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Congress Urged to 'Do Its Job' As Democratic Leaders Shrug at Trump's Illegal Air Strikes


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Congress Urged to 'Do Its Job' As Democratic Leaders Shrug at Trump's Illegal Air Strikes

Julia Conley, staff writer

While President Donald Trump followed the air strikes he ordered in Syria late Friday by declaring "mission accomplished" on Twitter—echoing President George W. Bush's infamous words uttered in May 2003 after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, where thousands of American troops now remain—his televised address left the action open-ended.

"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents," Trump declared Friday night.


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WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT ASSAD DID WHAT ACCUSED OF???!!!

THAT is what is missing in most of the B.S. “news” I’ve seen so far!
WHY would he do something so fucking STUPID as gas his own people?!

SHOW ME THE PROOF!!!


#3

Example #1,000,0000,000 of what a shitty opposition party is. Pelosi and Schumer are just horrible. To think that these are the “leaders” of that party says a lot. Even if they were, where are they leading the Democrats? Fucking over, this country is, if they’re who we’re supposed to give more power to in opposition to Trump. What have they done with power when they’ve been given power? Enrich themselves, their donors, and next to nothing else.


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Adlai Stevenson, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, held up U2 photographs of Soviet missiles on ships heading for Cuba at a meeting of the Security Council. Now any freelancing radical can stage a “chemical” attack. There will be no end to this. Insanity.


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Getting a little sick of this uncritical adherence to the premise that Democrats really do want what is right but just aren’t tough enough to demand it.

Why can’t we accept that they would have done the exact same thing? Why can’t we remember that Obama actually planned to do the exact same thing?


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And rest assured Hillary would do exactly the same if not more.


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Congress is doing its job. They are nothing but puppets for their oligarch owners. When will the idiots that pass for citizens in the USA wake up to this simple fact. Instead they endlessly walk around with their heads up their asses still believing that voting matters. I’ve got to hand it to the PTB, they sure know how to manipulate the citizens for the suckers they are. Politics have been reduced to nothing more than cheering for one’s team, whether it be the donkeys or the elephants. The USA is populated by a bunch of idiots cheering on, all he while voting, for their own demise.


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There is never proof, only prolefeed.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49209.htm


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Translation: We will stay in Syria until we get the deep state’s desired regime change in Syria.

Does anyone really think that Trump, who is a sociopath and nothing but a fawning parasite; a stooge for the MIC, gives a tinker’s damn about the gassed children in Syria?


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Example #1,000,0000,000 (+1)

Again: THERE IS NO “OPPOSITION PARTY”!


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Well, at least the Dems finally have their Impeachable offense. That nonsense about Russian collusion was nauseating, but this is something real. Without Congressional approval and before any inspectors could determine what happened, which was almost certainly a false flag, an indefensible attack of another nation. And with any real digging, a mountain of evidence will probably turn up that Trump and his people knew it was a false flag.


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There will be NO proof…because Assad didn’t do it. This smells of another false flag situation which the U.S. and Israeli agents are getting pretty good at.


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They won’t act on this though because these strikes is also something the Democrats wanted. We truly only have one party: the war party.


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When it comes to that PHONY, selective memory and cognitive dissonance reign supreme!


#15

My point exactly, paularae.


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True, but anyone that is selected for POTUS would do the same thing! Presidents are selected as long as they are war mongers and stooges for Amerika’s, fascist, military dictatorship; as long as they are obsequious to the fascists that really determine the U.S. foreign policies of the economic, elite.


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I believe the “evidence” was based on israhell false intelligence (again). The zionist are very good at manipulating their lap dogs the Saudi’s and the Americans, while the American lap dogs are France and Britain. Yep, no proof required for these war criminals. Congress? We don’t have a representative congress anymore. Just convenient lap dogs for the MIC and MSM.


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Obama didn’t get a AUMF in 2013 after gas attacks by Assad outside of Damascus so he didn’t lob missiles. Not all circumstances are the same. That said, as much as we bag on the Deep State—whatever that means—the Deep State actually held back the worst impulses of our stupid and reactionary president. If reporting is correct, Mattis didn’t want this at all. Back channels were open to Russia all week and all of the targeted locations were evacuated.

This was security theatre, just like last year. Assad’s forces are intact and he’s free to keep murdering thousands, conventionally of course. This is a no-win situation in the sense it’s difficult to see what winning would look like except Assad in power, thousands massacred.


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Yes,Assad may be a thug, but does anyone really think Assad is a stupid thug! Assad knows that his regime is in the US cross hairs for regime change, just like Saddam was in Iraq, so why would he want to give Trump any excuse to attack Syria?


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Bombing Assad’s factory that makes these chemical weapon bombs is something I support as Assad is using these chemical weapons against Syrians who are from a different ethnic and religious group than Assad. What you see after a chemical attack is men, women, children, dogs, cats, livestock, etc… all dead on the ground. It isn’t on the battlefield between opposing armies. That’s why this can be called a crime against humanity.

However, Trump does not have the legal empowerment to unilaterally decide to bomb or go to war with Syria. Congress by fact of the constitution must being involved in voting a specific war up or down in congress. A unilateral Trump decision to bomb Syria could be grounds for impeachment because going to war must involve congress in voting for or against that war.