58265388899352357_g4ypk7tG_cThe Green Party of the United States opposes U.S. threats of intervention in Syria and the Obama Administration’s ‘blank check’ abuse of military power.

In a statement released Thursday, Green Party leaders said that accusations by the United States that the Assad regime has used deadly nerve gas against rebellious civilians have been contradicted by numerous foreign media reports. Greens insist that U.N. inspectors be allowed to continue their investigation into claims of chemical weapons use in Syria.

“The U.S. should use its clout to broker a cease-fire,” said 2012 Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein. “U.S. military intervention will make it impossible for us to bring the two sides together for a political solution. We will sacrifice the only real pathway to peace for an act that can only pour gasoline on the fire.”

Green Party leaders warned that intervention or military aid would likely result in more mass civilian casualties on all sides.

Greens call for a repeal of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) passed by Congress on September 18, 2001, which the two most recent Presidential administrations have used to justfy attacks on other nations.

Click here to read the Green Party’s full statement.

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