Saturday, January 14, 2012

Congress: Who Is Behind Assassinations In Iran?

NOTE: February 4, 2012, has been declared a National Day of Action to RESIST U.S. war moves against Iran.

Yet another Iranian scientist has been assassinated.

In an environment in which the U.S. is beating the drums of war against Iran, we do not have the option of closing our eyes and acting as if we don't know what's going on.

The U.S. government carries out extrajudicial executions and it does its work in secret. We can't wait for the whole truth to emerge all by itself.

The U.S. Congress has the power to call hearings and compel U.S. officials to testify, under penalty of perjury, as to the U.S. role in these assassinations.

U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Congress did an enormous amount of damage to peace through the aggressive Iran Threat Reductions Act. Under the guise of "prevention" it put in place measures that hasten war.

If Congress truly opposes war, it should make that clear TODAY by stepping in forcefully to demand TRUTH and signal that NO U.S. (or allied) provocation of Iran will be tolerated.

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The crime of Extrajudicial Execution is described on the website for Mike Haas' book, George W. Bush, War Criminal? The Bush Administration’s Liability for 269 War Crimes. Here, we will look at the specific legal basis for charging perpetrators as war criminals for Extrajudicial Executions, and list sources reporting relevant U.S. actions in Afghanistan.

(See VAU Afgh 101: Extrajudicial Executions )

Amos Guiora, an Israeli "counter-terrorism expert," held forth on the difference between "good" targeted killing -- i.e. the kind Israeli practices (!) -- and "bad" targeted killing -- namely, the kind the Obama administration carries out. But what this talk was really about was conditioning the public to accept the idea that "targeted killing" is a legitimate activity of a government.

(See "Targeted Killing" - The Heart of the U.S.-Israel Relationship on the No Drones Network website)

First Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) called the U.S. on the carpet for dodging the call from the international community to come clean about its drone killings. Then Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) submitted a bill calling for drone transparency. So ... are we finally going to get the truth?

(See REAL Progressives Demand that the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)