Tuesday, 5 March 2013
AIPAC-ing a Big Punch: Israel Ups Iran War Rhetoric in Push for US Aid
Explicit warnings of military action against Iran are coming in hot and heavy at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington. Israel's most ardent supporters are pushing for greater US backing. But the meeting is drawing fire itself, with protesters staging a somewhat colorful demonstration. Among their concerns is aggressive settlement expansion on occupied Palestinian land, and warmongering by Netanyahu.
Much of the US Congress and Senate are bribed by the Israelis, like other powerful lobby groups, so that they are strongly under their influence. This is very bad when the outcome can be a war of aggression (ie Iraq).
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 5th, 2013.]