Bombing civilians in Douma, Syria

Douma Nov 7 2016 (Sameer Al-Doumy:AFP:Getty Images) Nov 12 2016

This is another scene last Monday in Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria: an older man is trying to extinguish a fire caused by Syrian airstrikes.

Once again it must be asked: is bombing a city of 100,000 civilians, including children, elderly, disabled, sick & infirm, an appropriate military strategy? Is there any worthy justification to convince human rights & antiwar activists that bombing civilians is necessary in defense of democracy? Because when US-NATO forces use that argument, only the most backward, racist, & reactionary forces in the world buy it.

Principled antiwar forces demand the immediate cessation of Syrian & Russian bombing of civilians & demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all foreign military forces, including paramilitary militias, from Syria.

(Photo by Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images)