The Nation Opposes Military Intervention in Syria

Decries media watchdogs who become lapdogs in the face of manufactured displays of might.

“Conflicts will stop only when the people who live in these many countries, and the powers that fuel the proxy wars, decide the violence must end,”

says Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel

“The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.”

The Nation‘s coverage of the Syrian conflict is below.
From 2013: The Case Against Military Intervention in Syria
Katrina vanden Heuvel [New York, NY]
There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.
The Real Targets of Trump’s Strike Were His Domestic Critics
Greg Grandin [New York, NY]
Six thoughts on the US bombing of Syria.
Too Many of Trump’s Liberal Critics Are Praising His Strike on Syria
Joan Walsh [New York, NY]
Anyone who supports these missile strikes has to account for what comes next.
Trump Launched Missile Strikes on Syria Without Congressional Authorization
John Nichols [Madison, WI]
The post-9/11 war authorization is still being used to justify military actions. That’s unconstitutional.
What Is It With US Presidents and Tomahawk Cruise-Missile Strikes?
Juan Cole [Ann Arbor, MI]
Typically deployed symbolically by presidents facing domestic political troubles, they rarely have significant military effect.
The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.
Phyllis Bennis [Washington, DC]
Director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ New Internationalism Project,
The left is profoundly divided over the conflict, but we should at least agree on a set of principles to end it.
How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy
Sean McElwee, Brian Schaffner, Jesse Rhodes [Various]
As the influence of high-dollar donors grows, so too will our bellicosity.

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