Iran War Resolution May Be Passed Next Week

Introduced less than a month ago, Resolution 362, also known as the Iran War Resolution, could be passed by the House as early as next week.

The bill is the chief legislative priority of AIPAC. On its Web site, AIPAC endorses the resolutions as a way to ”Stop Iran’s Nuclear Program” and tells readers to lobby Congress to pass the bill. In the Senate, a sister resolution, Resolution 580, has gained co-sponsors with similar speed. The Senate measure was introduced by Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh on June 2. It has since gained 19 co-sponsors.

The bill’s key section “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.”

“Imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran” can be read to mean that the president should initiate a naval blockade of Iran. A unilateral naval blockade without UN sanction is an act of war.

Resolution 362 has already gained 170 co-sponsors, or nearly 40 percent of the House. It has been referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee, which has 49 members, 24 of whom, including the ranking Republican, are co-sponsors. The Iran Nuclear Watch Web site writes, “According to the House leadership, this resolution is going to ‘pass like a hot knife through butter’ before the end of June on what is called suspension – meaning no amendments can be introduced during the 20-minute maximum debate. It also means it is assumed the bill will pass by a 2/3 majority and is non-controversial.”

Our national legislators deem it non-controversial to recommend to a president known for his recklessness and bad judgment that he consider engaging in an act of war against Iran. Those of you who consider this issue controversial can go to the Just Foreign Policy Web site and tell your representative to oppose this resolution.

Thanks to Geoffrey V. Gray for this submission.

180 thoughts on “Iran War Resolution May Be Passed Next Week”

  1. Well they fired the Air Force guys in charge of nukes — supposedly, those connections were never very clear to me. They replaced the Joint Chief who refused to attack Iran. They continue to spew the same lies about Iran’s nuclear program. It is going to be a long 207 day sweat and even then I don’t trust Obama … of course it could always be McInsane….

    1. Did you look who has replaced the head of Airforce now? Schwatz, JINSA .

      be afraid, be very afraid. Gates may be playing the get rid of two annoyin gbirds with one neutronic sstone.

  2. The push for war could be thwarted initially by firing William Kristol from the NYT, along with any other mouthpiece for Israel. They have done enough damage.

    1. Hmmm–you are not under the impression that the present New York Times has much connection, beyond the masthead and the anme, with the newspaper that tried to establish its reputation as newspaper of record for the USA, are you:

      Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. (born 22 September 1951) became the publisher of The New York Times in 1992 and chairman of The New York Times Company in 1997.

      Sulzberger was born in Mount Kisco, New York, the son of Barbara Winslow (née Grant) and the previous Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, and the grandson of another Times publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. He is married to artist and journalist Gail Gregg. They recently announced plans to end their marriage. [1] He is sometimes referred to by the nickname “Pinch,” a reference to his father’s nickname “Punch,” but he reportedly dislikes the name.[2] The history-to-date of the Sulzberger family and The New York Times is chronicled extensively in the 1999 book The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones.[3]

      Sulzberger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Tufts University in 1974. He was a reporter with The Raleigh Times from 1974 to 1976, and a London correspondent for The Associated Press from 1976 to 1978. He joined The New York Times in 1978 as a correspondent in its Washington bureau. He moved to New York as a metro reporter in 1981 and was appointed assistant metro editor later that year.

      From 1983 to 1987, he worked in a variety of business departments, including production and corporate planning. In January 1987, he was named assistant publisher and, a year later, deputy publisher, overseeing the news and business departments. In both capacities, he was involved in planning The Times’s automated color printing and distribution facilities in Edison, New Jersey, and at College Point in Queens, New York, as well as the creation of the six-section color newspaper.

      Sulzberger played a central role in the development of the Times Square Business Improvement District, officially launched in January 1992, serving as the first chairman of that civic organization. He also helped found and serves as chairman of New York City Outward Bound.

      Sulzberger has a son, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger III, and a daughter, Annie Sulzberger, who both attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Arthur Gregg writes for the The Oregonian.


