The Latest: US lawmakers support Syri...

The Latest: US lawmakers support Syria airstrikes

There are 26 comments on the WMDT story from Apr 13, 2018, titled The Latest: US lawmakers support Syria airstrikes. In it, WMDT reports that:

Congressional leaders are supporting President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack against civilians - although there are some reservations. House Speaker Paul Ryan is praising Trump's "decisive action in coordination with our allies," adding, "We are united in our resolve."

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Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Apr 13, 2018
No evidence whatsoever has been forthcoming to the U.S. citizenry to back up the accusations against Assad. Bombing a country without any evidence of who did what is an ill-advised crime. The attacks come a day before the arrival of the international teams of the OPCW and their investigation of the alleged chemical weapon use. Russia affirmed and Obama accepted the elimination of the Syrian government's chemical weapons; elimination was overseen by international observers. The Obama era funding and arming of "rebel" elements (becoming ISIS) in Syria allowed their overrunning of a major chemical weapons facility. Only the Obama supported ISIS elements in Syria would benefit from a chemical weapons use blamed on Assad. OPCW arriving to investigate the alleged use should be encouraged to also investigate the claimed "CW storage facility" attacked by the U.S. on Friday. We need to know if there were indeed ANY chemical weapons in that "storage" facility.

The false narratives generated by some U.S. officials concerning their success against ISIS is irrelevant to Syria. The actual progress against ISIS in Syria was accomplished ONLY after Russia was invited by Syria to help in their defeat. In three months, Russia accomplished a complete setback for ISIS in Syria. It was never any U.S. action accomplishing that. Obama armed and funded the monsters. Lies about small things make for doubts about large claims. U.S. presence in Syria to any degree is illegal. The neo-Con and Leftist constant verbal assaults against Russia for a year and a half have led to a controlling narrative now pandering not only false propaganda, but very dangerous and illegal actions... some possibly false flags by the real and monstrous ISIS threat.

“Merry Christmas”

Since: Dec 09

Happy New Year

#2 Apr 13, 2018
This was a good move, this leader treats the people horribly.
Ronald

Pomona, CA

#3 Apr 13, 2018
Various studies report the approval rate of the congress is as low as 8%. President Trump's approval rating is about 50%. His yielding to the war mongering establishment Republicans (AKA the McCain faction) and the violent Democrats by involving the nation in yet another unending unwinnable middle east war for our Jewish friends won't increase the approval rating of congress among the American people, but it might lower his.

Ronald
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OccupyThis

Lakeport, CA

#7 Apr 14, 2018
Aren't the Syria airstrikes already done? Now that it's already happened it's probably a good idea to support it.

That's great US lawmakers. Good for you!
OccupyThis

Lakeport, CA

#8 Apr 14, 2018
I still think the chemical attack was a set up though.

The progressives in Washington want to keep Russia as an enemy.
OccupyThis

Lakeport, CA

#9 Apr 14, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Trump's once again needlessly exposing US troops w/o the consent of Congress
Hey there swifty? We don't have any troops in Syria.
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OccupyThis

Lakeport, CA

#12 Apr 14, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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?
yes, that's right. No troops in Syria.
OccupyThis

Lakeport, CA

#13 Apr 14, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Trump Drops Push for Immediate Withdrawal of Troops From Syria ...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/world/midd...

Apr 4, 2018 ... At the meeting, Mr. Trump's top military advisers told him they had drawn up
plans to pull American troops out of Syria immediately.....“Trump's decision-
making on Syria is head-spinningly indecisive — he talks about withdrawal, but is
not withdrawing,” said Aaron David Miller, a vice president at the .

Enlighten yourself, walk into the light.
I thought they were pulled out.

President Trump must have a good reason for keeping them there.
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Ronald

Pomona, CA

#15 Apr 14, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine:“President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government without Congress’s approval is illegal and — absent a broader strategy — it’s reckless.”

50%

And that is basically among die heart Republicans and Fox News's audience
Retribution.

