The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, July 17, 2006

News for 07-16-06

07-16-06 - Iran expects Russian, Chinese support in nuclear crisis Iran has said that it was still counting on support from Russia and China over its disputed nuclear programme, and warned the referral of the issue back to the UN Security Council would derail any possible negotiations.

07-16-06 - Iran calls Western incentives acceptable

07-16-06 - Canadian family with four children killed in Lebanon Seven Canadians from the same Montreal family, including four young children, were killed in Lebanon on Sunday when Israeli aircraft bombed a house in the south of the country, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said

07-16-06 - Hizbollah rockets hit Haifa Hizbollah rockets killed eight people in the Israeli city of Haifa on Sunday and bombs shook Beirut as Israel pursued a five-day-old assault in Lebanon aimed at crippling the Shi'ite Muslim group. ...Hizbollah said the attack was retaliation for Israel's killing of civilians and destruction of Lebanese infrastructure.

07-16-06 - Iran warns Israel of 'unimaginable losses' if Syria hit

07-16-06 - U.S. military fears outcome of rape trial Given the seriousness of the allegations, U.S. officials believe a vigorous prosecution is essential and punishment should be severe if the five U.S. soldiers and one former soldier are convicted.

07-16-06 - Israel blames Hizbullah after Canadian deaths Naturally.

07-16-06 - Korea resolution will help U.N. face Iran A unanimous U.N. Security Council vote to condemn North Korea's missile launches has set an important precedent and strengthened the powerful U.N. body as it turns to its next challenge: confronting Iran's suspect nuclear program, diplomats said.

07-16-06 - G8 summit calls on Israel to halt Mideast offensive However they did not specifically identify Iran and Syria as backers of the militants, as the United States had been pushing for, referring only to Hamas and Hezbollah "and those that support them."

07-16-06 - Israel kills 60 in strikes as Hezbollah vows no limits

07-16-06 - As the bombs rain down, a refugee crisis unfolds on the streets of Beirut "Those who were able to flee went to the UN base, where they were asked to leave. I think that after the Qana massacres in 1996, when civilians were bombed after they took shelter in UN headquarters, the UN does not want to be responsible for the lives of civilians ... I am afraid massacres will keep happening as long as Israeli actions are unchecked."

Do you know who did the Qana massacres?

07-16-06 - Bush says Israel has every right to defend itself Two-year-old Karim Qobeisi is treated in hospital in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh in Lebanon, Sunday, after he was injured during an Israeli airstrike whilst in his house, according to his father who was also injured

07-16-06 - Rice: Weighing trip to promote Middle East peace US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she may soon travel to the Middle East to help broker an end to the violence there and warned against settling for a temporary truce.

07-16-06 - 'We feel the world has left us to be slaughtered' "Israel is using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians,"

07-16-06 - A competent military force that should not be underestimated, experts say "Hizbullah is the second or third most competent military force in the region, after Israel and Iran."

07-16-06 - Hezbollah leader boasts of 'complete strength and power,' denies Iran link Speaking on the militant group's Al-Manar television station, Nasrallah denied an Israeli accusation that it was receiving help from Iran that included advanced missiles.

07-16-06 - Last-minute talks in Lebanon amid fears of ground invasion

07-16-06 - 8 Israelis<-->8 Canadians - Why doesn't Canada bomb Israel?

07-16-06 - Bush defends Israel as leaders struggle for Mideast response

07-16-06 - Israel escalates bombardment of Beirut Airstrikes reduced entire apartment buildings to rubble and knocked out electricity in swaths of the Lebanese capital Sunday as Israel dramatically escalated the ferocity of its campaign after Hezbollah rockets hit the northern city of Haifa.

07-16-06 - Syria vows to respond directly to any Israel strike "There is a possibility that one of the rockets was made in Syria," Overheard in the Israel/neocon breakroom -"Syria, Iran, Syria.. Syria it is! Yesterday it was Iran that fired the missle at the ship, today it must by Syria behind the rockets!"

