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Brownback seeks regime change in Iran

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Sam Brownback links[(Middle East North Africa Financial Network News commentary) US Legislators Seek Regime Change In Iran:][1] Senator Sam Brownback, a Republican from Kansas, Senator Ron Wyman, a Democrat from Oregon, and the senior Democrat on the House International Relations Committee, Tom Lantos of California, issued a statement to the effect that "in the global war on terror, our next strategic, surgical focus needs to be Iran." Moreover according to Mr Lantos "there has been an enormous amount of attention and emphasis lately on Iraq, which I think is appropriate. But there has been very little discussion of the equally pernicious and dangerous nature of the Iranian regime." Accordingly the three lawmakers are proposing to introduce a resolution declaring that legitimizing the existing regime in Iran "stifles the growth of democratic forces" and that "positive gestures" should be directed toward the Iranian people "and not the political figures whose survival depends upon preservation of the current regime."[(Agape Press) Commentary & News Briefs:][2] Last week Republican Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia introduced a U.S. Senate resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the national motto, "In God We Trust." The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 96, resolves "to commemorate, celebrate, and reaffirm the national motto of the United States on the 50th anniversary of its formal adoption." Brownback, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, says it is important, as the U.S. marks the golden anniversary of its motto, to "recognize the past and future role of America's reliance on divine providence and fight attempts to remove God from the public square."Jim Ryun links[(Christian Examiner) U.S. House moves to protect rights of military chaplains:][3] The House Armed Services Committee has approved language to protect the right of military chaplains to pray in accordance with their faith. Congress, meanwhile, is pursuing other avenues to protect the rights of chaplains. Last week, Jones was joined by U.S. Reps. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.; Todd Akin, R-Mo.; Mike Conaway, R-Texas and Jim Ryun, R-Kan., in a Capitol Hill news conference that called on President George W. Bush to issue an executive order as commander in chief. The congressmen told Bush in a letter they were "gravely concerned" that the right of military chaplains to pray according to their faith was "in jeopardy" and chaplains were "now being instructed on what to say when they pray."How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=2550 [2]: http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/312006h.asp [3]: http://www.christianexaminer.com/Articles/Articles%20Jun06/Art_Jun06_14.html [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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Liberty 8 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps Mr. Brownback should seek regime change in Washington DC first, before looking at how to fix a foreign country when the one in Washington DC is the one that is really broken.

mefirst 8 years, 6 months ago

Brilliant comment Liberty. I completely agree.

cutny 8 years, 6 months ago

Way to go Brownie. What say you strap on a helmet and a set and head over to Iraq to run the show. Put your money where your mouth is for a change.

Speakout 8 years, 6 months ago

Why is it that we fear Iranian nuclear power? They wouldn't dare to launch an attack on the USA. So who is afraid of them?

Israel you say? Doesn't Israel have nuclear power and nuclear offensive weapons stolen from the USA? So what is the problem? Why does Israel always want Americans to fight their wars? The whole "war on terrorism" is in defence of and in support of Israel anyway.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

Speakout, how old are you? Are you old enough to remember the Iran hostage crisis? the entire world should worry about Iran. Brownbeck should shut up though it is not up to us to change the regime.

Liberty 8 years, 6 months ago

Mommaeffortx2,

I think that if you look at the currency of Iran, you will see that they are not in a good position to fund much of anything or be much of a threat in the USA. Your dollar bill note is worth many times what the Iranian real (dollar) is worth. Iran may have some capablility in their immediate area, but are little threat on this side of the world, due to their limited capablity.

If the US government were to attack them, they would respond (by shutting down the Persian Gulf oil traffic, causing rocketing upward oil prices to levels you don't want to imagine) [Maybe that is what the US government wants to happen?] Iran doesn't have the navy or airforce to carry on a war around the world. Your fears are unfounded (just like with Iraq, except Iran will not be a push over like Iraq was militarily). It will cost the US military and financial system dearly.

