Tom-Tom …. Beating the drums of war!!


TomTom

~~March 18, 2015~ 

By Sean Nevins

Beating The War Drums For Iran: How AIPAC Is Splitting America

Nowhere are the dangers of partisan disunity more apparent than in the United States’ handling of foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran and the forces working to maintain it the latest boogeyman of U.S.

A dispute over American foreign policy in the Middle East is prompting an unprecedented schism between the executive and legislative branches.

Nowhere has this split been made more apparent than in the open letter sent by 47 Republican senators to the leadership of Iran on March 9. One faction of the U.S. government wants to maintain a policy of destructive regime change and isolation of Iran and its allies, while the other is considering a more moderate approach that starts with a nuclear deal and ends in potential peace between longstanding rivals.

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According to its author, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, the letter was meant to educate Iran’s leaders about the nature of the American constitutional system so that Iran does not believe an agreement made by it and the P5+1 nations (the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom, plus Germany) will be binding.

Yet the letter was actually intended to destroy those negotiations, an outcome which fits squarely into the policies of Israel’s Likud Party government, which won Tuesday’s elections. Headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Likud Party has influence over the actions of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby group.

Indeed, Open Secrets reported that Cotton received hundreds of thousands of dollars from pro-Israel donors, including over $900,000 from the Emergency Committee for Israel, during his election campaign.

According to MJ Rosenberg, Cotton’s letter was likely written by AIPAC.

While the anti-Iran coalition may seem like it’s backed by every Senate Republican, it is not. Seven of the Senate’s current 54 Republicans refused to sign Cotton’s letter, revealing a more level-headed approach to an issue that is being promoted among partisan lines.

Those seven senators deserve to be named for not following the herd and goading the U.S. into another war in the Middle East. They are Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Robert Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson(Ret.), Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff from 2002 to 2005, described them as “The Magnificent Seven” in a recent Huffington Post article.

“Many of the 47 who did sign the letter followed the herd instinct to hurt the president and now wish they had not,” Wilkerson wrote. “I commend, however, most strongly the seven. They refused to join the herd no matter the thundering of its hooves.”

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http://www.mintpressnews.com/beating-the-war-drums-for-iran-how-aipac-is-splitting-america/203452/

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Cotton Collapse: What went wrong??


TomTruth

~~March 18, 2015~~ 

By: Jason Easleymore from Jason Easley
Sunday, March, 15th, 2015

Iran Letter Author Gets Constitution And Geography Wrong In Same Interview

Sen. Tom Cotton wasn’t satisfied with mangling the Constitution on CBS’s Face The Nation. Cotton revealed how little he knows by also not appearing to be aware that Tehran is the capital of Iran.

Sen. Cotton (R-AR) first claimed that Constitution states that the Senate has to vote on any agreement with Iran in order for it to last, “It’s — well, as a simple fact that our Constitution that, if Congress doesn’t approve that deal, then it may not last.”

The Constitution says nothing of the sort. Via Article II Sec. 2, “He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”

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The Constitution does not cover executive agreements like the one that is being negotiated with Iran.

The president has the power to suspend the sanctions unilaterally, but that suspension would expire once he left office. It is true that the Senate may get to vote on the sanctions, but it is possible that if Democrats keep the White House, the next Democratic president will keep the sanctions suspended as long as Iran continues to comply with the agreement.

Unless the president wants to go to Congress to ask for permanent removal of the sanctions, there is no guarantee that Congress will ever get a vote on the matter.

Cotton’s biggest gaffe was that he appeared not to know that Tehran is the capital of Iran. Cotton said, “The Iranians frequently bluff to walk away from the table. If they bluff this week, call their bluff. But Congress stands ready to impose much more severe sanctions. Moreover, we have to stand up to Iran’s attempts to drive for regional dominance. They already control Tehran. Increasingly, they control Damascus and Beirut and Baghdad, and now Sanaa as well.”

Look out, the Iranians control their own capital.

“As it appears in … full read/credit”

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/03/15/cotton-collapse-iran-letter-author-constitution-geography-wrong-interview.html

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~~Tom Cotton: Senate must approve any Iran deal~~

~~Published on Mar 15, 2015~~

Did he answer any of the questions that were asked?

“IF CONGRESS DOESN’T APPROVE ANY DEAL, IT WILL NOT LAST” …. ALL HE REPEATED

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, defended the letter that he and 46 other Senate Republicans sent to Iran’s leaders and said that members of Congress have need to hold a vote on any nuclear accord with Iran.

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Tom Cotton …. a veteran soldier inciting mutiny: as described by Army General!


TomCM2

~~March 14, 2015~~

Tom Cotton picked apart by Army general over ‘mutinous’ Iran letter

(Seems that this isn’t going away anytime soon …. I do hope so)

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By: Jonathan Capehart

The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed by 47 senators and instigated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was a stunning breach of protocol. One so outrageous that my former colleagues at the New York Daily News dubbed the signers “traitors.” While it is indeed a slap in the face of President Obama and an affront to the presidency, I’m not sure I would go that far, especially since Cotton is an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, I turned to retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton for perspective. He wouldn’t say Cotton and Co. were “traitors,” either. He had a better word.

