The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, February 09, 2006

News for 02-08-06

02-08-06 - US plans massive data sweep congressmen with direct oversight of DHS, who favor data mining, say they don't know enough about the program.

02-08-06 - Suspected drawings of nuclear test site found in Iran Citing unnamed officials familiar with available intelligence....But US and UN experts who have studied them said the undated drawings do not clearly fit into a larger picture, according to the report.

Nowhere, for example, does the word "nuclear" appear on them. The authorship is unknown, and there is no evidence of an associated program to acquire, assemble and construct the components of such a site, the paper said
Another nugget of 'intel' by some neocon-driven organization or entity, perhaps?....

02-08-06 - Rice: Iran, Syria stoking anger Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday accused U.S. adversaries Iran and Syria of stoking Muslim anger against the West over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have sparked deadly protests. Coincidentally, these are the next two targets on the neocon hitlist. Strange how the blame does not rest with the Danish newspaper that printed these cartoons in the first place. We're not supposed to think about that.

02-08-06 - U.S., Britain discuss promoting democracy in Iran Neocon democracy = make nice with Israel or risk a preemptive attack.

02-08-06 - Syrian ex-VP, Muslim Brotherhood join against Assad The source said the two leaders also rejected any foreign intervention in Syria: "The responsibility of changing the corrupt regime in Syria lies only on the Syrian people

02-08-06 - Ex-Boehner Aide Planned for Abramoff Trip A White House aide who was once chief of staff to House Majority Leader John Boehner made plans to take a 1996 trip to the Northern Mariana Islands that was organized by fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, billing records from Abramoff's firm show.

02-08-06 - Danish paper refused "offensive" Jesus cartoons The editor of Jyllands-Posten has apologized for offending Muslims by printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, including one of the founder of Islam holding a bomb in his turban, but defended his right to do so in the interests of free speech. The goal: to inflame the Muslim world. Cui bono? Who benefits? Answer: the neocons, who have long sought a 'clash of civilizations' with the Muslim world to make it a safer place for Israel by way of US military might. "Rose told the international paper owned by The New York Times that "he would not publish a cartoon of Israel's Ariel Sharon strangling a Palestinian baby, since that could be construed as 'racist.'"
Asked why he was protecting Sharon, a known war criminal, while abusing Muslims and their Prophet in the name of free speech, Rose told American Free Press that he had been "misquoted" in the Times article.
Rose traveled to Philadelphia in October 2004 to visit Daniel Pipes, the Neo-Con ideologue who says the only path to Middle East peace will come through a total Israeli military victory. Rose then penned a positive article about Pipes, who compares "militant Islam" with fascism and communism. " Source

02-08-06 - Muslims say Western media hypocritical on cartoons Muslims have decried as hypocrites Western dailies which have cited free speech as the reason for printing disrespectful cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, saying the same newspapers take pains to avoid lampooning Jews.

02-08-06 - Saudi retains oil power as Bush tries to break free

02-08-06 - Flemming Rose and the Straussian Art of Provocation the inflammatory anti-Muslim cartoons published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten were a deliberate provocation designed to outrage and incite Muslims and thus engender support in Europe and America for the manufactured ?clash of civilizations? engineered by the Straussian neocons.

02-08-06 - VIDEO: Rev. Lowery's Standing Ovation We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. (Standing Ovation) But Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here.

02-08-06 - Now Lebanon is Burning

02-08-06 - Cartoon Protesters Direct Anger at U.S.

02-08-06 - Iran's missile tech suppliers named To the annoyance of the United States and European Union, Russia has made it clear that it is willing to sell small-scale defensive missiles to Iran. Late last year, Moscow agreed to sell Iran tactical surface-to-air missiles that could be used to shoot down low-flying aircraft or guided missiles.

02-08-06 - Military action on a nuclear Iran not inevitable: UK Military action against Iran is not inevitable even if the Islamic state develops the technology to build a nuclear bomb, British Foreign Minister Jack Straw said on Wednesday

02-08-06 - Danish Muslims split over cartoons In an unexpected turn, the reaction to the attacks on Danish embassies could help promote integration in Denmark

02-08-06 - Rotten in Denmark - Flemming Rose and the clash of civilizations Rose has been entirely blinded by the kind of hate exhibited in those cartoons, which dramatize the neoconservative view of the Muslim world as inherently terroristic ? a view that the perpetrators of this provocation were hoping would be demonstrated in the Muslim reaction

02-08-06 - Republican Who Oversees N.S.A. Calls for Wiretap Inquiry

02-08-06 - FBI Investigation of AIPAC Is Second Attempt to Curb Israel Lobby's Power In 1989 seven individual Americans sued the Federal Election Commission for failing to require AIPAC to publish details of its income and expenditures.

02-08-06 - Israelis may regret Saddam ousting, says security chief Israelis initially welcomed the overthrow of one of their old enemies as helping to establish a new democratic trend in the Middle East. But political leaders have since privately voiced concerns about the growing destabilisation in Iraq and its potential to spill over to Israel's neighbours

02-08-06 - State Department sees exodus of weapons experts A third unit overseen by Bolton - and now Joseph - which deals with overseeing compliance with arms treaties, was recommended for downsizing. Instead, it's been expanded.

02-08-06 - FBI 'gave prior warning to Britain about 7/7 bomber'

02-08-06 - Suspending aid to Palestinians would be 'mistake': Putin "And if we stop helping simple Palestinian citizens, are we going to eradicate terrorism and criminality? Of course not,"


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