The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

News for 07-24-06

07-24-06 - Iran activist 'snubs White House' In a speech last week in Washington DC, he also criticised US policy in Iraq, saying: "You cannot bring democracy to a country by attacking it".

07-24-06 - Mideast violence may raise odds of US attack: experts The Bush administration's tacit support for Israeli military strikes on Lebanon may have increased the danger of militant retaliation against the United States and U.S. interests abroad, some experts say.

07-24-06 - Huada, 8, a Lebanese girl, sits on her bed at the Hariri hospital in Beirut after she was injured in an Israeli air raid

07-24-06 - Scale of the human crisis emerges

07-24-06 - Israeli shell hits UN post in S. Lebanon An Israeli tank shell hit a position run by U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon on Monday, wounding four Ghanaian soldiers, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said.

07-24-06 - British arms exports to Israel double in a year Lebanon's president accused Israel on Monday of using phosphorous bombs in its attacks, Reuters news agency reported from Paris. "According to the Geneva Convention, when they use phosphorous bombs and laser bombs, is that allowed against civilians and children?" President Emile Lahoud asked on France's RFI radio. An Israeli military spokeswoman said: "Everything the Israeli defence forces are using is legitimate".

07-24-06 - How to Help in Lebanon

07-24-06 - Red Cross ambulances destroyed in Israeli air strike on rescue mission The ambulance headlamps were on, the blue light overhead was flashing, and another light illuminated the Red Cross flag when the first Israeli missile hit, shearing off the right leg of the man on the stretcher inside. As he lay screaming beneath fire and smoke, patients and ambulance workers scrambled for safety, crawling over glass in the dark. Then another missile hit the second ambulance. Wow.

07-24-06 - Israel to get U.S. "bunker buster" bombs - report The United States will soon provide Israel with some 100 "bunker buster" bombs to kill the leader of Lebanon's Hizbollah guerrilla group and destroy its trenches, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Monday. There's no reason to believe that Israel will not use them on civilians. A move by our government that's sure to help win the battle for 'hearts and minds' in that part of the world.

07-24-06 - From Lebanon, dead Indian returns home A resident of Kendrapara district in Orissa, 40-year-old Swain was killed in Lebanon last week when Israeli bombs hit the glass factory he was working in.

07-24-06 - Israel accused of using cluster grenades Human Rights Watch said it had taken photos of cluster grenades stored by Israeli artillery teams on the Israel-Lebanon border and that a cluster grenade attack on Wednesday killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians in the village of Blida.

07-24-06 - Dodd promises "bruising" fight over Bolton "The problems still persist. Many ambassadors at the U.N. feel he hasn't done a good job there," said Dodd, who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee. "It's polarized the situation."

07-24-06 - No hiding place for those caught up in bombing While Israeli missiles continue to strike vehicles full of desperate refugees fleeing their villages in south Lebanon, Israel is also accused of targeting a large number of homes and office buildings used only by civilians....."We've investigated the results of air campaigns in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and the pattern here is different. They're hitting civilians time and time again," Peter Bouckaert, a long-serving Human Rights Watch investigator

07-24-06 - Injured Lebanese with a foreign passports wait for their evacuation out of Lebanon, in a hotel at the southern coastal Lebanon city of Tyre,

07-24-06 - Nations say many foreigners trapped in Lebanon

07-24-06 - U.S. has given lives for Israel Mr. Gutmann's claim that Israel's wars were fought "without the loss of a single American GI" shows that he has forgotten quite a few. In June of 1967 Israeli forces attacked the USS Liberty, killing 34 of my shipmates

07-24-06 - Compensation claim against Lebanese gov't in works Attorneys Yehudah Talmon, Yoram Dantziger, and Nitzah Libai preparing symbolic lawsuit to be presented in US against Lebanese government for compensation to be paid to Israeli businesses, citizens for war damages Unbelievably audacious.

07-24-06 - ASEAN criticises Israel, calls for ceasefire "We are gravely concerned over the deteriorating situation and the escalation of violence in the Middle East, particularly the disproportionate, indiscriminate and excessive use of force by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Lebanon," they said in a statement.

