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Chris Collins releases statement on Syrian air strike

By Howard B. Owens

Press release:

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the United States conducted military strikes against Syria.

“Bashar al-Assad’s barbaric actions against innocent children and civilians were tolerated for too long. President Trump promised Americans he would stand up to our enemies, and he delivered on that promise. Last night’s military actions demonstrated American strength and leadership. It reassured our allies and let our enemies know the status quo will no longer be tolerated.”

david spaulding

I guess that none of us should be surprised that a man who does not believe U.S. intelligence but will quote fox news would start bombing another country. The man in charge is on record stating he knows more than the generals who run the military.
I can't wait to see what kind of destruction the U.S. can inflict on this country.. We now have state of the art 1 million dollar a piece bombs.. Bombs away Syria here we come.. Drones to follow.
. Hey fox news, will you tell him the Syrian rebels were the ones with the gas?

Apr 7, 2017, 3:51pm Permalink
Rick Hensel

Thank God Obama is OUT OF OFFICE and that HILLARY will NEVER BE in office ! Nice to have someone in office that knows how to act and not ignore or talk smack with no backbone to back it up.

Apr 7, 2017, 5:16pm Permalink
Brian Graz

When leftist pukes John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton are in total support of Trump's bombing of Syria, that's all that's needed to raise a Red flag. WTF side is Trump on? When he was campaigning he said under his presidency the US would no longer be the world's policeman. With this "unilateral" action it's looking more and more like he's with the Establishment Neocon warhawks.

Apr 7, 2017, 6:57pm Permalink
C. M. Barons

"When leftist pukes John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton..." Brian Graz that has to be the funniest thing I've read since Berkeley Breathed departed the funny papers. If Lyndsey Graham (or any of the others mentioned) are leftists, where on your political spectrum are Alyson Kennedy and "Mimi" Soltysik? When people classify Democrats as leftist I can only assume that means Democrats get the corporate funding "left" after the Republicans take their share. Thanks for the laugh.

Apr 7, 2017, 11:59pm Permalink
Brian Graz

After reading this report, I wonder if Representative Collins has stock in Raytheon?

"Defense and energy stocks were higher Friday, with Tomahawk missile-maker Raytheon Corp. a key gainer, after U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian air base overnight."

BTWl Were Pres Trump's Syrian airstrikes about boosting US jobs & the economy???

Apr 8, 2017, 1:03am Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

While I agree with you on Obama being out of office, I wouldn't jump too quickly when saying Hillary will never be there. She just might get her foothold in the Oval Office, in the form of her "long-lost", "never-before revealed", "not spoken-of in polite company", "one-sixtyfourth cousin", Elizabeth Warren.

I (somewhat) believe that, sometime between now and 2020, Senator Warren will claim that her mom and dad, along with her "mammaw and pappaw", had told her (and her siblings) that, besides being one-thirty secondth Native American, her ancestral lineage includes one or more of the following: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Abe Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, and Angelina Jolie.

After all, Senator Warren is known for claiming that she is a descendant of a Native American because "That's what me and my brothers were always told, by my family".

I can relate to what Sen. Warren "claims". Throughout my lifetime, I, too, had been told that my paternal grandmother was "part Indian" (ie. Native American). And, like Sen. Warren, I "wore that distinction as a badge of honor".

But, after an extensive ancestral search by one of my nephews, as far as I know, nothing linking us to Native Americans has been uncovered.

I also had a cousin that did a separate genealogical search (my paternal grandmother was his great-grandmother), so I asked him whether he had found any truth to whether we were part Native American (apparently, he had never heard what I had - about Gram'ma being part Indian).

He told me that we "might" be descendants of the Fakawi tribe. As I had never heard of that particular tribe, I asked him about it. I said, "What's the Fakawi tribe?"

He responded, "I don't know. What's the Fakawi?"

That's when he repeated it, ever so slowly - Fa Ka Wi (he pronounced it "fuh-kah-wee".

It took a few seconds to sink in. Then, all I could do was laugh!

Oh, yeah, Rick. Just to be fair to Hillary (don't ask me why I feel she needs to be treated fairly), she did say that the Syrian airfields should be bombed - and, she said it just BEFORE it was ordered by the President.

Apr 8, 2017, 3:21pm Permalink
david spaulding

Hey how the protest go this morning? Did anyone get to question our rep. Mr. Collins? Did anyone get any answers ? I thought the Batavian would have posted some photos. People were pissed on this board the other day.. just wondering how it went...

Apr 8, 2017, 4:17pm Permalink
Julie Morales

Weren’t you recently admonishing Collins’s pay-per-view protesters to try to get along with political opponents? I doubt calling anyone a “puke” will result in utopian harmony.

All that frothing at the mouth is pretty funny.

Apr 8, 2017, 4:37pm Permalink
david spaulding

I need to amend my post above. I stated the wrong cost figure for a bomb. From new research the patriot missile cost the taxpayer $ 4.3 million dollars a piece.
The heart warming film footage of two children being sprayed with a garden hose has cost America $ 4.3 x 59 missiles..... The line has been drawn.. women and children can be killed by any means ie U.S. drones, just not with mustard gas.... glad we cleared that chit up.... carry on

Apr 9, 2017, 6:09pm Permalink

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