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To US President Obama and President Rouhani of Iran: As citizens around the world horrified by the slaughter of innocents in Syria, we call on you to put aside your differences and meet to find a diplomatic path forward that brings all parties to the...

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Col N. (56)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:05 am
This AVAAZ petition has collected 50,000 signatures in the last hour.... for a total of 219,257 signatures since it was sent to me this morning.... when One Million signatures is reached it will be sent to President Obama and President Rouhani (Iran) with a request that the world wants to see them sit down and talk about a solution to the Syrian crisis.

Sascha Harper (295)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:08 am
signed, noted

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:56 am

Natasha Salgado (511)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:38 am
Done! Thx Col

Col N. (56)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:09 am
278,668 and counting - the AVAAZ petition site really rocks... we can get to 1,000,000 in a couple of days at this rate....before President Obama has his Tuesday briefing..... please take part. AVAAZ is instrumental in World problems: see example below - a recent victory

Marte Dalelv was sexually assaulted while visiting Dubai, but when she reported it to the police, she was sentenced to 16 months in prison for "extra-marital sex"! When Ingrid read about Marte's case, she started a petition on Avaaz calling on the Dubai and Norwegian governments to ensure Marte's release.

That release came just a few days ago.... it can be done when the world wants to see justice.

. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:18 pm
signed and noted.

Just Carole (341)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:40 pm


Thanks for posting, Col.

Col N. (56)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:34 pm
318,990 signatures and counting - nearly 100,000 signatures since I first posted this...please tell others to sign this petition - lets send a really strong message to President Obama and find a peaceful solution to the Syrian Crisis

Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:54 pm
Done, thanks Col and Carole for the forward.

Aurea Walker (186)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:01 pm
I will definitely date myself with this post (63 years young) "HELL NO WE WON'T GO) just as appropriate now as it was during the Vietnam war! The ultimate irony not only did we lose a lot of our young men needlessly in that stupid war, our tax dollars rebuilt their country after the war. Oh and then of course evil/devil/Halliburton cheney and his war for profit for him and his buddie$. Look where Irag is now? Worse than when we went to war with them, on fictitious "facts" finally as we used to say "fighting for peace is like fcuking for virginity" yes, I have empathy for the Syrians and hope that somehow they can resolve their issues without more bloodshed and the killing/gassing of innocent children and adults. Just not off the blood, sweat and tears of our soldiers.

Lisa Neste (695)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:01 pm
Signed, thanks Col for the post & Carol for the forward.

Jim Phillips (3215)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:10 pm
AVAAZ petition signed.

Also asked a question to the U.S. State Department: Will the US and Iran to start talks and start saving lives now? Will you bring all to the table and find a diplomatic solution to Syria now? No war in Syria.


Ty, Col & "C".

. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:10 pm
Signed and Noted.

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:24 pm
signed with so much sadness as I dont see an end to this in the near future.......

Thomas P. (468)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:30 pm
Noted and signed...thanks and thanks to Carole for forwarding.

Gene Jacobson (245)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:30 pm
I posted this on another story, TomCat's post on Syria as he explained why he opposed this country taking hostile action against Syria now. I'd like to share that here too. If I might. The quote is Tom's. The rest mine.

"So, which ever option I choose, it is as likely that I will be wrong, as it is that I will be right. Given a situation, where I can so easily be wrong, that if I am, I choose to err on the side of peace. I would vote No."

Well, I agree, Tom, but I was there the moment I heard of the incident, and nothing since has changed my mind. There are a number of reasons though for my opinion. First, and foremost, for me personally, is that I do not believe any human being has the right to take another human life except in defense of self or another. So, I am pretty much against violence as a tool of policy or personal expression in any form, at all times anyway. That doesn't mean there aren't times when history has required people of peace to take up arms lest a greater evil be done - as in the world stopping the Holocaust, for one example.

In the beginning of this incident it was unclear who did what. Even now what I read says we are 98% sure it was Assad, who says it was the Sunni rebels, which makes some sense given that the whispers are Saudi Arabia supplied the ricin. Why would they give such a weapon to Assad? It is Sunni insurgents fighting him, Saudi is Sunni. Perhaps he got them elsewhere, Iran or Russia, I doubt Iran could weaponize it so if Iran has such, they likely got it from Russia or China, or had it leftover from the Shah, in which case WE probably made it. In this mess, I am not sure it is possible to tell who did what to whom. Only when is certain.

