The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, May 29, 2006

News for 05-28-06

05-28-06 - Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV' Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.

05-28-06 - Russia opposes use of force against Iran The chief of Russia's security council said Sunday that Russia opposes any use of force against Iran over its controversial nuclear program, the Iranian state-run television reported.

05-28-06 - Iran, Russia agree to continue nuclear talks Russia and Iran wrapped up high-level talks on the Islamic republic's nuclear programme, with Tehran saying both sides agreed to continue negotiations and work towards a peaceful solution to the crisis.

05-28-06 - US lawmaker vows probe into Iraq civilian deaths A senior United States Republican Senator has vowed to hold hearings on US Marines' role in the deaths of up to two dozen Iraqi civilians last November, as a leading Democratic war critic alleged a military cover-up.

05-28-06 - U.S. uncertain on direct Iran nuke talks

05-28-06 - Iran Azeris protest over cartoon Someone trying to stir up things, mm?

05-28-06 - Iran and Iraq to Join to Seal Border Against Insurgents

05-28-06 - At least 1,000 British troops 'desert' since Iraq war, BBC reports

05-28-06 - Iran: U.S. will fail to spark unrest

05-28-06 - Violence flares on Lebanon-Israel border One Palestinian militant and a Hizbollah fighter were killed and two Lebanese civilians and another Israeli soldier were wounded in the fighting.

05-28-06 - Civilian deaths could fuel Taliban support Afghan officials and human rights activists say a U.S. airstrike that killed at least 16 civilians this month - possibly as many as 34 - undermines President Hamid Karzai and boosts support for the resurgent Taliban.

05-28-06 - Bloggers can shield sources, court rules

05-28-06 - A bit of good news from the US Congress This is not the first, nor will it be the last piece of bizarre anti-Palestinian legislation coming out of Congress. Its architect, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annually creates these "hoop jumping exercises" to test their strength and see how far they can push Congress. Look at the comments by Congressman Hinchey. Excellent.

05-28-06 - Review of Deadly Dogma: How Neoconservatives Broke the Law to Deceive America by Grant F. Smith As for Israel, "a priori devotion to Israel is a common denominator for all neoconservatives," Smith writes. Many of the neoconservatives were strongly pro-Likud Party and worked to restrategize Middle East policy on behalf of Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the Likud, shortly before he became Israeli prime minister. Support for Israel is the only explanation of why so many neoconservatives have risked violating US criminal law by passing on secret information to Israel.

05-28-06 - Punishment of Palestinians will create a crucible of trouble for the world what most shocks Arabs and Muslims is that it stems from a conscious political decision by the world's only superpower. First, they say, you give us Iraq, now on the brink of civil war. Then this: the starving of a whole people.

05-28-06 - Germans should stop feeling Holocaust guilt: Ahmadinejad "We say if the Holocaust happened, then the Europeans must accept the consequences and the price should not be paid by Palestine. If it did not happen, then the Jews must return to where they came from."


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