Kerry’s ‘anti-Israeli’ briefing angers GOP
… by Press TV, Tehran
[ Editors Note: Israeli political espionage here is based on having a lot of arrows in its quiver…two quivers really, one for Congress and the other for the White house. Where they have the most influence for getting what they want, that ebbs and flows via administration changes and political winds.
During the Bush (43) years the executive branch was a candy store for them. They had virtual free reign of the Pentagon and numerous patronage jobs which gave them access to lots of classified information…a continual stream of it. It was the dark days for military people assigned there.
As Obama has not bent over enough for the Zios and their Lobby friends the shift is now to Congress where their Republican sock puppets are not only lined up but humiliate our country by reading their Israeli prepared talking point scripts without changes.
The Israelis are in a panic to torpedo the Iran talks because if the myth of their nuclear weapons program goes up in smoke then Israel knows it will be in the cross hairs for funding cuts to it own WMD programs.
There are a lot of defense business people who stand to lose a ton of money if that happens, and the same if there is ever peace in the region. They want war simply because they need it to keep their defense businesses walking in high cotton.
Now is the time folks to call the phone numbers of these Repub and Dem senators in DC, to spank and say thank you as needed. Remember that each call is really like a vote, and you can vote as many times…so use it or lose it… Jim W. Dean ]
Republican Senators trot out the same old worn out anti-Israeli smears at the behest of their Masters in Zioland
On Wednesday, Kerry held a classified meeting with the Senate Banking Committee in an effort to convince US lawmakers that any new sanctions against Iran would be viewed as “bad faith” and can “destroy the ability to” reach an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
However, according to Foreign Policy’s The Cable, Republican members of the committee stormed out of the closed-door briefing in opposition to the White House’s message.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) even described the briefing as “anti-Israeli,” saying “I was supposed to disbelieve everything the Israelis had just told me.”
The Republican Minority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, also called for “ratcheting up the sanctions against Iran.”
“What the administration was promoting is something the Israelis think is a bad deal for them. It’s pretty clear the Sunni Arab allies of ours also think it’s a bad deal. Looking at it strictly from an American point of view, I think it’s a bad deal as well,” McConnell said.
Meanwhile, in response to The Cable’s question asking him if the briefing was “helpful,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said, “Yes. Very helpful.”
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) also described Kerry’s arguments as very convincing.
“I support Secretary Kerry’s explanation of what direction and what needs to be done here and I support his intentions,” he said.
The Senate Banking Committee is currently looking at a new anti-Iran sanctions bill passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in July. The House bill seeks to cut Iran’s oil exports by one million barrels a day for the next year and includes threats of military force against Iran.
After the classified briefing with Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), said he has yet to decide on when to go ahead with the consideration of the new anti-Iran sanctions legislation.
If the Senate Banking Committee decides to go ahead with the mark-up, the bill will move one step closer to a full Senate vote.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney described any new sanctions against Iran as a “march to war,” saying “the American people do not want a march to war.”
Watch the short video report here.