Eastern Aleppo and other parts of Syria are under continued attack by the despotic Assad regime and the combined military forces of Russia and Iran.
The decades-old disasterous and hugely destructive military adventures of the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as lending massive military support to the regional destabilising forces of Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt has robbed it and its allies of any credibility in the region.
In 2005, with the humanitarian disasters such as Rwanda and Srebrenica still raw, ALL U.N. member states signed up to a doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Unfortunately, despite R2P, the U.N. has again proven itself incapable of protecting civilians in Syria today – just as it failed in Rwanda and Srebrenica.
We are calling on the U.S. to remember the outrage and shame that inspired the R2P doctrine and respond immediately according to its provisions – even without the impossible hurdle of a Security Council resolution – to defend the innocent civilians of Aleppo and other parts of Syria being targeted by the Assad regime and its accomplices. The U.S. and its military allies have a lot to answer for in the Middle East. Now is the time to begin to make amends.
We are calling for credible and actionable threats of specific & targeted retaliation
by the U.S. and its allies
against any military force that is deliberately targeting civilians in Syria.
Please join us outside the U.S. Embassy, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, at 2pm on Saturday, 8th October to demonstrate the sense of urgency that we in Ireland feel for the U.S. and its allies to live up to its Responsibility to Protect in Syria.