On President Donald Trump’s orders, US warships launched between 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base.
The US Pirate Party strongly condemns these attacks, and urge the Executive Branch and Congress to end all US intervention in Syria. We further urge all democratically and justice minded people contact the same and demand an immediate end to hostilities.
The video of an alleged sarin attack was released Less than 48 hours ago. How is it possible to ascertain what is real and what is not in such a short period of time? When potentially innocent lives hang in the balance, far more discretion is demanded.
There was not a congressional vote to go to war. That makes this action unconstitutional: The expanded presidential powers Trump inherited from Obama are not constitutional. This action is also illegal under international law.
Pirates value the imperative of local sovereignty and democracy over imperialist intervention. We value transparency and deliberation before action. We believe whatever the crime one is accused of, a fair and thorough investigation is warranted before the use of force. For this and for the basic inhumanity of waging unprovoked war, the Pirates of the United States stand in opposition to this illegal, immoral, imperialist action.