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Ok. So call me crazy, but doesn't anyone else here think its a bit weird and even crazy for the above headline to announce that US cruise missiles are preparing to strike Syria as if these missiles had minds of their own. Or that we the people can't do anything about because, well, the machines have taken over! I know, I know, it's just a figure of speech and everyone knows the missiles will be launched by people. But that's my point - WHAT people get to make that decision? Certainly our President as commander-in-chief, or those he delegates in the chain of command, will give the order to strike. But my point is this: we are talking about striking "Syrian government forces", the armed forces of another nation. That is an ACT OF WAR!

Call me old-fashioned and nostalgic, but how the f*ck does the President get to call in military strikes against another nation's military forces WHEN WE ARE NOT AT WAR WITH THAT NATION? Is it asking so much for the US Congress to declare war on Syria before allowing these acts of war to be taken against Syria? Dont' we the people have the right to weigh in, through our representatives in Congress, whether or not why want to pursue this war? Why hasn't the Congress insisted that the President seek a declaration of war before funding or permitting such action? Of course, I could ask why Obama hasn't requested or demanded a declaration of war from Congress, but I haven't been living under a rock for the past 4-1/2 years.

Still, doesn't any one of our elected leaders in Washington have any balls or integrity? Will someone please explain to me how, in view of the complete derogation of the US Constitution and the rule of law, we are not really just one giant BANANA REPUBLIC? Because I cannot; and we are clearly just that. No constitutional republic anymore, just another "democracy" or "people's republic" run by our masters, who should be our servants, who have propped up an imposter, a usurper, as our tyrant leader! Any complaints?

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?