September 10, 2013
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is on a mission to coerce Congress by admonishing their followers and supporters to tell lawmakers that President Obama should be granted Congressional authority “protect America’s national security interests and dissuade the Syrian regime’s further use of unconventional weapons. The civilized world cannot tolerate the use of these barbaric weapons, particularly against an innocent civilian population including hundreds of children.”
On Capitol Hill, the biggest lobby firm, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a domestic lobby that ensures that America protect “Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the Middle East and around the world” as well as making sure that “America and Israel remain strong and that they collaborate closely together”.
Through AIPAC, the US government supplies Israel with:
• Defense intelligence and military security
• Technologies that facilitate defense and military equipment
• Science and agricultural products
Although they claim to be grassroots and not affiliated with any political party, they have released propaganda short films that prove that they are clear and pointed in their efforts to keep the US and Israel forever tied together. At their Summit’s US and international governmental representatives have spoken on behalf of the pro-Israel influence on American policies.
• President Barack Obama
• Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State
• Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
• Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister
• Senator Harry Reid
• Senator Lindsey Graham
• Senator John McCain
AIPAC admits to “closely monitoring the war in Syria for the past two years. We have been deeply concerned about the impact the war has had on American national security interests, the danger it has posed to Israel and regional stability, and the growing influence of Iran.”
The Israeli lobby claims that there will be a “retaliatory attack by Assad, Iran or Hezbollah on Israeli population centers.”
Last June, the Israeli government began pressuring the international community with threats of military action against Tehran unless they see visible proof that Iran’s nuclear endeavors have ceased.
An official speaking for the Israeli government stated: Our position is that the international community needs to do three things for the talks to be successful. Make its demands crystal clear and tied to a clear timeline for implementation, ratchet up the economic and diplomatic pressure, and augment that pressure by making clear there is a credible military option.”
The official clarified by saying that Iran will not make the decision of halting their nuclear program; but rather the threat of violence will do so or else the threat will become reality. “We would like the international community to say that these are our demands, these are our sanctions, comply…or else. Just as we think the sanctions have to be beefed up, this position must be clearly stated.”
AIPAC direct the US House of Representatives (USHR) received a proposal HR 1905, The Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012; authored by Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Howard Berman.
According to the Council for the National Interest (CNI), Israel has pursued “building the most powerful military” with the “acquisition of US taxpayer money, weaponry and technology” as well as focusing on “preventing other nations in the region from becoming financially and militarily competitive.” This endeavor has point to Iran as a threat to their over-reaching domination in the Middle East.
HR 1905 will effectively:
• place virtually all of Iran’s energy, financial, and transportation sectors under U.S. sanction. Companies conducting business with Iran in these sectors face losing access to U.S. markets
• impose sanctions designed to prevent Iran from repatriating any proceeds from its oil sales, thus depriving Iran of 80 percent of its hard currency earnings and half of the funds to support its national budget
• impose tough new sanctions on the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
• target Iran’s use of barter transactions to bypass sanctions, the provision of insurance to Iran’s energy sector, and the provision of specialized financial messaging services to the Central Bank of Iran
AIPAC proudly states that they have the backing of the UN as well as the US to impose “economic pressure on Iran”.
In 2012, the USHR, with the coercion of the Obama administration, passed the HR 4133 United States – Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 (USIESC), the US-Israeli relationship took a new turn.