Permanent war is official
US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international,
constitutional and US statute laws.
America is a lawless rogue state. It's been so for decades. It's
by far the world's worst. It wages war on humanity. It does it at home
Innocent victims are murdered in cold blood. It's official policy.
So are other high crimes.
Political Washington is beholden to dominant monied interests, war
profiteers, other corporate favorites, and Israeli Lobby extremists. AIPAC
represents their face.
It's an unregistered foreign agent. It's represented Israel since
1953. It does so lawlessly.
Virtually no one in Congress confronts it. Doing so assures short
careers. It has enormous influence over US Middle East policies. They
affect Israel, war, peace, and humanity.
It disseminates disinformation, lies and hate. It viciously attacks
opponents. It's a cancer in our midst. It destroys fundamental freedoms.
It maliciously calls Iran "the world's leading state sponsor of
terrorism and is racing toward a nuclear weapons capability."
It manufactures threats to promote fear. It wants the Islamic Republic
destroyed. It targets other regional states. It wants unchallenged Israeli
Its annual conferences reflect out-of-control Zionist influence
over US foreign policy. It calls them "the largest gathering of the pro-Israel
A rogue's gallery of participants show up. They express fealty to
what demands condemnation.
AIPAC's 2013 conference will be held from March 3 - 5. Washington
again is venue. AIPAC calls it "three of the most important days affecting
Israel's future." Its theme is "Shaping Tomorrow Together."
Thousands are expected to attend. Doing so shames anyone showing
up. Caterpillar will participate in a panel discussion. It topic is "Foreign
Aid: The Vital Role of US Assistance."
It's scheduled days before the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie's
murder. One of its giant bulldozers crushed her to death. It did so in
A soldier/operator ran her down twice. He did so to be sure she
was dead. Caterpillar shares guilt. It supplies giant bulldozers. They're
designed to destroy and kill.
Its Washington Director for Government Affairs, Bill Lane, will
pay homage to AIPAC and Israel. It's no surprise.
Profits matter more than principle. Caterpillar's bottom line is
served. It's boosted by terrorizing Palestinians. It's longstanding company
Occupy AIPAC will be back. CODEPINK, Interfaith Peace Builders,
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, the Fellowship of Reconciliation,
and other groups will participate.
Demonstrations and other events are planned. Instituting a new US
Middle East policy will be stressed. So will ridding the region of Israeli
lawlessness and AIPAC's sinister influence on Washington.
Two senators among others reflect it. Lindsey Graham (R. SC) and
Robert Menendez (D. NJ) support war on Iran. Think Progress reported it.
They prepared a joint resolution. It "strongly supports the full
implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and
urge(s) the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions
It falsely calls Iran "in non-compliance with its safeguards agreement
with the IAEA." It lied claiming its uranium enrichment is illegal.
It did so again saying it "stands in violation of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights."
No nation violates fundamental human and civil rights more egregiously
than America. It's official policy.
Both senators want more stringent sanctions imposed. Economic ones
on nonbelligerent countries violate international law. They're used to
inflict extreme hardships. They cause ordinary Iranians pain and suffering.
They're not fools. They blame Washington and Israel. They're Tehran's
main enemies. They're partnered in seeking Middle East dominance. They
commit crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide.
They're waging lawless war on Syria. The road to Tehran runs through
Damascus. Their government is their last line of defense. They support
it for good reason.
Graham and Menendez falsely accused Iran or pursuing nuclear weapons.
In December 2012, 74 senators urged Obama "to take military action
against Iran if it continues its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon."
They want Washington's European and Middle East partners involved.
They want "a credible and capable multilateral coalition" demonstrated.
They want a strike commitment ready if necessary.
They support strong military ties to Israel. They back its right
to self-defense. Israel has no regional enemies except ones it invents.
Claiming otherwise is fabricated rubbish.
Graham/Menendez's most disturbing section urges open-ended support
if Israel attacks Iran, saying:
"….(I)f the government Israel is compelled to take military action
in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel
and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government
of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence."
Last August, Graham partnered with Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns.
They said they'd introduce their resolution in September. They sought
Nothing happened. Graham/Menendez's resolution exceeds last year's.
It backs an Israeli strike. It's bipartisan. It's non-binding.
Its threatening posture is troubling. Words can become policy. Bipartisan
complicity targets Iran. Obama declared all options open. Attacking preemptively
On February 27, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R. CA)
and Eliot Engel (D. NY) sponsored the "Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of
It toughens economic sanctions. It increases oversight over current
ones. It states US policy prioritizes preventing Tehran from acquiring
a nuclear weapons capability.
It falsely calls Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). It's other provisions turn truth
on its head. It's coupled with Graham/Menendez.
It gives pause to what Obama/Netanyahu have in mind. They'll meet
later in Israel. March is scheduled. It's flexible. Expect plans to be
finalized once Israel's new government is formed.
War remains an option. Obama said so numerous times. In March 2012,
he addressed AIPAC's annual conference.
He said "no Israeli government can tolerate a nuclear weapon in
the hands of a regime that….threatens to wipe Israel off the map and sponsors
terrorist groups committed to Israel's destruction."
He lied. Iran seeks peace. It threatens no one. Obama knows it.
So does Israel. False accusations follow often. He told AIPAC participants
he'll "use force when the time and circumstances demand it."
"I will take no options off the table, and I mean what I say. That
includes all elements of American power (including) a military effort
to be prepared for any contingency."
"Iran's leaders should understand that I do not have a policy of
containment. I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear
"And as I have made clear time and again during the course of my
presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend
the United States and its interests."
For the first in seven years, no US president or Israeli prime minister
will attend AIPAC's conference. Why they'll have to explain.
Biden will represent Obama. Netanyahu will speak by video message.
Outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak will attend.
AIPAC plans focusing on congressional legislation. It wants Israel
designated a "major (US) strategic ally."
It wants status beyond what's offered other nations. It wants America
agreeing to strike Iran. If binding legislation authorizes it, all bets
are off. What follows bears watching.