Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran

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Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Permanent war is official US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international, constitutional and US statute laws.

America is a lawless rogue state. It's been so for decades. It's by far the world's worst. It wages war on humanity. It does it at home and abroad.

Innocent victims are murdered in cold blood. It's official policy. So are other high crimes.

Political Washington is beholden to dominant monied interests, war profiteers, other corporate favorites, and Israeli Lobby extremists. AIPAC represents their face.

It's an unregistered foreign agent. It's represented Israel since 1953. It does so lawlessly.

Virtually no one in Congress confronts it. Doing so assures short careers. It has enormous influence over US Middle East policies. They affect Israel, war, peace, and humanity.

It disseminates disinformation, lies and hate. It viciously attacks opponents. It's a cancer in our midst. It destroys fundamental freedoms.

It maliciously calls Iran "the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and is racing toward a nuclear weapons capability."

It manufactures threats to promote fear. It wants the Islamic Republic destroyed. It targets other regional states. It wants unchallenged Israeli regional dominance.

Its annual conferences reflect out-of-control Zionist influence over US foreign policy. It calls them "the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement."


A rogue's gallery of participants show up. They express fealty to what demands condemnation.

AIPAC's 2013 conference will be held from March 3 - 5. Washington again is venue. AIPAC calls it "three of the most important days affecting Israel's future." Its theme is "Shaping Tomorrow Together."

Thousands are expected to attend. Doing so shames anyone showing up. Caterpillar will participate in a panel discussion. It topic is "Foreign Aid: The Vital Role of US Assistance."

It's scheduled days before the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie's murder. One of its giant bulldozers crushed her to death. It did so in cold blood.

A soldier/operator ran her down twice. He did so to be sure she was dead. Caterpillar shares guilt. It supplies giant bulldozers. They're designed to destroy and kill.

Its Washington Director for Government Affairs, Bill Lane, will pay homage to AIPAC and Israel. It's no surprise.

Profits matter more than principle. Caterpillar's bottom line is served. It's boosted by terrorizing Palestinians. It's longstanding company policy.

Occupy AIPAC will be back. CODEPINK, Interfaith Peace Builders, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and other groups will participate.

Demonstrations and other events are planned. Instituting a new US Middle East policy will be stressed. So will ridding the region of Israeli lawlessness and AIPAC's sinister influence on Washington.

Two senators among others reflect it. Lindsey Graham (R. SC) and Robert Menendez (D. NJ) support war on Iran. Think Progress reported it.

They prepared a joint resolution. It "strongly supports the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urge(s) the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation."

It falsely calls Iran "in non-compliance with its safeguards agreement with the IAEA." It lied claiming its uranium enrichment is illegal.

It did so again saying it "stands in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

No nation violates fundamental human and civil rights more egregiously than America. It's official policy.

Both senators want more stringent sanctions imposed. Economic ones on nonbelligerent countries violate international law. They're used to inflict extreme hardships. They cause ordinary Iranians pain and suffering.

They're not fools. They blame Washington and Israel. They're Tehran's main enemies. They're partnered in seeking Middle East dominance. They commit crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide.

They're waging lawless war on Syria. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. Their government is their last line of defense. They support it for good reason.

Graham and Menendez falsely accused Iran or pursuing nuclear weapons.

In December 2012, 74 senators urged Obama "to take military action against Iran if it continues its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon."

They want Washington's European and Middle East partners involved. They want "a credible and capable multilateral coalition" demonstrated. They want a strike commitment ready if necessary.

They support strong military ties to Israel. They back its right to self-defense. Israel has no regional enemies except ones it invents. Claiming otherwise is fabricated rubbish.

Graham/Menendez's most disturbing section urges open-ended support if Israel attacks Iran, saying:
...(I)f the government Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.
Last August, Graham partnered with Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns. They said they'd introduce their resolution in September. They sought Democrat co-sponsors.

Nothing happened. Graham/Menendez's resolution exceeds last year's. It backs an Israeli strike. It's bipartisan. It's non-binding.

Its threatening posture is troubling. Words can become policy. Bipartisan complicity targets Iran. Obama declared all options open. Attacking preemptively may follow.

On February 27, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R. CA) and Eliot Engel (D. NY) sponsored the "Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013."

It toughens economic sanctions. It increases oversight over current ones. It states US policy prioritizes preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.

It falsely calls Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). It's other provisions turn truth on its head. It's coupled with Graham/Menendez.

It gives pause to what Obama/Netanyahu have in mind. They'll meet later in Israel. March is scheduled. It's flexible. Expect plans to be finalized once Israel's new government is formed.

War remains an option. Obama said so numerous times. In March 2012, he addressed AIPAC's annual conference.

He said "no Israeli government can tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of a regime that….threatens to wipe Israel off the map and sponsors terrorist groups committed to Israel's destruction."


