The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, August 04, 2006

News for 08-03-06

08-03-06 - Israeli air raids kill 15 civilians From Aug 02.

08-03-06 - Iran warns oil could reach $200 on sanctions Global oil prices could hit $200 per barrel if the United States pursues international sanctions against Iran, an Iranian official said on Thursday, although analysts passed the comment off as saber rattling.

08-03-06 - Three killed in air raids on Lebanon, police say Three civilians have been killed when Israeli warplanes hit several regions of Lebanon including southern Beirut....Two civilians were killed near Jwaya in the southern Tyre region when an Israeli fighter-bomber fired a missile at their car. Six civilians had been wounded on Thursday in earlier air raids, police said.....
A girl was killed and three other civilians were wounded in a raid on Budai,

08-03-06 - US echoes Iraq civil war warning

08-03-06 - Rumsfeld decides to testify on Iraq war The move came after hours of criticism and pressure from Senate Democrats who urged him to come before the Senate Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the administration's Iraq policies.

08-03-06 - Olmert declares the enemy tamed but rockets keep pounding villages For the second straight day, Hizbullah fighters launched a barrage of rocket fire into northern Israel. Eight civilians were killed and dozens injured

08-03-06 - Lebanon counts human cost of 23 days in firing line "Israeli forces have fired with war planes and artillery on dozens of civilian vehicles, many flying white flags,"

08-03-06 - Traumatised and afraid - 300,000 children who want to go home

08-03-06 - Lebanon death toll 'reaches 900'

08-03-06 - Lebanon could overshadow Iran's study of nuclear deal

08-03-06 - Fears as US special courts plan widened The proposed legislation, being discussed at Senate hearings this week, is controversial because defendants would be denied many protections guaranteed by the civilian and military criminal justice systems.

08-03-06 - Russia urges Iran to heed UN resolution on uranium enrichment

08-03-06 - Rights group slams Israel for bombing civilians Israel's military appears to have deliberately bombed civilians in Lebanon and some of its strikes constitute war crimes, U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. Why should this come as a surprise? Israel has a history of terrorizing civilians.

08-03-06 - China flies aid to Lebanon The first batch of Chinese emergency relief items have been loaded onto a specially-chartered cargo plane in Beijing

08-03-06 - U.S. to Help Train, Equip Lebanon Army The program was approved by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to take effect "once we have conditions on the ground permitting," said department spokesman Sean McCormack.

08-03-06 - Eliminating Zionist regime, cure for conflict: Ahmadinejad

08-03-06 - Hizbollah heroes to Arabs: Jordan king "Unfortunately Israeli policy ... has contributed to the rise in the wave of extremism in the Arab world and this war has come to weaken the voices of moderation,"

08-03-06 - A protester holds a couple of doves tied with anti-war messages prior to releasing them at an almost daily rally outside the Israeli Embassy

08-03-06 - Venezuela recalls ambassador from Israel Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he has withdrawn his country's ambassador from Israel to show his "indignation" over the military offensive in Lebanon

08-03-06 - Hizbollah offers Israel end to rocket attacks The leader of Hizbollah warned Israel on Thursday it would fire rockets at Tel Aviv if Israel targeted central Beirut, but offered to stop its rocket barrage if Israel ended attacks on civilian areas in Lebanon.

08-03-06 - Syria promises to use all its influence on Hezbollah: Moratinos In particular, he said he and the Syrians had agreed a common position on a French proposal calling for an immediate ceasefire and the subsequent deployment of an international peacekeeping force.

08-03-06 - Buried in rubble, mother saved lives in Qana "We say to Israel; 'You killed us on purpose' and America gave cover to the killers."

08-03-06 - Iraq's Shiites gather for march as coalition warns of civil war Shiite protesters were summoned to the capital by radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in order to protest Israel's attacks on Lebanon but also as a show of force by a leading opponent of the US-led coalition force in Iraq. Israel is uniting the whole Middle East against it.

