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Sunday, November 8, 2015

35 Congressmen: "Go to war in Syria"

Off to War in Syria
  • A Simple Question  -  The Syrian Civil War has gone on for years. So who has been giving the Islamist rebels and ISIS their endless re-supply of ammo and fresh weapons?
  • The 35 Congressmen below are doing the right thing in asking for a vote. BUT no one in the media asks and demands an answer to the above question. The answer is simple: Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the CIA are arming the Islamists. 
  • Now Congressmen want us to go to war against the Islamists we have armed. Any soldier who volunteers for that tour of duty is as insane as our politicians.

(The Hill)  -  A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is urging newly minted Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to schedule a vote on authorizing U.S. troops to fight Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
Thirty-five House members — including liberals, GOP leadership allies and members of the conservative Freedom Caucus — banded together in a Friday letter to Ryan asking for a vote.
The letter comes a week after President Obama announced plans to send up to 50 special operations troops to Syria to advise opposition militants in the region. It will mark the first time American troops are stationed in Syria since the U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS began last year.
"We do not share the same policy prescriptions for U.S. military engagement in the region, but we do share the belief that it is past time for the Congress to fulfill its obligations under the Constitution and vote on an AUMF that clearly delineates the authority and limits, if any, on U.S. military engagement in Iraq, Syria and the surrounding region," the lawmakers wrote.
Congress in September 2014 approved legislation authorizing a $500 million program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels.

The 35 lawmakers on the letter:  

McGovern and Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Michael Burgess (R-Texas), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), John Culberson (R-Texas), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Janice Hahn (D-Calif.), Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Bill Posey (R-Fla.), Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), and Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.).

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If all goes according to plan soon we can have lots of graves with Syria carved on the headstone.

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