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Dandelion
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If we don't end war, war will end us. H. G. Wells



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Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:52 am
Watch Video I'm loading petition now on next comment on mine. It takes a few minutes.
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:55 am
No war is justified-thx Dandelion
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:12 am

If you can get through that video without tears, you are tougher than I. I have signed petitions and written letters, but there is a reality and that is no one in DC is listening. They are moving the pieces on the chess board of political gamesmanship, not really concerned with death or destruction just how each can gain or lose advantages.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:14 am
PETITIONS:
Alan Grayson Petition Please Watch His Video Too

Conservative Petition Urging Congress Not to Intervene in Syria

NO WAR Change dot Org Petition

Virginians Against Intervention in Syria

Ron Paul Stay Out of Syria Petition

Democrats Unify No Syria War

United States Don't Go To War In Syria

Move On Petition No War Syria

President Obama Don't Bomb Syria

No US Military Action in Syria

Code Pink Peace Not War In Syria

Prevent Attack On Syria

List of Petitions on this Link with Go Petitions

Four White House Petitions Below

White House Petition One

White House Petition Two

White House Petition Three

White House Petition Four

Woman who flees Syria said: There is a clear risk that governments ratcheting up the rhetoric and preparing for military intervention will make the situation in Syria worse.
Sign her Petition for PEACEFUL talks and solution.
Tell Obama Negotiate Peaceful Solution
 

tasunka m. (334)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:54 am
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'M SURE IT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT ANYONE WITH A SOUL
TY Dandelion
 

Lauren Kozen (160)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:57 am
Noted, Signed & Shared petitions. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Ben Oscarsito (326)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:00 am
"An eye for an eye makes the World blind"
(Mahatma Gandhi)
I may not have signed all the petitions, but quite a few. And, I'll keep on signing...
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:04 am

I think everyone of the petitions are signed, but will double check. Is there a more foolish idea then the one that says, "we have to fight for peace", we have to allow peace to happen. Thank you, Dandelion, for posting this and your efforts to get all of these petitions in one place.
 

Christeen Anderson (503)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:17 am
Done. Thank you. War-what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:28 am
Lyrics

War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Uh-huh. War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Say it again, y'all. War, huh, good God.

This song may be an oldie, 43 years ago, but it is still relevant even with today's news.
1970 Motown Time Capsule video featuring the song War by Edwin Starr.

War - Edwin Starr - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg


Ty, Dandelion.
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Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:33 am
Peace not war.

Try Love
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:34 am
Signed all petitions on list above plus a few more not on the list.

Ron Paul's petition was not signed as I did not like his "wording" of it.

"President Obama has already helped foment this civil war and supported the al-Qaeda jihadists."

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:46 am
War Made Easy - TRAILER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5CF5pfVzLI&feature=player_embedded

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death, 2007

www.warmadeeasythemovie.org

English Subtitles. Many awards including Official Selection, International Doc. Film Fest, Amsterdam. AMedia Education Foundation Production. Closed Captioning is better in the DVD than in the YouTube video. Video clarity is better in the DVD version than in the YouTube version as well as the sound quality. I have my own personal DVD and compared the two versions, the DVD and YouTube, side by side at the same time.

Narrated by Sean Penn featuring Norman Solomon.

YouTube Preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H5CF5pfVzLI

Full Length Film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsD1R1rUXLo

SYNOPSIS

WAR MADE EASY:
How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.
Narrated by Sean Penn

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.

War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.

Norman Solomon’s work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as “brutally persuasive” and essential “for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee.” This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen.

Approx. 72 minutes
English subtitles
Color | Stereo | NTSC | All Region Encoded DVD

Directed & Written by: Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp
Produced by: Loretta Alper
Co-produced & Edited by: Andrew Killoy
Executive Producers: Jeremy Earp & Sut Jhally
Associate Producer: Jason Young
Sound: Peter Acker, Armadillo Media Group
Motion Graphics: Andrew Killoy & Sweet & Fizzy
Additional Music: John Van Eps & Leigh Philips
Narrated by: Sean Penn
Based on the book by Norman Solomon

War Made Easy (home Use) $19.95
http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?add=action&key=125-I-D

There may be some DVDs in the used bins around in second hand stores.

For those of you interested in Norman Solomon, here is his web site and you can sign up for his e mails & newsletters.

http://www.normansolomon.com/

TY, Dandelion.
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http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364/3542799
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Sue H. (7)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:48 am
Thanks for this! I was somewhat surprised that the white house petitions were so in need of signatures. ??
 

Phillipa W. (199)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Thanks. signed many. Hopefully it's not too late.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:58 am
Already signed most of them previously but caught up now and did all where i could, thx Sheryl. But i'm telling you it's USELESS, Obama WILL strike, with or without congressional approval. Waiting for the UN results gains some time but that's all it does-unfortunately too many are already convinced of the alledged evidence that ONLY the Assad regime used the nerve gas... Sec Kelly did his job... and the tragedy is just around the corner I fear.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 12:06 pm
There are no winners in war except the Elite privateers and profiteers who control 90% of the world's resources.
Will you volunteer to fight in some oil man's war? Tough to say no when there are no jobs and little chance of personal improvement of one's situation.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 12:16 pm
I know many are not hopeful that anything we say or do will change the USA from sending missiles into Syria. It is sometimes a far reach but I will do all I can to try to not allow this to happen. I will not sit back and accept and be idle in my life. It is only by constant push and staying the course can we ever see the vision that we all want as loving beings who walk on two legs upon this earth. So I thank each of you who take the time to sign, forward, to let others have the opportunity to do the same.
 

