GOP Iran Letter Was A Push For A Regime Change War And Defense Industry Profits

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While many Americans are still outraged over the 47 Republican senators’ “open letter” to Iran, there are a new batch of idiots asking to join the “propaganda ploy.” Shortly after the “press release” was made public, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Texas governor Rick Perry nearly wet themselves asking to join the children posing as U.S. senators. Likely, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson will be begging to sign the letter soon.


There has been a raging chorus clamoring for legal action against the mentally-challenged 47 for everything from violating the Logan Act to sedition to treason and nearly everything in-between. However, there will be no charges filed because as painful as it is to admit; the 47 are not guilty of treason or sedition or violating the Logan Act. As obvious as it may seem that they are traitors, according to the U.S. Code even that charge is doubtful. Although their goal was interfering with “measures of the United States,” the Iranians are smart and took the open letter for exactly what it was; pathetic propaganda and a gross display of Republican ignorance of the Constitution and international law. It is what one expects from a bunch of petulant punks who are too stupid to understand they embarrassed themselves by lacking even an eighth-grader’s understanding of the document the swore to uphold.

First, the letter was a press release; it was not a personal communication sent to Iran’s leaders. It is also not evident their goal was causing harm to the United States or overthrowing the government. What they are guilty of is hubris and being cretins, and although they seriously deserve to be harshly punished for having the audacity to think they have power over the President leading America’s participation in United Nations Security Council negotiations; the best Americans can hope for is they are humiliated. But that is not likely though because childish malcontents, and Republicans, are never embarrassed.


What is also curious, is the various pundits asking what the 47 hoped to accomplish. Even Hillary Clinton said, “one has to ask, what was the purpose of this letter?” Clinton proffered what she said were “two logical answers. Either these senators were trying to be helpful to the Iranians or harmful to the commander-in-chief in the midst of high-stakes international diplomacy. Either answer does discredit to the letters’ signatories.” The truth, and true purpose of the letter, has really never been in question; specifically because the filthy little neo-con who originated it has broadcast the purpose for the world to hear for months.

Freshman Tom Cotton, the neo-con Senator from Arkansas admitted openly the purpose in organizing the “open letter” to Iran is derailing the United Nations P5+1 negotiations to expedite an Israeli-started war with Iran for “regime change.” In fact, in January while addressing other neo-cons at an event hosted by the advocacy group Heritage Action for America he said; “The end of these negotiations isn’t an unintended consequence of congressional action. It is very much an intended consequence. A feature, not a bug, so to speak.” Cotton has made no secret that he wants and is working to see that the negotiations fail which is why corrupt John Boehner invited Netanyahu to fear-monger Congress into passing legislation to derail the negotiations.

Fear mongering Cheney, Bush, and Netanyahu-style is not unique to Cotton. He won his Senate seat in Arkansas by telling frightened imbeciles that he would fight for their very survival as their senator because “ISIS and Mexican drug cartels joining forces to attack Arkansas is an urgent problem.” He also made sure to inspire really scary images of Nazis for conservatives when he went on to compare American participation in international negotiations with Iran to the appeasement of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

In fact, Cotton is a Cheney, McCain, Cruz, Graham, and George W. Bush perpetual war supporter on steroids. He is as staunch an advocate for incredibly higher defense spending and pre-emptive war everywhere as he is for cutting all domestic spending. He subscribes to the Bush aggressive foreign policy agenda and as The New Republic noted, no matter the geographical region in question, whether it is Syria, Iran, Russia, ISIS, or apparently Mexico, “Cotton can be found at the hawkish outer edge of the debate.” To say there is never a war he would not support is a gross understatement. In fact, Cotton has made perpetual calls for immediate military intervention in Iran for regime change a la Bush and Iraq.  In December, a month before being sworn in as a senator, he called for America to supply Israel with B-52s and bunker busting bombs to use in their imminent strike against Iran; a strike that guarantees America’s entrance in a war on Iran for regime change and to heap untold wealth on the defense and oil industry.

It should come as no surprise then, that after issuing the “open letter” to derail talks with Iran, the very next day Cotton made an appearance at an “Off the Record and strictly Non-Attributionevent with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). NDIA is a very powerful conservative lobbying and professional group for defense contractors advocating for America’s next Middle East war. The Arkansas warmonger met with leaders of the military industrial complex made up of executives from all the major military businesses such as Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications, ManTech International, Boeing, Oshkosh Defense, and Booz Allen Hamilton, among other many other firms. It is noteworthy that the B-52s and bunker-busting bombs Cotton wants America to ‘give’ to Israel to bomb Iran are both items manufactured by  Boeing; a major NDIA member.

