Forum Post: US must fight Iran if Israel decides - Phil Giraldi former counter-terrorism specialist, military intelligence officer
Posted 12 months ago on March 14, 2013, 5:38 p.m. EST by gmxusa
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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual convention in Washington: some 13 thousand people attended. I’ve just written a backgrounder on the affair, “Same Old Stuff from AIPAC,” and wanted you to see it. I think it’s worth circulating around the internet—right now just about all the information about AIPAC’s meeting comes from their side.
The Israel lobby is focusing its energies on legislation that will, if you can believe this, tighten the bonds between Washington and Tel Aviv even more. One such bill, called “The Iran Nuclear Prevention Act,” is described as “A resolution strongly supporting the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urging the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation.” In my article I note that the bill, SR 65 ...
... is a virtual declaration of war on a timetable to be established by Israel ... the resolution basically concedes that if Israel starts a war against Iran under any pretext, the United States must automatically support it up to an including using its own military and naval forces. As Senator Graham admitted in an interview, ‘If Israel acts in its own defense – even preemptively – we will support Israel economically, diplomatically, and politically.’
Alison Weir sent out her important action alert regarding some of this legislation last week. As a follow-up, please send my article to the media. Let them know that the Israel lobby should not be dictating such dangerous legislation.
As always, your support—acting on these issues and your financial investments—are deeply appreciated. Your Council for the National Interest can stand up for America because you stand with us.
Phil Giraldi Executive Director