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15 GOP SENATORS WALK THE PLANK FOR DUBYA ON KOSOVO
These 15 Republican Senators who voted (53-47, Roll Call no. 105, 5/18/00) to remove language requiring the United States to withdraw ground troops from Kosovo on July 1, 2001 were: Abraham (Mich.), Lincoln Chafee (R.I.), Cochran (Miss.), DeWine (Ohio), Frist (Tenn.), Hagel (Neb.), Hatch (Utah), Jeffords (Vt.), Lugar (Ind.), Mack (Fla.), McCain (Ariz.), Roth (Del.), Smith (Ore.), Thompson (Tenn.), and Voinovich (Ohio).
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of July 15, 1999
WAS NATO'S AIR WAR A $4 BILLION HYPE?
According to Col. David Hackworth (WorldNetDaily, 7/9/99), author of Hazardous Duty and co-author of the 1989 international best-seller About Face and the subsequent Brave Men, "NATO claims its aircraft destroyed 120 Serb armored vehicles and tons of other military hardware during its recent Balkans bashing. But as reported in this space last week, down in the Kosovo mud our grunts say, 'It ain't so.'
"Our warriors say it sure looks like NATO, after blowing a cool $4 billion on bombs and missiles, didn't do the demo job as hyped. Pound for pound of enemy gear destroyed, this is America's costliest war."
SERBIAN DECEPTION THWARTED NATO VICTORY
"So how did the Serbs pull the wool over NATO's electronic eyes and foil the most high-tech military force in history?
"Simple. They used their imaginations and adapted tricks and deceptions that've been around since long before the Trojan Horse rolled into Troy. And our electronic spies in the sky and other high-tech gadgets, gadgeteers and generals fell for it."
DECOYS ARE CHEAP TO BUILD, PAINLESS TO LOSE
"During the conflict, smart bombs and missiles costing from 50 grand to 2 millions bucks repeatedly blew up decoy 'tanks,' 'artillery pieces,' and other 'targets' made of sticks and plastic, some of which included primitive heat sources for faking out gold-plated thermal-image systems in NATO aircraft.
"Our guys in Kosovo have found hundreds of imitation tanks, trucks, artillery pieces, missiles and missile launchers, roads and even bridges, which NATO aircraft and cruise missiles had 'destroyed.' 'From up close they look like junk, but from three miles up, they'd look like the real thing,' says an Army sergeant.
"Real roads and bridges were painted to show 'battle damage' to con NATO satellites and reconnaissance aircraft into thinking they'd already been knocked out.
"Another trick used by the Yugoslav army was to set up dummy mobile-air-defense missiles units. Many of these were placed next to fake bridges (made out of logs) and mock roads -- strips of black plastic sheeting laid across open fields with 'tanks' and other 'military vehicles' painted on them."
NATO BOASTED WITHOUT FACTS ON THE GROUND
"U.S. aircraft flying at 15,000 feet had a field day blowing up these 'Serb air defense units' and other dummy targets, while their spinners back at NATO headquarters daily chanted to the world, 'We are significantly degrading their air defense and combat ability.'"
"HIDE" OUTFOXED "SEEK"
"Serb commanders worked out that NATO did most of their reconnaissance during the daytime, after which targets were laboriously picked by generals, diplomats and horse-holders for presidents and prime ministers to approve, then assigned to pilots who'd be tasked to zap them. So as soon as darkness fell, Serb units scooted to new positions and began the mock-up game. One Serb commanding officer said, 'From the 300 projectiles which NATO has fired, only four have hit something of substance.'
"Another Serb CO said his unit would fire at attacking NATO aircraft and then quickly move his firing batteries, replacing them with dummies. 'The time it took NATO's photo-reconnaissance people to identify the point of fire ... and return to bomb the mock-up was a minimum of 12 hours. So we knew when we had to move our equipment -- every 12 hours,' he said.
"The same officer said that Serb army technicians had taken apart an unexploded $1 million U.S. Tomahawk missile and figured out that its targeting largely depended on a chip that guided the rocket by heat sources. As a result, soldiers burned tires parallel to major roads and bridges. The burning tires emitted more heat than the surface of the bridges themselves and attracted the missiles away from the vital bridges."
