Breaking: U.S. Cruise Missiles Preparing To Strike Syria

By: Ben Swann
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Cruise Missile Syria

The U.S. military is now moving cruise missiles into position for a possible strike against Syrian government forces, reports CBS News Saturday.


Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that this will give the President the position to move quickly if he decides to use a cruise missile strike against Syrian government forces. Sec. Hagel goes on to say that this is not an attempt to topple the Syrian government but to send a message to President Bashar al Assad that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.  Hagel went on to tell reporters that U.S. commanders have prepared a range of “options” for President Obama if he chooses to proceed with military strikes against Damascus.

Cruise Missile Syria

That statement comes on the heels of the United Nations now investigating claims that chemical weapons were used in several battles between al Assad forces and rebel forces in Syria. Among the chemicals reportedly used, sarin gas.  Reuters has reported that the nerve gas attack killed hundreds this week.  The Assad regime has placed the blame on al Qaeda fighters who call themselves rebels.  At this point, it is unclear who was behind the use of chemical weapons.   It is important to note that the “who” and “what” behind these chemical weapons has not been established.

Of course now the big question not being asked by the media, “where is the military authorization for any action against Syria?”  Once again we face the serious issue of whether or not the President has the authority to unilaterally declare military action against another nation.  The power to declare war does not belong to the President… any President.

At this point, however, it is not even the President who should be called out for attempting to act unilaterally against another nation. It is Congress that is once again standing by and doing nothing more than abdicating its responsibility. The Congress of the United States and the Congress alone who holds the authority to declare war. Once again Congress will say nothing as this action is taken and merely react later.

The issue we face at this moment is actually bigger than the President himself acting without Constitutional authority. Congress is often called the “do-nothing Congress” and the term here certainly applies. It is the Congress that has not only the responsibility but the duty to act as the commander of U.S. forces in the Mediterranean orders Navy warships to move closer to Syria to be ready for that possible cruise missile strike. Congress has a responsibility and duty to decide if the United States will declare war against Syria. Clearly, the Syrian government has done nothing that requires the U.S. military to act to protect U.S. interests.

As I have told you the problem in Syria is dire. The situation there is much more complicated than the national media is letting on. And so far there is absolutely no indication of who is using chemical weapons the Assad regime or al-Qaeda backed fighters affectionately called “rebel forces” by our media.

If you would like to see more about the situation in Syria and its complexity watch this video.

 


  • zeestan

    What are these assholes gonna do when the Russians and Chinese show up with the top secret weapons we developed and Israel stole and sold to them. How can the whole world be falling for this nonsense READ OR WATCH 1984…TODAY.

    • Jose Perez Correa

      Run like maderfackers

      • RonWillison

        NO! Everyone needs to burn up their representatives phone lines telling them to either man up or get out of DC so somebody that will can take their places. That is the least they can do for America and indeed the world at large.

  • GaryTruth

    Ben, could you please discuss the Israeli and AIPAC influence on our foreign policy?

    Robert Naiman on Abby Martin’s show, and other guests, inform us that the Israeli lobby dictates when America goes to war.

    Is this true or just another gosh darn conspiracy theory like physicists saying Building 7 fell at an impossible freefall speed for 100 feet?

  • Palmer Eldrich

    sounds serious. hope there’s not a war.

  • Tim

    This is part of a Globalization plan. The countries that won’t join the banks and the Globalist system will be drug to it by force by military. The gas that was set off was done by terrorists that the CIA equipped and trained. The Syrian Government didn’t set off any gas because it doesn’t make any sense to do it when they know they would be attacked by external countries. This was a false flag event done by terrorists to make it look like Assad did it. People are waking up to the U.S. Government’s games in regards to starting wars against other nations.

    • Lucky Leisuresuit Larry

      I don’t think it can be said any better…you nailed it.

      • Tim

        http://mikesanubis.com/2012/04/24/hiv-tainted-gm-corn-strains-hiv-from-corn/

        Excerpt from the article:
        Let us flash back to 2002, when articles began to emerge about a biotech company called Prodigene. Prodigene specialized in producing genetically engineered crop varieties that would be used for pharmaceutical purposes. The following article, ProdiGene to spend millions on bio-corn tainting reveals that the company was fined by the USDA after their genetically modified corn strains contaminated a supply of soybeans.

        “In the Nebraska incident, some 500,000 bushels of soybeans were accidentally contaminated by a tiny amount of ProdiGene’s bio-corn. The soybeans were seized by the USDA after harvest in October and have been kept in a locked warehouse.”

        Another article was published in New Scientist which detailed Prodigene’s success in developing a strain of corn that had been genetically modified to contain a key protein found on the surface of the monkey form of HIV.”

        link below to a medical journal with an article published by Prodigene which explains “we expressed the SIV major surface glycoprotein gp130 (analogous to HIV gp120) in corn seed.”

        Today, there is almost no trace of the company Prodigene. Their website has been taken down, their phone lines are disconnected. However, a google search reveals that the CEO and President of Prodigene, Anthony G. Laos, was appointed to the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development by President Bush in 2002.

        The Board for International Food and Agriculture Development, otherwise known as USAID, is an independent federal government agency that works in third world countries to develop agriculture. Their website describes involvement in sub Saharan Africa. Their mission in sub Saharan Africa is to “incorporate good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and the environment.”

        The Wikipedia entry on USAID: reveals that the organization financed the forced sterilization of 350,000 Peruvians to the tune of 36 million dollars.

        “In Peru, former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) pressured 200,000 indigenous people in rural areas (mainly Quechuas and Aymaras) into being sterilized. In July 2002, a final report from the Health minister proved that between 1995 and 2000, 331 600 women and 25 590 men had been sterilized. The program was mainly financed by the USAID (36 000 000 dollars) and the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund).”

        The USAID website also reveals that over the past 20 years, genetically modified crops have accounted for “an estimated half of agricultural productivity improvements.” It goes on to say that “As we face global population growth, increased competition for land and water resources from industrial and urban growth, climate change, and the need to protect the environment, we need new solutions to increasing agricultural productivity to combat hunger and poverty.”

