In response to Obama's speech to Congress requesting authorization to illegally invade yet another sovereign nation under false pretenses:
(1) "prevent or deter the use or proliferation (including the transfer to terrorist groups or other state or non-state actors), within, to or from Syria, of any weapons of mass destruction, including chemical or biological weapons or components of or materials used in such weapons; or"
Can we be certain al Qaeda, being subsidized by the U.S. in their battle of the Syrian authority, hasn't been the perpetrator of this recent use of chemicals of mass destruction? Have WMD been used at all? It is true we have seen people in photos where those coming to their aid had no protective gear nor respirators and appeared unharmed. It is also true we order the inspectors out of the area in which they, the inspectors, found no traces of any WMD while the traces of sarin gas, that said to be the WMD used, remain in an area for up to four months.
Photos shown via You-Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSvm8mDZyOY&feature=player_embedded, )
We have seen similar pictures in the past which have been proven to be bogus, yet those presenting these as a pretense for illegally perpetrating crimes of their own have gone unpunished. Nay, even protected by the Corporate Media Propagandists.
Possibly the greatest hoax has been the supposed airplane flying into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 where an alleged 757 passenger plane rammed into the Pentagon, leaving a 16 foot hole, no identifiable plane, no remnants of baggage, no passenger remains, a pristine lawn which should have been gouged by the planes engines if the plane had come in that low, etc. There was absolutely no indications a plane hit the building, yet the Corporate Media Propagandists continue attempting to sell the public a lie.
(2) "protect the United States and its allies and partners against the threat posed by such weapons."
This reason for illegally invading another sovereign nation is bogus. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq nor Syria is a physical threat to the United States of America.
It was told the alleged 19 hijackers took their marching orders from Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, however 15 were from Saudi Arabia where funds were being sent to them from, as well as funds being sent from Pakistan. Even the FBI had no reason to list bin Laden as one of their Top Ten Wanted for 9/11. So, the illegal invasion of Afghanistan was not to protect the U.S. citizenry, but more likely to protect the poppy production, which quadrupled when we went into the country, actually using our troops to protect the fields. Of course, another major reason was to ensure the building and protection of a pipeline "Sweet Pea" Condi's ex-company wanted to build.
The illegal invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with protecting our citizens, but, rather was a long time wet dream of Dick Cheney and the neoconservatives who had written their agenda for the New American Century, even calling for 9/11, which they called the New Pearl Harbor event.
The horrifying thing is those same criminals called for the need to fight simultaneous wars invading up to 7 sovereign nations. We have had Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria, all of which were in their sights.
At this time it might prove a better defense strategy to begin investigating the likes of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and a host of others rather than illegally bombing sovereign nations like Syria in order to teach Assad a lessoning while killing and maiming thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
In light of what has been happening over the course of the past several decades the American people need protection from their own government which has shredded their Constitution leaving them with no protections, passed legislation which has stolen good paying jobs, robbed taxpayers of $ Billions giving it to financial institutions who are using it to obtain ownership in utility companies, food companies, etc which in turn will allow them to completely "own" all Americans, having them at their mercy to mere survival.
No, we do not need protection for outsiders. We need it from those stealing our nation from within.