By showing drone strikes as the “answer” to terrible dilemmas, popular culture legitimizes brutal warfare.
The bipartisan resolution comes as the February 25 bombing in Syria faces criticism from lawmakers and legal scholars.
Biden seems determined to continue the failed policies of his predecessors, regardless of their illegality.
Rep. Ro Khanna says Biden’s recent airstrikes in Syria lacked legal authority: “This is not an ambiguous case.”
Armed conflicts ethicist Adil Haque described the airstrike as “almost certainly” in violation of international law.
COVID-19 has begun to wreak its havoc in Iraq, Syria and Yemen – nations harmed by U.S. wars and economic sanctions.
Turkey and its mercenaries are reportedly continuing to bomb the Kurdish Rojava region of Syria during the pandemic.
Syria, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. are using language from UN security council resolutions to justify their bombings.
The all-out offensive by the Syrian government is the single largest displacement in a nine-year war.
Rebuilding a strong antiwar movement will require standing with progressive and revolutionary struggles abroad.