Tag Archives: Middle East

LP.org: Stay out of Syria

From a media release issued by the Libertarian Party on April 14, 2018:

Stay out of Syria

… and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark: ‘Afghanistan and NATO’


Via LP.org and email list:

Dear Libertarian,

You have probably heard the news about the President’s plan to increase American military involvement in Afghanistan.

The Libertarian perspective is very different.

After toppling the Afghan government almost sixteen years ago, the United States entered into nation building thinking that it would help improve corners of the world that terrorists find inviting.… Read more ...

Green Party’s Hawkins condemns Cuomo executive order

On Sunday evening, Green Party activist Howie Hawkins issued a statement condemning an executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that ” blacklists and sanctions people, companies, and other organizations that support boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”

Hawkins stated that “Cuomo’s order is an unconstitutional infringement on 1st Amendment free speech rights, initiates a McCarthyite witch hunt against BDS supporters, unethically defends racial discrimination and human rights abuses by the state of Israel, and makes the possibilities for a just peace in Israel/Palestine all the more difficult.… Read more ...

Libertarians to US Lawmakers: Get Out, Stay Out of Iraq, Syria

From a Libertarian National Committee Press Release:

The Libertarian Party urges lawmakers to stop bombing in Iraq and to disengage operations in both Iraq and Syria.

“The U.S. government has been intervening in the Middle East for more than half a century under the pretext of achieving peace,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

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Are Cynthia McKinney and Jello Biafra, so-called ‘leading lights of the US Green Party,’ lending support to Middle Eastern tyranny?

The following is an excerpt from an interesting post on New Jewish Resistance, via a complementary post on California Greening, which calls for the Greens not to nominate anyone in 2012 who “align with the likes of Ahmadinejad, Qadaffi or Asad.”

Two leading lights of the US Green Party, Jello Biafra and Cynthia McKinney, have betrayed the party’s platform and values by loaning support to Israel and Qaddafi, respectively.

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Darryl W. Perry: Open Mouth, Insert Two States

From an email sent to IPR by Darryl Perry, chair of the Boston Tea Party:

Last week President Obama said:

The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

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Freedom Socialist Party: Stop the U.S./UN war against Libya!

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

No foreign takeover of the Arab revolutions!

Stop the U.S./UN war against Libya!

The foreign military bombardment now raining down on Libya is in no
sense a humanitarian defense of Libya’s people against dictator Moammar
Gadhafi. It is an opportunistic move by Western powers, above all the
U.S., against the democratic uprisings shaking North Africa and the
Middle East.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is twenty percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.… Read more ...

LP of San Francisco: Libertarians Support Middle East Freedom Uprisings

By Starchild at LPSF.org:

BeStrongEgypt4hAs in 1989-1990, when the Berlin Wall came down and former vassal states and imprisoned peoples in the U.S.S.R. were declaring their independence in rapid succession, it is clear that we are witnessing a momentous historical shift in the Middle East. Since the Soviet empire’s collapse, this has been the region of the world most dominated by authoritarian regimes — many of them, sadly, supported by the United States government.

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Wayne Root: Hail the King – Hail Obama

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

It’s funny how life works. Even when I agree with Barack Obama, I am still offended by his Big Brother attitude and Nanny State goon tactics. Obama’s actions remind me of a dictator who thinks he knows better than you or me. … Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Statement on Popular Uprisings

Photo of banner on Libyan building

Source: Al Jazeera

The Peace and Freedom Party looks forward to the success of popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, and in Madison, Wisconsin. We urge participation in actions in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

People of North Africa and the Middle East can and must create their own democratic institutions.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: In the Middle East, it’s time to cut and run like Ronald Reagan did in 1984

Libertarian Party Monday message:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

In the Middle East, it’s time to cut and run like Ronald Reagan did in 1984.

In 1982, President Reagan ordered American Marines into Lebanon as part of a "multinational peacekeeping force." In 1983, there were several bombings targeting Americans in Lebanon, including the well-known Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 U.S.… Read more ...