Re: US Naval Blockade on Iran: A Naval Blockade is an "Act Of War"
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This thing is bigger than you think. A huge part of Congress
(Rs & Ds) have voted to follow AIPAC's advice and, in effect, join Israel in
attacking Iran. A quote from an article by Eric Margolis [columnist for Toronto
Sun] New War Brewing: US, Israel Take Dangerous Steps: [posted by
CommonDreams on Sunday]
"The highly regarded American journalist Seymour Hersh just confirmed that the U.S. Congress authorized a $400-million plan to overthrow Iran’s government and incite ethnic unrest." More: "In Washington, Congress, under intense pressure from the Israel lobby, is about to
adopt a resolution calling for a naval blockade of Iran, an overt act of war."
[the vote is to take place today, I think].
"Israel asserts the right to maintain its Mideast nuclear monopoly by destroying all fissile-producing reactors in the region. Iran vows to retaliate against Israel ...., shut the Strait of Hormuz and mine the Gulf, producing worldwide financial panic, severe fuel shortages, and $400-$500 per barrel oil. Iran likely will attack U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait, and strike Saudi and Kuwaiti oil facilities." Read the comments related to this article along with some
important links contributed by some of the commenters.
(Article and Comments) The best link for information is here: http://www.stopaipac.org/iranresolution.htm (best explanation w/ links) From that site, you can get a video explanation and also a link to the list of congress members that are co-signers. It's an enormous number of members. I have never seen such a long list co-signing
This thing has AIPAC's influence (campaign bribes) written all over it. I'm convinced this is NOT being pushed by BIG OIL corporations. They don't want big interruptions in oil supplies and doubling again of oil prices and outright war with consumers at American gas pumps. That cannot be in their interest. Yep, this is all about Israel.
Incidentally, the page on the Iran Resolution http://www.stopaipac.org/iranresolution.htm promises to continue ongoing updates on the latest developments.
It's interesting that there was no forewarning about this vote, no chance to organize opposition or to send messages to congress members or anything. There might be time to get a phone call in through the Congressional offices switchboard this morning, but that's all.
And yes, a Naval Blockade is an Act of War.
The above was penned yesterday, btw.