Per an emergency press release, there will be a protest in Newark today – Friday April 7, at 5pm. I will be attending, and will provide some coverage on Plainfield View. Click here for the Facebook event. The press release is printed below.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NJ to Protest Syria Bombing
Contact: Bob Witanek 908-881-5275
An emergency protest against the US launching of about 60 cruise missiles against the nation and people of Syria will occur today, 5pm, Newark at the Martin Luther King Monument on the corner of MLK Boulevard and 13th Avenue.
The rally is called by the emergency organization, NJ Against US War on Syria.
The rally will feature presentations by local and area opponents of US wars in the Middle East.
It was called lat Thurstday after social netowrking discussions by activists from around NJ who are concerned about this escalation and also about the possibility of further escalation toward nuclear war.
According to one of the organizers, Bob Witanek:
“There has been no inquiry yet getting to the bottom of it yet there is a rush to judgment and calling for retaliations/ There have been several other attacks so far this year with similar amounts of massive casualties from drone strike, air strikes, a Saudi helicopter shooting up a refugee boat and other incidents at the hands of the US in Syria, Iraq, Yemen. There have been reports of 1000 plus civilian casualties from US military actions during March 2017. If Syria is implicated it should not be too hard to collect evidence to prove as much. Same goes for if some other forces are implicated including the various US backed rebel groups and ISIS and other forces.
Hillary Clinton called for war and Trump answered with a barrage of Tomahawk cruise misslles.
The reports of casualties are not tallied yet. There is serious danger of escalation toward nuclear war since Russia is present in Syria and reportedly where the attack occurred.
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From the New York Times:
“The Pentagon announced that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles had been fired at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria. The missiles were aimed at Syrian fighter jets, hardened aircraft shelters, radar equipment, ammunition bunkers, sites for storing fuel and air defense systems…..”
“The Pentagon on Thursday night released a graphic showing the flight track of Syrian aircraft as they left the Shayrat field on Tuesday and carried out the chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.”
Just out of curiosity, when is the protest against the use of poison gas?
I don’t necessarily believe he gassed anyone. The US government lies all the time. The US government doesn’t just kill (often by neglect) its own citizens but kills citizens in every corner of the earth. As a US citizen I hardly feel I have the moral authority to criticize other countries for crimes (crimes alleged by the world’s biggest criminal) that are a mere fraction of the crimes that my tax dollars commit daily. Better question would be where were the war protests under Obama? I can’t answer that for you, but I’m happy they’ve restarted.