Brian M. (192)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 12:28 pm
Noted. Signed. Our corporations and our government have a vested interest in indoctrinating us to believe that individual and collective resistance is fruitless because they want to ensure our compliance with even the most illegal, immoral, and inhumane policies. But, we are only as powerless as we choose to believe. We can make a difference.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:01 pm
Noted and all petitions should now be signed and shared.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:05 pm
Here is the link to another video/song by the same name: This is War The group singing is different and the song, itself, is different. I really enjoyed both songs. Please share.

http://youtu.be/KEf5EGXfm_o


 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:08 pm
Noted, and signing all petitions. Thanks, Sheryl.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:21 pm
Very true Brian and thanks for the other link on here Susan.
 

Millie O'Connor (180)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:34 pm
Just finished signing all the petitions on the above list and some other petitions.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:48 pm
Nigdy więcej wojny!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 1:48 pm
CCR petition: No Military Intervention in Syria!
 

Pogle S. (88)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:06 pm
Those that cannot learn the lessons of the past [Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc] are doomed to repeat them over and over again. The people of the United Kingdom have seen the light and we are not countenanced to remain in the dark ans be lied to by false leaders!
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:06 pm
Thanks Angelika for the additional petition, signed and delivered.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (63)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:21 pm
noted, thanks
 

Morgan F. (36)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:37 pm
ty
 

Mike M. (55)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:47 pm
This took a little time but N&S
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 2:48 pm
On one level, this is our granfathers' war : fighting for freedom and justice.. We have entered a nuclear age where fighting becomes potentially more deadly.
Nothing really has changed, the players are different.
 

Darlene B. (290)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:23 pm
Blessings to all who care!! N&S.
 

Ms Noting Commentator (22)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:25 pm
I signed all the petitions but two of them.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:40 pm
Allan, this isn't even about OUR freedom, it is a war in Syria a civil war at that. We had our own Civil War in the USA that we worked through, they need to do the same. Many Countries are in Civil Wars or had a Civil War, that doesn't mean we should intervene in each one nor have we.

War is never pretty, too many suffer, it isn't nice, but we could make it worse rather than better. Our missiles could and most likely will kill some of the innocent, as we have in the past. They have enough war directed at them they are trying to live through than our missiles also raining down upon them as well. I agree Pogle the people in UK finally wised up and I hope the citizens here in the USA do as well. There is nothing in our own Constitution that states we will be the Police of the World.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 3:52 pm
Thank you Malgorzata.....I agree No More War.
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:00 pm
ALL above petitions signed.

The GoPetitions are in desperate need of more signatures;
http://www.gopetition.com/petition-campaigns/Syria/

Thank You Dandelion
 

Mariette G. (150)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:14 pm
Signed all the petitions I could - some are US only. Thanks Sheryl!
 

Vicky P. (464)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:16 pm
wow, thanks for the list of petitions, signing them now, some previously done, shared
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:19 pm
Brilliant dandelion signed as many as could
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:20 pm
Thanks for signing. You might like this sponsored petition:
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:25 pm
Democracy is officially dead, the vast majority of this globe doesn't want war but it is pushed anyway... we all live in a corporate dictatorship... I'm in awe of the people here who are still staying optimistic, kudos to you!
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:33 pm
We MUST keep the Vision else we will never find Peace my friend. For those who didn't watch the video it's a bit different and interesting I thought.
 

Joe R. (191)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks Dandelion - signed!
 

S J. (116)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:58 pm
NO MORE WAR. No Just war ever exists, no holy war just a lie!!! War is expensive, destructive and real hell on earth. No one wins in war, but arms traders and businessmen in dark market. Have you ever been in a war? Horrible!

Give peace, law, order and all peaceful approaches a chance. I already signed some petitions but will check again. I agree with you, Dandelion, that I shall do every single thing till the end regardless what may happen. This is all one can do, the rest is not in my hands. But one thing, I shall not pray though!

Thanks a million, Dandelion for all you have been trying to do. I am very much appreciated, especially I have learnt that I am not alone. Since the incidence in Egypt, I found myself very isolate in care2, since I found some comments are quite strange to me. I thought that perhaps I m in a wrong place--care2 seemed to so care for LIFE. For instance, when a dog or a cat died or even hurt, some feel very bad and condemn the act, but when our fellow human beings have been suffering, killed, injured, displaced, I can believe that some show indifference, some urge for more destructive!!?!?

I give you all the stars in the sky, Dandelion.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:26 pm
One more:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/solution_for_syria_loc/?bYykodb&v=28857
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:43 pm
And another from avaaz:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Tell_Congress_Vote_NO_on_Bombing_Syria
 

annie statton (373)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:57 pm
Am I right in thinking that they are going to bomb Syria ,for gassing their own people ---so more Syrian children will be killed or injured ?
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:58 pm
You got it Annie, I hope you'll sign what petitions you can.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 5:58 pm
Thank you for these addtional petitions. The hotlinks are below.
Avaaz Petition for Syria

Tell Congress No on Bombing Syria
 

annie statton (373)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:01 pm
Definitely will sign all petitions ,absolutely against war .
Thank you Dandelion.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 6:05 pm
Thanks Sheryl
 

l L. (1)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:00 pm
Thx D.. I was worried cause it wouldn't let me type anything.
thank you for being u. Thank u for everything you do.. Thank u for letting me vent.. I so needed to.I have signed petitions here and there.. thk u for the opportunity.. Will be in touch again soon.
 

Diane K. (136)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 7:48 pm
It will take an act of Congress to determine our fate. Hope all this signing helps change the minds of some who are eager to go to war. Signed. thanks Dandelion
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:28 pm

I have read some interesting ideas today, coming from both the republicans and democrats on alternatives to using military action. When faced with once again bombing another country these people can actually surprise us. Ideas range from bringing charges before the Hague to various forms of sanctions that would prevent any further weapons from entering Syria, none of these in exclusive and each are inclusive of trying any action that will prevent war. I feel tenuously hopeful, people are at least thinking out of the old worn out box.
 

l L. (1)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
D? did u see this thk u post above? I have signed petitions.
 

