“Authorization” of Military Force In Syria Sloppy, Cobbled-Together, Lazy Excuse For An Act of War

As always, US Congressional War Resolutions first list the lies to be taken as the truth, followed by quick reasons why the US military must act upon those lies thought of as truth, without regard for the civilian life to be sacrificed (as long as the civilians are not American).  This is another country “to be saved” by destroying it.  The White House offers us nothing but lies, yet expects us to accept them all as “the Truth”—“19 Arabs did 911,” or “we killed bin Laden.”   Now Washington expects us to endorse another war, even though this one promises to break-out into a regional war, without Obama ever establishing one iota of proof of the Syrian govt’s guilt in the Aug. 21 chemical attack, not even at the company or brigade level of the Syrian Army.   The genius warmongers in Congress will now attempt to coerce the rest of their fellow legislators into going along with another planned American “Act of Aggression,” the worst international war crime.

The Tribunal at Nuremberg called aggressive war “essentially an evil thing…to initiate a war of aggression…is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Washington’s jackals are only claiming that Bashar Assad committed a “war crime,” yet they are enthusiastically prepared to commit the worst war crime of them all to punish his bad behavior.

This is the logic of Washington, my friends, the logic of madmen and psychopathic personalities, who are prepared to tell any lie, commit any war crime, kill any number of civilians, in order to maintain their illigitimate control over the rest of us.  Democracy (with a big “D”) does not exist in the United States, yet we wage war against the world under the cover of “exporting Democracy,” in order to force the nations of the world to copy the bankrupt American political system.  If we cannot get mad enough about this yet, don’t worry….I guarantee, with absolute certainty, that you will all soon be mad enough to “bite 16 penny nails,” or to take-up arms to change the grave injustices.

Many of us have been warning our fellow countrymen about this coming day of anguished paradox for Americans, for our entire adult lives.  We stand on the threshold of that dreaded anticipated day, with conspiracy theories being validated one after another, when the warnings will all prove to be true…AND IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

The great trap will have been sprung, with all of the good, obedient little rat-sheeple inside.  All that is required to prevent all of this, is for the American people to summon enough political will-power to make the cowards in Congress tremble, while we still have the Internet to make it possible.  The way to peace is to make the US Congress too afraid of pissing us off further to authorize another illegal war of aggression.

Peter Chamberlin


Sept. 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was expected to vote as early as Wednesday on a resolution authorizing a U.S. military strike at Syria.

Here is the text of the committee’s draft resolution, worked out by Democratic and Republican committee leaders, giving President Obama authority to carry out a strike against Syria for up to 60 days, with a possible 30-day extension.



To authorize the limited and tailored use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria.

Whereas Syria is in material breach of the laws of war by having employed chemical weapons against its civilian population;

Whereas the abuses of the regime of Bashar Assad have included the brutal repression and war upon its own civilian population, resulting in more than 100,000 people killed in the past two years, and more than 2 million internally displaced people and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, creating an unprecedented regional crisis and instability;

Whereas the Assad regime has the largest chemical weapons programs in the region and has demonstrated its capability and willingness to repeatedly use weapons of mass destruction against its own people, including the Aug. 21, 2013, attack in the suburbs of Damascus in which the Assad regime murdered over 1,000 innocent people, including hundreds of children;

Whereas there is clear and compelling evidence of the direct involvement of Assad regime forces and senior officials in the planning, execution, and after-action attempts to cover-up the Aug. 21 attack, and hide or destroy evidence of such attack;

Whereas the Arab League has declared with regards to the Aug. 21 incident to hold the “Syrian regime responsible for this heinous crime”;

Whereas the United Nations Security Council, in Resolution 1540 (2004) affirmed that the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons constitutes a threat to international peace and security;

Whereas in the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Congress found that Syria’s acquisition of weapons of mass destruction threatens the security of the Middle East and the national security interests of the United States;

Whereas the actions and conduct of the Assad regime are in direct contravention of Syria’s legal obligations under the United Nations Charter, the Geneva Conventions, and the Geneva Protocol to the Hague Convention on the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, and also violates standards set forth in the Chemical Weapons Convention;

Whereas Syria’s use of weapons of mass destruction and its conduct and actions constitute a grave threat to regional stability, world peace and the national security interests of the United States and its allies and partners;

Whereas the objectives of the United States use of military force in connection with this authorization are to respond to the use, and deter and degrade the potential future use of weapons of mass destruction by the Syrian government;

Whereas the conflict in Syria will only be resolved through a negotiated political settlement, and Congress calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to participate urgently and constructively in the Geneva process; and

Whereas the president has authority under the Constitution to use force in order to defend the national security interests of the United States:

Now, therefore, be it,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This joint resolution may be cited as the “Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Respond to Use of Chemical Weapons.”


