Archive for December, 2012

Rep Walter Jones’ HCR 107 to prevent US war on Syria

“But, my concern has always been, since we were misled with the intelligence to go into Iraq, and all the number of young men and women who have been killed, and loss of limbs, that Congress needs to come back to what the Constitution says, and that is, if you’re going to commit our young men and women to fight and die, you must declare war.” – Rep. Walter B. Jones, 09/21/12

 

Please seriously consider posting the following article “Will antiwar orgs get behind HCR 107 to prevent war on Syria?” on your website and forwarding it to others you know of as an email blast to help us in trying to prevent Obama going forward with a US/NATO military attack on Syria … which is very dangerously close to happening.

 

The intent of HCR 107, introduced by Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina on March 7th of this year, is to reassert the power of Congress to declare war.  It gives a clear warning to President Obama that should he circumvent Congress in taking our country to war, unless in response to the United States being attacked, he will face an article of impeachment initiated by the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

President Obama has already demonstrated that he will order the United States military to attack another country without even consulting the U.S. Congress, let alone getting a Congressional Declaration of War, when he “phoned in” from other business he was tending to in South America the order to attack the sovereign North African nation of Libya on the 19th of March 2011 … 8 years to the day after President George W. Bush’s own unprovoked and unilateral “Shock and Awe” attack on Iraq.

 

We sure would appreciate you making room for and promoting the article “Will antiwar orgs get behind HCR 107 to prevent war on Syria?” on your website.

 Will antiwar orgs get behind HCR 107 to prevent war on Syria?

 

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/12/13/will-antiwar-orgs-get-behind-hcr-107-to-prevent-war-on-syria/

With sincerest thanks,

 

Phil Restino

Chapter Co-Chair, VFP Chapter 136

Central Florida Veterans For Peace

ph/fax: (386) 788-2918

 

War Crimes are War Crimes: Prosecute Bush, Impeach Obama!

 

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Israel Lobby Pushing Syrian Regime Change to Weaken Iran:

 

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

Neocon Kagans Shape Petraeus’ Afghan Policy

Resiliency of the Neoconservatives: General Petraeus and the Kagans

Neocon Kagan’s Shape Petraeus’ Afghan Policy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/civilian-analysts-gained-petraeuss-ear-while-he-was-commander-in-afghanistan/2012/12/18/290c0b50-446a-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html

Following is the Philip Giraldi TAC article which seems to have been the inspiration for the above Washington Post one!:

The Forever Wars of Frederick & Kimberly Kagan

The Beltway power couple who boosted the Iraq invasion insist we stay longer in Afghanistan:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-forever-wars-of-frederick-kimberly-kagan/

Chris Matthews: Getting to the bottom of the Petraeus Neocon Connection:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_matthews/#50252280

Chris Matthews: Petraeus Neocon Connection ‘is Very Strange’:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036697/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_matthews/#50252388

Neocons Guided Petraeus on Afghan War

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/12/19/neocons-guided-petraeus-on-afghan-war/

Behind Petraeus’s Resignation

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/11/10/behind-petraeuss-resignation/

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel (emails scheming with neocon Max Boot):

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

Broadwell scandal not the first time Petraeus was sloppy with email — in 2010 he leaked his own emails scheming with neocon Max Boot:

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/broadwell-scandal-not-the-first-time-petraeus-was-sloppy-with-email-in-2010-he-leaked-his-own-emails-scheming-with-neocon-max-boot.html

Those Other Petraeus Emails:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/those-other-petraeus-emails/

President Petraeus: The Neocons’ Choice:

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/07/14/president-petraeusthe-neocons-choice/

Dr. Stephen Sniegoski (author of ‘The Transparent Cabal’) also mentions Frederick Kagan in article at http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk as well.

