Archive for May, 2012

US ready to strike Iran

May 20, 2012

[B]Plans to strike Iran “ready,” says U.S. Israel envoy.[/B]

(Reuters) – U.S. plans for a possible military strike on Iran are ready and the option is “fully available”, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said, days before Tehran resumes talks with world powers which suspect it of seeking to develop nuclear arms. …..

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-iran-nuclear-usa-israel-idUSBRE84G0AS20120517

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.4133:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d112:6:./temp/~bd8H4l:@@@J

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[B]Zbigniew Brzezinski sounds alarm against military action in Iran.[/B]

http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/03/07/reuters-tv-zbigniew-brzezinski-sounds-alarm-against?videoId=231364883

 

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House passes Stealth Legislation for Israel – HR 4133

May 19, 2012

[b]House Passes Stealth Legislation for Israel –  “H.R. 4133.”[/b]

…  The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) reportedly helped draft the bill …

… The House bill basically provides Israel with a blank check drawn on the U.S. taxpayer to maintain its “qualitative military edge” over all of its neighbors combined. It requires the White House to prepare an annual report on how that superiority is being maintained. The resolution passed on May 9 by a vote of 411–2 on a “suspension of the rules,” which is intended for non-controversial legislation requiring little debate and a quick vote. …

Ron Paul of Texas was the only one who spoke out against it, …

[b]the objective is to provide Israel with the resources to attack Iran[/b], if it chooses to do so, while tying the U.S. and Israel so closely together that whatever Benjamin Netanyahu does, the U.S. “will always be there,” as our president has so aptly put it.   But the scariest bit of the bill is its call for “an expanded role for Israel within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises.” If Israel becomes part of NATO, which is clearly Congress’s intent, the U.S. and other members will be obligated to come to the aid of a nation that is expanding its borders and is currently engaged in hostilities with three of its neighbors. Israel has also initiated a series of regional wars. Whether NATO membership for Israel would benefit anyone is questionable, but it is something the neocons have been seeking for years, to turn Israel’s wars into a new crusade against the Muslim world.  …

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2012/05/16/house-passes-stealth-legislation/

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.4133:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d112:6:./temp/~bd8H4l:@@@J