The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, July 14, 2006

News for 07-13-06

07-13-06 - Iranian president warns Israel about Syria Iran's president warned Israel against extending its offensive in Lebanon to neighboring Syria, saying such a move would be regarded as an attack on the whole Islamic world and be met with a "crushing response," the official Iranian news agency said Friday.

07-13-06 - U.S. Government Increasingly Blocking Entry at the Border Because of Ideology, ACLU Says The ideological exclusion provision permits the government to exclude anyone from the country who, in the government?s view, "endorses or espouses" terrorism or "persuades others" to support terrorism. While the provision is nominally directed at terrorism, the government appears to be using the provision to censor and manipulate debate, said the ACLU.
One groups gets a free pass (amnesty) while others get barred for ideological reasons.

07-13-06 - Bush defends Israel actions, Russia condemns attacks Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced both Israel's attack on Lebanon and its operations against the Palestinian territories.

07-13-06 - Israel imposes blockade on Lebanon Israel on Thursday imposed a sea and air blockade on Lebanon to cut off supply routes to Lebanese militants, the Israeli military said.

07-13-06 - Extremist group: We kidnapped 2 Palestinians An extremist organization called the ?Gilad Shalhevet Brigades? claimed it kidnapped two Palestinians, residents of the Jerusalem area. In a statement issued by the groups it was said that the hostages will be released only in exchange for the Israeli soldiers abducted in Gaza and Lebanon. The Israelis "kidnap" Palestinians all of the time. It's where the neocons in the Pentagon got the idea for Guantanamo bay (administrative detention).

07-13-06 - Israel intensifies attacks against Lebanon Among the Lebanese dead were a family of 10 and another family of seven, killed when strikes hit their homes in the southern village of Dweir. Israel aims to spread some more of its 'democracy'.

07-13-06 - Israel tightens Lebanon blockade Israeli air strikes and shelling have already killed at least 55 Lebanese civilians since the two soldiers were captured in a cross-border raid on Wednesday, while a barrage of Hizbollah rocket fire into northern Israel has killed two Israeli civilians and wounded 95.

07-13-06 - US unwavering in support of Israel, raps Syria, Iran At the United Nations, the United States concentrated on stifling criticism of Israel -- vetoing a Security Council resolution calling for a halt to military operations against Hamas in Gaza -- sparked by the kidnap of an Israeli soldier on June 25. US ambassador John Bolton said the veto was a response to the "unbalanced" nature of the draft text which he argued laid a disproportionate amount of blame on Israel for the current crisis in the region
Here is one reason why our government overwhelmingly supports Israel (to the detriment of American citizens), and the other.

07-13-06 - Dozens killed as Israel bombs Lebanon

07-13-06 - US vetoes UN resolution urging end to Israeli attacks in Gaza John Bolton is as giddy as a schoolgirl in the photo that accompanies the article. He is beside himself with delight that he can prove his loyalty to Israel.

07-13-06 - World oil prices hit new records as Israel bombs Lebanon

07-13-06 - Lebanon asks Security Council to impose cease-fire

07-13-06 - Western incentives for Iran released

07-13-06 - 50 more civilians die as leaflets warn residents to avoid areas 'frequented by Hizbullah' Sustained air strikes in South Lebanon killed at least 55 civilians, including more than 15 children, and wounded 100 people, security sources said.

07-13-06 - Israel / Lebanon: End attacks against civilians immediately "Israel must put an immediate end to attacks against civilians and against civilian infrastructure in Lebanon, which constitute collective punishment. Israel must also respect the principle of proportionality when targeting any military objectives or civilian objectives that may be used for military purposes,"

07-13-06 - South Lebanon feels brunt of Israeli attacks "The youngest one, Safat, was just 6 months old. Is a 6-month-old baby a resistance fighter? What happened is a crime," he says, as other mourners sitting on plastic seats outside his home nodded quietly in agreement.

