Thank you for a very successful Spring Renewal Gathering Saturday, May 4 at The Woodfords Club!
You can review Colonel Wilkerson's talk and call to action recorded by the Portland Media Center. as well as Channel 13's coverage.
Member Pat Taub interviewed Colonel Wilkerson at the Portland Media Center Studio and that link is available. It officially launches May 15 on PMC.
We thank our many members who have renewed their membership, and we welcome and thank our new members. There's still time to renew your membership.
Colonel Wilkerson voiced blunt concerns about John Bolton. Indeed, the administration’s steps toward war with Iran are unmistakable. From Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran agreement in spite of Iran’s verifiable compliance, to the reimposition of the full suite of U.S. sanctions lifted under the agreement aimed at crippling Iran’s economy, to John Bolton asking the Pentagon for strike options against Iran, the administration isn't exactly beating around the bush.
The latest developments, however, should leave no doubt in our minds. The Trump administration wants a war, and soon. We have a path to stop it, but Congress needs to act! Please write your senators and representative today and ask them to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act.
In April, over strong objections from top Pentagon and CIA officials, the administration took the dangerous and provocative step of designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a branch of Iran’s military, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). National security leaders opposed the move because it will do little to hamper the activities of the already-heavily-sanctioned IRGC, while needlessly increasing the risk to U.S. troops in the region. Indeed, their fears were confirmed when Iran reciprocated by designating U.S. Central Command as a terrorist organization, and the U.S. as a state sponsor of terror.
Then last Sunday, relying on a speculative Israeli intelligence assessment about unspecified Iranian threats to U.S. interests, John Bolton used the alleged threat and the routine deployment of an aircraft carrier group to the region as an opportunity to threaten Iran with “unrelenting force” should Iran, or any of its proxies, attack U.S. interests in the region. In other words, the administration is expanding the scenarios in which it might attack Iran to include attacks on U.S. interests by Shia militias aligned with Iran, increasing the risk of escalations that could lead to war.
Colonel Wilkerson said it's time for citizens to act in everyway they can. Peace Action & Peace Action Maine is asking its members to Tell Congress to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act today!