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The U.S. Congress, Once Again, Steps Forward To Defend the British Imperial Order

Oct. 17, 2019 (EIRNS)—In 2018, the U.S. Congress instructed the U.S. Institute for Peace, to facilitate a bipartisan Syrian Study Group to make strategic findings about the Syrian conflict and the U.S. role. The Congressional initiative was spearheaded by former Sen. John McCain (R) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D.) The clear intent was to undermine the President’s commitment to ending regime change wars, usurping that function from Donald Trump and turning it over to a Congressional Committee similar to British parliamentary procedures.

The current Congressional leaders heading the group are Senators Mitt Romney (R) and Jeanne Shaheen. The leaders of the study were from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), Dana Stroul and Michael Singh. The Institute was originally birthed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) which says much about its disposition. Singh served on Obama’s National Security Council as its chief analyst on the region.

Their final report, released at a press conference on the same day, Sept. 26, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, calls for a permanent U.S. presence in Syria, continued partition of the country, and continued war. The Study Group has been taking shots at Trump ever since he announced that he wanted all troops out of Syria. The group’s agitational campaign has also succeeded in brainwashing members of Congress that they, not the President, are the means to sound foreign policy. This group’s work definitely featured in the shameful 354-60 “bipartisan vote” in the House yesterday, to rebuke the President for pulling out of Syria.

On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 16, Nancy Pelosi continued her Jacobin antics at the White House itself. The President had called a meeting with Congressional leaders to brief them on his Syria strategy. Pelosi and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) immediately began challenging the President’s policy, with Pelosi standing and stating, “with you all roads lead to Putin,” who, she claimed, Trump had made the controller of the Middle East. Trump then allegedly called her a “third-rate politician” at which point Schumer, Pelosi, and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stormed out, repeating other staged stunts conducted previously when they had been invited to the White House. Other Democrats attended as did Republicans, who stated they had an extremely useful discussion with the President.

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