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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 04:47 PM
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AIPAC's "War With Iran" Bill Passes House Committee
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"Wasting no time after its success in getting the administration to oppose Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, and still celebrating the UNESCO funding cut-off, AIPAC has returned to its #1 priority: pushing for war with Iran.

The Israelis have, of course, played their own part in the big show. In the last few weeks, it has been sending out signals that it is getting ready to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities (and embroil the United States in its most calamitous Middle East war yet).

But most observers do not believe an Israeli attack is imminent. (If it was, would Israel telegraph it in advance?) The point of the Israeli threats is to get the United States and the world community to increase pressure on Iran with the justification that unless it does, Israel will attack.

Naturally, the United States Congress, which gets its marching orders on Middle East policy from the lobby which, in turn, gets its marching orders from Binyamin Netanyahu, is rushing to do what it is told. (If only Congress addressed joblessness at home with the same alacrity and enthusiasm.)"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/us-iran-israel_b_1074058.html?ref=israel
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:08 PM
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1. the president can do anything he wants to do...
the congress can not dictate to him on foreign policy.

everyone knows that but the rubes.r
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:27 PM
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4. so true n/t
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:19 PM
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2. We will always have wars until we decide it is as unacceptable as rape/incest/murder
Edited on Sat Nov-05-11 05:20 PM by Gregorian
Why don't we see war in the same way as those things? Is war acceptable? No. Now it's time to turn this mess around.

Iran has nuclear refinement capability. So fucking what. Put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere attacking them than is worth it. There are other alternatives to war.

War is a racket. It's a business. And it's time to end it. It's bad business.

edit- YOU CAN'T RECOMMEND THREAD FROM THIS FORUM? WTF?
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:20 PM
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3. AIPAC does not support war with Iran - MJ Rosenberg's rantings to the contrary notwithstanding
Edited on Sat Nov-05-11 05:21 PM by oberliner
AIPAC's position is support for tough sanctions.

They clearly and explicitly repeat this over and over on their website and elsewhere.

The bill that passed is not a "war with Iran" bill but rather a "strong sanctions" bill.

Read it for yourselves if you haven't already.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:36 PM
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5. War with Iran remains insane.
I hate silly bills.

Of course teeny tiny Israel isn't about to attack Iran and give Ahmadinejad and other Israel haters their dearest wish.

But keep screaming the sky is falling.
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 07:21 PM
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6. What nonsense. NT
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