The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, August 03, 2006

News for 08-02-06

08-02-06 - 9/11 panel considered criminal probe of Pentagon's apparent lies The Pentagon for the first two years after the attacks maintained that its response had been quick and that jets had been scrambled in response to the last two hijackings. But after analyzing the audiotapes and other material the commission subpoenaed from NORAD and FAA, panel members found that the Air Force never had any of the hijacked airliners in its sights.

08-02-06 - Israeli air raids resume in Tyre A couple in their 80s died when their house at Tair Harfa collapsed after being hit and five people were crushed to death under the rubble of a three-storey house in the village of Yarun.

08-02-06 - Israel resumes bombardment of southern Beirut At least seven people were killed, including an 80-year-old couple, as Israel renewed its air, sea and land bombardment of the southern Tyre region, police said. All died when their homes collapsed.

08-02-06 - Daring Israeli raid provokes rain of Hezbollah rockets; UN meets Police said the Israelis snatched five people in the raid, carried out within sight of three ancient Roman temples that rise dramatically from the valley floor. Eleven civilians, one of them a Syrian, died in the attack, they said.

08-02-06 - Believing bombing over, Lebanese paid high price Ali Bajouk set off to deliver supplies to elderly relatives in the village of Aita al-Shaab thinking Israel had suspended its aerial bombardment of southern Lebanon. He was wrong. Bajouk now lies in a hospital bed in Beirut, his body, head and face wrapped in bandages to cover the burns caused by an air strike which scorched half his skin.

08-02-06 - UN calls for action after Lebanese slick spreads to Syria

08-02-06 - Ali Bajouk, 39, lies in a Beirut hospital bed, his body wrapped in bandages to cover the burns caused by an Israeli air strike

08-02-06 - The south Lebanon town where 'we are all terrorists' Half of its inhabitants have fled northwards, Badreddin says.
The remainder opted to stay so they could "die with dignity rather than die on the roads" in Israeli attacks

08-02-06 - US soldier tells probe comrades killed Iraqi detainees International human rights watchdogs have criticised aggressive US tactics in Iraq, which are alleged to have caused needless civilian casualties, but the military refuses to publicly discuss its rules of engagement. Witness who trained our guys for combat in Iraq. So when Israel, in its defense of the atrocities they are committing in Lebanon, points to the US's actions in Iraq, know that our guys were trained by Israelis in the first place.

08-02-06 - Gaza 'crisis as bad as Lebanon' Thirty aid agencies backed the appeal, and one charity spoke of a sense among aid agencies that Gaza's population was being terrorised.

08-02-06 - Aid convoys head to Lebanon's needy

08-02-06 - Hizbullah rockets threaten West Bank as Israeli troops pour into Lebanon One Israeli riding his bicycle was killed near Nahariya and another 21 were injured. Forests blazed on the hillsides near the border.

08-02-06 - Israel admits mistakes in deadly raid The Israeli military's inquiry on the bombing of a building in the south Lebanese village of Qana that killed 56 civilians admits a mistake but charges that Hezbollah guerrillas used civilians as human shields for their rocket attacks, a statement early Thursday said. This after they tried to claim the photos were faked. 'Yes we did it, but but but, it's really all Hezbollah's fault for using civilians as human shields!'

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08-02-06 - Did Israel really need to savage the beauty of Beirut? The long-term trend should be obvious: Israel's violence, no matter how its leaders justify it, fails to provide its citizens with a sense of security. The Israeli army might beat back Hezbollah temporarily, only to create more numerous and radicalized foes than had existed before.

08-02-06 - Bush's Embrace of Israel Shows Gap With Father "There is a danger in a policy in which there is no daylight whatsoever between the government of Israel and the government of the United States," said Aaron David Miller, an Arab-Israeli negotiator for both Bush administrations, who has high praise for James A. Baker III, the first President Bush's secretary of state. "Bush One and James Baker would never have allowed that to happen." Put Bush Sr. and Baker back into the White House. We could turn this thing around right now.

08-02-06 - A Christian Jordanian holds a candle during a vigil, held in solidarity with the Lebanese and Palestinian people

08-02-06 - Khamenei says Iran will continue to support Lebanon

08-02-06 - Rumsfeld decides to testify on Iraq war In other comments, Rumsfeld and Pace, citing intelligence concerns, sidestepped a question about whether they have seen evidence that Iran is supporting Hezbollah in its fight against Israel.

08-02-06 - Widening war complicates US policy goals The war is also raising questions about the limits of U.S. support for Israel.

08-02-06 - US, Britain should take back seat over Lebanon: Annan deputy

08-02-06 - Lebanon crisis deepens Israeli Arabs' rift with the state

08-02-06 - Syrians Give the Lebanese VIP Treatment Bouthaina Shaaban, the government's minister for expatriates, said her son broke his piggy bank to buy 22 shirts for Lebanese families, and her daughter's friends have postponed their wedding this month to offer their newly furnished apartment to a Lebanese family.

