[Marxism] Bolton: Israel 'will attack Iran' before new USpresident in office, especially if it's Obama

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 27 08:48:52 MDT 2008

I am not going to engage in further argument on this on list. However, I 
think it is important that we actually READ the text if the resolution as it 
was introduced.  So here, clipped, is the nitty gritty:

Whereas nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an authorization of 
the use of force against Iran : Now, therefore, be it

  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That 

    (1) declares that preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons 
capability, through all appropriate economic, political, and diplomatic 
means, is vital to the national security interests of the United States and 
must be dealt with urgently;

    (2) urges the President, in the strongest of terms, to immediately use 
his existing authority to impose sanctions on--

      (A) the Central Bank of Iran and any other Iranian bank engaged in 
proliferation activities or the support of terrorist groups;

      (B) international banks which continue to conduct financial 
transactions with proscribed Iranian banks;

      (C) energy companies that have invested $20,000,000 or more in the 
Iranian petroleum or natural gas sector in any given year since the 
enactment of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996; and

      (D) all companies which continue to do business with Iran's Islamic 
Revolutionary Guard Corps;

    (3) 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; and

    (4) urges the President to lead a sustained, serious, and forceful 
effort at regional diplomacy to support the legitimate governments in the 
region against Iranian efforts to destabilize them, to reassure our friends 
and allies that the United States supports them in their resistance to 
Iranian efforts at hegemony, and to make clear to the Government of Iran 
that the United States will protect America's vital national security 
interests in the Middle East.
Full at:

So we get one sentence saying nothing should be construed as authorizing 
force followed 8 paragraphs supporting the undertaking of acts of war, and 
utilizing language that is clearly aimed at threatening Iran's existence.

You make the call. 

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