Hold on to something - rough road ahead:
So it may well be with H.J.Res. 10, introduced in the House just as the new Congress began at the beginning of this month. The title of the bill tells the tale: a bill “To authorize the use of the United States Armed Forces to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.” This legislation, introduced by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), is as it appears: an authorization for the President to use military force against Iran. But it is much worse than that.
Why so? Because it specifically authorizes the president to launch a pre-emptive war on Iran at any time of his choosing and without any further Congressional oversight or input. The operative sentence in the resolution reads, “The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as the President determines necessary and appropriate in order to achieve the goal of preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”
President Trump - and, importantly, his entire national security team - has been extraordinarily aggressive toward Iran, repeatedly threatening that country both at the negotiating table and on the battlefield. H.J.Res 10 would be just the blank check the Administration craves to realize such threats.
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We dodged one pro-Israel crazy when Hillary lost the election, but it appears we gained another more rabid one in Trump.
But there is some logic to this. The US has been helping Israel prepare for rebuilding the Jewish Temple, and attacking Iran may be the final piece in that particular puzzle. The reason? Israel will destroy the mosques of the Noble Sanctuary to make room for the Third Temple, which will anger the world's Muslims. It might be expected that a nuclear armed Iran would at that point attack Israel. So it's reasonable to expect Israel's lap dog (i.e., the US military) to take action to prevent such a possibility.
It's easy to figure out what is going to happen in the Middle East and why. Just read your Bible - it's the US government's road map.