Historic Syria Debate: Whole World Watching.

079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993
079 Capitol Hill United States Congress 1993 (Photo credit: David Holt London)

Posted September 4, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

Following the history-making debate in the British Parliament, where the representatives of the people of that country voted down a resolution which would have Britain conduct military action on Syria, the United States Congress is in the middle of the same debate.

The whole world is watching now, whether through CSPAN broadcasts of the debates on the floor of the United States Congress or through the thousands of televised news reports, radio interviews and blog sites, fueling millions of everyday discussions.

A meeting and debate in the United Nations on the crisis in Syria should be held as soon as possible, with worldwide broadcast of the proceedings. The magnitude of possible consequences for humanity is too high to conduct debate on television, or in countries whose populations are a fraction of the world’s. What the world is watching now is a situation which affects the entire human race-every Ambassador from every member country of the United Nations absolutely must be allowed to express their questions, concerns and proposals.

The following video shows a CNN interview of Bashar Ja’afari, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations.

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Any U.S. Congressmen Like George Galloway?

British politician George Galloway.
British politician George Galloway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted September 4, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

British politician George Galloway gave this impassioned speech during the recent British Parliament debate on that country’s taking military action in Syria. That legislative body voted no on Britain’s entering into military action against Syria. Will the world see such passion coming from any of the men and women representatives in the United States?

I came across this speech and was astonished to see a politician who made a firm decision to speak the truth.

The first video is Mr. Galloway in 2005 where he addressed the United States Senate on the issue of the so-called food-for-oil program run during the Iraq War. The full 50-minute 2005 testimony is available for viewing on YouTube.

The second video is George Galloway during the recent debate in Britain.

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George Galloway before United States Senate Committee, Iraq War, May 2005

George Galloway during British Parliament Syria military action debate, August 2013