Trump is waging a new war for oil in northern Syria. Sign petition to Congress.

See this article:  https://www.juancole.com/2019/10/province-kurdish-displacement.html

 

 

 

Sign petition to tell Congress:  Deploying troops in Syria to “protect oil” is unconstitutional.

On October 24, 2019, Just Foreign Policy (www.justforeignpolicy.org) sent this information.  See the end for a link to click so you can sign the petition to Congress.

President Trump now claims that his “justification” for keeping U.S. troops at the al-Tanf base in southern Syria – where they will be protecting zero Kurdish civilians, who live in northern Syria – is to “protect oil.” This is unconstitutional, because Congress never authorized it. Under Article I of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the President uses military force in another country after Congress specifically authorizes it.

In response to Trump’s announcement, Senator Bernie Sanders said:  “President Trump announced he will keep troops in Syria to protect oil fields. Last I checked, Congress never authorized U.S. forces to be deployed to secure Syria’s economic resources. Putting U.S. forces in harm’s way for this purpose is illegal and unconstitutional.”

The Congressional Progressive Caucus said:  “Congress has never authorized deploying troops in Syria to protect their oil fields. This is dangerous and unconstitutional.”

The International Crisis Group says the base at al-Tanf “has no obvious military purpose.” The Foreign Policy Research Institute says it’s a “dumb waste of resources.”

As we have seen with efforts to end unconstitutional U.S. participation in the Saudi war in Yemen, the first step to stopping Trump from endangering U.S. soldiers at al-Tanf for no reason is to get Members of Congress to say that it’s unconstitutional.

Urge Members of Congress to say that keeping U.S. troops at al-Tanf is unconstitutional by signing our petition:  https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-congress-say-that-deploying-troops-in-syria-to-protect-oil-is-unconstitutional

 

 

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