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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 1:12:35 to 1:18:00
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:12:31 to 1:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: obligations regarding matters of war and peace requires that questions and many more and help the american people get these answers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask to address the house and speak out of order for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:12:35 to 1:18:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:12:53 to 1:13:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. ja much, madam speaker, and i join my colleagues as a member of the subcommittee on the middle east and south asia, on the house foreign affairs committee. today our committee debated a very important nirttive dealing with iran sanctions, but it is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:13:14 to 1:13:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: interesting that we find ourselves in one domino effect after another. iran, iraq and then extension, afghanistan and pakistan. today i rise with a plea to this government and to the state department to save those who are

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:13:35 to 1:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: now huddled at the camp in iraq. this government that we have propped up, that we thousands of our treasure lost in iraq so we could have a democratic government so that it and own sovreignty and would not be a puppet of some other country.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:13:57 to 1:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: yet iranian dissidents are huddled and fearful of their lives. we are more conce desire to move the camp to somlace else inside iraq. the expectation is they would location in iraq and that would lead to bloodshed.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:21 to 1:14:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: iraqi authorities say we must not forcibly relocate and force them and put them at risk to arrest, torture and unluffle killing. i have met with the their families, many of whom who are in this camp, a niece, a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:42 to 1:15:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mother, a brother, and they he no relief. they have no refuge but us. and so it is crucial that we intervene with the present iraqi government seemingly sometimes a puppet of iran, to not in anyway cause the bloodshed and loss of these dear souls.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:03 to 1:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: all they wanted to do is be in yes, they have disagreement with the present govern are refugees in the world order and they are fleeing oppression. and let me tell you where iraq wants to send these huddled few thsand who simply want to be left alone, who have already been under the eye of the storm,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:27 to 1:15:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: who have seen loved ones lost they want to send them to the east of this area and resting place for tribes. moving sandy hills, which in the summer reached temperatures of 158 degrees under the heat of the sun, prevent growth of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:49 to 1:16:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: plants and prevention of waterways and toilets for the tribes. some of the wild trees which cover a small part of the area are desperate to survive during sandstorms and the relocation of sand hills. many of them have been trapped, while many others are taken with the sandstorm to locations,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:11 to 1:16:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: dozens of miles away. this is where the members of the camp will be sent. a vast desert of death. it is imperative that this government we have propped up and sent our soldiers to die for, won't kill dissidents who

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:32 to 1:16:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: simply want to li in peace. i hope we can reach our government to provide safe solace fonch -- for them. the question of who might attempt toll supply refined

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:54 to 1:17:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: gasoline to iran or enhance their oil refinery. this is to make a firm stance against iran's nuclear proliferation and a stance against its abuses and penetration in countries around the area, including iraq, where they cannot seem to be independent enough that they would do the bidding of the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:16 to 1:17:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: iranian government and try to move these innocent people, women, men and children to a place where they will surely die. i'm grateful in the language that was submitted in this bill that my language was kept had to do with concerns of human rights in iran and that this was put in the findings. it is important that we

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:37 to 1:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: acknowledge that throughout 2009, the government of iran has violated the rights of its citizens. and it is important for the united states to support the charge the government with irregular and illegal election. i hope that we can move forward in saving these lives.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:58 to 1:18:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: madam speaker, as i close on

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