Max puts the boot in!:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/max-puts-the-boot-in/

Following is a youtube of James Morris’ call for Eli Lake and his response:

Abuse of Power: 9/11, War and the Neocons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9stpx6fwC0&list=PLfrlsC1yJ2dQeEXVSUbG1ZnVIdu2BAJVf

http://tinyurl.com/neoconabuse

James Morris mentioned his email exchanges with General Petraeus in following Press TV interview as well!:

Press TV Talks to James Morris on Republican CNN debate about Ron Paul on Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyD20wngY20

Listen to neocon advocate Eli Lake’s response to James Morris’ call about the neocon Kagans advising Petraeus (along with his mention of his email exchanges with Petraeus) near the end (about the 38 minute mark) of the video linked at following URL:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PolicyWr

US in Afghanistan quagmire because of 911 which happened because of US support for Israel:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

What Motivated the 911 Hijackers? See testimony most didn’t!:

http://tinyurl.com/911motivation & http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

John Mearsheimer’s response to Lee Hamilton exchange (included in ‘Valentino’s Ghost’ film from http://tinyurl.com/911motivation) can be seen in ‘Valentino’s Ghost’ film trailer at www.valentinosghost.com

Zionist TRAITOR to US and Israel first supporter Kristol Launches Warmongering NeoCon Campaign to Stop Hagel

Chuck Hagel To Be Nominated As Secretary Of Defense: Reports

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/chuck-hagel-defense_n_2411434.html

Hagel Nomination, Israel and the Neocons:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/02/16/hagel-nomination-israel-and-the-neocons/

http://tinyurl.com/hagelvsneocons

Israel first neocon mouthpieces John McCain and Lindsay Graham filibuster Hagel!:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/dont-call-it-filibuster-why-hagel-stalled-senate/62165/

Hagel filibuster wrap:

http://slate.me/YusvCb

Reid schedules vote to end debate on Hagel nomination!:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/reid-schedules-vote-end-debate-hagel-nomination-213835491–election.html

Report: Hagel Said State Department Controlled by Israel

http://freebeacon.com/report-hagel-said-state-department-controlled-by-israel/

The Hagel Hearings:

Defense Secretary nominee Hagel squares off against McCain and Lindsay Graham 

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=9617

Leon Panetta attacks senators’ questioning of Chuck Hagel at hearing

Outgoing defense secretary ‘disappointed’ by combative questions from Republicans who focused on Israel and Iraq war

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/03/leon-panetta-defends-chuck-hagel

Hagel offers himself as secretary of Israel’s defense

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/himself-secretary-defense.html

Hagel obeyed Senate taboo against criticism of Israel– ‘our most important ally in the entire world’

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/02/discussion-important-entire.html

Its All about Israel (by Philip Giraldi)

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/17/it-is-all-about-israel/

Obama’s Purpose for Picking Hagel

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/30/obamas-purpose-for-picking-chuck-hagel/

http://tinyurl.com/ObamaandHagel

Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/us/politics/secret-donors-finance-fight-against-hagel.html

Israel and the nomination of Chuck Hagel (USS Liberty mentioned)

http://mondoweiss.net/2013/01/israel-nominaton-hagel.html

The Neocons vs. Chuck Hagel

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/the-neocons-vs-chuck-hagel-20130109

Hawks on Iraq Prepare for War Again, Against Hagel

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/us/old-foes-lead-charge-against-chuck-hagel.html

Neocon Nightmare: The Truth Behind the Attacks on Chuck Hagel

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/neocon-nightmare-the-trut_b_2478673.html

Bill Kristol’s big plans start with Chuck Hagel nomination

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/bill-kristols-big-plans-start-with-hagel-nomination-85816.html

Hagel  Nominated: What’s the Big Deal?:

(http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ffb/305801512/VEsEBA/) It’s official! The President nominated (http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ffa/305801512/VEsEBw/)  Chuck Hagel for the next Secretary of Defense yesterday despite the outcry  and campaign launched against Hagel by a small fringe group. Why all the  interest in Chuck Hagel’s nomination? Hagel is actually a reasonable and  levelheaded candidate for the post, an old school Republican who had the  courage to break with the Republican Party during the Iraq War. The former  Senator is a proponent of bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, and  doesn’t think it’s a smart move to push the U.S. into war with Iran, or  anyone else for that matter. Oh, and he also doesn’t think U.S. foreign  policy should be dictated by Israel or the Israeli lobby. Republican  Senator Lindsey Graham went as far as calling Hagel “the most antagonistic  defense secretary towards the state of Israel in our nation’s history.”  Yes, we don’t see the controversy in saying we should dictate our own  foreign policy either. Leading up to the nomination, some neocons have  been busy pushing a media campaign against Hagel. Bill Kristol and the  Emergency Committee for Israel yesterday _purchased_ (http://www.aaiusa.org/page/m/4b660335/1ba9c8e8/8ce10b9/1c4e1ff9/305801512/VEsEBg/)  the Chuck Hagel domain (chuckhagel.com) in an extension of their  despicable campaign against Hagel, branding him as anti-Semitic and  anti-Israel, and encouraging constituents to lobby their Senators to block  Hagel’s confirmation. Incredible, isn’t it? President Obama should be  applauded for supporting Hagel as his top choice for Secretary of Defense  in spite of the manufactured controversy. By supporting the decorated  Vietnam combat veteran, Obama sent a clear message to Congress that the  discourse on US military intervention is changing, and maybe even the  knee-jerk pro-Israel dogma. Ask us again after he is  confirmed.

