AIPAC lobbies US to strike SYRIA

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In the past few weeks, the Israeli Government has kept a low profile on the Syrian issue. In some news, it has been said that it is not in Israel's interest for the US to attack Syria because the terrorists may get access to Syrian chemical weapons.

Now that President Obama is having a hard time getting congressional approval of a Syria strike, AIPAC is showing the real interests of Israel by lobbying US politicians to support the strike. So what happened to all that talk that striking Syria was not their concern? Apparently it was only to fool everyone, as long as the US did everything, the Israel Government could lie low and let the US take all the blame. Now that the US public and its representatives are resisting the rather weak justification for a strike, Israel, as represented by AIPAC wants to more forcefully tip the US into war.

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AIPAC to go all-out on Syria

By MANU RAJU | 9/5/13 5:46 PM EDT

The powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC is planning to launch a major lobbying campaign to push wayward lawmakers to back the resolution authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, sources said Thursday.

Officials say that some 250 Jewish leaders and AIPAC activists will storm the halls on Capitol Hill beginning next week to persuade lawmakers that Congress must adopt the resolution or risk emboldening Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear weapon. They are expected to lobby virtually every member of Congress, arguing that barbarism by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated, and that failing to act would send a message to Tehran that the U.S. won’t stand up to hostile countries’ efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction, according to a source with the group.
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History tells us that ambiguity [in U.S. actions] invites aggression, said the AIPAC source who asked not to be named. The source added the group will now be engaged in a major mobilization over the issue.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/aipac-syria-96344.html#ixzz2eCX1Du...