Democrat Charles Schumer Joins Lindsey Graham and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Lust For War

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Although there are some Americans who are not overwhelmingly fond of sending their sons and daughters to fight and die in wars, it does not mean that many of their representatives in Congress feel the same. In fact, it is clearly evident that Republicans almost unanimously support war against anyone, but particularly the Muslim nations on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘hit-list.’ However, it is unfair to single out congressional Republicans as part of the Netanyahu caucus in both the Senate and the House, especially since a Republican-lite senator representing New York, Charles Schumer (D-Israel), announced he was joining forces with war monger Republican Lindsey Graham (R-Israel) to thwart the United Nations P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.

It appeared that Lindsey Graham, the man who never sees peace as an option, decided that to better serve his leader Netanyahu’s need for America to wage a war on Israel’s behalf, he would attempt to defund the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Graham got some encouraging war news late last week and looked as if he  was going to wet himself making a giddy statement of support of Schumer for publicly stating his allegiance is to Israel, not America. Graham said he stands with his new “Republican-lite“  pro-Netanyahu cohort in seeking war with Iran and praised Schumer, the man who pants to lead Democrats in the Senate, for aligning with a foreign leader against his own country and President; a typically Republican act.

Graham said, “The fact that he (Schumer) announced his no vote this early makes me believe that he’s not playing politics. We’ve got 30 days to engage with other members of the House and the Senate. So, Sen. Schumer and I have worked well together, he’s very pro-Israel, and time will tell as to whether or not we can get enough votes.” Graham is seldom truthful, but it is true that Schumer is “very pro-Israel,” and “very pro-war” against whichever Muslim nation Netanyahu targets; likely because the “pro-Israel lobby” has donated handsomely to the senator from New York representing Wall Street and Netanyahu’s war lust.

When the U.N. P5+1 and Iran announced they had reached a nuclear agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear capabilities,  Netanyahu and his congressional caucus and GOP presidential candidates reacted like savage beasts even though they were not part of Security Council’s deal or negotiation team; that is the constitutional purview of the Executive Branch. In fact, Netanyahu announced he would use his considerable foreign authority over America to leverage real congressional resistance to the deal by using “every available means at his disposal; including persuasion directed at the Congress, and American public opinion in general.” It does not matter that the American people support the Iran deal, or that it is a United Nation’s Security Council deal, not America’s, Netanyahu is just not going to allow it to go forward with American participation. He is confident his Israeli caucus in the U.S. Congress is solidly against peace and will serve his interest in attempting to scuttle the deal. However, there are just as significant numbers of Americans, Israelis, nuclear scientists, and the U.N. Security Council that support peace with Iran. Still, Netanyahu’s pro-Israel congress seriously want to wage a war for the nation where their true allegiance lies and it is not America, it is Israel.

It was reported here yesterday that Netanyahu has been suppressing intelligence reports and advice supporting the Iran nuclear agreement from the Israeli and American public. The security, intelligence, and military leaders, like experts in America and around the globe, support the deal in spite of Netanyahu’s “reliably, totally wrongpredictions about the existential threat from Muslim countries he wants America to go to war against on Israel’s behalf.  According to Ami Ayalon, former head of the Israeli navy and Israel’s state security service, Shin Bet, “This deal is the best possible alternative from Israel’s point of view, given the other available alternatives,” including the only alternative acceptable to Netanyahu and his congressional caucus which is, as President Obama explained, another extremely dangerous Mideast war that Netanyahu wants more than anything.

About a week ago, close to 50 members of Israel’s military signed on to a letter to Netanyahu telling him they support the U.N. P5+1 deal with Iran, and urged him to support the deal to avoid war. It is noteworthy that the signatories were not low-ranking soldiers unwilling to fight a war with Iran, not that any Israeli will fight that war, American soldiers will be deployed on orders from Netanyahu. The “high-ranking Israeli military brass” included generals, admirals, and several upper-echelon national security leaders as well as the director of Israel’s “super-secret” Nuclear Energy Commission. However, no fool should think for a second that Netanyahu or his American caucus will listen to Israel’s military leaders because they certainly turned a deaf ear to 29 of the nation’s leading nuclear scientists who support the deal.

The twenty-nine top scientists, including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms, and former White House science advisers wrote a letter to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal calling it innovative and stringent; words the scientists used over a half-dozen times such as; “The Iran accord has more stringent constraints than any previously negotiated nonproliferation framework. We congratulate you and your team for an accord that will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and serve as a guidepost for future nonproliferation agreements.” It is natural that Republicans would oppose any agreement that ‘advances the cause of peace and security‘ in the Middle East, and as a devout “pro-Israel” sycophant it is natural that Charles Schumer joined the GOP war mongers despite the deal’s real “pro-Israel” protection from a nuclear-armed Iran.