Petition: Nominate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense — and fight for his nomination

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/nominate-chuck-hagel-secretary-defense-and-fight-his-nomination

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/301/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12213

DEBORCHGRAVE Commentary: Hagel and the Israeli lobby:

http://america-hijacked.com/2013/01/04/deborchgrave-commentary-hagel-and-the-israeli-lobby/

Kristol Launches the Neo-Con Campaign to Stop Hagel

http://www.lobelog.com/kristol-launches-the-neo-con-campaign-to-stop-hagel/

Demand Diplomacy Advocate Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/crisis-proobama-jews-must_b_2360751.html

Hagel Gets a Sensitivity Litmus Test From the Neocon Press!

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/hagel-gets-a-sensitivity-litmus-test-from-the-neocon-press/

CFR’s Elliott Abrams Smears Chuck Hagel on NPR

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/1357

Listen to former Israeli minister tell Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ how Israel firsters used the ‘anti-Semitic’ trick to suppress criticism of Israel: http://tinyurl.com/zionisttrick

Chuck Hagel and the Neocon Smear Machine

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/12/chuck-hagel-and-the-neocon-smear-machine/266499/

Has Kirk’s Office Been Running a Secret Anti-Hagel Campaign?

http://www.rollcall.com/news/has_kirks_office_been_running_a_secret_anti_hagel_campaign-220664-1.html

Israeli Agents of Influence determined that Chuck Hagel not serve in Cabinet. He is unbought: The Hagel Haters:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/13/the-hagel-haters.html

Neocons against Chuck Hagel: The Independent Senator Who Wouldn’t Genuflect

http://bit.ly/Yua3yw 

Defending Hagel, Hayes & Greenwald assail neocon stranglehold on policy

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/12/defending-greenwald-stranglehold.html/

The wrong way to defend Chuck Hagel from neoconservative smears

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/12/defend-neoconservative-smears.html

Why the War Party Fears Hagel (by Patrick J. Buchanan)

http://buchanan.org/blog/why-the-war-party-fears-hagel-5443

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-the-war-party-fears-chuck-hagel/

Don’t Let Pro-Israel Extremists Sink Chuck Hagel:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/opinion/dont-let-pro-israel-extremists-sink-chuck-hagel.html

With conventional wisdom solidifying behind Hagel, will Obama finally declare on ‘Meet the Press?’

Opposition to Hagel appointment unites pro-Israel advocates, women’s groups, Republicans

http://www.timesofisrael.com/opposition-to-hagel-appointment-unites-pro-israel-advocates-womens-groups-republicans/

Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in (AIPAC/neocon owned) Senate GOP:

http://news.yahoo.com/possible-hagel-pick-raises-concerns-senate-gop-214610850–politics.html

The Paranoid Style of the Israel Lobby vs Chuck Hagel
Obama’s Hagel Test:

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What’s at stake in the Hagel affair? Walt: The real meaning of the Hagel affair is what it says about the climate inside Washington. Simply put, the question is whether supine and reflexive support for all things Israeli remains a prerequ…isite for important policy positions here in the Land of the Free. Given America’s track record in the region in recent decades, you’d think a more open debate on U.S. policy would be just what the country needs, both for its own sake and for Israel’s. But because the case for the current “special relationship” of unconditional support is so weak, the last thing that hardliners like Bill Kristol or Elliot Abrams want is an open debate on that subject. If Hagel gets appointed, it means other people in Washington might realize they could say what they really think without fear that their careers will be destroyed. And once that happens, who knows where it might lead? It might even lead to a Middle East policy that actually worked! We wouldn’t want that now, would we?: http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/26/whats_at_stake_in_the_hagel_affair
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General (Ret) Jim David (who is mentioned on the cover of Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the Israel lobby on the US political system and media) wrote the following:

There doesn’t even need to be a Senate confirmation hearing to decide on Hagel’s selection.  The decision is already made.  Now who will Obama select?  John Bolton would be someone who Israel would approve, meaning a certain Senate approval.
Israel supporters have come out against the possible nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense post – and this isn’t a first.

