The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, March 03, 2006

News for 03-02-06

03-02-06 - Ex-Official: Iraq Abuses Growing Worse Human rights abuses in Iraq are as bad now as they were under Saddam Hussein, as lawlessness and sectarian violence sweep the country, the former U.N. human rights chief in Iraq said Thursday.

03-02-06 - Iran Says U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Is Biased Iran's hardline president accused the U.N. nuclear watchdog Friday of "politically motivated" behavior over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and threatened the downfall of "bullying" Western powers and "Zionists."

03-02-06 - Senate Approves Patriot Act Renewal

03-02-06 - Arrow missile may block Iranian attack "We will shoot all of IranĀ“s missiles down," the official told the newspaper. "The Arrow knows how to intercept the Shihab missile."

03-02-06 - Iran could play Iraq card in row over nuclear plans

03-02-06 - Abbas doubts Iran aid would reach Palestinians Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in remarks broadcast on Thursday he doubted funds pledged by Iran in case of Western aid cuts would reach the Palestinians because of global checks on the flow of funds.

03-02-06 - Lebanese groups hold crisis talks Political leaders in Lebanon have begun talks aimed at resolving their deep divisions and discussing the country's relationship with Syria.

03-02-06 - How the Patriot Act came in from the cold In the end, the White House and the Senate GOP leadership crafted a package of civil liberties additions that satisfied most Senate critics.

03-02-06 - Iran says US pressure "wrecking" Russian offer "The insistence of the American side on sending the Iranian nuclear dossier to the U.N. security Council shows that the Russian proposal is being wrecked,"

03-02-06 - Sceptical EU agrees to Iran talks before IAEA meet

03-02-06 - Busted Again! - Does Anyone Care? Now it is clear that Bush had been told that Iraq was not enriching uranium, and had no intention of causing harm to the United States unless attacked. The State Department even correctly predicted that even if the US did invade Iraq, Saddam still wouldn't attack the US mainland.

03-02-06 - Experts Call for Release of 9/11 Evidence A society of experts and scholars has now joined with Judicial Watch in calling for release of videos that are being held by the Department of Defense, which are essential to understanding events at the Pentagon that transpired on September 11, 2001

03-02-06 - U.S. panel objects to software handover to Israeli company The company was told U.S. officials feared the transaction could endanger some of government's most sensitive computer systems. The objections by the FBI and Pentagon were partly over specialized intrusion detection software known as "Snort," which guards some classified U.S. military and intelligence computers.

03-02-06 - US probing deals by 2nd Dubai firm, Israeli company Plans by the Israeli firm Check Point Software Technologies to buy the Maryland software security firm Sourcefire, which does business with US Defense Department agencies, have raised concerns over the possible sale of sensitive technology to third countries, the daily said on Thursday.

03-02-06 - India, Pakistan got atomic arms "legitimately": US John Bolton said on Wednesday the way India and Pakistan had obtained nuclear arms was legitimate, in contrast to Iran.....His comments, made in response to an audience question following a speech to a meeting of the World Jewish Congress, appeared to go farther than the administration of President George W. Bush

03-02-06 - Russia would never harm Israel: Olmert

03-02-06 - Hamas arrives in Moscow in search for legitimacy

03-02-06 - LEBANON: Young Arabs want stricter gun control, study finds The study further found that extreme poverty, political insecurity and the absence of the rule of law have led to prevailing gun cultures, especially in the Palestinian territories and in areas of Sudan.

03-02-06 - Russia can rectify US 'errors' in Middle East: Hamas Russia is in a position to rectify "errors" of US policy in the Middle East and advance a more balanced approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a senior member of the radical Palestinian group Hamas said

03-02-06 - Israel again authorises military exports to China

03-02-06 - Colo. Teacher Punished for Bush Comment

03-02-06 - U.S. Studies Lebanon's Military U.S. military officials have been quietly assessing Lebanon's military capability, making a general inventory of its army, air and naval forces, and suggesting reforms following a request last year from top Lebanese government officials.

03-02-06 - Syria accuses Israel of dumping nuclear waste on Golan Heights

03-02-06 - Israeli firm endorses Dubai port deal ?We are very comfortable calling at DP World?s Dubai ports,? Idan Ofer, chairman of Zim, wrote in a letter to Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), who has led criticism of the Bush administration for making the deal. ?We have not experienced a single security issue in these ports.?

03-02-06 - Dems target UAE for boycott The letter to President Bush, drafted this week by Reps. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), warns that the United Arab Emirates pledged millions last month to help the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority and is enforcing an Arab League boycott of Israel

03-02-06 - Israelis warned away from Jordan, Egypt The government?s Counter-Terrorism Unit reissued its long-standing travel advisory Thursday, citing new levels of terrorist activity in the two Arab countries. Israel has full relations with both countries.

03-02-06 - Scheuer: Israel of no U.S. concern Michael Scheuer, until 2004 the top analyst advising a CIA team hunting for Osama bin Laden, has become an ardent critic of U.S. support for Israel since his retirement.
He is one of many officials from the CIA who, after leaving office, became very vocal in their criticism of Israel.

03-02-06 - Israeli company under scrutiny for sale The Check Point sale is undergoing deeper scrutiny because of its owner?s ties to Israeli military intelligence and ties between Sourcefire?s founders and the U.S. National Security Agency.

03-02-06 - Would Iranian Nukes Only Kill Jews? A variation in the use of Palestinians as human shields by Israelis.

03-02-06 - U.N. Launches Anti-Semitism Investigation The letter, obtained by The Associated Press, follows the reprimand of a security guard for drawing swastikas on a log sheet knowing a guard from Israel would almost certainly see them. The guard also made Nazi-like salutes to his Israeli colleague.

03-02-06 - Costa Rica ignores soccer boycott calls The game had become a source of friction in Costa Rica, traditionally a staunch ally of Israel, with Jewish legislator Aida Faingezicht and the country?s main daily newspaper calling on the local football federation to cancel the game.

03-02-06 - Judge delays Al-Arian trial Federal prosecutors have not announced definitively whether they will try the 48-year-old Al-Arian again on charges that he raised money and supported the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group responsible for hundreds of deaths. But they have said in recent hearings that they are preparing for a second trial.


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