Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bernie Sanders panel on the Iran deal and the danger of an Iran War

Bernie Sanders held a town hall on Monday, Breaking the Deal: A Town Hall on Trump's Iran Decision 05/14/2018:

The panel includes featuring Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund; Lara Friedman of Peace Now; Rob Malley, head of the Crisis Group; and, Suzanne Dimaggio of New America.

With the Trump Administration doing its version of the 2002 buildup to war, everyone concenred about it needs to be aware of major events in the Middle East that affect the environment in which Trump would launch a war against Iran.

This is one of them: David Halbfinger, Killings in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever New York Times 05/14/2018; Declan Walsh, Waves of Gazans vs. Israeli Tear Gas and Bullets: Deadliest Mayhem in Years New York Times 05/14/2018; Amnesty International, Israel/OPT: Use of excessive force in Gaza an abhorrent violation of international law 05/14/2018.

Halbfinger reports, "At least 60 were killed and thousands injured, local officials said — the worst day of carnage there since Israel invaded Gaza in 2014." Despite apparently all 60 deaths being Palestinians killed by the Israeli Army, both Israel and the Trump Administration said it was all the fault of Hamas.

Sen. Sanders tweeted yesterday:

Bernie's fellow progressive Senator, Elizabeth Warren, tweeted the following on the Gaza killings:

[sound of crickets]

Chuck Schumer, leader of the Democratic "Resistance" in the Senate, tweeted on Gaza:


Nancy Pelosi, head of the the Democratic "Resistance" in the Senate, tweeted on Gaza:


Corporate Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, tweeted on Gaza:


Corporate Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, tweeted on Gaza:


Who-knows-what-kind-of Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, tweeted on Gaza:


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