If Kaine said that, he may be right. I doubt the American people elected President Trump *(the White Christian president)* for the purpose of embroiling the nation in yet another endless unwinnable middle east war for our Jewish friends. The president is right, though when he expresses his fear that, if our Jewish friends lose Palestine, long suffering Christendom will get the Jews back.

Ronald
Ronald

Pomona, CA

#16 Apr 14, 2018
OccupyThis wrote:
I still think the chemical attack was a set up though.

The progressives in Washington want to keep Russia as an enemy.
OccupyThis.

You may be right. It has been revealed that the attack on the air base at Palmyra was made by Jewish air force planes. Is it beyond the realm of possibility that they are also responsible for the gassing of the Syrian people? After all, when our Jewish friends tried to sink the USS Liberty, they would have had us believe they did not know it was an American vessel.

Source: https://tinyurl.com/ychfg3bp

Ronald
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#17 Apr 14, 2018
OccupyThis wrote:
I still think the chemical attack was a set up though.

The progressives in Washington want to keep Russia as an enemy.
A brief History 101 would inform you that Russia has been the enemy for some time, and a brief study of Vladimir Putin would inform you that his real goal in life besides “presidential for life” is to see the United States fall/fail utterly and completely.

To think otherwise takes a truly massive amount of willful ignorance.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Apr 14, 2018
OccupyThis wrote:
Aren't the Syria airstrikes already done? Now that it's already happened it's probably a good idea to support it.

That's great US lawmakers. Good for you!
Pelosi and Schumer did do a few quick polls before they reluctantly agreed to sort of support the decision to stop Assad from using chemical weapons on children. They would have preferred drawing a pink line in the sand, like we did for 8 years prior to Trump.
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anonymous

New York, NY

#20 Apr 14, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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It was another Republican supported illegal use of military force

Trump's once again needlessly exposing US troops w/o the consent of Congress

The ball less phenomenon known as the Republican majority refuses to reign in a mentally disturbed narcissist with a loaded firearm
Actually, I think it was mostly English pilots. America goes with missiles from a distance. Perhaps the English wanted to get some use out of their Tornadoes before retiring them.
anonymous

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Apr 14, 2018
OccupyThis wrote:
I still think the chemical attack was a set up though.

The progressives in Washington want to keep Russia as an enemy.
More likely, Trump and Putin are trying to keep their puppet states in place, but to get Assad out.
Used to be a Democrat

Salem, MA

#22 Apr 14, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
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A brief History 101 would inform you that Russia has been the enemy for some time, and a brief study of Vladimir Putin would inform you that his real goal in life besides “presidential for life” is to see the United States fall/fail utterly and completely.

To think otherwise takes a truly massive amount of willful ignorance.
President Obama didn’t think Russia was an enemy. Don’t you remember in the debates that Romney referred to Russia as a danger, and Obama laughed at him, and said he wanted to bring back the Cold War.
It was Obamas fake red line that has emboldened Syria and Russia to gas women and children.
They think American is weak, and we were a country without leadership, under Obama.

Now that Trump crushed the terrorists over seas, how many attacks have we had in this country?

Strength weakens terrorists. These air strikes will weaken another terrorist nation.

Apparently you never took history 101!
John McQuan

United States

#23 Apr 14, 2018
RustyS wrote:
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Pelosi and Schumer did do a few quick polls before they reluctantly agreed to sort of support the decision to stop Assad from using chemical weapons on children. They would have preferred drawing a pink line in the sand, like we did for 8 years prior to Trump.
Drama Club will take care Un & Assad in one stone shot! ;)
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Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#28 Apr 15, 2018
Used to be a Democrat wrote:
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President Obama didn’t think Russia was an enemy. Don’t you remember in the debates that Romney referred to Russia as a danger, and Obama laughed at him, and said he wanted to bring back the Cold War.
It was Obamas fake red line that has emboldened Syria and Russia to gas women and children.
They think American is weak, and we were a country without leadership, under Obama.

