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Senator Michael Bennet

My 3rd Reply

1st March 2012

Dear Senator Bennet,

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: “Michael Bennet, US Senator for Colorado” <Senator_Bennet@bennet.senate.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:05 AM
Subject: A message from Senator Michael Bennet

Dear Chong:

Thank you for contacting me regarding sanctions against Iran.  I appreciate hearing from you.

The U.S. and the current Iranian regime have long been at odds, and Iran has a dismal record on human rights.  The current regime has a long history of violence, intimidation and suppression of those who have opposed it.  A 2011 report by the U.N. Secretary General cited Iran for serious abuses, including unjust executions, politically-motivated abductions, arbitrary arrests, and torture.

Iran continues to make steady progress toward obtaining a nuclear weapon — a prospect that we cannot allow.  As you may know, a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA), an institution of the United Nations, stated that Iran was actively pursuing development of a nuclear weapon, despite numerous warnings and sanctions by the international community.  In addition, a recent plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S., on U.S. soil, was connected to elements within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The IAEA report and these recent revelations have compelled the Administration and Congress to act to consider new ways to increase pressure on the Iranian regime.  On November 21, 2011, the Treasury Department announced that the entire Iranian banking sector, including the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), will be considered a primary money-laundering concern and a threat to governments or financial institutions that do business with Iranian banks.  That announcement was accompanied by both the British and Canadian banking sectors cutting off all business with the Iranian financial sector.

I have supported and continue to support sanctions that target the Iranian regime, the IRGC, and human rights violators within the country.  Recently, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012, H.R.1540, which included an amendment to establish new sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran.  The amendment would designate the entire financial sector of Iran, including the CBI, as a primary money laundering concern, as was recently done by the Treasury.  This amendment effectively blocks financial institutions and other countries from conducting transactions with Iranian financial institutions.  The amendment creates an exception for entities providing food aid, medicine, or medical supplies to Iran.  It is also important to point out that the amendment creates certain safeguards to prevent a de facto oil embargo against Iran.  Such an embargo could limit worldwide supply, increase oil prices, and inadvertently give Iran a stronger bargaining chip with regard to the price of its oil.  This amendment passed the Senate by a vote of 100 to 0.  I supported this amendment because I believe that continued, targeted sanctions on Iran can weaken both its ambitions for a nuclear weapon and the regime itself.

That said, we must also work to ensure that these sanctions do not unintentionally hurt Iranian citizens.  Wherever possible, we must continue to support Iranian students and families as they access the Internet and the larger international community.  Sanctions can be an effective tactic, but they do not represent a coherent diplomatic strategy.  I continue to support efforts to engage Iran and its people through direct diplomacy.  I will continue to monitor the situation in Iran and keep your comments in mind.  I hope you will continue to inform me of your thoughts and concerns.

For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator and about issues of importance to Colorado and our nation, I invite you to visit my website at http://bennet.senate.gov/.  Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

Michael Bennet
United States Senator

 

20 February 2012

Dear Senator Michael Bennet,

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

 

My 2nd Reply

18 February 2012

Dear Senator Michael Bennet

Thank you for your reply. I am so happy to know that you agree with a 2 states solution because this means we are closer to a deal for the Palestinians. We have to work very hard to convince the Netanyahu government to implement the peace agreement right away instead of diverting our attention to Iran with the threat of bombing that country. In my letter to President Obama on the idea of how we can make a breakthrough, this was the ending of the letter:

‘As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.’ – Ernest Renan

You are the President of the nation that allowed modern Israel to exist. You have the power and I think the belief in fairness and balance, hence I pray with all my heart that you, President Obama, can help the Jewish people to open their hearts to LOVE, and with great compassion, grant the Palestinians a homeland by year’s end and to light up our one world. Perhaps you might have the opportunity to share this meaningful quote with the Jewish people, ‘Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice.’ – Rudyard Kipling.”

Perhaps we cannot forget, but forgiveness can bring us well being. I sincerely hope that you can convince all your Jewish brothers and sisters to open their hearts of compassion to the Palestinians suffering. Kindness, altruism and compassion are associated with happiness and I hope the Jewish people can enjoy such happiness and not be trapped by fear and history. If this fear and animosity continue, it would be very sad for future generations.

As long as the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians drags on there will be no harmony in the world and the world desperately needs harmony. If the Jews are ‘the chosen people’, I hope they have heard God’s voice summoning them to bring order back to our troubled world. Our world needs that order and not the chaos that we see now. Under President Barack Obama’s great leadership, America will rise up again with great pride for doing the right thing. We need all your help for the Palestinian people to have a homeland this year. And all of you senators must stand beside President Obama no matter how much opposition there is from the Jewish lobby. It must be made clear to the Netanyahu government that they must solve the Palestinian homeland problem first, before America will consider the actions necessary against Iran should they actually have a nuclear capability.

