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Open Letter From Some Colorado Jews (plus one California rabbi) and People of Good Will Everywhere: U.S – Israel: Don’t Attack Iran

May 12, 2012

May 10, 2012

Dear Friends,

Support for a military attack on Iran is, plain and simple, support for mutually assured destruction,  not only for the State of Israel, but also for Israel’s Palestinian neighbors.

Any military escalation in an unstable Middle East is akin to throwing a lighted match onto a powder keg. The consequences cannot be contained by any conventional strategy, and regional diplomatic efforts will be set back decades.

This opinion is widely shared well outside peace activist circles. It has been heatedly expressed by Major General Meir Dagan, former Israeli Mossad Director (2002 – 2011) who said, “[Attacking iran] would mean regional war and in that case you would be giving Iran the best possible reason to continue the nuclear program.” He adds it’s “the stupidest thing I ever heard.”

And US Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta agrees. “The consequences [of military action] could be that we would have an escalation … that would not only involve many lives, but could consume the Middle East in confrontation and conflict we would regret.”

Clearer heads must prevail!

The nuclear arms race during the Cold War left the world with nuclear arsenals estimated by the Stockholm international Peace Research Institute in 2009 at 23,000, which is 2000 times the total firepower used during WWII. In this regard, We agree with both the Obama administration and J-street, the staunchest pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby in the U.S. The world does NOT need another nuclear weapon ready state. However, a military strike sends precisely the opposite message.

To folks who believe America and Israel should and will hold the upper hand in the nuclear balance of power indefinitely, you might want to think again. Perhaps, the most persuasive argument to the rest of the world for nuclear non-proliferation would be good-faith reduction in nuclear firepower among the current super-powers. That makes a whole lot more sense than bombing an adversary to make sure they never build bombs.

Toward sustainable peace,

Haim Beliak, Rabbi, Los Angeles

Betty Carr

Ira Chernus

Alan Gilbert

Jean Gore

Karla Horowitz

Pat Hewett

Cheryl Kasson

Leslie Lomas

Patricia Madsen

Barbara Millman

Aaron Ney

Rob Prince

Elissa Tivona

Evan Weissman

Juliet Wittman

6 Comments leave one →
  1. jim permalink
    May 13, 2012 6:54 am

    The people who control Humanity are completely insane, part of which is due to heavy in-breeding. Over one hundred years ago, they anointed some sexual deviant named Albert Pike to come up with a plan to destroy all that is good, so that they could enslave Humanity. This plan is the three World Wars of course, the last being Whitey versus Arabs (which is already ten years old).

    Bilderberg is meeting effectively in DC in a couple of weeks to finalize the Iran-Syrian phase of this last war, so that Russia and China will cooperate with the full scale nuclear part of this plan. Only a military coup inside the US can prevent what is coming, because the entire criminal DC cabal is controlled by the Lucifer worshiping, self chosen vampires. This war is going as planned and only the US military can prevent it.

  2. Dana Wana Pskana permalink
    May 13, 2012 8:54 am

    i dont know about all that but why couldn’t Iran have nukes of Chinese and Russian design if they are allied to levels of state defense? Attacking Iran guarantees war but devoting time to doing other things such as cultivating friendship secures the possibility for defending against mutual enemies together instead, doesn’t it? Who’s fighting? Why does Israeli power need to invade a foreign land? If you need to invade to prevent a war, then the country doing the invading may be invaded themselves to prevent their act before it happens. I’m sure the Russians and Chinese didn’t miss this along with the Iranians.
    I want Palestinian Casinos. When do those come out? Should America invade Israel if they did 9/11 and a bunch of other terrorist attacks on US soil? Or is America simply the muscle of Israeli occupation on the world political, financial and military system? If America is occupied from the inside out in this same way, what do the citizens allow in response to be expected but invasion themselves by the end of the day?
    It’s time to face the system when it is facing foreclosure.

  3. May 13, 2012 10:28 am

    Avoid the Truth at your own peril…

  4. May 13, 2012 8:28 pm

    Sad, in a way, that something so reasonable is bold, brave, even necessary to say. Let’s hope we are heard. Let’s hope some others are listening before this MADness kills many, even those that are so scared they think war will somehow solve their fear. Otherwise, the sound of bombs, death and destruction will drown us all out.

  5. DrMeatwad permalink
    May 13, 2012 11:00 pm

    If only the crazy ones pushing for death and destruction of others because they fear a reprisal to their actions, would only live up to the religion they claim to believe in,,, they would not be in the position to threaten any other nation. Then again maybe they do know the past was a fantasy and their religious books are equally in the fiction category just to keep the gullible in line. What is absolutely clear if you would try to research it, there should never have been that israel. It goes against the jewish gods plans.

  6. May 14, 2012 12:17 pm

    Chalk one up, for “some” Colorado “Jews”, and ONE California Rabbi !!!

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