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Tom Cotton, and The Republicans are Lobbying For War on Two Fronts

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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 07:42 PM
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Recall in 2002 when Congress invited Netanyahu to speak in favor of a preemptive war with Iraq (lending his lies regarding WMDs to the Bush regimes lies), then the GOP in Congress pull the same stunt in 2015, with Netanyahu again stumping before Congress for another preemptive war, this time with Iran.

This letter is but one of the many signs from the GOP that they have already made war with Iran a foregone conclusion.




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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They need to have skin in the game

Instead, they want others to take all the risks in lives and treasure and pay them for the privilege.


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posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: 727Sky

For those who do not know who Tom Cotton is:

Tom Cotton is 35 years old. He was just sworn in one month ago as a Senator, from Arkansas. Before this video I never knew he existed..

He is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School.



I bet they knew there was no Logan Act infringement in "The Letter"



And you would lose that bet.
GOP Senators Probably Broke Law With Iran Letter


Senators who reached out to Iran’s leaders to undermine President Barack Obama’s nuclear negotiations probably broke the law, and they're going to get away with it. The law they probably broke, the Logan Act of 1799, allows for fines and up to three years in prison. The act bans U.S. citizens from engaging “without authority of the United States” in “correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government ... with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government ... in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States.” Fortunately for Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and the 47 Senate co-signers of his open letter to Iran, the law is not enforced and is likely unconstitutional. “They probably were in violation of the act, yes,” says Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the American University Washington College of Law.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:20 PM
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originally posted by: muse7
the hashtag #47Traitors is trending on twitter

Also a petition on the White House site to prosecute and file charges against the 47 traitors has already garnered over 56,000 signatures in 2 days

Good job GOP

The one at the White House already has over one hundred and seven thousand.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:24 PM
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Nothing will happen to the GOP because there’s no one to prosecute them or call them out for their acts.

Of course these major hypocrites…these political animals will self-righteously criticize the Clintons and Obama for their excesses but it’s alright for them to do things like this and even shut down the government when they don’t get their way

Imagine how they would have cackled if a democratic congress would have done similar to Bush

It is they the GOP who got us in the ME mess in the first place when their hero Bush made the Iraq war

When are we going to have hearings on the fraud behind the Iraq war?

The lies that costs almost a million lives.



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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Obama will claim executive privilege.




posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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Dont get me wrong, i have a serious distaste for republicans........

but the thought of the White house getting upset about anyone circumventing ANYTHING while Obama still holds the Presidency is both hilarious, and hypocritical at best.......



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Dont get me wrong, i have a serious distaste for republicans........



You know that sort of rings hollow when you throw up a strawman to try and deflect from the topic with lameass finger pointing.

It's time for the GOP to take responsibility for their treason.

Hypocrisy indeed....
edit on 10-3-2015 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
Now your takeing it to extremes.


What I was suggesting was those in office if the start a war should send a loved one off to fight it along with the riff raff they are happy to sacrifice.

They should have a real stake in the war, not sit behind a desk drinking champaign while other peoples family dot the pain and suffering.


You're giving politicians too much credit. How many of those people do you think wouldn't sacrifice a child or a nephew in order to obtain vast riches for everyone else in the family?

How about the ones who are deranged and think only of a greater good that involves mass killing?

We have a lot of deeply religious people in government, and many of them talk of wars as Gods will. What of the ones who believe God will protect their child because of their righteous dedication to his cause?



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 12:39 AM
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It doesn't matter how much some of you hate your President's guts...

The fact of the matter is, these senators outright blatantly undermined their commander-in-chief both publicly and internationally for all the world to see !

Their lack of professional conduct shows like a bunch of fricken high school kids.

My sympathies to the American people for the shame and embarrassment these 47 senators have brought to your country.



And the hilarious irony of this whole thing ?

These morons have now just gifted Obama his day in the sun because of this... Numerous Obama haters are going to publicly show support for their commander-in-chief just out of principle alone.



Tom Cotton may very well have signed own his pink slip with this mutinous maneuver. His head will be volunteered by his fellow signatories to be the first and only one on the chopping block.

Let's all sit back and watch as Republican leaders start throwing him under the bus.




posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 02:08 AM
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Iran weighed in on the letter...
Iran: GOP letter on nuclear negotiations a "propaganda ploy" (CBSNews)


Zarif "expressed astonishment that some members of Congress find it appropriate to write leaders of another country against their own president," a press release explained. "It seems that the authors not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution when it comes to presidential powers in the conduct of foreign policy."

He warned that a change of administrations would not relieve the U.S. of its obligations under an international agreement reached under the previous administration. Any attempt to change the terms of that agreement, he added, would be a "blatant violation of international law."



posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Dont get me wrong, i have a serious distaste for republicans........



You know that sort of rings hollow when you throw up a strawman to try and deflect from the topic with lameass finger pointing.

It's time for the GOP to take responsibility for their treason.

Hypocrisy indeed....


How is that hollow? you know there are libertarians out there right? you know there are independents out there right? and you DO know they dislike Obama as much as they hate the GOP......

Nice to see how narrow your view is with those blinders on....talk about ringing hollow



posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has this to say about the Republican letter:

G.O.P. Letter Is Evidence of ‘Decline,’ Iranian Says


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said the letter warning that any nuclear deal could be scrapped by a new president was “a sign of a decline in political ethics and the destruction of the American establishment from within.” The statement was posted on his website.



“All countries, according to the international norms, remain faithful to their commitments even after their governments change, but the American senators are officially announcing that at the end of the term of their current government, their commitments will be considered null and void,” Mr. Khamenei wrote. He said the letter was a “sign of declining political ethics.”


Congratulations, Republicans - you've managed to embarrass the United States on the world stage and allowed us to be schooled in political decorum by the Ayatollah of all people.




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