The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

News for 07-25-06

07-25-06 - Iran stays defiant on uranium enrichment

07-25-06 - Harris Poll: Despite News Reports, More Americans Believe Iraq Had WMD Sixty-four percent(64%) say it is true that Saddam Hussein had strong links to Al Qaeda (the same as 64% in February 2005). Wow.

07-25-06 - Deadly Israel raid on UN post overshadows Lebanon crisis meet The deaths, which UN chief Kofi Annan said were the result of Israel's "apparently deliberate targeting" of a UN post, also drew a strong protest from France, whose officers currently command the nearly 30-year-old UN force....."There were 14 other Israeli firings close to this position by the Israeli side and the firing continued during the UNIFIL rescue,"

07-25-06 - Israeli raid kills family of seven as Lebanon toll nears 400 The seven civilians, including at least two children, were killed in the village of Nabatyieh on Tuesday while another civilian died in a raid on the eastern region of Baalbek.

07-25-06 - Three Indians hurt, one in coma, in Lebanon

07-25-06 - Chinese UN observer killed in Israeli air strike

07-25-06 - Pipeline talks to continue: Iran Iran Monday stressed that talks on a tri-nation gas pipeline project with India and Pakistan would 'continue till the final result is achieved'.

07-25-06 - 'Save us,' she screamed as another shell landed "They hit us very aggressively," he said. "They didn't leave a single house standing, and there are still people there, buried under the rubble."

07-25-06 - Lebanon aid appeals: where you can donate An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the Israeli bombing, with the United Nations launching an emergency appeal for $150m (£81m) to help them. On the page, there are links to the various agencies to which people can donate.

07-25-06 - Israeli bomb kills UN observers the four, from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, had taken shelter in a bunker under the post after it was earlier shelled 14 times by Israeli artillery. A rescue team was also shelled as it tried to clear the rubble.

07-25-06 - Iran anger at Lebanon aid 'block' Turkey and Saudi Arabia have stopped Iran using their air space to send humanitarian relief to Lebanon, media in Iran have said.

07-25-06 - Hezbollah says Israeli response a surprise Komati said his group had anticipated negotiations to swap the Israeli soldiers for three Lebanese held in Israeli jails, with Germany acting as a mediator as it has in past prisoner exchanges....Komati said Hezbollah has weapons made in various countries, including the United States, France, China and Russia. "Some of our fighters carry M16s. So you think we buy them from America?"

07-25-06 - Aid door to Lebanon closed: UN agencies But, asked later for comment on the Israeli move, Pagonis said it did not appear "to address the immediate situation we are confronted with right now" -- the absence of safe passage authorization for the supplies waiting in Syria.

07-25-06 - Israel 'targeting fleeing civilians'

07-25-06 - Lebanon president says Israel uses phosphorous arms

07-25-06 - ICRC - Bulletin No. 3 - Lebanon Lebanese Red Cross ambulances suffer new security incidents

07-25-06 - Roundup: Israeli girl killed in Hezbollah's rocket attack An Arab Israeli girl was killed on Tuesday when a rocket fired by Lebanese Hezbollah hit her house in a village in northern Israel, medical sources said.

07-25-06 - Bombings Hit Lebanese Children Hardest

07-25-06 - Iran president warns of hurricane in Middle East Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Tuesday that the conflict between Lebanon and Israel could sweep through the entire Middle East like a hurricane.

07-25-06 - Rice's Mideast visit draws mixed reviews Rice left the Middle East after meetings Tuesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. U.S. officials touted one public victory that they considered key: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said after meeting Rice that Israel would allow humanitarian assistance to move into Lebanon by land, air and sea. Oh wow. Wasn't that nice of them? Olmert then said: his government "will not hesitate to take severe measures against those who are aiming thousands of rockets and missiles against innocent civilians for the sole purpose of killing them." Then he better take action against his own military because that is exactly what they are doing.

07-25-06 - Malaysia calls Israeli action in Lebanon 'unconscionable'

07-25-06 - Republican Jews urge Bolton confirmation "Ambassador Bolton has expressed President Bush?s unwavering support of Israel in a time of crisis," Naturally. Before you know it, whale feces will be discovered at the bottom of the ocean. Will wonders never cease?

