What’s Happening In Vegas, Is Happening All Over The World (No War With Syria!)


LAS VEGAS – Last Saturday, August 31st, protests all across the country and world took place in response to the U.S. Government’s bold statements and positioning against Syria, amounting to threatening a missile attack any day. With just days or less of planning, protests took place successfully in dozens of cities, and I personally can speak for the one I went to and helped organize, the Las Vegas No War With Syria rally (check out the Facebook event page here – and our photo gallery).

The page was created about a day and a half before the protest took place, a couple days after Ashley Nicole York, creator of The Liberty Movement Facebook page received this message to the page from Farid Freiha, a teenage boy living in Damascus, Syria-

“hey im syrian and were gonna 90% die these 2 days because the usa want to punish al asad by destroying syria… i hope you could share this on your page because we’re on the edge of dying.. at least the world can remember us and it can be a part of waking up…. peace!” (screenshot here)

Affected strongly by this, Ashley spread the screenshot on the page and encouraged people to send in pictures of themselves holding up a sign saying they’re against the war in Syria in their own words. Pictures started flooding in, and then news of national protests came out. On Thursday August 29th, Jen Harney contacted Angie Morelli and Mary Lou Anderson, all former protest organizers, as well as Ashley and myself (also a Liberty Movement page admin), to organize a protest for Saturday the 31st. We decided on the Tropicana overpass at the I-15, just off the strip, where tens of thousands of visitors arrive each day, and figured we’d be happy if a couple dozen protesters showed up. Well come Saturday, around a hundred people turn out, and it was a major success. There were more honks than any protest or rally I’ve been at in years, and the energy was palpable. Of course, most people can unite for peace, and the awakening has spread like wildfire lately.

Local news channels 3, 5, 8 and 13 came out to get footage and interviews, as well as the Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun. Links to their stories are here:

Locals Protesting Against U.S. Involvement In Syria (KLAS/CBS Channel 8, video)
Protesters line overpass, rally against war with Syria (Las Vegas Review-Journal, video)
Locals protest United States military action in Syria (KTNV/ABC Channel 13, video)
Possible U.S.-led attack on Syria sparks rallies worldwide (Las Vegas Sun, photo gallery)

And check out this amazing video clip of a couple of our youngest protestors there! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151790232095275

During the protest, word spread that President Obama announced, after growing public criticism as well as after the UK Parliament rejected Syria action, he would seek Congressional approval for an attack on Syria, so that they could debate it and hear from the public (while acting like he has the right to go in without anyone else’s approval, and he was doing us some “old” Constitutional favor- right). They reconvene from their recess on Monday September 9th, so at least we have this time to contact our Congressmen, whatever difference that may make. We should try anything we can to prevent this war, and that is why a second wave of national protests is being planned for Saturday September 7th. We’ve just put our page up yesterday, at No War With Syria Rally – Las Vegas (Round 2).

We need to spread the message out fast to maximize the impact, even moreso than the past week, and inspire as many people as possible to make their dissenting voices heard as well. Massive public outcry does affect policy and governmental actions, and if we are not listened to, it is proof that there is a dark agenda that doesn’t serve the will of our people or the Syrian people at all.

Who could this serve? There are multiple groups who could benefit, the main being the Israeli government and the Saudis, and well in the grand scheme, those in the U.S. who think they can truly achieve world empire. Israel has been very clear in wanting to get rid of the Iranian government, and the Syrian Assad regime is one of the closest allies of the Shia government of Iran. Toppling Syria would be one huge step closer to taking down Iran.

The Saudis in 2009 pursued an oil pipeline from Qatar through Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey into Europe- this would supply European markets and bypass Russia, cutting off a major economic source for Russia. Assad refused, saying his reason was “to protect the interests of [his] Russian ally, which is Europe’s top supplier of natural gas.” Since then, Qatar and the Saudis (with the help of the U.S.) have supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s growth inside Syria. And then, in March 2011, Iran, Syria and Iraq agreed to build a pipeline through Iran and Syria into Europe- a direct competition to the proposed Qatar project. Immediately after this, the “Free Syrian Army” opposition to Assad suddenly exploded and Syria plunged into chaos. And with these chemical attacks blamed on the Assad regime, there have been reports by rebels that they were given weapons by Saudi militants, which they didn’t know how to use and ended up having deadly accidents handling.

