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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:00 am

What may have started as a secular-motivated uprising for democracy in Syria has now clearly transformed into a full-blown Islamist revolution where all ethno-religious minorities are being targeted for extermination in Syria, including Muslim Kurds, Muslim Alevis and Syrian Christians (Armenian, Greek Orthodox, Assyrian, others). It is proven that these Syrian rebels are linked to al-Qaida.

According to the U.S. Constitution, the sole authority to declare war lies on the U.S. Congress. The Washington Times, a prominent Washington, D.C. newspaper, published a story that stated the Syrian rebels used nerve gas to kill innocent women and children. The truth is out there.

Contact Congressman McNerney to vote NO on military intervention and to defund U.S.-backed Syrian rebels.

Alex Aliferis

Lodi

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28 comments:

  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:29 am on Sat, Sep 7, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Have you not clearly demonstrated an inability to understand ARTICLE III, SECTION 3, CLAUSE 1?
    [sleeping]

     
  • Ed Walters posted at 2:39 pm on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    the old dog Posts: 586

    Sally: Well said, they can fly coach on a one way ticket. As far as Syria goes, whats in it for the US other than spending money with no return. I don`t believe anyone can say who is the bad guy in that country, people were gassed, OK by whom. Would Syria be better off if the present government stayed in power, or the rebels took over, some say the rebles are no better than Assad. The middle east has been in turmoil forever, in another year or so, no one will ever know the US was invloved in Iraq as the bombings continue on a daily basis killing hundreds. Same will hold true in Afganistan since Barry announced this country will pull out next year. If Syria is ever resolved, whats next, to be sure there will be an next time and country to bail out, with money the US doesn`t have.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 8:55 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2850

    Looks like Ms Bobin is in a position where she can't support a yay or a nay on the issue of attacking Syria. Either way she'll indeed be supporting Conservatives. It just goes to show how far she'll go to avoid supporting Conservatives. Even Obama isn't that stubborn.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:12 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    [thumbup]

    Sorry for the cliche, but "Ride, Sally, Ride!"

    First on the transport should be John McCain...sans his cell phone so he can pay attention instead of playing poker.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:29 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Ms. Keszler: blog of the year!

     
  • Sally Keszler posted at 7:02 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Sally Keszler Posts: 29

    Poll: Majority Of Americans Approve Of Sending Congress To Syria

    I think we can all agree.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:03 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ms. Parigoris wrote: "Where is Cindy Sheehan? Where is Code Pink? Where is Michael Moore? Oh, that's right- it had NOTHING to do with the Iraq war- it had EVERYTHING to do with George Bush..
    Unbelievable..pathetic situation. What a bunch of hypocrites."

    And WHERE IS THE TEA PARTY? I see NO ONE protesting in the streets, but here's one about TEA PARTY "troops" protesting anonymously:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/armed-forces-tea-party-syria_n_3865480.html

    Since you once again speak without thinking or researching, here are some links to Code Pink info and Michael Moore's statement on Syria:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/30/the-case-for-syria-may-be-worse-than-iraq/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqMDGCyYKrU

    Typical TEA Party behavior - accuse before finding the facts.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:53 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ms. Parigoris wrote: "What in Heavens name does your comment have to do with this Letter to the Editor. Come on Joanne, let's support War monger Obama in this Syria thing.. Can't come up with a logical reason to? So let's lob darts at the writer of the letter. Totally off topic." Regarding my comment about the "Washington Times."

    Sorry you are confused, Ms. Parigoris. The letter writer cites the "Washington Times" as a "prominent Washington, D.C. newspaper," as if we are to take this information as gospel truth that the SYRIAN REBELS are the ones lobbing the chemical weapons, not the Syrian Government.

    And yes, IT IS relevant to lob darts at the letter writer when he is repeating conspiracy theory to back his argument.

    Sorry you didn't get that. But then it helps to READ ALL the words, not just the ones you like.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 7:18 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    If one is perfectly comfortable with a President who arms and funds AlQueda I don't know why one can't just say so.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 7:03 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr Liebich - once again - pay attention to the Supreme Court cases that have modified the definition of treason. Again - go and make a citizens arrest, or have your employer Alex do it for you. He certainly thinks he has the bravado for the job.

    The Constitution is a living document - trying to compare it to the Ten Commandments written in stone is just ignorant.

    Why don't we just wipe out all of the amendments to the Constitution if YOU believe they stray from the original document? After all, the first ten were written way after the original Constitution was ratified.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 5:26 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    [thumbup]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 5:25 am on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    It is true that there is no reason to ignore treason but I can think for several reasons to ignore you.

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 11:36 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    ARTICLE III, SECTION 3, CLAUSE 1 isn't complicated.
    "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

    President Pinnocchio is CLEARLY committing an impeachable offense by adhering to our enemies and giving them Aid and Comfort. Jabhat al-Nusra was declared a terrorist organization by Obama's own State Department nearly a year ago.

    There is NO reason to ignore TREASON!


     
  • Walter Chang posted at 9:07 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Walt Posts: 1151

    "hypocrites"

    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina


    [lol]

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 7:41 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2574

    Chuckle.... take your tin foil hat off and see for yourself. Just don't drink the water.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 6:12 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    What in Heavens name does your comment have to do with this Letter to the Editor. Come on Joanne, let's support War monger Obama in this Syria thing.. Can't come up with a logical reason to? So let's lob darts at the writer of the letter. Totally off topic. Where is Cindy Sheehan? Where is Code Pink? Where is Michael Moore? Oh, that's right- it had NOTHING to do with the Iraq war- it had EVERYTHING to do with George Bush..
    Unbelievable..pathetic situation. What a bunch of hypocrites.