        In summary, we have the president of a company producing HIV tainted strains of corn on the board of an organization that is involved in providing genetically modified crops to sub Saharan Africa, where corn consumption is now being linked to HIV infection rates.
        ——————————–

        INCREDIBLE! The links to GMO food corporations and STERILIZATION PROGRAMS continues to be just dumbfounding. When you actually plug in a google search in regarding an idea about GMO crops and sterilization and population control, the cross references you get are just ASTOUNDING! To say that the GMO food corporations AND GOVERNMENTS aren’t involved DIRECTLY in 3rd world population and sterilization programs is just to be completely blind to the truth. Our media has been COMPLETELY ABSENT on this front. COMPLETELY ABSENT. People in the U.S. consume GMOs everyday and yet our media completely ignores DISTURBING information that has been available for more than a DECADE.

        ——————————-

        More from the article:
        More information has come to light about Prodigene since this article was originally published. The following two articles explain what happened to Prodigene and establish a link between Prodigene and the Obama administration

        Rajiv Shah, Obamas Top USAID appointee, was working under a man named Tom Vilsack at the USDA. Tom Vilsask was involved with Prodigene and the push for limited regulation on biopharma crop growers.

        The Case Against Rajiv Shah: Don’t Let Monsanto Take Over USAID

        “ProdiGene eventually went out of business, but not before it received a $6 million investment from the Governors Biotechnology Partnership, chaired by Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack, currently Shah’s boss at the USDA. Vilsack didn’t want any restrictions placed on experimental pharma crops. In reaction to suggestions that pharma crops should be kept away from food crops, Vilsack argued that ‘we should not overreact and hamstring this industry.’”

        Obama’s Pick for Head of USAID: Forcing GMO’s on the World’s Poor

        “After a short stint at USDA, Rajiv Shah has been picked by the Obama Administration to head up the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).”

        ——————————————–

        Mystery Science: More Details on the Strange Organism That Could Destroy Monsanto

        Back in January, a noted plant scientist who spent much of his career at Purdue University sent a letter to the USDA informing the agency that he’d discovered a mysterious new disease-causing organism in Monsanto’s (MON) genetically engineered Roundup Ready corn and soybeans. Now, that scientist — Don Huber — has written a follow-up letter to the USDA and appears in a videotaped interview where he presents an even scarier picture of the damage he claims Monsanto’s herbicide chemical glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup) is doing to both plants and the animals who eat them.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5hQtvTFvjM

        What is so astonishing is that an article of such gravity and importance, filled with VERIFIABLE FACTS AND FOOTNOTES is doing on a kooky site… This ought to be an article on the front page of our mainstream media, alerting that nation to the dangers in our food supply.

        What everyone should find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe is that it’s somehow just ‘an accident’ that all of these GMO plants and pesticides ‘just so happened’ to have a STERILIZATION EFFECT on mammals!!! These associations show quite a SERIOUS indictment that these ‘inventions’ were developed SPECIFICALLY to induce STERILIZATION & long-term disease in mammals. This is without a doubt targeted at HUMANS.

        It’s NO WONDER that Monsanto pulled every string it could to get that “immunity law” from lawsuit and criminal responsibility regarding their GMO food products. THEY KNOW what this stuff does to people and they fully expect at some point, the LONG TERM effects to start showing up in human health and that people will do some basic research and find out that it’s their FOOD causing these terrible health effects.

    • a true skeptic

      And do you have some sort of evidence for such a claim? I would guess that isn’t the case unless the conspiracy theory voices in your own head count as evidence.

      • Tim

        The book Tragedy & Hope by Carroll Quigley (who mentored Bill Clinton) coupled with the fact that all the Presidents since & including George HW Bush were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. That’s #1.

        The fact that Agenda-21 was brought in by George HW Bush and every subsequent president has supported it despite most people not wanting it after they find out what it is. That’s #2.

        The books by Zbigniew Brezenski who is STILL being consulted on Middle East policy and his whole CIA infrastructure in the Middle East (along with tactics and playbook) are still being used to divide and conquer Islamic nations abroad using tribal feuds to fuel civil unrest and destabilize the region. That’s #3.

        Every major Presidential Candidate since 2008, except Ron Paul, has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the media clearly didn’t give Ron Paul any recognition when he was making serious gains among voters. That’s #4.

        There is no “mystery” because these people all WROTE IT DOWN ON PAPER and CLEARLY expressed their plans for one world government. It is a conspiracy between people to commit crimes against nations in order to destroy their national sovereignty and bring about global government. That is a plan that’s been ongoing for DECADES now and has undergone various revisions as needed over time, but it’s basic plot is clearly the same.

      • Tim

        Now, if you want a DEVASTATING series of facts on “One World Government”, this series of videos exposes it like few others:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMkpGq2eA-w

        I don’t agree with the final part of this video series where “religion” and other conclusions are offered up as a motive for Globalization. However, this video series lays out a rather convincing set of facts about world leaders, corporations and foundations who are marching the world toward “Global Government”.

        It’s a “Paul Revere” Contest video submitted to Infowars, but it’s NOT produced by Infowars directly. The information contained in the series is profound and factual because it references these world leaders in their own words and documents (and if you don’t see the documents/videos, they are easily obtainable by Google search.

      • Tim

        One more powerful piece of information on globalism I’d like to add in order to provide some proof on the population reduction accusations:

        http://mikesanubis.com/2012/04/24/hiv-tainted-gm-corn-strains-hiv-from-corn/

        What is so astonishing is that an article of such gravity and importance, filled with VERIFIABLE FACTS AND FOOTNOTES is doing on a kooky site… This ought to be an article on the front page of our mainstream media, alerting that nation to the dangers in our food supply.

