The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, December 18, 2005

News for 12-17-05

12-17-05 - Iran law threatens to block nuclear inspections The new law obliges the government to "stop voluntary and non-legally binding measures and implement its scientific, research and executive programmes" if the Iranian case is taken up in the Security Council.

12-17-05 - U.N. investigator says Syria behind Hariri murder

12-17-05 - White House never told of pre-Iraq war intelligence doubts: Powell "What really upset me more than anything else was that there were people in the intelligence community that had doubts about some of this sourcing, but those doubts never surfaced to us,"

12-17-05 - Scooter Libby, Neocon Martyr

12-17-05 - China bids to revive mega Iran energy deal If signed, the China-Iran deal would not only mark China's biggest deal ever with Iran but may also yield political benefits for the Islamic republic far sooner than commercial ones, as Iran is courting China's favor on the UN Security Council.

12-17-05 - Iran, Syria standoff with West focus of Gulf summit

12-17-05 - U.S., Europe step up planning on Iran

12-17-05 - Bush Raps Senators Over Patriot Act

12-17-05 - Gulf Arabs warn against regional nuclear arms race

12-17-05 - Israeli cluster bombs found in southern Lebanon

12-17-05 - Former Head of the Intelligence Branch of the Israel Defense Forces and Chief of Staff Charged in U.S. Court with War Crimes for Shelling of U.N. Compound Pro-Israeli influence in America will likely see to it that this gets thrown out, despite all of the newfound 'concern' for the Lebanese in the Bush admin

12-17-05 - Bush Says Iraq War Is Good for Israel Senator John Warner of Virginia, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently argued in an interview with MSNBC that a premature American pullout would "put Israel in a very tenuous and vulnerable position." And a GOP activist, Bruce Blakeman, told the Forward that Israel's security has always played a key role in the president's thinking on Iraq. Pro-Israeli groups are now backpeddling away from their critical support of the Iraq war.


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