|Posted on March 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM|
The perfume of the narcissusScents the dancing windsThe excited trills of exuberant swallowsThe intimacy of love drunken turtle dovesSlowly, softly spring arrivesOh I envy these days asThe earth and the universe revives.
Norooz the Persian New Year is arriving. Usually a time of hope and promise for all; however, Iranians are once more welcoming spring filled with fear of war.
The United States Senate that took us to the Iraq war ten years ago, is leading us toward another road of misery in the Middle East, this time to Iran. The Senate is moving forward with a resolution calling for the United States to "stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel" if that government decides to strike Iran. The resolution, S.Res.65, is a way to take the U.S. to a full scale war with Iran based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.
Please join the Fellowship of Reconciliation and other national anti-war groups and say NO to war with Iran .
Please take action and let your senator know you oppose S.Res.65. ( Check to see if your senator cosponsored this resolution.)
You Can Take Action by:
1. Signing the RootsAction petition
2. Calling numbers provided by FCNL call alert against S. Res. 65: 1-855-68-NO WAR (1-855-686-6927)
3. Writing a letter to editor
4. Writing to your Senator.
Dear Honorable Senator …….
I am writing to express my strong opposition to S.Res.65 that would call for the U.S. to support Israeli military strikes against Iran with the promise of American troops, money, and political support should Israel take such action. This Resolution will make war with Iran more likely. As the New York Times editorial board haswritten, this measure "could harm negotiations" and "make diplomatic efforts even harder."
I strongly urge you to withhold cosponsorship and instead stand up for a negotiated settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue and for serious diplomacy that includes critical issues like human rights.
Thank you for your efforts to prevent death and destruction in another disastrous war.
*Fereydoon Moshiri, Persian poet, 1926-2000 Tehran,translated by Dr. Mark Johnson