        Excerpt from the article:

        [i]Let us flash back to 2002, when articles began to emerge about a biotech company called Prodigene. [b]Prodigene specialized in producing genetically engineered crop varieties that would be used for pharmaceutical purposes. The following article, ProdiGene to spend millions on bio-corn tainting reveals that the company was fined by the USDA after their genetically modified corn strains contaminated a supply of soybeans.[/b]

        “In the Nebraska incident, some 500,000 bushels of soybeans were accidentally contaminated by a tiny amount of ProdiGene’s bio-corn. The soybeans were seized by the USDA after harvest in October and have been kept in a locked warehouse.”

        [b]Another article was published in New Scientist which detailed Prodigene’s success in developing a strain of corn that had been genetically modified to contain a key protein found on the surface of the monkey form of HIV.”[/b]

        link below to a medical journal with an article published by Prodigene which explains “we expressed the SIV major surface glycoprotein gp130 (analogous to HIV gp120) in corn seed.”

        [b]Today, there is almost no trace of the company Prodigene. Their website has been taken down, their phone lines are disconnected. However, a google search reveals that the CEO and President of Prodigene, Anthony G. Laos, was appointed to the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development by President Bush in 2002.[/b]

        [b]The Board for International Food and Agriculture Development, otherwise known as USAID[/b], is an independent federal government agency that works in third world countries to develop agriculture. Their website describes involvement in sub Saharan Africa. Their mission in sub Saharan Africa is to “incorporate good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and the environment.”

        [b]The Wikipedia entry on USAID: reveals that the organization financed the forced sterilization of 350,000 Peruvians to the tune of 36 million dollars.[/b]

        “In Peru, former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) pressured 200,000 indigenous people in rural areas (mainly Quechuas and Aymaras) into being sterilized. In July 2002, a final report from the Health minister proved that between 1995 and 2000, 331 600 women and 25 590 men had been sterilized. The program was mainly financed by the USAID (36 000 000 dollars) and the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund).”

        The USAID website also reveals that over the past 20 years, genetically modified crops have accounted for “an estimated half of agricultural productivity improvements.” [b]It goes on to say that “As we face global population growth, increased competition for land and water resources from industrial and urban growth, climate change, and the need to protect the environment, we need new solutions to increasing agricultural productivity to combat hunger and poverty.”[/b]

        [b]In summary, we have the president of a company producing HIV tainted strains of corn on the board of an organization that is involved in providing genetically modified crops to sub Saharan Africa, where corn consumption is now being linked to HIV infection rates.[/b][/i]

        ——————————–

        INCREDIBLE! The links to GMO food corporations and STERILIZATION PROGRAMS continues to be just dumbfounding. When you actually plug in a google search in regarding an idea about GMO crops and sterilization and population control, the cross references you get are just ASTOUNDING! To say that the GMO food corporations AND GOVERNMENTS aren’t involved DIRECTLY in 3rd world population and sterilization programs is just to be completely blind to the truth. Our media has been COMPLETELY ABSENT on this front. COMPLETELY ABSENT. People in the U.S. consume GMOs everyday and yet our media completely ignores DISTURBING information that has been available for more than a DECADE.

        ——————————-

        More from the article:

        [i]More information has come to light about Prodigene since this article was originally published. The following two articles explain what happened to Prodigene and establish a link between Prodigene and the Obama administration

        [b]Rajiv Shah, Obamas Top USAID appointee, was working under a man named Tom Vilsack at the USDA. Tom Vilsask was involved with Prodigene and the push for limited regulation on biopharma crop growers.[/b]

        The Case Against Rajiv Shah: Don’t Let Monsanto Take Over USAID

        [b]“ProdiGene eventually went out of business, but not before it received a $6 million investment from the Governors Biotechnology Partnership, chaired by Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack, currently Shah’s boss at the USDA. Vilsack didn’t want any restrictions placed on experimental pharma crops. In reaction to suggestions that pharma crops should be kept away from food crops, Vilsack argued that ‘we should not overreact and hamstring this industry.’[/b]”

        Obama’s Pick for Head of USAID: Forcing GMO’s on the World’s Poor

        “After a short stint at USDA, Rajiv Shah has been picked by the Obama Administration to head up the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).”[/i]

        ——————————————–

        [i]Mystery Science: More Details on the Strange Organism That Could Destroy Monsanto

        Back in January, a noted plant scientist who spent much of his career at Purdue University sent a letter to the USDA informing the agency that he’d discovered a mysterious new disease-causing organism in Monsanto’s (MON) genetically engineered Roundup Ready corn and soybeans. Now, that scientist — Don Huber — has written a follow-up letter to the USDA and appears in a videotaped interview where he presents an even scarier picture of the damage he claims Monsanto’s herbicide chemical glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup) is doing to both plants and the animals who eat them.[/i]

        [youtube]O5hQtvTFvjM[/youtube]

        ——————

        What everyone should find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe is that it’s somehow just ‘an accident’ that all of these GMO plants and pesticides ‘just so happened’ to have a STERILIZATION EFFECT on mammals!!! These associations show quite a SERIOUS indictment that these ‘inventions’ were developed SPECIFICALLY to induce STERILIZATION & long-term disease in mammals. This is without a doubt targeted at HUMANS.

        It’s NO WONDER that Monsanto pulled every string it could to get that “immunity law” from lawsuit and criminal responsibility regarding their GMO food products. THEY KNOW what this stuff does to people and they fully expect at some point, the LONG TERM effects to start showing up in human health and that people will do some basic research and find out that it’s their FOOD causing these terrible health effects.

      • Guy Daley

        Tim said a lot more than he should have in reply to your response. At this point in time if you haven’t had any desire to learn about whats going on besides just watching the MSM, you never will. You are vested in your current prejudices as an underinformed individual.

        I would bet money that you would either lie about whether you knew or considered what Snowden revealed as “conspiracy” until he risked his life to reveal the information he did. Since then, you probably still haven’t connected the dots about what the NSA can do with their abilities as in blackmail important figures like judges and legislators into toeing the line set by the current administration and that is DESPITE the clue that the IRS profiles.