08-03-06 - Nasrallah is a bad name to have in Lebanon, youngster finds

08-03-06 - Israel responsible for 'massacre' of civilians: Pakistan Pakistan has described the killing of civilians in Israel's offensive in Lebanon as a 'massacre' that could provoke a clash of civilisations.

08-03-06 - US supplying Israel with NSA signals intelligence

08-03-06 - US rebukes UN No. 2 for criticizing Mideast policy

08-03-06 - Saudi Arabia rules out oil weapon Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, believes oil should not be used as a weapon because it is the economic lifeline of Arab states, its foreign minister said.


08-03-06 - Israeli aircraft drop flyers over Gaza against Hamas chief Israeli aircraft dropped on Thursday thousands of flyers over Gaza City to incite the Palestinians' discontent with politburo chief of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Khaled Mashaal, Palestinian witnesses said.

08-03-06 - The Association of United Arab Nations and Panamanians protest against the war in Lebanon in front of the Israeli embassy in Panama City

08-03-06 - A Lebanese girl plays with balls next to a poster in the background, showing an injured boy after he was injured following an Israeli attack

08-03-06 - Israel extends Lebanon occupation plan Israel today threatened to reoccupy most of the strip of southern Lebanon it withdrew from in 2000, as Hizbullah recorded its most deadly day of attacks on Israel since the start of the 23-day conflict.

08-03-06 - Blair admits to cabinet splits over his support for Bush on Israel

08-03-06 - Lebanese displaced hang on as aid trickles in "Between 800,000 and 900,000 (people) have been displaced from south Lebanon and we've only been able to deliver food for 80,000 for one week. So we are nowhere near our targets."

08-03-06 - GOP wants representative reprimanded Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) was asked on a Detroit TV station why he was among only eight lawmakers who voted against a resolution supporting Israel in its action against Hezbollah; 410 lawmakers voted in favor.

08-03-06 - Letter asks Bush to enforce Syria legislation The American Israel Public Affairs Committee praised the letter. "Damascus must be held accountable for its actions, and the United States has the necessary diplomatic and political tools to do just that," spokesman Josh Block said. AIPAC pleased with two of its top agents in Congress - Ros-Letinen and Engel.

08-03-06 - U.S. providing Israel with intelligence? The NSA routinely provides Israel with some intelligence, but this is an expansion directed by Vice President Dick Cheney and Elliott Abrams, the deputy national security adviser, and approved by President Bush, Salon said. A National Security Council official had no comment. We give them everything else - money, weapons, carte blanche via the UN veto - so why should this be a surprise? Hey, I wonder why Iraqi Shiites today would be marching and chanting 'Death to Israel' AND 'Death to AMERICA'?

08-03-06 - U.N. meeting on Lebanon protested Jewish groups protested the focus on the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon by a U.N. committee against racism

08-03-06 - Senate urges 'cessation of hostilities' The resolution notes at length the suffering of Lebanese civilians during the fighting, after some senators had expressed concern that an earlier resolution supporting Israel did not adequately address the need to safeguard civilians on all sides.
It's about time.

08-03-06 - Moroccan Jews: Peretz a 'war criminal' Three Jews in Morocco asked a Moroccan court to charge Israel's defense minister with war crimes.

08-03-06 - Letter demands funding for nonprofits Wednesday?s letter cited last week's attack on the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle that killed one woman and injured five others, and critiqued the department's policy of reserving the funds, earmarked by Congress, only for "credible threats."

08-03-06 - Thousands of Muslim students join anti-Israel march in southern Indian city

08-03-06 - The Great Game

08-03-06 - American Jewish Committee Urges UN to Condemn Iran's Renewed Threat to Eliminate Israel

08-03-06 - Faces of US Muslim and Jewish dissent In Boston this week, some two dozen Jews wore black clothes and lay motionless at the South Station train terminal to protest Lebanese civilian losses from Israel's bombing campaign. The signs on their chests read: "Not all Jews support Israel's actions!"


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