What else is certain, to me, is that if the US were to bomb Syria, it would be impossible to target Assad, or rebel leadership even. So we would hit other targets we consider military. But the people of this region are not above using children as shields, indeed it is part of their strategy going back centuries, used extensively in the Iran-Iraq stalemate late last century, and still being done anywhere an attack is expected so the attacked may take pictures and claim the attackers targeted children. I wouldn't put it paste these people to go to bombed out buildings and paint rec crosses on them after the bombings for Al Jazeera to take pictures of.

What I am certain of is that if we bomb Syria, a lot more innocents are going to die, at our hand. We are not, as Lona points, the worlds policeman, though we like to act as if we are, both sides politically are driven by an insatiable desire to interfere in other countries internal issues and not just when genocide is occurring there (which would be an appropriate time for me - defense of another), just to be seen as powerful. Power is a horrible thing, having it, exercising it, wanting it has led to more bloodshed than any other idea because the desire for power is personal, political and religious based, so it is is insatiable this desire. One person or group or country can never have too much because as soon as one has it, one begins to worry about others coming to take it away or to show they have more. It is a male thing and it is disgusting, but it is also our species history.

The strongest argument for action is also spurious in my opinion. This being if someone does NOT act, then other groups will no longer feel constrained from using chemical or biological weapons. A sort of the dam has already broken argument. But WE are still the only country EVER to use a nuclear weapon against another country. The only one. It isn't as if others don't have them. But after the first two, never again. So, I don't know that not acting here necessarily means other groups will get and use chemical or biological weapons. I don't see a bombing as a deterrent or a way to prevent more loss of life and that would be the only circumstance under which I could support action now.

Over the last couple years I've read a series of historical novels by a woman named Jacqueline Winspear, her Maisie Dobbs novels. They are smart, with a strong female protagonist set in the years just after WWI, she begins as a servant girl, but very bright, is sort of adopted by the people she works for and gets an education, great books, but the historical detail is just magnificent. She served as a nurse in WWI in France, dealing with trench war fare and men who had been gassed. Nerve agents, like ricin, horrible, and the books through the series talks about the difficulty those men had in finding work, many were permanently disabled. The books also talk about what it was like for women then with nearly a whole generation of English men killed in that war and no husbands available, how those women had to cope with that, with being the breadwinners, all sorts of issues. England had problems like Germany, the same that led to the second WW, high unemployment, no jobs, and a generation of young men dead or disabled, industries crushed, companies destroyed. Interesting stuff to me, historical works, both fictional and not, is how I got to it. But the consequences of using chemical weapons, mustard gas it was in WWI, led to it being outlawed in war. Yet here we have it being used in a country the size of North Carolina. Does that require someone be spanked? I should think so. But who and how are just not things we can know now and so my vote too, has to be no.

I would support the UN going after the makers of such weapons, demanding they all be turned in and destroyed, the makers punished, but it has no such power and the 5 permanent members are the makers, for the most part, and would veto any such action anyway. One of the reasons we need a REAL world wide government and a world court with actual teeth. Because that is where THIS should be decided, haul Assad off to the Hague, let the proofs be presented and he be tried. That is a civilized reaction. Bombing is not.

Angelika R. (146)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:31 pm
already signed some daysd ago, thx for posting!

Gene Jacobson (245)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:31 pm
Oh, and petition signed. That might have been obvious.

Just Carole (341)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:34 pm

Just a thought . . .

The sad thing is that we, as world citizens, even need to instruct our governments to try peace and diplomacy first.


tasunka m. (334)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:39 pm
Signed, along with hundred others trying to give peace a chance
Thanks Carole

Alice C. (1797)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:13 pm

Dandelion G. (381)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:14 pm
Thank you for posting this petition, I've already signed, but these petitions certainly can't be placed on here enough.

If you want a link where there is a list of petitions please go to the hotlink below. There is a list of them at the top and then some hotlinks to some new petitions that have been added by other members.

Please sign as many as you can, the more signatures the better and let others know of these Petitions.

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:23 pm

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:29 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and fb shared. Thanks Col and Carole for the forward.

