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SA 88.(bottom of the page) Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to
amendment SA 65 proposed by Mr. McConnell (for himself, Mr. Graham, Mr.
Blunt, Mr. Burr, Mr. Romney, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Rubio, Mr.
Sasse, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Tillis,
Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Young, and Mr.
Boozman) to the bill S. 1, to make improvements to certain defense and
security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of
funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense
Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the
Syrian people, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the
table; as follows:
At the end, add the following:
SEC. ___. AUTHORIZATION.
The President is hereby authorized to undertake military
assistance and use of armed forces, if the President
determines it necessary and appropriate, to defend the Kurds
in Syria against armed aggression from any country or
The President is hereby authorized to undertake military assistance and use of armed forces, if the President determines it necessary and appropriate, to defend the Kurds in Syria against armed aggression from any country or terrorist organization.
Kurds were instrumental in guaranteeing not only USA and European safety by helping to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but really the whole world owes them thanks for their bravery.
also with jordan(formerly transjordan) etc and the arbitrary lines of north and south korea and vietnam .when the ottoman empire got broken up a good deal of lines got randomly tossed on a map
In 1919, a short-lived dependent Kingdom of Syria was established under Emir Faisal I of the Hashemite dynasty, who later became the king of Iraq. In March 1920, the Syrian National Congress proclaimed Faisal as king of Syria "in its natural boundaries" from the Taurus mountains in Turkey to the Sinai desert in Egypt. However, his rule in Syria ended after only a few months following a clash between his Syrian Arab forces and French forces at the Battle of Maysalun. French troops took control of Syria and forced Faisal to flee. Later that year the San Remo conference split up Faisal's kingdom by placing Syria-Lebanon under a French mandate, and Palestine under British control. Syria was divided into three autonomous regions by the French, with separate areas for the Alawis on the coast and the Druze in the south. Nationalist agitation against French rule led to Sultan al-Atrash leading a revolt that broke out in the Druze Mountain in 1925 and spread across the whole of Syria and parts of Lebanon. The revolt saw fierce battles between rebel and French forces in Damascus, Homs and Hama before it was suppressed in 1927. The inauguration of President Hashim al-Atassi in 1936 The French sentenced Sultan al-Atrash to death, but he had escaped with the rebels to Transjordan and was eventually pardoned. He returned to Syria in 1937 and was met with a huge public reception. Elections were held in 1928 for a constituent assembly, which drafted a constitution for Syria. However, the French High Commissioner rejected the proposals, sparking nationalist protests.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: midicon
I am a american citizen, is it bad that I am hoping Iran, Russia and Syria kick our rear ends in this theater we shouldn't even be in? We are now suddenly concerned with a small pocket of kurds? And people are buying this #?