The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

News for 06-26-06

06-26-06 - Ex-officials condemn US intelligence handling Former high-level US Government officials have denounced political pressure that they say intelligence services felt in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

06-26-06 - Germany urges Iran to respond on nuclear offer Germany's foreign minister said on Monday it was inconceivable that the six powers that made an offer of incentives to Iran to encourage it to give up uranium enrichment would wait another two months for a response.

06-26-06 - Intelligence Officers, Learn From History

06-26-06 - Is US planning large troop withdrawal in Iraq? Media reports say yes, but some leading GOP senators say it's too early to plan.

06-26-06 - Senate Takes on Prewar WMD Controversy--Sort of

06-26-06 - US lawmaker demands criminal prosecution of New York Times The Times was among a group of several US newspapers reporting Friday that the US government had secretly monitored scores of banking transactions around the globe since the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington in order to track suspected terrorists.

06-26-06 - Iraq Christians flee Baghdad for peace and hardship in Kurdistan There are believed to be around 800,000 Christians still in Iraq. Chaldean Catholics form the largest community. Many of those who could afford to do so have already fled the country since the fall of Saddam's regime in April 2003.

06-26-06 - Iran issues drugs threat "The West should have a lot to fear if Iran changes its policy," Maleki said, adding that Iran "cannot tolerate a selective attitude in contributing financial aid" to the war on drugs.

06-26-06 - U.S. to put Patriot interceptors in Japan Japan and the United States will deploy advanced Patriot interceptor missiles on American bases here for the first time, officials said Monday, just days after reports that North Korea may test a missile that could reach both nations.

06-26-06 - Islamic extremists hiding out in Lebanon: Assad Extremist Islamic groups with an ideology similar to al Qaeda have found shelter in Lebanon after escaping Syrian security forces hunting them, President Bashar al-Assad said in remarks published on Monday.

06-26-06 - Syria 'holds Swedish journalist' Reports in the Swedish media identified the journalist as Palestinian-born Rachid Alhajeh, 61.

06-26-06 - Annan: States must monitor arms supplies The nations that were most transparent were the United States and Germany. The least transparent were Bulgaria, Iran, Israel and North Korea.

06-26-06 - White House seeks Israeli soldier's release "There are a lot of different parties working to resolve the issue," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said. "But the bottom line is we call upon this individual to be released immediately."

06-26-06 - Nice video shows policing of the future Nice Systems, the Israeli firm trying to sell extreme surveillance software to the British police, has put out a promotional video depicting the way our friendly bobbies will police our communities a year from now - if they use its latest software.


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