        The significant thing about you is that things happen, you don’t know why, don’t care but feel that you must add your two cents by saying “its all a conspiracy”, simply because you are incapable of learning or putting 2 and 2 together. OR its intentional ignorance, conflict of interest. We’ll never know this is the internet.

  • Gramma

    I don’t like civilians being killed in Syria anymore than anyone else does except of course whoever is doing it. However, it is none of our business. It wouldn’t bother me a bit if one of the countries we have ripped apart came over and blew up Washington DC. Our government deserves that for all of our meddling. I am so sick of our government acting like we own the world. We don’t. We have no right to attack any nation that hasn’t attacked us first. Our meddling does nothing to help the people. Our meddling just makes everything worse. And our Congress needs to grow a pair and let Obama k ow he has no right to do this. have Obama arrested and thrown in jail for his many impeachable and treasonous actions. The people of America need to wake up and stop voting for these war mongerers. Democrats and Republicans are all alike. We need to elect Libertarians. The lo get we wait, the less chance a government of Libertarians can save our country.

    • RonWillison

      The only way to end this madness is to put out a wanted dead or alive deck of cards like the ones our troops carried into Iraq when looking for Saddam and pals. This time the pictures need to have the faces of those who Have been running America from the shadows, Do I really need to name names?

  • Not Bob

    Another setup to justify a war the American people dont want. The Syrians dont need our help, they need us to stop supplying weapons to the region.

  • http://jana-murray.com/ JanaMurray

    How can anyone support our the United States government’s entanglements with al-Qaeda funding al-Nusra through the backing from John McCain and war criminals that run our current and past administrations? All on the unconfirmed speculation of chemical weaponry…

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    I think we can all agree that firing cruise missiles into a country is an act of war, and according to our US Constitution, Congress must declare war. So, where is the congressional declaration of war? Obviously, the executive branch is going to do as they did in Libya and go to war without a congressional declaration of war, just as presidents have increasingly done since the Korean War.

    When We the People tolerate blatantly unconstitutional behavior from our government and unconstitutional laws being passed by our legislators or even worse, created in secret by unelected bureaucrats, our Constitution becomes meaningless.

    • Lucky Leisuresuit Larry

      Agreed…but how do we stop it? What can we do?

      • LetsTryLibertyAgain

        I think the last paragraph of my previous post points the way. We the People should NOT tolerate this unconstitutional behavior from our government. It’s not an easy solution, but the cost of liberty is constant vigilance. We haven’t been vigilant and now we must pay for our lack of attention. We need to educate people so they know what our government is doing, motivate people to change the bad behavior, and elect new representatives to represent us instead of the military industrial complex and globalist banksters. There is no quick and easy answer, but the alternative is far worse.

        • Joseph C. Carbone III

          Also, let us repent, draw near to God, and pray.

          • LetsTryLibertyAgain

            I can definitely understand that many people’s response when seeing the bellicose US foreign policy playing out in Syria is to pray, but I’ve also heard that God helps those who help themselves.

            As you pointed out, they’re not mutually exclusive. People can pray AND work to wake people up and change US foreign policy.

        • RonWillison

          Sounds good on paper. The problem is. everyone that really paid CLOSE attention to our last election cycle knows We The People DON”T elect our Presidents anymore, and haven’t since 1913.

          • Joseph C. Carbone III

            Dear Mr. Willison,

            We, as a people, are not even making the choices of who may become President, not being allowed to hear alternative voices, and the way we were treated with Dr. Ron Paul is evidence of their tactics. However, as things move forward, we now have more and more places like BenSwann.com, and is it not great!

            This is the change we need—an ability to hear and a voice, and is one of the reasons why the establishment is getting so aggressive.

            Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone III

      • Elias

        Limited nuclear warfare to cover up Fukishima mega chernovil alike …. that is the mentality of the demons running world government , blame the radiation then on bombed out Iran reactors ..The world dies, the awakening populations are reduced to a controllable slave few wile the elite resurges from their bunkers to be new men feudal kings ….Their plans span century’s wile humanity a few generations..

    • Robert Zraick

      Actually, funding outside forces to invade a country is an act of war as well. We have already committed an act of war by proxy, with the CIA pushing Al Qaeda cannibals into Syria and calling them freedom fighters.
      The U.S. empire want to start this war. They demanded that the U.N. investigate, and Assad said yes. Now the U.S. are saying it’s too late for that?
      I have never seen such a crock of poopey in my life. Our war mongering president and military are disgusting. Our Congress is derelict and many of our people are just plain stupid to allow this.

  • Tony Binca

    Assad is winning easily, no way would he use gas and invite an attack. However, the mercenaries hired by the US/UK/Israel axis of evil had every reason to gas Syrians, blame the government and then deny UN inspectors access, thus giving the US it’s ridiculous excuse that it’s too late now to let in investigators. This is just a redo of the lies to start the Iraq war and all the other wars in the ME. The people aren’t going to fall for it this time, Barry. Give it up. Also, Iran has a defense pact with Syria and their missiles in the gulf can sink the US fleet in minutes. A very stupid idea to attack Syria, but the Israeli-owned us government will likely follow its master’s orders.

  • Kevin Merck

    Years of living in denial about everything from the JFK assassination, Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty, WTC 93, WTC 9/11, OK City, Sandy Hook, Boston Bombing etc.. etc. etc.
    The blood is on everyone’s hands in America who refuses to deal with reality.
    We will help Syria, and everywhere else in the world, by taking care of what needs to be taken care of, here at home.

    • Joseph C. Carbone III

      Absolutely…

    • zeestan

      couldn’t have said it better

    • Disfordiggle

      RFK, MLK, Lusitania, possibly the Cole bombing, and the Maine was an accident that was used as an excuse to place blame.

  • Russ L. Smith

    Typical of this administration, when openly caught in a lie to just ignore it a pretend that you haven’t been exposed as a total fraud.