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

 

From: “Michael Bennet, US Senator for Colorado” <Senator_Bennet@bennet.senate.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:53 AM
Subject: A message from Senator Michael Bennet

Dear Chong:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.  I appreciate hearing from you, because I too believe that progress can be made in the region.

America’s commitment to Israel runs deeper than our common strategic interests: it is based on a shared commitment to democracy and human rights, and the common history of our Jewish citizens.  Israel is also an essential ally in the struggle against terrorism and a strategic cornerstone of America’s Middle East policy.

That said, the situation that the Palestinian people continue to experience is untenable.  A two-state solution must be found.  Refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, and other areas were displaced from their homes and have lived for years under conditions of extreme economic hardship.  In order to keep faith with the more responsible elements of the Palestinian leadership and to quell violence, Israel should take steps to improve conditions for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, including the easing of check points and border crossings.  When Palestinians can get to work every day, free of road blocks and other burdens, the economy improves and tensions subside.

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech in Cairo during which he outlined a new path forward for Israelis and Palestinians.  Israel may be asked to review settlement expansion.  And any path forward requires the Arab world to recognize Israel and renounce violence.  In particular, Palestinians must demonstrate a realization that Israel has a rightful place amongst the international community.  I support President Obama’s efforts to personally engage in the peace process early in his presidency.

Israelis and Palestinians must both make concessions to achieve a viable, two-state solution.  The U.S. can play an integral role in pursuing this goal and advancing peace throughout the region.

Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

Michael Bennet
United States Senator

 

My Reply

21 December 2011

Dear Senator Michael Bennet,

May I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With your support and that of your fellow senators, may the New Year bring great hope and joy to the Palestinian people and the realization of their wish of a homeland in Palestine.

Firstly, I want to thank you so very much for your honest reply to my letter. Frankly, I didn’t know what to expect. Because of this petition, two of my friends from America got their whole head shaving creamed by 7 fierce Jewish women opposing the petition. They were told that if they didn’t stop promoting the petition, worse would happen to them and the Jewish women threatened to shave one lady’s head bald. These types of humiliation tactics and intimidation are an example of why I am promoting a fairer view for the Palestinians and a more realistic view of the bullying tactics of the Jews. Besides this, I got a reply from one person that said the petition letter that I sent out was disgusting. My worst shock came with the removal of all the e-mail addresses from their site. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/petition-palestine/aom-i-was-totally-shocked/

We have often heard the Israeli government tell the world that the Palestinians are trying to drive the Jews into the sea. And now we heard from Newt Gingrich that the Palestinians are historically “an invented people” and that the Palestinian leadership has always sought to destroy Israel. How dare Mr. Gingrich make such a unilateral decision and espouse an opinion reaching millions of people that erases the legitimacy of an entire race from this universe?

Please read this article about Palestinians Identity written by Daoud Kuttab a Palestinian journalist who was born and lives in Jerusalem after Newt Gingrich said that the Palestinians are historically “an invented people” and that the Palestinian leadership has always sought to destroy Israel. http://dearmmlee.wordpress.com/category/petition-palestine/palestinian-identity/

In my secondary school days, my teacher said that if the world does not care about the Palestinian people, very soon, they will not have a country left to go to because bit by bit the Jews will justify to the world that Palestine belongs to them. Sad to say her words have become a reality today because land grabbing is still going on in the West Bank. They justify this act because the Palestinians got full recognition from Unesco. For this reason, I want my voice to be heard before it is too late!

You had written to me and said, “Beyond our strategic interests, the U.S. and Israel, as vibrant democracies, share common values to uphold the rule of law and to protect basic human rights.  We also strive to pass on these important values to our children and grandchildren. My mother and grandparents escaped the Holocaust and survived the Warsaw Ghetto, and they later worked to rebuild their lives in America. Their story is a constant reminder to me of the values our countries share.”

I am sorry for your family’s suffering but if all American Jews are Americans first, I would have expected more fairness in their thinking and that the Palestinian people would have their homeland by now. Many of us in the East question whether the Palestinian civilians who have no ties to terror are getting a fair hearing and consideration because there has been so much negative sentiment by Jewish groups that want to deny the Palestinians any homeland.

As you know the American government is withholding $65 million in funding to UNESCO because of the Unesco’s recognition of the Palestinians. Where are the basic human rights in Gaza? In the Gaza Strip, one and a half million people live virtually under siege, behind barbed wire, and without a chance to escape this prison camp. The living conditions are unbearable due to a severe shortage of food, medicine, clean water, with a strictly limited power supply and worsening hygienic conditions. Despite this situation the blockade of the Gaza Strip has been tightened and the Israeli Army launches military actions and bombardments on an almost daily basis. The civilians are the ones who have to suffer.