MILOSEVIC EMULATES SADDAM'S DEFENSIVE STRATEGY
"Saddam Hussein used similar tricks during Desert Storm. His heat source was a can with burning oil, set next to a plywood or rubber tank. An Iraqi prisoner of war said he knew of one such 'tank' that was 'knocked out 10 times' by U.S. aircraft.
"In February 1991, the Air Force reported they'd destroyed half of Iraq's tanks. This news triggered Stormin' Norman's ground attack. U.S. units on the ground later discovered that only 13 percent of the enemy tanks were knocked out. Luckily, the Iraqis didn't have the stomach for a fight, or we would've paid for this bad call in American blood."
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of June 30, 1999
BOB SMITH AND ONLY 20 OTHERS VOTED AGAINST FUNDING CLINTON'S BOMBING OF SERBIA
On May 26, the Senate voted 77 to 21 (Roll Call No. 151) to reject a move by Senator Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.) to cut off funds for U.S. participation in Bill Clinton's Balkans bombing campaign.
Senators who voted with Smith against funding President Clinton's unconstitutional bombing of Yugoslavia were: Allard (R-Col.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Burns (R-Mont.), Cleland (D-Ga.), Craig (R-Idaho), Crapo (R-Idaho), Enzi (R-Wyo.), Feingold (D-Wis.), Fitzgerald (R-Ill.), Gramm (R-Tex.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Gregg (R- N.H.), Helms (R-N.C.), Hutchinson (R-Ark.), Inhofe (R-Okl.), Nickles (R-Okla.), Santorum (R-Penn.), Sessions (R-Ala.), Thurmond (R-S.C.), and Voinovich (R-Ohio).
92 REPUBLICANS JOIN 198 DEMOCRATS IN BACKING CLINTON'S BALKAN AGGRESSION
On April 28 (H. Con. Res. 82, Roll Call no. 101), the House voted 139 to 290 to reject a proposal to require the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Balkan conflict. The resolution stated: "H. Con. Res. 82 Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), SECTION 1. REMOVAL OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA. Pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1544(c)), the Congress hereby directs the President to remove United States Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia within 30 days after the passage of this resolution or within such longer period as may be necessary to effectuate their safe withdrawal."
ARMEY, COX, DAVIS, HYDE, KASICH, WATTS VOTE FOR CLINTON'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL WAR
Those 92 Republican members of Congress who voted against H. Con. Res. 82 and in support of continuing Clinton's war were:
Richard Armey (Tex.), Cass Ballenger (N.C.), Bill Barrett (Neb.), Herbert Bateman (Va.), Doug Bereuter (Neb.), Tom Bliley (Va.), Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.), John Boehner (Ohio), Mary Bono (Calif.), Steve Buyer (Ind.), Sonny Callahan (Ala.), Ken Calvert (Calif.), Michael Castle (Del.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Christopher Cox (Calif.), Tom Davis (Va.), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Fla.), David Dreier (Calif.), Jennifer Dunn (Wash.), Vernon Ehlers (Mich.), Robert Ehrlich (Md.), Jo Ann Emerson (Mo.), Ernest Lee Fletcher (Ky.), Michael Forbes (N.Y), Vito Fossella (N.Y.), Bob Franks (N.J.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.), George Gekas (Pa.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Paul Gillmor (Ohio), Benjamin Gilman (N.Y.), Porter Goss (Fla.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Kay Granger (Tex.), Mark Green (Wisc.), Jim Greenwood (Pa.), Robin Hayes (N.C.), David Hobson (Ohio), Peter Hoekstra (Mich.), Amo Houghton (N.Y.), Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Asa Hutchinson (Ark.), Henry Hyde (Ill.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Nancy Johnson (Conn.), John Kasich (Ohio), Sue Kelly (N.Y.), Peter King (N.Y.), Joseph Knollenberg (Mich.), Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), Steven LaTourette (Ohio), Rick Lazio (N.Y.), Jerry Lewis (Calif.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), John McHugh (N.Y.), David McIntosh (Ind.), Gary Miller (Calif.), Constance Morella (Md.), Anne Northup (Ky.), Michael Oxley (Ohio), John Edward Porter (Ill.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Deborah Pryce (Ohio), Jack Quinn (N.Y.), Ralph Regula (Ohio), Thomas Reynolds (N.Y.), Bob Riley (Ala.), Marge Roukema (N.J.), Paul Ryan (Wisc.), Jim Ryun (Kans.), Jim Saxton (N.J.), Clay Shaw (Fla.), Christopher Shays (Conn.), Don Sherwood (Pa.), Christopher Smith (N.J.), Nick Smith (Mich.), Floyd Spence (S.C.), James Talent (Mo.), Charles Taylor (N.C.), Mac Thornberry (Tex.), Todd Tiahrt (Kans.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Greg Walden (Ore.), James Walsh (N.Y.), Wes Watkins (Okla.), J.C. Watts (Okla.), Curt Weldon (Pa.), Jerry Weller (Ill.), Edward Whitfield (Ky.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Frank Wolf (Va.), and Bill Young (Fla.).