The Iranian hostage crisis occurred in Iran when the US or Russia was probably involved in a radical government change in that country by stirring up the people against the Shah government, resulting in the removal of the Shah, and causing a radical religious leader to take power.

Now they want another regime change there to assist the UN to gain global control of world resources. It is all part of the plan to weaken the nations of the world, so the global government is the most powerful entity left standing, (the tyrannical United Nations). The United States is also being greatly weakened, while feeding the wealth of the US into the United Nations, by giving it's armed forces to the United Nations for areas around the world, while the UN controlled Congress keeps trying to pass gun confiscation legislation against the people of this nation to make the people completely defenseless. The United Nations and foreign bankers are the real major threat to this nation. Not Iran.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

the hostage crisis happened because Iran has hated western people for a long time and it has not changed to this day. And fanatics do not care about our money. And I could care less about the un and the agenda I just know we should all worry about Iran. And the Shah Hated us as well. Believe it or not I do Know a thing or two about this now and then.

offbrand1 8 years, 6 months ago

I have done some reading on the latest offer of multilateral talks and it appears that without Russia and China's support on UN sanctions, Iran will not feel that their feet are being held to the fire and agree to stop their nuclear program. Russia and China thus far have indicated they will not support UN sanctions of Iran.

KsTwister 8 years, 6 months ago

Brownback says,"our next strategic, surgical focus needs to be "...................when did he do the first focus. NEVER.

Liberty 8 years, 6 months ago

Quote from Mommaeffortx2:

"the hostage crisis happened because Iran has hated western people for a long time and it has not changed to this day. And fanatics do not care about our money. And I could care less about the un and the agenda I just know we should all worry about Iran. And the Shah Hated us as well. Believe it or not I do Know a thing or two about this now and then."

Have you met the Iranian people that live in the USA? They do not fit your description above. The people sold out to the Iranian government in Iran, do fit your description. I have found those that live in the USA very much like the people of this country, and many of the common people that live in Iran are the same as those in the USA. They want freedom in Iran, but not 'democracy' that President Bush is pushing because it is for the United Nations and the IMF/World Bank control of world resources and finances. Major governments (including the US government) have given their power, financial and military power into the United Nations (the beast system) to make them into world government. Nations that are free of this evil system don't want any part of the US led United Nations and world government control. We should demand that our leaders must get the USA out of the United Nations evil system and grip of control.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

have you been over seas and lived the life?? do not lecture me on the iranians here. I know a few in fact have friends from around the world I know what I know first hand. don't like the USA leave do not support the un fine. live a life overseas then tell me about the general feeling of the people there. Not all iranians hate usa not all americans hate iranians but make no mistake of the hatred over there for us westerners. Now I agree we should keep our noses out of people business unless asked. He** that is what our own revlotuinary war was for it said not here go away we will take care of our selves so that should go no matter what. but I stand by the statment we should worry about iran and its leaders. I see no diffrence from 1979-1981 and today the sentiment and atmosphere are the same in iran.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

oh yeah by the way some of those hotage tackers now help run Iran so what has changed???

xenophonschild 8 years, 6 months ago

Foreigners complain of our arrogance and lack of knowledge; Brownback is a true example. As if we have any power to overturn what is essentially a fiefdom of Islamic fundamentalist theocracy. Completely unrealistic to assume we can effect any "regime change" in that society.

Brownback and his ilk would have a better chance of predicting where his dead Galilean will reappear after the destruction of Israel.

Liberty 8 years, 6 months ago

Former CIA Analyst Says Iran Strike Set For June Or July McGovern: Staged terror attacks across Europe, US "probable" in order to justify invasion

Click on link below to read article from CIA Analyst

http://www.infowars.com/articles/ww3/iran_mcgovern_war_set_june_july.htm

Meatwad 8 years, 6 months ago

our government refuses to even TALK to Iran until they do exactly what we want. Isn't that like saying, "I won't have a debate with you unless you first declare me the winner." ? It seems like there should be a very public debate between Iran and the US. All I saw was that one LONNNG letter from their president that the US dismissed right away.