07-16-06 - The west must recognise that Israel's agenda is in conflict with its own If so, it might become apparent that far from wanting a partner with which to negotiate, the Israeli government is acting with the specific intention of forestalling that possibility. There is nothing particularly new in this...In the case of the current crisis, it is no accident that it occurred at precisely the moment when the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, was gaining the upper hand in the latest round of that struggle. By using the threat of a referendum to force Hamas to accept the existence of Israel as the basis for a final settlement, Abbas had created the most promising opening for peace in six years

07-16-06 - Strikes Are Called Part of Broad Strategy For Israel, the goal is to eliminate Hezbollah as a security threat -- or altogether, the sources said.

07-16-06 - Ex-Israeli official praising Hezbollah, HAMAS operations creates controversy The former military official stated that he would be proud if these military operations were under his supervision.

07-16-06 - Bush: Hezbollah must stop attacking President Bush called on Hezbollah ?to lay down its arms and to stop attacking? Israel.

07-16-06 - Iran said deep in Lebanon The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Sunday quoted an unnamed Iranian military official as saying his country had stationed 200 advisers in Lebanon to help Hezbollah fight Israel.

07-16-06 - U.S. approves Nasrallah hit Maariv reported Monday that Washington officials had discreetly given a "big, flashing green light" to Israel to continue targeting Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in its attacks on Lebanon.
That'll go over well in Iraq, I'm guessing.

07-16-06 - Government Monitored Anti-War Group E-Mails

07-16-06 - 21 Americans evacuated from Lebanon

07-16-06 - Will We Go to War for Israel? Listening to Newt Gingrich bloviate on Meet the Press, advocating U.S. intervention on Israel's behalf against Syria and Iran ? and the pathetic Joe "Me Too" Biden effectively agreeing with him ? one can only wonder how or why anybody listens to these crazies.

07-16-06 - Diplomatic efforts underway in Middle East The United Nations, the European Union and Italy pushed ahead with separate efforts Sunday to try to end the fighting between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah.

07-16-06 - Israeli protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Israel's offensives in Lebanon

07-16-06 - Bush: Israel has a right to defend herself against fleeing refugee children.

07-16-06 - American Jews mobilize for Israel Representatives of major Jewish organizations will meet with senior administration officials in Washington on Thursday to discuss the situation in the Middle East and to express support for Israel's actions in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. They evidently have no interest in what's best for the American people, and no interest in any of the 100+ civilians that Israel has killed in the last few days.

07-16-06 - G8 blames Mid-East 'extremists'

07-16-06 - Let's face it, it's WWIII, Gingrich says Gingrich is a neocon.

07-16-06 - Americans Want U.S. Out of Mid-East War Many adults in the United States believe their government should not become involved in the current dispute between Israel and its neighbours, according to a poll by SurveyUSA. 55 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should not attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, and 84 per cent reject a military intervention.

07-16-06 - Wildly disproportionate attack on Lebanon seems like pretext to confront Iran, says Linda McQuaig The U.S. and Israel, on the other hand, are very keen to attack Iran. In a recent series of articles in New Yorker magazine, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has detailed Washington's plans to attack Iran. Israel has called Iran a "major threat" that "must be stopped" from developing nuclear weapons

07-16-06 - Pope condemns Israel-Lebanon attacks "But neither the terrorist acts nor the reprisals, above all when there are tragic consequences for the civilian population, can be justified."

07-16-06 - Rice tells Israel US concerned about casualties

07-16-06 - Rocket attacks and responsibility If Britain had launched an all-out attack on the civilian population of Ireland in its pursuit of the IRA, would there be peace in Ireland now?

07-16-06 - We're Being Set Up for Wider War in the Middle East Despite questions of dual loyalties, neocons hold high positions in the Bush regime. Ten years ago these architects of American foreign and military policy spelled out how they would use deception to achieve "important Israeli strategic objectives" in the Middle East There are no 'dual' loyalties. There's only one nation to which these neocons are loyal: Israel.


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