The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, February 26, 2006

News for 02-25-06

02-25-06 - Iran to sign oil deal with China

02-25-06 - Oil-hungry Asia stays friendly with Iran With the tone rising by the day between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear drive, Asia is staying cool, preserving warm ties with the Islamic republic whose oil it desperately needs.

02-25-06 - Homeland Security Objected to Ports Deal

02-25-06 - Russia: IAEA Can Still Solve Iran Dispute

02-25-06 - Washington told to justify port deal in court The Bush administration was ordered by a U.S. federal judge on Friday to explain why it did not give New Jersey officials documents and information Washington had about a deal allowing an Arab company to take over management of a container terminal in Newark.

02-25-06 - Pentagon to release names of Guantanamo detainees

02-25-06 - Pentagon denies Wolfowitz approved Guantanamo interrogation tactics The Pentagon denied that former deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz approved interrogation techniques used on war-on-terror detainees as claimed in a recently released FBI email

02-25-06 - Reflections From the Hot Zone: Covering Conflict Kevin also talked about a defining moment in his career as a war reporter: while embedded with the Marines in 2004, Kevin captured video of a Marine shooting a wounded, unarmed insurgent at point-blank range in a mosque during the battle for Fallujah.

02-25-06 - Iranian advisor: We'll strike Dimona in response to U.S. attack If the United States launches an attack on Iran, the Islamic republic will retaliate with a military strike on Israel's main nuclear facility, an advisor to Iran's Revolutionary Guard said.The advisor, Dr. Abasi, said Tehran would respond to an American attack with strikes on the Dimona nuclear reactor and other strategic Israeli sites such as the port city of Haifa and the Zakhariya area.

02-25-06 - Bush Seeking Nuclear Deal With India India, with more than 1 billion people, is the world's largest democracy and has the second largest population of Muslims, after Indonesia. U.S. businesses are eyeing India's fast-growing economy

02-25-06 - Blogger bares Rumsfeld's post 9/11 orders Hours after a commercial plane struck the Pentagon on September 11 2001 the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, was issuing rapid orders to his aides to look for evidence of Iraqi involvement,...Mr Wolfowitz, now the head of the World Bank, advocated regime change in Iraq before 2001

02-25-06 - Lebanon admits it okayed arms transfer to Hezbollah Watch how quickly this becomes our problem.

02-25-06 - US counterterrorism czar visits Sinai

02-25-06 - UAE Taliban Recognition Likely Pragmatic The United Arab Emirates was one of only three countries that recognized the Taliban militia as the legitimate rulers of Afghanistan in the 1990s, linking the Perian Gulf nation to one of the world's most hard-line regimes. If I'm not mistaken, our government backed the Taliban in its fight with the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 80s.

02-25-06 - Palestine: Iran to face no technical problem in transferring aids "If Iran finds it difficult to transfer money to the PNA in dollars, the other solution is to use another international currency, which would be the Euro,"

02-25-06 - Another One for Your "Don't Bomb Iran!" File This reminds me, didn't I just read something about how one of the purposes of the famous Ledeen-Franklin-Rhode-SCIRI-SISMI-Iran-Gorbanifar meeting in Rome in December of 2001 was to thwart a plan that was in the works where the Iranians were going to turn over 5 al Qaeda terrorists to the US in exchange for some MEK terrorists?

02-25-06 - Palestinian demographics challenged Bennett Zimmerman, Roberta Seid and Michael Wise presented their thesis at a meeting at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington think tank That's a NEOconservative thinktank. Imagine if there were studies in America being done by white groups of black demographics, the uproar? Yet pro-Israeli groups both here and in Israel continue to do such studies of Arab demographics without so much as a peep from any mainstream organization or media, least of all the Anti-Defamation League. Why is this not a surprise?

02-25-06 - Turkey's Initiative Brings HAMAS Crack in Washington to Light Several representatives of the Realist and Arabist school would agree as well. However, pro-Israelis, the Jewish community and most Neo-cons are offended and angered by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey.


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