07-13-06 - Defiant Iran threatens to quit nuclear treaty

07-13-06 - Lebanese Tremors Rock Syria "I feel angry. Ninety-five percent of the Palestinian prisoners held by Israel are innocent civilians, including women and children. Nobody says a word about this. But when three Israeli armed soldiers are detained, this is such a big crime, and everyone is outraged. Is this justice?"

07-13-06 - The ghosts of Suez Before the invasion of Egypt, British military chiefs were drafting plans for action against Israel

07-13-06 - Jewish groups launch 'full-court press' to support IsraelĀ“s retaliatory strikes They were approached, he said, with an eye toward influencing members of key United Nations committees that "might be in a position to vote on matters of the Middle East."...Foxman said he had just approved another ad to run in an American paper, thanking Bush for his support.....AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, said it is focusing its efforts on Washington's halls of power. REad the article. It's the Israeli lobby in action. These folks prove the study right on a daily basis.

07-13-06 - Bush Faces Major Choice Amid Israeli Escalation Say where are is the concern by Bolton and the neocons for the Lebanese now? Remember their feigned concern for the assassination of Hariri? When Israel is doing the killing, they fall silent. The hypocrisy is not lost on the world.

07-13-06 - Former CIA Officer Sues Cheney Over Leak

07-13-06 - AJC Welcomes U.S. Veto at UN Security Council The American Jewish Committee expressed its deep appreciation to the Bush Administration for the position taken by the United States at the United Nations Security Council today Naturally.

07-13-06 - Lebanese fear Israel's offensive Initially, I thought Israel's reactions in destroying Hezbollah positions and escape routes were appropriate. But the killing of civilians and the bombing of civilian installations, including the airport, is completely unjustified and excessive.

07-13-06 - Bush to tell Putin of democracy concerns Putin will in turn laugh is cojones off at the sheer hypocrisy of the Bush administration in light of Israel's recent actions in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories where scores of Arab civilians have been bombed to smithereens - with US tax dollars and with the blessing of the US veto at the UN today.

07-13-06 - Harper sides firmly with Israel, 'onus' on hostage-takers to stop the conflict Canada - Israel's newest occupied territory - weighs in.

07-13-06 - Arab leaders scramble to contain Mideast crisis

07-13-06 - EU blasts Israel for disproportionate use of force in Lebanon

07-13-06 - Ahmadinejad says 'Zionists' are 'most detested' people in humanity

07-13-06 - Bush opens Germany-Russia trip amid Middle East violence US President George W. Bush arrived in Germany on his way to a summit of wealthy countries in Russia amid nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea and flaring Middle East violence.

07-13-06 - Lebanese brace for Israel's signature strategy: collective punishment

07-13-06 - UN chief sends team to deal with 'major crisis' in Mideast UNITED NATIONS Saying the Mideast is in a "major crisis," the head of the United Nations will send three officials there to try to restore calm.

07-13-06 - ADL Urges European Leaders to Stand With Israel Against Hezbollah and Hamas Meanwhile, Israel has killed almost fifty civilians in Lebanon.

07-13-06 - Syria opens borders to tourists fleeing Lebanon

07-13-06 - Syrian envoy asks US to impose restraint on Israel Syria's ambassador to the United States urged Washington on Thursday to impose restraint on its ally Israel and push for the resumption of peace talks amid escalating violence in the Middle East.

07-13-06 - Israel crisis hits world markets

07-13-06 - Bush's indifference drives conflict The Bush administration alone can rein in Israel. Its reluctance to do so may mean there is no quick end to the fighting - and even less chance that Washington will be trusted in the longer term to forge a just and lasting regional settlement.

07-13-06 - US Gets a 'Dose of Its Own Medicine' From China "What goes around, comes around," says an Asian diplomat, who points out that the United States has exercised its veto over 35 times to protect Israel from Security Council condemnation.

07-13-06 - Bad Cop, Worse Cop According to the Forward, a Jewish weekly paper, the White House "appears to have dropped any objections to Israeli efforts to topple the Palestinian Authority's democratically elected Hamas government."


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