Does AIPAC want war? If a bill pushed by Lieberman passes, it could give the US “political authorisation for military force” against Iran.
From Al Jazeera
For all it has done to promote confrontation between the United States and Iran, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has worked to avoid the public perception that AIPAC is openly promoting war. In AIPAC’s public documents, the emphasis has always been on tougher sanctions. (If you make sanctions “tough” enough – an effective embargo – that is an act of war, but it is still at one remove from saying that the US should start bombing.)
But a new Senate effort to move the goalposts of US policy to declare it “unacceptable” for Iran to develop a nuclear weapons capability – not a nuclear weapon, but the technical capacity to create one – gives AIPAC the opportunity to make a choice which all can observe. If the Lieberman resolution becomes an ask for AIPAC lobbyists at the March AIPAC policy conference, then the world will know: AIPAC is lobbying Congress for war with Iran.
Sponsors of the Lieberman resolution deny that it is an “authorisation for military force”, and in a legal, technical sense, they are absolutely correct: it is not a legal authorisation for military force. But it is an attempt to enact a political authorisation for military force. It is an attempt to pressure the administration politically to move forward the tripwire for war, to a place indistinguishable from the status quo that exists today. If successful, this political move would make it impossible for the administration to pursue meaningful diplomatic engagement with Iran, shutting down the most plausible alternative to war.
The first “resolved” paragraph of the Lieberman resolution affirms that it is a “vital national interest” of the United States to prevent Iran from acquiring a “nuclear weapons capability”.
The phrase “vital national interest” is a “term of art”. It means something that the US should be willing to go to war for. Recall the debate over whether the US military intervention in Libya was a “vital national interest” of the United States (which Defence Secretary Robert Gates said it wasn’t.) It was a debate over whether the bar was met to justify the United States going to war.
Source and full piece: Al Jazeera, 19 Feb 2012
Joe Lieberman is a giant traitor — it’s so obvious now with all his efforts to censor the Internet and get America into a war for another country. Amazing how he gets clean away with it, huh? That’s because the Jews own the friggin’ media — or are you so totally daft you haven’t got the deal by now?
Already gas prices are soaring because insiders know the Jews are going to attack Iran and sucker the US into it. Next time you’re at the pump, just think about all these stinking, ISRAEL-FIRSTER Jews as your hard-earned money streams away on the clicker.
I say we go to war — but not against Iran or Syria. I say we go to war with stinking ISRAEL. We need to bomb that place right off the GD map. And I’ve had it with lousy Jews back here in America, too. We need to round up every single last GD one of the traitors. They’ve been nothing but big trouble for America — ever since they got here.
They’re the real enemies of humanity, America and the White race. We need to frog-march every GD Jew from wherever they live, spay or neuter those necessary, strap a cheap, mass-manufactered parachute to each fat, subversive ass and drop them right over the deepest, darkest jungles of Africa from C-130′s.