‘Pro-Israel lobby has a strong stranglehold on US political system’

http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/181337.html

Press TV Talks to James Morris on Republican CNN debate about Ron Paul on Iran as GOP should purge neocon warmongers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyD20wngY20

The Paranoid Style of the Israel Lobby vs Chuck Hagel

The Paranoid Style of the Israel Lobby

URL to article: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/12/18/the-paranoid-style-of-the-israel-lobby/

The smear campaign against Hagel is an absolute outrage, and the War   Party can’t be allowed to get away with it. Indeed, the whole spectacle is so   sickening that I have decided to take action – by starting a White House petition   urging the Obama administration to nominate Hagel for SecDef – and fight for   his nomination.

We have until January 18, 2013, to get 25,000 signatures – on which occasion the White House will have to respond in some manner.

This is important. If the War Party gets away with this vicious campaign of character assassination, then they can get away with anything.

Please go here to sign the petition.

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Why This Fight

Chuck Hagel versus the Israel lobby: a battle that must be won

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/12/20/why-this-fight/

The Crucifixion of Chuck Hagel

Will Washington’s Pharisees get their man?

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/12/23/the-crucifixion-of-chuck-hagel/


U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/wake-up-america-your-government-is-hijacked-by-zionism/2006/03/17/u-s-middle-east-policy-motivated-by-pro-israel-lobby.php

The Israel Lobby (Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson mentioned ‘Jewish Lobby’ in following youtube as well):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

US Set to Give Israel 5,000 Bunker Buster Bombs Worth $647 Million for Delaying Iran Attack until 2013

US Set to Give Israel 5,000 Bunker Buster Bombs Worth $647 Million for Delaying Iran Attack until 2013:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-sale-of-5000-bunker-buster-bombs-to-israel-israel-bunker-busters-in-exchange-for-not-striking-iran-2012-12?0=defense

U.S. Middle East policy motivated by pro-Israel lobby

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/wake-up-america-your-government-is-hijacked-by-zionism/2006/03/17/u-s-middle-east-policy-motivated-by-pro-israel-lobby.php

The Israel Lobby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

So it looks like WW3 for Israel (via AIPAC & the Neocons) next year courtesy of Israel lobby toady Obama!

 

 

US imposes new sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

US imposes new sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

http://on.rt.com/lokaf2 

Israel lobby pushing Iran sanctions to the brink of WW3:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisussliberty

Iran warns Turkey over NATO missiles

Iran warns Turkey over NATO missiles

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/12/ap-iran-warns-turkey-nato-missiles-121512/

Iran: Patriot Missiles In Turkey First Step To Next World War

http://read.bi/Rym588

Iran says it will ‘never allow’ forcible overthrow of Assad’s government

http://zite.to/U6rDWs

MORE: Up to 400 US servicemen being sent to Turkey to operate surface-to-air batteries in Turkey – reports

http://on.rt.com/2cji1e

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

Israel suspected of being behind AP’s dangerous Iran hoax

Israel suspected of being behind AP’s dangerous Iran hoax
The news now is that Israel is the one suspected of fabricating intel in order to create an excuse to go after Iran:
http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2012/12/israel-suspected-of-being-behind-aps.html

Why Remember Iraq?

Why Remember Iraq (by Philip Giraldi)?

we’re about to repeat the same idiocies, warns P. Giraldi

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2012/12/12/why-remember-iraq/

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran!:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

 

Why western military intervention in Syria is coming soon: to protect Israel

Why western military intervention in Syria is coming soon: to protect Israel:

http://bit.ly/TQWdDl

Writer of above article is mentioned in the Reuters article included at http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal as he was the Arab journalist who conveyed that Bin Laden was going to do 911 because of US support for Israel!

Open War? Obama backs Syria rebels ‘infiltrated with terrorists’:

http://on.rt.com/3imrjp

Why Remember Iraq (by Philip Giraldi)?

we’re about to repeat the same idiocies, warns P. Giraldi

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2012/12/12/why-remember-iraq/

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran!:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk