In June of 2011, former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney travelled to Iran to attend an International Anti-terrorism Conference. The conference, despite being also anti-western, had the support of the United Nations.
McKinney sat down with Press TV to discuss the relationship between the US and Iran as well as the inner workings of the US Congress. A supporter of 9/11 truth among other alternative viewpoints, McKinney is no stranger to controversy. In this interview she drops a bomb about the close relationship between the US Congress and the State of Israel. Watch the whole interview here.
At about 16 minutes into the interview, McKinney shocks the intervier with her testimonial; that during her time in office (1993-97) all members of Congress, in order to retain campaign funding, were required to sign a pledge to support Israeli military superiority in the region.
“Every candidate for Congress at that time had a pledge…You make a commitment that you would vote to support the military superiority of Israel, that the economic assistance that Israel wants, that you would vote to provide that….this is what is done for 535 members of the United States Congress, 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives have to now write a paragraph which basically says the same thing.”
Next week, another meeting is happening in Tehran; a summit meeting of leaders from developing nations refereed to as NAM (Non-Aligned Movement). NAM members and observers encompass nearly the entire southern hemisphere.
The ultimate goal of this meeting is to:
“focus on multilateral cooperation, disarmament, sustainable world peace, rights of nations, and horizontal relations defying hegemonic structures.”
Mallon Khan is writer and multimedia artist based in New York City.