Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attempting to fast track a “war powers” bill that will allow President Obama nearly unlimited power to deploy the military anywhere in the world for any length of time – including on U.S. soil.
“The Authorization for Use of Military Force put forward by McConnell would not restrict the president’s use of ground troops, nor have any limits related to time or geography,” Defense One reported.
In other words, the authorization allows the president to deploy the military anywhere at his discretion – both foreign and domestic – for as long as he wants.
Several senators, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, were surprised by McDonnell’s decision to fast-track the bill after a year of deep in-fighting over similar measures in the Senate.
“He did?” he asked the National Journal on Thursday morning when reporters informed him about the bill.
Even some Senate Democrats have an issue with a new authorization without geographical restrictions placed on the president.
“I’m for the Congress voting on an AUMF; of course it depends what the AUMF looks like,” Sen. Robert Menendez said Thursday. “I don’t want a blank check.”
It’s also interesting to note McConnell is trying to push through the bill on a Friday as an unprecedented blizzard slams the northeast U.S., including Washington, D.C.
I don’t think so. The US started this [expletive] and now appears bogged down in a quagmire of its own making and I doubt it can avoid the [expletive] blowing back. Stupid fools in allowing Turkey to join NATO. Turkey and Russia may have geopolitical differences and have squabbled in the past. But you tell me, who really controls Turkish politics? The Donmeh does and they have always been aligned with Israel and we know all about Israeli games, don’t we?
Dave Hedges bothers me. I am not sure if he is a covert neocon shill, but he appears to have joined the bandwagon messing with Putin at every chance possible.
As far as both of these actors being under the control of the global banking elites, in bummer’s case that is obvious. It is much less so in Putin’s case.
The obvious question of the banksters driving events is that these people are not stupid. A nuclear exchange will definitely ruin Russia and the United States and most of Europe and a great deal of Asia. Is the NWO crowd that assured that they can ride out a cataclysm concealed in their DUMB facilities while a nuclear winter descends on the world?
All industry destroyed.
All crop lands destroyed.
Most infrastructure destroyed.
Humanity reduced to rags and largely destroyed.
Remember, the NWO crowd worships money…where is the bargain in ruining the world’s capacity to generate wealth?
Or is the game plan aimed at opening the doors to the United States for a sudden takeover by hostile forces…Trojan war style?
I suspect the later is the real game plan and the Chicoms and Putin may be part of it. Why? Because it is in their interests to take down the unipolar bent United States and its quest for global hegemony.
Ron Paul. December 6th 2014. Today the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever. H. Res. 758 was billed as a resolution “strongly condemning the actions of the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin, which has carried out a policy of aggression against neighboring countries aimed at political and economic domination.”
In fact, the bill was 16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush, if they were capable of such a thing.
These are the kinds of resolutions I have always watched closely in Congress, as what are billed as “harmless” statements of opinion often lead to sanctions and war. I remember in 1998 arguing strongly against the Iraq Liberation Act because, as I said at the time, I knew it would lead to war. I did not oppose the Act because I was an admirer of Saddam Hussein – just as now I am not an admirer of Putin or any foreign political leader – but rather because I knew then that another war against Iraq would not solve the problems and would probably make things worse. We all know what happened next.
That is why I can hardly believe they are getting away with it again, and this time with even higher stakes: provoking a war with Russia that could result in total destruction!
If anyone thinks I am exaggerating about how bad this resolution really is, let me just offer a few examples from the legislation itself:
The resolution (paragraph 3) accuses Russia of an invasion of Ukraine and condemns Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. The statement is offered without any proof of such a thing. Surely with our sophisticated satellites that can read a license plate from space we should have video and pictures of this Russian invasion. None have been offered. As to Russia’s violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, why isn’t it a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty for the US to participate in the overthrow of that country’s elected government as it did in February? We have all heard the tapes of State Department officials plotting with the US Ambassador in Ukraine to overthrow the government. We heard US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland bragging that the US spent $5 billion on regime change in Ukraine. Why is that OK?
The resolution (paragraph 13) demands a withdrawal of Russia forces from Ukraine even though the US government has provided no evidence the Russian army was ever in Ukraine. This paragraph also urges the government in Kiev to resume military operations against the eastern regions seeking independence.
