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US Senate Nuts Act Like Nuts

There are times when it is quite clear our Founding Fathers had a different interpretation as to what a Senate could be in reality. They envisioned a group of elderly white men who pondered great questions based on reading and thinking and discussing important issues. Alas, we are in 2014, and those who serve in the US Senate regard the almighty buck as the only almighty thought in their head. Our Senators seek money from right wing Jewish zealots in America who have gobs of money, and whose idea of fairness and diplomacy has nothing to do with the majority of American Jews. So, the US Senate wants legislation that prevents Iran from sending its choice as Ambassador to the United Nations because it is claimed that in 1979 he was involved in the Tehran Embassy crisis!

After World War II, we forgave the Germans even though they had murdered 30 million people. We forgive Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld and George Bush although their actions led to the death of thousands of Americans. But, Hamid Aboutalebi, former Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Italy, cannot be forgiven for NOT killing any Americans!

Where Are They, What Happened, And Why?

I have been in constant contact with very informed sources in Malaysia concerning the so-called missing plane which is somewhere in Asia, we think. According to my sources, it is clear:

1. Vladimir Putin might be the cause of this entire episode.

2. The Israel Mossad secret service could be responsible since there was not a single Jew on the plane! Coincidence?

3. George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld are possible suspects since they are masters of screw ups and this plane mystery is one big screw up.

4. Why hasn’t Ted Cruz attacked Obama for the disappearance, does it suggest he has something to do with it?

5. The Chinese government is upset because 153 passengers were on the plane and since no dissident was among them, then there is anger in Peiping.

6. Senator John McCain has volunteered to fly a jet to search for the missing plane,and promises not to get shot down and become a prisoner again.

7. Barack Obama wants the world to know this disappearance has no connection with the Affordable Care Act.

8. According to Fox News this episode is simply another example of what happens when you give people food since it enables them to live and take over planes.

Israel Takes Action

There is scant doubt that Israel is situated in a difficult geographic position. It is physically a small nation, it is stuck between numerous Arab nations whose primary desire is to witness the end of Israel, and thus quick action frequently is required to head off disaster. Iran and Syria have been supplying Hezbollah and Hamas with weapons, and that includes missiles by the hundreds. Most of these missiles can be fired into Israel which, in response, has developed anti-missile defenses. An Israel strike force seized a ship in the Red Sea that was registered to Panama, but was carrying dozens of missiles destined for Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip. Initially, the missiles went from Damascus to Tehran and then were sent to Iraq where this vessel picked them up and sailed for the Sudan. The goal was to transport the missiles through the desert and then on to Gaza.

It is difficult to deny Israelis the right to defend themselves against missile attacks. It had every right to initiate action in self defense. NOW, the task is to work with Palestinians in order to establish stability in the Middle East.

Iran Urges Caution

Members of the Democratic party and the Republican party are aghast that Iran is moving in the direction of a nuclear development program. According to leaders of these parties it must be the policy of the United States of America to prevent any Middle Eastern nation from possessing weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear bombs. I applaud this stance. Of course, the ONLY nation which is in possession of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons is: ISRAEL! I certainly hope that Democrats and Republicans will issue statements deploring Israel from being in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Ironically, the government of Iran–in contrast to Israel– has publicly made clear that it does NOT seek weapons of mass destruction nor does it seek development of nuclear weapons. For some reason, when Iranian officials deplore weapons of mass destruction they are accused by the American Republican and Democratic parties of being for weapons of mass destruction.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani once again made clear his government’s opposition to weapons of mass destruction and development of nuclear weapons. He said “the Islamic Republic will not develop nuclear weapons out of principle.” He made clear to Iranian military leaders they should be careful in what they say about war or the use of missile training exercises. Sending a missile might result in the missile “bursting into flames and would wreck havoc.”11

So, the nation which wants to end use of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear development is accused by the US of wanting to do this, but the nation which is NOW in possession of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear bombs is hailed as a paragon of virtue and peace!!!

Khamenei Agrees With American Congress

It is now clear that most members of the American Congress have swung over to the side of Iranian religious leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei. Both Republicans and Democrats insist that negotiating with Iran is a waste of time because they cannot be trusted. The solution is to impose further sanctions and get tougher, while always leaving open the option of a little bit of bombing. These American “leaders” believe the most intelligent person in the Middle East is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It turns out the Ayatollah agrees with this American point of view. He recognizes that some Iranian diplomats like President Rouhani want to engage in negotiations with the UN in order to resolve a problem that has led to imposition of sanctions.

Khamenei told the world that he would allow these negotiations to be pursued, but his heart and mind is simply like those in the US Congress. “I repeat again that I am not optimistic about negotiations, and they will lead nowhere. I am not against them, but I repeat again, it will lead nowhere.”

Khamenei could readily become a member of the American Democratic or Republican party. Of course, as Winston Churchil, the fervent anti-Communist and WWII leader of England once said: “Jaw, jaw, not war, war.”

