The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, July 16, 2006

News for 07-15-06

07-15-06 - US 'could be going bankrupt' A ballooning budget deficit and a pensions and welfare timebomb could send the economic superpower into insolvency, according to research by Professor Laurence Kotlikoff for the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, a leading constituent of the US Federal Reserve.

07-15-06 - Iran's leadership rejects freeze of sensitive nuclear work

07-15-06 - Israeli diplomat: Iran, Syria are playing with fire Israeli Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Israel would take into account retaliatory threats to American targets when deciding whether to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.

07-15-06 - Children die in convoy attack as Israel widens Lebanon assault Israel steeply escalated its military campaign against Hizbollah in Lebanon yesterday with a series of air strikes that left more than 35 civilians dead, including a single strike on a convoy of families fleeing the fighting in a village near Tyre in the south of the country that killed more than 20 people, most of them children. Abominable.

07-15-06 - Bush blocks Russia WTO bid in icy exchange Bush held Israel blameless for its punishing attacks in Lebanon and said it was up to the militant group Hezbollah to lay down its arms. Putin was critical of Israel's use of force and said the violence "should stop as soon as possible.".....Putin said he had the impression that Israel was "pursuing wider goals" than just the return of its soldiers. He did not elaborate.

07-15-06 - Lebanon calls on U.N. to broker truce Israeli warplanes demolished the last bridge on the main Beirut-Damascus highway - over the Litani River, six miles from the Syrian border - trying to complete their seal on Lebanon. The strike killed three civilians driving on the bridge....Fleeing refugees, including women and children, were hit on a road adjacent to the Lebanese-Israeli border in an apparent Israeli airstrike as they left the village of Marwaheen, which abuts the border. Two cars were aflame, and bodies were blown into an adjacent ravine. ..."They're peaceful people who were displaced. They were just fleeing the shelling. They were hit on the road, in their cars,"

07-15-06 - Foreign Companies Buy U.S. Roads, Bridges Wow.

07-15-06 - Lebanon: U.S. blocking call for cease-fire "It sends very wrong signals not only to the Lebanese people but to the Arab people, to all small nations that we are left to the might of Israel and nobody is doing anything,"

07-15-06 - Cost of Iraq to overtake Korea and Vietnam wars

07-15-06 - Fleeing Lebanon villagers caught in Israeli inferno Two little blackened hands could be seen still clutching the bread to the child's chest when U.N. peacekeepers recovered the corpse along with the bodies of some of the others. Bush refuses to condemn this. Just remember this next time Middle Easterners would scoff at our notion of 'democracy'.

07-15-06 - UNRWA reform discussed, but calls to disband agency rejected JINSA has long advocated for folding UNRWA into the U.N. High Commission for Refugees. Shoshana Bryen, JINSA's director of special projects, opened the session by saying the continued existence of an agency uniquely dedicated to Palestinians dispersed by the 1948 war, and their descendants, perpetuates a myth that Israel's creation was a mistake.
JINSA? The neocon outfit that pushed for the US to attack Iraq in the immediate aftermath of 911, is trying to get rid of UNRWA? Their Israel-first inclinations are bared for all to see.

07-15-06 - Bush demands Syria stop Hizbollah attacks President Bush demanded on Saturday that Syria rein in Hizbollah attacks on Israel but Russia's Vladimir Putin said Israel's military response should be "balanced." Bush is a puppet of the neocons. That's a shame, because his father did not appear to be. Israel's hold on this country has gotten far worse since then, seems.

07-15-06 - Israelis seal all exists - Americans TRAPPED in Lebanon

07-15-06 - Attention Deficit Americans Are Being Misled to War Israel?s American agents, the neoconservatives, have made it clear for years that their goal is to eliminate every Middle Eastern government that is not ruled by an American puppet friendly to Israel.

07-15-06 - Royal Navy ships head for Lebanon Britons with relatives in Lebanon told the BBC News website they feel let down by politicians and diplomats.

07-15-06 - Assad pledges Syrian help for Lebanon Syria will put its resources at the disposal of Lebanon to help cope with Israeli attacks devastating the country, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Lebanese President Emile Lahoud by phone on Saturday.

07-15-06 - Israel Makes Its 'Clean Break' How many more people in the Middle East have to die, have died, as a consequence of Israel's creation and intransigence?