Frankly speaking, who is trying to drive who into the sea now? In this modern time, with our great technology, the Jews can no longer loudly accuse the Palestinian people of blocking peace and expect the world to believe it! The citizens of the world are no longer blinded by false accusations against an entire race of people anymore and our hearts and souls cry out for the Palestinian people’s suffering!

Israel’s survival depends on a strong America and in no way should Israel jeopardize its relationship with America by not honoring the 1993 Peace Agreement signed in Oslo by then PM Yitshak Rabin. Israel, in fact, could help America be stronger in the eyes of the world by allowing America to be a fair broker of peace. And all of you Senators can do a great service to America by convincing the Israeli government to conclude the deal and not use security as an excuse anymore, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

The Jews have already won; from a people with NO LAND, they got 78% of the disputed land. Now the Palestinians are only asking the Israeli government to honour the Peace Agreement for 22% of the land. This is the Palestinians right, and if the Israeli government, under Mr Netanyahu, still refuses to honour it and United Nations fails to enforce it, then the Citizens of the World must carry this responsibility to make the world right and for world harmony to be a reality.

I am the founder of World Harmony Day, and if I stop speaking out for the truth, God will be disappointed with me. As a young child I made a vow to God that I would pursue world harmony by striving for greater humanity and peace. The Israeli and Palestinian conflict is a root cause of one of our world’s most significant problems, and for world harmony to be a reality, the citizens of the world must take action to right this wrong. “Let us reach for the world that ought to be, that speaks of the divine, that still stirs within each of our souls” – Barack Obama

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

 

From: “Michael Bennet, US Senator for Colorado” <Senator_Bennet@bennet.senate.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 5:32 AM
Subject: A message from Senator Michael Bennet

Dear Chong:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. I appreciate hearing from you.

I share your commitment to achieving a real, enduring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. At a time of historic change in the Middle East and North Africa, working toward a peace accord that is focused on the security, legitimacy, and dignity of both nations is more important than ever.

America has a profound interest in Israel’s long-term security, which is inherently linked to our own. Together we are allied against the threat of an Iran that pursues nuclear weapons and decries Israel’s very existence. Beyond our strategic interests, the U.S. and Israel, as vibrant democracies, share common values to uphold the rule of law and to protect basic human rights.  We also strive to pass on these important values to our children and grandchildren. My mother and grandparents escaped the Holocaust and survived the Warsaw Ghetto, and they later worked to rebuild their lives in America. Their story is a constant reminder to me of the values our countries share.

At the same time, the situation that the Palestinian people continue to experience is unsustainable. Displaced people in the West Bank, Gaza, and other Palestinian areas have lived for years under conditions of extreme economic hardship. Israel should continue to take credible steps toward relief by easing check points and border crossings. When Palestinians can get to work every day, free of road blocks and other burdens, the economy improves and tensions usually subside.

Ultimately, Israelis and Palestinians must both make concessions to achieve a viable, two-state solution. As you may know, on May 19, 2011, President Obama delivered an important address in which he outlined the Administration’s goals and priorities with regard to recent developments in the region, including the prospects for reinvigorating peace talks between Israelis and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The President emphasized that it will be critical for Israel to share the negotiating table with a Palestinian partner that is fully committed to the responsibilities of peace. I believe the recent unity agreement between the Fatah and Hamas raises serious concerns for Israel and calls into question the PA’s ability to negotiate a peace agreement that rejects violence and terrorism. I will continue to follow this process closely.

The U.S. can play an integral role in pursuing the goal of peace and promoting democracy throughout the region. As opportunities to work on this foreign policy issue arise in the Senate, I will keep your perspective in mind.

I value the input of fellow Coloradans in considering the wide variety of important issues and legislative initiatives that come before the Senate. I hope you will continue to inform me of your new ideas.

For more information about my priorities as a U.S. Senator, I invite you to visit my website at http://bennet.senate.gov/. Again, thank you for contacting me.

Sincerely,

Michael Bennet
United States Senator

 

3 December 2011

Dear Senator Michael Bennet,

I hope to get your support for this Petition for a Palestinian State.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-for-support-for-a-palestinian-state.html#sign

The success of the “Arab Spring” tells us that a “Global Spring” is possible to achieve, too. And it can begin with nothing more than a click of your mouse supporting our petition. The Palestinian people need our support now more than ever, for a “Global Spring” to finally achieve a homeland for their people. To build a better world, everyone must care. We must have the strong faith that we can build a better world for all.

On behalf of the Palestinian people, I thank you all very much for your support. Please spread the word.

Love, light, peace, harmony and unity,

Sunflower Chong

Founder of  http://www.worldharmonyday.com

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