If the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as U.S. and Israeli intelligence, have all agreed that Iran does not currently have a nuclear bomb, is not building a nuclear weapon and does not have plans to do so, then why must our corrupt government continue to beat the war drums and be in a constant state of ‘what if?’ mentality ? Oh yes. The Military Industrial Complex.
No doubt, to spread democracy and freedom, right ? Er ….
Rep. Dennis Kucinich – U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 10th District wrote yesterday a column at the Huffington Post :
This week, Congress is considering two pieces of legislation relating to Iran. The first undermines a diplomatic solution with Iran and lowers the bar for war. The second authorizes a war of choice against Iran and begins military preparations for it.
H.Res.568: Eliminating the Most Viable Alternative to War
The House is expected to vote on H.Res. 568. Read the resolution. Section (6) rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran. Section (7) urges the President to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability and opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to Iranian enrichment.
This language represents a significant shift in U.S. policy and would guarantee that talks with Iran, currently scheduled for May 23, would fail. Current U.S. policy is that Iran cannot acquire nuclear weapons. Instead, H. Res. 568 draws the “redline” for military action at Iran achieving a nuclear weapons “capability,” a nebulous and undefined term that could include a civilian nuclear program. Indeed, it is likely that a negotiated deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and to prevent war would provide for Iranian enrichment for peaceful purposes under the framework of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty with strict safeguards and inspections. This language makes such a negotiated solution impossible.
The Former Chief of Staff of Secretary of State Colin Powell has stated that this resolution “reads like the same sheet of music that got us into the Iraq war.”
H.R. 4310: Authorizing War Against Iran and Preparing the Military for it
While H. Res. 568 undermines our diplomatic efforts and lowers the bar for war, H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 begins military preparations for war. Section 1221 makes military action against Iran a U.S. policy. Section 1222 directs our armed forces to prepare for war.
SEC. 1221. DECLARATION OF POLICY.
(a) Findings- Congress makes the following findings:
(2) At the same time, Iran may soon attain a nuclear weapons capability, a development that would threaten United States interests, destabilize the region, encourage regional nuclear proliferation, further empower and embolden Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and provide it the tools to threaten its neighbors, including Israel.
As usual, our governments hypocrisy knows no bounds. All of this on a what if, preemptive, maybe. They say it would destabilize the region. Really ? Really ? Is not the US Government already the kings of destabilizing the region in the middle east ? And of course, they like to use Israel as a reason to be concerned, referring to them as our neighbors. Aren’t our neighbors Mexico and Canada ?
Doesn’t Israel already have 200 Nuclear Missiles ? Does anyone of any right mind really think that Iran would attack Israel only to be literally wiped from the face of the earth ?
While you Serf’s run around to Soccer matches and Starbucks and TiVo American Idol, your government is preparing the case for war against Iran. Just like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan and Vietnam and and and …………………….
So much for diplomacy and spreading a message of peace and trade.
But we must bomb Iran. They want to kill us ! (I actually was told this by a Serf Friend of mine.) So first it was Al Qaeda and we rushed into Afghanistan only to end up fighting an endless war against the Taliban (I guess we did not learn from the Russians Ten Year War failure), then we run into IRAQ screaming Weapons of Mass Destruction (never mind this had nothing to do with 9/11 or Al Qaeda) and now, as we prepare for troops to withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 (only 6 years after ‘O’ stated he would have them out, but lied while running for office and we still will have a presence in Afghanistan until 2024) but now …
We get Iran on the playing board. There is wide speculation that any attack on Iran will lead to WW3. Yes. The Russians will intervene and already rumored to be moving troops to the Northern Iran border, China has said they will get in on the big dance …
Don’t you see where this is going ? This will not be another endless preemptive unsustainable war, but one that just might destroy the world as we know it. And at the end of the day, if you are still on the War Wagon ? We simply can no longer afford our adventures overseas.
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