The scientists welcomed, as “without precedent,” the deal’s explicit ban on research of nuclear weapons “rather than only their manufacture” as established in the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty which was previously “the top arms-control agreement of the nuclear age.” The scientists answered Netanyahu’s congressional caucus and debunked criticism that the deal allows Iran to develop nuclear arms without constraint in ten years. They wrote that, “In contrast, we find that the deal includes important long-term verification procedures that last until 2040, and others that last indefinitely.” The idea of no war with Iran indefinitely may explain why pro-Israel, pro-war, Charles Schumer embraced Lindsey Graham’s crusade to advance foreigner Netanyahu’s interest in an American war with Iran instead of supporting his President’s efforts to prevent sending Americans to fight and die for Israel.

Apparently, the pro-war, pro-Israel contingent in Congress still cannot comprehend that it is not customary for American legislators to align with, and adamantly support, a foreign leader over their “alleged” home nation’s diplomatic efforts; particularly as a member of an international team seeking peace. It is also glaringly apparent that the foreigner Benjamin Netanyahu carries more weight with Republicans and Republican-lite Democrats like Schumer than international nuclear scientists, Israeli intelligence agencies, Israeli military commanders, and of course the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany. One may have thought that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is full of hubris in believing he has god-like power over the U.S. Congress, but one has to admit that the foreigner certainly controls pro-Israel anti-American legislators of which Charles Schumer is now a member in good standing.

This affair may not have reached this juncture if the Netanyahu Congress had not transformed the constitutional principles of treaty ratification into an abomination that requires a two-thirds majority not to approve, but to defeat America’s involvement in an international peace accord to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions; something a white Republican president would never have faced. All Americans, regardless which party they support, should take note of exactly who, or which nation, their representatives in Congress support because it is apparent that a significant number of them do not support America, or peace. Instead, they are supremely devoted to, and enamored with, Benjamin Netanyahu and his call to march Americans into another Middle East war against another Muslim country on Israel’s behalf. It is, after all, why there is a very well-funded “pro-Israel” lobby doling out substantial amounts of campaign cash to congressional representatives to fund Israel’s military and continue sending Americans to fight and die for Israel.

64 Replies to “Democrat Charles Schumer Joins Lindsey Graham and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Lust For War”

  1. hey Chuck… how is it that you support cousin Amy’s gun control effort but you eschew nuke control by supporting Auntie Lindsey’s well know proclivity to use guns to enforce ‘no nukes’ policy?

  2. …everybody who took Israels “gifts” needs to be thrown outta office, and be forced to register as a lobbyist for a foreign country…

  3. I think he has miscalculated. He should not be the next Senate leader if he refuses to support the leader of his party, President Obama, and our top allies, who support the agreement. He did the political calculation and came up wrong. His American constituents should remember this.

  4. Charles Schumer (D-Israel), announced he was joining forces with war monger Republican Lindsey Graham (R-Israel) to thwart the United Nations P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.

    Now that’s the truth!

  5. Heres a post that’s going to give me a CRICKET concerto, there are huge differences between the two parties and one VERY distinct is, the GOP are the anti american SELLOUTS, the oligarchs middle men! they’ll pit american against american in a heartbeat to divide and conquer, when they have the WH, they purposely DESTROY government with oligarchs giveaways, it’s WELFARE for the wealthy and when they’ve successfully hamstrung government, they PROUDLY say,”See, government doesn’t work!” YEAH! it doesn’t work because YOU keep sabotaging it! But guess what? the GOP don’t sabotage EACH OTHER! they stay on page, just like their NEXT government shutdown! they’ll ALL gladly goose step together, the GOP has unity! The DEMOCRATIC party? HELL NO! the democratic party is a JOKE! I don’t give DAMN what useful piece of pro american legislation they purpose, they’ll ALWAYS be 4 or 5 DEMOCRATS that will jump ship and goose step with the GOP! the democratic party aren’t organized!…

  6. Democrat Charles Schumer often talks about being the “Protector” of Israel. To bad he does not protect America, he voted for War in Iraq, and now wants War (for his bos Bibi) in Iran…

  7. The democratic party keeps betraying itself! lets be REAL! this BULL$HIT, schumer is pulling doesn’t surprise me one bit! schumer isn’t going against the Iranian deal solely because he LOVES him some JEWS!, the american JEWISH community VOTED overwhelming for Barrack Obama! schumer is going against the democratic party because of MONEY! it’s the simple! this isn’t about some misguided LOVE for ISRAEL! it’s for love of MONEY! But schumer isn’t a anomaly! HELL NO! the democratic party ALWAYS stabs itself in the back! and since Obama got elected, the back stabbing has been almost comical, remember ALL those democrats in the 2014 midterms? they were RUNNING away from the president like felons on the RUN! remember alison grimes? the AS$HOLE during her campaign couldn’t even admit she VOTED for Obama! would ANY republican admit some crap like that on national TV?! 2014 was a message! and the democratic party especially DEBBIE SCHULTZ! better start listening! now que the CRICKETS.