Deb E. (64)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 8:58 pm
Thank you for putting them all together, Sheryl. Signed them all. I got through Iraq, and then Afghanistan, praying every day that my son would come home safe. I just can't do it again. This country can't do it again. I pray that the world can come up with a solution that doesn't include more killing.
 

Edith B. (141)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:05 pm
Thanks, Sheryl. I am signing petitions as fast as I can and feel it is futile. I did the same thing before we invaded Iraq. Our government appears not to care what the American people think.
 

Laurie H. (716)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:36 pm
I'm with Brian on this too, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!~ Previously signed with Thanks for ALL you do Sheryl!!! The killing has to END---when will mankind stop it's archaic, neanderthal, attitudes & evolve to higher standards?????
 

Rosemary Rannes (632)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:57 pm
Thank you Sheryl and all who have added petitions to sign. There has already been too much suffering... too many innocent children, women, men dead. My voice is being added to petitions and prayers are rising for Peace. If the Diplomats can't agree on an effective peace plan then maybe the Syrian people can.
Today I watched a sad video of Syrian rebels killing Syrian soldiers... a line of barebacked men on their knees in a line being shot one by one. I think of the images of those precious little ones, and families who lost loved ones when they were exterminated by chemicals, as in the suburb of Damascas. Humanity is suffering.
I know war is not the answer, it never is. Not even an "eye for an eye" ... but then, how can President Assad be stopped from continuing to strike down his own people? and/or others?
Saddam Hussain and other terrorists were brought to justice, and that is ultimately what I want to see. I want to see this Syrian tyrant brought to justice for war crimes against humanity. He will pay the ultimate price, and in that there is some satisfaction / redemption for the souls of the innocent ones he killed.

Finally just a note to say this is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah which celebrates the beginning of Creation. My prayer is for new beginnings of freedom for all mankind and for peace.

Sheryl your labors of love, and to all friends here who have signed these petitions I pray our collective voices will make a difference.
 

Ros G. (91)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:09 pm
Thanks so much Dandelion signed all with pleasure, and others..thanks JLA for the Avaaz links you beat me to it..will post on other threads...
 

Roxy H. (337)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 10:43 pm
I will post it one by one if I have to, they are cutting them off grrrrrrowl
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:02 pm
Thanks! Let's now amplify our call to stop the bloodshed FROM Avazz
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:22 pm
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/250/125/503/dont-bomb-syria/ I found this one
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:33 am
yes signed and shared every petition and will keep signing more till a peaceful settlement is reached. We need to back away from this immature folly of a stance. No good can come of war.
 

Arthur Riding (32)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:56 am
It is even sadder that all this warmongering actually has little to do with either Syria or chemical weapons. Obama & the US Government couldn't care less about Syria, its people, or even about chemical weapons, at least its use on a fairly small scale. The real reason for the intervention can be summed up in one word – Iran. Iran is the target of any intervention in Syria as US foreign policy in the Middle East is now basically about destroying (literally or figuratively) Iran and Iranian influence. Syria is one of Iran's closest and most important allies and by weakening Syria, this will also weaken Iran, including making it harder for any Iranian/Syrian strikes against Israel to take place. That is what the warmongering is really about, the rest is just hot air and US Government propaganda. Unfortunately it is also very dangerous as Iran won't sit back if there is a significant attack on Syria and there will undoubtedly be some sort of retaliation from Iran which could lead to even more US attacks on Syria and quite likely direct attacks on Iran. The whole situation could then very quickly get totally out of hand, unless both sides exercise restraint – hmm, anyone see any flying pigs around?
Indeed, I think an additional reason for the rhetoric is about allowing Israel to launch an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities as that can then be presented as a retaliation for Syrian and/or Iranian attacks on US interests – which of course is in itself retaliation for US attacks on Syria. And so the senseless slaughter goes on. If the Syrian rebels had been doing better there would be fewer of these threats of US attacks. It is only because Assad at present seems to be winning that Obama wants to pretend to 'help' the rebels and the chemical attacks provides him with an excellent 'excuse'. Plus of course the US Armaments Industry is licking its lips at all the extra huge profits to be gained (at the expense of the US taxpayers) if there is conflict in Syria/Iran!
 

Irene S. (62)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:59 am
Signed what ever I could and still hoping.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:14 am
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Will try to sign as many of the petitions as possible,thanks Sheryl.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:34 am
All but one signed and all shared on FB.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 4:58 am
Well stated Arthur, we must always look at a broader or bigger picture here than simply what is being stated to the public. There are other Countries in terrible Civil Wars or have been, we didn't intercede there and killings of many people took place in horrific manners, so there is always some reasoning why we go into some places and not others.

Jim P. mentions the War Made Easy Video I've included the hotlink here to the link he gave to view the trailer.
War Made Easy

Thanks Rose for the C2 Petition, it must of just been made as I had checked C2 and all were closed that had been placed on here. The hotlink to this new petition is below. Another member doing their part to try to stop this.
C2 Petition Don't Bomb Syria

As I have mentioned before, I know that it seems futile at times, but that is what they want, for us to feel that we have no power. That is far from the truth and we need to continue to exercise our power and we need to think in a positive way, we WILL stop this. What we put out into the Universe is heard by us, our thoughts and our prayers, let those thoughts be positive. This will not happen.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:04 am
Thanks for these. I do not support boots on the ground but do believe very strongly that genocide can not go unpunished. WE allowed the UN to die many years ago when WE allowed Russia and China on the Security Council. It has been an ineffective body ever since.

In WWII, Pope Pius turned his back on nasty genocide and WE turned the blind eye as well. Pius even helped Nazis escape.

Rwanda genocide and WE found it convenient to ignore.

We signed the Geneva protocols which many on CARE2 held in the face of our country and militray so many times over the last ten years.

Will we ignore genocide again? Will we allow Syria to continue and then funnel these weapons to terorists? Will ignoring this embolden Iran?North Korea?

