Republican Congressman Unveils Bill To Launch World War III
In case anyone was in any doubt that Republican warmongers had completely lost it, the GOP’s Cong...
In case anyone was in any doubt that Republican warmongers had completely lost it, the GOP’s Congressman for Virginia, Frank Wolf, went “full bombard” in an announcement today:
[H]e will introduce legislation next week authorizing the use of military force against international terrorist groups, including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al Qaeda and its affiliates, like al Nusra, Ansar al Sharia, al Shabaab and Boko Haram, while encouraging close coordination with NATO and regional allies on any action.
Wolf’s bill would authorize President Obama:
“to use all necessary and appropriate force against those countries, organizations, or persons associated with or supporting” the groups namechecked above, as well as “any other emerging regional terrorist groups that share common violent extremist ideology with such terrorist groups, regional affiliates, or emerging terrorist groups.”
This effectively grants the President the power to launch World War III across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
“For far too long the Obama Administration and the Congress have been debating whether or not authority exists for action to address this threat,”
“This resolution would provide clear authority for the president and our military, working with coalition partners, to go after these terrorists, whether in Syria, Iraq or elsewhere. We cannot continue operating on outdated authorities passed 13 years ago; it is time for this Congress to vote.”
Because that’s what’s been missing during this whole decade of conflagration that has left an entire region in flames: US military intervention.
Only the most obtuse analyst of this situation (or most cynical profiteers from it) could possibly argue that US military intervention in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Somalia, Pakistan, Yemen, and beyond has left the region in a better place than it was in 2002.
There will of course be certain groups ecstatic at Wolf’s Bill…defense contractors – because this Bill will serve as a blank check to the likes of Academi (Blackwater) and others. Research by George Washington University last year revealed that the sector has made $3.3 trillion in government contracts since 9/11.
While Blackwater employees go on trial this week for the 2007 massacre in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square, HQ can breathe easy knowing whatever the outcome, more public money will be headed their way soon.