"He opened the second seal...another horse, fiery red, went out... it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another...." (Rev. 6:3)
The “next big thing” in the news may well be war with Iran. Few want it, many warn against it and many more will suffer if it comes to pass. How can we forestall it? (NB: see Post #1 and go from there; see bottom of page.)
"War is the unfolding of miscalculations." (Barbara Tuchman)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Post #424 - It's All Connected
This letter was written by the principle organization working in the American Jewish community to seek a sustainable peace in the Middle East: Alexander,
Ahmadinejad is on his way out.
Iran’s belligerent, anti-Semitic president will soon be replaced with
Hassan Rouhani, who ran for and won the Iranian presidency on a
platform of “constructive interaction with the outside world.”
The surprising election results present a new opportunity for
serious diplomacy-- an opportunity a bipartisan group in Congress is
today urging the President not to miss.
Representative [name of my congressman] to join Representatives Charlie Dent
(R-PA) and David Price (D-NC) in supporting a renewed diplomatic effort
to resolve the nuclear crisis with Iran.
Let’s not be naïve. We don’t know if diplomacy will work.
President-elect Rouhani too has sent mixed signals about Iran’s nuclear
ambitions. And Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei remains in charge.
That's why meaningful sanctions remain in place and President Obama firmly states that “all options are on the table.”
But we’ll never know if diplomacy will work to ensure Iran does not
get a nuclear weapon unless we seriously test Iranian intentions.
Rep. [name] to stand with those who support a diplomatic resolution
to the Iranian nuclear crisis by signing the Dent-Price letter today.