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Approval of Syria Attack by Congress – No Slam Dunk

While the al-Qaeda-allied Syrian rebels murder Christians and desecrate churches, Pres. Obama sends them weapons to continue their rampage—all while the President fights to restrict Americans’ gun rights here at home and treats all Americans as terror suspects who must be constantly spied on. Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), June 15 at 2:40pm

Secretary of State John (Shock & Awe) Kerry - less than a "slam dunk"

Secretary of State John (Shock & Awe) Kerry – less than a “slam dunk”

Congressional approval of the Obama administration attack on Syria is no slam dunk.  McClatchy News cited the concerns of Rep. Peter King (R-NY) who said, “If the vote were held today, it would probably be a ‘no’ vote”

The mood of the House of Representatives was reflected in two open letters to President Obama

Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) sent the president an open letter urging caution on Syria, stressing the requirement for congressional approval,  and arguing that the administration should work through the United Nations.  Fifty-three liberal Democrats signed it.   Republican Rep.  Scott Rigell (R-VA) sent an open letter to the president stating the requirement for congressional approval prior to any military action in Syria.   One hundred and forty members of Congress signed the letter.  Twelve signatories were Democrats who also signed the letter from Rep. Lee.  Read More

“It is about time to stop lying to us and treating people like imbeciles.”

Speech by Laurent Louis – Posted by Michael Collins (This is a feel good post;)

“And today, in the name of democracy and the fight against terrorism, our states grant themselves the right to violate the sovereignty of independent countries and to overthrow legitimate leaders.” Laurent Louis, Belgian MP

Tearing Down the Empire Project:  This speech represents a moment of extreme truth for the NATO powers. The United States, Great Britain, France and the lesser powers have been throwing their weight around Asia and Africa without regard to the norms of civilized behavior Their drill includes attacking countries that pose no threat to any NATO member; engaging in ruinious sanctions as a negotiating tool; threatening war; and, engaging in military actions as a matter of routine. Laurent Louis, a Belgian MP and crusader for human rights, spoke to parliament and laid out the truth behind naked aggression and the lies that justify it. Michael Collins
(Originally found at Kenny’s Sideshow)


LAURENT LOUIS, MP: Thank you, Mr President. Dear Ministers, dear Colleagues.

Belgium is indeed the land of surrealism.

This morning we learned from the media that the Belgian army is incapable of fighting some extremist soldiers having radical Islamist beliefs existing within its own ranks but who cannot be dismissed for lack of legal means.

However, at the same time, we decide to help France in its war against “Terror” by providing logistical support for its operation in Mali. What wouldn’t we do in order to fight against terrorism outside our borders? I just hope we took care not to send for this anti-terrorist operation, in Mali, these much talked about Belgian Islamists soldiers!

I seem to be joking, but what is going on in the world today does not make me laugh at all. It doesn’t make me laugh, because without any doubt, the leaders of our Western countries are taking the people for imbeciles with the help and support of the Media which are nothing more today than an organ of propaganda of the ruling powers. Read More

Liar’s Poker – Obama and Cameron on Syrian WMD

Michael Collins
Photobucket(Washington, DC, 12/9)  Here we go again.

On, December 3, President Barack Obama warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons against, among others, NATO-Saudi sponsored fighters trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad.

A few days later, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s foreign secretary claimed that he had evidence the Syrian government plans to use chemical weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against the rebels.

After Obama’s December 3 warning, Syria denied any intent to use the weapons “no matter what the circumstances” as they had after an earlier Obama warning.

U.S. and British government officials are unreliable sources on this subject.

Does the government of President Bashar Assad intend to use chemical WMD? Read More