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Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike
Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari

Posted on 04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran.

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran.

The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...

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This resolution is either the most shameless piece of mendacity in American history or the US Senate is granting a foreign country the power of decision on whether the US goes to war.

No matter the level of sympathy one may have for Israel, this is disturbing in a constitutional sense.

This resolution would force the US to make the choice to either cynically abandon Israel or to cynically ignore the US Constitution and our founding principles.

1 posted on 04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
A resolution by a committee in one body of the Legislative branch won’t force the US to do anything. It is mere political posturing. It is in the same league as declaring national peanut day resolutions.
2 posted on 04/17/2013 4:49:28 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29
A resolution by a committee in one body of the Legislative branch won’t force the US to do anything. It is mere political posturing. It is in the same league as declaring national peanut day resolutions.

I tend to think so too which puts it into the category of cynical hot air.

3 posted on 04/17/2013 4:52:53 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This sounds like an attempt to compensate for not having competent or serious leadership on our part. If we had had competent leadership over the past dozen years, this problem would not exist, i.e. Iran would have long since been dealt with.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 4:57:05 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

That’s very nice but it does nothing to address strategic concerns. If shooting starts the big blue water ships of the US Navy will come under fire from deadly Chinese supplied Iranian shore to ship missiles that line the narrow Persian Gulf. The Navy faces a debacle in 15 seconds worse than Pearl Harbor. China developed very sophisticated shore to ship missiles to keep the Taiwan Strait clear of hostile ships in event of war. This had been a prime concern for China in the 1990’s. Recall the Clinton campaign donor gave or “sold” the Chinese a very accurate missile guidance system.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 5:12:46 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Relax, it’s a symbolic vote pure and simple.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 5:28:28 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

Nice spin..

@Colonel Kangaroo, I think the second half of your first sentence is closer to the truth of the matter.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 5:41:11 AM PDT by Necrovore (Lu"gen offenbahren Kontrolle)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Alright! Go get em!


8 posted on 04/17/2013 5:45:17 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: Necrovore
I think the second half of your first sentence is closer to the truth of the matter.

It's a chilling possibility which bodes ill for the survival of the American republican experiment.

9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:08 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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” ... US Senate is granting a foreign country the power of decision on whether the US goes to war.”

Kind of like the fact that as a member of NATO we are obligated to go to war if Greece does? Or the fact that the Secretary of Defense flat out stated that the UN decides when we fight, not Congress?

This gesture by a committee is meaningless next to our reality.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:18:06 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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NATO should have been considered a temporary expediency in the aftermath of WWII until Europe could again sustain its own balance of power.

A lot of Americans are beginning to tire of making every regional squabble on the other side of the world into a bloody, costly, endless battle for American survival.

11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:26:22 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Looks like Israel may strike Iran very soon if they are looking to pass a resolution in Congress for the US to help in any strike against Iran.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 6:50:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: allendale

You are presuming that Israel (and/or the U.S.) doesn’t simultaneously take out the Chinese-supplied shore batteries as they go for the nuke installations.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 9:36:55 AM PDT by Yehuda
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