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CounterPunch SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 - by Brian Eno & others
STOP BOMBING SYRIA
We are gravely concerned at the possibility of a parliamentary decision to bomb Syria. David Cameron is planning such a vote in the House of Commons in the near future. He is doing so in the face of much evidence that such an action would exacerbate the situation it is supposed to solve. Already we have seen the killing of civilians and the exacerbation of a refugee crisis which is largely the product of wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.
The US and its allies have dropped twenty-thousand bombs on Iraq and Syria in the past year, with little effect. We fear that this latest extension of war will only worsen the threat of terrorism, as have the previous wars involving the British government.
Cameron is cynically using the refugee crisis to urge more war. He should not be allowed to.
Mark Rylance, Charlotte Church, John Williams, Mairead Maguire Nobel peace laureate, Brian Eno, Len McCluskey General Secretary, Unite The Union, Christine Shawcroft Labour NEC, Diane Abbott MP, Jenny Tonge, Caroline Lucas MP, Andrew Murray Chair, Stop the War Campaign, Lindsey German Convenor, STWC, Tariq Ali, John Pilger, Tim Lezard, David Edgar, Alan Gibbons, Andy de la Tour, Michael Rosen, Eugene Skeef, Victoria Brittain, Anders Lustgarten, David Gentleman, David Swanson, Gerry Grehan Peace People Belfast