Highlighting their different views of the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program, President Barack Obama insisted Monday that diplomacy still has time to halt the effort, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reasserted Israel’s right to take unilateral military action, saying the Jewish state must remain “the master of its fate.”
Aggressive warfare is never necessary. If Obama were interested in making the US the “the master of its fate” he would have said, “Well, Bibi, you’ll be on your own if you start a war with Iran.”
But of course Obama stooge did not say that. Will he? I fear not. I think he will remain on Bibi’s knee just as Charlie McCarthy remained on Edgar Bergen’s knee or Knucklehead Smith on Paul Winchell’s. I fear that Israel will attack Iran and that Obama will follow, asserting that we “have to” do so. I fear that the tail continues to wag the dog, that the interests of AIPAC will prevail over the interests of our 99% worldwide.
Obama to AIPAC: I have Israel’s back
A nuclear-armed Iran is completely counter to Israel’s security interests. But it is also counter to the national security interests of the United States. Indeed, the entire world has an interest in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. A nuclear-armed Iran would thoroughly undermine the non-proliferation regime that we have done so much to build.
Let’s begin with a basic truth that we all understand: ‘the non-proliferation regime’ we have done so much to build includes the 75 – 200 nuclear warheads built by Israel, which refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, as well as the zero nuclear warheads possessed by Iran, a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Obama’s ‘basic truth’ is a lie. Unsurprising from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate waging a half-dozen Wars of Aggression around the world and, together with Israel, engaged in the ‘planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances’ against Iran.
Principle I. Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.
Principle II. The fact that internal law does not impose a penalty for an act which constitutes a crime under international law does not relieve the person who committed the act from responsibility under international law.
Principle III. The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as Head of State or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.
Principle IV. The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.
Principle V. Any person charged with a crime under international law has the right to a fair trial on the facts and law.
Principle VI. The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law:
(a) Crimes against peace:
(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).
(b) War Crimes:
Violations of the laws or customs of war which include, but are not limited to, murder, ill-treatment or deportation of slave-labour or for any other purpose of the civilian population of or in occupied territory, murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or persons on the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity.
(c) Crimes against humanity:
Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts done against any civilian population, or persecutions on political, racial, or religious grounds, when such acts are done or such persecutions are carried on in execution of or in connection with any crime against peace or any war crime.
Principle VII. Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principle VI is a crime under international law.
Obama is a liar, a murderer, a war criminal; the betrayer of all of us Americans.
The fact that all the Republicrat candidates for POTUS are so as well leaves us with only the obvious option : to repudiate the duopoly and to assert our own sovereignty over our own nation and so to master our own fate.
No war in Iran. End the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and any others begun by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Bring all the troops home and bring down the curtain on our imperial occupations abroad beginning at the very least with Okinawa in Japan and Jeju Island in South Korea.
How? Clearly we must vote out the duopoly candidates in this year’s election.
A vote for a duopol is a wasted vote.
There will be no non-duopols on our ballots – the duopoly’s control of political life in the USA begins with control of our ballots – so…
- We must write-in the names of candidates whom we can reasonably expect to represent our interests chosen from among ourselves, paying no attention to absurd assertions that this is ‘illegal’.
- We must work hard to ensure that our candidates receive more of our votes in each election than do candidates of the duopoly.
- We must contest the outcome of every election we win – that is in which no candidate received a majority of the votes cast – insist on a tally of all those receiving any votes at all in the elections, insist on run-off elections to determine the actual winners, and choose winners from among those candidates we’ve written in.
Once the illegitimacy of the duopol ‘government’ and the utter bankruptcy of our ‘democracy’ have been demonstrated to all, especially to ourselves, we can purposefully begin the long march to restructure our government to serve our interests.
This is what needs to be done and there is no one here to do it but ourselves. We might have begun in 2004, we should have begun in 2008, we must begin in 2012.
In spite of all the accolades, Rocky has a mountainous task ahead of him if he is to prevail as the 45th president of the United States, … there will be a great sigh of relief if he pulls off the most remarkable political coup in the history of U.S. politics, and if anybody can do it, he has the credentials and the stamina as a proven winner.
The only possible way for Rocky to win the presidency is if all of America’s progressives come to his support. His web site is: www.voterocky.org
- An immediate end to the on-going wars.
- Essential healh care coverage for all citizens
- An end to the legal concept of corporate personhood
- Adequate revenues to balance the budget through fair taxation
- Control of the Federal Reserve by the Treasury Department and Congress
- A balanced budget (or surplus) except in times of war or major recession
- An end to the stranglehold on our government by the military-industrial complex
- Treatment of substance abuse as a public health, rather than criminal justice, issue
- Urgent international leadership by the US to prevent the most catastrophic consequences of climate disruption
- A constitutional amendment ot overrule Citizens United and to allow limits or prohibitions of the corrosive impact of money on our electoral system