Cantor ‘very close’ to Israel lobby in Congress
… by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor …with Press TV, Tehran
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An American columnist says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is very close to the Israel lobby in order to put more pressure on lawmakers on Iran sanctions legislation.
“Eric Cantor has been very close to the Israeli lobby in Congress,” managing editor at Veterans Today Jim W. Dean told Press TV on Tuesday.
“By very close what we mean is they can actually hand certain congressmen statements that they want them to read and they will absolutely do it,” he added.
On Monday, Cantor criticized President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and called for further sanctions against Iran.
Cantor said the United States should “lay the groundwork now for additional sanctions” in the event that Iran violates an interim nuclear agreement reached last year.
He was referring to the sanctions bill introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and Senator Mark Kirk in December.
The AIPAC has been vigorously trying to convince US senators to approve the legislation against Iran in order to derail nuclear talks, but America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group has failed so far.
Dean also noted that the AIPAC “has pretty much been defeated on this. They didn’t have their votes.”
The White House has repeatedly announced that it is against fresh sanctions while the talks are under way.
Jim comes from an old military family dating back to the American Revolution. Dozens of Confederate ancestors fought for the South in the War Between the States. Uncles fought in WWII and Korea. His father was a WWII P-40 and later P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. Vietnam found several uncles serving, a cousin, and brother Wendell as a young Ranger officer. His mother was a WWII widow at 16, her first husband killed with all 580 aboard when the SS Paul Hamilton, an ammunition ship with 7000 tons of explosives aboard, was torpedoed off the coast of Algiers.
He has been writing, speaking and doing public relations, television, consulting and now multimedia work for a variety of American heritage, historical, military, veterans and Intel platforms. Jim's only film appearance was in the PBSLooking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon.
Currently he is working to take his extensive historical video archives on line to assist his affiliated organizations with their website multimedia efforts, such as the Military Order of World Wars, Atlanta, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans , Assoc. for Intelligence Officers, the Navy League, Georgia Heritage Council, National Memorial Assoc.of Georgia.
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