The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, February 03, 2006

News for 02-02-06

02-02-06 - Iran 'will face Security Council'

02-02-06 - Bush to Request $439.3B Defense Budget

02-02-06 - Bush 'plotted to lure Saddam into war with fake UN plane' The two leaders were worried by the lack of hard evidence that Saddam Hussein had broken UN resolutions

02-02-06 - Fitzgerald Hints White House Records Lost Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is raising the possibility that records sought in the CIA leak investigation could be missing because of an e-mail archiving problem at the White House. How convenient.

02-02-06 - 2 Times Reporters Queried in Federal Investigation The agents, the official said, are trying to determine whether reporters received national security information intended to influence their reporting on the Middle East.

02-02-06 - Iran Threatens Full-Scale Enrichment Work

02-02-06 - 'Nightline' Investigation: Wounded Soldiers Told They Owe Money to Army

02-02-06 - Russia and China to vote against Iran at nuclear body - diplomats

02-02-06 - Iran Won't Face Economic Sanctions for Now, U.S. Says The U.S. said it won't immediately seek United Nations economic sanctions against Iran

02-02-06 - Iraq pact 'decided before war' Tony Blair and George W Bush had already decided to invade Iraq in January 2003, a new book by a human rights lawyer has claimed

02-02-06 - U.S. Intel Chief Doubts Iran Has Nukes National Intelligence Director John Negroponte told Congress on Thursday that Iran probably does not yet have nuclear weapons, nor has it obtained the material central to producing them.

02-02-06 - Iran Incapable of Building Nuclear Bomb ? Russian Expert Iran is not capable of building its own nuclear weapons, the former head of a nuclear power plant and current regional leader in southern Russia said Wednesday.

02-02-06 - Iran 'has negative role in world' Israel is oddly absent from this list.

02-02-06 - US official admits he smuggled $2m of aid meant for Iraq Mr Stein not only took money from Mr Bloom in return for steering some $9m of contracts in his direction. He also pilfered $2m of earmarked aid for reconstruction, consisting of US taxpayers' money and funds confiscated from the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

02-02-06 - UK considers curbing citizens' right to arrest alleged war criminals The changes would bar individuals from seeking international warrants for the arrest of people suspected of serious human rights abuses. The government has confirmed that Israeli officials have lobbied for changes in the law, which has kept some of their military officials away from Britain in case there should be an attempt to arrest them.

02-02-06 - Lebanese Boy's Body Found in Disputed Area Lebanese officials said the bullet-ridden body of a 15-year-old shepherd was found Thursday in disputed territory occupied by Israel, a discovery likely to revive tensions between Israel and the Hezbollah militant group Will the Bush administration seek a UN inquiry into this boy's death like the one they sought for the death of Hariri? DOUBTFUL.

02-02-06 - Lebanese shepherd found dead after Israeli gun fire The incident threatened to escalate tension along the Israeli-Lebanese border. The leader of Hizbollah guerrillas, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, had vowed retaliation before the body of the 17-year-old was found.

02-02-06 - Some Arabs Aren't Fans of Iranian Leader Many Arabs interviewed by The Associated Press said Ahmadinejad's rhetoric and defiance remind them of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and worry they will result in violence and turmoil for the Middle East.

02-02-06 - IAEA defers decision on Iran The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog says he wants a "window of opportunity" to defuse the diplomatic row with Iran.

02-02-06 - Reservist, 32, sues Army to leave service top commanders have refused to let him leave the Reserve, even though he finished his service obligation in May 2004 and has repeatedly tried to resign

02-02-06 - Bush just has to face it: he is wrong and Chirac is right The crises over Hamas and Iran underline the collapse of the neocon mission and the end of a one-superpower world

02-02-06 - Man gets 5 years in attempted Hizbollah arms deal Also arrested was an Israeli, Tomer Grinberg, who was working with Khalil

02-02-06 - U.S. Gives Ground on Iran and Hamas In each case, the agreements put off potential conflicts among the diverse nations and international organizations that signed them by postponing harsh consequences for Tehran or the Palestinians. It is not clear that either issue will ultimately break the administration's way.

02-02-06 - Phones of Greek, U.S., Officals Tapped The phone tapping "started before the 2004 Olympic Games and probably continued until March 2005, when it was discovered,"

02-02-06 - Russia, Israel at odds over Hamas Russian President Vladimir Putin's refusal to characterize Hamas a terrorist organization

02-02-06 - Lebanese ministers rejoin cabinet They had objected to a cabinet decision to call for an international tribunal to try those involved in the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri

02-02-06 - Israeli Counter Terror Expertise Attracts U.S. Law Enforcement to Tel Aviv They will also get some hands-on practice with Israeli techniques in hand-to-hand combat and instinctive shooting The Israelization of the United States continues. Here's something not being taught to our law enforcement officials: "U.S. policy on Israel key motive for effort"


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