Progress Toward Peace in 2013, But Dark Clouds Remain (RPI)Submitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:31
Written by Ron Paul
"While US Senate efforts to include new Iran sanctions language in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014 (NDAA) were unsuccessful, those pushing for more sanctions on Iran even in the midst of a diplomatic thaw have not given up. Last week 26 Senators – drawn equally from each party -- introduced the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act, which would impose severe new sanctions on Iran and on countries who do business with Iran.
Perhaps worse, the Act states that it is the sense of the Congress that if Israel attacks Iran, the US Congress should:
“[A]uthorize the use of military force, diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.”
Congress – under the influence of the Israeli and Saudi lobbies -- is seeking to derail the Obama Administration’s diplomatic efforts with Iran. We can be optimistic over the steps toward peace this past year, but we should remain vigilant. The war lobby will not give up so easily."