A Victory for the Internet? American and British Public Overwhelmingly Oppose Any Attack on Syria

In a turn of events most probably driven by the free availability of information on the Internet—as opposed to previous eras where the public had to rely on the controlled media for their “facts”—the vast majority of the American and British public are firmly opposed to any sort of military action against Syria.

This fact, most likely highly annoying to the Jewish lobby which has orchestrated the propaganda campaign against Syria, has emerged in poll after poll conducted even by elements of the controlled media and independent polling agencies.

A Huffington Post poll (a controlled media outlet if ever there was one) has found that a whopping 75 percent of the American public oppose military intervention in Syria.

According to that news source, their poll showed that “25 percent of Americans now support air strikes to aid rebels in Syria, while 41 percent said they are opposed. Another 34 percent said that they’re not sure.”

That poll, conducted by the Huffington Post and YouGov, produced by far the highest “approval” rating for a military attack.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that only 9 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria.

The survey also found that 60 percent oppose intervention outright and the remainder saying that they “do not know.”

A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in June found that seventy percent of Americans opposed sending arms and military supplies to anti-government groups in Syria.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier in June showed that two-thirds of Americans preferred that the U.S. provide only humanitarian assistance or take no action, compared with just a quarter who favored either providing arms or taking military action.

A Gallup survey in May found 68 percent thought the U.S. should not intervene militarily to end the conflict should economic and diplomatic efforts to end it fail.

In Britain, the first poll on the topic has found that 74 percent of Britons oppose sending British troops in to Syria, and 50 percent would be against attacking with long range missiles from ships.

42 percent oppose enforcing a no-fly-zone, and 61 percent are against sending full-scale weapons including tanks. 40 percent said they were against Britain becoming involved at all.

The massive public opposition to military intervention would have been impossible even ten years ago, and is most likely ascribable to the free access to information which the Internet has provided—the first tangible proof that many people are bypassing the controlled media for their sources of information on major issues.

In Britain, for example, David Cameron has already backed down from his demand for “immediate action”—no doubt after he became aware of the huge public opposition to his warmongering.

Cameron was forced to concede that a vote on UK military action in Syria should await a report by UN inspectors on the use of chemical weapons in the face of opposition from MPs who refused to unconditionally support an attack.

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