Architects of the Iran Hype

The Israel Lobby – Architects of the ‘Iran Sanctions‘:

Dennis Ross is, of course, not the only Iran policy maker in the Obama Administration who is close to Israel and its lobby groups. There are numerous other individuals with nearly the same credentials at the highest echelons in the current administration. One example is Richard Holbrooke, the “Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan,” who co-founded and co-chaired, with Dennis Ross, the “United Against Nuclear Iran,” an Israeli lobby group who has been actively campaigning for the containment of Iran. The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2008). book, under the Bush Administration Levey managed to carry on a crusade against Iran by formulating and implementing financial sanctions against Iran (see also “Stuart Levey’s War“). He has continued to do the same under the Obama Administration. 

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/jun/1081.html

Another senior official at the State Department is Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg, who was-along with Dennis Ross and former American Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer-one of the principal authors of Obama’s speech on the Middle East at the 2008 AIPAC conference (

Similarly, in the Department of Treasury, some of the highest positions are occupied by people close to Israel and its lobby groups. One example is Stuart A. Levey, the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As I argued in my 2008

Yet, Ross and his associates in WINEP appear to be the main architects of the policy of “tough diplomacy” that has been carried out by the current administration. …

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2 Responses to “Architects of the Iran Hype”

  1. worzzz Says:

    CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO EXPEDITE ACTION ON IRAN SANCTIONS BILLS.

    New York, June 9, 2010 … Leaders of the Conference of Presidents urged the leaders of Congress and the House-Senate conferees to quickly conclude their deliberations and enable the legislation which imposes sanctions on Iran to be submitted to Congress for a final vote.

    Conference Chairman Alan Solow and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein said, “The action by the UN Security Council, passing additional Iran sanctions today, makes it all the more imperative that Congress move expeditiously. The House overwhelmingly and the Senate by unanimous vote passed legislation at the end of last year that would enhance U.S. sanctions against Iran. House and Senate conferees were recently appointed to reconcile the Senate Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (S. 2799) and the House-passed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act (IRPSA – H.R. 2194). The Security Council resolution is a platform on which the U.S. and other countries can build an effective sanctions structure that will hopefully bring Iran into compliance with these and previous Security Council resolutions.”

    http://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/index.asp

  2. worzzz Says:

    Modern Folly, Ancient Wisdom.

    … Israel is a liberal democracy stuck in the blind alley of a morally corrupting 43-year-old occupation that has made force its reflexive mode of operation. Several factors have nudged the country rightward: religious-settler extremism; obliviousness to the Palestinian plight now concealed behind walls; Russian-imported strands of Arab-baiting intolerance. … the real threat it faces today is not one of destruction but of de-legitimization. …

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/opinion/11iht-edcohen.html?scp=2&sq=roger%20cohen&st=cse

    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/fantastic-posts-that-are-must-reads-volume-6/

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    Israel and the United States simulated war this week in a massive aerial drill that included dozens of F-16 fighter jets from both countries.

    …. the IAF was looking for more training grounds in Europe. …

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=178133

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    This is the Map of Herzl’s desired Jewish State.

    http://palestinethinktank.com/2010/06/10/this-is-the-map-of-herzls-desired-jewish-state-this-is-zionism/

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    … Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism, has publicly called for the arrest and prosecution of “any U.S. citizens who were aboard or involved with the Freedom Flotilla” under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

    According to Rep. Sherman: “[It’s] absolutely illegal for any American to give food, money, school supplies, paper clips, concrete …so I will be asking the Attorney General to prosecute any American involved in what was clearly an effort to give items of value to a terrorist organization.” …

    http://vcnv.org/refusing-to-be-intimidated

    http://www.wrmea.com/component/content/article/351-2010-may-june/9045-pro-israel-pac-contributions-to-2010-congressional-candidates.html

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    BBC: Israel’s Nukes and Chemical Weapons.

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    American Smuggled Back Flotilla Massacre Video

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june132010/flotilla-revelation.php

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    PRO-ISRAEL PAC CONTRIBUTIONS TO 2010 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES.

    http://www.wrmea.com/component/content/article/351-2010-may-june/9045-pro-israel-pac-contributions-to-2010-congressional-candidates.html

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