The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, June 23, 2006

News for 06-22-06

06-22-06 - US accuses Iran over Iraqi Shias Although the US has no evidence that Iranians were operating directly in Iraq, Gen Casey said "surrogates" regularly attacked US troops......He suggested that Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas were also likely to be involved in training Iraqi militias.

06-22-06 - Official: 7 held in terror probe in Miami The official told The Associated Press the alleged plotters were mainly Americans with no apparent ties to al-Qaida or other foreign terrorist organizations

06-22-06 - Iran defiant over call for nuclear halt Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meanwhile warned Iran "not to cross the line," saying it would be "intolerable" for its arch enemy to have nuclear arms.

06-22-06 - US presses Iran for nuclear reply Stephen Hadley said it would be "helpful" to have a response before a cycle of G8 meetings began on 29 June.

06-22-06 - Senate panel OKs $160M for vet monitoring

06-22-06 - Iraq chemical weapons too old to use: US intelligence officials They said all chemical weapons found since 2003 were produced before the 1991 Gulf War and they had no evidence Saddam was producing or stockpiling chemical weapons after that...."We would characterize these recovered munitions as being consistent with weapons that have been not maintained, that have not been part of an organized inventory," he said.

06-22-06 - New intel report reignites Iraq arms fight The newly declassified military intelligence report was released Wednesday by National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. Santorum and Hoekstra had urged him to release report this week during congressional debates on Iraq.

06-22-06 - Frontline: The Dark Side You may now watch this program for free online at the PBS website.

06-22-06 - Victims' Families Say Gov't Secrecy Keeping 9/11 Truth Hidden The families are especially angry that the TSA refuses to give them information that was given to the lawyers for convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, including about 150,000 FBI interviews of witnesses and several thousand CDs.

06-22-06 - Pre-launch strike on N. Korea unlikely The U.S. suggested Thursday it has limited ability to shoot a North Korean missile out of the sky and spurned suggestions of a pre-emptive strike on the ground. Still, it warned the Koreans would pay a cost for a missile launch.

06-22-06 - Cheney warns of Iraq domino effect

06-22-06 - Russia and China pressure N. Korea over missiles

06-22-06 - Is Iran studying North Korea's nuclear moves?

06-22-06 - In Iraq war vote, Democrats fail

06-22-06 - Red Cross grants membership to Israel, Palestinians Jaafari questioned how the Red Crescent would actually be able to operate given Israeli restrictions on the movement of Palestinians.

06-22-06 - Israeli police investigating contractors In December, an investigative report by another daily, Yediot Ahronot, alleged that a number of private Israeli companies won contracts to provide security services to the Kurdish government in Iraq. The report said Israelis who had served in elite military combat units were teaching anti-terrorism methods to the Kurds.

06-22-06 - Israeli firms probed for illegal dealings in Iraq: report Since 2004, Israeli firms operating in northern Iraq, including Michaels and Kodo, have been ordered to cease their activities because of threats of terrorism. It's been known for a while now that Israel has been helping to arm and train the Kurds of northern Iraq.

06-22-06 - Excerpts from Bush news conference We talked about Israel and Palestine. I assured the leaders here that my position is firm, and that is I envision two states living side by side in peace.

06-22-06 - Time not right for embassy in Lebanon: Syria

06-22-06 - US and EU voice concern at Russia's policies They also noted that Russia's international policies too often ran contrary to theirs, citing the debate over sanctions against Iran, the question of dealing with the radical ruling Hamas movement in the Palestinian territories and Russian President Vladimir Putin's support for Belarus's authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko

06-22-06 - Pro-Israel Donors Rally For Joe, as Left Takes Aim Morris Amitay, founder of the pro-Israel Washington Political Action Committee said his committee already had donated the legal limit to the Lieberman campaign and would support him in the event of an independent candidacy. What a surprise?! Lieberman would appear to be a neocon.

06-22-06 - Illinois, Israel sign cooperation agreement The agreement, signed by Chief Scientist Eli Opper and Illinois State Senator Jeffrey Schoenberg, comes during a week long visit to the country by an Illinois delegation aimed at encouraging Israeli homeland security companies to expand their operations in the US state The Israelization of America continues.

06-22-06 - Study shows divide between Muslims, West "In the Western countries, the Muslims are to blame," said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center. "In the Muslim countries and among Muslim minorities in Europe, the Western people are to blame."


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