  • Tyler

    Although Congress can only declare war, the President is authorized by the War Powers Act (proposed and passed by Congress, by the way) to send U.S. military and equipment to any armed conflict in the world for 60 days. After those 60 days are over, if the president deems it necessary that our forces remain for an additional 30 days, he is well within his authority to order them to stay for a combined 90 days. Any deployment or military actions after those initial 90 days MUST be approved by Congress. So, everyone who is complaining about how the President can send U.S. troops into a region indefinitely are wrong. After 3 months, Congress MUST approve any further military intervention. If they do not approve, the President must pull all American troops out. There is nothing unconstitutional about what President Obama is doing with Syria. He’s not subverting Congress by not having a declaration of war. He doesn’t need one for 90 days.

    • LetsTryLibertyAgain

      The first War Powers Act was passed in 1941 to give the president more power to prosecute WWII. As written, it expired six months after WWII, but it’s apparently still being used?

      The second War Powers Act was passed three months later, giving even more power to the president to seize private goods for the war effort, and allowing previously confidential US census data to be used to round up American citizens of Japanese descent so they could be placed into internment camps. Land of the Free, indeed!

      These unconstitutional laws are dangerous. They destroy our liberty, and lead to the bad consequences we see developing in Syria today.

      Congress does not have the power to enact unconstitutional laws. The only way that can legally happen is to first amend our Constitution. Please do not excuse a president’s illegal use of US military force by citing an unconstitutional (illegal) law.

  • robert christerson

    OH – CANT CLEAN UP OUR OWN SOIL WITH 5 DAILY TREASONS TO BIZ AND THE LAW ABIDING – YET YOU ALWAYS STICK YOUR NOSE SOMEWHERE ELSE – IDIOTS

  • maid from MN

    These words from Mr. Hagel seem very strange to me from what I’ve read in Middle Eastern news. Day before yesterday, when the UN folks got to Syria, where they were welcomed by Assad… the Al’Q. rebs ‘would not let them into the areas where they said the chem/gas stuff was used so that the UN might investigate. Assad’ keeps saying they are welcome into their country to check, but still the Al’Q rebels wouldn’t let them in. This morning someone from UK said it’s shows to be pretty obvious that Assad’s forces were the ones to do the chemicals/gas. How can it be ‘obvious’, when the UN hasn’t been in to investigate yet? Will go check now and see what I can learn. Very confusing, and I fear leading to horrible results.

  • Walter Shipley

    Just like all the other presidents, can’t wait to be a war president! Can’t we ever have one that wants to be a peaceful one?

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grumpy-Dude/ GrumpyDude

    Contact your Representatives in Washington and let them know this escalation is unacceptable. You can find their contact information using the link below.

    http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

  • Kirschwasser

    I think the Founding Fathers just rolled over in their graves another time or two:


    “The constitution supposes, what the History of all Governments demonstrates, that the Executive is the branch of power most interested in war, & most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care, vested the question of war in the Legislature. But the Doctrines lately advanced strike at the root of all these provisions, and will deposit the peace of the Country in that Department which the Constitution distrusts as most ready without cause to renounce it.”

    -James Madison, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, April 2, 1798

  • Patton51787

    Ok for all those who cite that the President has free reign to do as he pleases for 60 days with our military please read the very beginning of of the War Powers Act (1973 – the one we put into place to avoid another Vietnam and the one we use today)…

    Section 2 Purpose and Policy subsection c. “The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.” –

    No where in there does it state can the president use military force for his own political aims…like he has done in Libya or what looks like he’s going to do in Syria… Congress is just as much if not more at fault for abdicating its responsibility to check the president and represent the American ppl, 80% of whom don’t want to get involved over there in Syria.

  • Marc

    I may be slow, but it has finally dawned on me why a man who so obviously holds this country’s ideals and laws in contempt – I am referring to our current president – would become a “Constitutional Scholar.”

    What better way to undermine those laws than to study them in-depth, and learn just how far he can twist and distort them without sounding too loud an alarm. No matter whatever else I may think of this guy, I have to admit he’s done this brilliantly.

    And both parties of congress are to blame. The Democrats would be perfectly happy with a King Obama reigning for another decade or so, and the Republicans have lost any signs of manhood they might have once had.

    Add to that a populace who probably wouldn’t recognize the Constitution if they found it in their attic, and things are looking bleak.

    If we have any hope of saving this nation, it’s in the hands of the generation coming up. The best thing we can do now is to teach them what America is supposed to be, and teach them the principles of liberty.

    We need to teach them the works of Friedman, Sowell, Koestler, Orwell, Jefferson, etc. The future is in their hands.

    I think Mr. Swann – and others like him – are doing an admiral job. We all need to do the same. I’m doing this with my 22 year-old daughter, and she seems to really get it. And, hopefully, she’ll pass this to her friends. I feel like I’m dong my part.

    That’s just my $0.02

  • OUTLANDER1968

    Overall, the entire video says it all, but at the 9:20 minute mark (really the 12:00 minute mark), I like what is being said after.

    UPDATE: False Flag! World War 3 is upon us! (Expect more false flags soon!)
    http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/150127/UPDATE_False_Flag_World_War_3_is_upon_us_Expect_more_false_flags_soon/

  • Disfordiggle

    Another false flag and a willing bought and paid for criminal president carrying out a predetermined geopolitical military/banking industrial complex agenda. Nothing new here!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

  • OUTLANDER1968

    We all need to send this report to all our Congressmen, Senators, and everyone that is in political office. I am in Texas, and I am sending this to Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, cause I think she can make a difference.

  • OUTLANDER1968

    I just send this link report to Ted Cruz from Texas.

  • suzy emerson

    Another Iraq war false flag.

  • HemlockStew

    God, can’t we just let all these muslims low-lifes to kill each other without getting in their way? There are way too many muslims in the world already. Let them destroy themselves.

    Thank you.