  8. The democratic senate caucus should not vote for him as senate leader and it is high time that AIPAC be registered as a foreign lobbying outfit.

    So my question is, on whose behalf is AIPAC intervening in American domestic politics? Even if the J-Street and LA polls are flawed, how likely is it that they are hiding an overwhelming and vehement opposition to the deal among American Jewry (the vast majority of whom vote for the Democratic Party and strongly supported Barack Obama for president)? Or that the gap between Jewish Americans and other Americans on this issue, discovered in the same polls, doesn’t actually exist?

    The only logical possibility is that AIPAC is acting on behalf of the Likud government of Israel.

    And if it is doing that, it falls under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act

  9. Brodie, Absolutely. Schumer has not gotten my vote, and will not the next time around either. Treasonous.

  10. ummmmm… yeah…

    you’re a bit late with that observation..

    I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

    Will Rogers

    Born: November 4, 1879
    Died: August 15, 1935

  11. Ms. Scarlett needs to loosen her petticoat because no country will allowed all access to their military bases.

    I wish our so call leaders if they want to follow this idiot would grow a pair and demand inspections at Dimona

  12. Last RANT, lets be HONEST! we all know the GOP, is what it is! they abandoned america starting back in the 1850’s!! just go look at how the railroads got built! the GOP SOLD OUT long time ago! But I’m not a republican! the democratic party has been selling out too, I’m SORRY some of you can’t or won’t accept that fact! the oligarchs aren’t completely stupid! they know how to rig the system! they’ve been trying to OVER THROW the government 5 minutes after president George Washington was elected. The oligarchs have BOUGHT the GOP, plain and simple but if you TRULY think they just STOPPED there, then YOU’RE naive. there are plenty of democrats who are DINO’s! schumer is suppose to be the third highest ranking democrat? and he’s doing THIS?? C’MON! that’s embarrassing! republicans don’t embarrass THEIR president like that! Now I’ll stop BIT@HING and offer a solution, VOTE these DINO’s OUT! get these god damn BLUE DOG out! tell schumer to cross over and STAY!

  13. LOL @JC, I’m not late with that Will Rogers quote at all, I already said it over 2 yrs ago here but thanks anyway.

  14. its always good to reiterate it and remind us all, that unlike the Republican base, we can think and decide for ourselves and not be in lockstep….

    more like herding cats… :-)

  15. This goes back to my point of what more President Obama could have accomplished if he hadn’t been obstructed by, not only Republicans, but Democrats as well.

    Agreed, we don’t want Democrats to become a cult like the Republican party, but Schumer has consistently shown us who he is again and again by voting for Bush/Cheney war in Iraq, opposing O-care, encouraging Democrats to attend Netanyahu’s speech to congress that republicans invited him to give without consulting President Obama and now, voting with Republicans to oppose the President’s Iran agreement.

    We can believe Schumer is who he has shown us he really is and I hope everyone who takes the time to read this article and write a comment here, make sure you contact as many Democrats as you can to tell them they better not even THINK about making that loser Schumer leader after Reid.

  16. This past weekend the Times of Israel posted a long letter written by Schumer which told the Israeli people he would support them and not the deal. If anyone is interested it probably is on line, absolutely sickening!!!!!

  17. anyone interested in ready Schumer’s lengthy letter to Times of Israel newspaper
    go online to the website, it is in the blogs now, complete with picture of Schumer and entitled ‘Why I will vote against the Iran Deal’
    How nice, and we are the suckers that pay his salary to work for Bibi.

  18. Schumer just guaranteed that he WILL NOT become the Democrat’s Leader in the Senate after Reid leaves. It’s hard to follow a “LEADER” who overtly shows allegiance to another country’s welfare and brolove for that country’s leader over the interests of the United States. If Israel acts as the special privileged child of the United States all the time, you can bet that the USA will stop on a dime to go to war just because the favorite child said so or got it’s feelings hurt.

