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If Increased Sanction Resolution, 362, Could Give Bush License for a Naval Blockade Why Support It?

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As it relates to members of Congress, Rabbi Lerner concludes, "The American Jewish Establishment, operating through AIPAC and many other sources, has aligned itself with this crusade of folly, first in Iraq and now in Iran. And, they have been able to call upon many of their supporters in Congress to do likewise."

Alternatives

Rabbi Lerner does see another option. "We in the Network of Spiritual Progressives call it the "Strategy of Generosity" and we’ve developed a specific manifestation of that when we call for a Global Marshall Plan as the best way for the U.S. and Israel to achieve homeland security."

They have found that this is the "only plausible alternative to the ‘Strategy of Domination’ and this has been introduced to Congress as House Resolution 1078 two months ago by Congressman Keith Ellison and others."

Please read more of Rabbi Michael Lerner’s remarks in his OpEdNews post here.

A final thought: Those of us who disagree with the course our government has established can blog and comment relentlessly, but without consistent direct action, we won’t veer far from it. As Ray McGovern, CIA analyst turned activist, often says - sometimes you gotta put your body into it.

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Updates:

Iran Resolution Must Change by Robert Wexler 7/9/08

Oppose H. Con. Res. 362 on Iran 

Vice Admiral Jack Shanahan, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Dr. Lawrence Korb, Former Asst. Secretary of Defense
Lt. General Robert G. Gard, Jr. , U.S. Army (ret.), Chairman, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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Cheryl Biren is a Philadelphia-based researcher, writer, editor and photographer with a focus on social justice. From 2007-2011, she served on the editorial board of Opednews.com.

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This is a shameful resolution and you are right to... by Country M on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 8:44:35 AM
Thought I had included some of this in m... by Cheryl Biren on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 1:47:41 PM
I'm very aware of how much time, sweat and hea... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 11:14:24 AM
I too believe that the wording could easily lead s... by Leon on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 12:43:54 AM
I have a hard time understanding why Wexler would ... by Jim Freeman on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:24:15 PM
thank you jim for your generous comment. ah yes, m... by Cheryl Biren on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:16:14 AM
So you’re confused about this resolution and... by Robert McElroy on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 7:06:04 PM
for your comments. actually, i'm not feeling a... by Cheryl Biren on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 7:25:53 PM
In international law a naval blockade is considere... by Johnny E on Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 at 10:31:19 PM
oppose this? There is nothing on their website. Th... by Jim Harris on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:22:06 AM
Good question. I haven't heard anything about ... by Cheryl Biren on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 7:01:48 AM
You know the old saying, "if it quacks like a... by Sam Adams on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 5:08:46 AM
You're pretty much on the mark, Sam. I'd a... by Robert McElroy on Wednesday, Jul 2, 2008 at 8:43:43 AM