The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

News for 07-18-06

07-18-06 - Where are the Christians? by Patrick J. Buchanan what Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people, to force them to do something they are powerless to do: disarm the gunmen among them. Such a policy violates international law and comports neither with our values nor our interests. It is un-American and un-Christian. He said as much on MSNBC's Joe Scarborough program. Pat Buchanan is the one of the very few in America that has the guts to speak the truth. God bless him.

07-18-06 - Israeli ground troops enter Lebanon

07-18-06 - 'Catastrophe' looms in Lebanon as Israel pushes offensive "The situation is both alarming and catastrophic. There are about 500,000 people displaced already. The situation is extreme" the representative of the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) in Beirut, Roberto Laurenti, told AFP.

07-18-06 - Lebanon condemns Israel 'madness' The 11 Lebanese soldiers were killed at a barracks east of Beirut. The Lebanese army has been ordered not to respond to the Israeli attacks. But Lebanese soldiers have now died in several strikes, including one on the port of Abdeh on Monday in which nine died.

07-18-06 - Amnesty Int'l: UN Should Send Mission to Lebanon and Israel to Investigate Attacks Against Civilians

07-18-06 - Israel Strikes Lebanon's Hapless Military

07-18-06 - American evacuees angry at Lebanon air strikes Barbara Betlouny, a 12-year resident in Lebanon, told of "endless day and night" bombing that wrecked Beirut's airport runways and nearby power plants after Hizbollah militants kidnapped and killed Israeli soldiers last week.

07-18-06 - Syria isolated but busy with refugees For a second day, Damascus ignored President Bush's expression of disgust with its regime - overheard by accident at the G-8 summit.

07-18-06 - US orders nine warships to waters off Lebanon The United States ordered nine warships to waters off the Lebanese coast amid fears of possible terrorist attacks on ships evacuating US nationals, officials said.

07-18-06 - ANALYSIS - Palestinians sidelined as war rages in Lebanon Israeli air raids on Lebanon have killed 230 people, while Hizbollah rockets have killed 12 Israelis.

07-18-06 - FBI eyes Hizbollah in US as tensions with Iran rise The FBI is trying to ferret out possible Hizbollah agents in the United States amid concerns that rising U.S.-Iranian tensions could trigger attacks on American soil, FBI officials said.

07-18-06 - Reserve batallions called up as Israel pushes for a new northern buffer zone

07-18-06 - Peace possible only after world powers 'deal with' Hezbollah: Bush

07-18-06 - Israel's Lebanon campaign goes beyond Hizbollah

07-18-06 - Bush: Syria trying to get back into Lebanon

07-18-06 - Rice will back demands for ceasefire - after a few more days of carnage

07-18-06 - United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah

07-18-06 - US Congress readies resolutions supporting Israel Naturally. One wonders what took our AIPAC servants so long?

07-18-06 - Grieving relatives want blame placed on Israel

07-18-06 - Senate expresses support for Israel The U.S. Senate supported Israel's right to "take appropriate action to deter aggression by terrorist groups and their state sponsors."
The non-binding resolution passed unanimously Tuesday night.
Why is this 'support' for Israel via legislation necessary on CAPITOL HILL of the UNITED STATES if what Israel is doing is just and right? These resolutions are AIPAC's way of reasurring itself that OUR representatives are still beholden to it. These are the measures taken to see who gets voted in come next election, and who does not.

07-18-06 - Tel Aviv plans 4-tier, intensifying offensive

07-18-06 - Energized Neocons Say Israel's Fight Is Washington's The effort to frame the current round of violence as part of a much larger struggle ? and Israel's role as Washington's most loyal front-line ally ? recalls the neoconservatives early reaction to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon

07-18-06 - Iran's Hizbollah says ready to attack US, Israel Iran's Hizbollah, which claims links to the Lebanese group of the same name, said on Tuesday it stood ready to attack Israeli and U.S. interests worldwide.

07-18-06 - Israel Violates US Law With Attack on Lebanon Israel is in violation of U.S. arms-control laws for deploying U.S.-made fighter planes, combat helicopters, and missiles to kill civilians and destroy Lebanon's infrastructure in the ongoing six-day devastation of that militarily weak country.

07-18-06 - Ayalon: Time is not right for Rice

07-18-06 - UN call for Middle East ceasefire

07-18-06 - Israel claims Iran link to crisis

07-18-06 - Blair defies backbench dissent with firm support for Olmert Tony Blair hardened his defence of Israel's actions yesterday in the face of allegations from the Liberal Democrats, and some Labour backbenchers, that Israel was involved in an unacceptable and systematic destruction of Lebanon's infrastructure.

07-18-06 - Widespread support for war among Israeli public

07-18-06 - Jews protesting Israeli actions arrested Seventeen Jews were arrested in front of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco after they protested Israeli military actions.

07-18-06 - The other Middle East war Mr Bush has acquiesced in Israeli unilateralism and then lost interest in Arab democracy when angry Palestinians elected the Islamist Hamas. Washington neocons used to argue that replacing Ba'athist tyranny with pluralist democracy would boost the chances for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.

07-18-06 - U.S. Bishops Call For Ceasefire and an End to The Cycle of Violence in The Middle East; Urge Greater Leadership from United States to Secure Peace Israel has a right to defend itself, but we cannot support its sweeping counterattacks on civilian areas, civilian infrastructure, blockades and other acts of war in Gaza and Lebanon. Punishment of an entire population for the indefensible acts of extreme armed factions is wrong and causes unjustified harm to noncombatants

07-18-06 - Iran, US in unlikely alliance to protect Persian artifacts from lawsuit Iran and the US Justice Department have formed an unlikely alliance to protect Persian artifacts from seizure in a lawsuit brought by victims of a terrorist attack in Israel.

07-18-06 - Israel, U.N. envoy disagree

07-18-06 - Pro-Israel rallies to take place worldwide The World Zionist Organization is planning pro-Israel rallies around the world over the next week. These rallies will not justify or negate the wholesale destruction of Lebanese civilian infrastructure or the killing of civilians by Israel.

07-18-06 - Israeli children sign their missiles 'with love'

07-18-06 - CAIR: U.S. Muslims To Ask That Bush Protect Relatives In Lebanon, Gaza


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