The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, February 05, 2006

News for 02-04-06

02-04-06 - Iran: Russia Uranium Enrichment Plan Dead

02-04-06 - IAEA Reports Iran to U.N. Security Council

02-04-06 - U.S. Decries Embassy Torchings in Syria The White House said Saturday it will hold Syria responsible for the burning of Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus, saying such violence does not occur there without the host government's approval. Any old pretext will do for the neocons.

02-04-06 - Americans Forced to Supply Iraqi Military

02-04-06 - Rumsfeld: Iran Regime Sponsors Terrorism "The Iranian regime is today the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism,"

02-04-06 - Germany's Merkel likens Iran threat to Nazi era John McCain said economic sanctions should be imposed on Iran even if that meant bypassing the United Nations. He said military action must also remain an option if Tehran does not bow to international demands to halt its nuclear activities.

02-04-06 - Iraq war did not create wave of terrorism - Rumsfeld

02-04-06 - Iran and United States square up after IAEA vote Defiant Iran said it would end snap U.N. nuclear checks on Sunday, a day after the U.N. atomic watchdog voted to report the Islamic Republic to the Security Council over concerns about its nuclear program.

02-04-06 - A Look at What's Next for U.N., Iran The IAEA board formally relayed the final resolution to the president of the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton, who now must share the resolution with the other members. This is the moment neocon Bolton has been waiting for.

02-04-06 - Iran labels US leaders 'terrorists' "Rather than accuse everyone else, Rumsfeld would be better off fixing the dishonour of Americans in Afghanistan and Iraq, because world public opinion will not forget the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib,"

02-04-06 - Iran president orders economic reprisals for cartoons

02-04-06 - President Bonkers Bolton So, perhaps the reason Bush is hell-bent on getting the Board to refer Iran?s "violations" to the Security Council while Bolton is still President, is so Bolton can direct individual members of the Council that are also members of PSI counter-proliferation partnerships to take appropriate PSI-measures against Iran for said "violations."

02-04-06 - Taps found clues, not Al Qaeda, FBI chief says The National Security Agency's secret domestic spying hasn't nabbed any Al Qaeda agents in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks, FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress yesterday. Well, but they've made many arrests of Israel's enemies here in the States. Cui bono?

02-04-06 - Seabees buzz in to build up bases A U.S. Navy construction battalion fresh from Hurricane Katrina relief duty is battling the elements and daily insurgent attacks to build permanent bases in the dangerous Anbar province.

02-04-06 - U.S. Compromises on Wording of Iran Nuclear Resolution Earlier in the day, diplomats here had predicted the United States would have to accept a compromise on the clause, which mentions support for the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East. The clause was insisted upon by Egypt, with the strong backing of the nonaligned nations on the agency's board.

02-04-06 - INTERVIEW-Iraq errors show West must act fast on Iran-Perle Richard Perle, a key architect of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, said on Saturday the West should not make the mistake of waiting too long to use military force if Iran comes close to getting an atomic weapon Perle is one of the reasons why we are in Iraq in the first place making so-called 'errors'. The audacity of the neocons never ceases to amaze me.

02-04-06 - Assassination of Lebanon's Hariri won't go unpunished: Chirac

02-04-06 - World won't permit Iran to have nukes: Bush

02-04-06 - If There is a Superbowl Terror Attack, It Ain't Arabs Stage being set for what was described in the first paragraph of the Deep Background column of the August 1st 2005 edition of the American Conservative?

02-04-06 - More Allegations of Libby Lies Revealed The special prosecutor in the CIA leak case alleged that Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff was engaged in a broader web of deception than was previously known and repeatedly lied to conceal that he had been a key source for reporters about undercover operative Valerie Plame, according to court records released yesterday.

02-04-06 - A Boehner in the Henhouse Boehner is an old-fashioned shakedown artist whose promise of "change" amounts to little more than a pledge that he won't get caught like DeLay did.

02-04-06 - The squeeze on American pocketbooks Last year's negative savings rate was the first since the Depression. See also Iraq war could cost US over $2 trillion, says Nobel prize-winning economist and this - Bush to Request $439.3B Defense Budget

02-04-06 - Anger grows over ferry disaster Survivors say a fire blazed for hours on a Red Sea ferry before it sank, leaving 1,000 people feared dead

02-04-06 - Jordanian monarch tours storm-ravaged New Orleans "The minute it became apparent that there was a crisis here, the Jordanian government had prepared two field hospitals with about 400 to 500 people, within 12 to 18 hours of when we knew there was an emergency," the king said. "For some technical reasons we weren't able to reach you."....Jordan's offer of assistance "didn't get through the federal bureaucracy" in Washington

02-04-06 - Angry crowds attack Danish, Norwegian embassies in Syria

02-04-06 - Two Jordan editors are arrested Two Jordanian newspaper editors who published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have been arrested.

02-04-06 - Father of shepherd killed by Israelis lashes out at UN No inquiry into the death of this boy. Where's the Bush administration on this one? Oops, Israel did the killing, my bad. No justice for you!

02-04-06 - From Aug. 2005: Israel and 9/11: New Report Connects the Dots "A memorandum sent to the 9/11 Commission, and Senate and House intelligence committees in September 2004, suggests that young Israelis who canvassed dozens of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offices in 2000 and 2001 trying to sell paintings to federal workers, may have been spying not only on the DEA, but also on Arab extremists in the United States ? including the Sept. 11 hijackers who were living in Florida and New Jersey."

02-04-06 - VP Cheney Calls on Hamas to Abandon Terror Cheney?s remarks came in response to a statement from former US President Jimmy Carter, who served to oversee the PA election, that the world must recognize Hamas because it was elected democratically


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