Found at alJazeera, (eta; only part of) the Senate draft resolution on Syria. Bolds are mine.

Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this resolution, the President shall consult with Congress and submit to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives an integrated United States Government strategy for achieving a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in Syria, including a comprehensive review of current and planned U.S. diplomatic, political, economic, and military policy towards Syria, including: (1) the provision of all forms of assistance to the Syrian Supreme Military Council and other Syrian entities opposed to the government of Bashar Al-Assad that have been properly and fully vetted and share common values and interests with the United States; (2) the provision of all forms of assistance to the Syrian political opposition, including the Syrian Opposition Coalition; (3) efforts to isolate extremist and terrorist groups in Syria to prevent their influence on the future transitional and permanent Syrian governments; (4) coordination with allies and partners; and (5) efforts to limit support from the Government of Iran and others for the Syrian regime.

Regime change in Syria, and potential for war with Iran.

Not sayin. Just sayin.

eta; BBC history of the 95 years of Syria.
And why, in the post-Snowden era, is the government only releasing the emotionally charged footage of dead people, rather than, you know, proof? And if use of chemical weapons is this bright red line, why didn’t we bomb Israel after their use of white phosphorus?

The rant I was working up to concerning the bullying of people who don’t believe in god would probably be more palatable than this political ranting. Let me know; I can still do that.

eta more; Digby links to many many good sources, including links on how climate change is one of the big forces acting in Syria.

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