Some are blaming Trump for the murderous Russian bombing siege resumed today over Aleppo. Just so it’s clear: Obama is still the US president. Trump will not take over until January 20th 2017.

When you blame the US for Russian bombing, you foster the orientalist notion that only US militarism matters & that the US alone calls the shots in Syria. Or more likely you are suggesting the US intervene against the counterrevolution it is part of to pulverize the popular movement against Assad’s dictatorship.

For principled antiwar activists & for those who want to see a revolution against the monstrous Assad, the demands must be: the immediate cessation of Syrian & Russian bombing & the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all foreign military forces–lock, stock, & barrel. Out now!