FREAKY NEW BILL PASSED THE SENATE!!!
S.722 - Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 is far more about Russia than Iran, and on top of that, makes the President a punishable slave of the system!
If this bill passes Russia is going to be PISSED.
I don't know how crap like this even gets written, but it passed with a majority of 98 percent in the Senate. If it does pass the house and then get ratified, it may result in a hot war against Russia. First of all -
The bill does basically destroy Iran by cutting Iran off entirely via sanctions. They are going to "North Korea" Iran. All the while Iran actually did live up to all non nuclear proliferation agreements so far. Contrary to what has been widely stated, Iran has not violated any of the nuclear agreements, and Trump had to acknowledge that last week. So the response then was to draft up an entirely new Congressional act, that is an obvious attempt to slap Iran back to an economic stone age.
The bill is mostly about destroying Russia
Additionally, only the first 25 percent of the bill says anything about Iran at all. After the first 25 percent or so (which is long all by itself) it then calls Russia a supporter of Iran, and goes on an extended enormous rant about how Russia needs to be cut off from the rest of the world financially and economically, because "Russia provides support to Iran". HOWEVER, AFTER YOU GET PAST THE HEADLINE ON THE RUSSIA PORTION OF THE BILL, A WORD SEARCH PROVES THAT IRAN IS NOT MENTIONED EVEN ONCE IN RELATION TO RUSSIA. There is no explanation whatsoever for why Russia needs to be punished for "supporting Iran" because if there was, Iran would have to be mentioned at least once in the Russian section!
Why would a bill written to punish Iran, and titled to punish Iran and in the summary talk only about Iran in fact be mostly about Russia once read? Obviously they are trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes with this!
The bill is also mostly about usurping Presidential powers, and forcing the President do do a hell of a lot of work to make this bill happen
It says right at the beginning that it is not about usurping Presidential powers, but all through the bill the President is required to do this and that and this that that and THAT. I did not think the President could be ordered to do anything at all, but this bill makes the President look like a crud scraping employee.
The bill is very lengthy and convoluted. If anyone wanted to really understand it, it would take days of reading. HERE IS HOW YOU MAKE THE JOB OF GETTING THROUGH IT EASIER:
Do a word search for Iran. You will see that after the top 25 percent, Iran is never mentioned again.
Do a word search for Russia. You will see that from the 25 percent point down to about the 80 percent point, it is 100 percent Russia and Iran is never mentioned.
Do a word search for President. You will then see that the President is ordered around so much here that it makes the position look subservient.
Then go back and spot check it everywhere, with those search terms, so you can get a feel for what they are doing with this bill. You will quickly realize that the only appropriate response from Iran and Russia would be world war 3.
I can't believe anyone but the shadow government would EVER PEN THIS!
Don't get trapped by the summary, The actual bill is here: