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Iran and the Zionist-Controlled U.S. Congress

August 3, 2013


As Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani (center in white turban) is inaugurated, the U.S. Congress threatens to impose new sanctions that would economically strangle the nation of 80 million people.  Who is Congress really serving with such belligerent policies - and what will they lead to?

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
- Mark Twain

Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is reportedly cooking up a sanctions bill that would make Iran’s transition to a “free and democratically elected government” – in short, regime change – a precondition for sanctions to be lifted. You don’t have to be a historian to know that we followed the same procedure not long ago with Iraq and know how it ends: war.
- Mark Jansson, “The making of an Iraq sequel with Iran” The Hill, July 31, 2013

When it comes to job approval ratings, the U.S. Congress consistentlygets the lowest marks among the three branches of the federal government.  A Gallup report from July 30, 2013, finds that only 15 percent of the American people approve of the job being done by Congress, and that’s a high number.  Other recent polls have found that less than 10 percent of the American population approve of the job Congress is doing.

The fact that Congress gets such low approval ratings from the American people indicates that there is a serious breakdown in the American system of government.  When 85-90 percent of the people consistently don’t think their representatives are doing a good job, there is obviously something wrong with our democratic republic.

When we consider that Congress utterly failed to investigate 9-11, but then passed legislation that allowed the nation to be dragged into two extremely costly and disastrous wars in the Middle East based on a pack of lies about who was responsible for the terror attacks, we can appreciate the depth of the disgust the American people have for the U.S. Congress.  The nation has been bankrupted and tens of thousands of Americans have been killed or maimed in these unnecessary and illegal wars in the Middle East.

A bill concerning Iran, passed in the House of Representatives on July 31 (400-20), shows just how corrupt Congress has become, and how disconnected from the needs and desires of the American people.  The bill calls for tightening the already extremely severe sanctions on Iran, and aims to cut Iran’s oil exports by a further 1 million barrels per day (bpd). 

Iran, however, with the world's fourth largest proven oil reserves, is currently exporting less than 1 million bpd.  In May 2013, for example, Iran’s crude exports fell to 700,000 bpd.  This means that our representatives in Congress want to completely strangle Iran by preventing it from selling any of its oil, which is its most significant export product.  Such severe and punitive measures are a form of economic warfare, and usually lead to war.

ECONOMIC STRANGULATION

About the proposed new sanctions, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said:  “Additional sanctions are actually aimed at the economic strangulation of Iran, but not at solving the problem of non-proliferation.”

The only nation that actually supports increased sanctions on Iran is Israel, which is the not-so-hidden power behind the vote in the U.S. Congress.  When it comes to Iran, the most aggressive Members of Congress are, like Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), those who receive outrageous amounts of money from supporters of Israel.  Sen. Kirk has received more than $1.3 million from “pro-Israel” industries, according to OpenSecrets.org, but that is nothing compared to the cost of his reckless policies to the Iranian and American people.

The burning question facing the American people is this:  Do we want to go to war with Iran in order to support the Zionist war agenda? 

Our supposedly elected representatives are taking us down a path that will surely lead to war and disaster if we let them continue with these belligerent policies.  World War II was preceded by similar sanctions against Germany and Japan.  The B’nai B’rith and world Jewry, for example, imposed sanctions on Germany in 1933, six years before the outbreak of war.  The U.S. imposed severe oil sanctions on Japan long before the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Iraq War of 2003 was preceded by 12 years of punitive sanctions that caused extreme suffering for the Iraqi people. We need to recognize that sanctions are the prelude to war.

As Americans or Europeans, we need to realize that we cannot allow our politicians to recklessly lead us into an utterly unnecessary conflict with Iran.  Iran is neither a threat nor an enemy of the West.  A normalization of relations with Iran would greatly benefit both nations, economically and otherwise.

We must not allow our foreign policy to be hijacked by Israel, an outlaw state that illegally possesses scores of nuclear weapons.  We need to understand who is really behind the war agenda and must not let the Zionist mini-state drag our nations into a catastrophic war with Iran.  To pursue the Zionist war agenda against Iran would be a foolish mistake with the most severe consequences. 


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