  3. @peter castle

    You nailed it; Yankee puritanism, or rather, the Yankee Elect.
    (though I prefer your “insanity” qualifier.)

  4. “God Bless Our God”

    Be aware brothers and sisters, that for you he shed 62,000 tears and 97, 307 drops of blood. That his body received 1,667 blows. 110 slaps to the face. 107 blows to the neck.
    380 to the back. 85 on the head. 43 to the chest. 38 to the kidneys. 62 about the shoulders.
    40 on the hands. About the hips and legs 32. They struck his mouth 32 times. They kicked him like a prisoner 370 times. They shoved him and threw him to the ground 13
    times. They dragged him by the hair 30 times. They tore at his beard 38 times. May your heart be inflamed. The crown of thorns pierced his head in 303 places. He moaned and sighed for your salvation 900 times. He bore 162 torments, any one of which could have killed him. He was at death’s door 19 times. From the place of judgement to Calvary he took 320 steps with the cross. And for all this he received only a single act of kindness from St. Veronica, who wiped his sweaty and bleeding face. WAR ALL THE TIME! Please drop whatever you are doing right now and pray for it.

    1. Anyone who preys for war on the name of Jesus is a hypocrite, and by doing so is refusing to accept him as his/her savior.

      And every single one of those beatings was given by, wait for it… Jews. Despite being a leader of piece, that would have given the Jewish state favor amongst the Romans. And stop worshiping saints. They are not god. Most did horrible things before becoming saints.

      Your savior died for peace. Yet you prey for war. You go fight it, I will stay at teach your heirs otherwise.

      1. You’ve got to be kidding me Alex?!? Even a child could have read into the comment you replied to that the ‘pay for it’ referred to praying for it to end!

        Makes you look pretty stoopid for your comments doesn’t it? Speaking of your comments:

        Worshiping saints? What Christian worships saints?

        No, it was not Jews that did ‘every single’ one of those beatings, it was mostly Romans.

        The fact that you could draw this childish conclusions shows that any comments you make are just that, childish. Grow up before you post any more!

  5. If USA or Israel attack Iran, then Iran has all the rights to destroy USA AND ALL THEIR PARTNES.

  6. The USA´s people knows that they put the murders and their leaders take the money?

  7. We need better surprizes ,this was too easy. They should spring it on us but instead it got ruined because we kind of expected it.

  8. Why not start a war with Israel?
    After all they are the reel criminals behind international terrorism, wars, etc.

    Let’s stop the zionist madness!

  9. Why do Israel and America get to have nuclear power and not Iran or other countries ?
    Neither is capable of even telling the truth let alone having responsibility for the use of such a thing.especially since so many in charge of our country own into the war machine on a profit share stock)In fact,Why dose any one get to have nuclear any thing?No one on earth is actually responsible enough to have such a dangerous weapon.All of them every where should be dismantled and thrown on the trash heap.I do not understand why the solar power project was thrown out because of possible environmental effects.Do these environmentalist have any idea of how environmentally unsafe radio activity is?I can only guess that these environmentalist,who thew this idea out, must promote the oil war.ANY safe effective alternatives to war,nukes and oil should certainly be welcomed in any country at this point.The east is a perfect place to go solar.I have never seen a place with so much hot sun.Africa would be another perfect place to have solar energy as well.These people in charge at the top ,need to come clean with the alternative energy ideas they have been with holding (so they can continue to reap great profits on oil and war).It dose not matter what race you are or who your daddy is once some irresponsible idiot(on any side of any fence any where in any country) decides to have his way with the life of us all and the planet.Why not try creating resolutions instead of bigger meaner weapons of mass destruction?I could see how some other planetary civilization would throw some of us off their planet because we have not developed conflict resolution let alone diplomacy.What i see exibited here is Greed and violence =war and poverty= nothing sustainable about this,and nothing I would want any part of for my self and my family of man.

