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Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:38 PM

WTF is Menendez (not to mention Schumer) doing?!

[font size=4]Iran Sanctions Bill From Sens. Bob Menendez And Mark Kirk Could Endanger U.S. Negotiations [/font]

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are threatening to push the United States toward war with Iran, circulating and planning to introduce a sanctions bill despite warnings that it could derail nuclear negotiations at a delicate moment.

International observers and both parties to the negotiations have repeatedly pleaded with Congress to allow the talks to unfold -- warnings that Kirk and Menendez, the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, appear intent on ignoring. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is also part of the effort, though much of the final decision rests with Menendez.

"The White House doesn't want a bill, that's true. Menendez and Kirk are working on it and trying to build the list of cosponsors. Likely to be introduced soon," said a Senate Democratic aide involved in the effort.

The lawmakers are circulating a draft sanctions bill that would target the Iranian petroleum and mining industries, and set up unilateral guidelines for what would constitute compliance.

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Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2013 #1
FarCenter Dec 2013 #2
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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:41 PM

1. The question should be "What are they getting?" for being stooges for the MIC.

 

And, does what they get come the the traditional brown paper bags?

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:42 PM

2. Pandering to a group of their constituents?

 

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:44 PM

4. Which constituents?

American or Israeli?

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:43 PM

3. Another handout

To the warmonger industry...and they'll use American troops as fodder to protect the Israelis. And this right after they voted to fuck over US military retirees...how's that for "Supporting the troops"?

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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:46 PM

5. Schumer is a shameless panderer on Israel. Just like Weiner was nt

 

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