With the possibility of Congress voting on involvement in Syria just under a week away, people have moved to the streets to protest any involvement with Syria. As the frequency of protests speed up, the diversity of the groups get larger, with many rallies pulling in many different people from all kinds of lives. One fine example of this is September 8 2013, where hundreds took to the streets of Chicago to shout slogans such as "hands off Syria" and more. This protest was by far one of the largest yet, with at least a good 500 to 600 plus, people in attendance. The Answer Coalition of Chicago had been working on this protest for quite some time. They organized every last detail, down to the loads of picket signs, which group member John Beacham posted a photo of the night prior to the event. Many people in attendance at this massive protest felt it was their duty to protest yet more military actions taken by the United States. Many people are not only war weary, but are angry and even feel duped again. Obama brought hope with his election, and is now steadily losing it as the days go by. Some people even believe that Obama is a criminal, and is no better than any other war monger. In fact, polls have shown that less and less people are supporting attacks on Syria each week. For once in many years, both Republicans and Liberals are putting out very close numbers when it comes to opposing any strikes.
It seems however that the media constantly is denying these numbers, and often times blurs peoples true feelings and even their quotes. Many people have something to say, such as Jason Scott Page who had this to say "This country's history is plagued with false flag operations, most exemplary and well documented being the failed attempt of Operation Northwoods that plotted terrorism on American citizens to blame on and justify war with Cuba. All presidents thereafter JFK have been complicit to false flag operations in this country and the chemical attack on Syria is not exempt. A leaked phone interview between a rebel group and a journalist in Syria reveal that the government of Syria had no responsibility for the chemical attack that is hastily being argued to attack Syria before any proper investigation into the attack takes place. It will be no surprise that the US is supporting this rebel group. Considering the geopolitical situation this is a sure recipe for starting WWIII." Many people such as Jason feel that the said chemical attacks are just another false flag operation to start a new war. Many other people had words to say, such as Ronnie Salazar who believes that "any strike against Syria, will come back to us, it will cause a whole bunch of conflict which will eventually lead to another war."
There are many more people who have a lot to say who could not be reached for comment, but anyone can read that and more here. It is obvious that the American people are not happy and that they will not back down as their government starts another war. Of course, not everyone will have the same opinion, but as the strikes get closer the numbers are changing, and are leaning towards a general feeling of "no don't bomb Syria." However nobody has the power to see into the future, and things can change at any moment. But the fact that 600 people showed up in a single day, just to protest involvement with Syria, should and could speak for itself. Obama should be considering this when he makes his final decision. It seems as if attacks on Syria do take place, the American public will not sit by quietly. For more information on Saturday's event, and more please visit here.
We shall overcome.