  10. Seems like the good idea, most likely outcome would be the destruction of the only two terrorist nations on earth, Israel and America. Bring it on. more sensibly why don’t we do something about the nuclear weapons already possessed by these rogue nations?

  11. If America attacks Iran, then these Murderers of American Administration and their Cia and military will kill themselves seeing at the aftermath of this war. They will not be able to face the consequences. They will instantly commit suicide like Hitler once they know that they are in the blackhole.

    You know as it happens in America, it is common to notice that after the random shootings and killing spree, the perpetrators destroy themselves to evade the punishment by law by putting their guns to their own heads!!! What a good riddance for the Americans and the world once American Arrogant military power and the most hated vulture rulers and the zionist israelis are destroyed and not a single sign of them having lived on the earth remains. What a good riddance, Allahu Akbar. Allah is the Greatest and in His Plan the Murderers and the enemies of Islam must face their end and that is now, now, now! Islam is coming, before that all these powers have to commit suicide by their arrogant follies..they face Allah Almighty’s Terrible punishment that is due now upon them. It will come all of a sudden and at the time fixed by Him. May Allah be Glorified. Amen.

  12. The Big Bully on the planet can’t get its way,
    so its going to try to smash its wary opponent,
    all the while it can’t even defeat the last weak victim it started a fight with.

    Those demoralized tired US troops in Iraq are going to be surrounded, routed and massacred.

    All the while those who started the entire mess – those Ashkenazis none dare criticize – are causing the rest of the world to pay higher prices for just about anything necessary for survival.

    Time for the noose.

  13. A vote for the democrats is a vote for war and fascism.
    A vote for the republicans is a vote for war and fascism.
    A vote for either party is treason.

    Isn’t it swell when the war industry owns the newspapers, the networks, the white house and congress?

    Democracy in America – R.I.P.

  14. It seems as if something very evil has taken over our country since 911.If we could establish who(sorry but 90 percent of Americans do not buy the “Arab cave dweller were responsible scenario”) was responsible for 911 then we could know better how to proceed,based on our current policy of justice.Who ever did this could certainly never be trusted with any weapons large or small. And if perhaps our current policy of justice has been taken over as well.If this is the case then I suggest that perhaps we need to succeed our states from this tainted federal union and let the feds currently in charge learn to live with out us and visa versa,so we can rebuild our constitution and aloud our children to live their lives in peace.How any one can even think of global control when we can not even keep the peace in our own communities is absurd.

    1. 911 was the day this country died. States succeeding from the Union……..Now that’s a big laugh. We people as a country can’t even take it back much less do that. Most people are too content with sitting around eating doritos and doing nothing. The time is now to do something.

  15. These are the same guys who hate the new vision for America. The ELECTRIC CAR, SOLAR, WIND economy does not make them enough money, nor does it further solidify there position in the race for GLOBAL DOMINATION. Oil for fuel is over. Get over it boys. You cant win them all. And in trying to make us choose oil over everything you are only isolating yourself. World Citizens (including Americans) are already boycotting the OIL FOR FUEL INDUSTRY. I for one will not buy a car unless it is 100% electric starting now. No doubt we saw this coming. But we are more prepared to deal with this politically than ever before. Bloggers unite!

    PS If Halliburton is so Patriotic then why did they move headquarters to Dubai?

  16. DESTROY aipac, israel, adl, and the bastards in this dump of usa who support this insanity!!

    Long Live Iran! From a white Patriot who is embarrassed at this country as it is today.

  17. It doesn’t surprise me that in the last year of pRESIDENT Bush the oil barons would have the price of oil skyrocket to cripple the U.S. economy. If the price of gas gets high enough, they can force people to move out of rural areas into the cities and it will make it easier for the PTB to coral the sheep. Using false flags like 9/11 the Neo-con PNAC crowd, the 9/11 creationists, can continue to bomb the middle east,except Israel of course, back to the stone age, control all their assets to bail out their bogus Federal Reserve and banking cartels from all the hedge fund and derivative debacles. It will be interesting to see how Russia and China react to this fiasco. Nevertheless, don’t expect any elections in November. It’s all a dog and pony show. P.T. Barnum would be proud! Another PNAC false flag, Lie-berman is out there preparing us for, will insure the Bush dynasty with the Neo-con Mukasey to continue to control this corrupt IN-Justice department. The rollercoaster ride is just beginning!!!

