The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

News for 03-20-06

03-20-06 - FBI agent warned of possible hijacking before September 11 An FBI agent testified that he warned his bosses about Zacarias Moussaoui 70 times before the September 11 attacks, and raised fears he planned to hijack an airliner.

03-20-06 - Transcript of Q and A with President Bush to the City Club of Cleveland But now that I'm on Iran, the threat to Iran, of course -- (applause) -- the threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace; it's a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel, Just remember this when Bush denies that Israel was a factor in any future ME wars, like he did with regard to the war on Iraq.

03-20-06 - Before and After Abu Ghraib, a U.S. Unit Abused Detainees The abuses at Camp Nama continued despite warnings beginning in August 2003 from an Army investigator and American intelligence and law enforcement officials in Iraq. The C.I.A. was concerned enough to bar its personnel from Camp Nama that August.

03-20-06 - Iranian President Wants West to Apologize President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday said the West should apologize to Iran for accusing it of trying to develop a nuclear weapons program and said his country would continue to resist international pressure to halt its nuclear energy program.

03-20-06 - Bush warns Iran on Israel US President George W. Bush said he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel.

03-20-06 - Pro-Israel lobby in U.S. under attack. "The thrust of U.S. policy in the region derives almost entirely from domestic politics, and especially the activities of the 'Israel Lobby'. Other special-interest groups have managed to skew foreign policy, but no lobby has managed to divert it as far from what the national interest would suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that U.S. interests and those of the other country - in this case, Israel -- are essentially identical," they add. The American news wire UPI picks up the story about the study of the Israeli Lobby. Nobody else has, save for some of the rightwing pro-Israeli outfits who have embarked on the expected smear campaign in response thereof.

03-20-06 - The Lobby : Why is American policy in the Middle East

03-20-06 - Bush Using Straw-Man Arguments in Speeches

03-20-06 - Russia lashes out at US national strategy Washington has also been worried about Russia's ties with Iran and its attempts to boost its diplomatic presence in the Middle East by courting Syria and radical Muslim group Hamas in the wake of its Palestinian election win.

03-20-06 - Hizbollah vows to free detainees, land from Israel Hizbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Monday that the guerrilla group would in time free all Lebanese people held in Israeli jails and liberate Lebanese land it says is still occupied by the Jewish state.

03-20-06 - Iraqi turmoil puts Mideast on edge

03-20-06 - A Collapsing Presidency The Bush neocons are bent on war with Iran. They don't want any talks. In their books, neocons have demonized Muslims in the same way that the Nazis demonized Jews. Demonization makes talks impossible.

03-20-06 - Jordan confines Palestinian refugees from Iraq in camps Fearing that large numbers of Palestinian refugees from Iraq might seek refuge in Jordan from persecution through Shiite militia, Jordan closed its borders with Iraq tody.

03-20-06 - China hopes to enhance cooperation with Russia on Middle East issue China on Monday said it hopes to further cooperate with Russia in promoting peace in the Middle East.

03-20-06 - John Ashcroft, Lobbyist: "Let the Earnings Soar" he's begun signing up a roster of deep-pocketed clients, such as Israel Aircraft Industries International, an Israeli aerospace company going toe-to-toe with Boeing over billions in military contracts

03-20-06 - Court denies Israeli spy Pollard's appeal His case, which initially strained relations between the United States and Israel, has become a cause celebre for some Jewish groups in the United States and for his supporters in Israel, who believe Pollard passed information that Israel should have been given by the United States.

03-20-06 - Iraq war names intoned Approximately two dozen people gathered at the Reform movementĀ“s rabbinical seminary in New York to honor those killed in the Iraq war.

03-20-06 - Emirates Aided Kin of Palestinian Militants In the last four years the United Arab Emirates has provided substantial financial support, through its Red Crescent Society, to families of Palestinians, militants as well as civilians, who have been wounded or killed by Israeli forces, according to Red Crescent documents....The documents contain no evidence that the Emirates provided direct aid to armed militant groups.

03-20-06 - Abdullah of Jordan fears Middle East religious war On the Palestinian territories the king said he was "worried over the creation of a viable state. I think that if two years from now such a state has not been created, there will be nothing left to negotiate.


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