HOUSE VOTES 311 TO 105 TO FUND CLINTON'S WAR
The House of Representatives voted on May 6 for the $13 billion NATO action in Yugoslavia. Votes: 311 to 105; with 174 Republicans voting with Bill Clinton.
The 38 Republicans who courageously voted against funding Clinton's bombing campaign were:
Archer (Tex.), Barr (Ga.), Barton (Tex.), Campbell (Calif.), Chabot (Ohio), Coble (N.C.), Cook (Utah), Duncan (Tenn.), Ehlers (Mich.), Ewing (Ill.), Ganske (Iowa), Green (Wisc.), Gutknecht (Minn.), Hulshof (Mo.), Sam Johnson (Tex.), LaHood (Ill.), Largent (Okla.), LaTourette (Ohio), Leach (Iowa), Manzullo (Ill.), Metcalf (Wash.), Myrick (N.C.), Nussle (Iowa), Paul (Tex.), Petri (Wisc.), Portman (Ohio), Rohrabacher (Calif.), Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Ryan (Wisc.), Salmon (Ariz.), Sanford (S.C.), Schaffer (Colo.), Sensenbrenner (Wisc.), Sessions (Tex.), Shuster (Pa.), Souder (Ind.), Terry (Neb.), and Toomey (Pa.)
ARMEY, DAVIS, HASTERT, HYDE, SPENCE VOTE TO AUTHORIZE U.S. INVASION
Those Republicans voting against the Istook amendment and in support of Clinton assigning U.S. ground troops to Serbia were:
Aderholt (Ala.), Armey (Tex.), Ballenger (N.C.), Barrett (Neb.), Bateman (Va.), Biggert (Ill.), Blunt (Mo.), Boehlert (N.Y.), Boehner (Ohio), Bono (Calif.), Burr (N.C.), Buyer (Ind.), Callahan (Ala.), Calvert (Calif.), Camp (Mich.), Castle (Del.), Chambliss (Ga.), Collins (Ga.), Cunningham (Calif.), Davis (Va.), Deal (Ga.), Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Dickey (Ark.), Dreier (Calif.), Dunn (Wash.), Ehrlich (Md.), Emerson (Mo.), Everett (Ala.), Ewing (Ill.), Fletcher (Ky.), Foley (Fla.), Forbes (N.Y), Fossella (N.Y.), Fowler (Fla.), Frelinghuysen (N.J.), Gallegly (Calif.), Gilchrest (Md.), Gillmor (Ohio), Gilman (N.Y.), Goss (Fla.), Granger (Tex.), Green (Wisc.), Hansen (Utah), Hastert (Ill.), Hastings (Wash.), Hayes (N.C.), Hobson (Ohio), Horn (Calif.), Houghton (N.Y.), Hunter (Calif.), Hutchinson (Ark.), Hyde (Ill.), Isakson (Ga.), Jenkins (Tenn.), Nancy Johnson (Conn.), Kelly (N.Y.), Kingston (Ga.), Knollenberg (Mich.), Kolbe (Ariz.), LaHood (Ill.), Latham (Iowa), LaTourette (Ohio), Lazio (N.Y.), Leach (Iowa), Lewis (Calif.), Lewis (Ky.), McCollum (Fla.), McCrery (La.), McHugh (N.Y.), McInnis (Colo.), McKeon (Calif.), Mica (Fla.), Dan Miller (Fla.), Gary Miller (Calif.), Morella (Md.), Nethercutt (Wash.), Northup (Ky.), Nussle (Iowa), Oxley (Ohio), Peterson (Pa.), Pickering (Miss.), Porter (Ill.), Portman (Ohio), Pryce (Ohio), Quinn (N.Y.), Radanovich (Calif.), Regula (Ohio), Reynolds (N.Y.), Riley (Ala.), Rogers (Ky.), Roukema (N.J.), Ryun (Kans.), Saxton (N.J.), Shaw (Fla.), Shays (Conn.), Sherwood (Pa.), Shimkus (Ill.), Simpson (Idaho), Skeen (N.M.), Smith (N.J.), Spence (S.C.), Stearns (Fla.), Sweeney (N.Y.), Terry (Neb.), Thomas (Calif.), Thornberry (Tex.), Toomey (Pa.), Walden (Ore.), Walsh (N.Y.), Watts (Okla.), Weller (Ill.), Whitfield (Ky.), Wicker (Miss.), Wilson (N.M.), Wolf (Va.), and Young (Fla.). (Roll Call no. 119, 117-301, 5/6/99)
"LEGALIZED" ABORTION IN USA AND
RED CHINA HAS KILLED MORE HUMANS THAN SLOBODAN MILOSOVEC
MILLIONS OF SOULS FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR MOTHERS' WOMBS
Isn't it time to stop the "ethnic cleansing" of millions of unborn children in China, or indeed, for that matter, the United States?