  18. To all the idiots that think McLame and Obama are the answers. Ron Paul was against all of this but he was shurt down in the elections by the corporate media and the establishment. Why? because he would have brought about real change. We Americans will get what we deserve. If you don’t believe me, go back to drinking your Starbucks, eating your Mcdonalds and watching American Idiot.

  19. If this war takes place, the world energy will skyrocket to unimaginable levels and we will see one of the biggest depressions of all our life times. If anyone doubts the agenda for world government at this stage and the destruction of the middle/working class they really are asleep. The world is blind to the evil policies of a small minority of wicked beings and it’s this blindness/ignorance that will be our downfall. Everyone has to stop and wake up to this tyranny before it’s too late and we’re languishing in prison camps for standing up for our civil rights. It will come to this.

  20. This Independence Day I will be celebrating the Constitutional Democratic Republic.
    It is too bad it only lasted 2 1/4 centuries. The experiment may continue, but only if we listen to the one
    brave, sane member of Congress, Dennis Kucinich, who has enumerated 35 articles of impeachment.
    The odds are not good, however, for without justice and accountability to the people, this Government and
    the corporations that run it are a fascist regime, bent on empire.

    “The people” are no longer in the equation. You are a worthless slave, you own nothing, you have no say,
    you can only absorb the propaganda from the media, and believe it or not. The media are owned by the same corporations that profit from arming and bombing.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I will not be celebrating, I will be mourning the death of this country,
    and the pain and genocide it stands for.

  21. This Independence Day I will be celebrating the Constitutional Democratic Republic.
    It is too bad it only lasted 2 1/4 centuries. The experiment may continue, but only if we listen to the one
    brave, sane member of Congress, Dennis Kucinich, who has enumerated 35 articles of impeachment.
    The odds are not good, however, for without justice and accountability to the people, this Government and
    the corporations that run it are a fascist regime, bent on empire.

    “The people” are no longer in the equation. You are a worthless slave, you own nothing, you have no say,
    you can only absorb the propaganda from the media, and believe it or not. The media are owned by the same corporations that profit from arming and bombing.

    Actually, now that I think about it, I will not be celebrating, I will be mourning the death of this country,
    and the pain and the genocide it stands for.

  22. Why the hell isn’t AIPAC forced to register as a FOREIGN AGENT. I can guarantee you that their attorneys are writing the bills going to congress, such as the Dream Amnesty bill, hate crimes bills, the unconstitutional patriot act, military commissions act and on and on ad nauseum. The rest of the world is passing us by as we become the new third world cesspool, as we are bogged down in senseless war in the middle east for oil and greater Israel, our money being given to that paranoid little war mongering, apartheid country the size of New Jersey in the middle east when it is sorely needed in this country. It’s time for DECENT people to run for office, every office available, from the towns to the federal government. I’m writing in Ron Paul for President. NEVER AGAIN will I vote for the lesser of two evils. And for God’s sake get rid of those paperless, hackable voting machines!

    1. Because AIPAC is the Bank of England, which is Rothschild, which is Israel.
      The flag of Israel is no more than the Rothschild Family Emblem…….remember, it was the Bank of England, Rothschild and Lord Balfour who “formed” Israel.
      Until Sept 17 1999, America was also part of the Bank of England due to bankruptcy, so Israel does NOT call the shots, the Bank of England does!!

  23. A P.S. to my previous post. Start checking out our “representatives” in the senate and congress who own stock in corporations for whom war is very profitable. Watch how they vote regarding continued war funding. They’re making a killing from war.