    • Syria Atheist

      You have no clue what your talking about…If the Syria govt loses the Christians will be slaughtered

    • R4F1

      Why don’t you kill yourself, and spare us the hate-mongering?

      • HemlockStew

        How about you suck my cock so you can taste what blowback feels like? Oh, yeah.

        • R4F1

          You really are sociopath aren’t you?

    • Robert Zraick

      Not all Syrians are Muslim. Many are Christians. You have a hateful view of the world.

  • Daniel Trier

    I stopped reading this when the author had his acts of war Polices Wrong!! The President has all the right to declare war!!!

    • Syria Atheist

      Actually only Congress has the right to declare war

      • Daniel Trier

        Sorry, Poor choice of words, The article reads as if the President is powerless without the approval of Congress which is not entirely correct..

    • Troy S.

      U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8. Just because the Constitution has been ignored time and time again, doesn’t mean that it isn’t Congress’ responsibility.

    • Patton51787

      Again, for all those who cite that the President has free reign to do as he pleases for 60 days with our military please read the very beginning of of the War Powers Act (1973 – the one we put into place to avoid another Vietnam and the one we use today)…

      Section 2 Purpose and Policy subsection c. “The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.” –

      No where in there does it state can the president use military force for his own political aims…like he has done in Libya or what looks like he’s going to do in Syria… Congress is just as much if not more at fault for abdicating its responsibility to check the president and represent the American ppl, 80% of whom don’t want to get involved over there in Syria.

      I’m gonna keep reposting this to every single person who states the President can do whatever he likes and can start whatever he likes…

      • bricks87

        That says he can declare war, thus putting the USAF into hostilities. The President can begin hostilities, and constitutionally, he must get approval for such actions within 90 days, but no President has ever really done this since WWII. President Harry Truman did not get authorization from Congress for the Korean war, President Lyndon Johnson as well as Nixon did this as well. This created the War Powers Act, which still is not fully followed. The first Gulf War was never even legally stated as a war. So the President can do what he wants, despite there being some ‘legal’ obstacles.

        • Patton51787

          What part of what I wrote above gives the President authority to declare war or begin hostilities consitiutionally? The War Powers Act simply states he has the authority to put US forces in harms way ONLY if we as a nation are physically attacked or our arm forces are attacked. The current War Powers Act was put in place to stop prior actions like those of Truman and more specifically Johnson and Nixon. The fact that its fully not followed doesn’t legitimize any President’s actions. That is the deriliction of the Congress to enforce its own legislation and check the President’s powers.

        • Patton51787

          Also the first Gulf War was an authorized action of force by Congress which occured prior to hostilities breaking out between Iraq and the US. While I don’t condone Congress simply authorizing military action instead of issuing a declaration of war, its far more explicit in representing the interests of the American ppl as Congress is the legislative branch and can check the Executive branch if need be in a variety of ways. Just as well it does follows the rules set forth in the War Powers Act as it gave the President per Section 2.c. “Specific Statuatory Authorization” which is spelled out.

      • HP McLovincraft

        The President can do whatever he likes and start whatever he likes.

  • Robert Eubanks

    Great articled Ben. Last paragraph, “al-Qaeda back” should be “al-Qaeda backed”.

    • HP McLovincraft

      Lest we forget…Ben Swann is a former Faux Noise ‘Journalist’. ‘Nuff Said.

      • Robert Eubanks

        Meaning what, Sir or Madam? Or is it just a pointless Ad Hom?

        • HP McLovincraft

          Meaning he’s a crap ‘journalist’. See: Frequent Spelling Errors (including a certain graphic which went down the Memory Hole), Lack of Sources & Citations, Speculation, etc.

          Faux Noise has low standards. The Wrongwing Blogosphere has even lower standards.

          Not that hard to understand, for the non-derpy, of course.

          I recommend the book ‘Regret the Error’ for a longer more detailed explanation of the woeful condition of modern journalism of which Ben Swann exemplifies.

        • HP McLovincraft

          Meaning Ben Swann is a crap ‘journalist’, what with the spelling errors, speculations, lack of sources and citations, mistakes that instead of garnering a retraction go straight down the Memory Hole, etc.

          Granted Faux Noise has low Journalistic Standards and the Wrong-wing Blogosphere even less so, but still. I mean, c’mon, really?

          I know I hate being treated like I’m dwanky, but ‘baggers seem pretty cool with that sort of thing. Clearly.

          There is an excellent book, ‘Regret the Error’ that deals with the woeful state of journalism around the world if you are actually interested and not just being derpy.

        • HP McLovincraft

          I was referring to the poor spelling, the rampant speculation, utter lack of sources and citations (and let’s not forget the misspelled NSA tshirt graphic that was chucked down the memory hole.).

          See: ‘Regret the Error’ for a more detailed deconstruction of the woeful state of journalism.

          (and weirdly, this is the 3rd time I’ve typed this out)

  • martintfre

    If Obama commits an act of war against Syria with out congressional approval they should impeach him.

  • Tim

    You should scroll down to my other comments folks and maybe watch and read information that ties into Syria. It’s pretty broad, but very educational.

    • HP McLovincraft

      Nobody Cares.

  • Jim

    Yes there is the problem of authorization. But the bigger problem is what is the military objective here?” What is the endgame. What is the exit strategy after we have blown things up. What exactly do we expect to accomplish from this.

    • ozlanthos

      There is no exit strategy because WE DON’T INTEND TO EXIT. The goal is to invade Iran, and seize their oil. Ultimately the intention is to steal all the oil in Libya, Syria, and Iran. All three countries are OPEC members that have nationalized their oil, and have their own banking systems. The goal is to privatize their oil, and take over their banking systems.

      We are paying Al Quada to do this. We paid them to kill Gaddafi. That is what got Stevens raped and killed. He was the go-between for Al Quada on the ground, and NATO artillery batteries outside of Libya. His treachery merited a far more brutal death than he received, but if it was good enough for the Libyans, it’s good enough for me!