When the NDIA director of legislative policy, Jimmy Thomas, was asked if Cotton was going talk about the success and progress toward war with his open letter to Iran he said “Most members talk about everything from the defense budget to Iran…so it’s highly likely that he will address that in his remarks.”  What should be frightening to Americans is that the NDIA helps shape conservative legislative policy and gets regular updates on conservatives’ progress in serving Israel’s push for an American war with Iran. Thomas said bringing Cotton in to apprise the defense industry of progress on a war with Iran was scheduled in January, and that “certainly we bring people to the platform that have influence directly on our issues.”

Maybe even stupid Americans can think back to the last neo-con who wanted “regime change” in another Middle East country (Iraq) at Benjamin Netanyahu’s urging. That turned out so well for the nation that America’s debt will increase another $4 trillion over the next decade for the “regime change” war, 655 thousand innocent Iraqi civilians were massacred, and it created the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS) extremists that the Islamic Republican of Iran is helping America fight. Through it all, the Koch brothers, Dick Cheney’s Halliburton, and the military industrial complex earned hundreds of billions over a war neo-cons pushed for regime change. In fact, creating profit for the defense industry is part and parcel of Cotton’s purpose in organizing the “open letter” press release everyone is up-in-arms over.

It is too bad there is no punitive damage to wreak on the Republican signatories to Cotton’s “open letter.” Whether they are traitors is dependent on how one perceives a group of neo-con warmongers that had to be taken to school by Iran’s foreign minister for a 2nd grade lesson in international law and how the Constitution works at the most basic level. There have been calls to “summarily arrest the punks and throw em’ in slam” to “assembling a Seal Team to regulate their traitorous asses.” As appealing as those actions might be to many, many Americans, it is reasonable to assume that having a foreigner teach them the ‘nuances of their own Constitution‘ and the basic premise of ‘international agreements‘ would suffice…for now.


36 Replies to “GOP Iran Letter Was A Push For A Regime Change War And Defense Industry Profits”

  1. Hmmm..Yes it could be just that OR another futile adolescent tantrum by the party of adolescent spoiled brats.

  2. Has anyone else noticed the theme of the latest 3 part series “Madame Secretary” is a small cabal of high ranking Washington politicians who are attempting just that, regime change. To accomplish this purpose they have assassinated the former Secretary of State and a couple other people. So next Sunday we will see how fantasy handles reality?

  3. Go ahead let Jindal and Perry sign the letter. Let anyone else who wants have a go at it. I’m sure the Iranians are shaking in their boots………with laughter! For myself it’s outrage and humiliation.

  4. I read on DU a letter supposedly sent by Cotton to one of his constituents re his letter to Iran, he talks about his military service and his platoon etc like he is an expert on war and the military, my husband (a decorated vietnam veteran) still with the effects of agent orange keeping him sick
    after 26 years in the military, probably knows more about war and the military than this idiot ever will. Cotton really gets my goat, I am so glad he got slapped down by the Iraq foreign minister.

  5. Cuz when you are pro life, you champion and instigate as many wars as you can, and wars are anti-life. Go figure. When you put greed and profit before your country and life, you like morals of any kind. They should all be hanged, drawn, and quartered!

  6. Just read today that Herzog is beating Bibi in the polls. The Israelis, it seems, are now more inclined to vote for a thoughtful, careful “think before acting” leader rather than one who blusters and exhibits fake strength.

  7. The more I think about nothing has to presented to the Senate for them to advise and consent

    This agreement would fall under the NPT Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

    The NPT is a landmark international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. On 11 May 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely. A total of 190 parties have joined the Treaty, including the five nuclear-weapon States. More countries have ratified the NPT than any other arms limitation and disarmament agreement, a testament to the Treaty’s significance.

    So this would fall under the UN. Now if these idiots want to tear up that treaty and leave the UN then and only then they can flap their gums

  8. This is also the group that wants the rapture to happen in their life time. So, they are chomping at the bit for Revelations to come true and will do anything and everything to make it happen.

    They are so wrapped up in their Biblical philosophy that reason totally escapes them.

  9. When running for the Senate, Cotton warned the people in Arkansas that ISIS could be coming for them, and it’s urgent. He said …

    “The problem is with Mark Pryor and Barack Obama refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and refusing to secure our border. I’ll change that when I’m in the United States Senate. And I would add, it’s not just an immigration problem. We now know that it’s a security problem. Groups like the Islamic State collaborate with drug cartels in Mexico who have clearly shown they’re willing to expand outside the drug trade into human trafficking and potentially even terrorism.