This all may or may not be the true reason behind the impending attacks, but one thing is near certain- this attack could very easily be what lands us in World War Three. In response to the United States’ threat to Syria, Putin has threatened to strike our geopolitical ally Saudi Arabia if the U.S. attacks Syria. Upon our amassing of warships in recent weeks in the Mediterranean Sea, Russia has followed suit. Iran has threatened to use Hezbollah to create chaos via proxies throughout the Middle East that would destabilize our interests (something we have been doing for decades).
In the grand scheme, especially given the context of the post-Soviet Union world in which Eurasia (Russia, China, and the Middle East) being the only area that can function independently of the United States, and the Project for a New American Century, reflecting the recent viral Wesley Clark video revealing planned attacks on seven countries in five years, could this be our big move at world empire? Or could this be another Libya and not get too much deeper? Destabilization of the Middle East has seemed quite effective so far.  But dare we take these major provocations that could corner Russia and China into positions of needing to take some kind of action, whether it be cutting off our resources or dropping the dollar… and quite easily setting the entire Middle East into total chaos… we cannot afford it.

Truly, the longer this is delayed, the more room for opposition to be voiced and the more possibility to avoid war- so we must do all we can to stop this. There are possibilities Congress may vote against authorization, such as presented here in Time Magazine, but really, can we count on Congress to make a sane decision? Well, we can try making their phones ring off the hook, and most visibly, take to the streets.

My mother told me when she was pregnant with me that she was worried that the turmoil in the Middle East (back in 1983) would pull me in somehow and it was going to lead to a very disturbing time in which my generation would find ourselves embroiled in. Well here we are, trying to save the world from destruction centered on the destruction of the Middle East which could embroil the entire world in a devastating conflict that has been brewing for years, and decades of our interventions. Now we find ourselves gravely concerned about the newest generation, our kids and their kids and the not-distant-at-all future of our planet. We see in their eyes, in their words, in their actions, fighting our same fight as if they have been with us the whole time, these children old enough to join us at the protests now (so many amazingly young!), seemingly awakened from birth. We have now had multiple generations of love-inspired protestors for peace, against war, and we know despite all this, the children are being handed a world in more trouble than ever, the world’s fate soon to be in their hands. But we need to do every single thing we can to keep a peaceful, harmonic future possible and workable for them- a canvas we can set up for them to create a beautiful transformed world on- and not a war-torn mess with pieces incomprehensible to put together.

My mother had the right intuition to be concerned, but what that turned into inside me and millions of the rest of us is a relentless drive to save and change the world, and our concern will overcome the elite’s greed for power and control of the world and whatever it is they want in the end. When I have a child, I will be concerned for the world right now, and our duty to turn things around, and I know that he or she (or they) will continue the shift, push it into its next phase, and along with the rest of this awakened new wave of kids, bring a peaceful, beautiful new world into fruition. What we have been working for decades at to turn around will blossom and the children now and to come, along with our guidance, are the designers.

But right now, it is up to us. We can’t let the power hungry psychopaths have their way. And right now, at least, we can make our opposition be known in this way, in addition to online and in any way you can think of- for a protest in your town, browse through the links below, and find your city. If you don’t see it, search on Facebook for “No War with Syria Rally” and your town or closest town’s name. And get down there Saturday and prevent another war from happening!