Sheryll, I am afraid the answer is we must act and act decisively to punish Assad and destroy his WMD capability.
 

Sherri G. (114)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:07 am
The President's credibility is being dismantled time and time again. He supported: cutting social security, fracking and now bombing Syria. If our government can't afford to pay its Seniors after we paid into SS for decades then this country damn sure cannot afford the cost of bombing Syria. Especially when weeks have gone by while we bounce the ball. Mr. President the American people are very aware that you have sold out to ALEC legislation, special interests (wall street, banks, gas companies, etc.), and powerful corporations. President Eisenhower said to beware the growth of the military complex and the government robbing laborers, seniors, middle class, etc, to expand it. TY for posting Dandelion, signed and noted.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:19 am
I would defer you John to Arthur's comment. Also to Sherri's. Why didn't we intervene earlier on when fewer people were killed and less suffering was taking place. Many people were killed before this point, why is is only now we seem to care. No I don't want genocide but I think there are other Countries that could help here. There is no other Country that is willing to go in there, does that mean no other Country cares what is taking place? I think Iran cares very much but dares not move on things. But if we get in there that could open up a whole new list of people being slaughtered. Sometimes doing no military action is better than sending missiles. I also think we run the chance of hitting a place full of chemicals that could be exposed to a greater number of people. What if our intelligence is wrong, what if Assad on purpose moves those weapons to a certain place. We could end up killing more people ourselves and be part of the genocide.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:03 am

This is not about stopping a civil war, but using the military to stop further use of chemical weapons. I believe we can act, we should act and I believe we can do so without military intervention. I realize it's considered trite to support the president or the US these days, but I support both and hope that some of the many interesting ideas and uses of new paradigms just might be more helpful and long term then the used of bombs.

The president has done exactly what he said he would do in his first campaign, hand this over to the Congress, and now they are debating and considering whether or not to support this possible military engagement. This awkward and messy and has emotions running hot, but this is also democracy at it's best.
I may not support using the military again, but I do support the courage to lay this open before the people and the Congress for vigorous discussions.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:07 am
KEEP UP THE PEACE......as of 9/3

Nearly six in 10 Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll oppose unilateral U.S. missile strikes against Syria, and even more oppose arming the Syrian rebels – a complication for Barack Obama and proponents of military action in Congress alike.

Even given the United States’ assertion that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the civil war there, 59 percent in the national survey, conducted Wednesday through Sunday, oppose U.S. missile strikes, far more than the 36 percent who support them.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/09/six-in-10-oppose-u-s-only-strike-on-syria-a-closer-division-if-allies-are-involved/
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:15 am
Certainly discussed. But I've seen too many times this so called discussion that Obama has left to think upon it. I recall when he would think upon it for Afghanistan sending in more troops and how he did the photo op with the flags over the caskets coming off the plane. I knew then he was going to send in more troops this so called being in a place of still thinking upon it.

Besides, Congress hasn't declared a war in years, and we've had everything from the VietNam War to Iraq. It has been discussions before and it still led to war, even when the Congress was not supporting of it.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:23 am
SIGH. Imagine actually having to make this decision? Imagine the pressures, realities and possibilities?
 

ellen m. (222)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:58 am
Thanks so much for posting all these links Sheryl, and thanks to all who submitted links and signed these and other petitions as well.
I'm checking to make sure i have signed all of them.

And if anyone wants to follow what's going on in Syria in a real time mode, i would suggest Radio Free Syria on fb.
 

. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:30 am
Signed and noted, but probably won't do much good. Obama is not going to listen to us and do his own thing when it comes to Syria.
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:49 am
You want to know what good war does? IT FILLS THE POCKETS OF THE PLUTOCRATS! Who do you think Eisenhower was warning us about, when he referred to "The miltary industrial complex?"

Now, you and I may not think that is a good reason to go to war, but they sure as hell do!!

Thank you Dandelion, and Angelica, and so many others.
I don't pray, but i like the line from the song by The Who: "...and I'll get on my knees and pray, we don't get fooled again!"

That was some video, Dandelion...no tears here, but it was good to see the ####**** liars get called out.
Various petitions signed. I did not try to look at Ron Paul's, Jim, as I have no faith in his sanity.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:40 am
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) reports that the "Tally from constituents calling my office, emailing, and writing about #Syria: 1135 opposed to U.S. action, 18 for." as discussed on Amy Goodman's show Democracy Now. September 6, 2013. Link to the show:

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/9/6/headlines#963

in the first 3:11 minutes.

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Past Member (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:18 am
Signed and shared, thanks Dandelion
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:37 am
Thank you.
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:37 am
Signed petitions, thanks Dandelion.
 

Elizabeth Baldwin (1)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:03 pm
Very sad!
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:21 pm
Signed all except Ron Paul petition, which like Jim, I did not like the wording.

A powerful video!
 

Linda Rust (67)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:48 pm
There's got to be another way- war will never create peace- as we know from all of human history.
BLESSED BE THE PEACEMAKERS----
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:01 pm
Call Congress Now: Don't Attack Syria
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:19 pm
Thank you for this, Dandelion. I signed all petitions. What a video.!! Thanks.!!
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:24 pm
Just read above comments, and saw JL's comment, signed the two Avaaz petitions too. Thanks,JL and Dandelion.
 

Brian M. (192)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:36 pm
Any acts of aggression committed by the American President and the military have nothing to do with the Syrian Civil War, the possession and use of chemical weapons by the regime or by the jihadists, or the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The American agenda is a. continued destabilization of the region, b. proxy war against Iran, and c. most importantly, control of a vital natural gas pipeline that runs through Syria.