      -Oz

      • waterburner

        Seize Their Oil …if that was our intention, why does Iraq have control over their Oil and gasoline under $1 per litre, while gasoline in US at $4 per gallon? No, its not about US controlling oil, but keeping another outside country from doing what you described. Which country invaded Afghan in 1980′s & why? Think about it.

        • Guy Gardner

          What does seizing their oil have to do with the US price of gasoline? How would the oil company CEO afford his 5th yacht if gasoline was cheaper? Oil companies made record profits when gasoline prices spiked meaning that supply wasn’t a problem, it was always about the CEO not being rich enough.

          • Willy Thomas

            It has nothing to do with oil. It’s all about installing a Rockefeller controlled central bank a la The Federal Reserve. Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, next Iran: The common thread is a US dollar backed Rothschild controlled central bank. “I care not who makes the laws, so long as I control the printing of the money.”

          • HP McLovincraft

            Not Conspiratarded in the slightest.

      • Eileen Kuch

        What do you think Iran, China, and Russia will do in the meantime? Sit on their asses and let the US and its allies attack their ally? Not. Since Israel’s also involved in training these jihadis who are now fighting in Syria, it will be Israel who will be destroyed first, followed by the other aggressors’ militaries.

  • Tim

    Sorry that one of my posts were removed. Not sure why but now it won’t any longer allow my previous comment to remain. It was quite good too but somewhat unrelated to this article.

  • TheTruth

    Is there no limit to our lying government and president. The fact is that the USA manufactured the gas and gave it to the rebels to use so they could blame Syria and use that as an excuse to invade Syria. And, of course our government media is spreading those lies.

    • Tim

      Totally agree. Our government has done this so often now that people are catching on and seeing what’s happening. We need to spread this information so that people can see that it’s not just one politician, but a CIA thing that has the blessing of the elected government who are dancing to a beat of a drum that the American people aren’t tapping on.

      • HP McLovincraft

        I think you mean manure when you say ‘information’.

        • Tim

          When I check out your message history, you never make any statements, but rather all you do is attempt to criticize others. You don’t show any knowledge about any subject in any of your messages. Do everyone a favor and just stop trying to make clever retorts when you have neither wit nor wisdom.

          • HP McLovincraft

            Inspector Tim! Inspector Tim! Solving the Mystery that’s Puzzling him. Inspector Tim! Yeah! (Jazz Hands)

            Feel Free to Ignore Me, Then!

            Muah ha ha ha ha ha.

          • Tim

            Fail.

          • HP McLovincraft

            Clearly not, Tim the Dim, for you responded just like I knew you would.

            You can’t help it, really. Jedi Mind Tricksiness works especially well on the weak minded.

          • Tim

            The failure is strong with this one.

          • HP McLovincraft

            It’s funny because you are riding my jock.

  • Nazmul Hasan

    I agree with you on Al Nasru front. But what if the United States backed the FSA? Al Nasru would lose support and the more moderate FSA would be leading the war.

    • R4F1

      You sound like a Neocon, altho im sure you’re not.

      1) The West is already doing that, they’re backing the FSA but Al-Nusra is still the top group fighting.

      2) Even if you supply one side, often times the sides are actually blurred. Different factions routinely collaborate. Even if they didn’t and actually fought against each other, the winning side can just take the other side’s weapons as war-booty. That’s traditionally how militant groups have operated anyways.

      3) In actuality, the US has no business arming or fighting either side or any side of this conflict. Be it Assad, the opposition, or any particular faction of the opposition.

  • vincent

    FYI Ben… freedomoutpost.com is basically plagarizing your articles and making it look like you actually write for them. Are you a contributor there? Just giving you the head’s up… the appearance is pretty clear.

    • HP McLovincraft

      FYI…these are fake turnkey blogs. It isn’t plagiarism if they give credit to the author. Words mean Stuff. Don’t you realise that this (and the whole piTea Party trip) is just a cruel hoax perpetrated by billionaires to keep naive rubes, racists, homophobes and other extremists marching in lockstep for the sake of the GOP? Why do all the ‘leaders’ all get all cheerleadery for the GOP candidate at the last minute despite all the RINO Tea Party blather they spout the rest of the time?

      Buy my Official powdered Glenn Beck spit!

  • Britdave

    USA and UK has been conducting a cruel and Illegal ‘anti terror’ Military campaign upon (mainly) the dirt poor voiceless peoples in Afghanistan Yemen Somalia executing any ‘suspects’ they and CIA like 95% of the 50,000 killed are kids-Civilians NY University stated . The call them Insurgents but most just want their land free from foreign domination. US using the UN killed between 576,000 and 900,000 Iraqi Kids and babies under 5 years with bombing deny food all medicines in 12 years of Sanctions. Assad has already killed over 100,000 almost all Civilians, Hom’s Aleppo are smashed cities, survivors have fled to tented refugee camps. I for one believe EC governments should take action upon Dictator Assad’s military, immediately shoot down his MIG’s and stand and be counted, use small battlefield Nukes if needed, if that is without US help , then so be it!

    • dennis

      where do you get your data and facts from?

      • HP McLovincraft

        from his bottom.

    • Ray

      Either you are retarded or an asshole traitor. You better shut up and keep your ideas for yourself.

  • Kevin Merck

    Everything ‘we’ (US criminal government) is doing in the Middle East was planned well before 9/11/2001. That false flag was the “Catalyzing Event” needed to justify a never ending “War on Terror” and the invasion of about a dozen middle eastern countries.
    Everyone with a brain in Washington knows this, the media knows this, most of the world knows this, it seems that the only people who don’t know this also can’t tell you who the vice President is, but they can tell you the first and last name of everyone who has ever been on the TV show ‘Survivor’.

    • zeestan

      well said sir

    • AQCE

      Why does the americans still practice voting when it makes no difference at all.Makes no sense whatsoever.

      • Willy Round

        Or in the words of JFK (later shot in the face), “Those who would make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”

      • HP McLovincraft

        By all means, don’t vote. Please.

