Senate Panel Votes Yes to War; 10-7 w/1 presentSubmitted by SteveMT on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 16:11
And like that, the first step to all out war has been taken:
Vote breakdown: 10 Yes; 7 No; 1 Present. The measure includes new language saying U.S. policy is to "change the momentum on the battlefield in Syria" in way that brings about negotiated settlement of conflict, leading to a democratic govt in Syria. In other words: a pro-Qatari/Saudi coalition government that will permit the passage of natgas pipelines under Syria, through Turkey and into Europe, breaking Gazpromia's marginal energy monopoly over the broke continent.
FULL U.S. SENATE TO CONSIDER SYRIA RESOLUTION NEXT WEEK
After that the House, and it's cruise missiles away.
And now, and as always, the ball is in Putin's court.
Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.),
John Barrasso (R-Wyo.),
James Risch (R-Idaho),
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.),
Tom Udall (D-N.M.),
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),
ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.),
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.),
Ben Cardin (D-Md.),
Chris Coons (D-Del.),
John McCain (R-Ariz.),
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and
Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
Ed Markey (D-Mass.)