He lied. Iran seeks peace. It threatens no one. Obama knows it. So does Israel. False accusations follow often. He told AIPAC participants he'll "use force when the time and circumstances demand it."
I will take no options off the table, and I mean what I say. That includes all elements of American power (including) a military effort to be prepared for any contingency. 
Iran's leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of containment. I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. 
And as I have made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests.
For the first in seven years, no US president or Israeli prime minister will attend AIPAC's conference. Why they'll have to explain.

Biden will represent Obama. Netanyahu will speak by video message. Outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak will attend.

AIPAC plans focusing on congressional legislation. It wants Israel designated a "major (US) strategic ally."

It wants status beyond what's offered other nations. It wants America agreeing to strike Iran. If binding legislation authorizes it, all bets are off. What follows bears watching.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book is titled How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

WE are supposed to believe this bullshit when It's source comes from a Muslim on a Progressive Radio program
http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour/
Progressive Radio News Hour - Mohammad Marandi

Muzzies hate Israel

Anonymous said...

Mr. Lendman, you are so right, so correct...I have nothing more to say, only:
" If people in 4 corners will fail confront this Evil ideology sponsored by AIPAC, if powers like Russia and China will not openly confront US/Israel terrorism without borders...that...humanity will deaply regret the days Zionism was able establish its base in ME, resp. in Palestine"...
But that will be to late...
Is so sad, how ignorant, uninterasted people can be, thinking its not their bussines...
Cancerous Tumour in ME, place in Palestine called Israel, its Goebless like propaganda has been spreding so much, that only AWAIKEN UNITED HUMANITY can bring end to Satanism these Lobby Groups promote endlessly....
Will people wake up?
Thank you for Truth peter czech

Anonymous said...

If Americans were free they would not permit their own government to go down this road.
But they are so afraid of their own government that they won't protest or make a sound to stop it. Thankfully their government provides them with sports and entertainment to allow them the privilege of pretending to be free. The gun industry also helps the government con frightened confused Americans into believing they are free by allowing them to spend money they don't have on products that will eventually harm or kill a fellow citizen.

We all know from the disastrous results in Iraq and Afghanistan that this will cost billions of dollars and kill thousands of innocent people. Nothing good, NOTHING good will come of it, yet the people do nothing. This is fascism, here and now. So go buy a gun from fascist walmart, that was made by a big fascist gun corporation owned by pigs who rub shoulders with Senators and Congressmen who piss all over you every day.

Hide Behind said...

The US political economic system and those they rule over, since when have they been against making war?
It is not war itself we argue over but the ways and means of "How" the war should be conducted.
The leadership has always been #1 Financial; #2 Political; #3 Military; And last but not least #4 a gullible, easily manipulated and self serving public.
The role of Elected once in DC was to further the interest of Financials and skim a little off the top for themselves and the folks back home. The Executive branch was a cover for whatever what was the dominant party's role in helping Congress in its role.
But the Executive Branches greatest role was presenting a figurehead the populace loved most and then for that figurehead to plan and stratagize both with all its departments so He could present a reason the public would acvept to send out the military to kill someone.
At first populace did most of own killing and stealing and only when they thought they might lose did they call for a Formal Military involvement.
From the first they made it easy and convenient yo let military solve their problems of stealing and access to resources but while the populace got scraps thode in DC got the cake and candy.
Wars always yook only a minority to do the killing and behind the glag wavers were the stay at home and prosper from a war economy and they were not all living in DC.
The powers that be learned early on that to make war progitable to not incponvenience the american populace very much but let them feel they contribute to nations glory.
Today making war is a science of social financial and monetary tactics that inconveniece very few.
We have the lovrrs of gore and pagentry of uner Nationalism at war who want to hear of gallent men drenched in rockets red glare ovrr nombed and blofdy fields of victory versus the snake in the grass stab em in the more civilized robbery.
And of course yhe public who want jobs first and comfort always do not care to look to deep at why those in DC feel they can act and do as they wNt to.
Today it seems suddenly they in DC have turned against us that gave them our loyalty.
Too late they awake and are beginning to feel uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

Iran is developing too quickly, It threatens the current power structure on the planet. From free energy to 3 times the speed of light travel to spaceflight, its upsetting the balance of power and the establishment doesnt like its power weakened. Iran currently has a technology that will render any military aircraft useless. For pennies, so it threatens the current scam structures.

The establishment wouldnt care if Iran would play along, but Iran doesnt want to be any part of the current power mafia. Iran is a leading member of the non-alignment movement. They're one of the last countries on the planet that does NOT have a Rothschild central bank. So Iran is developing to 1st world status WITHOUT a central bank. Much like the US was before corrupt politicians let the bankster mafia Fed in. Just imagine how strong a country would become if it didnt have to pay back 3-10 times as much in interest on its money.

Take 1862, right after Lincoln printed $449,338,902 worth of debt free money to fund the civil war. The Times of London published a story containing the following:

"If that mischievous financial policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic, should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce.

