When a government wants to go to war, protests against such actions by the majority of its citizens are ignored. I don’t know of any protests by “the people” that prevented a nation’s government from engaging in a war.
Before the war against Iraq, there were massive demonstrations and protests around the world against that “pre-emptive” attack and war __an illegal war which was based on lies and deception. The Zio-mass media ignored the anti-war activitists and the supremacist-power-brokers carried out their hell-born agenda.
The following is taken from the Common Dreams webpage. Link at bottom
Common Dreams Staff Sunday, Mar. 25, 2012
On Saturday, Israelis against a military strike on Iran marched in Tel Aviv to tell their government, and the world, that a majority of Israeli citizens do no want military action. They held signs with such captions as “No to War with Iran,” and “Talks, not Bombs,” as well as “No to pre-emptive suicide.”
The Jerusalem Post reported
In the first significant antiwar- with-Iran protest held in Israel, around 1,000 people marched through central Tel Aviv on Saturday evening to voice opposition to those calling for a military strike to stop the Islamic Republic’s quest for nuclear weapons.
“We will not agree to an irresponsible Israeli attack on Iran, leading to a war with an unknown end-date and casualty count,” organizers said on the protest’s Facebook page, under the title “Israelis Against the War.”
“The billions that this war will cost will be paid by us – in health, education, housing – and in blood.”
The protest came amid a recent Facebook campaign linking Israeli and Iranian citizens in their opposition to war between the two nations. Campaign leaders, however, made it clear on their Facebook page that they had nothing to do with the Tel Aviv protest march.
(pic credit www.newstatesman.com/…/israel-leaders-iran-war
Last week, graphic designers Ronny Edry and his wife, Michal Tamir, unknowingly began a Facebook phenomenon when they uploaded a poster depicting Edry and his daughter with the words, “Iranians, we will never bomb your country, we [heart] you.”
That one image sparked a movement of sorts, with hundreds, if not thousands, of images sent from Israel, Iran, and elsewhere in the world, in support of exposing what participants consider to be the human side of the conflict between Iran and Israel.