Meatwad 8 years, 6 months ago

I actually would like to know WHY we won't talk to them? I don't really get it. Is it because they are just too looney? Don't we just look like arrogent bullies who won't listen to what anyone has to say? Why can't we stand up and actually debate?

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

or maybe it had to do with the crusades? and the democratically elected government was no better than the shah, and maybe more cruel to their own people. The leaders in Iran have no respect for the western point of view and it is not just a matter of us not talking to them on this point the leaders do not want to talk to us. And as for Isreal I could care less if we help them or not I tend to link them on the same leval as the people, terrorists, that hate them but hey that is me, I do not expect other people to agree with that. But I do know that Iran has no love for westerners US the most and will have no problem with trying to hurt us in some way. and that the same people that helped in the crisis not to long ago are now in charge so it does keep the meantality on the same level as 27 yrs ago. Fanatic is fanatic and you really can not reason with that frame of mind.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

and the reason we have not just sat down and talked with them is we have no diplomatic relation with Iran and we the US have to rely on third partys.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

well he will be out soon not soon enough. look up Iranian history and hell yeah they should be pissed of about the crusades no doubt about it, to this day we should all be pissed about them. but I know people who were some of the hostages I lived in the time and I see no change at all in the climate of the gov. And I really do not care about Bush or his big agenda this is not about him it is about realizing Iran is a threat. More than Iraq ever was or would have been under Saddem. You can change the wrapping on the package but that does not change what is inside. I think there are many ways to get this all worked out with out force and please let all the so called leaders of the world find it. I also do not think the US or any place else should tell the Iranian people ,we do not like your leaders get rid of them, because them we have puppets over there and that is not a true government. Yes I do not trust Iran and I think people should not take all on blind faith heck do people believe everything the gov. tells them NO so why believe somebody else gov.? and as for fanatic yep they both fit the profile very very well.It is amazing how much evil and bad things have been done in the name of god. And yes I do believe in god so do not go there.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

I never have said the middle eat does not have anyreason not to wary of westerners, I think considering the history they do. but that does not mean we should let our gaurd down and accept every thing the Iran gov. says a true. I have no problem with Iran advancing it self that could only help every one over there. But one should worry about leaders that other islamic nations do not trust or agree with. Iran only became Iran as we know it now in 79 and has been for longer than that known to be a terroist hot bed. All I want is for people to be wary all is always what it seems.

sibkiss 8 years, 6 months ago

Remember the piece "Whose War Is This?" by Patrick Buchanan?

Someone reminded me of it lately. It is not so far fetched when you see the direction we are taking in the middle east. Neoconservatives using the US and others as their mercenaries.

Iran, Saudi Arabia , Syria, and others will be next in line to depose leaders also.

Even though Israel is a "friend" they also are getting US to do their dirty work as well.

No antisemitic accusations can stand up to the light of the facts.

Christine Pennewell Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

amen to that but the above countrys are also know as terrorist hot beds. so does that make us the worlds biggest pawns? maybe, but our "friends" need to stand up for them selves and we should just throw our arms up and say enough already I guess I would love for all things to resolve themselves and everyone get along. I do not see that happenning nor do I see Iran being honest about all things. Heck our own gov. is not no gov. is. If Iran has nothing to hide such as nuke weapons or war plans then they should be willing to hear all ideas for a compromise, and US should be the same. But we prob. have alot to hide so we are were we are getting no where with any thing and chasing our tails. oh please save us all from our leaders and the fanatics of the world.

Jock Navels 8 years, 6 months ago

if i lived in any country on the planet outside the u.s. and saw how the neocon world domination corporate controlled running dog capitalist roader xenophobic dogmatic christian extremist people who now control our country wanted to control their country, and them as well at the individual level with a planet blanketing big brother...well, i would want a nuclear weapon, wouldn't you?

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