The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, February 20, 2006

News for 02-19-06

02-19-06 - 37 million poor hidden in the land of plenty Under President George W Bush an extra 5.4 million have slipped below the poverty line. Yet they are not a story of the unemployed or the destitute. Most have jobs. Many have two.

02-19-06 - EU to make new nukes appeal to Iran as rift deepens

02-19-06 - West may have to live with low-level Iranian atom work The crisis over Iran's atomic agenda is deepening, but the world's nuclear watchdog chief has warned there may be no choice but to accept limited uranium enrichment by Tehran, diplomats say.

02-19-06 - U.S. church alliance: Washington is 'raining down terror' with Iraq war, other policies "We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights," said the statement from representatives of the 34 U.S. members of World Council of Churches. "We mourn all who have died or been injured in this war. We acknowledge with shame abuses carried out in our name."

02-19-06 - Russia set for Iran nuclear talks Moscow is confident it can pull off a diplomatic coup and convince Iran to accept a nuclear compromise.

02-19-06 - Iran will not abandon sensitive nuclear work Iran will not give up ultra-sensitive nuclear fuel work and accepting Western demands for the Islamic republic to do so would be a "humiliation", a senior negotiator has said.

02-19-06 - BIN LADEN'S GAME He said, Americans will do anything to defeat a strong Muslim government. We took Saddam out. He said we would take on and defeat any Muslim state that threatened Israel. I think Iraq is an indication of that being true, from their perspective

02-19-06 - US Mideast democracy plan backfiring: Iran president

02-19-06 - Senator breaks with Bush, calls for spy program oversight

02-19-06 - GCC does not oppose referring Iran to Security Council: chief Chief of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which groups six Gulf Arab countries, said on Saturday that the bloc did not oppose referring Iran's nuclear file to the UN Security Council, which might lead to sanctions.

02-19-06 - Firm Sues to Block Foreign Port Takeover A company at the Port of Miami has sued to block the takeover of shipping operations there by a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates.

02-19-06 - Rice back to Middle East to campaign for democracy, against Iran Along the way, Rice will again make appeals against giving money to Hamas, and also for regional leaders to be tougher with Iran A non-stop trip shilling for Israel, is basically what she's doing. How does the interests of America fit in there?

02-19-06 - EJC to file complaint against Ahmadinejad in The Hague The European Jewish Congress, which met this weekend in Vienna, is to file a complaint urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague to bring Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to trial for incitement to mass killing.

02-19-06 - French plot seen in moves to oust Lebanon president The entourage of Lebanon's under-fire pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud has hit back at moves in parliament to oust him, accusing former colonial power France of being behind the "coup" plot.

02-19-06 - Oil attacks costing Iraq $6.25bn

02-19-06 - Six bodies found in wreck of plane in Iraq

02-19-06 - Iran Was on Edge; Now It's on Top The upset victory of Hamas in recent Palestinian elections also promises to boost Tehran's regional role. If the United States and the European Union back away diplomatically and withdraw funding from the Palestinians, some analysts think Iran will have an opportunity to fill in the void as a longtime supporter of Hamas, gaining an unprecedented foothold in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

02-19-06 - British troops executed unarmed Iraqi

02-19-06 - UK radiation jump blamed on Iraq shells Environmental scientists who uncovered the figures through freedom of information laws say it is evidence that depleted uranium from the shells was carried by wind currents to Britain.

02-19-06 - Pollard's handler: If elected MK, I'll seek his release Former Mossad official Rafi Eitan, who participated in the capture of Nazi extermination mastermind Adolf Eichmann, and who later recruited Jonathan Pollard to spy for Israel, said that if elected to the Knesset, he would seek Pollard's release.

02-19-06 - Russia to negotiate for Quartet Russia's foreign minister said he will negotiate with Hamas based on the positions of the diplomatic Quartet overseeing Mideast peace.

02-19-06 - Arabs to resist Rice isolating Hamas, Iran on trip "Arabs will turn round and point out the United States gives billions of dollars to Israel,"


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