The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, March 16, 2006

News for 03-15-06

03-15-06 - Iraqis Say 11 People Killed in U.S. Raid U.S. forces flattened a house during a raid north of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing 11 people ? mostly women and children, while insurgent attacks elsewhere left five dead, police and relatives said. Photo 1 Photo 2 Looks just like Palestine.

03-15-06 - Bolton compares Iran threat to Sept 11 attacks Iran will soon be found to have 'ties to Al Qaeda' next. Same sh&t, different nation being targeted by neocons for war.

03-15-06 - Iraq Edges Closer to Open Civil Warfare

03-15-06 - British Officer Contends Iraq War Illegal "If the U.K. is not entitled in international law to use force against Iraq, the flight lieutenant is entitled to say to this tribunal: 'I hold that belief honestly, and in these circumstances it's my duty to disobey these orders.'"

03-15-06 - Bush Reaffirms Ties With Leading Neocons Part of an interlocking network of neoconservative-dominated groups that include the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Security Policy, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Committee on the Present Danger, which it founded, FDD has also tried to build support here for "regime change" in Syria and Iran.

03-15-06 - U.S. general says no proof Iran behind Iraq arms The United States does not have proof that Iran's government is responsible for the presence of Iranian weapons and military personnel in Iraq, the top U.S. military officer said on Tuesday.

03-15-06 - 2,600 Minnesota National Guardsmen prepare for largest post-WW II deployment They are part of a 4,000-member deployment.

03-15-06 - UN-Iran discussion mirrors Iraq debate Three years after the Bush administration pressed the Security Council to act on Iraq's weapons programs or face independent US action against the Baghdad regime, the UN is witnessing a strikingly similar conversation. Moreover, some experts warn that dallying by the council could prompt the US to eventually act outside the UN.

03-15-06 - Iran and Bird Flu: The Perfect Casus Belli? This theory is kind of out there.

03-15-06 - General: long-term bases? While the Bush administration has downplayed prospects for permanent U.S. bases in Iraq, Gen. John Abizaid told a House subcommittee he could not rule that out. Our ambassador to Iraq had this to say in an article from three days ago : "We want Iraq to stand on its own feet, we have no goal of establishing permanent bases here,"

03-15-06 - Norquist group faces challenge for Abramoff ties An ethics watchdog asked the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday to revoke the tax-exempt status of a conservative group for helping disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff secretly fund an anti-casino campaign that benefited his clients.

03-15-06 - Jordan monarch warns against strike on Iran Jordan's King Abdullah II warned in an interview with AFP that any military operation on Iran would cause the situation in the region "to explode".

03-15-06 - US court told Israel subjected American detainees to "traumas" In order to undermine Salah's claims, the prosecution called two agents of the Israeli Security Agency who took part in Salah's 1993 interrogations.
The six and a half days of testimony were held behind closed doors, but a transcript edited of classified information will be made available to the public in a few weeks.
Disguised agents of a foreign government are allowed to give testimony in private at a trial of a US citizen. I forget which country I am in for a minute. What happened to America?

03-15-06 - Repression of Arabs fuels unrest in Iran Unrest among ethnic Arabs in this remote capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province bordering southern Iraq presents Iran with its most serious domestic security threat since the 1979 Islamic revolution, just as discussion in Washington about Iran's myriad internal ethnic and religious divisions reaches fever pitch.

03-15-06 - DPW to sell off all its US ports Dubai Ports World (DPW) has confirmed it intends to sell all its US port operations to an American buyer within four to six months.

03-15-06 - U.S. Looks to Toughen Policy Toward Iran With Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (news, bio, voting record) serving as the chief architect, the Iran Freedom Support Act was introduced more than a year ago. Ros-Lehtinen is an Israel-firster.


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