Bombing Syria would make US pilots ‘Al-Qaeda’s air force’ – Kucinich
A ‘targeted strike’ on Syria by the US would be nothing but an act of war, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich said, adding that an airstrike on President Assad’s anti-radical Islamist forces would mean the US Air Force was supporting Al-Qaeda.
Kucinich, a prominent anti-war politician who has consistently opposed America’s military involvement in Iraq and Libya, warned that President Barack Obama would be violating the US Constitution if he took military action against Syria without authorization from Congress.
An airstrike on Syria would also embolden multinational jihadists with links to Al-Qaeda, warned Kucinich, a four-time Congressman who was a longshot contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008. For the US, that would mean being dragged into yet another war in the Middle East, he said.
“So what, we’re about to become Al-Qaeda’s air force now?” said Kucinich. “This is a very, very serious matter that has broad implications internationally. And to try to minimize it by saying we’re just going to have a ‘targeted strike’ — that’s an act of war. It’s not something to be trifled with.” SOURCE
Ladies and Gentlemen I have NEVER agreed with former Congressman Dennis Kucinich on too much of anything, until now.
I did agree with him when Kucinich took a hard stand against going into Iraq, the choice made by George W. Bush, and my stand on our involvement caused many MORONS to label me as a Dem in Disguise, a secret operator for the Democratic Party or some such nonsensical BS.
Anyone that knows me, hell, even anyone that doesn’t know me knows better than that if they have more than 2 or 3 brain cells to rub together and can read this blog.
I always thought Kucinich to be a disgusting little troll that reminds ME of some evil little character in a children’s movie, but this time he has hit a GRAND SLAM and knocked it out of the park and I have to say, I am glad that at least ONE Democrat had the GUTS to call Obama out.
It appears that none of the sitting members of BOTH the House and Senate have the guts to!
Kucinich, who stood down in January after losing the Democratic nomination for his seat in the House of Representatives, said he doubted the allegations that President Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people.
“This is being used as a pretext,” he said. “The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered. What does that tell you?” said Kucinich, adding that the Obama administration was “rushing” toward a possible “World War 3.”
I have serious doubts that Assad used these chemical weapons on his people. He may have, but somehow the whole world needs to cool their jets and wait for the United Nations to do their investigation and come to some sort of conclusion as to exactly WHO did what to WHOM.
I would honestly think that there is NO RUSH to jump into this fight between Syrians.
Somehow I feel that the USA is being sucked in by the Muslim Brotherhood and that Barack Hussein Obama is a willing dupe simply because he IS a Muslim, and I don’t care how many times he claims to be a Christian, he IS a Muslim, albeit a closeted Muslim.
And let’s just face some hard, clear facts; the civil war in Syria is a case of Muslims killing Muslims.
All of our efforts in Iraq have been such a success huh? We spent TRILLIONS of dollars, lost thousands of young America lives and the Iraqis are still fighting and killing each other.
Let them go on with their war in Syria. It can’t turn out good for us, the American people, and that is all I care about, the safety and security of the USA, and I fail to see how anything in Syria affects us.