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Montana Lawmakers Respond To Outcry Over Syria

capitolOn August 28, I wrote my Congressional representatives from the state of Montana about the escalating situation in Syria.  This included Senators Max Baucus (D), Jon Tester (D) and House representative Steve Daines (R).  This was the content of my e-mail:

PLEASE STOP RUSH TO WAR WITH SYRIA

As it appears President Obama, along with Secretary of State John Kerry and others are determined to attack Syria, I am writing to urge you, along with your fellow Senators and members of the House to demand that a formal declaration of war be voted on and issued by Congress before any such attack on Syria is carried out.

Despite Mr. Kerry’s claims of undeniable proof that the chemical attacks were perpetrated by the Assad government, mounting evidence points to the rebels as the true culprits.  As you are surely aware, the rebel forces in Syria are supported by the current administration and some are aligned with al-Qaeda.  This, in and of itself is repugnant. With American taxpayer funding, these rebels have committed horrific atrocities against Christians, Jews, Muslim minorities, women and children and they have been implicated before in smaller chemical attacks.

This rush to war is specifically designed to circumnavigate debate and discussion, both in the media and in the government. It appears the U.N. is once again not being allowed to complete a full investigation into the chemical attack.

As you may know, a recent poll placed American’s support for attacking Syria at 9%. The American people are indicating that we will not support any more wars based on fabricated evidence.

So again, I am calling on you, please, review the history of this conflict and be a true representative of your constituency. Demand President Obama follow the Constitution, which he has taken an oath to uphold, by asking for a formal declaration of war from Congress.  As it is designed to do, this will initiate a more in depth analysis of the evidence and larger situation. Becoming involved in a conflict in which Russia, Iran and China have all stated they will respond is perhaps the most foolish mistake we could ever make as a country- especially if it turns out our evidence is faulty or self-implicating. Thank you.

These e-mails were written prior to President Obama’s announcement that he would seek the approval of Congress to use military force in Syria.  The President has since delayed a vote, pending the outcome of the plan Russia has sponsored to confiscate and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.  Senator Max Baucus was the first to reply.  He acknowledges the Obama administration’s support of rebel groups in Syria:

“The situation in Syria has turned into a bloody civil war that’s claimed nearly 100,000 lives.  President Bashar al-Assad remains in power as rebel fighters try to gain control of the areas they’ve taken.  The Administration has pledged to help some of the rebel groups by supplying them with weapons.  The situation is volatile and it is evolving.  Please be assured that I am keeping your thoughts in mind as I continue to monitor the situation on the ground in Syria.”

On his website, Baucus later issued a statement saying that President Obama was right to seek Congressional approval and that he was “ready to participate in a full and transparent debate in the Senate.”  But Baucus, in the same statement, repeats the administration’s narrative that Assad was responsible for the attacks:

“There is no question that Bashar al-Assad’s actions against his own people are reprehensible.  At the same time, we need to be very careful about any type of military intervention, and make sure we understand and are prepared to deal with all possible repercussions.”

Jon Tester responded to me with a very similar statement the next day:

“The actions of Syria’s president are abhorrent, and his efforts to remain in power are having terrible consequences for his people and the region.  However, I have serious concerns about the possibility of American military involvement in the conflict.”

Since this time, both Senators from Montana have stated they are undecided on how they will vote if the President again calls on Congress.  House Representative Steve Daines has come out opposed to military action in Syria and has stated that he intends to vote “no” on any authorization to use military force if it comes to the House floor.  In his e-mail response to me, he states:

“… I remain unconvinced that striking Syria is critical to protecting our national security interests. The objective of a military strike remains unclear and its outcome would be far from certain. While I denounce the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, I believe the risk of U.S. military action is greater than the risk of inaction, especially considering that the rebels seeking to overthrow the regime include several al Qaeda-linked jihadist groups. Thousands of Montanans have joined you in voicing similar concerns, and I share your judgment that U.S. military action in Syria is both unwise and ripe for peril.