The American people do NOT want intervention. The UN does NOT want intervention. Many of the rebels do NOT want the opposition. This President and his administration wants the war. Big Oil and Gas wants the war. Weapons manufacturers really want this war. Bankers want this war. Apparently, we are already embroiled in a war: corporations(and their lackeys in gov't) vs people. #HandsOffSyria #NoWar
 

Brian M. (192)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:39 pm
The President assures us that there is no need for "boots on the ground," but it will take at least 75,000 troops to secure the chemical weapons facilities. Another day, another quagmire.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Friday September 6, 2013, 2:32 pm
Noted & all petitions gladly signed...may have signed some a couple times cuz I lost track.
What is the problem with waiting at least until the U.N. inspectors publish their report? This military push is a terrible idea, getting worse by the day.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:10 pm
I thank everyone who has taken the time to note, sign the petitions, and Angelika gave a link where Alan Grayson couldn't of made it any easier to call their Representative. Please continue to add pressure and ask that others on C2 and off C2 to join in. If the voices are frequent and loud enough we can stop this. I truly believe that. But we all need to do our part.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:49 pm
Brian has it exactly right..also this may well be a precursor to an attack on Iran's nuke program.. and just WHAT will they strike? Most certainly more innocent "human shields". The chemical stocks and units have been scattered in multiple hideouts across the country by now, no way to get them by some limited strikes and only a fool would believe US intelligence claiming their capability of locating them.
I am almost sure this US assault-if it happens-is already doomed to develop into a much broader operation.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:55 pm
I feel the same way Angelika, that is why doing what I can to not have it happen. At least I know I tried my best. I know our missiles can't strike the chemicals as that would release them and then those who would be exposed would also die. Yet as you say, even if we knew where those stockpiles were, they are moved by now and we could hit them by accident. One just can bomb the chemicals away, they must be handled with proper care.
 

Judith C. (110)
Friday September 6, 2013, 5:04 pm
Noted, signing, thanks Dandelion.
 

PrimaSICK B. (1278)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:28 pm
Dandelion I appreciate links in one place. TY ,it helps me for sure.


Jim Phillips (3029) Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:46 am >>> JIM ,TY for all the links. I appreciate it.

Anyone else that posted a petition/link - Thanks
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:44 pm
TY Dandelion.
N&S
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:47 pm
Did anyone note that Obama claims he can attack Syria even if Congress opposes it. He also said Congress is there to serve him and the the people. This dictator needs to be impeached now for violating the Constitution and continued abuse of it.
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:03 pm

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 fcnl.org/congress 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.

 

Kit B. (276)
Friday September 6, 2013, 8:18 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
 

Helen Porter (40)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:40 pm
Dandelion, I just wanted to let you know. I'm in the process of signing those petitions.

I am grateful to you for them.

Earlier today I phoned my politicians and told them we don't want war.
The evil and the danger that starts off small soon is an angry monster that destroys
all possibility of peace.

We cannot afford a war. Our people need jobs. Many of our people, once successful
business men, are now on the streets.

Besides, I sneered, don't THEY need our money
 

Helen Porter (40)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:35 pm
WHEW!!!!

I got them all signed...,...

This must have been one looooong job for you, Dandelion. Thank you.

Alexa (((HUGS)))

 

Michela m. (3948)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:53 am

SIGNED!!!!!!!!!!!
I CONDEMN THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS!!!!!!!!!!

BUT I AM DEFINITELY AGAINST WHATEVER KIND OF WAR!!!!!!!!!

WHAT ABOUT THE NOSTRADAMUS PROPHESIES ABOUT AN EVENTUAL WWIII?????????

 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 4:55 am
So far, I've signed the Avaaz petition, the Oxfam (the last on Dandelion's list, where a Syrian woman refugees testimony is highlighted) & the 3 petitions on the White House site (the 4th no longer relevant as it calls for bringing Congressional vote into the decision, already acted on), as well as the CCR Angelika links to

So I have some more to go.

Unfortunately, the White House petitions have only a fraction of the signatures needed to be taken into consideration: they require 100,000 & only a bit more than 25% of that had been gathered when I signed them yesterday.

I find Arthur Riding's comment very useful for articulating so well all the right reasons for opposing this intervention.

Just yesterday, I saw (can't remember where) an extract from a GWB speech explaining how 'we, the USA' were attacking Iraq in a spirit of respect for the Iraqi people & their culture, their millennia-old civilization, looking dead-eyed into the camera as he spoke. There was then a cut to US soldiers speaking about their training and the attitudes towards the Iraqis they were taught to assimilate & act on, which could be summed up 'Kill them all, or else they'll soon be attacking us on mainland American soil.'

And how can we forget how US forces failed to protect the treasures of Iraq's ancient past?: When the bombs stopped falling, the Iraqi National Museum stood intact, its marvelous stores untouched. But US forces had made no plans for defending it against plunder. Hundreds of looters ran down the halls, stealing or smashing almost 70 percent of the repository's valuable statues, carvings, and artifacts, & museum employee couldn't get Marines stationed down the street to lift a finger.

It was the same in terms of lives.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:14 am
All this testosterone cares about is "might" not what is right and certainly fail in protecting children, women, and a culture. We wonder why we have so many speaking such hatred towards a group of people, the US trains them to feel that way then after all is done just send them home expecting these same people to go right back into the main society as they were before they were sent off.

I still recall years later people referring to the Japanese in negative terms, I've even seen one on C2 that holds onto this from WWII and wouldn't sign a petition concerning help for the families around the Nuclear Plant of the Fukushima nightmare, stating he wouldn't life a finger to help the Japs after what they did in WWII. Most those the petition was asking for help were not even living during WWII had nothing to do with the decisions that the people made during WWII.

So wars and various military actions have long range implications and the USA has run too quickly too many times chosen military action ever since I can recall, I'm 60 years old. I'm tired of it, I'm disgusted by it, and the people must stand up to this ongoing pushing their Country into military actions. This has nothing to do with our National Security......Think about this people and get those signatures and phone calls going and please let as many know as possible. Thank you for your insight Lucy with the beautiful eyes.
 

