The Obama administration on Thursday stepped up criticism of Democratic senators who are backing more sanctions against Iran, reports Ryan Grim:
“If certain members of Congress want the United States to take military action, they should be up front with the American public and say so,” Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Otherwise, it’s not clear why any member of Congress would support a bill that possibly closes the door on diplomacy and makes it more likely that the United States will have to choose between military options or allowing Iran’s nuclear program to proceed.”
I’m not going to say this is Israel’s, “Operation Reach Around, ” after all appearances can be deceiving, but insurance?
the act, system, or business of insuring property, life, one’s person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a payment proportionate to the risk involved.
coverage by contract in which one party agrees to indemnify or reimburse another for loss that occurs under the terms of the contract.
the contract itself, set forth in a written or printed agreement or policy.
the amount for which anything is insured.
an insurance premium.
By definition, the bill is counter productive to the goal of insurance, so one must ask whom is paying whom.
The fact that remains obvious to most of us, is that the sanctions already imposed have brought Iran to the table, just as they were designed to do. So Congressional meddling is not in the United States interest if Iran, sans nuclear weapons, is the goal.
But if the goal is Israeli national interests
King Abdullah II on Wednesday accused Israel of disrupting Jordan’s nuclear program which is aimed at meeting its dire energy needs and powering water desalination plants, in an exclusive interview with AFP.
“Strong opposition to Jordan’s nuclear energy program is coming from Israel,” the king said.
“When we started going down the road of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, we approached some highly responsible countries to work with us. And pretty soon we realized that Israel was putting pressure on those countries to disrupt any cooperation with us.”
At this point we should be asking ourselves just what Israeli national interests are, because given the Iran Contra affair coupled with the Jordanian situation, and a pattern of deception is emerging, and who is foisting this off on whom remains to be seen as well.
As it stands now, the US Senate appears to be more interested in stuffing millions of dollars into its’ member’s pockets, and not in either peace, or the national security interests of the United States.