I came across a section of US law the other day and realized that many US politicians have likely committed a serious federal crime.
Because the "rebels" are provably terrorists, and many are members of designated terrorist groups (al-Qaeda, al-Nusra Front, al-Furqan Brigades), the support that our government has provided is a criminal act punishable by life in prison according to US law (18 USC § 2339).
I started thinking this afternoon about what might happen if it turned out that the president and members of congress (both parties) had knowingly lent support to terrorists in Syria and Egypt. How could you punish those guilty of crimes if they inhabit top levels of government, and when all power and authority flows from the "top-down"? How do you restore "bottom-up" power peacefully, and without a destructive citizen revolt? How do make such changes, and maintain the existing Republic without dangerous martial-law, and without a risky constitutional convention?
More details on Egypt's threat to close the Suez Canal. Tamarod is the political group which (with military support) deposed Egyptian president Morsi.
"The Tamarod campaign has released a statement Wednesday urging authorities to close Suez Canal to vehicles carrying weapons supporting US military attacks on Syria."
Double post, my bad.
This gentleman sums up what I've been thinking for a while. That the GOP intends to blame Ron Paul and his supporters in anticipation of Romney losing to Obama. He then colorfully explains why this is total bunk. Do not watch if you are profanity averse.
WARNING: Strong language in linked video.