The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, February 13, 2006

News for 02-12-06

02-12-06 - US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids backed by submarine-launched ballistic missile attacks against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.

02-12-06 - Iran is prepared to retaliate, experts warn

02-12-06 - White House Acknowledges Abramoff Photo

02-12-06 - Bush urged to stir rebellion within Iran Robert Kagan, a leading neoconservative who helped to make the case for the invasion of Iraq, accused the Bush government of doing little "to exploit the evident weaknesses in the regime". Same neocons, different war.

02-12-06 - 'Liberators' have shown their true face, say critics "It reminds me of the footage I used to watch as a child of Israelis beating Palestinian kids," Imad Jassim, an al-Kadumiya doctor, said. "It is impossible now to be friends with an occupier. And people ask why there is so much violence against the British and Americans! Look at the video and you see the answer."

02-12-06 - Fair and Balanced?: Death Threats Hit Prominent Political Columnists The targets are those who are vocally against the neoconservatives.

02-12-06 - '10,000 would die' in A-plant attack on Iran Precision bombing could put Iran's weapons programme back five to 10 years but within a month the situation would become "an extremely dangerous conflict", says Prof Paul Rogers, the report's author...The report concludes: "A military response to the current crisis is a particularly dangerous option and should not be considered further. Alternative approaches must be sought, however difficult these may be." See the last paragraph.

02-12-06 - Assad Sends Messages With Appointments

02-12-06 - Rice expresses concern about Russian reform Ever notice that those countries that our government seeks to 'reform' are the only ones that have stood in defiance of Israel?

02-12-06 - Iran Rejects Charge of Inflaming Violence The Iranian government on Sunday rejected an accusation by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that it has fanned violent protests over caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad and demanded an apology, saying that could reduce growing tension.

02-12-06 - Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Vice President Dick Cheney and others in the CIA leak probe if they authorized an aide to give secret information to reporters, Democratic and Republican senators said Sunday

02-12-06 - Probe of domestic eavesdropping leak expands: report Federal agents have interviewed officials at several law enforcement and national security agencies in a criminal investigation into The New York Times' disclosure of a U.S. domestic eavesdropping program, the newspaper reported.

02-12-06 - Most Danes understand Muslim cartoon anger: poll But fewer than half those asked thought it was wrong of the daily Jyllands-Posten to publish the 12 cartoons

02-12-06 - Gore Laments U.S. 'Abuses' Against Arabs Gore refused to be drawn into questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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