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ACTION ALERT: Trump's War Has Just Started


March 10, 2017
Stephen Miles and Richard Allen Smith / MoveOn.org & Hon. Barbara Lee / House of Representatives

On March 8, Donald Trump sent hundreds of Marines to risk their lives in combat in Syria. Please see the urgent message below from Afghanistan War Veteran Richard Allen Smith and take action by joining him -- along with US Representative Barbara Lee -- in taking action to oppose this dangerous escalation of war. Rep Lee has introduced a bill that would prevent Trump from sending more troops into Syria.

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ACTION ALERT: Trump's War Has Just Started
Stephen Miles / MoveOn.org

(March 11, 2017) -- On Wednesday, Donald Trump sent hundreds of Marines to risk their lives in combat in Syria. Please see the urgent message below from Afghanistan War Veteran Richard Allen Smith and join him in taking action to oppose this dangerous escalation of war.

Donald Trump has already shown that he is a reckless Commander in Chief. Just days into the job, he ordered a disastrous raid in Yemen that cost the life of a Navy SEAL and killed numerous civilians, including women and children. Now, he's sent several hundred conventional troops into Syria, with hundreds more potentially on the way, jumping neck deep into the Middle East's deadliest war.

This new deployment is a game changer. Trump has ordered a new, riskier mission for our troops-- one that will dramatically increase the likelihood of casualties. This is a highly disturbing escalation of our involvement in Syria. That's why we have to fight back.

Tell President Trump:
No American Ground Troops in Syria

Richard Allen Smith, Afghanistan War Veteran

I know what it's like to be deployed in the middle of a war zone. I was deployed to Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division in 2007 and 2008.

That's why I was so shocked by the news that Donald Trump has just sent hundreds more Marines into combat in Syria. He's sending these men and women into the midst of a bloody, six-year old war, putting their lives in danger while doing nothing to actually end the carnage in Syria.

Donald Trump has already shown that he is a reckless Commander in Chief. Just days into the job, he ordered a disastrous raid in Yemen that cost the life of a Navy SEAL and killed numerous civilians, including women and children.

Now, with the news that he's sent several hundred conventional troops into Syria, with hundreds more potentially on the way, he is jumping neck deep into the Middle East's deadliest war.

The war in Syria is a devastating crisis that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, created millions of refugees, and dragged on for 6 long years.

Experts agree that there is simply no military solution to the conflict, yet only weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump is rushing towards a major war, using the same old broken thinking that every problem in the Middle East can be solved with American bombs.

Make no mistake, this new deployment is a big, game changing deal. For the first time in Syria, conventional American troops will conduct operations outside the relative safety of a secure perimeter.

Trump has ordered a new, riskier mission for our troops -- one that will dramatically increase the likelihood of casualties. This is a highly disturbing escalation of our involvement in Syria. That's why we have to fight back.

As a soldier, I saw firsthand the devastating consequences, both for my fellow men and women in uniform and for the local men, women and children whose lives are torn apart by the never-ending violence of our endless wars.

Despite hundreds of thousands of lives lost and decades of war, Iraq and Afghanistan remain torn apart by violent conflict. That's why it's so important to fight back now, before any more troops are sent into battle fighting a war that cannot be won on the battlefield.

That's why, as a veteran and as a citizen, I'm speaking out, and I need you to join me. Please join me in demanding an immediate halt to deploying American ground troops in Syria.

THE LETTER
President Trump and Members of Congress:
Stop the deployment of US ground troops to Syria


Donald Trump just sent hundreds more Marines into combat in Syria. The war in Syria is a devastating crisis that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, created millions of refugees, and dragged on for 6 long years.

Experts agree that there is simply no military solution to the conflict, yet only weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump is rushing towards a major war, using the same old broken thinking that every problem in the Middle East can be solved with American bombs. That's why we have to fight back.

Tell Trump: No American ground troops in Syria.


Please click below to add your signature today.
http://action.winwithoutwar.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=21262&tag=moveon



ACTION ALERT: End Trump's Blank Check for Endless War
Hon. Barbara Lee / US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2017) -- Following the news that Donald Trump deployed additional troops to Syria, I introduced a bill that would prevent him from sending more troops into Syria.

I strongly object to Trump's unilateral decision to put more of our brave servicemen and women into harm's way in Syria. This move underscores the dangerous consequences of allowing military escalation to continue unchecked, with no oversight from Congress.

In 2001, I was the lone vote against handing President Bush a blank check for war following the September 11 attacks. Over fifteen years later, this war authorization is still being used to justify military intervention around the world, including Trump's most recent deployment in Syria.

We simply cannot allow this blank check to continue. It is the the constitutional responsibility of Congress to debate, vote and authorize the use of military force in matters of war and peace.

My bill, H.R. 1473, will limit Trump's blank check for endless war by denying any funds for additional US troops into Syria. Now more than ever, it is imperative for Congress to provide a check on the power of the president.

This legislation would prohibit funding of any additional US ground troops in Syria. Will you sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of H.R. 1473 to prohibit the expansion of US combat troops in Syria? Add your name to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of H.R. 1473, the Prohibit Expansion of US Combat Troops into Syria Act.

Congress owes it to our brave service members to live up to our constitutional duty to debate war and authorize decisions to use force abroad. It's up to us to prevent Trump from escalating our involvement in yet another unchecked war.

Thank you for joining me today by signing on as a citizen co-sponsor of my bill to bar US troops from Syria.

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