    1. Diane Fein(Ken)stein is reaping incredible profits through her husbands association with Bechtel Group Inc.,Perini Corp, and URS Corp and she is on the Senate Appropriations Commitee. A possible conflict of interest? That should be tantamount to insider trading. There is also a buzz that Cindy McShame only disclosed a portion of her tax returns because she has been sheltering war profits in offshore 1241 corporate accounts. When Democrats were given a mandate to end this war and these people thumb their noses it truly is time for change!

  24. The USA is not really a free republic. Hasn’t been for some time. It’s a branch of the Israeli government. AIPAC gives American politicians the orders and they jump. Otherwise they no longer work.

    Israel wants us to go to war against Iran and finish that pipeline to Israel. Thus, it will happen.

  25. Iraq: The biggest blunder in American history

    Iran: Will make America a war torn country ,Expect nukes from Russia and /or China to
    rain down on America. But isn’t this what they want the complete destruction of America
    so that the world govt.can proceed,I mean you can’t have world govt. while America is intact
    Hence you have freedoms dissolved in front of you.

  26. Back in 2003 I warned those on forums that the US was being stripped down for a final kamikaze flight by those who were using her. The last industries and wealth of the nation were being thrown off, just as in WWII kamikaze planes had their radios, machineguns and other weighty and valuable items removed that were not necessary for a final suicide run. Most of the real moveable wealth is no longer in the USA. Of course those who run the USA (TPTB: The Powers That Be), hope to hold on to the wreckage of this country afterward too, hence the Patriot Laws. But that might not work, and so the need to totally bankrupt the nation, lest the survivors awake one day and decide to use the USA to seek revenge on the TPTB. With any luck TPTB might be able to tear American into several chunks (one for Mexihole) and create a new Balkans.

    The really great news is that since the earth’s biosphere REALLY is about to be toast (more so than TPTB will allow most sheep to know) all the above really doesn’t matter anyway. No doubt TPTB believe they will be able to somehow save this spent planet for their own ugly offspring , but personally I think all their kids are going to inherit will be a place for the display of their bones in some future museum 10 million years from now. Then of course there will always be our on coming Local Cloud, segments of which should be hitting our solar system in about 20 to 2000 years (another story silenced by TPTB). Once we enter the really thick part of that, with atoms 1,000,000 times thicker than the intergalactic space we are now in, that should make for an interesting atmosphere on earth; that is, once the sun’s hydrogen wall collapses under the weight of those atoms. When I spoke to the 2 leading astronomers who were studying this back in 2000 (before they were told to shut up) I was told then it could all begin on a small scale in 3 decades.

  27. For years now everybody has howled and yelled about so called “evil Bush and Cheney” being war mongers, how they were trying to hit Iran blah blah blah. So in 2006 the feeling was if we just elect Democrats, we will get out of Iraq, get out of war, get out of the middle east etc etc.

    We find out that the Democratic controlled congress is going to pass a resolution that in essence will authorize a US strike on Iran; we find out that the Democratic leadership (Pelosi, Reed and four others) signed off on a classified Presidential finding that authorized the expenditure of funds to destablize Iran. Interestingly the only so called accountability on this money is through the 6 people in Congress and the President.

    How totally and completely Ironic. If people honestly believe that electing Obama will get us out of the middle east and away from Iran, they are truly smoking dope and having dillusions. If anything we will get in deeper and all the groups that yelled and howled about so called evil Bush and evil Cheney will turn around and find excuses and reasons why ‘their guy’ is doing the right thing by getting us into all these conflicts, all the while blaming evil Bush and evil Cheney.

    Here is the simple truth, the Democrats control Congress and could cut off funding to all these military adventures over seas, however they don’t because they are merely using the various groups (like to get money and get elected. Then once they get the money and get elected then they do what they want. Thats the way its always been in both parties for years, and people haven’t worke up to the fact that they are being used and discarded. Truthfully the Democrats are just as “war mongering” as the Republicans, they just pay lip service to the various groups to they can “get their support and funding during the next election cycle.”