Ayatollah Upset–Again

A group of dedicated diplomats from European, American and Chinese backgrounds are attempting to work out a compromise that would end sanctions against Iran and allow that nation to pursue a peaceful atomic energy program. The Israel government is upset so it has used its lobbyists in America to stir up anger against negotiations. So, from America come threats against Iran from Democrats and Republicans who are anxious to play the “Israel card” in hope of money and votes. Naturally, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been provided an opportunity to get into the debate by charging the United States of being “controlling and meddlesome” when it comes to Iran.

Along with sending Iranian naval vessels into the Atlantic Ocean, Ayatollah Khamenei did not wish to be the loser in any game of chicken. “American officials publicly say they do not seek regime change. That’s a lie. They wouldn’t hesitate a moment if they could.” In other words, the words of Democrats and Republicans in Congress interfere with administration efforts to work out a compromise. Leave it to Republicans who worry about debts(of course, under Republican presidents our national debt rose faster than under Democratic presidents) now apparently would like a war with Iran.

Fellows, wars cost money. Oh, I forgot, just end Food Stamps and Social Security and use that money to fight another war!!

Clinton Urges Support Iran Negotiations

The history of American foreign policy has numerous examples of members of Congress deciding to become the Secretary of State because they wanted to pose as “defenders of America” and charge members of the Executive of being appeasers against tyranny. During the 1950s, the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy even attempted to negotiate with Greek ship owners to prevent them from trading with Çommunist China. Hillary Clinton sent a message to her former Senate colleagues to allow Secretary of State John Kerry to continue his efforts working with members of the international community to end Iran’s program of nuclear development. A majority of the US Senate wants to strengthen Iran sanctions while the international community is negotiating a step-by-step program that makes Iran back away from nuclear weapons in exchange for reducing economic sanctions. Clinton told Senators their idea “would rob us of the international high ground” we have reached, and “weaken the pressure on Iran by opening the door for other countries to chart a different course.”

It is time for American Senators to cease doing the bidding of the Israel lobby which promises financial support and votes, and to support a course of action that not only benefits American foreign policy, but in the end will ensure the safety of Israel as a nation.

Step Down Or Step Up?

Among the ongoing myths of the Republican party is that President Obama is not behaving in the same manner as prior presidents who stood tall for America and refused to back down in the face of tyranny. The assumption is that if a president goes to war, they are standing “tall for democracy.” Secretary of State John Kerry made clear to the Davos World Economic Forum that his role is to further the goal of democracy without employing force. He is upset at claims “that somehow America is disengaging from the world, the myth that America is pulling back or giving up or standing down.” Those assumptions are based on a theory the only was to stand up is to employ military force. Kerry noted that to many,the absence of military forces means the US is “somehow absent from the arena.”

Let’s look at the record:

1. The attack on South Korea was met with troops, not only from America, but from dozens of nations of the world. The independence of South Korea was preserved.

2. We all know how use of the military failed in Vietnam at a cost of over 50,000 American lives.

3. The Gulf War was fought, not only by American soldiers, but those from over twenty nations. It concluded successfully.

4. We all know what happened and continues to happen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Use of military force in Syria would only lead to another civil war and emergence of more and more Muslim terrorists.

Let’s Stop Fighting?

Nations of the world are gathering in Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum in which those who lead countries sit around talking, eating and boasting as to how their nations are doing just great. The jet carrying Iranian President Mohammed Rouhani was directed to a specific parking slot at the Zurich airport. A few minutes later another jet taxied right next to it. This jet contained Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both leaders hopped into helicopters and headed for Davos, heck good food and drink was waiting for them. Staff on both planes decided to send greetings to the other plane. “How are you” was shouted and received back a “Fine, how are you” comment.

There are no reports of the sky collapsing on anyone. There are no reports of armed terrorists setting off bombs. There are no reports of anyone getting killed. Just imagine, two nations in conflict can have a private moment in peace and friendship without collapse of the world!!

Iran Moves Forward

The worst nightmare for AIPAC in the United States of America has arrived. It has spent years intimidating American political leaders with stories that Iran threatens peace, not only in the Middle East, but in the world and must be halted in its nuclear programs. Republicans and Democrats are rallying behind the Israel lobby’s efforts to increase, rather than reduce sanctions upon Iran. The European Union, Russia and China are supporting efforts to compel the Iranian government to end its nuclear weapon program. President Obama has been working with these allies in order to establish a nuclear free Middle East. In the presence of UN inspectors, the Iranian government cut high level uranium enrichment. Jay Carney, speaking for the White House, noted: “these actions represent the first time in nearly a decade that Iran has verifiably enacted measures to half progress on its nuclear program and roll it back in key respects.”

This Iranian statement of compliance will not be hailed by most American Senators as representing anything other than another attempt at covering up its nuclear weapon plans. They are beholden to the Israel lobby and want votes in the 2014 campaign. Ironically, the ONLY nation in the Middle East which DOES posses nuclear weapons is -ISRAEL! And, Israel has repeatedly refused to allow UN inspectors into its facilities!

In other words, American Congressmen are NOT for a nuclear free Middle East!