What do Americans think about War with Syria

In this video Luke Rudkowski hits the streets of NYC to talk to random people about the current situation regarding Syria.

This is an honest look into what random people think about the upcoming war. Everyone who was interviewed was included in this video and we did not edit out anyone who we talked to. As you can see the majority of people we spoke to were against the war, except for one person but a lot of people also seemed not to care about the situation.

Via WeAreChange


Luke Rudkowski is an independent journalist, activist, live streamer and founder of WeAreChange.org.

32 Comments on "What do Americans think about War with Syria"

  1. Hadrian999 | Aug 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm |

    it’s either going to be a waste of time that ends badly or a 10 year occupation that is a waste of time and ends badly

    • kowalityjesus | Aug 29, 2013 at 10:30 pm |

      And a humanitarian tragedy.

    • BuzzCoastin | Aug 30, 2013 at 12:21 am |

      it’s going to be another boondoggle for the MIBC
      10 years of profits and great revenue for the elites a la Carlye
      and a lifetime of pain for the prey & the pawns
      but now it’s just blatant

      • kowalityjesus | Aug 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm |

        they are really not even trying to justify themselves their criminal actions these days. I guess the general complacency of the public has lulled them into a false sense of security.

        • BuzzCoastin | Aug 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm |

          they are polling all the time
          trying to see how much they can get away with
          and still avoid blowback
          wee the sheeple are not quite as complacent
          as the mass media would have you believe
          but as long as they can control the mass media massage
          wee the sheeple are flocked

    • Liam_McGonagle | Aug 30, 2013 at 9:16 am |

      Yeah, could really go either way; either a shit sandwich or ‘pain a la merde’.

  2. Rhoid Rager | Aug 30, 2013 at 12:42 am |

    9:10 The hidden Bodhisattva is revealed through mondo.

  3. Ubelsteiner | Aug 30, 2013 at 1:46 am |

    *facepalm* and THIS is why Obama, and every president, can just do whatever the fuck they want – everyone is either gullible, ignorant, apathetic or, typically, a truly all-american combination of both. you do an excellent job of pointing it out and everything, but, fuck, is it depressing.

    this country starting another war for profit (profit for the powerful anyway) is like having a drug addict lie to your face and make up the most pathetic excuses for why they’re obviously tweaking out and falling into the same repeat behavior. I mean it’s SO fucking obvious and predictable, have we learned NOTHING? Will some OTHER country step the fuck up and tell my government how fucked up it’s being? We need an intervention! And am I actually rootin’ for Putin?

    • Rhoid Rager | Aug 30, 2013 at 2:14 am |

      Aww come on. It’s not that bad, bud. There’s nothing those people can actually do. There aren’t too many slots open for being a professional activist like Luke, and that means devoting one’s self to the cause means making all kinds of sacrifices that just don’t seem normal….especially for those hanging around Times Square (that geographic sampling, itself, should be your first clue to take this shit with a grain of salt).

      But how is anyone supposed to change this course of events anyways. Support is at 9 fucking %. That’s ridiculously low. John Gotti had more public support than that, for crissakes. So what’s a disgruntled citizen to do other than storm the Fed?

      The real question here is the audience of activism. Is it Obama and his reptillian brethren, or is the rest of those not quite awakened to the cause of all the problems of the world right now? Keeping the audience of activism in mind, keeps the point of activism in mind, and that makes you take things a lot hell of a lot less seriously. As individuals we’re not meant to accomplish much. We’ve got to just talk to a few people about shit, and watch it unfold. Let it play out, but always be mindful that actions have consequences–the universal force balances all the nastiness out eventually. Suffering is temporary.

      • The problem isn’t so much a lack of activism.
        The real problem is general ignorance and apathy among the American people.

        We went to war with Iraq for a decade….and yet, about half of Americans cannot point to the damn country on a map…
        If you can’t point to Iraq on a freaking map…I guarantee you they don’t know ANYTHING else about the country. I’d bet that 95% of Americans have no idea who the current president of Iraq is.
        They do not care about being informed. At all.

        They “care” DEEPLY about USA! USA! USA! and supporting the troops and winning at all costs and shock and awe, etc, etc.
        But they don’t care about anything actually important. They worship symbols but could care less to dig deeper. They love the “idea” of the country, the flag, bald eagles, the founding fathers, etc. They love the mythology of it all. They love America but could care less about AmeriCANS.

        The first post above got it so right. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve lost ALL hope in the American people. We’re dumb as bricks and proud of it. Everything is inverted. Everything important is ignored. Everything frivolous is deemed important. Everything true is called false; everything false is called true. Everything moral is considered immoral. Everything legal is bad for you. Illegal things aren’t bad for you. On and on…

        There’s no rational basis for anything. We live in an insane country. Bat shit insane. And it won’t change. We’ll either slowly rot from the inside out…or go down in flames one way or another. That’s it. We will not turn over a new leaf or shake off our apathy and ignorance. Those of us who HAVE done that….will just become more and more detached from holding on to hope that the American people will get their act together, inform themselves, and participate in reality. But that won’t happen. It just won’t.

