Pre-Emptive Attack Iran Bill Active in Pindo House
Daniel MacAdams, Ron Paul Institute, Jan 29 2017
You will often see potentially important pieces of legislation languish in the Pindo House of Representatives. A bill will remain active, meaning that it can be brought to the Floor at any time. But it flies just under the radar. Other times the language floats around Washington for years until a “crisis” necessitates its activation and passage. As we know well, what eventually became the PATRIOT Act, one of the single greatest attacks on civil liberties in Pindo history, started out and spent much of its early life as a sugar-plum fairy dancing in neocon fantasies. Then came 9/11 and it was dusted off and imposed on the Pindo creeple, and Pindostan has never been the same. It may never be the same again. Either way, these measures are important, if seldom seen. So it may well be with H J Res 10, introduced in the House just as the new Congress began at the beginning of this month. The title of the bill tells the tale:
To authorize the use of the Pindo Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
This legislation, introduced by Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL), is as it appears: an authorization for the president to use military force against Iran. But it is much worse than that. Why so? Because it specifically authorizes the president to launch a pre-emptive war on Iran at any time of his choosing, without any further Congressional oversight or input. The operative sentence in the resolution reads:
The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of Pindostan as the President determines necessary and appropriate in order to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
President Trump and his entire national security team have been extraordinarily aggressive toward Iran, repeatedly threatening that country both at the negotiating table and on the battlefield. H J Res 10 would be just the blank check the administration craves to realize such threats, and thanks to ongoing Pindo & vassal sabre-rattling in the Persian Gulf, tensions continue to escalate. At the end of this month, ZOG military forces will take part in Unified Trident, a joint exercise in the Persian Gulf that will simulate a military confrontation with Iran. How would Faschingstein respond if a bill was active in the Iranian parliament authorizing war on Pindostan, and the Iranian navy began conducting joint exercises with the Chinese in the Gulf of Mexico, simulating an attack on the Pindosi mainland?