White House Objections Stop ISIS War Authorization Vote

Published on Anti War, by Jason Ditz, Nov 11, 2015.

A closed briefing in the Senate today has ended with officials saying that the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the ISIS war is a “nonstarter,” after White House officials, principally special envoy Brett McGurk, informing the Senate leadership that such a vote was unwelcome.  

Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R – TN) previously indicated that he was only interested in a new AUMF authorization in the case that the Obama Administration indicated that such a vote would give them more flexibility in fighting the war. Officials today made it clear they believe they have more flexibility in continuing the war with no authorization at all … //

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Separating War from the Vets, on Consortium News, by Matthew Hoh, Nov 11, 2015 (originally published on Nov. 15, 2012);

Delaware cop caught … giving shoes to barefoot homeless man (VIDEO 0.34 min), on Russia Today RT, Nov 11, 2015;

Bush-41 Finally Speaks on Iraq War, on AntiWar (first on Consortium News), by Ray McGovern, Nov 10, 2015. Media reports on Jon Meacham’s biography of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President, have brought me a painful flashback to the deceptive, destructive – yet at the same time highly instructive – years 2002 and 2003, when his son George W. Bush, the 43rd President, attacked Iraq …; (Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He is a 30-year veteran of the CIA and Army intelligence and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS. McGovern served for considerable periods in all four of CIA’s main directorates).

Seeing Syrian Crisis Through Russian Eyes, on Intifada Palestine, by Ray McGovern, Oct 29, 2015: While there is a glimmer of hope that international negotiations may finally find a way to resolve the Syrian war, there is also growing pressure on President Obama to escalate U.S. military involvement even if that risks a wider war with Russia, a danger that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern assesses …;

How CNN Shapes Political Debate, on RINF, by Ray McGovern, Oct 13, 2015: CNN, the sponsor of Tuesday’s debate among Democratic presidential candidates, has gone to extraordinary lengths to avoid being sullied with the stigma of “liberal bias.” The four CNN journalists handpicked to do the questioning have carefully protected themselves from such a charge …;

CNN’s Double-Standards on Debates, on Consortium News, by Jeff Cohen, Oct 9, 2015;

Release the 28 Pages: Restore Democracy, 28.29 min, uploaded by Joe Friendly, Nov 29, 2014;

… und noch dies: Die neue Völkerwanderung, von FPÖ TV im Oktober 2015 hochgeladen:

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