Ellen G. (342)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 7:26 am
All action has been taken
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 8:42 am
Noted, all petitions signed, twittered, fb and google shared. I will strap myself to a missile if I have to to prevent this intrusion by the US into Syria's Civil War. We need to concentrate on taking care of our people here at home in the US, not spending blood money on a war we don't belong in. I HATE WAR AND ALL WHO PERPETRATE IT!
 

Sandi C. (234)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 9:08 am
thank for posting
 

Liliana D. (124)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:15 pm
signed all I could, thank you Dandelion
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:57 pm
NEW PETITION ON THIS LINK BEING ADDED: Thanks Kit.
The Nation Petition help Prevent Military Intervention in Syria
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 6:10 pm
Nation petition signed.

with additional wordings: "Not one more dime is to be spent on military action in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East."

Ty, Kit & Dandelion.
.
 

Carol Dreeszen (365)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 11:18 pm
Noted and Signed! Thanks Cheryl!!
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:17 am
The Nation Petition help Prevent Military Intervention in Syria
SIGNED
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:29 am
CCR petition: No Military Intervention in Syria!
Thanks! Your form has been submitted.
Thank you for taking action.

Avaaz - A Solution for Syria
Thanks for taking action!
457,469 have signed.

C2 - Don't Bomb Syria!
AniMaeChi ..
Sep 08
# 17

Tell Congress No on Bombing Syria
Thanks for taking action!
14,637 signers.

 

Brian M. (192)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:33 am
The American people want #peace .
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:41 am
Here's another petition compliments of David B.

Diplomacy and Aid for Syria, Not Military Strikes
http://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=7156

Thank you for contacting your members of Congress to say no to war on Syria.
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:56 am
Another C2 petition;

War is Not the Answer in Syria - It's the Problem
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/934/673/505/
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:16 am
These are two additional petitions that AniMae added on, one from David, now hotlinked.
War is Not the Answer in Syria It's The Problem a C2 Petition

A New Code Pink Petition this one to Congress this time



 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:18 am
Thanx D. my inbox is still glitched & won't hotlink.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 8:38 am
The two above petitions signed as well.

Ty, AniMaeChi & Dandelion.
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Sue H. (1)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 9:08 am
Signed everything I could, Canadians cannot sign all of them.
 

Col N. (24)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted before, but have signed as many of the petitions as I can from the UK. Thank you Dandelion. I don't have twitter or facebook accounts, but am so happy to see that everyone here is spreading the message for peace. There is too much misery in the World. I cannot see how our Governments cannot see that they have been following the same old "military interventions" for far too long. It is time for the World's leaders to rethink how 7 Billion people are all going to get along!
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:53 pm
Did anyone note that Obama claims he can attack Syria even if Congress opposes it. He also said Congress is there to serve him and NOT the the people. This dictator needs to be impeached now for violating the Constitution and continued abuse of it.
Edited version.

http://www.change.org/petitions/arrest-and-impeach-barack-obama
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 8:38 pm
Thank you Dandelion,, all signed,, most already signed. Too bad I could not sign them twice. I am defiantly against any military actions in syria. Today I heard congress say this country is against our values. Excuse me,, we are talking about the middle east. Where our values are not appreciated and not asked for. WE NEED TO STAY OUT OF THIS.
This petition has already been signed with this email address.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:01 am
Dandelion I just got a lecture from a very dear sister/friend of mine in France. About petitions. I do also believe in prayers so I do wish to share this with everybody. Thank you
Here is the link asking for world prayers for peace,,
http://swampland.time.com/2013/09/07/pope-francis-leads-global-prayer-vigil-for-syria/

And Anouk gave me the prayer on facebook. This was the only way I could think of to share it here. Computer dummy here

http://s94.photobucket.com/user/Kathychad/media/8556_10151671142979930_789926571_n_zpsb9120d35.jpg.html
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:01 am
Hotlinked petition Julian left for those so inclined.
Change dot Org Petition for Obama Impeachment

Thank you Kathy, for those who would like to read, see, or join in the prayer I've also added your link to it.

Prayer For Peace
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:05 am
Thanks for signing.
Signed
with 509 supporters
999,491 NEEDED
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:06 am
 
From WarIsACrime.org
 
Tell Congress and the president not to attack Syria.
 
Call them for free at 1-855-68 NO WAR or 1-855-686-6927. See where your representative stands on whip list.
 
Find events to take part in here.
 
Listen: Rep. Alan Grayson on Syria 
 
Read: This War Too Is A Lie   Caveman Credibility and its Costs  Lying About Syria and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying  Opposition to Iraq War May Save Syria  Cruise Missile Law Enforcement   Who the Missiles Will Hurt   Congressional Progressive/Pentagon Caucus   A Modest Proposal for Syria  
 
You can shout "Support the troops!" but the troops don't want this war. More articles here
 
Flyers you can use to oppose this war: Color PDF, Black and White PDF.  Watch a video of a local forum on preventing this attack; try this at home!
 
 
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:54 pm
Prevent an Attack on Syria Now
Thank you for asking Congress and the president not to attack Syria.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:15 am
Thanks Carole for the additional links.
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:38 am
Signed all that I could and shared. Noted.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:28 pm
Signed that from Kathy too...

I'll keep signing petitions, writing my congresscritters as many times as I can. lol.

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:31 pm
I should have looked and read the petition first before writing my comment.

My bad. I did NOT sign it. "arrest and impeach Barack Obama"

.
 

Deborah B. (65)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:34 pm
Thank you, Dandelion. I have been signing and continue to sign petitions (so glad to just see Alan Grayson's petition here and signed it.) I have skimmed down the comments and it is apparent that so many of us are adamantly opposed to any action toward Syria.
 

Deborah B. (65)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:44 pm
Powerful video.
 