Lyn Z. (295)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:30 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Carole.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:49 pm
Signed for the Syrian people. Signed for peace.

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:51 pm
TY Just C, noted and signed.

Shirley S. (172)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:55 pm
Noted & signed with passion !!

Joy Wong (73)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:00 pm
Noted and signed.

Friday September 6, 2013, 7:07 pm
noted and signed petition on 9-06-13.

Robert O. (12)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:09 pm
Thanks! Let's now amplify our call to stop the bloodshed

Thanks Col.

Kit B. (277)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:25 pm

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
Albert Einstein

Petitions about Syria signed

Prevent WAR with SYRIA

Call your members of Congress.
Members of Congress will be back in Washington on September 9th.
Use FCNL’s toll free number: 1-855-686-6927

to contact the Capitol switchboard and ask for your representative by name. You can use the following points to make your call:

• I oppose U.S. military action in Syria.

• Military action will not stop the killing in Syria or bring those responsible for the use of chemical weapons to justice.

• Diplomatic engagement with all regional stakeholders is what is called for right now.

• The U.S. shouldn’t respond alone to the use of chemical weapons. Our country should work through the U.N. and the International Criminal Court.

• What is the member’s position on authorizing military force against Syria?

If you don’t know your representative’s name, visit to find out.

Send an email.
Follow up your call with an email to your members of Congress. You can use FCNL’s sample email or write your own, but make sure to state that you oppose military action in Syria.

Write to the local newspaper - Try to make a FACE to FACE visit with your Senators or Representative.

We can complain or we can act.

Deb E. (64)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:25 pm
I received an email back from one of my Senators and he is leaning no. Two of his biggest reasons were targeting will not assure us of any result except more killing, and the fact that it is up to the international community to address this, not just America. Those were two (of many) points I had made to him when I wrote, so I am very glad that his thinking is in alignment not only with mine, but on the side of a peaceful move against this kind of outrage. 364,990 as I type. This should be in the millions. Thanks for the post, and Carole for forwarding.

Stan B. (123)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:00 pm
Already signed but I'm not optimistic about peace in Syria until the countries sending both sides weapons agree to stop.
Thanks Col.

Judy C. (106)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:23 pm
Already signed, but I'm glad to see this getting as much exposure as possible. Thanks Col, and thanks Carole for passing this on. Please post the suggested links on Twitter and Facebook if you use it. Diplomacy is so important. because the Mideast is a tinderbox. WWIII could ensue if we follow Obama's belligerent lead.

Alfred Donovan (44)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:17 am
Winston Churchill once said " it's better to Jaw Jaw than War War ". Sound advice.

Arild Warud (159)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 3:42 am
Signed and shared on FB.

Nils Anders Lunde (530)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 3:53 am
Don`t belive this tragic started from the regime. It may be have launced from there but strangly enough i don`t think it is either the government or the opposition. This is an act from those who want a WWIII. AND THATS WHY IT IS CRITICAL IMPORTANT THAT THE US AND THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT TAKE 1 STEP BACK, BREATH AND SIT DOWN AND REALLY LOOK INTO THE MATTER. Both Russian AND Iranien should be with the US and Syria so they all together can have talks, investigate the gasing and make peace. They CAN DO IT if all first take a step back.

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:32 am
Petition signed. 390,500 have signed. Let's get to 500,000!

Edwin M. (366)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:27 am
Signed, thanks Col and thank you Carole for the forward.

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:12 am
signed, thank you.

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:24 am
404,668 have signed. Let's get to 500,000
Signed.Tweeted to both president and wrote on White house page.Thanks Col. for the post> Thanks Carole for the forward. I can't count the number of petitions people signed and I hope voice of wisdom will prevail. No more wars. Enough is enough.

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:35 am
405,341 have signed. Let's get to 500,000
The only time I saw that flow of signature was to back Palestine as a non member state at UN last year. I am sure we will hit the target and exceed half million signatures in few hours. Now it is 405,651 have signed. Let's get to 500,000

Anna Undebeck (203)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:42 am
SIGNED!!! Shared aswell.. Thank you Col!

Michela m. (3812)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:06 am

Dandelion G. (381)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:37 am
The Link Below will lead to a LIST OF PETITIONS on Syria.

Petitions in one easy spot. Adding new ones as they are presented so look into the thread for additional hotlinks.


