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Senator Merkley response to my Syria concerns...

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:20 PM
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So the other day I decided to write all my Rep's urging restraint and moderation in response to Syria.

Here is what I wrote.


Honorable Senator Merkley, 

As one of your constituents, I am writing to urge you to be an opponent to immediate military action in Syria. 

The US can not afford, morally or economically the wages another Military intervention on false pretenses would cost.

Please I urge you to be a moderate voice in these tumultuous times. 

Sincerely 

Benrl.






And que the form letter pushing the official party line...




Dear Benrl:

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the situation in Syria. I appreciate hearing from you.

Like you, I am deeply concerned about the ongoing violence and bloodshed in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad has subjected civilians to military assault and indiscriminate attacks. While some Members of Congress and nongovernmental observers have argued that the U.S. should pursue military intervention in Syria, the nature of this conflict makes military intervention an extremely difficult option. This is why I support the administration's current approach of providing humanitarian aid for those fleeing the fighting and targeting suppot to moderate rebel groups.

I cosponsored S. Res.435, a resolution which condemns Syrian President al-Assad for the slaughter of his own people, and censures Russia and Iran for providing arms to the Syrian government. The resolution affirms the President's policy that al-Assad must relinquish power, supports efforts by the U.N and League of Arab States to establish a cease fire, and urges support for humanitarian aid and medical assistance to the people of Syria.

The people of Syria deserve a democratic government that addresses the nations many challenges and I will continue to advocate for U.S. policies to achieve this goal. Thank you for sharing your concerns. I hope you will continue to send your thoughts and observations my way.

All my best,

Jeffrey A. Merkley
United States Senator


Sometimes I don't even know why I try...




posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:26 PM
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What now?

Thread I wrote earlier expressing a similar frustration that this letter only adds to it.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:30 PM
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reply to post by benrl
 


I seldom get involved in this forum as I am not from your country Benrl, but;

That response from Mr Merkley was pathetic.

War appears inevitable and it seems any protesting will be ignored, just like in 2003.

"How very Disappointing"


edit on 27-8-2013 by Sublimecraft because: :shk:



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:30 PM
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Does anyone still think they have any kind of representation with a pulse?The representative form of governance has been completely disconnected from the populace. The reality of the situation is that we (in the U.S.) have a run away government, much like a train.I'd advise people to wake up before that cannon gets turned inwards.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by benrl
 


I seldom get involved in this forum as I am not from your country Benrl, but;

That response was pathetic.

War appears inevitable and it seems any protesting will be ignored, just like in 2003.

"How very Disappointing"



All of our Representation in government has been bought and paid for, the average Citizen does not have the cash flow to influence the system anymore.

Only by being united and ceasing all the divisive BS the media sells do we even have a chance, otherwise we already lost.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:42 PM
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Good for you for trying. You have more than a right to gripe because of this. It does seem letters don't make any difference. I believe a poll revealed most Americans want us to stay out of there. Brits too if not mistaken. There is evidently a march being organized for the 31st. None of it matters because its global now.

When its time to get our vote they will tell everyone what they want to hear and change their thinking. People base decisions on emotions and not on facts and good investigation, and these people know that. People forget easily - they know that too. Since they have their hands in everything economically they bend votes with coercion, because they know people have basic needs that they will prioritize before principles. They also know that it doesn't take much to stomp human motivation to effect change (such as "why even try anymore). They're good at making us feel powerless aren't they? At least he was honest - that's about all I can say about the reply (typed up for mass distribution I'm sure). Bet he would have told you anything you wanted when trying to be put into a position of trust and power. Democracies the world - that's what I support. Hmmm. Sounds good but wait....

I am weary of all of this. It feels like it will never end. It makes me physically ill sometimes. I just wanted to applaud you for trying and clearly vent. Sorry about that part.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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Meh I'm done for the night.

13 minute mark to 19 min on sums up much of what I am feeling right now.



sorry for language.
edit on 27-8-2013 by benrl because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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Carefully crafted double speak. Military Intervention, Humanitarian Aid.

One in the same.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 12:59 AM
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The US is now recognized the world over as a Rogue State. Unfortunately the US citizenry were the last to know. Wait—what am I saying? 80% or more are still either soundly asleep or turning over to go back to sleep to escape the dismal reality of it.

The point, though, is that it's not only up to us, the US citizenry, anymore—it's now an urgent matter for We the People of the entire planet. Maybe we'll actually crush the Criminal Cabal this time, instead of just ignoring them for awhile and then throwing ourselves back into their arms for more of the same abuse....



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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Jesus, Benri, could he have been any more apathetic to your concerns & opinion? What self-serving prick


It might make me a twelve year old at heart, but I want to kick this "senator" in the nads and give him a double purple nurple. Badly.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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Lots of armchair-quarterbacking going on here.

