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"Obama to Seek War Power Bill From Congress, to Fight ISIS" - New York Times

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Submitted by Ludvikus (United States), Feb 17, 2015 at 11:09

Dear Daniel Pipes,

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, except for Putins recent irredentism on his Western flanks, our biggest adversaries have come from two (2) Muslim camps, Shia's and Sunni. And it has cost us much, not so much in manpower, although each life is precious, but economically, it has increased our federal deficit.

You discuss a foreign relations bill, which itself is costly to our economy, since it puts a limit on ouw own trade.

I have a recommendation to change all that. We are current at the threshold of war on three (3) areas with incredible proven oil reserves: Iraq, Libya, and Iran. That suggests to me that we support a War Powers amendment which would require that our military engagements be Profitible; in other words, should we find ourseves in a state of war in Iraq and Syria, again, to stop Islamic Sunni terror (of beheadings, and burning humans alive in iron cages, we should receive payment in Black Gold (Crude Oil) as long as it takes to establish Democracy - the way we did after defeating Germany and Japan after World War Two. In the case of Iran, as it seems likely, conditions will continue to create a Shia'a Iran with Nuclear capabilities, and the potential to supply Alawite Syria and Hezbollah Lebanon with nuclear weapons and war-heads. Under that threat, the United States Arned Forces may need to declare war on Iran, remove its entrenched Nuclear Weapons capacity, restore a non-Theocratic form of government, and have all this "work" of the United States paid for by pumping oil out of Iran's oil wells for shipment to our own oil reserve facilities that should offset our National Debt as well as prove "profitible" in spreading the Anglo-American exceptionalism of true parlimentary democracy, the traditions of our ancient Greek Athenian roots (in Democracy), as well as the Roman Republic (before it became an Empire with Caesar's ascention as "the first among equals).

In summary there are "three houses of war," Iraq, Libya, and Iran, who's houses are in disorder, and the remaining Superpower, the United States of America, is able to lead the international community in establishing Democracy in these three houses, as long as it takes, if it isn't costly to us. The way to do that is to tax these countries in their Liquid Black Gold. The reason we have failed so far is precisely because it has been too costly in Afganistan and Iraq, and was taking too long. But if it is made profitible, the costs and time will no longer be unbearible.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/us/obama-to-seek-war-power-bill-from-congress-to-fight-isis.html?_r=0


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Title Commenter Date Thread
"Why the (toothless) Iran sanctions bill matters" [118 words]Ángel OterosMar 1, 2015 13:04222024
Iran Sanctions and further actions to matter. Will Common sense and Sanity Prevail? [110 words]AnneFeb 23, 2015 08:55221911
1"Obama to Seek War Power Bill From Congress, to Fight ISIS" - New York Times [433 words]LudvikusFeb 17, 2015 11:09221139
2Lame Duck President Obama [598 words]LudvikusFeb 15, 2015 12:52221083
Why is this different from the meaningless move the embassy to jerusalem bill which has been waived for 20 yrs [96 words]Mark SchoenbergFeb 15, 2015 10:30221080
2"Why the (toothless) Iran sanctions bill matters" [108 words]NCHWIECHUI SuleFeb 14, 2015 14:23221070
"Why the (toothless) Iran sanctions bill matters" [85 words]Ángel OterosMar 1, 2015 13:00221070
International posturing, of deadly importance to Israel [825 words]Michael SFeb 13, 2015 21:45221052
Oil, Oil, Toil and Trouble - [93 words]M. ToveyFeb 17, 2015 11:13221052
President Change-your-mind Wishy-wash [418 words]Michael SFeb 23, 2015 00:27221052
Obama focused on domestic issues? [80 words]John in Michigan, USAFeb 13, 2015 13:00221045
Obama simply is not very American [189 words]Michael SFeb 25, 2015 19:05221045
Good Cop, Bad Cop? [77 words]Ron ThompsonFeb 13, 2015 09:01221042
The Jihadi Sate of Iran and the duty of the American people [94 words]steven LFeb 12, 2015 21:42221035
Waivers Are a Failed tool [137 words]Richard H. ShulmanFeb 12, 2015 21:19221034
"making him unceasingly justify the waver every ..." -- just like the Jerusalem Embassy Act [12 words]MarkFeb 12, 2015 19:36221032
Obama cannot be trusted with national security or foreign policy issues [146 words]Kelly CloverFeb 12, 2015 19:33221031
What's Next? [580 words]AlexFeb 12, 2015 18:40221029

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