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Forum Post: AIPAC House & Senate Resolutions to Attack Iran

Posted 2 years ago on March 20, 2012, 9:18 a.m. EST by bklynsboy (834)
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The Israeli lobby behemoth AIPAC is twisting arms and throwing money at congressional members for the US to attack Iran with Israel, in spite of warnings from US and Israeli intelligence that no nukes are being made and it is not a security threat. Studies have shown a war will harden Iran and unite them into global attacks against the West's interests, and drag Russia and China into a regional war, halting oil and wrecking the fragile global economy.

Suicidal, fanatical Israeli and US hardliners don't care. Call your Congress person today to vote AGAINST Senate Resolution 380 and House Resolution 568. Email them too.

Call (202) 224-3121 Senate and House members can be reached through the Capitol switchboard

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[-] 4 points by TomTommorow (78) from Hardyston, NJ 2 years ago

It's time to rein in the power and influence of the Israeli Lobby. Why should they have more power and influence over US foreign policy than say Singapore, Montenegro, Bosnia, Djbouti, or any other small insignificant country?

[-] 4 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Yes! And they historically pull the US into conflicts not in its interest. Their influence on Congress, government, policy and presidents is criminal.

[-] 2 points by brightonsage (4494) 2 years ago

Or, say the American people?

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

I would say the American people agree.

[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Senate Resolution 380


RESOLUTION

To express the sense of the Senate regarding the importance of preventing the Government of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.

Whereas since at least the late 1980s, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in a sustained and well-documented pattern of illicit and deceptive activities to acquire nuclear capability;

Whereas the United Nations Security Council has adopted multiple resolutions since 2006 demanding the full and sustained suspension of all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities by the Iranian Government and its full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on all outstanding issues related to its nuclear activities, particularly those concerning the possible military dimensions of its nuclear program;

Whereas on November 8, 2011, the IAEA issued an extensive report that--

(1) documents `serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme';

(2) states that `Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear device'; and

(3) states that the efforts described in paragraphs (1) and (2) may be ongoing;

Whereas as of November 2008, Iran had produced, according to the IAEA--

(1) approximately 630 kilograms of uranium-235 enriched to 3.5 percent; and

(2) no uranium-235 enriched to 20 percent;

Whereas as of November 2011, Iran had produced, according to the IAEA--

(1) nearly 5,000 kilograms of uranium-235 enriched to 3.5 percent; and

(2) 79.7 kilograms of uranium-235 enriched to 20 percent;

Whereas on January 9, 2011, IAEA inspectors confirmed that the Iranian government had begun enrichment activities at the Fordow site, including possibly enrichment of uranium-235 to 20 percent;

Whereas if Iran were successful in acquiring a nuclear weapon capability, it would likely spur other countries in the region to consider developing their own nuclear weapons capabilities;

Whereas on December 6, 2011, Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia stated that if international efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons fail, `we must, as a duty to our country and people, look into all options we are given, including obtaining these weapons ourselves';

Whereas top Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened the existence of the State of Israel, pledging to `wipe Israel off the map';

Whereas the Department of State--

(1) has designated Iran as a `State Sponsor of Terrorism' since 1984; and

(2) has characterized Iran as the `most active state sponsor of terrorism';

Whereas Iran has provided weapons, training, funding, and direction to terrorist groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Shiite militias in Iraq that are responsible for the murders of hundreds of American forces and innocent civilians;

Whereas on July 28, 2011, the Department of the Treasury charged that the Government of Iran had forged a `secret deal' with al Qaeda to facilitate the movement of al Qaeda fighters and funding through Iranian territory;

Whereas in October 2011, senior leaders of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force were implicated in a terrorist plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States on United States soil;

Whereas on December 26, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution denouncing the serious human rights abuses occurring in the Islamic Republic of Iran, including torture, cruel and degrading treatment in detention, the targeting of human rights defenders, violence against women, and the systematic and serious restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly' as well as severe restrictions on the rights tofreedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief';

Whereas President Obama, through the P5+1 process, has made repeated efforts to engage the Iranian Government in dialogue about Iran's nuclear program and its international commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Whereas on March 31, 2010, President Obama stated that the `consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran are unacceptable';

Whereas in his State of the Union Address on January 24, 2012, President Obama stated: `Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal';

Whereas Secretary of Defense Panetta stated, in December 2011, that it was unacceptable for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, reaffirmed that all options were on the table to thwart Iran's nuclear weapons efforts, and vowed that if the United States gets `intelligence that they are proceeding with developing a nuclear weapon then we will take whatever steps necessary to stop it';

Whereas the Defense Department's January 2012 Strategic Guidance stated that U.S. defense efforts in the Middle East would be aimed `to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapons capability and counter its destabilizing policies': Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) affirms that it is a vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability;

(2) warns that time is limited to prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability;

(3) urges continued and increasing economic and diplomatic pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to secure an agreement from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that includes--

(A) the full and sustained suspension of all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities;

(B) complete cooperation with the IAEA on all outstanding questions related to Iran's nuclear activities, including--

(i) the implementation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Additional Protocol; and

(ii) the verified end of Iran's ballistic missile programs; and

(C) a permanent agreement that verifiably assures that Iran's nuclear program is entirely peaceful;

(4) expresses support for the universal rights and democratic aspirations of the Iranian people;

(5) strongly supports United States policy to prevent the Iranian Government from acquiring nuclear weapons capability;

(6) rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran; and

(7) urges the President to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability and oppose any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.

