A World Gone Mad
- Bullshit Alert - The GOP House votes for war in the Middle East but never bothered to ask who gave ISIS and the other Islamists their weapons in the first place. They did not ask because they already know. It was us.
- The CIA has already been running training camps in Jordan and in just one report shipping 75 planeloads of arms into Syria in a massive airlift. The media around the world report arms shipments into Syria but our politicians pretend to be blind and cannot read.
Congress voted Wednesday to authorize Comrade Obama's mission to arm and train Syrian rebel forces as part of the administration's effort to dismantle the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.
The bipartisan 273-156 vote came after days of debate in which lawmakers across the political spectrum expressed doubts about the scope and merits of the mission but conceded that the potential threat to the U.S. is too great to ignore.
"I will support any measure that will lead to the destruction of ISIS," said Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas. The group is also referred to as ISIL reports USA Today.
A majority of Democrats rallied around the president but also made clear that their support would not extend in the future to committing U.S. ground troops. "We (Democrats) are not there to support combat troops in any of those engagements," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who voted for the resolution.
"I support what the president's doing, I'd like to take another look at it a couple of months from now and see how it's working out," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The authorization is limited in scope to training up to 5,000 members of the Syrian opposition in Saudi Arabia.
Lawmakers expressed doubts about the ability to vet the Syrian rebel forces and warned that the arms provided to them could ultimately land in enemy hands. "We don't know if somehow down the line they will turn our guns right back on us," said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., a member of the House Armed Services Committee, who opposed the resolution.
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