Decision not to bomb Syria welcomed

Seaford Quakers have welcomed Britain’s decision not to attack Syria and President Obama’s decision to postpone any military action by the United States.

While we are appalled by the tragic loss of life in Syria and especially by the apparent use of chemical weapons, we believe that further military action is likely to worsen the situation. Air strikes will kill people just as surely as chemical attacks. Punishment for use of specific kinds of weapon is no justification for further acts of war.

We beg those in power to work with diligence through the United Nations and all diplomatic channels to bring peace nearer. We challenge them to use their resources and imaginations creatively.

We are praying for peace in the region and continue to voice our deep opposition to war.

Joyce Bowley

Clerk for Seaford 
Quaker Meeting