… At the present time, the Obama Administration is working with other countries to demand that the Syrian regime turn over to the international community and destroy their weapons of mass destruction. While these discussions take place, it is unlikely that the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to authorize military force. With that said, please know that I would oppose such authorization if the fundamental conditions in Syria remain unchanged.”

While I am encouraged by Congressman Daines response, it is troubling to see that the big lie is still in place.  There is no evidence that the Assad government carried out the chemical attack on August 21.  Even the U.N. has stated that testing only confirms sarin gas was used, but can not determine who is responsible for launching the attack.  Yes, Assad’s government has stores of chemical weapons, but so do the rebels.  A leaked U.S. military document obtained by WND, confirms that Turkish anti-terror police confiscated a canister of sarin from members of the Jabhat al-Nusra Front in southern Turkey, along the Syrian border.  The document reveals the gas was produced by al-Qaeda in Iraq and then transferred to Turkey to be used by the rebels in Syria.  Russia has charged that these rebel groups, aided by Turkey, are responsible for chemical attacks that occurred earlier this year, and are likely behind the most recent attack in Damascus.

Congress has been overwhelmed with phone calls and e-mails from the American people- nearly all opposed to military strikes against Syria.  What needs to happen now is, the American people need to ensure this evidence is reviewed by their Congressional representatives.  We need to throw more doubt upon the accusation that Assad is responsible for the chemical attack.  The Obama administration will go forward with military strikes against Syria- and possibly Iran- if the plan to capture Assad’s chemical weapons fails.  And the situation on the ground in Syria is full of potential snags, one of which may be, chemical weapons stashes inconveniently located in rebel-controlled areas.  Hmm…

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War In Syria Is A War On Truth

syria_liesWhen I started this blog last month, the Obama administration was already rocketing towards complete tyranny, but then came the chemical attack of August 21 in Syria and the ensuing “debate” about U.S. military intervention.  The urgency of this situation has compelled me to discuss this now and place other posts on hold.

I cannot begin to explain the sense of dread that I feel.  Last night, as my wife and I were driving around town, we witnessed a large, black figure cross in front of us about a block away.  “What was that?!” I shouted in disbelief.  “I don’t know!” she shouted back.  It was clearly larger than a person.  My mind tried to rationalize it.  It was too big to be a deer.  My wife, who may have gotten a better look at it said, “It didn’t have a shirt on.”  What she saw was humanoid, but taller.  As we neared the intersection where the figure had passed, I turned right to follow it.  I flipped on my high-beams.  Nothing was there.  There was no commotion in the bushes beside the road.  Whatever it was had disappeared.  We were both shaken up, especially my wife.  She refused to say what she was thinking- it was a demon.  Strangely, I was silently considering the same, and I’m not a religious person.  I don’t routinely think about the “end times” or entertain warnings of the Apocalypse.  Instead of continuing to investigate what we saw, my wife pleaded with me to drive away.

Admittedly, the events in Syria and the response here at home have been heavy on our minds for weeks.  We have been stressed out, worried, angry and depressed.  Witnessing the farce that was the Senate and House meetings two weeks ago, and trying to probe the depths of evil displayed by Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain and others, likely influenced our perception that demons were now walking the Earth, literally.

President Obama’s grand gesture to seek the approval of Congress was disingenuous.  The televised congressional meetings were nothing more than a charade.  The decision to attack Syria was made long ago.  The hearings were dominated by a black cloud of recklessness.  Evil, corruption and lies were laid bare.  In keeping with the demonic theme, one could accurately say it was ghastly.  Of course Code Pink was there “protesting”, but they were being used.  It’s theater, folks.  We must question, why was this televised in the first place?  Why was Code Pink even allowed in the building?  To give the appearance of fairness or respect for the First Amendment?  Sure, but also to aid in framing the discussion as a clash of ideologies.  On one side, the reluctant, war-weary politicians, on the other side, wacko, liberal peaceniks.  By carefully framing the argument in this way, the administration succeeds in creating the narrative of a benevolent government who must do what is necessary to prevent more innocent children from dying.  Sometimes, you have to do something that is uncomfortable, because your higher morals demand it.  Obama is a hero.  The American people and the rest of world lack the same resolve. You are a coward if you do not support attacking Assad.  The Obama administration are masters of the straw-man.  In other words, it’s easy to scoff at Code Pink, but it’s not so easy to dismiss real facts.  Real facts and sound arguments were not voiced during the congressional meetings, however.  On any other occasion, Code Pink would have been dragged out of the building, bludgeoned by police, arrested and paraded in front of the media as domestic terrorists, but in this case, they are allowed to sit there, quietly holding up their painted red palms, so the viewers at home can say, “Lookit them stupid hippies.”