When it comes to Serbia's oppression of Kosovo, the number of souls involved is fewer than 3 million, but scores of millions of souls in America and other NATO countries have not only been victimized in the wombs of their mothers, they have had their very lives taken from them. And if enormity of evil counts for anything, isn't Beijing a more appropriate target than Belgrade?
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of March 31, 1999
SIXTEEN GOP SENATORS GIVE CLINTON MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL ASSIGNMENT OF U.S. FORCES UNDER FOREIGN COMMAND TO MAKE WAR ON SERBIA
On March 23, the U.S. Senate passed S. CON. RES. 21: "Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the President of the United States is authorized to conduct military air operations and missile strikes in cooperation with our NATO allies against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)." (Roll Call no. 57, passed 58 to 41, 3/23/99)
JOHN WARNER, JOHN McCAIN, AND MITCH McCONNELL JOIN THE CLINTON BOMB SQUAD
Sixteen GOP Senators gave Bill Clinton the votes he needed to secure passage. Those Senators included: Spencer Abraham (Mich.), John Chafee (R.I.), Mike DeWine (Ohio), Chuck Hagel (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jim Jeffords (Vt.), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Connie Mack (Fla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), William Roth (Del.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Gordon H. Smith (Ore.), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Arlen Specter (Pa.), and John Warner (Va.).
U.S. INTERVENTON IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE
NATO never took the offensive against Soviet tyranny in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Latvia, etc. why is Kosovo more deserving U.S. intervention than China, Cuba, Rwanda, or Angola?
A DE FACTO DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST SERBIA
In a March 30 column, Samuel Francis observes that "After 50 years of staring down the Soviet Union and its allies...the Atlantic Alliance attacked a sovereign state for the first time. Just so.
"NATO was founded in 1949 for the purpose of containing Soviet communism. By and large it did so, but never in its history did it or the states that compose the alliance do zilch to attack, roll back or destroy communism.
"When Soviet tanks rolled over Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, NATO did nothing. When the Berlin Wall went up in 1961, NATO did nothing. When more Soviet tanks crushed the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia in 1968, once again, NATO did nothing."
INTERVENTION AGAINST SERBIA ESTABLISHED DANGEROUS PRECEDENT
"The only time NATO has attacked a sovereign state has been when the state is run, not by communists, but by what those who control the alliance regard as a right-wing dictatorship. Just as Fidel Castro and Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin are perfectly safe from arrest as human rights violators when they pop up in the West but Chile's ex-right-wing strongman Augusto Pinochet is nabbed as soon as he shows his face outside his country, so world communism was perfectly safe from Western attack. For NATO and its masters, there is no enemy to the left; the only enemy is always on the right...."