Now that Trump crushed the terrorists over seas, how many attacks have we had in this country?

Strength weakens terrorists. These air strikes will weaken another terrorist nation.

Apparently you never took history 101!
LOL!!!

Let’s see, an incident involving a truck in Manhattan that left eight dead on October 31, 2017; an incident in January 2017 in Denver, Colorado, in which a transit guard was shot and killed; a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in June 2016 in which 49 people were killed.

All ‘inspired’ by the Islamic Caliphate.

Who was “President” then?

And how many shootings by radicalized white “conservative” males?

112 people sluaghtered in 10 separate mass shooting events in 2017, more than Obama’s entire term.

Bless your heart, cupcake.
Used to be a Democrat

Salem, MA

#29 Apr 15, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Actually, Republicans vacated the Capital for their August recess. When Obama sought permission to use military force on Assad for using chemical weapons in july 2012 the Republican House went fishing and golfing in lieu of taking a vote.

That's how the Republican 2012 campaign mantra referencing the red line developed.
How did you feel about Nancy Palosi traveling to Syria, when Bush W was president, and telling them the American people stood arm and arm with the Syrian government, and apposed our own president getting tough on them?

The Democratic Party has been historically weak on foreign policy, and even dangerously incompetent.

How did you feel about Ted Kennedy traveling to the Soviet Union to get their help in defeating Ronald Reagan in the presidential elections?
This was discovered in the archives of the KGB after Reagan collapsed the Soviet Empire, or better know as the communist dictatorship.
Is this the kind of history you ignore?
spud

Bethlehem, PA

#30 Apr 15, 2018
Retribution wrote:
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Actually, Republicans vacated the Capital for their August recess. When Obama sought permission to use military force on Assad for using chemical weapons in july 2012 the Republican House went fishing and golfing in lieu of taking a vote.

That's how the Republican 2012 campaign mantra referencing the red line developed.
That's an alibi, Qdog. Obama could have done what Trump did if he wanted to but he didn't have the will, intelligence or balls to do it. He had no problem making unconstitutional DACA promises via EO, so I don't want to hear about Republicans preventing him from bombing Assad. The truth of the matter is that Obama had no problem with Assad poisoning his own people. Another truth is that Schumer and Pelosi, while cautioning Trump to have an overall Syria plan, never had any plans concerning the economy, jobs and higher wages, the border, national defense, stupid free trade agreements or anything else. Democrats are still exclusively running on the "Trump bad" platform. Just tune in to MSNBC or CNN, the all Stormy all Russian collusion networks, if you really want to see how shallow and irrelevant the Democratic party has become.
Used to be a Democrat

Salem, MA

#31 Apr 15, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
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LOL!!!

Let’s see, an incident involving a truck in Manhattan that left eight dead on October 31, 2017; an incident in January 2017 in Denver, Colorado, in which a transit guard was shot and killed; a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in June 2016 in which 49 people were killed.

All ‘inspired’ by the Islamic Caliphate.

Who was “President” then?

And how many shootings by radicalized white “conservative” males?

112 people sluaghtered in 10 separate mass shooting events in 2017, more than Obama’s entire term.

Bless your heart, cupcake.
Obama was president in June 2016 cupcake, LOL!
The 8 years prior to Trump was what created the dozens of terrorist attacks in this country over that time, and slightly into the Trump administration, because they viewed America as a weak nation. A very accurate assessment on their part.
Since Trump has killed nearly all of the terrorists overseas, the attacks have virtually stoped.
Young idiots can’t follow dead terrorists.

Please, stop listening to leftists propaganda. It’s little wonder after everything you post, has nuts, clueless, and spam underneath it, by others smarter then you.

The conservative males you refer to...are you talking about the white guy that tried to kill all of the republican congressmen while playing softball??? Or the white guy that shot out of his hotel window into the concert goers in Vegas???

Throw away those comic books, and start following reality.

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