The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, July 29, 2006

News for 07-28-06

07-28-06 - Security Council reaches accord on Iran Because of Russian and Chinese demands, the text is weaker than earlier drafts, which would have made the threat of sanctions immediate. The draft now essentially requires the council to hold further discussions before it considers sanctions.

07-28-06 - Hezbollah politicians back peace package European Union officials said Friday the proposals form a basis for an agreement, increasing the pressure on the United States to call for a cease-fire

07-28-06 - A woman injured in an Israeli attack, Muntaha Shaito, 38, cries after hearing that her mother's dead body was still inside a van in the road since the attack

07-28-06 - Nour lost her sister and mother during an Israeli warplane strike on her house

07-28-06 - Palestinians at the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp, near the southern coastal city of Saida, distribute aid to people who fled border villages in south Lebanon These people have very little, but they give all that they can because they know what it is like to be refugees. They even gave to Americans who became refugees because of Hurricane Katrina.

07-28-06 - Iran again insists no arms, money for Hezbollah Asefi, however, said the real issue was "why the United States backs this Zionist regime and its crimes of killing young and old innocent people."

07-28-06 - UN calls for humanitarian truce The UN humanitarian chief has called for a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hezbollah to allow aid into southern Lebanon and casualties to be removed.

07-28-06 - LEBANON-SYRIA: Palestinians still stranded on Syrian-Lebanese border

07-28-06 - Israeli bombs kill 13 in Lebanon Warplanes repeatedly bombed hill villages near the southern port of Tyre and hundreds of artillery rounds crashed across the border from Israel, killing 10 people, including a Jordanian. Three people died in air strikes in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanese security sources said.

07-28-06 - China approves five-billion-dollar petrochemical venture with Kuwait

07-28-06 - Situation for civilians in southern Lebanon unacceptable: ICRC The International Committee for Red Cross has condemned the situation of thousands of people trapped by war in south Lebanon as unacceptable and said Israel must do more to spare civilians.

07-28-06 - Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers Israel?s Foreign Ministry must avoid direct involvement with the campaign but is in contact with international Jewish and evangelical Christian groups, distributing internet information packs. Propaganda alert, folks.

07-28-06 - Hezbollah rocket hits Israeli hospital

07-28-06 - US earmarks 10 million dollars for Lebanese army

07-28-06 - Former Canadian professor is not a Hezbollah spy, says son Falah said Israeli officials accused his father of taking photos of Israeli military installations for Hezbollah, adding that there was "supposedly a military antenna" in one of the shots. He has not been charged.

07-28-06 - US 'outrage' over Israeli claims The US state department has dismissed as "outrageous" a suggestion by Israel that it has been authorised by the world to continue bombing Lebanon.

07-28-06 - Former US secretary of state urges ceasefire talks Christopher further warned that as the underdog in the continuing strife, Hezbollah "continues burnishing its reputation within the Arab world," while every day the US supports further Israeli violence "our already tattered reputation sinks even lower."

07-28-06 - Bush apologizes to Blair over bombs sent to Israel

07-28-06 - Mother, Children Escape Lebanon

07-28-06 - Guns in the Closet At home in a town in southern Lebanon, a Hezbollah fighter waits to be called to action.

07-28-06 - Lebanese want protection from Israel

07-28-06 - Oxfam blasts 'hand-wringing' Bush-Blair Mideast talks

07-28-06 - Israel's Vietnam syndrome by Patrick J. Buchanan Then there is the danger the Shia of Iraq will, in solidarity with their co-religionists in Lebanon, turn on the Americans for the blank check Bush gave the Israeli Air Force to work its will in Lebanon.

07-28-06 - In Israel's sights, Lebanon truckers face death In Lebanon, everyone's guilty, according to Israel.

07-28-06 - Israel to deploy Patriot missiles near Tel Aviv

07-28-06 - Israel Charged with Systematic Harassment of U.S. Marines General R.H. Barrow charged that Israeli troops were deliberately threatening the lives of Marines serving as peacekeepers in Lebanon. There was, he wrote, a systematic pattern of harassment by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that was resulting in "life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country."

07-28-06 - War freezes judicial work, including Hariri probe

07-28-06 - Syrians see spirit of warrior Saladin in Hezbollah leader

07-28-06 - One dead, 5 hurt in Seattle Jewish centre shooting Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Vice President Amy Wasser-Simpson told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that a man got through security at the building and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting. Why would this guy feel the need to say such a thing, particularly the first part?

