Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran:

http://www.niacouncil.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=9029&security=1&news_iv_ctrl=-1

Israel Lobby asks Congress to Approve Attack on Iran & to Exempt Israel from Sequester

http://www.juancole.com/2013/03/congress-approve-sequester.html

AIPAC has Congress Get in the Way

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/opinion/congress-gets-in-the-way-on-iran.html

No backdoor to war with Iran

http://www.capwiz.com/peaceactionwest/issues/alert/?alertid=62464786&type=CO

GOP should purge neocon warmongers and their mouthpieces like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and others!:

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

Alexander wrote the following:

Do not tell me anymore that the Israel Lobby is not about protecting privilege
And in this case their power play to force American lives to be sacrificed for Israel without the consent of the American people is be…yond despicable !!!
“In other words, if Israel goes to war with Iran we are at war too.

Daily Beast quotes Columbia University professor, Gary Sick, who says that the effect of the resolution would be to authorize Israel to decide when and if the U.S. goes to war. “This legislation would effectively entrust that decision to a regional state… Such a decision is an American sovereign responsibility. It cannot be outsourced,” he says.

Will the Lobby Exempt Israel Aid From Sequestration?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/will-the-lobby-exempt-isr_b_2789695.html

Lobby To Get Israel Exempted From Sequestration

http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/news/israellobby/item/2487-lobby-to-get-israel-exempted-from-sequestration

Hagel to Barak: US Will Keep Up Aid to Israel Despite Fiscal Troubles

On Iran and Syria, Hagel reassured Barak that all options are on the table

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/03/05/hagel-to-barak-us-will-keep-up-aid-to-israel-despite-fiscal-troubles/

One Response to “Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran”

  • Jim David says:

    There’s not only an illegal occupation of Palestine but an illegal occupation of the U.S. Congress. When it comes to passing bills with non-partisan support, we can always depend on passing legislation in support of the criminal state of Israel. George Washington must be turning in his grave when he once warned America of any passionate attachment to any foreign nation.
    US bipartisan bill to make Israel ‘strategic ally’ | JPost | Israel News

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=305365

    US bipartisan bill to make Israel ‘strategic ally’
    By JTA
    03/05/2013 11:13

    Bill introduced by Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R.-Fla) in time for AIPAC conference.

    ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN Photo: Courtesy
    WASHINGTON – A Republican and a Democrat in the US House of Representatives introduced legislation that would make Israel a “major strategic ally,” a one of a kind designation.

    The bill, introduced Monday by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), was timed for the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, and 13,000 activists are expected to lobby for it and for Iran-related bills on Tuesday.

    The “major strategic ally” bill codifies a number of existing facets of the relationship, including annual defense assistance and cooperation on missile defense, energy research and cyber security.

    It also calls for Israel to join the program that waives pre-arranged visas for select nationals entering the United States.

    The Iran-related bills AIPAC activists will champion would tighten sanctions aimed at forcing that country to suspend its suspected nuclear weapons program and would call for the president to support Israel should it feel “compelled” to strike Iran. Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful.

    Speaker after speaker at the AIPAC conference called on the Obama administration to make clear that Iran faces a military option if it does not comply with demands to make its nuclear activities more transparent.

    “We need to recognize that military action against Iran may become necessary to protect America, Israel and our allies,” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the U.S. House of Representatives majority leader, said in his address Monday night to the AIPAC conference.

    Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip, sounded a similar call.

    “If there is one lesson we have learned about the Middle East in recent years, it is that nuance is not only not effective but can be dangerous,” he said. “We must speak with unambiguous clarity: the United States will not accept a nuclear-weapons-capable Iran.”

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