does not save America’s face for Congress to endorse a policy that has been rejected by the rest of the world, including Washington’s closest ally, Great Britain. For Congress to endorse what the UN Secretary General and the President of Russia have made unequivocally clear would be a war crime under international law harms, not rescues, America’s reputation. Doing the wrong thing to save face does not succeed.

In the event that Congress fails to understand the real stakes and votes to support a criminal action, the second thing that can be done to stop the attack is for most other countries in the world – China, India, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Iran, South Africa, the European and South American countries – to add their clear unequivocal statements to those of the UN General Secretary and President Putin that an American attack on Syria that is not authorized by the UN Security Council is a war crime.

Expression by the governments of the world of this truthful statement would make it clear to Washington that it is isolated from the world community. For Obama to proceed in an act of aggression in the face of united opposition would destroy all influence of the US government and make it impossible for any officials of the Obama regime to travel abroad or to conduct business with other governments. What government would conduct business with a war criminal government? It is up to the governments of the world to make it clear to Washington that the US government is not above the law and will be held accountable.

This article first appeared at Paul Craig Roberts' new website Institute For Political Economy.  Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.

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Hide Behind said...

Notice that Mr. Roberts talkd as if a Congressional endorcement has legal status,Mr. Roberts you have ever since you began by kissing Ronald Regan and his VP Bush's ass's been no more than an establishmentarian shill no matter how the people were getting screwed.
You may well be one of best Professional Political economist the powers that be have ever bought.
Much like all elder statesmen frauds and media pimps come age and you may himt in opposition now without fear of retribution by those asses and ehat nots you brnt over for.
You partook of how many years 40-50 of no more than a talking head for presidents and financial individuals role playing as ypu watched them invade nation after nation right from before Regans election that you helped pull off.
What group of nations onto todays political climate dares buck the economic might of US let alone its military threat to sny that do when each leader no matter whom knows that already some arpund them are already on US and Every white eurocentrics. payrolls.
Hell africa has but one real national African ruler that is not trying to become Euro White and hell he is runnning for his life in Central Africa.
Mr. Roberts must still realy need a job or cannot dare to see reality or.....
There is no legal power of any damned remnant of Congress to tell the Executive Branch "NO"!
And roberts knows this as he kissed enough of DC,s power based ass and now does not thousands
Those close to 500 elected and their staffs of ten thousands. who play the games for public while filling own political and monetary needs for friends and familys, the vast majority owe their jobs to 50 in upper house and 50 in lower houses that are thein the publics eyes the party powers.
This article is but an article to fill a blank spot and to hide the reality of just hoee "F'ed up this nation realy is.

Anonymous said...

When people ask the question "what can be done to stop the pending US attack on Syria" I assume they mean what is it that people can do to help stop this attack. However, it is answered above as though the question excludes 'we the people' and only speaks about what governments can do.

This is a poor commentary at a time when everybody can make a difference - and it is the fact of their 'getting active' which is the key to stopping this war - all wars. Julian

Anonymous said...

NPR discussed the fact today that our elected officials are hearing a large outcry from their constituents against the U.S. strikes on Syria.
Google the following: how to write your Senators and Representatives, and take 5 minutes to write them concerning this issue! Let us all do our part to prevent a possible WW3.

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