Iran and Russia are selling arms to Syria. The Syrian government is indiscriminately killing citizens.

Where is the logical discussion on ATS these days?



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 01:29 AM
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reply to post by aoxomoxoa
 



edit on 28-8-2013 by thesaneone because: nvm



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by aoxomoxoa
Lots of armchair-quarterbacking going on here.

Iran and Russia are selling arms to Syria. The Syrian government is indiscriminately killing citizens.

Where is the logical discussion on ATS these days?


And the Us has a history of arming some of the worst thugs the world over...

You do remember that we sold Iraq arms as well, and we currently are supporting the rebels in Syria which includes al Qaeda...

The cognitive disconnect is amazing on this issue, the US citizens need to wake up and see the lies they have been told have been going on far longer than most know.

We have gone to war on false pretenses far to often in our history, this is not about humanitarian issues at all.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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Originally posted by Ex_CT2
The US is now recognized the world over as a Rogue State. Unfortunately the US citizenry were the last to know. Wait—what am I saying? 80% or more are still either soundly asleep or turning over to go back to sleep to escape the dismal reality of it.

The point, though, is that it's not only up to us, the US citizenry, anymore—it's now an urgent matter for We the People of the entire planet. Maybe we'll actually crush the Criminal Cabal this time, instead of just ignoring them for awhile and then throwing ourselves back into their arms for more of the same abuse....


The US government is a lawless state, they no longer honor their own internal laws(1st, 4th amendment as an example)

Nor does it follow international (torture, extraordinary rendition, strike on countries we are not at war with, Pakistan drone strikes etc).

The question now is how long does the world let the US act like a bull in a china shop?

And how long will we as citizens tolerate this non-sense?



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by benrl
 


I seldom get involved in this forum as I am not from your country Benrl, but;

That response from Mr Merkley was pathetic.

War appears inevitable and it seems any protesting will be ignored, just like in 2003.

"How very Disappointing"


edit on 27-8-2013 by Sublimecraft because: :shk:


How ery disappointing indeed. And I am sure the warporn will be televised primetime, just like in 2003. Each explosion creating more cheers as countless people die. It was the most absurdly surreal thing I have ever witnessed in my life.

I have no idea what is going to happen. But I am absolutely certain i will not approve of it.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by benrl
 


I seldom get involved in this forum as I am not from your country Benrl, but;

That response from Mr Merkley was pathetic.

War appears inevitable and it seems any protesting will be ignored, just like in 2003.

"How very Disappointing"


edit on 27-8-2013 by Sublimecraft because: :shk:


How ery disappointing indeed. And I am sure the warporn will be televised primetime, just like in 2003. Each explosion creating more cheers as countless people die. It was the most absurdly surreal thing I have ever witnessed in my life.

I have no idea what is going to happen. But I am absolutely certain i will not approve of it.


The Frightening thing is the lack of open protest to yet another military action, we are too divided, too distracted, to Honor the Responsibilities of being a member of this Representative Republic.

We have a duty as citizens, and we have neglected it in exchange for entertainment and safety, handed the keys over to corporate interest and sociopaths who have no problem killing their fellow man for profit.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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The people in this country are just too poor to care about what the Gov does. They are just trying to survive. Most people in this country live week by week and day by day.

The people that have time and are living a comfortable life are too few do make a difference.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Benrl,

You inspired me to write my local Congressman, below is the e-mail I recently submitted...




Congressman Miller, I am writing to you today to urge you to oppose any military intervention in the civil war taking place in Syria. As a veteran, I know far too well the cost of war, and this war, however horrific, is not America's to fight. The Assad regime and the Free Syrian Army are both monsters, indiscriminately killing to further their doctrines of hatred. I implore you, Sir, to not fall lockstep with those who needlessly beat the drums of war. The United States has far too many other concerns at this time that need our attention. Our military has been at war since the dawning of the millennium, and we owe our servicemen and women the benefit of not putting their lives in danger without clearly established reason. Thank you for your time, Sir. Respectfully, ***


I am expecting a reply quite similar to yours.

But when the day comes, I can say with a clear heart that I attempted to do something, to have my voice heard.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by GD21D
Does anyone still think they have any kind of representation with a pulse?The representative form of governance has been completely disconnected from the populace. The reality of the situation is that we (in the U.S.) have a run away government, much like a train.I'd advise people to wake up before that cannon gets turned inwards.


I agree with this person completly, its only a matter of time before our civil war starts.



posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by Dreine
Benrl,

You inspired me to write my local Congressman, below is the e-mail I recently submitted...

I am expecting a reply quite similar to yours.

But when the day comes, I can say with a clear heart that I attempted to do something, to have my voice heard.


Even in the face of replies like the one I got, its still our duty to voice our displeasure with their service.

You did your part as a citizen, that's what matters.

Glad I could inspire.



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