  19. “War…Should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.” James Madison, 4th President of the United States, Father of the Constitution

  20. And he shows disloyalty to his President.

    It’s time like these when I find it difficult to refute the assertion that there is no difference between Republican and Democrat.

  21. We all need to send a resounding message loud and clear to our senators that based on Schumer’s record of consistently voting with the Republicans on such critical issues as this, he has been shown to be flagrantly disloyal to the President and the Democratic Party. And therefore, he is unfit and unworthy of being the Democratic Senate Majority Leader. In short, Mr. Schumer should not even be considered for this post.

  22. I’m hoping that, although this war monger is a powerful man, not sure when he is up for re-election that a true progressive challenges him. We don’t need another damn war. We still have wars that are killing our service men now and costing billions.

  23. He is up in 2016. I don’t know who could challenge him seeing he is sitting on over 18 million in funds and you could be quite sure Sheldon Adelson and wall street will give 10’s of millions more.

  24. LMFAO, if I know the democratic party as well as I think, when Harry Reid steps dowm, schumer will REPLACE him! schumer isn’t going to be punished!! he’s going to be PROMOTED!! BTW what ever happened to that petition WE all sent the democratic party to deal with those 47 GOP traitors???? DAMNED skippy!! the DEMS took that petition and straight to the SHREDDER!!

  25. Pick Up The Damn Phone

    I just got off the phone to my Congresscritturs: Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, and Joe Kennedy. I spoke to aides at each place, thanking Senator Warren for her support for the Iran deal, and urging in the strongest possible terms that Senator Markey and Rep. Kennedy pull their fingers out and do the same.

    The bad guys are hitting the airwaves, the junkets, the phones hard on this one. President Obama got this one right: the anti-deal folks include all those who screwed up the Iraq call. We shouldn’t — we must not — let the nation listen to them again.
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  26. Obama is working with Iran for Nuclear POWER FOR THEIR HOMES,,,not weapons,,,if you want to someone who is SELLING Iran that information FOR Nuclear weapons to Iran,,talk to HALIBURTON,,,

    There are several OTHER COUNTRIES involved in this deal and they could care less what the U S Congress thinks…the U S congress can not stop the deal even if the tried ,,they can only get this country into yet another war on the other side of the world.,Then there is NOTHING that stops these other countries from siding with Iran either. That means we may be fighting MORE than just Irans army but other armys also,,

  27. Hey, Senator Schumer – you work for the United States of America, not Israel. I think you got your signals crossed.

  28. I’ve only read speculations as to why Senator Schumer made this decision does anyone know actually why he chose to do this?

  29. Three dozen former generals and admirals have come out in support of deal.
    Here’s what they said:
    “There is no better option to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon,” the letter said. “Military action would be less effective than the deal, assuming it is fully implemented. If the Iranians cheat, our advanced technology, intelligence and the inspections will reveal it, and U.S. military options remain on the table.”

    “And if the deal is rejected by America,” it said, “the Iranians could have a nuclear weapon within a year. The choice is that stark.”

  30. You are spot on with this post, cowardly democrats ran like rats away from a completely operational ship of state in the 2014 election.

    Despite everything that has been accomplished in the last 6 years. I was astounded by Grimes and the rest who refused to say they supported the President.

    It say a lot about those little d Democrats who couldn’t muster an ounce of courage.

  31. Knight, first of all, I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts. With regard to Schumer there is another issue I think plays into this. Schumer is a dual American-Israeli citizen. Schumer is not the only federal legislator who is a dual citizen. In fact, there are, in my estimation, too many of them. It’s about time that an end be put to this. All federal legislators should have citizenship in only country if they want to serve the American people. If they refuse to give up dual citizenship then they aren’t eligible to be in Congress — or serving in any position of authority within the federal government.

  32. Chuck – questions for you:

    1. Who is paying you to go along with Netanyahu? What are you getting out of this?

    2. Have you given up your American citizenship to become a citizen of Israel?

    This is treason!

  33. Schuma Listened to wrong Country. Schuma listened to the Republican President Netanahue of the 47, Netanahue is a combatant and shouldn’t be allowed to enter the USA.
    Schuma and his co-cponspiritors followed PM of Israel Instead of the President of the United States of America,our President Barack Obama They are Traitors and should be charged.
    18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
    Cornell University also indica…

  34. Schuma and the 47 committed Treason

    18 USC § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

  35. Dual Citizenship Treasonous act

    18 USC § 2381 – Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

  36. “The alternative is not war,” Schumer said. “I’d be very much opposed to war. It is to go back to the bargaining table and come to a better agreement,” Schumer said in a Manhattan event Tuesday… …“U.S. sanctions, which will stay in place absolutely if we don’t have an agreement, along with pressure on other countries to keep Iran isolated, can force Iran back to the table,” Schumer claimed.

    Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking at a Reuters event in New York, hit back at Schumer’s argument on his own turf — in particular the idea that it was possible to get a better deal.

    “Are you kidding me?” Kerry asked. “The United States is going to start sanctioning our allies and their banks and their businesses because we walked away from a deal? And we’re going to force them to do what we want them to do, even though they agreed to the deal we came to?” he continued.

    Because sanctions don’t work on Iran unless we’re willing to sanction those who violate the sanctions on Iran. And we’re not going to do that because that would be completely insane in this context.

    As John Kerry said, “Are you kidding me?”

  37. Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other nations, and pursue the hard-trodden path of diplomacy once more, difficult as it may be.

    So according to this Likud senator we will sanction the European Union, China, Pakistan, Russia the entire UN?

    I mean please are we that stupid to believe this gobblydook?

  38. Since I’m sure you have carefully examined all relevant data before deciding to vote against the Iran Nuclear Treaty, you must know that even though it has been denounced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and AIPAC, a survey sponsored by the independent LA Jewish Journal shows that a clear majority of American Jews think Congress should vote to approve it.

    The treaty has also been strongly endorsed by hundreds of Israeli experts on national security, including Efraim Halevy, former director of Mossad (Israeli intelligence) director and former head of the Israeli National Security Council.

    In addition, it is supported by over one hundred former American ambassadors representing Republican as well as Democratic presidents.

    So I have just one question: What do you know about this deal that has somehow escaped the scrutiny of all those Israeli security experts and American ambassadors — not to mention a majority of American Jews?

  39. Scott Peterson at the Christian Science Monitor did a useful timeline for dire Israeli and US predictions of an imminent Iranian nuclear weapon, beginning 20 years ago.
    1992: Israeli member of parliament Binyamin Netanyahu predicts that Iran was “3 to 5 years” from having a nuclear weapon.
    1992: Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres predicts an Iranian nuclear warhead by 1999 to French TV.
    1995: The New York Times quotes US and Israeli officials saying that Iran would have the bomb by 2000.
    1998: Donald Rumsfeld tells Congress that Iran could have an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US by 2003.

  40. It seems the best long term solution that will strike the root of the powers working to promote religious wars and violence is to take the advice of Thomas Paine who wrote in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition that we need a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism. This will bring about an end to the “revealed” religions and their fear-based superstitions and warmongering, not to mention their anti-gay and anti-women teachings.

    Progress! Bob Johnson

  41. …the Republican Senator Nutty-yoyo{R-Israel} commanded his minion Chuck Schumer{D-Israel} to vote against the deal…and tried to say we can haul everybody back to the table to get a better deal, just as his REAL leader keeps saying…Prob is: there IS NO BETTER DEAL!!! It’s this or war…precisely what Nutty-yoyo and treasonous Congresscritters want!!!
    …how about if we go to war as Israels minion, let’s try the traitors ourselves???

  42. djchefron:

    Good question.

    I would say: Mr. Schummer, you heard the question. What have you got to say? Convince me, the generals, Israeli Intelligence, and the rest of the world that YOU and your misinformed colleagues, KNOW BEST! Proceed, Mr. Schummer…ANSWER THE SIMPLE QUESTION. And let’s get your answer now, NOT in three weeks.

  43. Senators

    You are supposed to be AMERICAN first…..
    influenced only what is first best for YOUR country.
    Allowing a foreign leader interfere with your decision and meddle in this country’s affairs is shameful… deserve to pay the price and be voted OUT…..and join Mr Natanyahu!!!!

  44. Great Post, Knight!
    We should be telling Millennials:
    *You want WAR? Vote for Republicans*.
    Stephen Hawking was asked:
    If Hawking could change one shortcoming humanity has, what would it be?

    “The human failing I would most like to correct is Aggression,” said Hawking. “It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

    In an effort to counter human aggression, the 73-year-old said the quality he’d like to magnify is Empathy, as “it brings us together in a peaceful, loving state.”

    This is what Young Voter’s need to realize.

  45. So we are suppose to go to war for Israel and the repubs.
    Does anyone know how many troops Israel sent to Irag and Afghan to help us fight those wars ?

  46. Most of these American – Zionist warmongers in the U.S. government of both parties are on the Israeli payroll already. Read: Pro-Israel Campaign Contributions to U.S. Congress Legislators – Maplight – Money and Politics

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