The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, March 05, 2006

News for 03-04-06

03-04-06 - Halliburton Eyed for Dubai Ports Deal According to the New York Daily News, which first reported the new White House strategy on Saturday, "one snag may be that sources say the U.S. company best equipped to partner with DP World is Halliburton, once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney."

03-04-06 - IAEA meeting on Iran a prelude to Security Council event: US But Rice said there was no need to rush to sanctions. "Nobody has said that we have to rush immediately to sanctions of some kind," she said.

03-04-06 - Iran invites foreign bids for offshore gas field

03-04-06 - China to Increase Military Budget to $35B Beijing's true military spending is believed to be as high as several times the reported figure, which doesn't include weapons purchases and other key items.

03-04-06 - Bush, Putin Confer by Phone on Hamas, Iran Bush took the call from Putin, lasting little more than 15 minutes, in the cabin of Air Force One and "reiterated the importance of the Quartet statement, which calls for Hamas to renounce violence, recognize Israel and disarm," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. Because all things Hamas are of the utmost importance to the national security of the United States, right?..

03-04-06 - Hamas Praises Russian Mediation Efforts In an apparent attempt to avoid further damage to relations with Israel, Putin will not meet the Palestinian delegation. The visitors will instead only take a sightseeing tour of the Kremlin on Sunday.

03-04-06 - Diplomats say EU rejected Iranian offer on atom crisis During crisis talks with EU powers over its nuclear activities, Iran offered a two-year moratorium on industrial-scale nuclear fuel enrichment while continuing its nuclear research, diplomats said.

03-04-06 - Gulf states reluctant to get drawn into Iran-US row Atwan, who edits the pan-Arab daily Al-Quds al-Arabi, said the United States was unable to reach common ground with the Gulf states on Iran because it was making "demands impossible to fulfill."

03-04-06 - The neocon temptation by Patrick J. Buchanan And so the president is now being offered a way out by his neocon counselors: escalate.

03-04-06 - Bush says no objections to Iranian gas pipeline to Pakistan, India "Our beef with Iran is not the pipeline, our beef with Iran is in fact they want to develop a nuclear weapon and I believe a nuclear weapon in the hands of the Iranians will be very dangerous for all of us," Bush told a joint news conference with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

03-04-06 - PM attacked on Iraq 'God' remarks Reg Keys, whose son was killed in Iraq, said Mr Blair was "using God as a get-out for total strategic failure" and his comments were "abhorrent".

03-04-06 - Arab League Plans to Open Office in Iraq

03-04-06 - Pro-Israel Lobbying Group Roiled by Prosecution of Two Ex-Officials But the question of dual loyalty, to the United States and to Israel, became touchy after the investigation was revealed. At last year's conference, the group broke with tradition and did not sing the Israeli national anthem. Dual loyalty? I don't see it. I see loyalty to one nation - and it ain't this one.

03-04-06 - Hamas Victory Has Changed Everything Nothing was left but the good old democracy pretense, which worked well until Palestinians cast their vote on that critical day in late January. The majority voted for Hamas, not because of its Islamic agenda, but because of its uncompromising anti-corruption platform, its stance on Palestinian rights, and the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.

03-04-06 - Lebanon leaders close on fate of Palestinian arms "The leaders are close to reaching an agreement on the issue of Palestinian militants' arms outside the refugee camps," the source told Reuters without elaboration.

03-04-06 - Hamas victory 'complete fiasco' for US: Primakov He said it was "wrong" for the West to continue to treat Hamas as a terrorist organization in light of the election, "wrong" to demand immediate formal recognition of Israel and "wrong to starve them financially" as the United States has said it intends to do.

03-04-06 - Israeli interrogation tactics put on trial in US courtroom Deutsche said he would be introducing reports by the Israeli Supreme Court, the US State Department, United Nations Committee on Torture, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch detailing how torture was a government-sanctioned practice of the Israeli security forces at the time of Salah's arrest.

03-04-06 - New Actors on the Middle East Scene America's gross bias in Israel's favour -- together with the war in Iraq eagerly promoted by the neo-conservatives -- has contributed to fuelling unprecedented hostility to the United States throughout the Arab and Muslim world....In intervening directly in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Vladimir Putin's Russia is challenging America's monopoly of the peace process while seeking to regain the influence it once had in a vital region not far from its southern borders

03-04-06 - Daniel Pipes - Civil War in Iraq would not be that bad for our interests Pipes is the neocon whom that infamous Danish editor evidently worshipped.

03-04-06 - Israeli leaders to address AIPAC The main issue on the agenda will be the call to isolate the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority. AIPAC is supporting tough legislation in Congress, intended to cut off direct financial aid to the PA and to limit the possibility of supplying humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. A non-binding resolution with similar language has already been approved overwhelmingly by both chambers of Congress. The binding bill is expected to be voted on in the next weeks. AIPAC is also working tirelessly to promote legislation against Iran and to make sure that the administration and Congress remain firm on their opposition to an Iranian nuclear program.

03-04-06 - Russia gets Hamas to honor truce

03-04-06 - In Tape, al-Zawahri Blasts Cartoons He complained that the previous Palestinian leadership had "sold Palestine."

03-04-06 - Teacher stands by work "In the view of Palestinians, who are the real terrorists?" Bennish asked at one point. "The Israelis, who fire missiles that they purchase from the United States government into Palestinian neighborhoods of refugees and maybe kill a terrorist but also kill innocent women and children."

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