Tuesday, November 29, 2016

House Passes Resolution Assessing No-Fly Zone In Syria, Kerry Making 'Unbelievable Effort' To Save Syrian Rebels From Trump, Russia Confirms



Putin has already stated that such a no-fly zone would lead to war. Who invited the U.S. into Syria? 




Last-Minute War with Russia? The House Just Passed a Resolution for a No-Fly Zone in Syria, Media Silent




Hillary didn’t even win the election, but apparently she’s still going to get her wish for a no-fly zone over Syria, a step that everyone knows is basically a surefire way to provoke Russia into war.
If you haven’t heard about this, it is because the media has been dead silent on it.
On November 15, the House passed H.R.5732 otherwise called the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016. Section 303 is about the potential effectiveness of the no-fly zone over Syria.
Notice this happened just a week after the election, when it was clear that Hillary lost and the no-fly zone would be a no-go under a Trump presidency.




Late in the day, on Nov. 15, one week after the U.S. elections, the lame-duck Congress convened in special session with normal rules suspended so the House could pass House Resolution 5732, the “Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act” calling for intensifying the already harsh sanctions on Syria, assessing the imposition of a “no fly zone” inside Syria (to prevent the Syrian government from flying) and escalating efforts to press criminal charges against Syrian officials.

HR5732 claims to promote a negotiated settlement in Syria but, as analyzed by Friends Committee for National Legislation, it imposes preconditions which would actually make a peace agreement more difficult.

There was 40 minutes of “debate” with six representatives (Ed Royce, R-California; Eliot Engel, D-New York; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida; Dan Kildee, D-Michigan; Chris Smith, R-New Jersey; and Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida) all speaking in favor of the resolution. There were few other representatives present, but the House Foreign Affairs Committee stated that the resolution was passed “unanimously” without mentioning these special conditions.


Unanimously under “special conditions”? Doesn’t that tell you who the real owners are in this country? Why would they wait until the last minute of Obama’s presidency to do such a thing??
Oh, and by the way, Consortium points out:


According to Wikipedia, “Suspension of the rules is a procedure generally used to quickly pass non-controversial bills in the United States House of Representatives … such as naming Post Offices…” In this case, however, the resolution could lead to a wider war in the Middle East and potentially World War III with nuclear-armed Russia.



So they abused their power and misused a rule suspension to pass a resolution that could lead us into a world war. Great.
And by pretending it didn’t happen, the media is colluding with the agenda — as they always do.
Clearly the lunatics running the asylum that is our government see that their ability to provoke a war is running out. While there are issues with Trump as president as well, one place where a Trump win was at least a little better than Hillary is in the arena of conflicts with Russia and the potential for World War III. As soon as Trump was elected, Putin congratulated him and declared that Russia was ready to mend its relationship with the U.S.
Now Congress is pulling this, a last-minute act which could lead to direct, full-on war with Russia. Russia flies missions over Syria battling ISIS and protecting Russian ally President Assad. If the U.S. and its coalition declares a no-fly zone over Syria, and Russia flies its missions anyway, the U.S. can use it as justification for direct war with Russia.




Any peace agreement that leaves Bashar al-Assad in power would be seen as a failure of U.S. hegemonic foreign policy, which has pushed regime change for years. It would also be seen as a victory for Russia, which is helping Assad fight ISIS and U.S.-funded “moderate rebels” attempting to overthrown Assad.
Even the title of the resolution — ‘Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act’ – is based on a CIA-funded propaganda hoax involving alleged torture photos that was used to sabotage a 2014 effort at peace negotiations.


The bill is moving at lightning speed as far as the U.S. government is concerned. After quietly passing the House, it has already been read not once but twice in the Senate and it has now been referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations — as if they don’t honestly know what this bill will do to “foreign relations”.







US Secretary of State John Kerry has significantly intensified contacts with Russia on Syria, the Kremlin has confirmed, substantiating a report that Kerry wants to seal a deal with Moscow before Donald Trump assumes the US presidency in January.
The report by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin says Kerry is making a last-ditch effort to stop the Syrian operation in eastern Aleppo, because the Trump administration may end up being “squarely on the side of dictator [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad.”
Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov confirmed that Kerry has intensified contacts with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, to discuss the situation in Syria as of late.

“This [effort] could be called unbelievable, in terms that there have never been so many phone calls between the Secretary of State and Russia’s FM which were focused on discussing a single issue – Syria,” he told journalists. Ushakov refrained from commenting on whether there was had been any progress.

A ceasefire in Aleppo on Kerry’s terms may be hard to sell, as Russia insists that the US’ failure to separate moderates from the terrorists, which was a key point in the truce agreement negotiated by Moscow and Washington in September, was the reason that the ceasefire collapsed in the first place.
The Syrian government’s operation to retake eastern Aleppo from armed groups also appears to be progressing, with the latest reports saying that the militants have lost a third of their territory to the advancing army. Stopping the siege now could give those fighters time to regroup, rearm, and mount a counteroffensive.






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