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Jewish and Saudi Interests Urging U.S. to Attack Syria

Michael Scheurer, former CIA Intel Officer who is interviewed here, says, "There is no threat to the U.S. national security in what's going on in Syria, absolutely none. Except if you believe that it is our duty eternally and forever to take care of Israel."

Scheurer states that the President and the powerful and highly effective American Israel Public Affairs Committee, along with American Jews and Saudi Arabian lobbyists, are now hustling and pressuring congressional members to back military action against Syria when they reconvene next week, which would put the President in a less vulnerable, lonely position on Syria than he now has. They may succeed. Although the American public is 90 percent against striking Syria, deep-pocketed foreign interests [whom the American people in many cases support financially, albeit without their express consent], take precedence with a large number of our elected representatives. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D), one of Hawaii's two congresswomen, is on record as a strong supporter of Israel and the "only democracy in the Middle East," which she stated at a town hall meeting a couple of years ago.

On the other hand, she's supposed to be against war, as is Tulsi Gabbard (D), or so at least U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye told an audience of veterans late last year shortly before he passed away. Tulsi did sign a letter to the President last week insisting that he bring the war question before Congress, as the Constitution mandates. Colleen did not.

Hanabusa is running against U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D), who is Jewish, for his seat next year.