    “They could infiltrate our defenseless border and attack us right here in places like Arkansas. This is an urgent problem and it’s time we got serious about it, and I’ll be serious about it in the United States Senate.”

  10. I hope Bibi loses Maple! And you know that the Reich Wing Media will blame Bibi’s loss on the Liberals and their dastardly media….

  11. Sorry Rmuse, but I have to disagree with you on one point. I can’t see how it is not a violation of The Logan Act.This was not a Senate sanctioned move, but 47 individuals who happen to be Republican Senators writing an open letter (or press release) in order to undermine negotiations over a dispute about potential nuclear weapons development by a country whose leaders have declared us to be a sworn enemy. If that’s not a violation of the Logan Act, I’m not sure what would be.

  12. Francie, I don’t think those of us who support the President’s efforts and believe working toward peaceful settlements to problems should be humiliated by the actions of fools. They are the ones who in time will be humiliated when they review their behavior and remember how they tried to undermine those who did care about their fellow humans no matter what race or nationality they originated from. The worse they behavior, the higher we should hold our heads. I wish we could ignore them completely, but do believe they present a clear and present danger to our security.

  13. Cotton was a JAG, not a real officer. He never had a ‘platoon.’ Maybe a legal clerk, but not a platoon.

  14. I can see it now. Bobby Brady and the man who cant count to three leading the charge.

    Please anyone older than me tell me of a time of such idiocy

  15. I agree with you. Their encourage news coming out of Israel I just hope it subtain through the election.
    1) Joe Cirincione tweeted out Amer. approval on Nut-n-yahoo are plummeting. And repub. congress are still in the toilet:

    2) Russell Schaffer tweeted, Nut-n-yahoo is in big trouble, new poll shows he’s in danger losing his bid for 4th term:

    3) Herzog lead over Nut-n-yahoo by 4 seat and growing:

  16. Isn’t sabotage a crime: deliberate subversion: a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly within.

  17. I never thought I’d see the day when an Ayatollah/Iranian Religious Wackjob would display more restraint than an American Senator(s).

    Truly, we live in Interesting Times.

  18. Tuathe These rethugs left their biblical philosophy right after Gen 2 verse 7. every thing since then is made up to suit their own philosophy.

  19. The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was intended to prohibit unauthorized United States citizens from interfering in relations between the United States and foreign governments.[2] The Act was passed following George Logan’s unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams on January 30, 1799. The Act was last amended in 1994, and violation of the Logan Act is a felony.

  20. “I wish we could ignore them completely, but do believe they present a clear and present danger to our society”

    Bernice, it is really too bad just a few rethugs don’t think like you..Oh there were a few thugs from the Senate that did not sign, but not a peep from the house thugs.

  21. how does ISRAEL assist AMERICA with the Russian nuclear threat? Israel HELPS OUR ENEMIES.
    By far the most egregious damage done by Johnathan Pollard was to steal classified documents relating to the US Nuclear Deterrent relative to the USSR and send them to Israel. According to sources in the US State Department, Israel then turned around and traded those stolen nuclear secrets to the USSR in exchange for increased emigration quotas from the USSR to Israel. Other information that found its way from the US to Israel to the USSR resulted in the loss of American agents operating inside the USSR. Casper Weinberger, in his affidavit opposing a reduced sentence for Pollard, described the damage done to the United States thus, “[It is] difficult to conceive of a greater harm to national security than that caused by… Pollard’s treasonous behavior.”
    This should end the suggestion that Israel’s spies are harmless. They are not. The United States’ nuclear deterrent cost an estimated $…

  22. Coup de’tat!!
    Yes, I watched it with concern to whats happening in Real Life, minute I saw it, i said this is for real. Another episode comming right up, I hope others watch it as well, so true to fact…

  23. Patriot Act of 2001 by GW Bush
    It gives controversial new powers to the Justice Department in terms of domestic and international surveillance of American citizens and others within its jurisdiction. According to its sponsors, the Act was needed to address a situation that had not existed before – the presence of terrorists within national borders – and the need to apprehend and prosecute them, hopefully before rather than after they acted.
    47 Republicans Act, Was this a Terrorist Act.Coup de’tat, bring down the US Government Giving aid and comfort to the enemy

  24. ISSIS:
    John McCain “selphie” photo wioth members of Issis, supports funding ISSIS.Look for photo with Issis s and their supporters online

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