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1st March 2012

Senator Bob Casey,

Thank you so much for your reply. I share the same sentiments as Sean Stone and salute his courage. He is a child of God, he seeks the truth and he will get it because the silent majority will slowly muster the courage to follow his footsteps to stop the bombing of Tehran. Stone on O’Reilly show also predicted that an Occupy Tehran movement akin to Occupy Wall Street is on its way, and he suggested that President Jimmy Carter be enlisted to help solve the problems in Middle East. I hope Hollywood and your good self would also support this cause for a better and brighter world.

America must not rush into any military decision like what they had done in Iraq because regret will be too late. George Bush Jr was tricked by the ‘Jewish Hawks’ who had told him that Iraq got Weapons of Mass Destruction and he went in without thinking of the consequences. The end result as we all had witnessed was a total disaster and especially for America!! The experience in Iraq had shown to the Americans that they need to have a rational mind. Please read what Robert Bird got to say on the preemptive strike on Iraq and I have taken the end paragraphs for your reading, http://www.worldharmonyday.com/news_us-iraq_3robert.php

“As if that were not bad enough, members of Congress are reluctant to ask questions which are begging to be asked. How long will we occupy Iraq? We have already heard disputes on the numbers of troops, which will be needed to retain order. What is the truth? How costly will the occupation and rebuilding be? No one has given a straight answer. How will we afford this long-term massive commitment, fight terrorism at home, address a serious crisis in domestic healthcare, afford behemoth military spending and give away billions in tax cuts amidst a deficit, which has climbed to over $340 billion for this year alone? If the President’s tax cut passes it will be $400 billion. We cower in the shadows while false statements proliferate. We accept soft answers and shaky explanations because to demand the truth is hard, or unpopular, or may be politically costly.

But, I contend that, through it all, the people know.

The American people unfortunately are used to political shading, spin, and the usual chicanery they hear from public officials. They patiently tolerate it up to a point. But there is a line. It may seem to be drawn in invisible ink for a time, but eventually it will appear in dark colors, tinged with anger.

When it comes to shedding American blood – – when it comes to wrecking havoc on civilians, on innocent men, women, and children, callous dissembling is not acceptable. Nothing is worth that kind of lie – – not oil, not revenge, not re-election, not somebody’s grand pipedream of a democratic domino theory.

And mark my words, the calculated intimidation, which we see so often of late by the “powers that be” will only keep the loyal opposition quiet for just so long.

Because eventually, like it always does, the truth will emerge. And when it does, this house of cards, built of deceit, will fall.”

How high the cost America got to pay but on the other hand Israel came out without a scratch because they achieved their goal to get others to do their dirty work to bomb Iraq and one more less threat for them. Now they want history to repeat again because this time Iran is the threat. If you look at the Iraq war it looked kind of silly for America because the rest of the world are doing so well financially while you were and still are trying to keep the world safe and meanwhile America is going downhill besides so many deaths of young soldiers. Ask yourself IS IT WORTH IT? If America is to go down it should go down on its own term but not again to let others pull America down due to their insecurity and fear.

In an interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, this was what Mr Brzezinski said, “We don’t need to go to war and we have to make that very clear to our Israeli friends. We’re not going to go to war. They’re not going to go to war by flying over our airspace over Iraq. We’re not going to support them. If they do it, they will be on their own. The consequences will be theirs, because the price we’ll all pay if they start a massive war, which the Iranians interpret as being done with our connivance, will be disastrous for us in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in the terms of oil, stability in the Middle East more generally.”

The Israelis and Palestinians is the root cause to this world problem, thus the world would need to fix this problem first before the rest can be resolved. As long as America and the world delay the act of helping the Palestinian people to have a homeland,  the world will not have peace, harmony and unity. Senator Klobuchar said, “Compelling Iran to abandon its support for terrorism, promote the rights of its citizens, and terminate its nuclear enrichment program is critical to meeting the goal of long-term stability in the Middle East and around the world.” I don’t think this is the way the world sees it because as long as the Palestinian people still do not have a homeland,  the prospects of  long term stability in Middle East and around the world will remain bleak.

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

 

From: “Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.” <senator@casey.senate.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:04 AM
Subject: Response from Senator Casey

Dear Ms. Sun Wah:

Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding U.S. policy toward Iran.  I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

The Iranian regime’s intent to develop and possess a nuclear weapon presents a grave threat to the United States and our allies in the Middle East and Europe.  Iran has refused to negotiate in good faith on its nuclear program, or to provide any guarantees that it will uphold its international obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.  In order to protect our national security interests, the United States must work with the international community to put pressure on the Iranian regime using a variety of diplomatic and economic means.