Nils Anders Lunde (530)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:51 am
Don`t belive this tragic started from the regime. It may be have launced from there but strangly enough i don`t think it is either the government or the opposition. This is an act from those who want a WWIII. AND THATS WHY IT IS CRITICAL IMPORTANT THAT THE US AND THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT TAKE 1 STEP BACK, BREATH AND SIT DOWN AND REALLY LOOK INTO THE MATTER. Both Russian AND Iranien should be with the US and Syria so they all together can have talks, investigate the gasing and make peace. They CAN DO IT if all first take a step back.

I also belive Obama does what he does for a reason, namely to engage the international community so the problem will be solved in unity :-)

Regarding evidence I don`t belive in them either. Why would al-Assad take the step to gas his own citizens well knowing that an action like that would make the world go against him and very possible throw him out of his controll, power and richness, AND doing this 1-ONE year (or so) after Obama said he would change his mind IF chemical weapons where used (the famous Red Line). OF COURSE al-Assad would NOT do a stupid move like that! BUT those who want a WWIII would use a situation like that for all it is worth. 2 years with 100,000 killed did not do the situation in the region worse and they now had an fantastic opportunity to escaled the situation to a maximum. I bet they now are not happy because people, governments and so forth using time to analyze and talk about the situation instead of going to war at once. AND they now worry because time is running out and evidence of fabricated evidence (alredy said from 2 or 3 countrys) will see the day of light.

To bad the french foreign ministry go out and say they and most of the europe countrys agree with John Kerry. IT IS NOT THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE that agree, it is the government leaders!!! And the stupid saying on and on and on again about 100% evidence, evidence solid as concret! Where is it? NO ONE exept the leaders have seen it! If it is THAT solid, why not show us?

And the stupid saying that "if US not intervene, all arabic and asian countrys will do what they want! DO YOU REALLY REALLY BELIVE IN THAT SAYING? Of Course arabic and asian countrys will NOT do more than they have done all the time. The US will NOT loose their respect if they do not intervene. Why is that? Because EVERYONE on this planet KNOW how BIG the US military capasity is, and will still be without intervening.

I really really hope citizens of the US and the people of the rest of the world see with their own mind and eyes that this is a warmongering play and nothing else. Use common sense and you will see through all the nonsens mainstream media and the governments tells you. They play this out in a way that you only get to see and hear what they want you to see and hear..............

Caitlin Mac (102)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 10:58 am
Petition signed. The expediency of wars must give way to the long-term solution of peace and love. It's not easy to do... just ask MLK. Oh, I forgot...they killed him. But we must be brave and do the right thing instead of the expedient thing. It doesn't look as though Obama is eady to do that yet, but I'm still hoping. Thanks Col and "C" for forwarding.

Apolonia Pl (404)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 12:09 pm

Lynn Squance (227)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 1:20 pm
I also posted the Avaaz petition on 06/09/13 at roughly 2 am. Signed it then.

421,268 signed and still climbing

Liliana D. (124)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:18 pm
done, thanks

Phyllis P. (427)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:38 pm
Signed for what it's worth. But they are going to do what THEY want to do. 433,198 signed

Franck R. (50)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 11:43 pm
Done with Care

Michael Carney (207)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:06 am
Noted, and so signed...Why can't our World Leaders understand a vast majority of the Citizens of this crazy World we live in want PEACE!!!!

Brian M. (145)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:10 am
Noted. Already signed.

Dandelion G. (381)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:32 am


FULL LIST OF PETITIONS AT LINK BELOW.........Please also look into thread more hotlinks to new petition added

jess b (22)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:27 am
Thanks. keep on signing petitions.

Col N. (56)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:59 pm
580,400 already signed and the signatures still coming fast... thanks to all the comments supporting peace and thanks to Dandelion, Carole and others for promoting this and many other petitions. Eventually, the political leaders are going to get the message... no-one wants military action against Syria. Diplomacy, talks and conflict resolutions must be sought for solutions. Thanks everyone!

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:48 am
Signed thank you Col and Carole

Jelica R. (157)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:36 pm
722,286 have signed.

Emma S. (225)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:53 am
Done! Thanks, Col - and to Carole for forwarding.

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:24 pm
gladly signed
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