posted on Oct, 21 2019 @ 10:00 PM
a reply to: carewemust
And you won't. The mandate authorized by congress granting exceptional powers to the executive branch was to defeat Al-Qaeda, from which ISIS(ISIL if
you want to be pedantic, or Daesh if you want to be accurate) and had nothing to do with ancestral claims to territory which alliances formed in the
carrying-out of that mandate may have rights to. The former was our fight. The latter is not. If the Congress wishes to form an official alliance with
the Kurdish people in defense of their ancestral lands, that is within their power to do. I sort of hope that they do, because we are leaving them out
to dry. But they're not experts in American law, and neither are most of us, so if they had an expectation of us supporting their ancestral claims,
I'm sorry but it's not that easy.
The Kurds claim ancestral property within the bounds of modern-day Syria, and the mouth movement of liberals seems to indicate we should get involved
in that claim. We have a mechanism for that! Put it to a vote.
"The clerk will now record the role call on the matter of America's support of our friends, our allies ancestral claim to territories currently within
the sovereign borders of the Nation of Syria."
It's really that easy.