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Temecula Protest Planned Against U.S. Strike In Syria

A rally at Temecula's Duck Pond is scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 7.

US President Barack Obama attends the second working session of the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg. AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama attends the second working session of the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg. AFP/Getty Images

As President Barack Obama sets the stage for an address Tuesday night that is expected to outline plans for a possible U.S. military strike against Syria, a Wildomar man is setting the stage for a rally here at home in opposition to an attack.

“Citizens Unite in Temecula to Declare ‘No War on Syria!’” was the subject line of an email Friday morning from Wildomar’s Gene Trosper.

According to the message that followed, Trosper is calling on local residents to turn out noon Saturday, Sept. 7, at Temecula’s Duck Pond for a rally opposing a strike in Syria.

“We don't want war and we don't need war," Trosper said. "People may have different reasons for opposing war and foreign interventionism, but we can all agree that war against Syria is unnecessary and dangerous."

Trosper cites recent polls showing opposition by American citizens to another U.S. conflict in the Middle East.

Today, President Obama conceded that support for a strike is tough sell. Click here for that story from the New York Times.

"It's our fervent desire to support and solidify public opposition to military intervention in Syria with this rally," Trosper said.

According to Trosper's email, “The Temecula rally against war on Syria is being primarily organized online and was conceived on Wednesday evening. There is no official estimate as to the number of people turning out.”

Trosper is a frequent political blogger and online commenter. 

Temecula's Duck Pond is located at 28250 Ynez Road.


michelle m September 06, 2013 at 03:45 PM
So wish I could go!!
Brenda September 06, 2013 at 04:40 PM
I am going to try, but also the heat is a problem for me dammit. We sure do not need to get in another war but we had better keep one damn close eye on them. I mean like a fly on the wall close eye so we are ready in case they make any stupid moves. Until we get rid of the rules of engagement crap we will always lose way too many soldiers. Going to try and be there and also sending out on facebook.
Gene Trosper September 06, 2013 at 06:41 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/209670289200416/
Gene Trosper September 06, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Heat bothers me too, but I figure 2 hours is something I can handle, considering what this war could cause. Just wear a hat, use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water. There are ample trees available too.
KB September 07, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Thank you to all those who are participating!!
SA September 09, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I hope y’all know you are wasting your time … Protesting for anything is a joke and an annoyance …
Brenda September 09, 2013 at 04:45 PM
SA, unfortunately you are right. Our Government, who is SUPPOSE To be fricking working for us, does not do a damn thing that the PEOPLE they are representing and speaking for ask, yell for, protest for. I scream for "firing" our area's politicians when they are NOT speaking for us, but no one listens. I say Impeach them from City all the way to President when they do NOT listen, again, to the people they are representing, they are our voice.! AGain, no one listens. Every single one representing us in California is impeachable, fireable, bootable for making decisions contrary to the votes and opinions of the people they are representing as well as the President. But SA, who will listen to us to even impeach any of them?
rubberband September 09, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Brenda. Paging Brenda......You are wanted in the other thread you so RUDELY left. Get back in there, Woman.
rubberband September 09, 2013 at 06:36 PM
BRENDA! Brenda? Why do women always walk out on me? Look I get that this is a serious thread and I do not have an issue with that, but someone tell Brenda to go back into the OTHER thread she left and fight like a m....Woman. Or something.

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