(a) AUTHORIZATION — The president is authorized, subject to subSection (b) to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in a limited and tailored manner against legitimate military targets in Syria, only to: (1) respond to the use of weapons of mass destruction by the Syrian government in the conflict in Syria; (2) deter Syria’s use of such weapons in order to protect the national security interests of the United States and to protect our allies and partners against the use of such weapons; and (3) degrade Syria’s capacity to use such weapons in the future.

(b) REQUIREMENT FOR DETERMINATION THAT USE OF MILITARY FORCE IS NECESSARY — Before exercising the authority granted in subSection (a), the president shall make available to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate his determination that —

(1) the United States has used all appropriate diplomatic and other peaceful means to prevent the deployment and use of weapons of mass destruction by Syria;

(2) the Syrian government has conducted one or more significant chemical weapons attacks;

(3) the use of military force is necessary to respond to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government;

(4) it is in the core national security interest of the United States to use such military force;

(5) the United States has a military plan to achieve the specific goals of responding to the use of weapons of mass destruction by the Syrian government in the conflict in Syria, to deter Syria’s use of such weapons in order to protect the national security interests of the United States and to protect our allies and partners against the use of such weapons, and to degrade Syria’s capacity to use such weapons in the future; and

(6) the use of military force is consistent with and furthers the goals of the United States strategy toward Syria, including achieving a negotiated political settlement to the conflict.


(1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION — Consistent with Section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, 50 U.S.C. § 1541, et seq., the Congress declares that this Section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of Section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution, within the limits of the authorization established under this Section.

(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS — Nothing in this resolution supersedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.

SECTION 3. LIMITATION. The authority granted in Section 2 does not authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Syria for the purpose of combat operations.


The authorization in Section 2(a) shall terminate 60 days after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution, except that the president may extend, for a single period of 30 days, such authorization if —

(1) the president determines and certifies to Congress, not later than 5 days before the date of termination of the initial authorization, that the extension is necessary to fulfill the purposes of this resolution as defined by Section 2(a) due to extraordinary circumstances and for ongoing and impending military operations against Syria under Section 2(a); and

(2) Congress does not enact into law, before the extension of authorization, a joint resolution disapproving the extension of the authorization for the additional 30 day period; provided that any such joint resolution shall be considered under the expedited procedures otherwise provided for concurrent resolutions of disapproval contained in Section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).


Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this resolution, the President shall consult with Congress and submit to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives an integrated United States Government strategy for achieving a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in Syria, including a comprehensive review of current and planned U.S. diplomatic, political, economic, and military policy towards Syria, including: (1) the provision of all forms of assistance to the Syrian Supreme Military Council and other Syrian entities opposed to the government of Bashar Assad that have been properly and fully vetted and share common values and interests with the United States; (2) the provision of all forms of assistance to the Syrian political opposition, including the Syrian Opposition Coalition; (3) efforts to isolate extremist and terrorist groups in Syria to prevent their influence on the future transitional and permanent Syrian governments; (4) coordination with allies and partners; and (5) efforts to limit support from the government of Iran and others for the Syrian regime.


(a) Notification and Provision of Information. Upon his determination to use the authority set forth in Section 2 of this Act, the President shall notify Congress, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, of the use of such authority and shall keep Congress fully and currently informed of the use of such authority.

(b) Reports. No fewer than 10 days after the initiation of military operations under the authority provided by Section 2, and every 20 days thereafter until the completion of military operations, the President shall submit to the Congress, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a report on the status of such operations, including progress achieved toward the objectives specified in Section 2(a), the financial costs of operations to date, and an assessment of the impact of the operations on the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capabilities and intentions.

SECTION 7. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. The authority set forth in Section 2 of this resolution shall not constitute an authorization for the use of force or a declaration of war except to the extent that it authorizes military action under the conditions, for the specific purposes, and for the limited period of time set forth in this resolution.