Birgit W. (145)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:52 pm
PEACE!
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:35 pm
Let Alan Grayson respond to President Obama's Speech Petition....please sign below at hotlink.
Media to let Alan Grayson respond to President Obamas Speech on Syria
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:39 pm
.@MSNBC, @CNN, @NPRnews: Let @AlanGrayson reply to Syria war speech
# 5285 AniMaeChi Sep 11, 2013
There are currently 5,285 signatures
 

Terry V. (30)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:02 pm
THANK YOU

PEACE!!!!
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:19 am
Diplomacy Yes, Bombing No-JVP petition
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:50 am
Thank you for telling US Congree and Presient Obama Yes to diplomacy and No to military action. Thanks Angelika and for anyone who adds a new petition here concerning this issue.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:28 am
NEW PETITION:
Sign Open Letter on Syria to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Disgraceful lot, those who voted yes to use military force received 83% more campaign money from defense contractors than Senators voting 'no.'
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:24 am
Here's a letter & petition link I've received from Tom Andrews, the President of 'United to End Genocide' :


To strike or not to strike Syria — that is the question that has dominated Congress, kitchen tables and water coolers throughout the nation over the last two weeks since President Assad unleashed a massive chemical weapons attack, killing more than 1,400 Syrian civilians.. [no, I don't agree with Vladimir Putin that this is untrue, part of US leaders' lies!!]

But lost in the debate is the plight of civilians, the suffering of millions of innocent men, women and children. More than 6 million Syrians have been displaced, forced from their homes in the fighting --half of them children. And 5,000 flee the country every day. Most are without adequate food, shelter, medical care and relief supplies.

Pleas for increased aid for those who have fled have gone unheard and both the Syrian government and the rebels are blocking delivery of food, medical care and relief supplies. Access to this desperately needed aid is being blocked by both sides of the civil war.

Join us in calling for the United States to make access to humanitarian aid a priority in Syria. It is time to lift the blockades that are keeping critical food and supplies from those who need it most.

Last night, President Obama pushed the “pause button” on a fierce national debate over the question of whether to bomb Syrian government targets. As lawmakers wait to see the outcome of a diplomatic initiative that could lead to the dismantling of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, we have an opportunity to put the spotlight on what has been missing in the debate — the fate of millions of Syrians.

The bottom line of U.S. strategy in Syria should be to end the broader conflict which has unleashed terrible violence against civilians. But immediate action is needed right now to address the growing humanitarian crisis.

Act now and tell President Obama and Congressional leaders that the United States should immediately address the humanitarian crises in Syria.

Here’s what the United States can do immediately:
-> Demand access to humanitarian aid: The Syrian regime and local groups both allied with or against the regime have prevented access to international humanitarian relief. The U.S. must demand international humanitarian access to those most in need. This should include lifting of bureaucratic obstacles on aid workers, dedicated routes for humanitarian access, and the preparation of alternative ways to deliver humanitarian aid if access is not fully granted.
-> Increase humanitarian relief: The United Nations has estimated that $3 billion will be needed for humanitarian relief through the end of the year. While several countries have contributed aid, billions more are needed to meet the growing need. The U.S. must contribute its fair share and work with the international community to ensure that humanitarian aid efforts are fully funded.

As the work to find a political solution continues, we must stand united for innocent civilians who are caught in the crossfire of a civil war. Please add your voice on behalf of the people of Syria."

Please do! After avoiding a US intervention, all that matters is helping people in desperate need.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:35 am
Thank You For Taking Action thank you for standing with the Syrian people. My thoughts exactly, why can't food and medicines be air dropped into these difficult places why must we always be sending missiles that only end up killing more of the people.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:37 am
I agree wholeheartedly with Jim about not signing petitions with offensive, abhorrent and/or inaccurate content, such as Ron Paul's petition that states, "President Obama has already helped foment this civil war and supported the al-Qaeda jihadists." or the one that seeks to "arrest and impeach Barack Obama" !

Let's be discriminating, people!! There are enough petitions around to make our voices heard, without betraying convictions & principles that we hold dear.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:52 am
People can choose not to sign that is a fact. I added Ron Paul onto the thread along with the thread as he has a large following and he doesn't want to send missiles into Syria. At this point I look at the larger picture, keeping missiles out of Syria and killing more innocent people. Sometimes a little wording must be put aside for the larger good.
 

Judith Hand (59)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:31 pm
Noted. Makes me reconsider what I'm saying when I thank a veteran for his or her service.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:41 pm
Always bear in mind that the average service man or woman are very young and haven't had the time to learn the ways of the world, they mostly go in for the most noble of reasons. It is us, the civilians, that need to do a better job at keeping those we elect in line with the Constitution and what is truly in our National Security. We can't stand on some so called moral ground when we fail to do so in our own backyard.

I just came across a post that I think would be a good segway from what is being discussed or morality, lies, and when the military should be used.
Rania Masri and Chris Hedges On Obamas Syrian Address
 

Angelika R. (143)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:36 pm
On a separate note -glad to see Alan Grayson on CNN's Crossfire right now-and talking sense!
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thank you for telling US Congree and Presient Obama Yes to diplomacy and No to military action.
SIGNED

Sign Open Letter on Syria to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
SIGNED

Act now and tell President Obama and Congressional leaders that the United States should immediately address the humanitarian crises in Syria.
SIGNED
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 4:20 pm
We have a few over here Angelika, unfortunately too few of them. I hope we can clone a few so they can multiply.

Thanks AniMae for your diligence in this matter.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:47 pm
TY Sheryl for the Alan Grayson petition to reply to Obama's speech. I am very impressed with him and wish he would run for President and VP Dennis Kucinich.

Also since we mostly agree we don't want war in Syria, unfortunately both CA Senators Feinstein and Boxer support it. They need to be bombarded with signatures to vote no.

One more petition to end drone strikes and illegality of their use.

http://youtu.be/rp4lVRc_HLY.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:07 pm
Another video on no votes for Syria attack;

http://youtu.be/qBVfx_K1kXo
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Friday September 13, 2013, 5:44 am
I'm sorry Julian but the drone petition that you placed on, the link doesn't work. Can you check that out and come back with the correct link.

