Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ACTION: THE IMPEACHED PRESIDENT’S WAR POWERS MUST BE REIGNED IN

THE IMPEACHED PRESIDENT’S WAR POWERS MUST BE REIGNED IN

ACTION ONE: JOIN US FOR #INDIVISIBLE TUESDAY

Join Indivisible Hillsboro today to talk to Congresswoman Bonamici’s staff.  Meet in the courtyard on the south side of the Beaverton Central Max Station at 11:30AM at 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton.  
We will thank Representative Bonamici for supporting the impeachment process and voting to limit Trump’s rash and dangerous use of his War Powers. His misuse of the military to assassinate senior Iranians has pushed us to the brink of war with Iran. We need an investigation into his orders to kill senior Iranians. We also need investigations to better understand Trump’s cutting deals for American military assistance with Saudi Arabia.

ACTION TWO: CALL YOUR SENATORS

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN AND MERKLEY:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to say…
Thank you for fighting for a fair impeachment trial with witnesses. Today I’m worried about the Impeached President starting a war with Iran. I am calling to ask:
  • that you investigate the Impeached President’s orders for the killings of Iranian officials.
  • that you investigate the details behind Saudi Arabia paying $1 billion for the US military.
  • and finally, that you please push for limiting to Trump’s use of war powers.

ACTION THREE: CALL YOUR HOUSE REP

Not sure who your U.S. Representative is? Find out here. 

SAMPLE SCRIPTS FOR REPRESENTATIVES:

My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to say…
SAMPLE SCRIPTs FOR ALL REPRESENTATIVES BUT WALDEN:
Thank you for your support of Trump’s impeachment and for your vote on the War Powers resolution. Today I’m worried that the Impeached President will start a war with Iran. I am calling to ask:
  • that you investigate the Impeached President’s orders to kill Iranian officials.
  • that you investigate the details behind Saudi Arabia paying $1 billion for the US military.
  • and finally, that you find out if Saudi Arabia was behind the orders to kill Iranian officials.
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR REP. WALDEN:
My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am ashamed that my representative refused to support a proposal to limit Trump’s war powers. This lying, rash, Impeached President’s actions will be on your head.

BACKGROUND:

If the Impeached President’s assassination orders had succeeded, US forces would have killed not one but two of Iran’s military leadership.
The survivor was Abdul Reza Shahlai.
Shahlai is on America’s list of terrorists, but he is most wanted by Saudi Arabia. In 2011, he organized a plot to murder a Saudi ambassador.
In recent years, Shahlai has been financing and leading the war in Yemen against the Saudis.
The drone attacks were launched to stop an “imminent threat.” They were also extreme provocations and arguably acts of war.
Why would the Impeached President start another war in the Middle East? His justifications are wobbling.
“How does the attempted killing in Yemen have anything to do with an imminent threat?” asked Representative Ro Khanna.
Was it just business?
Trump told Fox news last week that he is cutting deals for US troops. The Saudis, he said, had already deposited $1 billion for American military support.
Conservative Congressman Justin Amash tweeted: “He sells troops.”
Our troops put their lives on the line to defend America and our values. The Impeached President is making them mercenaries.
We need investigations to understand what the deals entail and why he pushed America to the brink of war.

SOURCES: 

Rolling Stone, Jan. 11, 2020: “Trump Brags About Serving Up American Troops to Saudi Arabia for Nothing More Than Cash”   https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-brags-about-serving-up-american-troops-to-saudi-arabia-for-cash-936623/
Newsweek, Jan. 4, 2020: “Trump’s Order to Kill Iran’s General Is ‘Act of War’ Says Tehran’s U.N. Envoy: ‘There Will Be Harsh Revenge’”   https://www.newsweek.com/trump-iran-general-act-war-tehran-united-nations-revenge-1480392

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