House Keeps Government Open, Arms Syrian Rebels
The continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11thpassed easily in the House of Representatives this evening with a vote of 319-108 and is now headed to the Senate. Per Fox News’ Chad Pergram, 53 Republicans and 55 Democrats voted down the measure, which also authorizes the president to train and arm “vetted,” moderate Syrian opposition for the purpose of providing ground troops in the war against ISIS.
I despise this sort of madness. Continuing the funding of our government has nothing to do with arming “moderate” militants. But, there we go, tying the both together. So, if one votes against the measure, people will say they voted against funding the government.
But, it’s idiot Repubs who did this.
Why are we pretending that we didn’t already arm “moderate” militants to fight Assad? We absolutely did. And, this is where ISIS got their weapons.
But, just to be clear on this
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A MODERATE ISLAMIC MILITANT!!!!!!!!!
In my lifetime, this has been proven over and over again. Since even before the time of Reagan.
I don’t blame the naivety of people in the past. I’ll give them the mulligan. Even though, there were sure signs back then. But, today, there is no excuse.
We’re told there are peace loving Muslims. I’ve no doubt there are. I once knew a few. How many have died because we armed the “moderate” militants?
That is why there is not much difference between ROberts and the other one. Blame the Tea Party. But if they are going to vote like democrats, really, what is the difference?
Phil, you haven’t been reading my posts. Roberts doesn’t, and has never voted like a Dim. He votes conservative, always. If I can endorse him, and I have, then, you have to know he’s conservative. I would not endorse him otherwise. This is the stuff which pisses me off about Breitbart and the other lunatics. They’ve smeared a good conservative. To what end?
Just because some assbag wannabe says Roberts votes like a Dim doesn’t make it so. A whole lot of people lied, absolutely lied to a whole lot of other people. And, I will distinguish myself from those assbags each and every time.
…… McConnell…. well … but, it certainly doesn’t help if Grimes wins.
Other than being poisoned with the “Islam peace” crap…what we have to realize is this is a religious war that has been going on since the Jews were on one side of the river and Muslims on the other….since the beginning of time.
It’s the Hatfields and McCoys…..and their religious war has nothing to do with us…well, until they got uppity and decided to pump themselves up with a world wide caliphate, which is our business.
But it’s still a religious war….there’s no solving it….their faith tells them the other side is doomed to hell and they should send them there.
Of all people, Iran is the ones that will squish them………BTW the Saudis rounded up a bunch of Christians the other day, just for being Christians……IT’S A RELIGIOUS WAR!
The solution is easy …. turn Israel loose!!! Quit interfering and let her take care of herself.
And, yeh, the Saudis, who help fund the crazies, hate Christians. But, we like to pretend they’re “moderate”.
LOL quit interfering.. Israel is completely propped up by Anglo-American financial, political, diplomatic, and military support.
Stop arming both the Arabs and Israel. Then see what happens.
No change. They will still find a way to get the arms.
Phodges, we completely prop up the Palestinians, as well. We continue to fund Saudi, and buy their oil while we sit on our own abundance. We armed the “moderate” Muslims already, only to have the armaments taken by ISIS. We armed the Libyans who are now imploding the country, we tried to arm crazies in Egypt, only to have the Egyptians reject the lunatics. …… yeh, we prop up Israel.
I’ve no doubt she can stand on her own, as she did in the 60s and 70s. But, I’m happy there is some support going to her, to thwart the lunatics in the area. As far as I can see, they are the only ones in the area who have not turned against us, after we spent $billions propping them up.
suyts says, “As far as I can see, [the Israelis] are the only ones in the area who have not turned against us…”
Well, and the Iraqi Kurds. And the various dwindling Christian minorities.
hmmm, Republicans voted to fund abortions, again, and also voted to fund Obamacare, again … Tell me again, what is the difference between a Republican and a Democrat? … The lines are sure getting blurry….
The speed of the car going over the cliff.
Squid, politically speaking, do you think it’s time to shut the government down?
Show a little discernment, squid2112. You’ve been lied to. Few Republicans support elective abortions, and not a single Republican “voted to fund Obamacare.” Not even one.
Don’t believe the lies from Matt Kibbe’s hijacked FreedomWorks, Matt Hoskins’ dishonestly-named “Senate Conservatives Fund,” Eugene Delgaudio, and the Ron Paul / Alex Jones RINOs. They call themselves conservatives, but they’re actually opportunist libertarians, and most of them hate pro-life, pro-family, social conservatives, probably even more than they hate liberal Democrats.
Here’s an illustration of the difference between having the United States of America led by a conservative Republican like George W. Bush, and a leftwing choom ganger like Obama:
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I’m sure there are moderate Syrian rebels, because Assad’s brutality has surely made rebels of some moderate Syrians. But I have no confidence that our radical leftist POTUS can find them, even if he really wants to do so, of which I’m doubtful. He doesn’t think like such people, doesn’t listen to them, and doesn’t even know how to talk to them. He detests freedom-loving Americans, and surrounds himself with like-minded sycophants. who also hate freedom-lovers, so how is he going to find and support freedom-loving Syrians, instead of crazy leftists like himself?
President Bush warned us, in prophetic detail, just what would happen if we pulled out like Obama & Ron Paul and their ilk advocated. Obama did so anyway, and it’s all come to pass, just as Bush warned.
I have no doubt that the only MODERATE rebels in Syria are secular THUGS; i.e., ordinary street thugs who use the opportunity to rob and steal and loot and do what thugs do.
There is no “secular movement for democracy”, NEVER WAS. The US shoved all the Al Qaeda thugs from the Libya operation over there. Most of them are just thugs. Wield an AK 47 , that’s easier than working for a living, and rape where you can.