  4. dani pettas | Aug 30, 2013 at 3:28 am |

    It’s not a war. It’s a “limited strike.”

    • Hadrian999 | Aug 30, 2013 at 3:32 am |

      which will allow the islamists fighting a civil war inside a civil war to claim power which will create the justification for the real war

      • dani pettas | Aug 30, 2013 at 3:53 am |

        To me, “limited strike” sounds like “real war.” It’s just the branding that they came up with.

        • These evil rat fucks will say whatever they think will get people to go along. They do not want to call it what it is. That does not look or sound good, and people will not like it, so they make shit up that they think sounds better and people will accept. This has worked great for them because most people in this country are pretty fucking stupid. In linguistic terms, they simply change the signifier, while leaving the referent intact. Kinda like what they did when they installed Barry as pres.

    • Calypso_1 | Aug 30, 2013 at 6:07 am |

      No, no – “Humanitarian Relief “

  5. Ted Heistman | Aug 30, 2013 at 7:50 am |

    Not be too conspiratorial, because basically, the logical conclusion of that seems to be lead to the idea that elites are omnipotent, but I have to say, there is a strategy behind these wars.

    There are rational goals behind these policies. And most people are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of the loop on the decision making progress. We have nothing even approaching democracy right now in this country. Its not the clueless people that bother me its all the informed people who are equally powerless.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Aug 30, 2013 at 9:25 am |

      Are you thinking that the point is to dissipate public energies, because actual constructive focus would inevitably destroy the elites’ powerbase?

      I think the administration is actually being candid in admitting that they have no particular military purpose in mind here. They openly admit that the war will not be about regime change (though I admit that could be a lie), but rather reinforcing America’s “moral superiority” (cough, cough), a premise so ridiculous that it amounts to little more than saying “’cause that’s how we roll”.

      It’s possible that the administration really are as stupid as to think they can affect some coherent geopolitical result in Syria. But I tend to think they are mostly desparate and panicked by the prospect of dissent at home than confident of achieving anything overseas.

      • Ted Heistman | Aug 30, 2013 at 11:19 am |

        I think it has to do with global banking/finance . Breaking up these Middle Eastern Central banks. Plus fucking things up is all part of disaster capitalism and making work for military contractos/Haliburton etc.

        Its like “globalization farming” in a way. The World is like a meadow and the Military Industrial Complex is like a big plow. Anyway according to Gen Wesley Clark it was planned all along to invade these Middle Eastern countries one by one after Sept 11.

        The Middle East is a cold hard lump in the Globalization melting pot.

      • kowalityjesus | Aug 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm |

        I used to have 3 friends that I would hang out with almost every day in the first summers during college. When all 4 of us were there, we would play video games or cards or whatever. When only 3 of us were there, we would make conversation by complaining about the other guy, and in fact a big part of our relationship was dwelling on complaining about that guy. I think America has become so un-likable that we have united a bunch of countries under the premise of being able to balk at our asininity and ostentation. This might be a wake up call to people at home that there actually ARE things going on behind the scenes at the MSM. It was easier to justify murdering Ghaddafi, but this one was wire-thin from day 1.

        I read at in fo wa rs that this whole excersize could actually be just a favor to the Saudis, who have been supporting the syrian rebels from a long time ago. And who wouldn’t listen to and bend over backwards for the people responsible for lubricating the global economy and doing it in US dollars?

    • bsackamano | Aug 30, 2013 at 9:59 am |

      I’m assuming, apart from the overarching NWO plans, that it’s laid out by Brzezinski’s Central Asian theories?

      • Ted Heistman | Aug 30, 2013 at 11:22 am |

        He’s not the only one but yeah, he is one of the guys that plans shit in private policy meetings and think tanks. If you aren’t invited to thee meetings you have no say.

    • gustave courbet | Aug 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm |

      While it is technically a conspiracy, a less sexy name for it is policy planning, and it flows out of the establishment think tanks into the public domain from organizations like the CFR, Trilateral Commission, the Brookings Institute, PNAC, etc.

  6. bsackamano | Aug 30, 2013 at 9:51 am |

    The VAST majority are “sheeple” they don’t want to talk about anything past the latest shows, the weather, the great deals they got on various things and much more. It’s never been different than that at most times in history however. War should always cost something to every individual apart from confiscatory taxation that is barely noticed. If we had a no exceptions draft during every “war” declared or not(which most aren’t now, no need to vote on it just let the Prez decide!), we’d rarely go to “war”. It’s difficult talking to a lot of people since they are so blind to how the world really works or are just not intelligent enough/lazy or both. Maybe it’s the fluoride, GMOs and other indirect means of control.

