The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, January 29, 2006

News for 01-29-06

01-29-06 - Army forces 50,000 soldiers into extended duty The U.S. Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called "stop-loss," but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen flat.

01-29-06 - Force against Iran seen as perilous last resort The United States should reserve the option of bombing Iran's nuclear program into oblivion, but it would be a massive military venture that would invite heavy retribution from Tehran.

01-29-06 - Major powers try to close ranks over Iran nuclear program The United States and three major European powers Britain, France and Germany have been pushing for a UN Security Council meeting, which could lead to sanctions against Iran.

01-29-06 - Audit: U.S.-Led Occupation Squandered Aid

01-29-06 - Pentagon Can Now Fund Foreign Militaries But it has drawn warnings from foreign policy specialists inside and outside the government, who say it could lead to growth of a separate military assistance effort not subject to the same constraints applied to foreign aid programs that are administered by the State Department. Such constraints are meant to ensure that aid recipients meet certain standards, including respect for human rights and protection of legitimate civilian authorities. Israel has an atrocious human rights record, but our aid has never stopped flowing to their military establishment.

01-29-06 - Singh says India won't be pressured into voting against Iran at IAEA

01-29-06 - EU hosts last-ditch talks on Iran

01-29-06 - Mystery Surrounds Dead U.S. Contractor

01-29-06 - Wolfowitz honeymoon at World Bank appears over A neocon for every corner.

01-29-06 - West has few options in preventing a nuclear Iran, experts say

01-29-06 - ABC Anchor, Cameraman Stable After Attack ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured Sunday when the Iraqi Army vehicle they were traveling in was attacked with an explosive device.

01-29-06 - Iran to hold Holocaust conference despite furor

01-29-06 - Why Bush may avoid fiery words on Iran

01-29-06 - Abramoff and al-Arian: Lobbyist's "Charity" a Front for Terrorism Abramoff, a legendary lobbyist particularly close to DeLay, is also a fierce supporter of Israel?"a super-Zionist," one associate says

01-29-06 - ABC's Bob Woodruff Reluctant to Label Hamas a Terrorist Group Old Bob fell afoul of the pro-Israeli community.

01-29-06 - U.S. Jews start thinking seriously about the AIPAC case Regardless, some U.S. Jewish leaders convened this week and decided that the time has come for action. For some time now they have felt uncomfortable with the way the case is being conducted. Many thought that the prosecution was not justified and that its motivations are extraneous - the power wars of Washington and perhaps also a bit of anti-Semitism, or at least a desire to humiliate the pro-Israel lobby and damage its power.....Therefore, said the head of one of the major Jewish organizations, it is not AIPAC that should be attacked. A large majority of the Jewish community is interested in defending it, even if it is sometimes not pleased with its policy. "It is necessary to attack the prosecution and the case," It couldn't be that somebody broke the law? It has to be anti-Semitism!!

01-29-06 - Palestinians Unite Again to Appeal for the Release of the Peace Activists held Hostage in Iraq

01-29-06 - FBI conducting more investigations into AIPAC The FBI is conducting a second round of investigation concerning the Franklin-Aipac case and has interviewed in the past weeks several Jewish leaders and former Aipac officials.

01-29-06 - U.S. Jewish leaders consider financially assisting fired AIPAC officials

01-29-06 - Mock trial of Bush, Blair and Sharon planned The prosecution will be headed by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who sits on Saddam's defense team, according to one of the organizers.


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