While there may be legitimate rebel forces in Syria like the Free Syrian Army (FSA) who are dissatisfied with Assad, there are also radical Islamist groups like Jabhat al-Nusra fighting right alongside them; they share a common objective in removing Assad from power.  The goal of the FSA may be to unseat Assad and establish a more moderate government, but the goal of the extremists is to establish an Islamic state in Syria.  We are expected to forget that the Obama administration supports the rebel forces in Syria with weapons and taxpayer money.  We are expected to forget that the CIA and our special forces have been training these fighters and planting them inside Syria for almost three years.  We are expected to forget that many of these fighters are al-Qaeda.  We are expected to forget that the rebels have been implicated before in prior chemical attacks.  Furthermore, we are expected to look away as they destroy churches and slaughter Christians, Jews and minority Muslims.  We are expected to look away as they eat the internal organs of their victims and saw children limb-from-limb like vile animals.

Assad is a dictator.  He commands what was a relatively stable state at odds with Western interests.  He was beginning to bow to pressure from the West to create reforms.  There is no evidence the Assad regime carried out the chemical weapons attack of August 21, 2013.  All that has been demonstrated is that a chemical attack using sarin gas occurred and innocent civilians were killed.  In fact, as the weeks progress, more and more evidence mounts pointing to the rebels as the true culprits.  There is no real reason for the United States to become involved in the Syrian civil war, regardless of who is responsible for the chemical attack.  This obstinate push to war by the Obama administration is purposeful.  They wish to accomplish their objectives of unseating Assad and handing Syria over to chaos, before all the evidence coalesces and they are revealed as instigators in the conflict.  Make no mistake.  This is not about the children of Syria; this is not a humanitarian cause.  For Obama, getting involved in the Syrian conflict serves as a convenient distraction from multiple scandals at home mounting with calls for impeachment, and worsening economic conditions.  Simultaneously, the shadow government can advance its agenda to further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa, as justification for a larger, regional war.  Syria may indeed be the flashpoint for such a war, with Russia, China and Iran all stating they will not allow attacks against Syria to go unanswered.  Now, as the threat of an imminent attack against Syria cools off, focus seems to be shifting towards Iran as a possible target.  The reason: weapons of mass destruction.  Are you starting to notice a trend yet?  If only 9% of the American people support an attack against Syria, roll out a more “evil” target.

It’s ironic that Russian President Vladimir Putin emerges as the sane voice of reason in this crisis, as he pushes for diplomatic solutions to avert war.  So, as the United States supervises this confiscation of Syria’s chemical weapons, we can likely expect accusations that the Assad government is rushing to hide their chemical weapons or otherwise putting up obstacles.  Already, Assad has said that if Syria is expected to join the Chemical Weapons Convention, then so should Israel, who has signed but not ratified the agreement.  Interestingly enough, both Russia and the United States, who have signed and ratified the CWC, have not destroyed their stockpiles of chemical weapons, as the treaty requires.   It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see John Kerry slither up to the podium a few months from now to announce an end to diplomacy with Syria. They are still foaming at the mouth to remove Assad.  The only thing that has stopped them (for now) is the unexpected, massive backlash from the American people and most of the world.  This is huge, but be assured, the shadow government is actively looking at plans to win over the American people.  This will likely include more lies, psy-ops and false-flag operations.  You can also expect a barrage of anti-Assad propaganda in the media.  Can’t you see the headline already?  “Syrian rebels uncover mass grave.” This is how they operate.  For them, this is merely a time for recalculation.

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