    • BRUCERUBIN

      YOU ARE PARANOID, WE ALL KNOW THE WIZARD OF OZ HAS NOT YET GOT TO WASHINGTON AND NONE IN WASHINGTON HAS A BRAIN!! BIDEN CLEARLY SAID OBAMA HAS A BIG STICK.

      • HP McLovincraft

        Wow, those ALL CAPS really made your point seem reasonable or not.

  • Geri Robel

    Everyone who is against the U.S. intervention in Syria should call, write or email your congressman, senator and president to voice your opposition.

    • AQCE

      So IF just by calling,writing and emailing your opposition view works then there won’t be any wars created by your government since WW2. When will people like you learn that the US government is simply a WAR monger machine. Democrats or Republicans = WARS!!!

      • Geri Robel

        You can voice your displeasure or sit on your backside and complain or you could exercise your 2nd amendment rights and go to Washington heavily armed and demand change. Just try to remember that when you voice your opposition (whether by diplomatic means or by force) you will be brought down by those you are trying to help.

        • AQCE

          No displeasure here but rights? The american people still have rights? Just face it,the USA is history sooner than you think!

        • HP McLovincraft

          “exercise your 2nd amendment rights and go to Washington heavily armed and demand change”

          What means this? (Just kidding; we all know it’s another ‘bagger empty phoney tough guy threat…you want revolution? You first.)

  • Joe Vvc

    What if Syrian cruise and Yahonts plus Iran supplied antiship missiles sink all the US destroyers? What then? US use nukes as bad losers?

    Try to Face 10,000 Hezbollah fighters in Syria with 3,000 hastily trained FSA go take over southern Syria?
    stop dreaming

    Btw .. what 300 marines can do in urban warfare as it is happening in Syria? They will most like be wipe out.

    • デビト リブ

      300 US marines could easily take out 10,000 hezabollah fighters.

      • Ray

        Stop bullshiting

  • John

    Why is it that every country that does not have a “Central Bank” seems to get attacked by the USA? Lybia, Iran, Syria, there are only 5 left! Funny how that works, huh?

  • Willy around

    Those chemical weapons came from Benghazi. This whole thing reeks of central bank installation. Just like Libya. Are we tired of the NWO yet?

    • BRUCERUBIN

      MY NWO WITH FRIES AND A SODA

    • HP McLovincraft

      Wrestling is super fake.

  • Arizona

    THE ONLY country in the world WHO DON’T mind their own business,is “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT”…thank GOD thats about to end,the rest of the countries realized years ago,they were killing everything ,including all the bees,and they aren’t going to LET THAT HAPPEN,even if it means ,BOMBING THEM BACK INTO THE STONE AGE,and thats just exactly what it will take too,they hate children,they hate everyone elses children,and the only thing they do love is DEATH,they teach their children to kill other children and are trying to kill the children of the world,BUT THE LORD says NO,I warned you “NOT” to harm my little ones,and NOW I WILL COMPLETELY DESTROY YOU,you have refused to stop ,so I will stop you…..THE LORD said,you like seeing the BLOOD of the worlds children in the streets,FINE,get ready to see the BLOOD OF YOUR CHILDREN in the streets…………………….

    • HP McLovincraft

      I told you not to eat the berries in the woods no matter how tempting and delicious they might seem.

    • EMJ

      Do we just post shit or do something about it ?

    • デビト リブ

      Holeeeeee shit. Quit stirring the shit soup, ur adding all the wrong ingredients.

  • Arizona

    DID america REALLY think ,getting RID of the LORDS ten commandments,FOOLED THE LORD,HE knew it was americas plan ,so YOU could GO after the children,and murder them,and other countries would be fooled into thinking it was OK,TOO,well guess what? it didn’t fool anyone,the other countries of the world LOVE their children,and they have MORE then realized,AMERICA wants to KILL their children,and destroy the planet,better get ready america,THE REST OF THE WORLDS,realized they’ve got to stop you or face the death of their children,THEY AREN’T going to let you KILL their children,you just think they are……its going to be your children who die,AND they are prepearing to do what ever it takes to STOP YOU.your news media say its the OIL,the rest of the world knows ,its their children your really after…….BILL GATES let the CAT out of the BAG,when he told everyone WE’LL KILL THEM WITH VACCINES……your in trouble now,you woke them up..the worlds EYES are open now……………………..

    • HP McLovincraft

      Here..I think you dropped your tin foil hat…keeps out the Gubmint Rays.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaveGarber1975 David Edward Garber

    Hacked e-mails leaked several months ago told us that Obama was conspiring with Syrian rebels to perpetrate this.

    http://in.news.yahoo.com/us-backed-plan-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-syria-045648224.html

    • http://www.facebook.com/DaveGarber1975 David Edward Garber

      Here’s some interesting background and detail and analysis and commentary about these leaked electronic documents.

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

  • Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz

    Question.- What to think today (August 27, 2013) of the preparations for war against Syria by the USA, Europe and traitor Arab nations, on the falsehood of use by Assad of chemical weapons?

    Answer.- Anything can happen. Even the unthinkable. Such as the nuclear incineration of the entire Middle East, including Israel. The reason is quite simple. The Devil is immune to thermonuclear radioactivity and he hates everybody. Nuclear devastation in the mentioned area is no good for anybody, except for the Devil to enjoy himself in the slaughter and damnation of millions of souls.

    • Penn Jillette

      *into the trash it goes*

    • RG

      amen to that brother. You hit the nail on the head. Total insanity in the world.

  • RonWillison

    Ben. I don’t know about you but. The video of the kid singling was in my mind a staged event put together for the purpose trying to reinforce the notion that Bin Ladin group of 19 Saudi’s are in fact the people that did 911. !9 hijackers 4 planes crashed trade centers destroyed, New ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER built. and somehow 7 of those hijackers are alive and well in Saudi. It just don’t pass the smell test.