At the meeting of the Israeli lobby group, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), held in Washington on 2nd March, Israel made it quite clear that it will expect the US to back action should Israel decide to launch air strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
In response to the pro-Israeli lobby group and claims that the Obama administrations threats that military action would be used to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons were bluffs, US vice-president, Joe Biden, stated that the US government preferred a diplomatic solution to the stand-off with Iran, but military action was still ‘on the table’.
It has been rumoured that behind-the-scenes pressure has been put on Israel to hold-off taking military action against Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said via satellite link “We have to stop Iran’s nuclear enrichment program before it’s too late” and continued “Words alone will not stop Iran. Sanctions alone will not stop Iran. Sanctions must be coupled with a clear and credible military threat if sanctions fail.”
Iran has always insisted that it is only developing a nuclear power programme to serve its domestic energy requirements, and the Israeli’s nor the US have presented any evidence that there is a nuclear weapon programme being developed by Iran.
Even if Iran were developing nuclear weapons, who is to say they do not have a right to, when Israel has at least 200 undeclared nuclear devices ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. Rarely do we hear Israel being criticised for its nuclear programme, which is hard for anyone to understand when Israel has proved time and time again through the warmongering policies of its government.
AIPAC is a powerful pro-Israeli group in the USA, with a membership of over 100,000 and an annual budget of $65 million, making it a significant lobby group. AIPAC portrays itself as being the voice of the Jewish people of the USA, but this is far from the truth, with AIPAC being criticised by many Jewish Americans as being a Zionist led organisation established to further the agenda of the Zionist regime in Israel, which continues to abuse human rights and international law.
From the speeches made at the conference it is clear that Israel has far too much influence on US politics, and it seems as though the US is constantly trying to keep the Zionist rabid dog on a leash.
Israel intends, at some point, to cause some form of military action to take place against Iran. Israel has continued to perpetuate problems in the region, while Iran has not conducted any aggressive action against another nation for over 200 years.
The US fuels the insanity of the Middle-East conflict through its financial and logistical support to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
It is time that the world put the Israeli government in its place, and made it quite clear that Israel’s warmongering has got to stop, and it has to comply with international treaties it has signed, and with international law.