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Obama proposes war authorization against Islamic State

AP , Wednesday 11 Feb 2015
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President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize war against Islamic State militants and says the group could threaten the U.S. homeland if left unchecked.

The president is sending Congress a proposed three-page resolution on Wednesday to authorize military force. In a letter to lawmakers accompanying the request, Obama urges them to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."

Obama's resolution and letter were provided to The Associated Press. He plans to speak on his request from the White House Wednesday afternoon.

Obama would limit authorization to three years, with no restriction where U.S. forces could pursue the threat. Obama's proposal bans "enduring offensive combat operations," an ambiguous term intended as compromise between lawmakers who want authority for ground troops and those who don't.

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11-02-2015 06:31pm
How to Destroy the ME for Dummies
1) Wage war against ME countries under various false pretenses (democracy, freedom, nuclear ambition, fighting terrorism etc.). 2) In wake of war, divide ME countries into smaller weak and chaotic countries to be ruled by already propped up radicals. 3) Declare war on evil radical Moslem groups in rule. 4) Exchange radical rulers of these small countries with puppet regimes easily controlled under guise of democracy and freedom. Does this divide and conquer strategy seem familiar. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya... ?
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