US Bill to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists’ Gets Only 13 Votes
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It comes as no surprise that the overwhelming majority of politicians refused to support a law requiring them to ‘Stop Arming Terrorists,’ if seen in the light of the insidious history of empire and its creation and support of terrorist regimes in every continent.
The ‘Stop Arming Terrorists Act H.R.608’ was introduced by Republican, Tulsi Gabbard earlier this year and in simple terms, the bill didn’t have any strings attached and was cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats.
She said: “For years, our government has been providing both direct and indirect support to these armed militant groups, who are working directly with or under the command of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS, all in their effort and fight to overthrow the Syrian government.”
The text of the bill was quite basic and stated the prohibition of federal agency funds to provide covert support to al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Daesh (aka The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) or any individual or group that is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or adherents to such groups.
It also stipulated the inclusion of governments of any country that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) determined had provided covert assistance to such a group or individual in the most recent 12 months and this is what killed the bill as such countries are well known and strategic allies of the US.
It was quite possibly the simplest and most rational bill ever proposed by Congress and given its rational and humanitarian nature, one would think that representatives would be lining up to show their support.
During the past 5 months since its introduction, only 13 of the 535 members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors proving that the federal government is addicted to funding terror and has no intention of ever stopping it.
Republican Senator Rand Paul had introduced this same legislation in the Senate and had not attracted a single cosponsor.
It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump had signed hundreds of billions of dollars in weapons deals with countries that funds these terrorists.
Bordering on the ridiculous, President Trump signed off on the sale of $12 billion in weapons to Qatar who he only days before accused of “funding terrorism on a very high level,” and under this bill, would have found him guilty.
Clearly, the US has no intention whatsoever of stopping terrorism. Trump, in the tradition of his predecessors, will continue to create and foster terrorists to enrich those who profit from war.
However, despite the constant fear mongering in the MSM about an enemy who ‘hates our freedom,’ Americans are beginning to question things and are challenging the status quo to recover some of their lost freedoms.
Hence, radical change is required to shift this paradigm back to peace and people should wake up to the reality that regardless of the puppet in the White House, nothing will change.
Humanity has to stop being fooled by rhetoric read from tele-prompters by puppets doing the bidding of their masters.