As your United States Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, I am alarmed by the Iranian regime’s nuclear ambitions.  Since coming to the Senate in 2007, I have supported a variety of measures intended to alter the Iranian regime’s behavior.  I was a leading advocate for the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act signed into law in July 2010.  This legislation included provisions from the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act, which I introduced with Senator Brownback, to allow state pension funds to divest from companies that do business with Iran.  In December 2010, I introduced the Stop Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Act, which sought to expand those sanctions even further.

Last year, I was an original cosponsor of S. 1048, the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Sanctions Consolidation Act of 2011, which holds the regime in Iran accountable for violations of its international commitments with respect to its nuclear program, and for violations of human rights within its own borders.  It seeks to impose sanctions on individuals and entities that are involved in the development of Iran’s energy resources.  It also urges the President to initiate diplomatic efforts to expand multilateral sanctions against Iran.  Our allies in the European Union, as well as regional partners like Turkey, can and should play a major role in isolating the Iranian regime.

Both the United States and the European Union have recently expanded sanctions on Iran, including asset freezes and travel bans.  In April 2011, I sent a letter to the State Department, identifying individuals within the Iranian military and law enforcement sectors that should be added to the list of individuals prevented from traveling to the United States.  These sanctions and bans are a positive development, and we must continue to pressure the Iranian regime to abandon its nuclear program.

In November 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on Iran’s nuclear program and the implementation of safeguards outlined in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.  The report cites several “activities that are relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” and is the IAEA’s strongest condemnation of Iran’s nuclear program to date.  I am gravely concerned about this latest indication that the Iranian regime is continuing to pursue nuclear weapons capabilities.  Soon after the report’s release, I cosponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that imposes sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran.  This amendment was included in the final version of the bill that was signed into law on December 31, 2011.  In addition, I joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the European Union urging it to adopt and implement an oil embargo against Iran and sanctions against the country’s Central Bank.  These measures will increase pressure on the Iranian regime to comply with international nuclear agreements.

Most recently, in February 2012, I joined Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut in introducing a resolution stating that containing a nuclear-armed Iran should not be an option for U.S. policy.  The resolution urges the United States to continue to use diplomatic and economic pressure to isolate the Iranian regime, and sends a clear signal to Iran that the United States will not tolerate its continued pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.  However, the resolution does not authorize the use of military force against Iran.

Specifically, the resolution “urges continued and increasing economic and diplomatic pressure on the Islamic
Republic of Iran to secure an agreement from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that includes the full and sustained suspension of all uranium enrichment-related and reprocessing activities; complete cooperation with the IAEA on all outstanding questions related to Iran’s nuclear activities, including the implementation of the Non- Proliferation Treaty Additional Protocol and the verified end of Iran’s ballistic missile programs; and a permanent agreement that verifiably assures that Iran’s nuclear program is entirely peaceful.”

The international coalition that has been built against Iran and the growing impact of sanctions has put the United States into a strong negotiating position and I support the continued use of sanctions and diplomatic pressure to impel the Iranian regime to change its behavior.  This resolution has broad bipartisan support, and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

I am also deeply concerned about the Iranian regime’s ongoing human rights abuses, and I have been outspoken about the need for increased U.S. and international attention to this issue.  I was an original cosponsor of S. Res. 73, supporting democracy, universal rights and the Iranian people in their peaceful call for a representative and responsive democratic government.  This Resolution was passed by the full Senate in February 2011.  I also joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging her to work at the U.N. Human Rights Council for the establishment of an independent human rights monitor in Iran.  In May 2011, I chaired a hearing on human rights and democratic reform in Iran, in which I urged the United States and the international community to increase pressure on the Iranian regime for reform.  I will continue to work to increase public awareness of the plight of Iranian activists and others who receive brutal treatment at the hands of the regime.

The United States has a critical national security interest in denying Iran access to a nuclear weapon, as well as a moral obligation to support the Iranian people’s struggle for democratic change.  We must continue to work with the international community to isolate the Iranian regime and to expose its ongoing abuses.  Please be assured that I will continue to monitor the situation in Iran closely, and that I will have your concerns in mind.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

If you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to visit my web site, http://casey.senate.gov.  I invite you to use this online office as a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office, or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

Sincerely,

Bob Casey
United States Senator

 

20 February 2012

Dear Senator Bob Casey,

Today is World Harmony Day I have just written to President Obama with the hope that he can stops the Netanyahu government to bombing Iran and let diplomacy succeed because the world cannot afford another war.

http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/barack-obama/today-is-whd/

Thanks for all your support.

Love,

Sunflower Chong

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