07-15-06 - Britons prepare to evacuate The US State Department and the Pentagon are making arrangements to evacuate as many of the 25,000 Americans living or working in Lebanon who want to leave and take them to nearby Cyprus, possibly in a mass airlift

07-15-06 - In pictures: Voices from the streets of Beirut

07-15-06 - Israel kills Lebanese civilians A number of families were fleeing their village of Marwahin on the Israeli border when their convoy was struck by missiles on the coastal road to Tyre, a UN spokesman told the BBC. Local residents told al-Jazeera TV the villagers had been hit after being told to leave Marwahin by the Israelis and then refused shelter by the UN forces.

07-15-06 - Security Council Rebukes N. Korea

07-15-06 - Arab League declares Mideast peace process 'dead' On Friday, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak condemned Israeli military aggression in Lebanon but also indirectly criticized Hezbollah for harming Arab interests.

07-15-06 - No need for US forces in Lebanon conflict: US official

07-15-06 - Israel intelligence says Iranians helped Hezbollah attack ship; Iran denies it Elite Iranian troops helped Hezbollah fire a sophisticated radar-guided missile at an Israeli ship, Israeli officials said Saturday, describing an apparent surprise blow by militants who had been using only low-technology weapons. Is this kind of like the mine Hamas supposedly planted on the Gaza beach?....

07-15-06 - Iran's Ahmadinejad compares Israel to Hitler

07-15-06 - Israel acting in self-defence, says Howard Those fleeing civilians which included children Israel bombed were clearly a threat to Israel.

07-15-06 - Saudi king holds talks with Iran's top security official Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has held talks with Iran's top national security official Ali Larijani, expected to focus on the conflict in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.

07-15-06 - Crisis seen as chance to reshape Mideast Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said Israel wants not just to stop Hamas and Hezbollah from firing rockets into Israel, but to force the total disarmament of Hezbollah -- a well-organized military group that operates as a state-within-a-state in southern Lebanon alongside the weak Lebanese government -- and to win strong international action against Iran and Syria. Even more broadly, he said, Israel wants to build international consensus that armed groups should not be allowed to run in elections Israel dictates what kind of democracy those in the Middle East may have.

07-15-06 - It's war by any other name It all started on July 12 when Israel troops were ambushed on Lebanon's side of the border with Israel.

07-15-06 - Eyewitnesses: IAF struck Syrian targets near Lebanon border

07-15-06 - Neocons accuse Bush of appeasement in face of N Korea and Iran threat Richard Perle, a former adviser to the Pentagon and advocate of the Iraq war, is among those charging the administration with appeasement.

07-15-06 - Journalists attacked in southern Lebanon

07-15-06 - U.S. Muslims Condemn Israeli 'Massacre' of Lebanese Civilians

07-15-06 - Israel's response risks its security

07-15-06 - Should the United States send military peacekeepers to the Middle East to help quell the recent escalation in violence?

07-15-06 - Becoming Israel's greatest enemy The Qassams mostly needle the Israelis, like pinpricks in the ankles of a giant, taunting him to stamp back with his big, US-issue army boots.
The Katyushas are like poisoned arrows. They drive him mad.

07-15-06 - U.S. Christian organizations back Lebanon operation Jewish and pro-Israel Christian groups in both Israel and the United States voiced a chorus of support for the Israel Defense Forces' actions yesterday, the second day of fighting on the northern border. That's ironic given the 106 civilians Israel has killed in Lebanon thus far and given that Lebanon is 40 percent Christian according to the CIA World Factbook. This is that OTHER form of anti-Semitism. Pro-Israelis find it acceptable.

07-15-06 - Robert Fisk: From my home, I saw what the 'war on terror' meant

07-15-06 - The very portrait of a neocon

07-15-06 - Lieberman suspects Iran is behind Hezbollah actions Neocon.

07-15-06 - Jewish groups join coalition lobbying to legalize immigrants Jewish groups joined a broad, faith-based coalition lobbying Congress to allow undocumented immigrants legalization opportunities. Hypocrisy.

07-15-06 - Time for America to put its diplomatic muscle where its mouth is Yet even now, as Israel is laying waste to our country with guns and missiles paid for with US tax dollars, and as American-made bombs are raining down on our cities, we are still clinging to the same values and ideals that the Bush administration has promoted: We want life, liberty and happiness; we want democracy, sovereignty, freedom and independence. This from a Lebanese newspaper.


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