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U.S. has no 'right to be judge, jury, and executioner' on Syria

Government's broke, cutbacks abound, joblessness rages, poverty persists amid high anxiety and major suffering: The last thing America needs, or can afford, is a military adventure in Syria, say activists.

THE WHITE HOUSE ( - After a week in which President Barack Obama and his chief foreign policy and defense advisers steadily beat the drum for war against Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack, Mr. Obama put his plan to attack Damascus on hold Aug. 31, pending a vote in Congress on any U.S. military action.

The current drumbeat for war sounds hauntingly like other U.S. escalations, all of which were based on lies told by top administration figures to the American people and to the world. "As I listened to John Kerry yesterday," Abdul Akbar Muhammad, international representative of the Nation of Islam said to the rally, "it sounded like a rerun of Colin Powell at the UN."

"Today as we demonstrate in front of the White House, there will be similar protests all across the United States, in London also-all across the world in fact," ANSWER Coalition organizer Brian Becker told the crowd. "In New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, all over the United States, the American people are telling President Obama, telling the government that we oppose any bombing strike on Syria.  Read full article... 
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