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From page A10 | September 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

In Thursday’s Enterprise, Rep. John Garamendi came out in opposition to the United States taking military action in Syria. He lists several of my concerns, including a widening regional conflict should we bomb Syria; the loss of civilian lives; the likelihood that this loss will make anger with the U.S. on Arab streets even worse; and skepticism about the quality of our intelligence in light of former CIA assurances that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

He also indicated that the proposed attack has no support in international law. (I have been unable to find such support for an attack on a country with which we are not at war.) He supports instead the United States “working to gain international support that isolates (Bashar) Assad and pushes him to negotiate.”

I am sure that Garamendi could use our support in this matter. You can email him (https://garamendi.house.gov./contact-me) or drop by his office in downtown Davis (412 G St.) and talk with his representatives. Let him know that you favor a “no” vote on taking military action in Syria.

This contact will help Garamendi continue to oppose a bombing that does not serve our interests.

Judy Reynolds
Davis

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  • Noreen MazelisSeptember 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    "In 2002–03 George Bush built public opinion for an intervention, assembled an allied coalition, succeeded with the U.S. Congress, and tried at the U.N. He made the argument that Saddam Hussein’s past use of WMD, his support for terrorism, and his genocide (read all 23 congressional writs) made a good moral and realist case for intervening in a post-9/11 landscape. In response, Barack Obama launched his political career by deriding just such logic, which he is now far less impressively adopting as his own."

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  • Rich RifkinSeptember 11, 2013 - 5:36 pm

    "I have been unable to find such support for an attack on a country with which we are not at war." ...... Judy, assuming for a second that your inquiry was serious, Google this document and it will provide you the answer you say you could not find: "THE KOSOVO CRISIS IN AN INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE: SELF-DETERMINATION, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND THE NATO INTERVENTION." ...... Although we are not allied with the victim's of the Syrian government, it is also the case, under international law, that we have the right to come to the defense of an ally of ours who is under attack. (There is no exactitude to say what an ally is.) That is what we did, in theory, in most of our wars, including, for example, the Gulf War, when we came to the aid of Kuwait (our ally, at least in that conflict).

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