As We Go to War, Congress Goes Home

By: Friday September 19, 2014 12:28 pm

As President Obama gets the nation involved in a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy war in Syria, Congress is leaving the capital for the next two months to campaign for re-election to the job they refuse to do.

They left without actually voting on a declaration of war as is required by the Constitution. The closest they got was a quasi-proxy vote for funds to arm “moderate” rebels. Even this only got a standalone vote in the House.

 

Elias Groll vs. Ghouta, Syria’s ‘most plausible hypothesis’

By: Thursday September 5, 2013 6:30 pm

Though discussing evidence (‘Why don’t you show us the evidence, Mr. Kerry?’) and assertions and plausibility does not matter to the Congressional dolts who will vote for their owners in a few days, it does matter to those attempting to keep resistance strong. In that light, I’ve noticed that the most plausible account of what happened in Ghouta, based on evidence and not assertions, is that there was an accidental release of chemical weapons agents by the rebels. Good to know the learned and insightful Diana Johnstone is thinking along the same lines.

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Obama’s Involvement in Syria

By: Thursday July 11, 2013 12:10 pm

Yet another poll makes it clear that the American people don’t want to be involved in Syria. According to a new Quinnipiac survey, only 27 percent of voters think it is in the national interest to be involved in the Syrian civil war, while 61 percent think it is not in our interest.

Truckin’ to Treason: The Hot Air of Secession

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 6:40 pm

A white Ford F-250 pick-up rumbled through town, a Confederate rebel flag on a pole behind the cab; on the rear bumper were a pro-life and three Anti-Obama stickers, two of which could not be revealed in a family newspaper.

It wasn’t a lone wolf protest; several cars, trucks, and homes in the area sport similar flags and messages.

The Fall of Tripoli Brings New Era for Oil & Gas Companies in Libya

By: Monday August 22, 2011 3:30 pm

Throughout the Libya war, there has been quite a bit of skepticism about who the rebels being armed were exactly and whether they could govern Libya after Gaddafi was defeated. A political body to represent the rebels, the National Transitional Council (NTC), began to solidify early in the conflict. Its leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has been chairman of the NTC since February. Jalil was Libya’s justice minister, who was sent to deal with the uprising in Benghazi when it began. Jalil “quit in protest” after witnessing the “excessive use of violence against unarmed protesters.”

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