The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

News for 01-23-06

01-23-06 - Iran nuclear plans may pose energy threat - U.S. Iran's nuclear programme may pose a danger to international energy security over time and must be halted, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said on Monday.

01-23-06 - Libby Wants to Use Classified Evidence Lawyers for a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday made their first request to use classified evidence at his trial, launching a highly secretive court process that could bog down the case

01-23-06 - Sympathy for al-Qaida Surges in Pakistan Sympathy for al-Qaida has surged after a U.S. airstrike devastated this remote mountain hamlet in a region sometimes as hostile toward the Pakistani government as it is to the United States.

01-23-06 - Iran Threatens Full-Scale Enrichment Iran upped the ante Monday in its nuclear standoff, warning that it will immediately begin developing a full-scale uranium enrichment program if it is referred to the U.N. Security Council.

01-23-06 - Iran stands by threat of retaliation Iran will carry through its threat to end tough UN nuclear inspections and resume ultra-sensitive uranium enrichment on an industrial scale if it is hauled before the UN Security Council, a national security spokesman told AFP.

01-23-06 - Joe Lieberman: U.S. Prepared for Iran Strike Asked about reports that the U.S. would let Israel take the lead in any attack against Iran, the Connecticut Democrat told CBS: "The United States is a strong enough country that we never want to be in a position to have to essentially contract out protection of our national security, vis-a-vis Iran, to another country like Israel."
The only problem here Joe, is that our national security isn't being threatened by Iran. Israel's is.

01-23-06 - Cheney does not believe in close ties between Iran, Al-Qaeda US Vice President Dick Cheney has said he does not believe there are close relations between Iran and Al-Qaeda, seeming to distance himself from some earlier US administration charges.

01-23-06 - Iraqi Cleric: Militia Would Defend Iran The comments could be seen as a message that Tehran has allies who could make things difficult for U.S. forces in the region if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked.

01-23-06 - Bush warns Iran on Israel US President George W. Bush said that the United States would defend Israel against any Iranian threat and that the world could not risk being "blackmailed" by a nuclear-armed Tehran.

01-23-06 - Syria must help Lebanon restore full authority over its territory -- UN

01-23-06 - Saddam blasts 'Iranian meddling' in Iraq

01-23-06 - UN critical over Lebanon militias The UN Security Council has criticised Syria for failing to move towards disbanding militias in Lebanon.

01-23-06 - New appeal for Norman Kember highlights health concerns

01-23-06 - Rice: Time Is Now to Take Iran Before U.N.

01-23-06 - Cheney's War Workshop Plots Another Attack Israel, however, and its neocon allies in the Bush administration, claim without any evidence that Iran is making a bomb.

01-23-06 - ADL chief: Franklin affair could pose threat to Jewish lobbyists Some American Jewish leaders are concerned by the influence the trial could have on the relations between Jewish groups and the administration

01-23-06 - Challenging a sacred American institution The Washington museum is a sacred institution in America, certainly in Jewish America, but it is not without controversy. Now its opponents are taking it to task for what they see as its failure to tackle Arab-Muslim anti-Semitism.
The anti-Semitism by Israelis won't be getting any mention though, I'm guessing.

01-23-06 - From 2004: US thought control of Middle East studies Having failed in their first effort, the neo-cons are now attempting to assert political control over teaching, research and public programs of the international area studies centers

01-23-06 - US likely to reschedule Israeli weapons payments Israel pays US arms suppliers with the annual military aid that it receives from the US. US regulations for financing cash flow allow Israel to base its financing for multi-year procurement on the military aid that it is expected to receive in the future.

01-23-06 - Hillary Clinton, War Goddess It is the task of Israel's amen corner in the U.S. to convince the American public, and especially to prevail upon their elected representatives, that Israel's interests and our own always coincide.


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