07-28-06 - Washington risks a wider conflict While previous administrations, despite commitment to the strategic alliance with Israel, kept at least some distance in earlier crises, the US under George W Bush immediately adopted Israel's primary war aim. ....There are signs of a rapprochement between radical Sunni and Shia factions which could rebound massively on the US

07-28-06 - Iran's the war culprit, says Bush

07-28-06 - Lebanese set aside differences to help

07-28-06 - Aussie veto stopped US war crimes In one instance, Major General McNarn vetoed a US plan to drop a range of huge non-precision bombs on Baghdad, causing one angry US Air Force general to call the Australian a "pencil dick".

07-28-06 - Krauthammer?s "Morality" Most folks, when they start defending Israel's every bad deed, lose their moral compass pretty quickly. Always remember, not all Jews support Israel's behavior.

07-28-06 - The "hiding among civilians" myth So the analysts talking on cable news about Hezbollah "hiding within the civilian population" clearly have spent little time if any in the south Lebanon war zone and don't know what they're talking about. Hezbollah doesn't trust the civilian population and has worked very hard to evacuate as much of it as possible from the battlefield.

07-28-06 - Israelis continue to back strong military response Israel Defense Forces First Sergeant Rafael Ezra has little sympathy for civilians killed by Israeli attacks. "I think they need to choose better where they live." Generations of people who have been raised to believe that they are above the law. And why shouldn't they? Has Israel ever abided by international law? Who has repeatedly blocked any punitive action as a result? This has only reinforced this notion of supremacy. And it has rubbed off on our government.

07-28-06 - Lebanon: Are the Yanks Coming?

07-28-06 - DFAT unable to warn convoy of danger The DFAT spokesman says the Department understands that a German journalist travelling in the convoy "had been in regular contact with the IDF".

07-28-06 - UN observers leave Israel-Lebanon border

07-28-06 - On a Red Cross mission of mercy when Israeli air force came calling They have already attacked two Lebanese Red Cross ambulances in Qana, killing two of the three wounded patients inside and injuring all the crew - a clear and apparently deliberate breach of Chapter IV, Article 24 of the 1949 Geneva Conventions

07-28-06 - Tide of Arab Opinion Turns to Support for Hezbollah The Saudis were putting the West on notice that they would not exert pressure on anyone in the Arab world until Washington did something to halt the destruction of Lebanon, Saudi commentators said

07-28-06 - Anger in India over Israeli war on Lebanon Irrespective of their religion, Indians are reacting with fury after seeing on television the near-total destruction of southern Lebanon that had rebuilt itself after decades of civil war.

07-28-06 - Straw slams Israel's use of 'disproportionate' violence Mr Straw said Mr Howells was right to tell the Israelis: "If you want to go for Hezbeollah, go for Hezbollah, don't go for the whole Lebanese nation."

07-28-06 - Bush aims for rapid Lebanon force

07-28-06 - Made in the UK, bringing devastation to Lebanon - the British parts in Israel's deadly attack helicopters

07-28-06 - Bush and Blair lay out Lebanon plan but warn Tehran

07-28-06 - As the shells fall around them, Hizbullah men await the Israelis

07-28-06 - Orthodox Jews participate in an anti-Israel rally in front of the Israeli consulate

07-28-06 - A fishing harbour in Byblos, north of Beirut, is covered with oil

07-28-06 - Lebanese refugees, who fled their homes due to the Israeli offensive, sleep in a public park turned into a shelter for displaced people in Beirut

07-28-06 - Congress to E.U.: List Hezbollah as terrorist The letter to Javier Solana, the top E.U. foreign official, was dated July 29 and initiated by Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.).

07-28-06 - U.S. plans $4.6 billion in Mideast arms sales An equal opportunity arms dealer, we are.

07-28-06 - Russia's list of terrorist organizations does not include Hamas or Hezbollah The Russian Federal Security Service's top official in charge of fighting international terrorism, Yuri Sapunov, said Hamas and Hezbollah were not a major threat to Russia and were not regarded as terrorist groups worldwide.

07-28-06 - Israel's actions might provoke a revolt of Iraqi Shiites

07-28-06 - Mideast conflict blamed for rise in anti-Semitic incidents Katz is skeptical that anti-Semitism is on the rise, saying comments against the actions of Israel could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. "If you criticize the state of Israel, you will be referred to as being anti-Semitic," said Katz.

07-28-06 - 100,000 Whiners for War Crimes

07-28-06 - Support sagging for Canada's Conservatives: poll "It's reasonable to speculate that some of the softening of Conservative support, at least in Quebec, may be linked to Canada's alignment with the U.S. foreign policy (on Israel), coupled with major investments in military capabilities," he said.

07-28-06 - Israel has a long history of abusing the United Nations


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