WILL SAUCE FOR SERBIA SOMEDAY GOOSE AMERICA'S MEDDLING GANDER?
"Amnesty International now denounces the New York City police force for its own human rights violations. How long before NATO (presumably without U.S. Bombers) launches air strikes against the Big Apple to stop the cops before they violate again?"
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of March 15, 1999
GOP HOUSE LEADERSHIP DELIVERS CLINTON THE VOTES TO OK MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SERBIA
Mrs. Tillie Fowler, a Republican congressman from Florida, introduced an amendment to block U.S. intervention in Kosovo. On the March 11, 1999 roll call, the motion was defeated 237 to 178. Here follow some excerpts from the Fowler amendment, along with a list of the Republicans who voted to unconstitutionally authorize a Kosovo intervention:
A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT AIDING REBELLION AGAINST A LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT
"(1) President Clinton is contemplating the introduction of ground elements of the United States Armed Forces to Kosovo as part of a larger North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation to conduct peacemaking or peacekeeping between warring parties in Kosovo, and these Armed Forces may be subject to foreign command.
"(2) Such a deployment, if it were to occur, would in all likelihood require the commitment of United States ground forces for a minimum of 3 years and cost billions of dollars.
"(3) Kosovo, unlike Bosnia, is a province of the Republic of Serbia, a sovereign foreign state. ..."
BOSNIA HAS BEEN A TEN BILLION DOLLAR BIPARTISAN BUST
"(6) The deployment of United States ground forces to participate in the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia, which has resulted in the expenditure of more than $10,000,000,000 by United States taxpayers to date, which has already been extended past 2 previous withdrawal dates established by the administration, and which shows no sign of ending in the near future, clearly argues that the costs and duration of a deployment to Kosovo for peacekeeping purposes will be much heavier and much longer than initially foreseen."
U.S. TROOPS IN KOSOVO UNDERMINE DEFENSE OF U.S.
"(7) The substantial drain on military readiness of a deployment to Kosovo would be inconsistent with the need, recently acknowledged by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to reverse the trends which have already severely compromised the ability of the United States Armed Forces to carry out the basic National Military Strategy of the United States."
The 48 Republicans voting against Rep. Fowler's amendment to bar U.S. military intervention in Kosovo were: Herb Bateman (Va.), Judy Biggert (Ill.), Tom Bliley (Va.), Sherwood Boehlert (N.Y.), John Boehner (Ohio), Mary Bono, (Calif.), Steve Buyer (Ind.), Ken Calvert (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), John Cooksey (La.), Tom Davis (Va., Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Fla.), David Dreier (Calif., Chairman of the House Rules Committee), Jennifer Dunn (Wash.), Ernest Lee Fletcher (Ky.), Michael Forbes (N.Y.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.), George Gekas (Pa.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Ben Gilman (N.Y., Chairman of the House International Relations Committee), Porter Goss (Fla.), Mark Green (Wisc.), David Hobson (Ohio), Amo Houghton (N.Y.), Duncan Hunter (Calif.), Henry Hyde (Ill., Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee), Nancy Johnson (Conn.), Sue Kelly (N.Y.), Peter King (N.Y.), Joseph Knollenberg (Mich.), Jim Kolbe (Ariz.), Steven LaTourette (Ohio), Rick Lazio (N.Y.), Jerry Lewis (Calif.), John Linder (Ga.), Connie Morella (Md.), Anne Northup (Ky.), Doug Ose (Calif.), Michael Oxley (Ohio), John Edward Porter (Ill.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Ralph Regula (Ohio), Clay Shaw (Fla.), Chris Shays (Conn.), Don Sherwood (Pa.), Mike Simpson (Idaho), Chris Smith (N.J.), and Frank Wolf (Va.). (Roll Call no. 48, defeated 237-178, 3/11/99)
SPEAKER HASTERT VOTES FOR INTERVENTION
In a separate roll call vote (Roll Call no. 49, passed 219-191, 3/11/99), 44 Republicans voted to authorize President Clinton "to deploy United States Armed Forces personnel to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping operation implementing a Kosovo peace agreement."
