[Marxism] Is call for naval blockade of Iran rolling to easy win in Congress?

Fred Feldman ffeldman at bellatlantic.net
Sun Jun 22 11:37:44 MDT 2008


Dear Supporter of a Just Foreign Policy,

The US House of Representatives is considering a new resolution1 that would
effectively demand a blockade against Iran - an act that would be widely
seen as an act of war and would invite Iranian retaliation, possibly leading
us into a shooting war.

Over the last three weeks, 77 House Democrats and 92 Republicans have agreed
to cosponsor this resolution, but we think many do not realize its dangerous
implications. Can you ask your Representative not to support this dangerous
step toward war with Iran?

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/hconres362.html

This resolution demands that President Bush "initiate an international
effort" to impose a land, sea, and air blockade on Iran to prevent it from
importing gasoline and to inspect all cargo entering or leaving Iran. Such a
blockade imposed without United Nations authority (which the resolution does
not call for) would be seen as an act of war. Congressional sources say the
House could vote on the resolution, H.Con.Res. 362, as early as next week.

Congressional leaders seem to have assumed that there would be little
opposition to this punitive measure against Iran, and they have put it on a
fast track to passage. But due to the threat of war, many organizations and
reasonable Members of Congress are working overtime to stop this bill.

Please join us by asking your Representative to oppose this dangerous path
that could lead directly to war with Iran.

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/hconres362.html


Thanks for all you do for a just foreign policy and to keep us out of war
with Iran,
Chelsea Mozen, Robert Naiman, Megan Iorio, and Patrick McElwee

Just Foreign Policy
www.justforeignpolicy.org

Please contribute: We need your support to continue our work.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/donate.html


Reference:
1. The resolution is H. Con. Res. 362, introduced by Representative Gary
Ackerman. The most allowing provision "demands that the President"
initiate an international effort to immediately and dramatically increase
the economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on Iran to verifiably
suspend its nuclear enrichment activities by, inter alia, prohibiting the
export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent
inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and
cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement
of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of
Iran's nuclear program.
You can find the full text of the resolution and list of co-sponsors here:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.CON.RES.362:



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