Senate Leader Surprises Lawmakers with New ISISWar Powers Request – Defense One

Read the whole thing.  This is unprecedented.  The bill, if passed, hands marshal law in perpetuity to Barack Obama.

All under the guise of the Republicans “giving the President the authority he needs to fight ISIS”.

You see, ISIS wants to destroy America.  So we must destroy it ourselves in order to stop them from destroying it.  Or something.

It’s the same song and dance since 2001.

More here at Zero Hedge:

This morning, I came across an extremely important story with tremendous long-term negative implications for freedom in these United States. It relates to the fact that the always shady Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving to fast track an Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) for the President that would allow for unrestricted warfare against ISIS. There would be no time or geographic restrictions on this authorization. Rather than being a favor to President Obama, this is primarily a means to ensure that whoever takes control in 2017 receives a blank check for unrestrained militarism with no expiration date. This is terrifying.