07-24-06 - Evacuees say food in Lebanon scarce as UN aid begins

07-24-06 - UN envoy slams Israel's attacks as more Aussies flee

07-24-06 - A Palestinian child holds up a poster showing an Israeli child writing on rockets being fired into Lebanon by the Israeli army, during a rally

07-24-06 - US Muslim group launches care package drive for Lebanon A US Muslim civil rights group called for the country's faithful of all religions to collect humanitarian relief supplies to help war-torn Lebanon and the Palestinians. The world must (again) send aid due to yet another humanitarian crisis created by Israel. Next, the world will be asked to help rebuild that which Israel has destroyed. Israel itself never takes responsibility for the havoc it wreaks down on her neighbors.

07-24-06 - Canadians divided over PM's pro-Israel position And this from a country where any citizen that questions the Holocaust is thrown into the hoosegow.

07-24-06 - Iraqis Find Rare Unity in Condemning Israel Condemnation of Israel's actions in Lebanon and of the United States as the Jewish state's backer has emerged as a rare bridge issue, cutting across political, ethnic and religious lines....Saying that the U.S. seeks to control oil fields in southern Iraq, Mashadani added, "America didn't come to the country for our sake. America came with a pure Zionist agenda."

07-24-06 - US unveils 30 mln dollar aid package for Lebanon Deduct it from the billions in aid we give to Israel. For, how much more money will Israel's wanton destruction in the Middle East cost the hardworking American people?

07-24-06 - US Arab group sues Rice, Rumsfeld over Lebanon evacuation In their suit against US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld filed in a Detroit, Michigan federal court, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) asked the court to order the government to stop shipping weapons to Israel as long as US citizens remain in danger inside Lebanon.

07-24-06 - Lebanese open up homes for refugees "She does all she can to make us feel at home. She's like a mother to us." ...Mrs Azar is Christian and the families staying in her house are Shia Muslim, but they say religion does not come into their relationship - they are all Lebanese.

07-24-06 - A bridge linking the capital Beirut to south Lebanon is destroyed after Israeli air strikes

07-24-06 - Two Israeli helicopter pilots killed in crash

07-24-06 - To the Israel-supporters who are defending Israel's wanton destruction in Lebanon

07-24-06 - Born-again allies, France and US unite over Lebanon h Washington and Paris have accused Hizbollah of provoking the Jewish state and leaving Lebanon -- a French-speaking Middle East state with historical ties to France -- to bear the brunt of Israel's riposte.

07-24-06 - US Complicit in Destruction of Lebanon What we are witnessing in the Middle East is the unfolding of the neocon plan to destroy all vestiges of Arab/Muslim independence and to remove all opposition to Israel's agenda.

07-24-06 - A Cypriot sailor holds 8-month-old Lebanese baby Maryam Sroor, who was seriously wounded with burns on her neck and fingers when her family car was struck by an Israeli warplane missile as they were fleeing

07-24-06 - Robert Fisk: A war crime? For the second time in eight days, the Israelis committed a war crime yesterday. They ordered the villagers of Taire, near the border, to leave their homes and then - as their convoy of cars and minibuses obediently trailed northwards - the Israeli air force fired a missile into the rear minibus, killing three refugees and seriously wounding 13 other civilians. The rocket that killed them is believed to have been a Hellfire missile made by Lockheed Martin in Florida.

07-24-06 - the roof of a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance destroyed in what they say was an Israeli airstrike

07-24-06 - We are defending our sovereignty In the context of the continued occupation, detention of prisoners and repeated Israeli attacks and incursions into Lebanese territory, the capture of the Israeli soldiers was entirely legitimate.

07-24-06 - Rice flies in as plans for coalition force take shape Israeli officials have signalled that they expected no pressure from the US to curtail military operations for another week to 10 days.

07-24-06 - Israel says any deal must include block on Syria supplying arms to Hizbullah

07-24-06 - Israel launches PR offensive to counter critics Israel launched a major public relations offensive to try to tell the world why it will not silence its guns in Lebanon despite international calls for a ceasefire and mounting concern about the plight of civilians. Good luck. Only those with a passionate attachment to Israel are going to condone Israel's wanton destruction in Lebanon. But their cohorts in the American media have made sure that Americans remain in the dark; par for the course.

