The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, February 18, 2006

News for 02-17-06

02-17-06 - Prosecutor: Libby Has Evidence He Needs Fitzgerald said Libby's lawyers were trying to derail the perjury and obstruction case by pressing for nearly a year's worth of presidential daily briefs, summaries of threats to the U.S. that are among the government's most closely guarded secrets.

02-17-06 - Russian uranium proposal 'useful': senior Iran legislator

02-17-06 - Reports: China, Iran Near Huge Oil Deal The deal is thought potentially to be worth about $100 billion.

02-17-06 - Iran reconsiders nuclear inspections

02-17-06 - Russia to sell Palestinians arms if Israel agrees

02-17-06 - Lonely Defenders of Civil Liberties the Constitution had just three friends in the Senate.

02-17-06 - US to finance Syrian opposition Syria has never attacked us, nor has it threatened to, to my knowledge. Why are we wasting precious tax money on this - while cutting spending in vital areas here at home?

02-17-06 - White House Defends Port Sale to Arab Co. The Bush administration is defending approval of a $6.8 billion sale that gives a company in the United Arab Emirates control over operations at six major American ports, even as one senator sought a new ban on companies owned by governments overseas in some U.S. shipping operations.

02-17-06 - Mideast threatened by Iran-Syria-Hezbollah 'nexus': Rice Most in the Middle East know that the area is really threatened by the US-Israeli nexus.

02-17-06 - Boeing joins Israeli anti-missile venture Next month, the Israeli military will select an Israeli-U.S. industry team for the risk reduction phase of the SRBMD program. The full-scale development and production phases will be a cooperative effort between the Israeli Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Israel's security is more important than ours, according to our government's actions.

02-17-06 - US handling of UN reform angers developing nations U.S. Ambassador John Bolton's drive to crack down on U.N. fraud and abuse is triggering a backlash from developing nations who fear Washington is trying to wrest control from U.N. members.

02-17-06 - UN nuclear watchdog to issue report on Iran at end of February: diplomats The report is for a March 6 meeting in Vienna of the IAEA board that will decide whether to ask the UN Security Council to take action against Iran over nuclear activities the United States says hide secret atomic weapons work.

02-17-06 - IAEA warns may need compromise on Iranian enrichment: diplomats UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei has warned it will be hard to strike a compromise on Iran's nuclear program without letting it do small-scale enrichment work -- something the West firmly rejects, diplomats told AFP.

02-17-06 - Espionage and the First Amendment * Spycraft, free speech, and the AIPAC espionage case

02-17-06 - US wants to boost sanctions against Syria: Rice

02-17-06 - Turkey rejects Israeli criticism Israeli spokesman Ranaan Gissin had compared the move to Israel inviting separatist Kurdish rebels for talks and said it could damage bilateral ties Israel is arming and helping the Kurds in northern Iraq and to help Israel build a power base


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