Syrian Refugees Laud US Strikes 

Yesterday we had a long discussion with others among them comrades Ooko Olonde and Hon Kimanzi Nicholas on the US and to an extent Trump Airstrikes in Syria which to me was a serious about turn on the side of Trump especially his policy regarding non interference to other states. 

Trump is playing to the gallery as he want to preserve the Swamp he so wanted to drain probably after realizing that he needs the Swamp to shore up his leadership and that seems to be working as reports indicate that Syrian refugees have started to laud his actions. 

Trump’s actions will push the Global Military Spending up and might lead to a new Global Arms Race which will turn to a Nuclear Arms Race. The Opportunity Cost will be Investments on Social Services, Peace Processes, Social Justice, Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs whose effects have started to be felt in the US and in other countries that rely on US Aid.   

This is a classic example of how Political expediency and the selfish urge of politicians to preserve their leadership at the expense of preserving the dignity of the people. 

Trumps Rapprochement to Putin was briefly seen to have a thawing effect on Global Tensions and Arms Race thereby dampening the increasing trend of militarization but this is no more as there are reports that Russia is readying for a clash with the US in Syria. 

That Syria might become the frontier for World war is becoming a reality as the West cannot afford another war in their backyard after the devastating effects of the First and Second World Wars on their backyards.

April is the month of Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) that is coordinated by the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) and all Peace Lovers need to condemn with the strongest possible terms the new actions by the US and Trump and must also call on Putin Russia to withdraw from Syria. 

In Kenya GDAMS shall be held on 11 April 2017 at Ufungamano House in Nairobi. 

David Otieno 

GCOMS Africa 



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