08-02-06 - Bombing damage worth billions, says Lebanon The Lebanese Government says three weeks of Israeli bombardment has inflicted $US2 billion ($2.6 billion) of damage on Lebanon's infrastructure.

08-02-06 - Human Rights Watch puts Qana death toll at 28 The group said its own researchers who visited Qana on July 31 did not find any destroyed military equipment in or near the home. "Rescue workers recovered no bodies of apparent Hezbollah fighters from inside or near the building," Human Rights Watch said.

08-02-06 - Why Do They Hate Us? All morning when Arab channels were showing the crushed building in Qana, and the Red Crescent workers extracting from under it more than 60 bodies, mostly children, embalmed in blood and dust, Israel was showing family movies on its main television networks.

08-02-06 - War crimes and Lebanon

08-02-06 - MPs attack government for breaking its own guidelines on arms sales to Israel Margaret Beckett was yesterday threatened with legal action unless she bans the supply of British military equipment to Israel. Phil Shiner, of Public Interest Lawyers, has written to the foreign secretary saying the sale of arms to Israel is unlawful and makes Britain complicit in breaches of international law by Israel.

08-02-06 - Pope Benedict, 'full of pain,' renews appeal for peace in Middle East Clenching his fist and his voice filled with emotion, Benedict said: "Our eyes are filled with the chilling images of torn bodies of so many people, especially children - I am thinking in particular of Qana."

08-02-06 - Blair: You've misunderstood me over the Middle East

08-02-06 - Israel and 'Moral Equivalence' - The Qana massacre reveals the true face of Israel's aggression

08-02-06 - Legal action plan over arms flights Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar said he was pursuing six different options to stop weapons flights from the US to Israel being routed through British airports. He said that by doing so the authorities were allowing the indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians in Lebanon, thereby making them complicit in war crimes.

08-02-06 - Chuck Hagel: Opposition Senator Hagel offered one of the sanest statements heard on the floor of the Senate in the whole debate over the Middle East crisis: "Our relationship with Israel is special and historic," the Nebraskan said. "But it need not and cannot be at the expense of our Arab and Muslim relationships. That is an irresponsible and dangerous false choice."

08-02-06 - Tens of thousands call for immediate ceasefire An urgent petition signed by over 35,000 people and backed by 16 leading agencies, including War on Want, was handed in today to Tony Blair, pressing him to call for an immediate ceasefire in the current Middle East crisis.

08-02-06 - Saudi Arabia criticizes US policy over Lebanon He said Washington was morally obliged to prevent Israel from using U.S.-made weapons in attacks against civilians

08-02-06 - US feels the pressure for quick ceasefire in Lebanon US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who since the start of the fighting has opposed calls for an immediate ceasefire, indicated some impatience with the Israelis late Tuesday when she insisted an end to the fighting should be achievable within "days, not weeks". Condi grows a cojone, albeit an embryonic cojone, but a cojone nonetheless. Congratulations.

08-02-06 - UN on brink of brokering ceasefire agreement

08-02-06 - Islamic Charity Fundraiser Released Hamdan, who was convicted of overstaying a student visa issued 27 years ago, has acknowledged traveling around the country as a Holy Land fundraiser. But "I was never a terrorist fundraiser," said Hamdan, who was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank.

08-02-06 - ANALYSIS - U.S., Britain risk much in Lebanon gamble Bret Stephens, editorialist at the conservative Wall Street Journal, said: "If it (the war) continues as it is, Israel is headed for the greatest military humiliation in its history."

08-02-06 - Christian Arabs Announce Press Conference Regarding Recent Crisis in the Middle East A group of Christian Arabs from the greater Detroit Arab American community is calling a press conference to express its outrage and address the horrific events and injustices in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.

08-02-06 - Arab, Jewish women unite to call for peace in Mideast

08-02-06 - Going the Distance - A longtime CIA official says Hezbollah wins the battle with Israel simply by surviving.

08-02-06 - 'If It Bleeds, It Leads' Approach Skews Media Coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah Conflict, Say a Panel of Experts on KRLA's Newsroom Confidential Panel of Israel-defenders bemoan the fact that Israel's atrocities in Lebanon are reaching American audiences and they can't propagandize enough to cover it up. Americans have a right to know what Israel is doing with their hard-earned tax money. That's TS if these folks don't like it.

08-02-06 - A Palestinian holds goats with portraits of U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, during a protest

08-02-06 - America will attack Iran, Syria in October: Gul The former chief of ISI, Maj. Gen (R) Hameed Gul has "predicted" that America would definitely attack Iran and Syria simultaneously in October.

08-02-06 - World Jewish Congress Protests Abuse of Human Rights Body in Geneva How dare that human rights organization criticize Israel! The audacity!


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