It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of civilized governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."

Iraq bombed, Rothschild central bank installed.
Afghanistan bombed, Roshchild central bank installed.
Lybia bombed, Rothschild central bank installed.
Syria bombed, DOES NOT HAVE A CENTRAL BANK.
Iran.... DOES NOT HAVE A CENTRAL BANK.

Its just too obvious who is behind all the violence. Its the same mafia families that feel threatened cuz they're being exposed.

Like a schoolyard bully losing his power to a smart kid, the bully's only response is violence. The bully cant negotiate, his only act to maintain power n control is violence. What is happening is the current bullies are about to be exposed for what they are, and their power over the people will be forever weakened.

Attacking Iran is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to maintain power. Any politician pushing war against Iran is just a paid puppet, a sellout, a treasonous traitor to the Constitution. 911 is a lie/hoax, the wars on Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia, Tunisia n Syria are a lie/hoax, and the lack of support to Bahrain only shows EVERYTHING is about maintaining power n control for the criminal mafia families.

Watch the Iranian nuclear scientist Keshe explain.
http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/02/25/iran-already-has-free-energy-that-would-render-military-industrial-complex-obsolete/

Hey criminal mafia Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Kissingers, Brzezinskis, Gates, Obamas, Bushs n Clintonoids, ur gonna lose. The world is too awake. No matter what u do, it will only expose u more n solidify the world against ur demonic agenda. Go ahead, make our day, we cant wait to see u scurry like cockroaches.

Anonymous said...

What a terrible surprise for USA
Weapons of Biblical Israel’s Enemies (Iran)
http://www.peterjamesx.com/Docs%202012/Weapons%20of%20Biblical%20Israel%27s%20Enemies.htm

wishbone said...

if "the occupiers of palastine" and the US are hot to go to war with iran then watch out for another "FALSE FLAG EVENT" like 9/11 brought to you by the CIA and MOSSAD.

Anonymous said...

@ wishbone,

You are RIGHT ON

EDwin said...

Do they really think that another large skyscraper that turns into dust and blows away after the big parts pass the speed of free fall on their way to earth, will convince us that there is a threat from someone OTHER than them?
Spreading the truth about these zionist fuckers is the only way to defeat them and wake up the masses. Its going to be a very rude awakening especially for those living in total denial, it will be so unbelievable to many that they will likely suffer psychological damage.

wishbone said...

it might not be a tall building this time, it might be a military target, or a shopping mall, or any number of other targets, MOSSAD and US dark agencies dont give a toss who they murder as long as it serves their perposes. as for us exposing them, they own the media and as long as 90% of the (dumbed down) population believe the crap that media pumps out, it wont matter how much proof you have, they will get away with it. i have no idea how we take these zionist mass murderers down, they have their fingers on the buttons, i guess all we can do is keep shouting the truth at every oppertunity.

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German: http://stopesm.blogspot.de/2013/03/falken-unter-den-us-senatoren-wollen.html

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Israeli media has latched onto a Gallop opinion poll that says 99% of Americans believe Iran's nuclear development is a threat that needs to be dealt with.

Bearing in mind that "99% of Americans" actually means 99% of the 1,028(I think) people they polled, out of the approximate 311,000,000 legal American citizens living today.

But they calculate around 95% accuracy with a +|- of 4 points, so you know it has to be true.

A perfect example of a "false majority" in the making in support for war against Iran.

With Obama in the White House and duping so many of the formerly anti-war left into supporting war it doesn't seem like military action against Iran will be avoided.

Even some of the "mainstream" media and politicians are now speaking against war with Iran, which I suppose isn't surprising since U.S Intelligence is against it and former Mossad and Shin Bet operatives are against it - and they do control/are connected to certain media outlets.

Although I personally am not a fan of the man and his commentary is full of propaganda even so I have to commend Jack Straw on about as objective of a review as is possible from his position in stating that even if Iran does develop a nuclear weapons program it's still NOT worth going to war over.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9892742/Even-if-Iran-gets-the-Bomb-it-wont-be-worth-going-to-war.html

Excerpt -

"Kar Inglise" – that "the hand of England" is behind whatever befalls the Iranians – is a popular Persian saying. Few in the UK have the remotest idea of our active interference in Iran’s internal affairs from the 19th century on, but the Iranians can recite every detail. From an oppressive British tobacco monopoly in 1890, through truly extortionate terms for the extraction of oil by the D’Arcy petroleum company (later BP), to putting Reza Shah on the throne in the 1920s; from jointly occupying the country, with the Soviet Union, from 1941-46, organizing (with the CIA) the coup to remove the elected prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953, then propping up the increasingly brutal regime of the Shah until its collapse in 1979, our role has not been a pretty one. Think how we’d feel if it had been the other way round."

Will commonsense views like this win out against the war-hawks propaganda campaign?

Only time will tell.

Peace,
Jonny

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