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Congress Takes Up Syria Sanctions

The House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a bill that would require President Biden to withdraw troops from Syria.

This bill is a good reminder that the U.S. is not welcome in Syria and has been supporting the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra since the Obama administration. For more on this, we highly suggest Stephen Gowans’ book “Washington’s Long War on Syria.

Is it coincidental that just before this vote, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley made a rare visit to Syria this weekend and declared that the U.S. operations there was still a good idea? Probably not.

Does this bill have a chance of passing the House? Maybe, if you contact your local representative to support it. Does it have a chance of passing the Senate? Who knows but it is worth watching if it means that there is a chance of lifting these “sanctions of mass destruction” that are currently crippling Syria and its earthquake recovery efforts.

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