The video on no votes for Syria worked fine and hotlinked below.
No Votes on Syria

Dennis Kucinich is using his skills in the private sector to do things he couldn't do in the public arena. After so many years he got tired of not being able to get things done from that place of leadership he held. I can't say I blame him. It wasn't because he wasn't a good voice of reason it's so corrupt there that he is trying to work in others ways he feels might gain more ground. So I don't think he'd go VP but one never knows. However, you may want to check out Elizabeth Warren, she is s smart woman and is making her own ground standing up for the average American. Now a Grayson/Warren ticket, to me that would be one I could go for.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:05 pm
Hi Dandelion,
I will follow the link back to the source. I got it and watched it on one of my YouTube channels. I will get back to you. In the meantime you might want to sign up to watch upcoming video on drone strikes.

Friend --

Thank you for signing up to be among the first to see Robert Greenwald's latest documentary UNMANNED: America's Drone Wars. A candid, revealing account of the US Drone Wars in Pakistan, the film examines the impact of U.S. Drone strikes on the ground and gives an intimate look into the lives of the survivors.

The documentary will be released on October 30th, 2013, at which point you will be sent a link for an exclusive viewing of the film.

Please help us in our effort to increase awareness by asking your friends and family to join you by Signing Up.

-The Brave New Foundation Team

Also my suggestion of Kucinich for VP is a suggestion and I agree with his views. I would be just as happy to see a Grayson/Warren ticket.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:29 pm
still looking for the link but this is of interest.
http://youtu.be/ldUHR_8-piY
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 8:43 pm
Still looking but 2 more links of interest. One again on drones and two on mass media the only source of news, one on martial law and one on Monsanto

http://youtu.be/O1JyiSF3TSM

http://youtu.be/ke7RSfHmgew
http://youtu.be/mxcukoymTvE

http://youtu.be/jArfomxmpDQ

http://youtu.be/AXzGrc5TaO4
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:32 pm
This is the link;
titled
Legal Showdown: 6 Experts Destroy Obama's Drone Policy

http://youtu.be/rp4lVRc_HLY
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday September 13, 2013, 9:43 pm
Please note the channel that is found is bravenewfoundation.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 6:02 am
Thank you will do.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:13 am
ThankX for all the links and list of petitions. Maybe I can find one I haven't yet signed!!!! Will follow this thread tonight.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 8:25 am
While waiting I realized I've signed all petitions you submitted as well as many submitted by C2 members. As I'm going through the list I noticed this post Dandelion....
Thanks Rose for the C2 Petition, it must of just been made as I had checked C2 and all were closed that had been placed on here. The hotlink to this new petition is below. Another member doing their part to try to stop this.
C2 Petition Don't Bomb Syria
This DID say CLOSED last week as it came my way. I am glad they resubmitted it, as it only has 9 sigs right now. Good catch!
PERSONAL, On the 9:11 thread I said I was going to work. I am going on errands with mum. Needed to clarify my error. Continuing to sign....
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 5:26 pm
September 12, 2013 / The Nation: How to Help the Refugees in Syria

Since the civil war in Syria broke out two years ago, the United Nations estimates that more than six and a half million people have been displaced. Of those, more than two million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go, many end up in overcrowded, overwhelmed and underfunded refugee camps. By the end of this year, the UN estimates that a full half of the population of Syria will be in dire need of aid.

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world’s focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population. Relief efforts have been especially difficult given the increasing violence of the conflict but many steadfast organizations are offering supplies, shelter and medical care for people displaced by the crisis.

Here’s an incomplete list (containing links for websites &/or donation pages) :

Doctors Without Borders is providing direct medical aid in six hospitals and four health centers inside Syria. The group is also sending medical supplies, equipment and support to the medical networks throughout Syria that they cannot access themselves. They accept donations online, and you can earmark your gift for Syria by calling 1-888-392-0392.

The Danish Refugee Council is one of the largest organizations on the ground in Syria. The agency is taking donations on its website.

Islamic Relief USA is providing food, housing essentials and medical supplies for those displaced inside Syria as well as refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. To help these efforts, select “Syrian Humanitarian Aid” on the donation page.

The British group ActionAid is raising funds specifically to support relief in the Zaatari camp, an enormous refugee city in Jordan currently housing close to 150,000 displaced Syrians. Donations can be made online.

CARE is operating four refugee centers in Jordan, and is helping refugees there with cash assistance for rent and food. In Lebanon they are helping refugees get access to clean water. Staffers are also working inside Syria, providing emergency supplies for families, psychosocial support for children and emergency medical equipment and specific support for women. You can aid their efforts with an online donation or donate by phone at 1-800-521-CARE.

International Medical Corps is providing health care and counseling services for Syrian refugees with static and mobile clinics at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. They are also offering medical support to the hospitals and medical facilities in these countries handling refugee care. Support their work by donating online or by calling 310-826-7800.

The International Rescue Committee is helping refugees inside Syria and in the bordering countries with medical and emergency supplies. In refugee camps they are providing water, sanitation and education services. They are also offering counseling, safety and support for women and girls at risk. Help by donating online or at 1-855-9RESCUE.

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Shelterbox is providing tents, kitchen equipment, blankets, water purification systems and classroom supplies to more than 4,500 refugee families in Syria. In the coming months the group plans to support another 5,000 families. You can help with an online donation or by texting SHELTER to 20222 to make a $10 donation.

Save the Children is helping young people caught up in the crisis with temporary learning facilities, child friendly spaces and programs to help them cope with their trauma. They are also providing necessities like food, blankets and clothing to refugee families. You can support the Syria Children in Crisis fund by donating online or by calling 1-800-728-3843.
 

Ruth McD (725)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:13 pm
Thanks for the video. What a wake up call.
 
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