“Here are 10 reasons the U.S. must end its war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad:
Because if we succeed in overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad, it will open the door for ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other Islamic extremists to take over all of Syria. There
will be genocide and suffering on a scale beyond our imagination.
These Islamic extremists will take over all the weaponry,
infrastructure, and military hardware of the Syrian army and be more
dangerous than ever before.
should not be allying ourselves with these Islamic extremists by
helping them achieve their goal because it is against the security
interests of the United States and all of civilization.
money and weapons the CIA is providing to overthrow the Syrian
government of Assad are going directly or indirectly into the hands of
the Islamic extremist groups,
including al-Qaeda affiliates, al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and others who
are the actual enemies of the United States. These groups make up close
to 90 percent of the so-called opposition forces, and are the most
dominant fighters on the ground.
our efforts to overthrow Assad has increased and will continue to
increase the strength of ISIS and other Islamic extremists, thus making
them a bigger regional and global threat.
war has exacerbated the chaos and carnage in Syria and, along with the
terror inflicted by ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups fighting to take over Syria, continues to increase the number of Syrians forced to flee their country.
Because we should learn from our past mistakes in Iraq and Libya
that U.S. wars to overthrow secular dictators (Saddam Hussein and
Muammar Gaddafi) cause even more chaos and human suffering and open the
door for Islamic extremists to take over in those countries.
the U.S. has no credible government or government leader ready to bring
order, security, and freedom to the people of Syria.
even the ‘best case’ scenario - that the U.S. successfully overthrows
the Syrian government of Assad - would obligate the United States to spend trillions of dollars and the lives of American service members in the futile effort to create a new Syria. This
is what we have been trying to do in Iraq for twelve years, and we
still have not succeeded. The situation in Syria will be much more
difficult than in Iraq.
our war against the Syrian government of Assad is interfering with our
being one-pointedly focused on the war to defeat ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the
other Islamic extremists...
our war to overthrow the Assad government puts us in direct conflict
with Russia and increases the likelihood of war between the United
States and Russia and the possibility of another world war.”