Sunday, September 8, 2013

Two Looks at Next Week's Intense AIPAC Lobbying of Congress, Supporting Violence Against Syria

In the last week of August, some speculated that the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) would stay out of the congressional debate about military intervention by the U.S. in Syria.  But as the whip counts add up, and it is even being questioned whether the House and Senate will even vote on resolutions supporting the President, AIPAC has let it be known that this coming week they are going to launch a major lobbying effort in the halls of congress:
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will deploy up to 250 Jewish leaders and activists to Capitol Hill starting next week to warn members of Congress that failure to take action in Syria will raise the risk of Iran developing a nuclear bomb, officials told Politico. 
According to the report, AIPAC will lobby "virtually every member of Congress."
AIPAC's arguments about Iran are well known.  That they will highlight this, as opposed to arguments directly addressing helping the Syrian people, is quite telling.

Will this week be AIPAC-ageddon?  Or, will it be the most recent example of how much clout this lobbying organization has?

Here are two views on AIPAC's entering the field.

First, Cenk Uygur, on The Young Turks:

And Iran's Press TV:

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