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Mitch McConnell Defeats Bipartisan Senate Amendment to Curtail Possible War on Iran

The Senate Majority Leader used procedural tomfoolery to protect the military-industrial complex.

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A bipartisan Senate amendment that would have prevented a war with Iran without Congressional approval failed today, after it was rejected due to the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in what was the longest vote in the history of the chamber.

A majority of Senators voted in favor of the amendment to reassert Congressional war powers, 50-40, but it ultimately failed to reach the 60 vote super-majority threshold needed for it to be approved by the Senate. Democrat and Republican Senate aides indicated to The Intercept that McConnell ordered the Senate parliamentarian to determine the measure as “not germane” so it would need a super-majority and therefore not pass.

The measure was proposed by a bipartisan group of Senators – Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) – to push back against a potential war with Iran as hostilities have increased in recent weeks.

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The amendment would have barred funding for the war preemptively without specific authorization from the Congress. Republican leaders, including President Trump himself, claim authority to attack Iran based on precedents set by previous presidents who committed military actions without explicit Congressional approval.

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President Trump ran against endless wars in the Middle East in order to get elected, calling the Iraq War the greatest mistake in U.S. history, and still continues to deride the military-industrial complex while in the White House.

“Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years and people are just there, and don’t kid yourself, we do have a military-industrial complex. They do like war!” Trump said during an interview on Fox News earlier in the year.

“You have people here in Washington, they never want to leave!” Trump added.

While Trump has maintained that he does not want war with Iran, there have been a series of provocative events including oil tanker attacks and the shooting down of a drone in recent weeks that have torpedoed any possible diplomatic solution.

Sen. McConnell, through his procedural tricks, has made it that much easier today for the U.S. to be dragged into another Middle East war that will squander blood and treasure for no clear national security purpose.

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Left-Wing Extremist Charged in Alleged Florida Capitol Attack Identified Soros as “Sponsor”

Daniel Alan Baker had bragged of a Soros sponsorship.

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A left-wing extremist arrested and charged with a terrorist plot to confront and kidnap protestors at the Florida Capitol identified billionaire George Soros as his “sponsor” in a YouTube video. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, has been federally charged with transmitting a threat to kidnap or injure.

Baker appears to have fought overseas with a Kurdish militia group identified as a terrorist organization by the State Department, the Marxist PKK. He’s an Army veteran who appears to have been discharged after going AWOL before a deployment.

Baker has been charged for an alleged plot involving a group of armed leftists surrounding pro-Trump protestors at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee on the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration. It’s unclear if right-wing protestors even intend to demonstrate at the site, and Baker’s dangerous attempt to incite an armed confrontation may never have advanced beyond speculative stages.

A “call to arms” flier seen on Baker’s YouTube channel calls for Florida residents to surround supposed “racists” and to “trap them inside” the State Capitol, advocating for the kidnapping of supposed Inauguration demonstrators.

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In a YouTube video calling for doxxing attempts on individuals present at the raucous US Capitol riot, Baker brags of having acquired the globalist oligarch as a “sponsor,” implying that the megabillionaire had provided him with an “antifa card.”

Baker’s remarks may have been hyperbole, intentionally seeking to draw attention from critics of the Hungarian-born liberal kingpin.

A charging affidavit also alleges that Baker advocated for the assassination of United States military officers on his YouTube channel, a threat that could potentially incur even more serious criminal charges.

The FBI believes that Baker intended to assassinate Turkish military personnel training in the United States, and that he was on the scene during Seattle’s Capital Hill Autonomous Zone anarchist rebellion. Baker identified himself as a “hardcore leftist” on his personal social media, as well, urging his followers to “prepare for war” after the November 3rd election.


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