Israeli Journalist Calls for Obama
To Stop Israeli Attack on Iran
August 15, 2012 (EIRNS)—U.S. President Barack Obama is the person responsible if madman Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Ehud Barak go to war within weeks, because only his public opposition can actually prevent such a war, argued veteran Israeli reporter Amir Oren, in an op-ed published Aug. 12 in Ha'aretz.
In the piece entitled, "Obama must speak out against war with Iran," Oren said "This is the last chance—for Obama and the Israelis—to say their piece beforehand, instead of regretting their silence afterward." Oren is the gutsy reporter who, in 2001, broke the story that the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) had been studying the 1943 military tactics of the Nazi SS against the Jewish Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto, for application against the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza—a story later confirmed by then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's press spokesman.
The responsiblity to stop the Israeli crazies in Bibi's faction lies with Obama, says Oren:
"Without clear statements at the highest levels—publicly, not halfheartedly behind closed doors—the impression will remain that the Americans have come to terms with such an operation. By the time they deny that this is the case, it might be too late."
Israeli Editor Points to Obama Role
behind Netanyahu's Planned Iran Attack
August 21, 2012 (EIRNS)—In an interview with Leon Hadar, published in The National Interest of today, the editor of the Israeli paper Ha'aretz, the leading Israeli press outlet campaigning against an Israeli bombing campaign against Iran, contradicts the traditional line that President Barack Obama opposes such a strike, and points to his leading role.
" 'The conventional wisdom is that President Obama is opposed to an Israeli attack,' Benn told me when we met in his office in Tel Aviv on Sunday. 'But Obama has refrained from vetoing an Israeli action or threatening such a move with sanctions if Israel acts.'
'I believe that this is another example of Obama leading from behind, counting on Israel to do in Iran what the Brits and the French did in Libya.'
As Benn implies, Obama's claim to be "leading from behind" in the Libya war, was simply a subterfuge for his initiating role in that act of aggression, which violated the United Nations charter and the U.S. Constitution.
Lyndon LaRouche added today:
"Yes. It is my expressed opinion, based upon information I've received and a deep understanding of the mental problems of Obama, that the whole idea of an Israeli attack on Iran is Obama's idea, and not something which originated in Israel.
"It is being pressed by Obama now, out of his rage that he could not get an invasion of Syria to occur immediately after the death of Qaddafi. And it was Obama who ordered Qaddafi's murder."
Rep. Walter Jones to President Obama:
'Abide by Our Constitution'
August 31, 2012 (EIRNS)—The following letter (available here in PDF format) was e-mailed from Congressman Walter Jones (R-N.C.) on Aug. 30 to the White House Legislative Affairs office, and was also mailed in hard copy to the White House. EIR is also making available the text of Representative Jones "Dear Colleague" letter urging his fellow congressmen to co-sponsor HCR 107.
Dear Mr. President:
This letter is written to you out of grave concern that you will once again lead our nation into war without authorization from the Congress. As tensions and rhetoric rise in Syria and Iran, the power to declare war remains vested in the Congress. No resolution from the United Nations or NATO can supersede the power carefully entrusted with the representatives of the American people.
Whether it is Korea, Yugoslavia, or Libya, presidents have continually disregarded the Constitution and sent Americans to war without congressional authorization. In order to prevent further encroachment of executive power, I have introduced House Concurrent Resolution 107. My Resolution states:
"except in response to an actual or imminent attack against the territory of the United States, the use of offensive military force by a President without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress violates Congress's exclusive power to declare war under article I, section 8, clause 11 of the Constitution and therefore constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution."
The above simply restates the Constitution. Our founding fathers had the unique perspective of living subject to the wars of choice waged by a King. As James Madison wrote, allowing the President alone to take the country into war would be "too much of a temptation for one man."
Outside of an actual or imminent attack on America, the only precursor to war can be the authorization of Congress. I call on you to abide by our Constitution, and rely on our country's representatives to decide when war is necessary. There is no greater responsibility than to send our sons and daughters to war. That responsibility remains with the United States Congress.
Walter B. Jones
Member of Congress