The resolution (paragraph 14) states with certainty that the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 that crashed in Ukraine was brought down by a missile “fired by Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.” This is simply incorrect, as the final report on the investigation of this tragedy will not even be released until next year and the preliminary report did not state that a missile brought down the plane. Neither did the preliminary report – conducted with the participation of all countries involved – assign blame to any side.
Paragraph 16 of the resolution condemns Russia for selling arms to the Assad government in Syria. It does not mention, of course, that those weapons are going to fight ISIS – which we claim is the enemy — while the US weapons supplied to the rebels in Syria have actually found their way into the hands of ISIS!
Paragraph 17 of the resolution condemns Russia for what the US claims are economic sanctions (“coercive economic measures”) against Ukraine. This even though the US has repeatedly hit Russia with economic sanctions and is considering even more!
The resolution (paragraph 22) states that Russia invaded the Republic of Georgia in 2008. This is simply untrue. Even the European Union – no friend of Russia – concluded in its investigation of the events in 2008 that it was Georgia that “started an unjustified war” against Russia not the other way around! How does Congress get away with such blatant falsehoods? Do Members not even bother to read these resolutions before voting?
In paragraph 34 the resolution begins to even become comical, condemning the Russians for what it claims are attacks on computer networks of the United States and “illicitly acquiring information” about the US government. In the aftermath of the Snowden revelations about the level of US spying on the rest of the world, how can the US claim the moral authority to condemn such actions in others?
Chillingly, the resolution singles out Russian state-funded media outlets for attack, claiming that they “distort public opinion.” The US government, of course, spends billions of dollars worldwide to finance and sponsor media outlets including Voice of America and RFE/RL, as well as to subsidize “independent” media in countless counties overseas. How long before alternative information sources like RT are banned in the United States? This legislation brings us closer to that unhappy day when the government decides the kind of programming we can and cannot consume – and calls such a violation “freedom.”
The resolution gives the green light (paragraph 45) to Ukrainian President Poroshenko to re-start his military assault on the independence-seeking eastern provinces, urging the “disarming of separatist and paramilitary forces in eastern Ukraine.” Such a move will mean many more thousands of dead civilians.
To that end, the resolution directly involves the US government in the conflict by calling on the US president to “provide the government of Ukraine with lethal and non-lethal defense articles, services, and training required to effectively defend its territory and sovereignty.” This means US weapons in the hands of US-trained military forces engaged in a hot war on the border with Russia. Does that sound at all like a good idea?
There are too many more ridiculous and horrific statements in this legislation to completely discuss. Probably the single most troubling part of this resolution, however, is the statement that “military intervention” by the Russian Federation in Ukraine “poses a threat to international peace and security.” Such terminology is not an accident: this phrase is the poison pill planted in this legislation from which future, more aggressive resolutions will follow. After all, if we accept that Russia is posing a “threat” to international peace how can such a thing be ignored? These are the slippery slopes that lead to war.
This dangerous legislation passed today, December 4, with only ten (!) votes against! Only ten legislators are concerned over the use of blatant propaganda and falsehoods to push such reckless saber-rattling toward Russia.
Here are the Members who voted “NO” on this legislation. If you do not see your own Representative on this list call and ask why they are voting to bring us closer to war with Russia! If you do see your Representative on the below list, call and thank him or her for standing up to the warmongers.
Voting “NO” on H. Res. 758:
1) Justin Amash (R-MI)
2) John Duncan (R-TN)
3) Alan Grayson, (D-FL)
4) Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
5) Walter Jones (R-NC)
6) Thomas Massie (R-KY)
7) Jim McDermott (D-WA)
8 George Miller (D-CA)
9) Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
10 Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
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Three Manifestations of Humanity: affectionate Bounty, loving Manner, and praiseworthy Knowledge. ~ Celtic Triad.
Three things must be united before good may come of them: Thinking Well,Speaking Well, and Acting Well. ~ Celtic Triad
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Three things by which Excellence is established: taking all things in moderation with Nothing in Excess, Abidance to Oaths, and Acceptance of Responsibility. ~ Celtic Triad.