Republicans who supported the intervention (in addition to those listed above) were: Dennis Hastert (Ill., Speaker of the House), George Radanovich (Calif.), Joe Skeen (N.M.), and Heather Wilson (N.M.).
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of February 28, 1999U.S. HAS NO BUSINESS IN KOSOVO
Phyllis Schlafly writes that "The very day after his acquittal, Bill Clinton moved quickly to change the subject and wag the dog by announcing plans to send U.S. ground troops into the civil war in Kosovo between Serbian authorities and ethnic Albanians fighting for independence. The Americans would be part of a 27,000-strong NATO force under non-American command."
U.S. MILITARY LEADERS WARN OF DANGER
"Mr. Clinton is overriding major concerns of senior Pentagon officials that the administration has no clear-cut military goals and that this will soon involve twice as many U.S. troops as he predicts. They believe this will seriously overburden U.S. ground forces already committed to missions in the Persian Gulf, Bosnia and Korea...."
$2.8 BILLION DOMESTIC COMMAND COULD MAKE U.S. CITIZENS TARGETS OF MARTIAL LAW
"We should not underestimate the deceit and deviousness of Mr. Clinton's plans to move on by getting headlines for aggressive presidential actions to replace coverage of his impeachment trial. He fully understands how entering the Kosovo war many provoke terrorist retaliation within the United States and he is using that risk as the excuse to create a Domestic Terrorism Team headed by a military commander in chief, with a $2.8 billion budget."
WILL CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES BE SCRAPPED?
"Mr. Clinton has already issued a Presidential Decision Directive to authorize military intervention against terrorism on our own soil. Defense Secretary William Cohen said in an Army Times interview that terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection."
"HOMELANDS DEFENSE COMMAND" COULD WAGE WAR ON "VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY"
"Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre has been floating the idea of designating a unit of U.S. troops as a Homelands Defense Command to take charge in case of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Mr. Hamre argues that the military's role should be formalized under a four-star general, and he has even speculated about creating a binational command with Canada and calling it the Atlantic Command...."
WILL U.S. ARMY BECOME CLINTON'S GESTAPO?
"The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 is supposed to protect us against a president using the Army to enforce the law against civilians. The spectacle of the military patrolling the streets of U.S. cities is something that should happen only in totalitarian countries and in movies like The Siege.
"Later laws, however, have carved out a number of exceptions. The 1984 Stafford Disaster Relief Act authorizes the president, after proclaiming a state of emergency, to send active-duty soldiers to respond to a crisis and serve under the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"On June 3, 1994, Mr. Clinton issued Executive Order 12919, titled National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness. It invests FEMA with plenary and dictatorial authority over communications, energy, food, transportation, health, housing and other resources...."
WILL REPUBLICANS FORFEIT CLAIM TO LEAD AMERICA?
"If Republicans allow Mr. Clinton to go ahead with his unconstitutional, costly, foolish and dangerous expedition to Kosovo, where we have no national security interest, they are forfeiting any claim to lead America. This issue should be a litmus test for all candidates for president."
Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of February 15, 1999
RON PAUL LEADS CONGRESSIONAL OPPOSITION TO BILL CLINTON'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL INTERVENTION IN KOSOVO
Once again Congressman Ron Paul is providing leadership in defense of the Constitution. On February 9th, Congressman Paul introduced a resolution to stop the Clinton administration from deploying U.S. armed forces in Kosovo unless that deployment is specifically authorized by an act of Congress. Even with Congressional approval, in the view of your editor, such intervention would be unconstitutional inasmuch as it in no way relates to the defense of the population or territory of the United States of America.
12 CONGRESSMEN TAKE A STAND FOR THE CONSTITUTION
The dozen original co-sponsors of the Paul bill are:
Helen Chenoweth (R-Ida.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), John Hostettler (R-Ind.), Tom Campbell (R-Calif.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), Bob Schaffer (R-Colo.), John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Jack Metcalf (R-Wash.), Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.), and Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.).
According to Congressman Paul, "Most egregious...are news reports indicating that President Clinton would put our troops involved in this action under a foreign military command."
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