    So if you are antiwar, or or part of another similar group, you are being used, used, used, and your money is being used, used, used. The only value you really have to the Democratic party is how much money you give them and they know this. So the next election they will pay some lipservice to the cause and people will begrudingly support them and send them money.

    Anybody that sincerely believed that the Democratic leadership would impeach Bush/Cheney is a fool(s). They aren’t going to touch Bush/Cheney because they want “their guy” to have all the NSA wiretapping powers, all the war powers, all the homeland security powers that Bush in essence has added and is adding to the power portfollio of the Presidency.

    Watch and see.


  28. I have read ALL comments, and you’re ALL wrong, not only wrong but completely on the wrong traintrack. America is now a sovereign nation since the International Bankruptcy ended on Sept 17 1999. A sovereign nation can ONLY attack another sovereign nation, so yes, America is guilty of War Crimes for every war they have instigated from day one till Sept 17 1999. BUT, any war instigated by the US after that date is quite LEGAL, and cannot be grounds for War Crimes.
    Instead of wasting time on the internet and complaining about ever little skirmish in the world, why aren’t you all filing your UCC-1’s? If you hand back your Birth Certificate, and file your UCC-1 documents, there is NO MORE DEBT for ANYONE!!!
    We have a group of 1700 Law students here who are about to launch the greatest ever class-action suit against the US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, and US Government (States and Federal) for Crimes against Humanity, in the International Criminal Court at the Hague.
    We can assure America that they will be bankrupt once again at the conclusion of this case.
    There are NO Democrats, and NO Republicans in America…..just thieving attorneys and lawyers.
    Have a nice day AMERICA. AMERICA….A = No, MERI = Mercy, CA = Sheep.

  29. We are the Living Dead. The decision was made long ago to exterminate the mass of humanity in an all out nuclear holocaust.

    A war with Iran is merely a pretext for a war to bring in China and Russia, with the end result a full blown worldwide nuclear war destroying the mass of humanity.

    The “Valuable people,” those the words of the late Dr Edward Teller, will survive underground for an extended period of time, and then reseed the surface of the planet.

    The nuclear ‘Trigger’ has been pulled on us several times over the decades; each time we have survived only because “Somebody up there loves us.”

    Last year Minot was 1 attempt to nuke us.

    The missing nuclear tipped cruise missile was launched on us only to be shut down by the people upstairs who love us. We are the Living Dead.

  30. It’s interesting though. We’ve had these buildups and media campaigns for a strike against Iran many times before…and they did not occur. Is there a higher power mercifully intervening? Let’s keep praying, especially the rosary. That will put a stop to these fools.

  31. It is really interesting they decided to take the Naval Blockade Path. No doubt if a shooting war starts, and it likely will, Iran will be blamed for “interfering” with the blockade of the “Persian” Gulf.

  32. I believe it is long past time to introduce the “Congressmen Mandatory Conscription Act Resolution”. In the event of War members of Congress will be conscripted into the US Military and serve a Mandatory service period on the Frontlines of foreign battlefields as part of their duty to serve the US and its people. This would no doubt create many “Isolationists” in Congress instantly.

  33. There is no denying that democrats and republicans in the gov't are the enablers of whatever Israel wanted in the ME. Every year AIPAC summons these people to come to papa to get assurances that Israel's interest will not be compromise. Until the American people will rise up and demand that this status quo will not be tolerated anymore. No more billion of aids will be given until they toe the line.

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  35. wow, just wow. i never heard so many uneducated anti-american, conspiracy BS in one blog in my entire life. have faith true believers. hippies, pacifists, liberals and college educated lefties are the minority. Isreal IS God’s people, we are a nation founded on GODLY principles and to hell with what the rest of the world thinks of us. Iran is a verified enemy a hundred times over. arrogance at its pinnacle, alot like most of the posters on this blog.

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