August 10, 2017

Ruptly TV // Russia Today | Aug 8, 2017 | USA: Press conference held to promote petition against US engagement in Syria. ‘No US warplanes over Syria’: Congress & Pentagon hit with 68k petition signatures | .. A CIA whistleblower and ex-Marine Corps captain are among the outspoken leaders of a campaign to stop the US bombing of Syria before a “nuclear apocalypse” erupts out of the conflict with Russia .. |

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II ground support fighter aircraft during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 31, 2017 © Michael Battles / Global Look Press
A group of activists, including the CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou and former State Department official Matthew Hoh, held a press conference at the Washington National Press Club, Washington DC, on Tuesday over a petition calling on Congress to remove all US military aircraft from above Syria. 

Mr Kiriakou, maintained, "We are going to have to accept the fact that Assad is not going anywhere, nor should he; whether we like it or not, his is the internationally recognised government of Syria."

Hoh, who served in Iraq and resigned over US policy in Afghanistan, decried US military action in Syria. "American airstrikes in Syria are not the solution and are continuing moral hazard for all people of Syria," he said.

International Law expert Christie Edwards took to the podium to comment on the US airstrike on the Shayrat airbase south of Homs, earlier this year. She stated, "the attack on April 6 violated the UN charter and nor was unconstitutional."

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