Lawmakers Want the U.S to Stop Arming Terrorists

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by  at theantimedia.org

According to a press release released Friday by the office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Rand Paul has introduced their bill, the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation (H.R.608 and S.532) aims to prohibit any federal agency from using taxpayer dollars to provide weapons, cash, intelligence, or any support to al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist groups. It would also prohibit the government from funneling money and weapons through other countries that are directly or indirectly supporting terrorists.

Gabbard said:

“For years, the U.S. government has been supporting armed militant groups working directly with and often under the command of terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government. Rather than spending trillions of dollars on regime change wars in the Middle East, we should be focused on defeating terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda, and using our resources to invest in rebuilding our communities here at home.”

She continued:

“The fact that American taxpayer dollars are being used to strengthen the very terrorist groups we should be focused on defeating should alarm every Member of Congress and every American.  We call on our colleagues and the Administration to join us in passing this legislation.

Rand Paul provided much-needed support for the bill, stating:

“One of the unintended consequences of nation-building and open-ended intervention is American funds and weapons benefiting those who hate us. This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.”

The legislation is currently co-sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (D-MI); Scott Perry (R-PA); Peter Welch (D-VT; Tom Garrett (R-VA); Thomas Massie (R-KY); Barbara Lee (D-CA); Walter Jones (R-NC); Ted Yoho (R-FL); and Paul Gosar (R-AZ). It is endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Veterans for Peace, and the U.S. Peace Council.

One of Trump’s campaign narratives that resonated deeply with his voter base was an anti-radical Islam agenda, which separated him from Clinton’s campaign as he vowed to “bomb the shit” out of ISIS-controlled oil fields. However, his voter base may or may not be somewhat disillusioned now given that he just approved an arms sale to Saudi Arabia that was so controversial it was even blocked by Obama, a president who made a literal killing from arms sales to the oil-rich kingdom (ISIS adheres to Saudi Arabia’s twisted form of Wahhabist philosophy).

In the context of recent events, whether or not the Trump administration will get fully behind Gabbard’s bill remains to be seen. But considering the Trump administration is directly sending American troops to fight in Syrian territory, perhaps the various rebel groups on the ground have outlived their usefulness and the bill will be allowed to proceed unimpeded.

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  1. I am sure Trump won’t arm terrorists that was Bush and Obama (Globalists)
    Assange I’m sure Pence denies Clinton staged a coup in the United States
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    Julian Assange has given us even more food for thought to all lovers of conspiracy. Yesterday, he wrote in his Twitter approximate the following: “Clinton, together with representatives of the intelligence community behind the scenes preparing a coup” (!) to make a President Mike Pence. They say that it is more predictable politician, which will be easier to win the election in 2020 But whether you agree with these Pens – as yet unknown”.

    Pence, however, responded with diplomacy, he stated that “he considers a ridiculous and offensive idea, if someone already nominate him to replace incumbent President Donald Trump”.

    At first glance, looks like another “sensational” headline in the tabloids.

    The presidency can go from trump to the Pens only in the most extraordinary circumstances: the impeachment or, for example, murder.

    And in principle, it is doubtful that Clinton is planning something: according to reports in the press, she practically withdrew from politics after his defeat in the elections.

    However, somewhat alarming is the fact that this theory was announced just Assange. None of the messages of Wikileaks to date has not been refuted or found to be false, and about the same can be said about its founder.

    Now why would he lie and risk their reputation?

    “Later Assange also wrote that the alleged “two Pens close to human intelligence privately told this month that they expect the transfer of power” to the Vice-President”

    Immediately you can think of one explanation: Assange in his game of trying to sow discord between the lion and the Pens. Maybe this is a political revenge for the Pens because he strongly condemned the recent publication of Wikileaks on the working methods of the CIA.

    The Vice President then said that “Our administration uses all available government the power to punish Assange for the disclosure of national secrets of the United States”.

    While trump himself has not commented on the actions of Wikileaks.

    In addition, I remind you that the Embassy of Ecuador, where Assange is living, called for Farage – the leader of the British UKIP and a close friend of trump.

    The purpose of his visit is unknown, but many assume that he was able to convey a personal message from the founder of Wikileaks from the White House.

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