     
  • robert maurer posted at 1:47 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 448

    ...and we(the USA should back who?) f... them all! We have enough domestic issues to deal with first before we stick our noses in other countries' business. We're screwed no matter who we back, and the constitution proves it in this case.

     
  • robert maurer posted at 1:31 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    mason day Posts: 448

    Mc Lain, Kerry,and others say that we react to Assad's alleged chemical warfare against Syria's own citizens, against the Assad regime,yet there is other proof that the rebels mis-handled chemicals, (since they didn't know what they were) and caused this fiasco. supposedly 1/3 of Syria's populace has left the area. Sound suspicious? Maybe troublemakers from both sides fled and left to watch how USA reacts, and left the innocent to the perceived fallout. I hope Obama doesn't get baited by all this crap, and acts accordingly.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 12:51 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1443

    Typical cut and paste: http://www.infowars.com/detain-obama-under-ndaa-for-supporting-terrorists-in-syria/

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 12:20 pm on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1443

    These guys always quotin' the Constitution, but not understanding any of it.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 10:50 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1593

    [thumbup]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 10:12 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    [smile]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 10:12 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    [smile]

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 10:00 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Does Article III Section 3 clause 1 of the United States Constitution and Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA cease to exist on Planet Pop-Tart?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:44 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Go for it, Andrew.

    Make that citizen's arrest!! The world in which you live will thank you for it!

     
  • Andrew Liebich posted at 9:33 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Andrew Liebich Posts: 2999

    Apparently Mr. Heuer and Ms. Bobin aren't familiar with Article III Section 3 clause 1 of our Constitution. In arming Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria, Obama is clearly committing an impeachable offense by empowering America’s enemies.

    Under the terms of the National Defense Authorization Act that he personally signed into law, President Barack Obama should immediately be arrested and indefinitely detained for providing support to Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria. Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA law allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to groups engaged in hostilities against the U.S. such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
    The evidence that FSA militants in Syria are being led by Al-Qaeda terrorists and are carrying out terrorist atrocities is overwhelming zombies.

    - Jabhat al-Nusra is now the leading front line fighting force in Syria and is commanding the other rebel groups.
    - In April, the head of Jabhat al-Nusra pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.
    - FSA rebels are defecting to Jabhat al-Nusra in droves.
    - Jabhat al-Nusra killed U.S. troops in Iraq.
    - Immediately after the State Department declared Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization, 29 different FSA rebel outfits pledged allegiance to the Al-Qaeda group.
    - FSA rebels have vowed to “fight the U.S.” once they finish with Bashar Al-Assad.
    - FSA rebels have been filmed burning US and Israeli flags on more than one occasion.
    - FSA rebels have been filmed singing songs that glorify Osama Bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks.
    - One FSA group even calls its fighting unit the “Osama Bin Laden” brigade.
    - Another video shows FSA rebels chanting, “We are all with Osama bin Laden!”
    - FSA rebels have voiced their desire to see the Al-Qaeda flag fly over the White House once the rebels are victorious across the region.
    - FSA rebels have been filmed cutting out people’s hearts on camera and eating them while chanting “Allahu Akbar”.
    - FSA rebels have been responsible for innumerable beheadings over the course of the conflict, chanting “Allahu Akbar” as they decapitate their victims.
    - FSA rebels have committed innumerable sectarian murders, including beheading a man for being a Christian and feeding him to the dogs.
    - FSA rebels have also forced children to behead people and carry out other atrocities.
    - FSA rebels have ransacked Christian churches.
    - FSA rebels have massacred entire villages of Christians.
    - Earlier this week, FSA rebels slaughtered a 14-year-old boy for supposedly insulting Mohammed.
    - FSA rebels have murdered numerous journalists in targeted killings, including Maya Nasser and most recently Yara Abbas.
    - FSA rebels have been pictured numerous times flying the black flag of Al-Qaeda and wearing uniforms with Al-Qaeda insignia.
    - FSA rebels have been caught on camera preparing chemical weapons attacks.
    - In March, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte said FSA rebels had used chemical weapons.
    - FSA rebels have forced prisoners to become suicide bombers.
    - According to eyewitnesses on the ground, at least half of the so-called “Syrian rebels” aren’t even Syrian and are foreign jihadists sent by the likes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

    In announcing that his administration will provide arms to Al-Qaeda terrorists and associated groups like the FSA, Obama has violated his oath to protect and defend America against its enemies and should at the very least be subject to immediate impeachment proceedings, if not detained under the NDAA which clearly outlines the illegality of providing support to terrorist organizations.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:02 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This must be a buddy of Andrew Liebich's.

    "The Washington Times, a prominent Washington, D.C. newspaper?

    Founded and funded by the Unification Church...remember the "Rev." Sun Myung Moon?

    The Unification Church continues to prop up this faltering rag full of half-truths and distortions with billions of dollars in funding.

    Here a comment from historian Thomas Frank in which he linked the Times to the modern American conservative movement, saying:

    "There is even a daily newspaper—the Washington Times—published strictly for the movement’s benefit, a propaganda sheet whose distortions are so obvious and so alien that it puts one in mind of those official party organs one encounters when traveling in authoritarian countries."

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 6:48 am on Wed, Sep 4, 2013.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1593

    No matter what we decide about Syria we will not be declaring war against them.

     

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