07-24-06 - Lebanese Fatmeh Ali, 12, right, receives a gift for her birthday from a relative at a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon

07-24-06 - US sees Lebanon conflict through 'war on terror' context And former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu drove home the point publicly in a Wall Street Journal commentary published Saturday, when he explained why Israel bombed not only Hezbollah targets, but Lebanese civilian infrastructure as well. "At stake in the current operation is not only Israel's security, Lebanon's democratic future, and stability in the region, but a central principle in the war on terror," he wrote.
"Soon after September 11 (2001), president Bush made clear that America would no longer make a distinction between the terrorists and the regimes that harbor them.
Thus does Netanyahu label the Lebanese civilians that Israel has killed as 'regimes that harbor them'. To which I would reply. And Netanyahu has demonstrated once more that Israel is exploiting our 911 tragedy for its own purposes, attempting to use IT as a shield for their crimes, much like they exploit the Holocaust for the same gain.

07-24-06 - McCloskey bucks GOP, backs Democrat Since McCloskey has been critical of Israel in the past, one wonders how much money AIPAC has poured into Pombo's campaign.

07-24-06 - Orthodox Jews Demand End to Zionist Atrocities in the Middle East The State of "Israel" does not speak in the name of Jews, they have stolen the name "Israel" from the Jewish people. Jews are commanded to be loyal citizens in every country in which they reside.

07-24-06 - AP's John Roderick recalls 1940s Lebanon The extremist Stern Gang ? embittered by the memories of Hitler's Holocaust and its just-ended war with a coalition of the Arab states, violently opposed the idea of a state composed of its so recent enemies. Its gunmen ambushed Bernadotte's jeep in Jerusalem, killing him and his French aide, Col. Andre Serot, who had been my dinner guest the night before.

07-24-06 - Protests continue in India over Israeli attack on Lebanon Hundreds of activists of the separatist women's group Dukthran-E-Millat took to the streets here on Monday to protest Israeli attack on Lebanon.

07-24-06 - Reporters in Lebanon and Israel Describe Work -- and Dangers Nissenbaum said reporters have even gotten close enough to the front lines to actually catch the Israeli military in a bit of an exaggeration, when they announced they had taken a Lebanese town. "We were standing on a hilltop overlooking the valley and it was clear they hadn't," Nissenbaum said of the city that was eventually captured.

07-24-06 - Israeli and Lebanese Journalists Debate on Kurtz Show MELHEM: All I can tell you is that the Lebanese see it again as an attempt to keep them in the dark, to keep the Lebanese people in the dark, maybe to keep the Hezbollah leadership in the dark. That could be one of the crazy reasons why the Israelis attack these reputable independent media. So in essence, they are mobilizing the whole Lebanese population against them.

07-24-06 - Suggestions for Condi "What Israel is doing today in Lebanon is in effect the killing of hostages," Brzezinski said. And the US government enabled the military campaign "by abandoning the tradition of being a negotiator to a promise of complete partiality."

07-24-06 - Groups quiet on stem-cell research as Bush goes to the boards for Israel "The first concern of the Jewish community now is and should be Israel," said Ira Forman, executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.

07-24-06 - Lebanese protesters hold anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli banners, during a protest against the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

07-24-06 - Lebanese will never knuckle under to Israelis

07-24-06 - Testing time for Haifa's Arabs

07-24-06 - US Mideast plan 'preposterous'

07-24-06 - Will Turkey Follow Israel's Lead? A note on the Kurds

07-24-06 - Israel vs. the U.S. ? A Pointed Reminder This four-part investigation by Carl Cameron broadcast by Fox News in mid-December, 2001, was taken down from the Fox web site days after it appeared, and in the past the company has gone after anyone who has posted it online, but now, due to the miracle of YouTube, it?s available again ? and more important than ever.

07-24-06 - In Politicians' Pro-Israel Din, Arab Americans Go Unheard There is nothing groundbreaking about the outpouring of support. When Israel endured missile attacks from Iraq during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Congress unanimously passed resolutions of support. For years, Democrats and Republicans have burnished their pro-Israel credentials to court Jewish voters. About 6.2 million Americans are Jews, the Census Bureau says. How do the interests of the OTHER Americans fit into all of this? Who do our representatives represent?

07-24-06 - Jewish lawmakers honor Israeli air force U.S. Jewish lawmakers honored the Israeli air force in the midst of its bombardment of Lebanon. HONOR THEM FOR WHAT?? THIS? That's one of the HUNDREDS of civilians Israel has killed by dropping bombs or shooting missiles at CIVILIANS. This is a disgrace.

07-24-06 - Illinois Delegation Visits Israel to Encourage U.S. Expansion by Israeli Homeland Security Companies The Israelization of America continues.

07-24-06 - Senate committee approves anti-missile project A U.S. Senate committee approved $25 million for an American-Israeli project to develop a new missile system.


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