Three gains of those who heed the advisements of the Old Ones: Illumination, Wisdom, and Clarity. ~ Celtic Triad.
Three Purposes for the Return of Souls to this world: to collect into the soul the Properties of All Being, to acquire Knowledge of All Things, and to acquire the Power to Overcome Chaos. ~ Celtic Triad.
Three things most precious to Humankind: Health, Liberty, and Virtue. ~ Celtic Triad.
Remember who you are.
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Quintas Dias 12/04/2014. I had written a post on what could likely happen in Russia as Obama and Putin faced off over foreign policy differences in Syria, and especially in the Ukraine. My supposition was that Putin would be attacked on the domestic front by Jihadis, most likely in Chechnya.
Eerily enough that is exactly what happened today, when Islamicist fighters suddenly opened fire on police in gun battles in Grozny.
We know that many Jihadi fighters in Al Qaeda and in ISIS have ties to Jihadis from Chechnya.
As a side note, the Russian counter-terror force had better learn not to bunch up, and to fire from behind cover, and to not stand out in the open. One RPG scoring a hit on their position in front of that building would have settled their hash instantly not to mention Jidhadis using Dragunov or Mosin sniper rifles firing down at them would have had a field day.
If the Russian intelligence service confirms links between these people and US interests, then look out.
Quintas Dias. But bang it nonetheless. What the rats and dissimulators in the American and European yellow press fail to acknowledge or clarify as that the Ukraine and the Crimea have historically been either Polish, Lithuanian or Russian territory. The Ukraine and the Crimea has never been old world European territory, and since the 18Th century they have been under Russian influence and domination.
The US and NATO is full of [expletive] in claiming that so-called Russian aggression and expansionism in Europe is now a dagger aimed at the US and old world European states. What bullshit!
The Crimea which is at the southern terminus of the Ukrainian land mass was settled and held by the Golden Horde Tartars. Prior to them, the Greeks, Scythians and Persians held sway. Russia wrestled the territory away from the Tartars in the late 1700s and it has been Russian territory ever since.
Giving it back to the descendants of the Mongols would be like giving North and South Dakota back to the Sioux and the Pawnee. It is not going to happen.
However, the US and its proxy sock puppet–NATO are loudly making a case of overt Russian aggression in rejoining the people of the Crimea and the Eastern Ukrainians with Russia.
Thus, the question, why does the cabal seek the destruction of Russia and indirectly, China, two of its major former players on the board of covert International Relations and the shaping of the occult New World Order?
The reason is simple. Russia and China have to be destroyed as does the US, because these three states, each with large, sophisticated populations, rich resources and in possession of advanced weapons can be led to resist the cabal’s globalist elites to halt their singular drive for a Luciferian collectivist world dictatorship. That is the bottom line. Once this is accomplished, the cabal will reign supreme.
The cabal’s agents in the US, Russia, and in China are working feverishly to realize this purpose. It can only be accomplished with a pretext of an immediate threat to US foreign interests, and by manipulating American and world perceptions that Russia and China are mortal-dangers to US national security.
FLASH BACK November 15 2014 Email from Quintas Dias to Group:
Humanity confronts a grim stage now being set for another global war. In particular, it behooves one to listen to what China says. McArthur failed to heed Chinese warnings not to approach China’s border with the Yalu river during the Korean war. The outcome? Chinese troops attacked McArthur on a wide front and sent his army reeling badly defeated south, back to South Korea. The gist is that when The Middle Kingdom speaks, it would be wise to listen to the emperor.
There is little doubt that global events under the machination of the Illumines are heading us to another world war. When leaders of powerful states announce that war is likely and engage in the demonization of rival leaders, and in the political and economic isolation of rival states, you had better look the fuck out.
By the way, the United States has changed a fundamental notion in military strategy. Instead of waiting for an enemy first strike by nuclear weapons and responding in kind, the United States has declared that it will strike first and that a nuclear war is winnable if certain conditions are met. This was inconceivable during the Cold War and thus, it limits or eliminates one key element in nuclear politics, the notion of mutually assured destruction that resulted in a balance of power more or less during the Cold War.