The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, March 12, 2006

News for 03-11-06

03-11-06 - No One Knows How Many Iraqis Have Died Despite such snapshots, the overall number of Iraqi civilians and soldiers killed since the U.S.-led invasion in spring 2003 remains murky. Bloodshed has worsened each year, pushing the Iraqi death toll into the tens of thousands. But no one knows the exact toll

03-11-06 - Official: Iraq may still seek WMDs Paul Pillar, who until last year was in charge of intelligence assessments for the Middle East, said the CIA warned the Bush administration before the Iraq invasion in 2003 that a change of regimes would not necessarily solve any WMD problem.

03-11-06 - Haig: Vietnam Mistakes Repeated in Iraq "Every asset of the nation must be applied to the conflict to bring about a quick and successful outcome, or don't do it," Haig said.

03-11-06 - Iran Threatens to Use Oil in Nuke Standoff Iran is the No. 2 producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries after Saudi Arabia. It also lies on one side of the narrow Strait of Hormuz, a key passage for most of the crude oil shipped from the Persian Gulf nations.

03-11-06 - Bush warns Iran over meddling in Iraq

03-11-06 - Washington seeks explanation for Spain's Syria talks Washington is demanding to know why Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos held a meeting in Damascus with his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Mouallem.

03-11-06 - Security Council Considers Iran Proposals Britain, France and the United States are seeking a tough statement aimed at pressuring Iran, while Russia wants the council to remain in the background. China is believed to side with Russia.

03-11-06 - Russia woos Muslim world with guns and diplomatic roses Another Western bugbear -- Syria -- will be allowed into Russia's diplomatic limelight this week when Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem meet in Moscow.

03-11-06 - $25,000 to Lobby Group Is Tied to Access to Bush But the transaction adds new details to what is known about how Mr. Abramoff used his links to well-connected conservatives to establish himself among his lobbying clients as having access to the highest levels of power in Washington.

03-11-06 - March 9: Western sources: Iran has another secret nuke channel The source of the document, as well as the centrifuges that Iran uses to enrich uranium, is apparently the network established by Pakistani nuclear arms pioneer Abdul Khader Khan, who admitted to assisting a number of Islamic countries with their nuclear programs.

03-11-06 - German spy probe to include CIA "kidnap," flights

03-11-06 - CPT Release: CPT Release: We Mourn the Loss of Tom Fox

03-11-06 - Merkel meets Mubarak on Iran nuclear issue, Middle East peace

03-11-06 - Wasted Chances and Dire Portents

03-11-06 - REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK In past years, Aipac conferences celebrated Israel's military, economic, cultural and technological might, while underscoring its vulnerability in the face of regional threats. This year, there was very little celebrating. The focus was on the threats, on the dangers facing Israel and on Aipac's role as a bulwark to help fend them off. Such a focus works best to rally and consolidate member support, said a former Aipac lobbyist. "Nothing works better than gevalt," quipped the former Aipac staffer, using the Yiddish expression for alarm or dismay


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