07-25-06 - White House release calls for Israel to hit Syria

07-25-06 - Anger grows as Lebanese seek refuge Ali Hamadeh, another Red Cross volunteer, says that the center received a call the other day from a man who said his house in Aitaroun had been hit by an Israeli missile and collapsed on top of 30 people inside. "He couldn't reach them under the rubble and we couldn't get there either because of the bombings," says Mr. Hamadeh. "If anyone was badly injured ... they will be dead by now."

07-25-06 - Bush: No contradiction in US Mideast policy US President George W. Bush said he saw no contradiction in sending humanitarian aid to Lebanon in the face of Israeli strikes while speeding deliveries of weapons to Israel. The rest of the world knows different.

07-25-06 - Syrian Says Israel Drives U.S. Policy Hezbollah has its own sources of arms, Moustapha said, while contending that ideologues in the Bush administration and pro-Israeli lobbyists are driving U.S. support for Israel to unprecedented levels. "What Israel says is immediately adopted" by the administration, he said. "Whatever Israel wants becomes immediate U.S. policy in the Middle East."

07-25-06 - JINSA Strongly Supports Bolton Nomination Naturally, since JINSA is a neocon outfit.

07-25-06 - No Exit - American citizens are caught in the crossfire in southern Lebanon while trying to flee the fighting. "I didn't see any Hezbollah fighters in our village," says Mr. Chahine, "so why are they bombing there?"

07-25-06 - Democrats decry Maliki's comments on Israel U.S. congressional Democrats expressed alarm on Tuesday over Iraq's denunciation of Israel in the Middle East conflict, and some said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's address to Congress should be canceled unless he apologizes. Oh dear. It would seem that this government in Iraq may be up for another 'regime change' if they keep criticizing Israel like that. It's not allowed by the US. For, the 'democracy' that the neocons want to visit on the Middle East can best be defined as follows: the installation of Israel-friendly governments.

07-25-06 - One Day in Tyre In one southern Lebanese city, fear and hardship reign as victims fill the hospitals; bodies pile up in the morgue; ambulances are attacked; food, water and fuel supplies run low; and missiles strike the heart of downtown.

07-25-06 - Syria, Iran lack full Hizbollah control: US official Syria can do far more to rein in Hizbollah, such as stopping arms flows into Lebanon, but is not capable of putting the militia "out of business," a top U.S. counterterrorism official said on Tuesday. Oh you just hush your mouth now. Olmert told Condi and Bush that it's all Syria and Iran's fault!

07-25-06 - Saudi unveils huge Mideast aid package, warns of war A statement issued by the royal court demanded a halt to the "killing and destruction" by the Israeli military, warning that its determination to press ahead with its twin offensives risked plunging the whole region into war.

07-25-06 - Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon?

07-25-06 - Iran warns the west: ignore us at your peril Iran claims that no amount of western effort can bring a breakthrough, with key parties shut out of the negotiating room.

07-25-06 - Israel plans to stay in Lebanon

07-25-06 - As the Price of Oil Soars, So Does Its Power to Shape Politics From Washington to Beijing For months, the United States has sought to tighten the noose around Iran by getting the United Nations Security Council to threaten sanctions over its suspected nuclear weapons program. Iran says its nuclear program is civilian in nature. Russia, China and some European leaders, fearful that Iran could follow through on its threat to turn off the oil spigot in reply, even if temporarily, have resisted.

07-25-06 - No security clearances revoked over Plame

07-25-06 - Beirut students ridicule US vision of 'new Middle East' Mansour added: "People giving weapons and machinery to Israel to crush Lebanon aren't the best people we should look to for a solution."

07-25-06 - Iraqi Shi'ite militia ready to join fight The plan reflects the potential of the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah to strengthen radical elements in Iraq and neighboring countries and to draw other regional players into the Lebanon conflict.

07-25-06 - Americans blame Hezbollah for Lebanon conflict: poll Most believe Washington should stay neutral: 65 percent said the United States should keep out of the conflict. Another 31 percent said the US should take Israel's side and less than 0.5 percent said Washington should back Hezbollah.

07-25-06 - Annan's bombing claims 'shock' Israel Yeh, well I'm sure Israel's BOMBING of the UN post resulting in the deaths of four internationals was MORE shocking, arrogant SOBs.

