Congressman Massie: “Gravest Concern, Congress Will Vote For Strikes”

By: Ben Swann
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Congress Massie and Ben Swann

After a week of build up in what looked like an almost certain U.S. strike against Syria, President Obama has taken a step back and now says he will seek authorization from Congress.

From the Rose Garden, Saturday, the President said he has decided that it is necessary for the U.S. to undergo military strikes against the Assad regime but will instead allow Congress to debate the issue when they return from recess.  This is a major announcement when you consider the military build up over the past week.

The big question of course, will Congress authorize action against Syria?  That will be an interesting debate as many members of Congress and even Congressional candidates are voicing their unwillingness for the U.S. to become involved in Syria.  This decision by the President is certainly a political one and just about the only way for President Obama to save face after creating a “red line” for the Syrian government and then proclaiming through out the week that the line had been crossed.

I talked this week with Republican Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky who tells me that while he believes it is the duty and responsibility of Congress to vote on any act of war, he is concerned about how the vote will go.


“My gravest concern is that there are members of Congress in both parties who would support intervention in Syria and we should not be intervening in Syria where our interests are not clear at all.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron was blocked in his effort to intervene in Syria when the British Parliament voted down Britain’s involvement.  President Obama had virtually no other alternative considering that the rest of the world has backed away from U.S. or Western involvement and the American people are overwhelmingly against the idea of U.S. intervention.

As we reported, this about-face by the President is a major victory for alternative media who have virtually stood alone while identifying the al Qaeda backed al Nusra Front as the “rebel” force to which the U.S. would be providing assistance.


  • ComparedToWhat?

    The decision to invade Syria has been made. The task at hand now is to create enough fear to support the attack.

    • Aleksandr Kalinin

      Stop World War call the White House at 202-456-1414 call the capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121, and 202-225-3121, 2 ask 4 any senator & House members

      Only passive ones admits defeat before actually being defeated. ACT NOW!

  • Joe Palooka

    This war is part of the plan for geo-political control of the area and it would completely devistate Russia’s economy and that’s why Russia will go to war directly with the US if we attack Syria or Iran.

    Why Syria? It’s Not What You Think And It’s Not What You’ve Been Told.
    http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=598&d=17

    General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

    Obama Must Go! Russia Warns War Against America “Use With Nuclear Weapons” Segment starts @ 44 seconds
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYt1zJLT8g

  • lastresort09

    Call Congress and let your opinion be heard. Let them know that we don’t want this war. They are supposed to represent us and 60% of Americans don’t want a war (only 9% actually do). Don’t fall for false flag attacks that are set to convince you.

  • Aleksandr Kalinin

    Stop World War call the White House at 202-456-1414 call the capitol switchboard, 202-224-3121, and 202-225-3121, to ask for any senator & House members

    Only passive ones admits defeat before actually being defeated. ACT NOW!

    • LetsTryLibertyAgain

      The number I use for the White House switchboard is:

      877-SOB-U-SOB

      I am not making that up! Try it! Tell them to tell Barry that we don’t want another US no-win scenario conflict in the Middle East.

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain

    It certainly looks like public sentiment came down like a ton of bricks. NO MORE UNCONSTITUTIONAL WARS BY PRESIDENTIAL FIAT! So now, Obama is forced to have some quasi legitimacy. Note that he didn’t agree to a congressional declaration of war, as our Constitution requires. He said that he’d “consult with Congress”. He’s going to have a little pow-wow with a few of the many big government chicken hawks who have been cherry picked for these committee assignments, and they will rubber stamp his war plan, and they’ll try to sell that to us as Congress acting to represent the American people.

    Wake up! Don’t let them get by with this yet again. Public sentiment is against any US military action in Syria, and that sentiment is growing quickly by the day.

    Huge thanks to Representative Thomas Massie! I helped a bit on his campaign and was proud to attend his victory party. He represents the district to my north, but Thomas is MY representative in Congress. He’s the real deal… and then some! Find, recruit and elect your own Thomas Massie! It’s the only hope we have.

  • Mark Robert

    FALSE FLAG, FALSE FLAG, FALSE FLAG.

    Please call your Congressman and Senators

    Tell them. “NO WARS for Israel.”

    Tell them. “We are tired of Zionist Propaganda.”

    Tell them. “We want the Zionist out of our country.”

    Tell them. “We know Al-Qaeda was created by the CIA.”

    Tell them. “We are tired of Manufactured Terrorism.”

    Tell them. “We don’t want your phony WARS.”

  • Mark Robert

    WAR CRIMES, WAR CRIMES, WAR CRIMES

    We need to kick the War Mongering Zionist out of OUR Country.

    If Obama plans on sending cruise missiles into Syria, We need to bring charges of WAR CRIMES against him.

    These AIPAC loving Zionist have declared WAR on US citizens.

    These Zionist want OUR GUNS:

    Michael Bloomberg, Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin, Barbara Boxer, Ron Wyden, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Michael Bennet, Brian Schatz, Richard Blumenthal and Chuck Schumer.

  • Awakening

    I agree with Rep Massie and Ben and everyone who knows the president needs declaration of war from Congress. However, can anyone answer me this:
    Why do we need to pass a bill that says the president can’t attack Syria without Congress? Isn’t it redundant? He can’t attack any country, period. So why do we need to pass specific bills? Then will we need one saying he can’t attack Iran, and he can’t attack Somalia and he can’t attack China? Why do we need a bill to say we have to follow the Constitution?

  • poptoy1949

    Congress would be foolish to support obama with these strikes on Syria.

    • HP McLovincraft

      Puhleeeeeez.

      If Obama took an Epic Journey to Hell, ripped Satan from his fiery throne and destroyed him, the ‘baggers would still criticize him for such an act, violating Satan’s Constitutional Rights or some such blather.

      Let’s keep it real.

      All American Presidents are bellicose warmongerers.

  • HP McLovincraft

    Puhleeeeeez.

    The only thing Massie cares about is Massie Energy making more filthy lucre by blowing up what remains of the Appalachian mountains because there’s a little bit of coal to be harvested by ruining the mountains, the valleys and the water table, Appalachian folk be damned.

  • Johnny Cirucci

    Ben, I absolutely adore you. I just ask one thing: I know you are a professional, but please give us a little. Stop calling this scumbag insurgent “president” when he is NOT Constitutionally qualified.

    That may sound conspiratorial but, hey, that’s your audience. : )

  • Kevin Merck

    “My gravest concern is that there are members of Congress in both parties who would support intervention in Syria and we should not be intervening in Syria where our interests are not clear at all.”

    People who voted to let the NSA continue illegal snooping on American citizens and who overwhelmingly support diabolical laws like ‘The Patriot Act’ and NDAA are a sure bet to give their blessing to an unconscionable war crime.

    Nothing in the track record of these treasonous rats would give any indication to the contrary.