US Peace Delegation Gives Press Briefing on Recent Visit to Syria

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A group of peace activists recently gave a press briefing at the United Nations regarding their visit to Syria where they had a chance to speak with government officials as well as civil society, including members of the legitimate, nonviolent opposition. All give the same assessment: that what’s going on in Syria is not a “civil war” but an invasion by armies of terrorist mercenaries funded and backed by foreign governments.

“This is not a civil war in Syria,” said Madelyn Hoffman, executive director of New Jersey Peace Action and a member of the delegation.

“This is probably the first thing we heard, and we heard it over and over again. It is not President Assad against his own people. It is President Assad and the Syrian people all together, in unity, against outside forces, outside mercenary forces, terror organizations–and the…

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