I would use the word mutinous,” said Eaton, whose long career includes training Iraqi forces from 2003 to 2004. He is now a senior adviser to VoteVets.org. “I do not believe these senators were trying to sell out America. I do believe they defied the chain of command in what could be construed as an illegal act.” Eaton certainly had stern words for Cotton.

“What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better,” Eaton told me. “I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. Speaking out on these issues is clearly part of his job. But to directly engage a foreign entity, in this way, undermining the strategy and work of our diplomats and our Commander in Chief, strains the very discipline and structure that our foreign relations depend on, to succeed.” The consequences of Cotton’s missive were plainly apparent to Eaton.

“The breach of discipline is extremely dangerous, because undermining our diplomatic efforts, at this moment, brings us another step closer to a very costly and perilous war with Iran,” he said.

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“I think Senator Cotton recognizes this, and he simply does not care,” Eaton went on to say. “That’s what disappoints me the most.” And that’s what’s so scary about this whole episode.

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The freshman senator from Arkansas and 46 of his Republican colleagues sought to bigfoot Obama on a deal not yet done whose details are not yet known.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/13/tom-cotton-picked-apart-by-army-general-over-mutinous-iran-letter/

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Dear Santatollah …. We’ve been bad!!


SantTol

~~March 13, 2015~~ 

Tis the Season for Treason

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Tom Cotton. 

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#47Traitors …. Something needs to be done!!


TC14

~~March 12, 2015~~ 

unprecedented breach of foreign policy protocol both in its form and its boldness

The news about this “letter” has been circulating around cyberspace. I believe that the majority of Americans, whatever their ideologies are, would agree that this was done with the intent to sabotage any deals that the current administration is negotiating. 

There are many reasons to consider.

However, never before had such an action been recorded in the history of the Congress of the United States of America. I strongly believe that this sets a precedent for any future sitting president of this country. 

They are there because they were elected (so far). They aren’t there to enrich themselves, to lead this country astray or to play outside of the rules. This is a total lack of respect coming from the “c” of the government. They are not working for the people, they are working for themselves. 

~IMHO~

Over 150,000 Americans have signed it in the last 24 hours.

If you feel so inclined, take a look at the link below and sign if you are in agreement.

Sign here: http://1.usa.gov/1wmtCL6

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The Weasel and the Woodpecker … for real!!


WPW

~~March 5, 2015~~ 

WEASEL FLYING ON WOODPECKER GOES VIRAL

Amateur Photographer Martin Le-May just captured one of the most amazing
photos ever caught on film. He and his wife were at Hornchurch Country Park
in the UK on March 2nd when a baby weasel decided to hitch a ride with a
woodpecker.

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A photo of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker is causing a flutter on social media, not just for the original photo, but for Photoshopped amendments.

The original image was snapped Monday by Martin Le-May during a walk with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in London, England.

The image has sparked a surge of interest online, being retweeted thousands of times and a hashtag of #WeaselPecker created on Twitter.

A variety of spoof images have been posted

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http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/weasel-on-woodpecker-breaks-internet/

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I found the article mentioned above this morning, after I saw the graphic shown above. The other amendments I’ve seen are pretty funny. However, this one is the winner (in my eyes).

In spite of the “satire” and humor intended with it, it seem right on point after the hoopla about Israel’s Prime Minister (BiBi) was “covertly” invited to address Congress after breaching all established protocol.

House Speaker John Boehner set up his most dramatic (stupid, to me) foreign policy confrontation with President Barack Obama to date, inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 11.

Netanyahu is a fierce opponent of the emerging U.S. nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic and has served as Obama’s foil, of sorts, as the negotiations have progressed.

And his visit to Washington seems mostly for optics: When it comes to Iran, many Republicans and Democrats in the Capitol seem more closely aligned with Netanyahu than with Obama. The Israeli leader has addressed Congress twice.

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Cartoon ….. BiBi’s Speech could have been avoided!!


IranBBSpeech

~~March 3, 2015~~ 

REMEMBER …. THIS IS JUST SATIRE

Netanyahu Warns U.S. Against Iran Nuclear Deal

By Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday against agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran and working with a country “deeply rooted in militant Islam,” saying Tehran “will always be an enemy of America.”

“If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons – it will all but guarantee that Iran will get those nuclear weapons – lots of them,” he said.

In the most anticipated speech to the US Congress by a foreign leader in years, Netanyahu said Iran’s regime was “as radical as ever,” could not be trusted and the deal being worked out with the United States would not block Iran’s way to a bomb “but paves its way to a bomb.”

“We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation and terror,” he said.

“As it appears in …. full read”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/netanyahu-nuclear-deal_n_6792702.html?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed

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