This is a guest post by a friend in New York. Caleb reports on a very real scene that has been going on with the support of Congressional Neocons and other members of the U.S,. power structure since the 80s. Every year they come out of hiding with their allies to harass the Iranian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. They wear the colors of an innocent movement for peace and justice but read below to understand the disturbing truth.
Caleb Maupin: You would think that individuals claiming to be “Islamic Marxists” — former members of an illegal Zionist terrorist organization — and Republican elected officials would generally not associate with each other. However, once a year for the last decade or so, they all gather together in front of the United Nations during its General Assembly to display their insanity to the world by calling for greater hostility between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Iran Nuclear Deal, which I will henceforth refer to as the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) Iran Accord, has met and defeated it’s first Congressional Challenge. On the same day a number of organizations around the country who support peace and diplomacy called for local vigils to thank the Senate members who supported the Iran Accord and to hold up a light for more diplomatic peace negotiations in the future. Those who oppose the Iran Accord are a salty lot, many of whom are and have been avid advocates for new wars and ever more weapons sales and development throughout their careers. Warmongers and advocates for Israeli dominance in the Middle East strongly oppose the Iran Accord. Senator Gillibrand of New York broke with her old mentor, Chuck Schumer, to support the accord against the latest attack.
Please read this and come out one more time to tell Congress “We want peace and We want to start now!” Henceforth I’m going to refer to the Iran Accord. ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ sounds crass and not necessarily positive! If we are talking about ‘Peace’ lets use the language of ‘Peace’ We will Vigil to support those members of the […]
This is an open letter from the National Iranian American Council, a moderate, politically active group of Iranian Americans. It is signed by a number of U.S. Experts on International Relations. The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability Statement from Middle East and International Relations Scholars The nuclear deal with Iran (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action […]
On August 26th, Rochester activists joined a national call to stand up for the Iran Nuclear Deal as an example of successful diplomacy. More than 50 people showed up at the Federal Building for a rally and some enthusiastic protesting. Members of Senator Gillibrand’s staff join us for a while, and conversed with members of the crowd. After listening to […]
This is a response to a rather backhanded compliment to Islam that recently passed through my email, presented as an expression of tolerance focused on Iran. Sometimes tolerance can be misleading because it focuses on the presumed negative rather than the experience of that which is ‘other’. So, there is no room for a positive experience to develop. Christians […]
Let Us Help the Yemeni People!
– A Message from Caleb Maupin onboard the “Iran Shahed” Rescue Ship in the Persian Gulf
sent from Iranian escorted Red Crescent aid ship by Caleb Maupin of NYC
I have just heard what the US officials have said, and I must say that I and all the other peace activists aboard the Iran Shahed are filled with burning outrage.
Why should we drop the goods in Djibouti and let the United Nations deliver them for us? Why should we trust the United Nations, which has stood by and allowed the Saudi military to destroy Yemen and slaughter thousands of innocent people? Why should we specifically trust the United Nations Relief Works Agency, which has a history of disgusting scandals, mismanaging assistance to those in need? The United Nations cannot be trusted.
** I would like to point out that the base in Djibouti belongs to the US. The United States has been supporting the Saudi Arabian massacre in Yemen, air raids that mostl target civilians, with logistical assistance, weapons and political cover at the United Nations. The US has sent a warship to enforce the Saudi Blockade of Yemen. Sending the aid to Djibouti to hand off to US controlled ditribution would inconsistent with the motivation to provide the aid to the innocent civlians in Yemen., ~JB