[-] 4 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

this a call to stop a country form developing nuclear weapons by a country that has the most nuclear weapons

It may be a resolution to bomb Iranian technology

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Good point! + Israel has at least 200.

[-] 2 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 2 years ago

The last two items listed prohibit the only policy ( containment ) that has a history of proven success and is the only alternative to military conflict.

This might not be a Declaration of War - but it certainly is a denunciation of peace.

[-] 4 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

people are trying to find fusion energy solutions

Iran should not be denied that ability

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Yes, nuclear power is pollution free when done right.

[-] 1 points by Pujete (160) from New York, NY 2 years ago

I question the assumption that even a nuclear armed Iran is an " existential threat " to Israel. What is Israel full of, besides Jews?... Palestinians, of course! For what purpose would Iran have for destroying the country if it means killing the people you're ostensibly trying to liberate?

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[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Agree. Containment worked with Communism for decades until it crumbled.

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

The lobbying pressure on congress and president from AIPAC is unacceptable.

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

People are upset at Israel because of the jew's forced migration

they took land that other people were already on

Whereas top Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened the existence of the State of Israel, pledging to `wipe Israel off the map';

the threat of ending the jewish state by nuclear weapons makes no sense

that would wipe out displaced Palestinians aswell

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

You're on target again. Sorry for the pun.

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Israel can not be wiped off the map by nuclear weapons without wiping Palestine out aswell

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Good point. Israel is invulnerable with over 200 nukes and the US military's help.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (3985) 2 years ago

Hi bklynsboy, Thank you for post. Will be contacting Senate and House members. Best Regards

[-] 1 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Thank you.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

House Resolution 568


is still in pdf and not easily extractable

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[-] 0 points by Secretariat (33) 2 years ago

""NATO is staging "Massacre of Christians in Syria by Muslims", by bringing Al Qaida and other radical Islamists to Syria, in order to initiate a war, where they can nuke Iran, give a lesson to rising China, control Middle East oil resources, and allow some people to print as much money as they wish by using petrodollars, so they can control the society and the world through their wealth and power. This will also allow capitalism to continue by breaking the Eastern and the Socialist spirituality which is growing around the world and which is the biggest threat to capitalist ruling elite. ""

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

NATO (USA dominated and controlled) is war for profit and oil. Democracy at gunpoint. All this as US weakens and crumbles because all money goes to war.

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[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

you are still a liar - the entire text is right here - there is no "attack Iran"
will you tell the truth? - there is no "attack Iran"
can you tell the truth? - there is no "attack Iran"
can you handle the truth? - there is no "attack Iran"

typical anti-Israel lie

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r112:S16FE2-0044:/

NOTHING in these resolutions calls for an ATTACK on Iran

you, sir are a LIAR!

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

You are still a blind shmuck following fanatical suicidal right wing Israelis and whore US politicians like Liberman, Graham and McCain to take AIPAC money, get votes and feed the military industrial complex. All you do is destabilize the world, add to endless war, maiming and death. Go enlist in the Israeli army, putz, if you want to help them.

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Do you have the courage to prove you are NOT lying?


you are still a liar - the entire text is right here - there is no "attack Iran" will you tell the truth? - there is no "attack Iran" can you tell the truth? - there is no "attack Iran" can you handle the truth? - there is no "attack Iran"

typical anti-Israel lie

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r112:S16FE2-0044:/

NOTHING in these resolutions calls for an ATTACK on Iran

you, sir are still a LIAR!
Do you have the courage to prove you are NOT lying?

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Read between the lines, putz, CAPABILITY to build the bomb means attack. Most people with a brain can see that, except you, retard.

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

vulgarity is often the first sign of dementia
please see your doctor

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

You sir are a blind lackey being led by oblivious fools intent on suicide for the promised land. The whores of liberman, mccain and gram are bought and paid for by AIPAC and are stupid enough and traitors ot destroy America. http://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/20/three-amigos-eager-for-more-war/

[-] 2 points by gmxusa (274) 2 years ago

Keith Weissman is a former AIPAC lobbyist who states that the Israel lobby is pushing for war. Check the link below. Bensdad seems misinformed.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2011/06/aipac-from-the-inside-1-isolating-iran.html

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Understatement of the year! They want war without a doubt! It will destroy the region and entangle the US is blowback for years.

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[-] 0 points by TomTommorow (78) from Hardyston, NJ 2 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GRR_n_yQGA&feature=player_embedded

Here is a video dedicated to the war mongering of the AIPAC/Israeli Lobby and their lackeys.

The lyrics describe them perfectly.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Absolutely correct! They want suicidal war. They are the mirror image of jihadists.

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[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

It's all the republicans fault.

[-] 2 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

Both parties.

[-] -2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

typical anti-Israel lie

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r112:S16FE2-0044:/

NOTHING in these resolutions calls for an ATTACK on Iran

you, sir are a LIAR!

[-] 3 points by bklynsboy (834) 2 years ago

By moving the goalposts from BUILDING a bomb to the CAPACITY to build a bomb means they want war. You sir an an imbecile.