Even Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is content to break the law—domestic and international


American Exceptionalism on full display

Hubris of Neocon Zionists will cause downfall of Trump administration

Comment posted by Looney

Today, during the Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pledged “to notify congressional leaders before any attack against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. … “There will be notification to the leadership, of course, prior to the attack,” Mattis told lawmakers.

NOTIFICATION to the leadership? Are you kidding me, you Mad Dweeb!

What legal justification do you and Trump have to attack Syria? Let’s see…

1. There was the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) passed on September 14, 2001. That AUMF applies to terrorists only. That authorization has been stretched out by Dubya and Obama. Even Trump is using it to “fight ISIS in Syria”, but… Assad, no matter how well or badly he treats his people, is NOT a terrorist – he is a duly elected head of the country. Period!

2. There was another AUMF – the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq enacted on October 16, 2002. The Iraq Resolution applies to Iraq only and has nothing to do with Syria. Period!

3. The War Powers Act of 1973 provides that the U.S. President can send U.S. Armed Forces into action abroad only by declaration of war by Congress, “statutory authorization,” or in case of “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”


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