U.S. Senate committee passes AIPAC resolution to back Israel in conflict with Iran

Looks like Mearsheimer and Walt (see http://tinyurl.com/mearsheimer & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98) are validated yet again as General (Ret) James David (who is mentioned on the cover of the third edition of former Republican congressman Paul Findley’s ‘They Dare to Speak Out’ book about the power/influence of the Israel lobby on the US political system and media) sent through the following!
James David wrote!:

The Israelis not only illegally occupy the Palestinian Territories, but illegally occupy our government.  Will the American people ever learn from our previous mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan?  How much American blood and American money will it take for the American people to tell Israel to get out of our politics and our government?  We have lost the respect all over the world just to please Israel and its supporters.  Enough is enough!

U.S. Senate committee passes resolution to back Israel in conflict with Iran

Resolution 65 goes beyond affirming U.S. commitment to preventing a nuclear Iran to ensure it will ‘authorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.’

By Haaretz | Apr.17, 2013 | 1:53 PM | 17
While Israel was marking 65 years of independence on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to endorse Resolution 65, affirming that the U.S. will fully back Israel should it be drawn into a conflict with Iran.

The resolution, introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and which has 79 co-sponsors, is expected to pass in the Senate.

According to the text of the resolution on the U.S. Congress’ website, the goal of the resolution is that: “If the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in legitimate self defense against Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide, in accordance with United States law and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.”

The text of the resolution includes several clauses relating to the U.S. government’s positions on Iran: “The Department of State has designated the Islamic Republic of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1984 and has characterized the Islamic Republic of Iran as the ‘most active state sponsor of terrorism’ in the world.

“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has provided weapons,training, and funding to the regime of Bashar al Assad that has been used to suppress and murder its own people.”


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MJ Rosenberg wrote:

I worked on Capitol Hill for 15 years. The purpose of these nonbinding resolutions is to send a message to the president that going to war is what Congress wants and that he better pay attention, and two, to have language in place that lays groundwork for binding resolutions. Obama now knows that if Israel attacks Iran and the U.S. does not join in, he will have hell to pay with Congress. AIPAC does not waste its time with meaningless resolution. This is serious.

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12 Responses to “U.S. Senate committee passes AIPAC resolution to back Israel in conflict with Iran”

  • Patriot says:

    Eric Margolis wrote following (in association with a post on his Facebook wall!):

    Amazing. The US Congress, whose duty it is to declare war, is outsourcing the conduct of US military and foreign policy to Israel. This bill will give Israel the right to drag the US into a war with Iran.

  • Liz AriZona says:

    Once again members of Congress fully focus on blind support of Israel over allegiance to domestic policy that make Us more safe stable and sustainable. The obsession with Iran is making everyone less secure especially Israel. Rebuild relations using negotiation and cooperation.

  • Patriot says:

    Essay: The Deadliest Israel Lobby Conspiracy Theories – Mainstream media awash in false accusations


    Establishment news media outlets are awash in new Israel lobby conspiracy theories. This is puzzling since major media organizations seem capable of presenting informed yet contrasting views on many controversial issues. Is widespread firearms availability a major factor in mass shootings or is it people with hidden criminal intent? Is deficit reduction or fiscal stimulus key to reviving the American economy? Should Obamacare or other approaches drive healthcare reform? Media routinely air a range of expert voices of all political persuasions. But American media has proven uniquely susceptible to propagating harmful Israel lobby conspiracy theories without opposing views. Absent informed challenges or balanced debunking, conspiracy theories have now taken dangerous prominence–displacing verifiable facts–in the minds of many Americans. Unless remedied, such narratives could result in another costly and unnecessary war and billions in misallocated taxpayer dollars at a time Americans can least afford it.

    Two decades ago, AIPAC parlayed “Soviet Threat” theories into massive aid packages the US is still paying off. Today the Israel lobby has been relentless in spreading the conspiracy theory that Iran’s mullahs–driven purely by their hatred of Israel–have a secret nuclear weapons program. Currently 71% of Americans–according to one poll–believe that Iran has already deployed nuclear weapons, despite the consensus institutional analysis of American intelligence agencies and the IAEA. Endless bombast of this formerly fringe belief mandates a “time is running out” chronology for diplomatic efforts towards Iran. It has been the foundation of Israel-lobby mandated economic sanctions that have mainly harmed Iran’s civilian population while realigning trade patterns in ways unfavorable to the U.S. Encouraging American false popular knowledge of “nuclear-armed Iran” makes the likelihood of another regional war much greater. This is especially frightening since equally unfounded fears about Iraq’s “weapons of mass destruction” were not nearly as rampant. In 2006 only 50% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded…

    Full Antiwar.com essay and hyperlinked sources: http://tinyurl.com/deadly-ct

  • David Evans says:

    The billions of dollars Congress sends annually in direct aid to Israel pales in comparison to the TRILLIONS of dollars spent on wars the US undertakes for Israel. ($4 to 6 trillion for two wars alone:

    http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/03/iraq-afghanistan-wars-will-cost-u-s-4-6-trillion-dollars-report/ )

    not counting funding mercs in Syria and other dark wars for Israel; wars that are planned and executed by these people:

    to fulfill this Israeli agenda:


  • Patriot says:

    Senate Committee Passes New Iran War Resolution


    Bought & paid for: 79 senators cosponsor AIPAC bill to make US join war if Israel attacks Iran. Names here:


  • Patriot says:

    Hagel says Israel must decide for itself whether to use force against Iran as he arrives in Tel Aviv:


    New U.S. arms sale could help Israel attack Attack Iran ? — Just as U.S. Defense Secretary Arrives in Israel:


  • Patriot says:

    Senate resolution to defend Israel if Israel attacks Iran mentioned at http://tinyurl.com/neoconmouthpieces via youtube as well!

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