SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Members of the Syracuse Peace Council are calling on President Obama to drop plans for a military strike against Syria.
The group gathered outside the federal building to raise questions about the accuracy of U.S. intelligence fueling talk of a military raid. They also claim that without congressional or United Nations authorization, there are no legal grounds for the President to act. They're hoping their demonstrations encourage more people to speak out.
"Many members of the public are so caught up in distractions and co-optation and addiction and so forth that they tend to avoid the issues. They tend to live in a bubble. But I think there are enough people who oppose this invasion that I'm really hoping this can make a difference," said Ed Kinane of the Syracuse Peace Council.
The Peace Council says the U.S. should focus its efforts on increasing humanitarian aid to assist those suffering in the midst of an ongoing civil war.