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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

US Congress Has A New Leader

"After midnight yesterday, the Senate voted 90 to 1 to express the "sense of the Congress" as weighing in on the debate about what red lines the U.S. should declare against Iran. You'll remember this issue as the one roiling the relationship between Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama at the moment. On the Hill, almost everyone—including most of the Democrats—just sided with Netanyahu.

The resolution, initially introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the Spring, laid out a non-binding position that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability" and "rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran." Obama has set his red line at Iran producing nuclear weapons rather than the "capability" to do so, a phrase loaded with a special yet ill-defined meaning in proliferation matters.
The "capability" debate was initially framed as one over "containment" in February, and hawks like Graham found little bipartisan support until their position became a centerpiece of the AIPAC policy conference in March. But the initial resolution from Graham in May stalled. Then things rose into the national consciousness.

This month, an unprecedented campaign by Benjamin Netanyahu to get Obama to shift his Iran red line drew jeers from liberals and even Members of Congress. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) upbraided Netanyahu for interjecting himself in American politics. AIPAC took notice, e-mailing its members last week with articles on Obama's refusal to lower his threshold for war and Netanyahu's denials of interference. The debate seemed, for now, over, with Obama victorious. Then this week, Majority Leader Reid suprised everyone by re-introducing the Graham resolution.
In the end, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) cast the only vote against the measure and two Democrats—Boxer and Washington's Patty Murray—abstained along with seven Republicans (one being the convalescing Senate hawk Mark Kirk). Insofar as Mitt Romney can pick and hold onto any position, the Congress sided with him too. (Someone forgot to tell the Democrats that Republicans have already politicized Iran red lines.)
This top bipartisan Senate priority—spurning Obama's Iran polcy—came as a final act of the chamber before it joined the House in the earliest pre-election recess in half a century."

In an interview with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he had lots to say about this.

“What I do wish to address is this atmosphere and opportunities…to be made ready for their use and disposal. Why should the world rest upon foundations on which some are given the opportunity to continuously threaten others? And, most importantly, more than their willingness to threaten is the management that is governing the world today. Why should the world have such management…in which some are continuously given the opportunity to continuously threaten others?

“We do believe there needs to be serious reform there. Let’s assume that three to four months from now we all reach the conclusion these threats were privy of any value. If such opportunities are given, entities like them will always have opportunities to threaten the well-being and safety of others. They are seeking opportunities for their own salvation and to safeguard their own interests. That is why they are raising the stakes and making so much noise.”

Overwhelmingly our US Congress, Repugs and Demigods alike have sided with the bully that is running the State of Israel. When you read the interview with President Ahmadinejad you well get a sense of a voice more inclined toward world peace than any I have heard lately, and yet...he isn't going to back down. He doesn't have to.


  1. Thanks for posting this evidence of the corruption of the US administrators and their commitment to crimes against peace and crimes against humanity.
    The Zionazis are trying to start World War Three and are leading America by the nose through AIPAC fifth columnists toward disaster.

    Actually America has no right to draw 'red lines' anywhere, it should be sorting out its own problems (of which there are many) and keeping its corporate nose out of everyone else's business.
    Israel is a rogue state that belongs to the Rothschild organised crime syndicate born out of the Nazi Holocaust it remains the legacy of that today. It has illegally proliferated nuclear weapons with the approval of its Washington poodle and its US sponsor.
    America has no moral authority in the world, it behaves like a dangerous and violent retard on the world stage and it is even more irrational now it is in terminal decline, a failed state and a failed empire collapsing into its own footprint.
    Irrespective of our views on Iran (I've been there so I do have some idea of what we are talking about here) but whatever we feel about the Islamic Republic, it has the indisputable moral high ground here.
    It is confronted by blood thirsty ghouls, money grabbing warongers and self serving dullards.

    Conversely Ahmadinejad has logic and reason on his side. On both grounds of rationality and morality Iran knocks America into a cocked hat.

    The Zionazi infiltrators of the US government have nothing but hypocrisy and insane notions of global domination feeding their unremitting gluttony and corruption.
    America is set upon a course that will destroy it and the West (possibly the entire planet), led by the nose by its Zionist mentors and the psychopathic nutjobs that run the place.

    If Americans and everyone else wants to survive this threat of rule by psychosis... they must resist this madness with every last drop of resolve.
    These madmen cannot be allowed to succeeed in this insane Iran and fight its corner because in so doing you are supporting sanity over madness and morality over corruption.
    I believe that there can be no other feasible course for all people of goodwill at this time when madness could destroy all we have created.

    Thanks for posting this alert She, it has been collated as evidence for the trials that are yet to come. When the government fails us to this potentially disastrous degree we must demonstrate we have the backbone and the moral fibre that they so obviously lack.

    1. I'm beginning to think that Ahmadinejad should be running for President Aaran. All he needs do is produce a birth certificate. (Since that's all it seems the blind and comatose in this country require)

  2. Gotta love the 98% of (anti-war prior to Obama being elected) Democrats basically voting for more war. Like I have tried to tell partisan loons for a while, on issues that are leading us to destruction, there is always bi-partisan support. Good on Sen. Paul for his lone peace vote.

    1. All that anyone seems to be focused on right now Scott, is how stupid Romney is. Every day it seems, he spews forth more stupid comments and the public gobbles it up. It's almost like he's trying to keep us distracted so his buddy the Pres, can make secret (not so much now) deals with leaders in other countries to draw imaginary red lines for other nations to not step over.

    2. The entire mess is one big distraction. After the 2008 election it was pretty clear to me how stupid Romney is. I need not give it further consideration.

  3. This is the only place I can find to write is true that your guestbook isn't working, so you had better do another ....sorry She. This is how I did mine (which is less than perfect but it works).

    First go to dashbaord and create a new page and call it Guestbook.
    When you do that you will see a list of pages that appear as rectangular boxes with a blue bar on the left side.
    Place your cursor over the blue bar on you new Guestbook page and you can move it to anywhere in the list of pages.

    I have moved mine to the top which is where it stays and should be one of the first things people see when they visit.

    Make sense?

    Give it a go She, see if that helps :-)