The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

News for 03-14-06

03-14-06 - Jordan Indicts Eight in Hotel Bombings Among those indicted by Jordan's military prosecutor was Sajida Mubarak al-Rishawi, a woman who was meant to be one of four Iraqi suicide bombers but fled when her explosives belt failed to detonate.

03-14-06 - DeLay Gets Court to Halt, Void Subpoenas

03-14-06 - Iran Leader: Nuclear Path 'Irreversible'

03-14-06 - West seeks UN pressure on Iran Russia and China, uneasy about involving the Security Council, are still wary over the statement the United States, France and Britain want the 15-member body to adopt. "We have some difficulty with the elements," China's U.N. ambassador Wang Guangya told reporters

03-14-06 - Bush ready to initiate 'regime change' for the mullahs US officials are privately cockahoop that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's new president, has "played into their hands" by threatening to eliminate Israel and by denying the Holocaust. That played a crucial role in bolstering EU nations, in particular Germany, to abandon misgivings over the Bush administration and work with it to confront Iran.

03-14-06 - UN must get tough on Iran, says Rice

03-14-06 - High alert along northern border Israel blames the Lebanese government for the planned Hezbollah attack. The IDF says Beirut must regain its composure, take control of what is going on in southern Lebanon and allow its army to patrol the Lebanese-Israeli border.

03-14-06 - Former Labour MP Tony Benn on how Britain Secretly Helped Israel Build Its Nuclear Arsenal I knew Michael Michaels very well. I went through my diary, which is about 17 million words long, and picked out every reference to him. And I had good grounds for not trusting him. But I had no idea of this, of course, at all. And he was doing it behind the back of ministers, and he undoubtedly did assist Israel and was intended to assist Israel, because I believe after he retired, he was given a job by the Israeli government. So there could be little doubt that that was what it was about.

03-14-06 - Russia, Syria will push Hamas on road map: Lavrov Russia and Syria are both trying to persuade the Palestinian group Hamas to fulfil steps laid out in the road map toward Middle East peace, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.

03-14-06 - Lebanon to disarm Palestinians outside camps Berri said the leaders backed a government decision to disarm Palestinians outside refugee camps in six months and to "tackle the issue of the arms inside the camps," while also pledging to improve Palestinian living conditions in Lebanon.....The politicians also agreed to consider the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms border area Lebanese land, even though the United Nations says it belongs to Syria. Israel seized the tiny pocket of land in the 1967 Middle East War.

03-14-06 - US misinterpreted Iraqi compliance with UN inspectors

03-14-06 - Arab League head accuses UK, US in raid Moussa said he was in touch with Arab and international leaders, including U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, to "bring a swift and complete end to this dangerous and strange (Israeli) intervention".

03-14-06 - UN probe of Hariri killing uncovers plot details

03-14-06 - American arrested with arms in Iraq, official says The Joint Coordination Center between the U.S. and Iraqi military in Tikrit said the man, whom it described as a security contractor working for a private company, possessed explosives which were found in his car. It said he was arrested on Tuesday.

03-14-06 - Dealing with Iran's nuclear ambitions: four approaches *

03-14-06 - US monitoring Israel's Iran options The sources pointed out that it is clear that Israel would have to coordinate with the US forces air control any attempt to fly over Iraq on the way to Iran, if Israel chooses to attack using the shortest route. Last week, former Israeli Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon said in Washington that the West does have a military option against Iran and that a joint US-NATO-Israeli air strike against dozens of nuclear facilities in Iran could set back Teheran's nuclear programs for several years. ...One of the questions Pentagon analysts are grappling with is how an Israeli attack - if launched - would affect the US and its forces in the region and whether it would force the US to follow with further strikes in order to complete the mission. The US is also discussing what could be the possible avenues of retaliation Iran would take against US's forces and interests in the region.

03-14-06 - Syria, Lebanon to pay for Danish embassy damages

03-14-06 - Deja Vu All Over Iran So let?s look precisely at what course that is. In the past few weeks, we?ve seen the Bush administration create a brand-new Office of Iranian Affairs at the State Department, which looks suspiciously like a step toward creating the Iraq war planning office at the Pentagon called the Office of Special Plans. No word yet on whether the Department of Defense plans to create a parallel Office of Iranian Affairs, but it can?t be far behind

03-14-06 - US Abuses, Sense of Irony Missing in Rights Report "The sad reality is that because of the (George W.) Bush administration's haughty unilateralism and its mockery of international prohibitions on torture, most of the rest of the world no longer takes the U.S. seriously on human rights matters."

03-14-06 - Top US evangelist targets Islam "These people are crazed fanatics," Pot, this is the kettle calling..

03-14-06 - U.S. bungled cases against terror suspects

03-14-06 - Syria kills 'Islamist militants'

03-14-06 - Panic in Davos world by Patrick J. Buchanan What Barnes calls paleo-conservatism is the conservatism of the common man, rooted in tradition and wisdom born of experience. It is not the Big Government, open-borders, free-trade, interventionist, globaloney of the neo-cons and their Rebel in Chief.


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