Cuba: quotes anonymous sources for the more evil suggestions. Things are clearly going from bad to worse. The Elliot Abrams – Pompeo – Rubio – Bolton – Axis of Evil
The Administration’s war juggernaut seems to be driven by an alliance/axis of two other forces: the Military-Industrial Complex and the Zionist proponents of a “Greater Israel” in the “Promised Land.”
Israel agents (neocons) on Maduro regime change team. This is Israel’s hidden hand.
How is it that Abrams wormed his way into the Trump camp? Like all Js who wait in the back alleys of the Beltway they slither their way out of their holes and worm their way up to the top of the ant hill.
Wasserman Schultz, who introduced the resolution, made her case for it:
“As a U.S. representative with one of the largest communities of Venezuelans and Venezuelan-Americans in the United States, I am appalled by the continued abuses of the Maduro government against its citizens,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Maduro has defied the Venezuelan constitution by first attempting to reject the more than 1.8 million signatures on recall referendum petitions and then seeking to directly undermine the National Assembly by removing Democratic Unity Roundtable legislators.
“I stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people as they suffer through this heartbreaking crisis, and am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution with my South Florida colleague Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to send a clear message to President Maduro and his cronies that oppression, human rights abuse and thwarting democracy is unacceptable and has consequences,” she concluded.
Fat rat Ros-Lehtinen, one of the leading Republicans on Capitol Hill on international issues and a former chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also weighed in:
“I am honored to join my Florida congressional colleague Debbie Wasserman Schultz in introducing an important resolution to express our concern over the deteriorating crisis in Venezuela,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “Under Maduro’s Venezuela we are experiencing unjust detainments of Venezuelan political prisoners and U.S. citizens, the lack of food and basic medical needs in the country, violations of human rights, and stalling of the recall referendum for this year. This bipartisan resolution sends a strong message to the people of Venezuela that we stand with them in solidarity as they struggle for their democracy under Maduro’s oppressive policies.”
Washington, D.C.– Today the House passed the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 (S. 2497) to strengthen U.S.-Israel security assistance.
On the House floor prior to the vote, Chairman Royce delivered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery):
“Israel faces growing threats, particularly from Iran and its terrorist proxies.
This year, for the first time, we have seen direct military engagement between Iran and Israel. Iran launched a drone into Israel and fired rockets toward Israel, both from its perch in Syria. Meanwhile, Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah continues to amass over a hundred thousand rockets and missiles in Lebanon.
This bill will ensure that the United States continues to have Israel’s back in the face of these growing threats.
With this measure, we are codifying the assistance levels in the latest 10-year U.S.-Israel memorandum of understanding, which aims to strengthen our already robust relationship, especially on defense matters.
This bill also works to build on the United States’ and Israel’s successful history of cooperation on technology development.
Think of the Iron Dome missile defense system, which shot down some of those Iranian rockets.
More recently, the U.S. and Israel have begun collaborating on anti-tunnel technology to help the IDF find and destroy the tunnels that Hamas builds to use for smuggling and launching attacks on Israel.
It supports continued cooperation on space science and exploration, in line with the NASA Administrator’s recent trip to Israel to discuss expanding U.S.-Israel space cooperation.
This bill also authorizes the United States and Israel to collaborate on humanitarian assistance projects around the world, and authorizes the president to transfer precision-guided munitions to Israel.
I want to thank the gentlelady from Florida, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Emeritus of the full Committee and current Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa subcommittee, and the gentleman from Florida, Ted Deutch, the Ranking Member of the Middle East and North Africa subcommittee.
Together, these two members authored the House companion to this Senate bill, which passed our committee unanimously – the latest in a long list of successful collaborations between them.
In honor of her tremendous legacy as an advocate for Israel, we are naming this legislation the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen United States-Israel Security Assistance Act of 2018. In her almost three decades in the House, Chairman Ros-Lehtinen has made steadfast support for Israel a hallmark of her congressional career. She was the first woman to chair the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress. The U.S.-Israel relationship is stronger for the work that she has done in Congress. She will be greatly missed.”