08.11.08

Fight for Freedom, not for Politicians: VOTB

Posted in Politics, Vote Out The Bums at 4:08 am by Administrator

“War is politics carried out by other means” Karl von Clausewitz

Freedom is worth defending and dying for. Politicians are not. The lives of U.S. citizens are freedom’s most valuable commodity. They should not be wasted fighting someone else’s war.

Politicians aren’t defending freedom. They are aligning themselves behind ideas put forth by groups such as the AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committe), Freedom’s Watch (the “$200 million mouthpiece for military action”), Move America Forward (MAF) and other pro-war lobbyists. The most powerful group is the AIPAC (a Pro-Israel Lobby). They have worked with Congress and the Executive Branch for decades on numerous critical initiatives — from securing foreign aid for Israel to stopping Iran’s nuclear program.
http://www.aipac.org/about_AIPAC/default.asp

Many think that the U.S. is going to war with Iran because of AIPAC. http://www.stopaipac.org/iranresolution.htm

If you don’t believe war with Iran is in the planning stages, check out another source.
“Why was the ‘Iran clause’ forbidding war on Iran without Congressional approval taken out of the recent supplemental for the Iraq war funding?” (1) The answer is that AIPAC wanted it out. Why is this hawkish influence on our politicians so controlling?
(1) http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/publish/article_835.shtml

“On the rare occasion when a brave member of Congress dares to stand up to the unrelenting AIPAC tyranny, that person is targeted for unelection in the next congressional campaign. Big money is directed by AIPAC and/or its analogues into the coffers of the senator’s or congressman’s opponent. Over and over again, AIPAC has shaped the U.S. Congress in this way, so successfully that no one even dares speak out any more.” You can read more at:
http://www.antiwar.com/cole/?articleid=3467

Politicians know that American citizens prefer their wars to have moral dimensions that rise above geopolitics (like oil or defending Israel). So, the cries of nuclear capability are heard loud and clear as the reason for invading Iran. The word terrorist has been framed as a secondary reasoning for invading Iran. The ideas nuclear capability and terrorist hide their true motivations and generally magnify tensions of possible threat.

We are living with many nations (China, Russia, France, The United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, North Korea, etc.) that have nuclear capabilities. Interesting enough, Israel is believed to have nuclear weapons, but refuses to confirm or deny them. So what is the big deal if Iran gets nuclear capabilities? They are no threat to the U.S. freedoms.

The police in every town across the U.S. have a rehearsed response to this “what if” scenario. When a person reports that someone is threatening to kill them, all the police say is “no crime has been committed. We can’t do anything.” Therefore, they could only talk with the threatening person. This should be the policy with Iran, not war.

The talk with Iran should be along the lines of a “mutual assured defense” statement. If you strike we have a rapid response team ready to take out the heart of your homeland. More severe details could be spelled out and they would be understood. (Does anyone remember that the Berlin wall came down just this way?)

Politicians use ‘what if’ scare tactics as a smoke screen. Instead of defending the blood of U.S. soldiers, these politicians are consumed with self-interest and the interest of the pro-war money people. Politicians think that it is better to be reelected than speak to truth about the AIPAC or any other hawkish influences governing political decisions and war. (Where is the ‘maverick McCain’ on the AIPAC issue? Is our war hero scared too?)

Wars fought for the likes of special interests (AIPAC, etc) are a crime against the humanity of U.S. citizens. Politicians have blood on their hands when they send our citizens to wars with no immediate threat to our freedom. These politicians need to be voted out. VOTB

A total break with current group of politicians is the only way to bring human dignity back into government. As one e-mailer stated, “the government is 100% corrupt.” One hundred per cent of the politicians need to go. VOTE OUT THE BUMS: every incumbent, every election.

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