The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, July 22, 2006

News for 07-21-06

07-21-06 - US troops in Iraq kill 5, including child The US military says troops in Iraq have killed two suspected insurgents, two women and a child when they called in air support during a raid on an alleged hide-out north of Baghdad

07-21-06 - France, UK, Germany produce new UN Iran resolution The European draft "decides" that Iran "shall suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development and suspend the construction of a reactor moderated by heavy water."

07-21-06 - Iran signals nuclear intentions Iran has warned it will change its nuclear policies if states urging it to suspend nuclear enrichment carry out threats against the country.

07-21-06 - Hezbollah defies Israeli pressure Four Israeli soldiers, part of an operation searching for Hezbollah militants, bases and weapons, were killed in clashes in southern Lebanon near the Israeli border on Thursday

07-21-06 - They put the 86 corpses into plain wood caskets. Many were just big enough to fit a small child "Most of the casualties are women and children," he said. "They (Israel) are not letting us save them. Ambulances aren't allowed into areas after they are shelled."..."I have been an ambulance worker for 15 years and I have never seen it like this before"

07-21-06 - Israel gears up for ground war Israeli commanders plan to clear a 1.5km-wide zone on the Lebanese side of the border, where there are a series of well-fortified Hizbullah positions, a senior Israeli official said. Thousands of Israeli reservists were being called up.

07-21-06 - Merkel strongly rejects Iranian leader's letter

07-21-06 - Coffins containing the bodies of Lebanese victims are laid in a mass grave in the southern Lebanon city of Tyre

07-21-06 - Grim proof ordinary folk are dying in the killing zone Judging by the list of actual targets hit so far, what Israeli security experts term "the target bank" includes, in practice, civilian homes, minibuses and cars, as terrified families try to run away.

07-21-06 - US judge refuses to toss out domestic spying suit against AT and T A federal judge denied a demand by US officials that a domestic spying lawsuit against telecom giant AT and T be thrown out in the interest of national security.

07-21-06 - Mideast Conflict Boosts Chances of Iran-US Showdown

07-21-06 - Ahmad Ali lies in a bed, with his legs amputated, as his wife reacts next to him, at a hospital in Beirut

07-21-06 - Israel warns Lebanese to flee Israel warned Lebanese civilians to leave border villages on Friday and called up 3,000 reserves in a possible prelude to a ground offensive that would expand its 10-day-old campaign against Hizbollah guerrillas.

07-21-06 - No, this is not 'our war' by Patrick J. Buchanan No, Kenny boy, we are not "all Israelis." Some of us still think of ourselves as Americans, first, last and always. And, no, Mr. Kristol, this is not "our war." It's your war.

07-21-06 - U.S. marines carry a child at Larnaca port of Cyprus

07-21-06 - Israel claims nearly 100 Hizbollah fighters killed Lieutenant-General Dan Halutz did not say how the army had arrived at the numbe

07-21-06 - France, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation accords

07-21-06 - U.S. EXCLUSIVE: Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad on U.S. Foreign Policy, the Resistance in Iraq, Syrian-Lebanese Relations and More Israel occupied the Golan in 1967, and the United States, in spite of Security Council Resolutions 242, 338, has allowed that occupation to stand, as it has allowed the occupation of Palestinian territories to stand for the last 39 years. The United States allowed Israel to occupy Lebanon, Southern Lebanon, for 22 years, and occupy the Palestinian territories for 39 years. But yet our government has pushed Lebanon to implement UNSC resolution 1559 which called for an end to Syrian occupation thereof. To my knowledge, Israel has never implemented any of the scores of UN resolutions that she is in violation of. Nor has the US asked her to.

07-21-06 - Scared Lebanese shift anger to Israel Hizbollah, backed by Iran and Syria, says demands for it to disarm are part of a U.S. agenda that aims to secure Israel's northern border, thus giving the Jewish state free reign against the Palestinians.

07-21-06 - Bush and Congress hardline support for Israel further isolates U.S.A. President George W. Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, now backed by Congress, is threatening to isolate the United States even further from the rest of the world. It is also putting the administration at odds with governments in the Middle East that it is simultaneously trying to prop up and sowing increasing anger across the Arab world.
So then, how exactly is it in AMERICA's best interest to give unconditional support to Israel after it has engaged in the destruction of civilian life and infrastructure? When is the AMERICAN NATIONAL INTEREST ever going to be considered by American politicians, talk show hosts, and the MSM?

07-21-06 - UN members press for Lebanon truce and humanitarian access to civilians "Regrettably, the inaction of the Security Council has only further bolstered Israel's perception that it is immune from the law and that it will not be held accountable for its illegal actions,"

07-21-06 - Israel set war plan more than a year ago Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago

07-21-06 - Saddam pins war on Bush, pro-Israel lobby Saddam Hussein said in a letter released Friday that President Bush and pro- Israel groups lied to Americans to justify the Iraq war, and he added that Iran "and its agents" helped facilitate the aggression.

07-21-06 - Israel may win this battle but she will lose the war

07-21-06 - Rice to present diplomacy plan for Lebanon

07-21-06 - Annan warns Israel on invasion; urges Syria, Iran to join talks UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned that an Israeli invasion of Lebanon would see a dramatic escalation of Hezbollah attacks and said Syria and Iran should be involved in resolving the crisis.

07-21-06 - The Israel Resolution by Rep. Ron Paul of TX It is very easy to criticize the Government of Lebanon for not doing more about Hezbollah. I object to terrorism committed by Hezbollah because I am a strong opponent to all violence on all sides. But I also object to the unreasonable accusations that the Government of Lebanon has not done enough, when we realize that Israel occupied southern Lebanon for 18 years and was not able to neutralize Hezbollah. Ron Paul - one of the good guys.

