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19 Sep, 2013

Is Opposition to Syria Attack an Opportunity to End American Empire Responsibly? – Truthout

In 2003 in the run-up to the Iraq War, tens of millions protested around the world. The New York Times was forced to take note and acknowledge there were two superpowers in the world – the United States and the people.

The people failed to stop that war, but the people are playing a critical role in resolving the crisis in Syria without war.

The peoples’ response was essential to the reversal of President Obama’s stated desire to bomb Syria in the face of what sounded like a done deal, given the mass media’s promise that bombing would start on Thursday – now three weeks ago. Diplomacy has quickly resulted in a framework for the removal of the Syrian government’s chemical weapons, although we recognize that sometimes diplomacy is a prelude to war.

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