The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, June 24, 2006

News for 06-23-06

06-23-06 - Analysis: CIA program expands Bush's power A secret CIA-Treasury program to track financial records of millions of Americans is the latest installment in an expansion of executive authority in the name of fighting terrorism. The administration doesn't apologize for President Bush's aggressive take on presidential powers. Vice President Dick Cheney even boasts about it.

06-23-06 - 7 men charged in alleged U.S. terror plot

06-23-06 - No Iran nuclear suspension even after talks: official Iran is not considering a halt to its nuclear fuel program even after any negotiations with major powers, a senior Iranian official said on Friday.

06-23-06 - Iran negotiator says U.S. wants to topple govt-paper

06-23-06 - Officials: U.S. didn?t find WMDs, despite claims

06-23-06 - Annan says Iran response won't be soon

06-23-06 - Iran minister starts German visit

06-23-06 - Cheney Says He Might Testify in Leak Case Fitzgerald has revealed that Cheney was upset because Plame's husband _ former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson _ had accused the Bush administration of manipulating prewar intelligence to exaggerate the Iraqi threat from weapons of mass destruction. If you want to get a clear picture of this whole matter then you need to see The Dark Side episode of Frontline. Link is above.

06-23-06 - Iran to halt gasoline imports, impose rationing

06-23-06 - US Senate approves $70b war funding

06-23-06 - Is the NSA spying on U.S. Internet traffic? The room's tight security includes a biometric "mantrap" or highly sophisticated double door, secured with retinal and fingerprint scanners. The former workers say company supervisors told them that employees working inside the room were "monitoring network traffic" and that the room was being used by "a government agency."

06-23-06 - Military says ABC report based on old info The U.S. military on Friday declined to discuss specifics of a media report that it knew the locations of senior al-Qaida leaders' hideouts in Pakistan, but said the story was based on old information.

06-23-06 - A Plague on Both Their Houses the U.S. military was ? and is ? being used to cleanse the Middle East of Israel's Arab and Persian enemies and extend the Jewish state's influence as far from the Promised Land as Kurdistan. An interesting note about the Kurds and Israel can be found here, paragraph 12. See last night's news for more information about Israel and the Kurds.

06-23-06 - Today on CSPAN: Stephen Walt, Int'l Affairs Prof., & John Mearsheimer, Poltical Science Prof. Stephen Walt, International Affairs Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and, and John Mearsheimer, Poltical Science Professor at the University of Chicago, discuss lobbying for Israel. Scroll down page for the video from today's Washington Journal on CSPAN.

06-23-06 - Iraqi ambassador to Washington speaks out on terror, but not Israel Baghdad's first ambassador to the United States in 15 years dismisses any such talk as preliminary. In an interview with JTA last week, Sumaida'ie said he has no contact with Israeli diplomats in Washington, and that such things are not an immediate priority for his government.

06-23-06 - U.N. denounces secret detention centers John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in New York, strongly criticized Arbour. He said rather than singling out the United States or Israel, she should have focused instead on human rights problems in North Korea, Iran, Burma and Zimbabwe. Bolton - shill for Israel at the UN.

06-23-06 - Prophets in Their Own Land How to go from respected academic to anti-Semite?in one simple step A great read at The American Conservative. Please support this magazine if you can.

06-23-06 - An Idea Whose Time Has Come? by Patrick J. Buchanan it is a vast U.S. presence that Islamic peoples are taught is designed to steal their God-given resources and assist the Israelis in humiliating them and persecuting the Palestinians.

06-23-06 - Nukes and double standards

06-23-06 - Next Victim: Iran or North Korea? Few are aware that such a treaty was broached to Israel after the 1967 war. But a treaty would have required clearly defined international borders, and Israel would have no part of that. It turns out that the Israeli government was correct in concluding it could have the best of both possible worlds. Who needs a treaty when the president of the United States keeps referring to a U.S. commitment to spring to your defense?

06-23-06 - Patrick Fitzgerald One of the good guys.


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