Friday, January 3, 2020

Dennis Kucinich Condemns Killing of Iran General and Calls for US Congress to Prevent a Larger War

By Adam Dick - January 03, 2020 at 04:01PM

undefined

Dennis Kucinich, a long-time advocate for the United States government pursing a peaceful foreign policy who served in the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat from Ohio and twice sought the Democratic Party presidential nomination, issued a statement on Friday in which he condemns the US government’s killing of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani and calls on Congress to prevent the development of a larger war.

Below is Kucinich’s complete statement:
The extrajudicial-assassination of a top Iranian state official constitutes an illegal act of war against Iran, and risks a retaliatory response which imperils US officials and our soldiers world-wide. The President has been horribly served by his advisors who are playing a dangerous game on the chess board of the Middle East, continuing a discredited neocon agenda which led America into Iraq in 2003.

Here’s what’s happening: The NeoCons have long wanted war with Iran. The US killing Iran’s top military leader is a direct act of war designed to provoke a political and populist response in Iran against the United States. This game can lead to the assertion that Israel, America’s ally, is under threat from Iran. The Neocons can use this “threat” as an excuse to “protect” Israel and enter headlong into a war on Iran - - A war which is neither legal, necessary or in the US or Israel’s interest.

The Pentagon calls the drone strike which killed General Suleimani a “defensive” measure. It was an overtly offensive attack calculated to provoke Iran to war, leveraging Israel’s geographic vulnerability as an excuse to wage a wider war.

Congress must cut off funds and/or invoke the War Powers Act, to force a vote within 90 days, denying the administration authorization, and thereby terminating the US war against Iran and protecting the region from a conflagration.

Unverifiable ‘intelligence’ continues to be used as a pretext, to disastrous effect. Instead of admitting the utterly corrupt basis for the war in Iraq, and at last withdrawing, the US is on course to intensify conflict in the region.

Yes, the US has lost over 4,432 troops who were present in Iraq, NOT because of Iran, but because top US officials lied to the American people about Iraq’s intent to use weapons of mass destruction against America.

Must America risk more blood and treasure in Iraq and now Iran? Our Iraq policy has resulted in the deaths of our soldiers and over one million innocents, made the world less safe and deprived our fellow countrymen of the benefit of trillions of dollars which ought to have been spent otherwise on rebuilding America.

Americans must reclaim their capacity to protest our government’s recklessness in the use of military power which makes America and the world less safe.
Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

from Ron Paul Institute Peace and Prosperity Articles

via IFTTT

>

No comments:

Post a Comment

Merchandise

Ron Paul America Cloud

Site Credits

Ron Paul America

is voluntarily affiliated with

Liberty Operations Group

______________________________

Site created, maintained and hosted by

Liberty Web Services

Tags

#TurnOnTheTruth 2008 2012 4th amendment 911 ACTION Afghanistan war Agency Aggression Principle al-Qaeda Alan Colmes Alert America America's Fault Americans antigun AR 15 assault weapon Audit Authoritarian bailouts Believe Big Brother big government bill of rights Blame blowback bubbles Bush Campaign for Liberty Career Politician Eric Cantor Central Bank Charity China churches collapse Collectivism Commission committee Compassion Congress Conservative constitution Crash dangerous person Democrat Democrats Donald Trump Donald Trump. Planned Parenthood drones economic Economy Edward Snowden End the Fed European Union Federal Reserve Floyd Bayne floyd bayne for congress force foreign interventionism free market free markets GOP Nominee GOP Presidential Debates Government Great Depression gun control House of Representatives housing bubble HR 1745 I like Ron Paul except on foreign policy If ye love wealth better than liberty IFTTT Individual Individualism Institute Irag Iran Iraq war ISIL ISIS Judge Andrew Napalitano libertarian Liberty Liberty Letters Liberty Report Lost mass Media meltdown metadata Micheal Moore Middle East Mitt Romney nap National Neocons New Ron Paul Ad New York Times Newsletters Newt Gingrich No Non non-interventionism NSA NSA Snooping Obama Overreach overthrow Patriot Act peace politicians Pope Francis President Presidential Presidential Race programs prosperity Race Racist Racist Newsletters Rand Paul Read the Bills Act recessions redistribution of wealth refugee crisis Repeal Obamacare Report Republican Republican Nomination Republican Nominee Republicans Revolution Rick Santorum Rick Santorum Exposed Ron Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute Ron Paul Institute Featured Articles Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity Ron Paul Institute Peace and Prosperity Articles Ron Paul Next Chapter Media Channel Ron Paul Racist Newsletters ron paul's foreign policy Ronald Reagan ronpaulchannel.com ronpaulinstitute.org Rosa DeLauro russia Samuel Adams Saudi Arabia Second Amendment Security Senate Senator September 11th attacks Show Soviet Spying stimulate Stock Market surveillance Syria tech bubble terrorist The the Fed the poor US US foreign policy Us troops USA Freedom Act Virginia Virginia Republican Primary voluntarism. Liberty Voluntary Warner Warning warrantless wiretaps YouTube