07-25-06 - Bad Habits Are Hard To Break A little over ten years ago, the IDF shelled a UN base at Qana, Lebanon, where 800 refugees had sought shelter. More than 100 died. Despite witness accounts to the contrary, Israel called that an accident as well.

07-25-06 - Hundreds of Americans stranded in Lebanon

07-25-06 - Rice says need to keep focus on Palestinian state A Palestinian official said Abbas told Rice that a more fanatical group might emerge in Lebanon if Hizbollah is cowed, noting that when Israel pushed out Palestinian guerrillas from Lebanon in the 1980s they were replaced by Hizbollah. That's our Condi, blowing more smoke up Abbas' shorts.

07-25-06 - Lebanese POWs - Israel's dirty little secret

07-25-06 - Attacks 'may boost' Hezbollah's popularity

07-25-06 - Clark deplores Israeli strike

07-25-06 - In Europe, more understanding for Israel?s plight, especially in the East Hungarian newspapers have been balanced on the war, said Yahel Vilan, a counselor at the Israeli Embassy in Hungary.....Hungarian television programs have had the Israeli ambassador on daily since the conflict began, while the Lebanese ambassador has been on only once.
Yep, there's that Israeli 'balance' they're always looking for. Notice that there is no concern about it HERE in America - because they know they've got our media 'balanced' for them, lock stock and barrel.

07-25-06 - Israeli actions compared to Nazis' A British lawmaker compared Israeli actions in Lebanon to the Nazi razing of the Warsaw Ghetto.

07-25-06 - Letter calls for more Syria sanctions Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) want Bush to implement all the sanctions in the Syria Accountability Act, which they initiated and which Congress passed in 2003. Bush implemented partial sanctions two years ago. Ya didn't think we could go for a week without Israel's agents in Congress putting forth some more legislation on behalf of that nation?

07-25-06 - Oman says it won't boycott Israel The United States recently has made such agreements conditional on ending the boycott against Israel; similar language was included this year in the U.S.-Bahrain free trade agreement. A clause that has been built into any possible trade deals with Arab countries. Another sign that the United States is Israel-occupied territory.

07-25-06 - Madison's Warning and the Israel Lobby the real question of moment is not the red-herring of Israel's right to defend itself, but rather what possible U.S. national interest is at stake that requires America to put its security at risk on Israel's behalf.

07-25-06 - While Lebanon burns

07-25-06 - Syria Emerges Front and Center by Patrick J. Buchanan With its devastation of Lebanon, its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza, and its determination to destroy the Palestinian Authority, Israel is creating failed states on three borders. How this serves Israel's or America's interests is difficult to see. Buchanan treads gently into the night with this piece. Frankly, after his previous 2 articles, I'd be surprised it he hadn't received death threats from the usual suspects.

07-25-06 - Volunteers move pets to safety in Lebanon

07-25-06 - Israel and the Irony of UN Resolutions

07-25-06 - Muslims on front line as racism rises across EU The inquiry by the European Network against Racism highlights a trend towards "increased tolerance for discriminatory behaviour particularly against immigrants and Muslims". It adds that "a lack of political will to address racism is sometimes evident and disturbing". As long as anti-Semitism is down, then all is hunky dory.

07-25-06 - . . . No, It's Survival After lambasting Israel in an article a week ago, some excerpts from which were read aloud on last weekend's McLaughlin Group, Cohen is now sucking the royal Israel ass good.

07-25-06 - Democratic Opponent of Clinton Criticizes Actions of Israel Jonathan Tasini, the antiwar candidate mounting a Democratic primary challenge against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said this week that Israel had "committed many acts of brutality and violations of human rights and torture."

07-25-06 - It's Disproportionate. . . Perhaps Israel will get its buffer zone and Hezbollah rockets will stop falling on Haifa for the time being. But ultimately Israel will be less secure, and so will the rest of us.

07-25-06 - Greek protesters topple Truman statue in anti-war demo In a move harking back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Greek leftists pulled down a statue of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman as part of an anti-war demonstration on Tuesday against the Israeli bombing of Lebanon.

07-25-06 - Bolton Lied


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