Much more to come…

National page –

NEW YORK: https://www.facebook.com/events/357407417726630/?notif_t=plan_edited
BUFFALO: https://www.facebook.com/events/222845624537602/
MANHATTAN: https://www.facebook.com/events/357407417726630/?ref=ts&fref=tshttps://www.facebook.com/events/232889963524783/?ref=ts&fref=ts &https://www.facebook.com/events/504830419598780/?ref=ts&fref=ts
HUNTINGTON: https://www.facebook.com/events/338271296307105/?ref=ts&fref=ts
BOSTON: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417584815119642/
SPRINGFIELD: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409951602560340/
WASHINGTON DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/563464440373777/
PHILADELPHIA: https://www.facebook.com/events/404768706301829/
CLEVELAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/184403395073243/ &https://www.facebook.com/NOWARwithsyriaCLEVELAND
COLUMBUS: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212920022203108/
INDIANAPOLIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/251005211690893/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/163340777189902/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/622181111147908/
CHICAGO: https://www.facebook.com/events/142468009295633/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/632321833468149/
MINNESOTA: https://www.facebook.com/events/409178679203245/
ST LOUIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/509611722446791/
KANSAS: https://www.facebook.com/events/466176590146930/ &
WICHITA: https://www.facebook.com/events/489615451123562/
OKLAHOMA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411313969082686/
TULSA: https://www.facebook.com/events/282576931882529/
LITTLE ROCK: https://www.facebook.com/events/622549261098670/
MEMPHIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/468214603275687/
NASHVILLE: https://www.facebook.com/events/379584885502507/
CHARLOTTE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408133369405180/
TAMPA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413121772247074/
FORT WORTH: https://www.facebook.com/events/510197189062404/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/503891873030349/
AUSTIN: https://www.facebook.com/events/190453154459560/
CONROE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410199879200188/
TUCSON: https://www.facebook.com/events/412676965504853/?ref=br_tf
PHOENIX: https://www.facebook.com/events/520660951338155/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/1412323025648288/?ref=br_tf
SAN DIEGO: https://www.facebook.com/events/154427298090014/
LOS ANGELES: https://www.facebook.com/events/404701396296159/
FRESNO: https://www.facebook.com/events/186697314843916/
SAN JOSE: https://www.facebook.com/events/590167581029342/?ref=br_tf
OAKLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/403287799771789/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/528826650523730/
SAN FRANCISCO: https://www.facebook.com/events/619089938111312/
SACRAMENTO: https://www.facebook.com/events/317130931764687/
SALT LAKE CITY: https://www.facebook.com/events/644064555618304/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/1409460149276144/
DENVER: https://www.facebook.com/events/506703812739032/
PORTLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/323218307823420/
SEATTLE: https://www.facebook.com/events/652372694787638/
MONTREAL: https://www.facebook.com/events/157490327790506/
TORONTO: https://www.facebook.com/events/283938335079083/
QUEBEC: https://www.facebook.com/events/283938335079083/
WINNIPEG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193748280802346/
CALGARY: https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-war-with-Syria-Calgary/411054519004959
VANCOUVER: https://www.facebook.com/events/470724056368676/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/226157700867181/
LONDON: https://www.facebook.com/events/163267130532010/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/517932798285947/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/166493376874529/
BRISTOL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405111359705804/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/355334327932258/
MANCHESTER: https://www.facebook.com/events/295006980638445/
GLASGOW: https://www.facebook.com/events/634686443221967/
ABERDEEN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/512395222179358/
DUBLIN: https://www.facebook.com/events/425245360927349/
ROME: https://www.facebook.com/events/632887376745280/
HAMBURG: https://www.facebook.com/events/354172311383614/
WARSAW: https://www.facebook.com/events/158726467662694/
ATHENS: https://www.facebook.com/events/160811104116473/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/203267516509152/?ref=br_tf
CAIRO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410433225844415/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/663966683614600/ &https://www.facebook.com/nowarwithsyriarallycairo
DAMASCUS: https://www.facebook.com/events/356462654485311/
HOMS: https://www.facebook.com/events/177634505753462/?ref=br_tf &https://www.facebook.com/events/563439243723473/
MUSCAT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409882829234501/
LAHORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/397207983735282/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/428104097308472/
NEW DELHI: https://www.facebook.com/events/164198087106748/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/581230435252214/
MUMBAI: https://www.facebook.com/events/397383013724329/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/498335756921282/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/176880859166192/
KUALA LUMPUR: https://www.facebook.com/events/232039643614378/
MANILA: https://www.facebook.com/events/181700298678930/
AUCKLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/355644597900610/
HONOLULU: https://www.facebook.com/events/212873448876442/ &https://www.facebook.com/events/590792747631371/


More rallies:

Thu 8/29 6pm* Times Square https://www.facebook.com/events/504830419598780/?ref=3
*as of now, ANSWER Coalition is calling out for Times Square at 5pm
Thu 8/30 5pm Times Square – Flash Mob Against The Military Coup In Egypt
Fri 8/30 6pm Harlem State Office Building
Sat 8/31 12pm Times Square
Sat 9/12 GLOBAL – March Against Monsanto
Sat 11/2 EVERYWHERE – March Against Corruption


One thought on “What’s Happening In Vegas, Is Happening All Over The World (No War With Syria!)

  1. The US should not bomb Syria. What is needed is an international effort to prosecute Assad for crimes of war.

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