The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, November 11, 2005

News for 11-10-05

11-10-05 - Haaretz does complete about face on report Israelis were given advanced warning of Amman bombings But the LA Times corroborates their original story

11-10-05 - Four Palestinian Senior Officials Killed in Amman's Bombings General Basheer Nafie, chief of military intelligence in the West Bank, Mr. Jihad Fatouh, the commercial agent in the Palestinian embassy in Egypt, and Abed Elwan, the general director of the Ministry of Interior were killed in the bombing.

11-10-05 - Suicide Attacks Kill at Least 57 at 3 Hotels in Jordan's Capital The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israelis staying at the Radisson on Wednesday had been evacuated before the attacks and escorted back home "apparently due to a specific security threat."

Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations.

"It means there was excellent intelligence that this thing was going to happen," said Guiora, a former leader of the Israel Defense Forces who now heads the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. "The question that needs to be answered is why weren't the Jordanians working at the hotel similarly removed?"
Haaretz has since tried to back out of their original article from yesterday. See my related post on this in today's news. If this LA Times link doesn't work (may require login), try via Google News.

11-10-05 - Jordan Attacks Claim 17 From One Family In this Palestinian village, the Akhras clan mourned 17 relatives killed by a suicide bomber in Jordan - the first time Palestinians have been a target in a suicide attack.

11-10-05 - Marines report civilian casualties in border offensive US forces involved in an offensive against insurgents near the Syrian border found civilian casualties in a house that was destroyed two days ago in a US air strike, the US military said.

11-10-05 - Pentagon probes treatment of 'Able Danger' officer The Pentagon inspector general is investigating the Defense Intelligence Agency's treatment of an Army colonel who was the first to claim publicly that the government knew about four September 11 hijackers long before the 2001 attacks, officials said on Wednesday.

11-10-05 - Defiant Assad hits back at pressure on Hariri probe If Assad "continues to refuse to listen, or understand, then it will become necessary to move to another level, which is that of sanctions", Chirac said. ..."Whatever we do or say to cooperate, the response is just going to be in a month that Syria is not cooperating. We have to be realistic, Syria is being targeted."

11-10-05 - U.S., Europe Ready to Compromise With Iran

11-10-05 - UN investigator refuses invitation to Damascus: Assad

11-10-05 - America's Arab Allies Under Attack

11-10-05 - US tells Syria to drop conditions

11-10-05 - US denies Iran nuclear compromise

11-10-05 - Anthrax whodunit: Is it a cold case file? The failure to apprehend or even identify a suspect represents a major failing for law enforcement and points out a serious problem in the investigation.

11-10-05 - Angry Jordanians Rally to Protest Bombings

11-10-05 - LEBANON: PALESTINIAN CAMPS ON ALERT AFTER ISRAELI AIR VIOLATIONS "The Israeli aircraft did not just cross the borders but are also using sonic bombs, forcing the population in many locations to leave their homes and spend the night in air raid shelters,"

11-10-05 - IDF choppers in service of drug cartel The American government has recently demanded Israel clarify how five U.S.-made helicopters sold to Israel in the mid-70s found their way into the hands of a Columbian drug cartel.

11-10-05 - Hezbollah denies Argentina bomb Argentine, US and Israeli officials have all said that Iran is to blame - a charge Tehran denies. Independent investigators are sceptical, correspondents say.

11-10-05 - Assad expects showdown with UN

11-10-05 - Scores dead in three Amman hotel bombings; Israelis evacuated before attack A number of Israelis staying yesterday at the Radisson SAS were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel. There's the excerpt from the article Haaretz backed off of.

11-10-05 - Strengthening Israeli ties "She still wants to be identified as a champion of peace, which is why she's meeting Sharon, but this is an election year and her first priority is to announce allegiance to Israel," he said. "her first priority is to announce allegiance to Israel," Says it all.

11-10-05 - Rumsfeld: Seems like old times Israel and the United States are on their way back to an ?appropriate? defense relationship, Donald Rumsfeld said.
Does Rumsfeld not know about this?


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