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Peace Action Responds to President Obama’s ISIS Speech

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This press release went out last night, more to come soon.

Peace Action Responds to Obama’s ISIS Plan

 

Washington, DC — September 10, 2014 — In response to President Obama’s speech on dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Peace Action, the largest peace group in the U.S. made the following statements:

 

“We agree with the president that there is no military solution to the problems posed by ISIS. And yet his proposed strategy relies far too heavily on the use of military force. It’s time to stop the bombing and escalation and use the other tools of U.S. foreign policy — working with allies in cutting off weapons, oil and funding streams for starters — which will be much more active in dealing with ISIS,” said Kevin Martin, Peace Action’s executive director.

 

“True international support to deal with ISIS requires UN action and regional diplomacy,” observed Paul Kawika Martin, the political director of Peace Action.

 

“History shows that US arms tends to fall into the wrong hands like in Afghanistan and now ISIS.  More weapons in the mideast is not the solution and is more like pouring fuel on a fire,” concluded Paul Kawika Martin.

 

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  1. 13 years ago. 911 9/11/01—THE TRUE PERPETRATORS “ISRAEL–MOSSAD” STILL ON THE LOOSE.

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    1. No more tax exemptions for anyone. Tax reform for fairness for all of us.

    2. Eliminate non-profit organizations being able to invest in Wall Street, or any other profit raising investment. Their communities that money was given for have been neglected long enough.

    3. All imports from foreign soil shall be taxed accordingly, including American owned corporations.

    4. No more WARS, we have sacrificed enough for the disrespectful, arrogant, Foreign Countries.

    5. No more foreign aid or military aid to any Religious State regardless of the Religion. We have separation of Church & State, and are unwilling to support Israel and a false religious State of Zionism. There has never been, nor will there ever be any respect for we the people that have paid all cost of life, limb, money and resources for them to commit the Atrocities they have on all neighbors, the attacks on our present president. The killing of Kennedy. The attacks on the World Trade Center, the attack on the USS Liberty, the final attack on 911.

    6. We the people keep looking for the next false flag operation committed by Israel to promote their agenda, again at our cost none of theirs.

    7. Presently 65 %, or 165 of the Billionaires in America are Zionist. Coming from 1% of the Population. They carry 80% of the influence on congress, by manipulation of our elections using the monopoly they have by now owning ALL major media sources and distortion.

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    Israel Is No Ally:

    By Philip Giraldi • March 13, 2014

    Inside the beltway types and the media constantly refer to Israel as an ally, which it is not. Israeli soldiers have never fought beside American troops and to be an ally you need an actual alliance on paper. No such legally binding document exists between Washington and Tel Aviv. Sycophants in congress are also fond of calling Israel Washington’s best or closest friend in spite of the fact that it does actual damage to the United States through using its considerable access to the government and media to promote policies that are good neither for the US nor for Israel itself. Recalling the expression that a friend does not let a friend drive drunk, one might observe that the United States has been driving drunk for quite some time, dangerous behavior that has to some extent been encouraged by Israel and its many supporters in Washington.

    Israel might or might not have been an actual enabler of the disastrous American invasion of Iraq but it is undeniably true that the Pentagon officials who contributed to the “Clean Break” recommendations prepared for Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996 were subsequently behind the rush to war and the forgery of phony intelligence that fed the process. And Iran is Iraq redux. If the Washington goes to war with Tehran in the near future it will not be because Iranians actually threaten America, it will be because Israel and its powerful lobby in the US have succeeded in creating an essentially false casus belli to bring about such action.

    Phil Giraldi: Is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for Antiwar.com. He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest .

    Congress Must Not Cede Its War Power to Israel

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who once commented that 9/11 was good for Israel, has repeatedly sought to commit the United States to draw red lines that would narrow options for the White House and de facto require it to take military action against Iran. Congress is meanwhile advancing legislation that would commit the United States to intervene militarily in support of a unilateral Israeli attack, meaning that Israel could easily be empowered to make the decision on whether or not the US goes to war.

    Nothing relating to Israel is quite like how the US interacts with other countries. Direct grants, forgiveness of loans, charitable exemptions, and Pentagon co-production schemes all contribute to the dollar costs that go to support Israel, measures that are not in place for any other nation. Congress also recently approved by a 410 to 1 vote the United States Israel Strategic Partnership Act which grants to Israel an exemption from the reciprocity mandated by the so-called visa waiver program. Israelis will be able to travel freely to the United States while their government will be allowed to refuse entry to American citizens, a privilege granted to no other visa waiver country. One congressman has even introduced a bill to cut off federal funding for any academic organization that engages in boycotting Israel. Boycotting other countries is apparently okay.

    Israel involves itself in American elections, most recently on behalf of Mitt Romney, it has corrupted our congress, its head of government publicly humiliates our own head of state, its government ministers insult and ridicule John Kerry, and its intelligence officers actually provide alarmist and inaccurate private briefings for American Senators on Capitol Hill. No other country interferes in our system in as many ways as Israel.

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