07-21-06 - Canada Asks Israel About Ship Attack Report

07-21-06 - VIDEO - Matthews, Buchanan slam neocons for Mideast 'warmongering' Pat Buchanan giving them hell. A must see :)

07-21-06 - Hezbollah leader apologizes for attack's child victims

07-21-06 - A Handful of Neocons Are Instigating a Wider War the neoconservatives are frantically and shrilly demanding that Bush join Israel in military attacks on Syria and Iran in order to "build democracy" and to clear the Middle East of any opposition to Israel's unbridled self-interest.

07-21-06 - Israeli choppers collide near Lebanon

07-21-06 - Analysis: could Israel face war crimes charges? "In principle a whole range of people from the Israeli Prime Minister, through senior generals down to air force or artillery gunners could be guilty of war crimes," Israeli forces napalmed US sailors, and when they were done doing that they then torpedoed that ship in an attack by air and by sea that lasted for 75 minutes. They committed war crimes in the process that have gone unpunished to this day. This attack, and the behavior by the US government and by the American media prove something crucial: that America is Israeli-occupied territory. Israel can kill Americans and get away with it. And again.

07-21-06 - More US warships off Lebanon The USS Trenton, the USS Whidbey Island and a chartered vessel called the Rahma were in line to bring out up to 4,200 people from Beirut over the course of the day Friday, said Colonel Gary Keck.

07-21-06 - On the spot: Lebanese dead lie in rubble You won't find these stories in the mainstream media in America. Why is that? Because the Israeli lobby and its sympathizers or those it has coerced therein want you to believe that Israel is targeting Hezbollah only. This is clearly not the case.

07-21-06 - Caritas Lebanon slams milk factory attack "The Israeli Army is making the situation even worse for Lebanese civilians by targeting warehouses and factories,"

07-21-06 - America Held Hostage - It's day 10 ? and Israel is still threatening the lives of 25,000 Americans in Lebanon Individuals within the State Department, I am told, have been reluctant to create an impression that the Israeli assault on Lebanon is as bad as it is or that civilian U.S. citizens are being threatened by U.S. ally Israel


07-21-06 - Battered Lebanon counts the cost of Israeli onslaught Infrastructure damage will cost 'billions of dollars to repair'

07-21-06 - Hezbollah Captures 2 Israeli Soldiers The militant group Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers during clashes Wednesday across the border in southern Lebanon

07-21-06 - 'Hizbullah is doing more for our cause than any Arab government has ever done'

07-21-06 - 'Why is there not a murmur of protest from Washington?' It is the height of hypocrisy for the Bush administration to make so much effort to find the killers of Hariri, and then stand back and do nothing when hundreds of Lebanese civilians are massacred by Israel.

07-21-06 - An Open Letter to American Churches Regarding the Escalating Conflict in the Middle East "Christian" Ruth Lautt would appear to be justifying the killing of civilians. It's not very "Christian" of you, "Sr". It has slipped from the dear "Sr."'s attention that Israel has fired on those civilians that Israel has told to flee - killing children in the process.

07-21-06 - In Russia, linking of Jewish issues with democracy is no longer a given "It is certain that the authorities are trying to limit the influence from abroad played by various non-governmental organizations, although fears that this might somehow affect Jewish organizations have not materialized yet," Does Russia seek to block the presence of a strong pro-Israeli lobby (like the one in the US)?

07-21-06 - Blair dismisses Archbishop's ceasefire call

07-21-06 - Late night calls from Israel spook jittery Lebanese "My grandmother got two calls at 5 and 6 in the morning saying the Israeli state would not stop the attacks and asking everyone to leave the area south of the Litani," said one woman who is stranded in Sidon. "She slammed the phone down."

07-21-06 - Why Hezbollah is Winning... So Far In the short run, the question may be which runs out first, Hezbollah?s supply of rockets or the world?s patience with Israel bombing the helpless state of Lebanon. If the latter continues much longer, the Lebanese government may collapse, undoing one of America?s few recent successes in the Islamic world.

07-21-06 - Few Editorials Find Fault with the Bombing of Beirut The editorial response is all the more scandalous because this is not some distant conflict where America is merely a third party. The U.S. is Israel?s prime (sometimes virtually its only) major ally, and the funder or producer of much of the armaments landing on Lebanon ? though you?d never know of this special link from reading most of these editorials.

07-21-06 - Protests against Israel in Berlin, Cairo and Amman

07-21-06 - Iron Maiden Singer Airlifts 200 Beirut Evacuees


07-21-06 - Arab world deeply split over Hezbollah Key Arab allies of the United States, predominantly Sunni countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt, fear the rising power of Shiites in the region: Hezbollah militants who virtually control southern Lebanon, Iraq's majority Shiite government, and - most worrisome - the Shiite theocracy that has run Iran for decades.....On Thursday, Iraqis staged an anti-Israel protest with banners reading "Shiites and Sunnis unite" in the city of Samarra, where the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February brought the country to the brink of civil war.

07-21-06 - Pro-Israeli media 'watchdog' CAMERA goes on the rampage The 7-minute interview by NPR of Mearsheimer and Walt, the authors of the study "The Israel Lobby", has CAMERA's BVDs in a bunch. The interview was, according to CAMERA, an indulgence in "anti-Israel and anti-Jewish defamation". Findley is called rabidly anti-Israel, and they played the David Duke card at the end there. In short, the Israeli lobby proved Mearsheimer and Walt right ONCE MORE.

07-21-06 - Reports Aussies injured in Lebanon, DFAT investigates I wonder how many Americans have been injured or killed in Israel's attack on Lebanon? You can be sure, if there are such casualties, our media will totally ignore them.


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