    • Rhoid Rager | Aug 30, 2013 at 10:03 am |

      Who knows how the world really works? Isn’t that the problem? There are some among us that actually think they have a handle on the whole picture?

      • bsackamano | Aug 30, 2013 at 10:07 am |

        Well here’s a good start, this book summarizes the books that should be read. I’d add Occult Theocracy by Lady Queensborough though. “how the world really works” by Alan B. Jones. And below, but as they say one can only point to the moon.

        Carroll Quigleys Tragedy and Hope,
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        Addiction to War by Joel Andreas
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        Unauthorized Biography of George Bush
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      • kowalityjesus | Aug 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm |

        fookin lol, thank you

  7. Simon Valentine | Aug 30, 2013 at 11:42 am |


  8. How can anyone remotely trust that the government is actually concerned about the suffering of Syrian citizens??

    Are you kidding? Does anyone literally think the US government saw the gassing of Syrian people, felt empathy for them, and decided we should stand up for what is right? Really???

    IF that was true…what about the North Koreans?
    They live in the most despotic fascist state on Earth(and one of the most fascist in all human history), have hundreds of thousands of people in CONCENTRATION CAMPS, have zero freedoms, suffer from massive starvation and disease, AND….to top it all off, this fascist obscene government…..has NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    IF….the US government truly felt it was their responsibility to look out for the downtrodden and suppressed….the North Korean people should be first on our list to help. Those millions of people are suffering a life FAR worse than anything in Syria. Yes Syria is bad now…but nowhere near as bad as it is in North Korea.

    But will we invade North Korea, dispose their government, and bring much needed relief and freedom to the enslaved people of that nation?
    Of COURSE we won’t. No one even pretends that’s an option. North Korea is a barren land….there’s no natural resources to exploit.

    The “need” to bomb Assad’s forces in Syria is for one reason….and we all know what it is. Maintaining stability in the Middle East is paramount to US foreign policy. And it all comes down to Oil reserves and Oil export routes. That’s it. If the Middle East did not have the Oil they have….we would pay it as much attention as we pay every other random country where bad things happen. We’d ignore it.

    So….given this….why can’t they at least be fucking honest about it? If they simply must bomb Syria, at least come out to the American people who will be funding and fighting this adventure and tell us the TRUTH. Be honest.

    Tell us that we have to stabilize Syria because the politicians who “represent” us are concerned ONLY with getting votes for their next term and have pandered to the American people by ignoring serious facts, and putting off sustainable solutions till a future day of reckoning. A day they could care less about because it won’t affect them….and bringing up such things scares people and make them less likely to vote for you.

    Tell us that you’ve turned a blind eye to diminishing Oil resources and have been unwilling to lift a finger to shore up our future by committing capital to fund alternative sources of fuel. Tell us that you have no respect for our intelligence OR our capacity to solve big problems. Tell us that because of these and many other mistakes, you’ve put us in a situation where we have no choice but to have a constant military presence in the Middle East. Tell us that the problem is only going to get worse as population increases and natural resources decrease. Tell us that you’re unwilling to admit this is a path to nihilism and you’re unwilling to think outside the box and let us citizens loose to find a solution.

    Tell us the truth…that we must attack Syria so we can continue living in perpetual denial and that you desperately need us to be as apathetic as possible for this all to work. Tell us that you’re taking advantage of us and could care less about some dead Syrian kids.

    Tell us the truth….and then let us make up our mind about how we should proceed. IF we were told the truth…if it was all laid bare so that no one had the excuse of ignorance any longer….the American spirit of ingenuity and problem-solving would be set free and would get us out of this mess.

    Tell us all of this….unless of course, you sincerely do not care about your fellow human beings, planet, or country. If you really truly ONLY care about your short-term future of wealth, fame, and power….then continue on the current course. Go ahead and pander to soccer moms. Show them photos of children’s corpses. Get on TV and say, with glistening eyes, that we must fight for what is right. Go ahead and take advantage of the American people like you always have…and giggle about it behind close doors with your colleagues.

    Actually…..I’m starting to realize WHY they lie and pander to us in the first place. And…why it will never stop, UNTIL the American People wake up, shake off their apathy, and take this country back. Not in a tin-foil-hat Tea-Party kind of way. Simply reasserting the fact that this country is a land of, by, and for the People. If our representatives cannot, or will not, represent us any longer….they are no longer needed. And if they won’t leave….it’s time we ignore them and attack these problems ourselves. They can help if they want. But we won’t expect it.

    Gahh….rant over. :/

  9. Their comments are week. They do not really get into depth inside the Syrian civil war. Also if United States gets involved, would it be standing neutral, against Bashir Assad or with Bashir Assad (I do not think with)? Also note, if United States chooses to go against Bashir Assad, then technically speaking United States would be fighting with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), with Al-Qaida from Iraq in Syria and other militias.
    With war is more complicated than the Iraqi war from 2003 to 2011.

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