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Congress Votes to Train and Arm ISIS

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, voted with the majority this past week in favor of the measure that Ron Paul writes about below. The vote was 78-22. Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard, also Democrats, voted against the majority in the House on Wednesday (273 yea, 156 nay).

Last week the House and Senate voted to rubber stamp President Obama’s war plans for the Middle East. Both bodies, on a bipartisan basis, authorized the U.S. to begin openly training and arming the rebels who have been fighting for three years to overthrow the Assad government in Syria.

Although the Syrian government has also been fighting ISIS and related extremist groups for three years, the U.S. refuses to speak to the Syrians and has warned Assad not to interfere with the coming U.S. attack on sovereign Syrian territory.

President Obama promised that airstrikes alone would “degrade and destroy” ISIS, telling the U.S. military in a speech last week that:

“The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission… I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq.”

But of course any U.S. troops sent into a war zone are “combat” troops. And more are on their way.

While the President was swearing that there would be no boots on the ground, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, was in open disagreement. General Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that U.S. forces would need to embed with Iraqi or Kurdish troops in combat situations under certain circumstances.

The limited mission the President promised just weeks ago has already greatly escalated, and now threatens to become another major regional war. In reality, however, this is just a continuation of the 24-year U.S. war on Iraq that President George Bush began in 1990 and candidate Obama promised to end as President.

Under last week’s authorization bill, the President would have authority to train 5,000 fighters in Saudi Arabia for insertion into the civil war in Syria. This is in effect a re-arrangement of the deck chairs. To this point the training was carried out by the CIA in Jordan and Turkey. Now, the program will be moved to the Pentagon and to Saudi Arabia.

The CIA training of the rebels thus far has resulted in a direct pipeline of weapons from “vetted moderates” to the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front and to the very ISIS that the administration claims to be fighting. In July, a full brigade of 1,000 fighters from a U.S.-backed rebel group joined ISIS! Of course they took their U.S.-provided weapons and training with them, some of which will certainly be used against the rapidly increasing U.S. military personnel in the region. [Emphasis added by HPI]

That Saudi Arabia is considered a suitable place to train Syria’s future leaders must be some kind of sick joke. While ISIS was beheading two American journalists – as horrific as that is – the repressive Saudi theocracy was beheading dozens of its own citizens, often for relatively minor or religious crimes.

If we want to stop radical terrorists from operating in Syria and Iraq, how about telling our ally Saudi Arabia to stop funding and training them? For that matter, how about the U.S. government stops arming and training the various rebel groups in Syria and finally ends its 24-year U.S. war on Iraq.

There are 200 million people bordering the countries where ISIS is currently operating. They are the ones facing the threat of ISIS activity and expansion. Let them fight their own war, rather than turning the U.S. military into the mercenary army of wealthy Gulf states. Remember, they come over here because we are over there. So let’s not be over there any longer.

Links:

Hirono Statement on Authorization to Train and Equip Syrians to Fight ISIL [PoliticalNews.me] Sep 21, 2014

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This past Thursday, Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, voted with the majority (78-22) to arm Syrian "rebels." The day before, Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa (D-District 1) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-District 2) voted with the minority (273-156) against the measure to arm the "rebels." President Obama, who was behind the measure in the first place, is expected to sign it, if he hasn't already.

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Senate Votes to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels to Fight ISIS

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Hawaii Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, both Democrats, voted with the majority in favor of the measure. The vote was 78-22. Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard, also Democrats, voted against the measure in the House on Wednesday (273 yea, 156 nay).

MSNBC

By Aliyah Frumin

September 18, 2014

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called the plan “ludicrous” on the Senate floor before the vote. “No one knows where these arms are going to wind up … We don’t even know who these groups are.” Paul — known for his non-interventionist approach — said “we need to stay the heck out of their civil war … It is their war and they need to fight it.”

The Senate on Thursday approved President Obama’s controversial proposal to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in effort to defeat the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Senators passed the legislation with 78 to 22 votes. It now goes to Obama to sign into law.

“I want to thank leaders in Congress for the speed and seriousness with which they approached this issue,” Obama said in brief remarks Thursday evening after the Senate vote.

Read more . . .

Links:

Congress Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels to Fight against ISIS [Hawaii Political Info] Sep 17, 2014

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