The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

News for 11-08-05

11-08-05 - Democrats Don't Want Libby to Be Pardoned The Senate's top Democrats challenged President Bush on Tuesday to rule out a pardon for I. Lewis Libby, a former top White House aide who faces trial on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury in the CIA leak case.

11-08-05 - U.S. severs most contacts with Syria, officials say The United States has cut off nearly all contact with the Syrian government as the Bush administration steps up a campaign to weaken and isolate President Bashar Assad's government, according to U.S. and Syrian officials.
Coincidentally, "Ha'aretz political analyst Aluf Benn quotes security officials as saying that the best scenario for Israel would be a weakened Assad succumbing to American pressure"

11-08-05 - Poll: Libby Indictment Hits Major Nerve Four in five, 79 percent, said the indictment of former Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on perjury and other charges is important to the nation

11-08-05 - Iran says it's not afraid of Security Council

11-08-05 - Annan, Bolton clash on Syrian cooperation with UN

11-08-05 - Palestinians Slam Israeli Call to End UN Mandate in Gaza Senior Palestinian officials on Tuesday slammed an Israeli call to suspend activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip. Bolton was pushing for this not too long ago. Bolton - Israel's new ambassador to the UN.

11-08-05 - Speaking truth to the powerful (who would not listen) Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to the first President Bush, quietly but insistently argued the folly of military action against Iraq before the invasion.

11-08-05 - Ledeen Smears Himself Michael Ledeen is whining about reports that supposedly accuse him of forging the fake Niger documents. There's just one problem, though: no one that I have read on the subject is making any such accusation.

11-08-05 - Annan seeks to allay Arab fears over Syria Annan has suddenly become a puppet of the neocons. Does it has anything to do with the oil-for-food scandal?

11-08-05 - How the FBI Spies on You and Me

11-08-05 - EU snubs Syria with EuroMed invite

11-08-05 - Syrian probe into Hariri murder open to 'useful information' The head of the Syrian-led probe into the assassination of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri said that she welcomed outside assistance and was open to "receiving any useful information."

11-08-05 - Local Muslims outraged by Homeland official's comments "I never dreamt in my life that a day would come where it would be suggested that I disclose my personal data to the government to facilitate my travel in a free country,"

11-08-05 - Syria blasts Israel Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ruled out peace talks if Syria maintains preconditions such as the return of all of the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau that Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War.

11-08-05 - FBI called in on Hill The victim is the chief investigator looking into the Abramoff scandal.


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