Zionist Lobbies Sponsoring Tom Cotton with Eye on Future: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – While US president is reportedly considering Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton as the next CIA director, the massive support that the Zionist lobbies have given the young senator has drawn attention to the figure and his record of leading anti-JCPOA movements in the US Senate.
In recent months, news sources in the US have reported the possibility of the appointment of the young Arkansas senator, Tom Cotton, as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the US National Security Advisor.
40-year-old Cotton is considered the youngest American senator, and, of course, many of the active Israeli lobbies in the US count on his role-making in American political-security equations, Modern Diplomacy said in a report.
In April 2015, the New York Times admitted that the Zionist lobbies’ financial support for Tom Cotton was much higher than that for other Republican senators. The New York Times has announced that the amount of this financial assistance was around $ 2 million. Meanwhile, some informed sources in the US say the AIPAC lobby has spent $ 4.5 million for Tom Cotton to insure his winning against Mark Pryor in the 2014 Senate elections.
In August 2013, Tom Cotton, with AIPAC’s green light and support, entered the political scene against former Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor and could finally enter the Senate by winning 56.5% of the vote.
The article has also raised questions about the reason for the huge support of Zionist lobbies for Cotton, or about the capacity that those lobbies, most notable AIPAC, see in the young senator.
“Given the young age of Cotton compared with other American politicians, and his commitment to Tel Aviv, the Israeli authorities have tried to use him as an influential factor in US domestic security and foreign policy. AIPAC has always named Cotton as a trend-making agent in its calculations. This Zionist lobby’s recent attempts for Cotton’s presence as the CIA Director can also be analyzed in the same vein,” a security analyst in the US told Modern Diplomacy on condition of anonymity.
“It is likely that the AIPAC lobby would ask Cotton not to run for the Senate in the congressional elections in 2018, so that he can be employed by the US government as the National Security Advisor, or CIA Director in Trump’s government,” the analyst added.
In January 2015, Tom Cotton played an important role in leading and managing movements in the Senate to torpedo a process that resulted in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
On March 8, 2015, Senator Cotton wrote and sent a letter to Iranian leaders. In this letter, it was insisted that any nuclear deal without the approval of the US Congress would only be valid until the end of Obama’s presidency in 2017, and the next president may easily cancel it. Another 46 Republican senators also signed the letter.
The existing evidences suggests that such a letter was ordered by the direct order of the AIPAC lobby, and was designed to negatively influence the negotiation process. However, Tom Cotton’s commitment to the AIPAC lobby, and beyond that to Israel, is much more than that.
Accordingly, Cotton is consulting AIPAC before making any decision in the field of US domestic and foreign policy, and asks for the views of the lobby’s leaders.
Even in cases which AIPAC doesn’t express its views on critical issues to American senators, Cotton has the duty to indirectly impose AIPAC’s stances on senators and even on key members of the House of Representatives. It is not without a reason that Tom Cotton is named as the main AIPAC piece in the Senate.
For the thorough financial and political support of AIPAC leaders and Israeli authorities, Cotton has turned into Tel Aviv’s agent in the Senate (in the current period), and generally in the political scene of the US, the report concluded.