The Peace Coordination of Berlin (FriKo), the main branch of the german peacemovement in Berlin is supporting the call „U.S. Hands Off Syria – An Urgent Message for Peace on the Eve of Wider War“.
The FriKo just put together a flyer, which is being distributed in Berlin.
The flyer is presenting the german translation of the US-declaration, and then goes on to say the following:
On 10 November, the German Bundestag voted on a request from the Federal Government to extend and expand the use of the German Army in Iraq and in Syria.
Already there is no legal basis for the ongoing military operation of the German Bundeswehr in Syria, since neither the Federal Government of Germanycan rely on the right of collective self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, nor is there any authorization by the UN Security Council for operating in Syria. The deployment of the Bundeswehr to Syria „represents a serious violation of the right of international law and constitutional law“.
An extension of the deployment and its expansion by participating in AWACS aerial photographing by the end of 2017 would continue this legal breach and endorse it.
When the government and the parliament are breaking a law, society must stand up and resist.
We therefore urge the deputies of the German Bundestag to vote against the proposal of the Federal Government.
Germany has joined an international coalition of 64 states („The Friends of Syria“), which, led by the US, are working on toppling the government of Syria. The military intervention in Syria serves this aim. There is the danger of an ever-widening war.
Not only do we reject this war, but also the citizens‘ and peace movements in the USA. The call „Hands off Syria – An urgent message for peace in the face of the danger of a bigger war“. The call already is supported by Ramsey Clark, the former U.S. Attorney General and the former CIA analyst Ray McGovern as well as by over 1000 citizens from all continents. Please also support this call with your signature.
„U.S. Hands Off Syria – An Urgent Message for Peace on the Eve of Wider War“
download Flyer here: http://bit.ly/2fsb2ei