CommonDreams – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Votes In Favor Of War – 5 September 2013

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(Lucas : Even without the hard evidence and even evidence pointing to an accident taken in consideration at all the USA is pushing for a war. It is for me not a debate if you knowingly without evidence or even evidence contrary or fabricated evidence go ahead with a strike, then it is  an act of war and not  an act of peacekeeping. Who gave the USA, or must I say all capitals corporation USA, the right to be the punisher of the world? I did not give my consent to it and almost 7 billion people also not, let alone that almost all people in the US did not. Ask yourselves who are those corporate representatives in your senate and congress really representing? They are not representing you and never did but the corporation USA.  It should have been about serving the people but that was done with after the corporate take over! WAKE UP!)

Resolution now ready for Senate floor for debate, vote

– Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution Wednesday that would give President Barack Obama the authority to bomb Syria within a 90-day period.The committee passed the resolution 10-7 with 1 present.

Those who voted yes include Barbera Boxer (D-CA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dick Durbin (D-IL) , Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ).

Those who voted no include Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Murphy (D-CT) , James E. Risch (R-ID), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Rand Paul (R-KY).

Edward Markey (D-MA) voted present.

The resolution (pdf), written by committee Chairman Menendez and ranking Republican member Corker, states that the administration must present a plan within 30 days of the resolution’s enactment, should it pass in Congress and, in turn, act within 90 days of that plan’s finalization.

The resolution includes two amendments proposed by Sen. McCain “that would explicitly make it a policy of the US to seek to ‘change the momentum of the battlefield’ in ways that would force Assad to negotiate his resignation,” the Guardian reports.

“It is the policy of the United States to change the momentum on the battlefield in Syria so as to create favorable conditions for a negotiated settlement that ends the conflict and leads to a democratic government in Syria,” states one of amendments as proposed by McCain and Democrat Chris Coons.

The resolution will now go up for debate and a final vote on the Senate floor next week.

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