The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, August 06, 2006

News for 08-05-06

BEWARE : Legions of Israel's propagandists operating online I've seen them at work and they are out in FORCE.

08-05-06 - Hezbollah 'repels' Israeli commandos The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it has repelled a raid by Israeli naval commandos on the coastal city of Tyre.

08-05-06 - Lebanon says fuel shortage may shut hospitals treating wounded "Hospitals only have fuel for one more week, some even less. Many of them will have to close if fuel shipments continued to be blocked,"

08-05-06 - An Israeli-Arab woman holds her child and weeps as she reacts to a rocket that killed a woman and her two daughters

08-05-06 - Syrian village buries airstrike victims The farm workers were loading vegetables and fruits onto trucks bound for the Syrian market, when four missiles blasted the warehouse in the Lebanese town of Qaa. The Syrian dead included 18 men, two elderly women and three young girls
I guess the Syrian civilians are all now guilty too, just like those of Lebanon - according to the Israeli governnment.

08-05-06 - Agency Says Military Did Not Lie to 9/11 Panel In testimony in 2003 and in other statements to the commission, Pentagon officials made several statements that were proved false, including ones that Norad had closely tracked United Flight 93 and was prepared to shoot down the plane if it had approached Washington. Later investigations determined that the Defense Department was not aware of Flight 93 until after the plane had crashed into a Pennsylvania field.

08-05-06 - Hezbollah will stop fighting if Israel does so, pulls out: minister

08-05-06 - Israel continues bombardment of Lebanon Two Israeli commandos were wounded in a fierce exchange with the guerillas. A Lebanese soldier was killed at an anti-aircraft emplacement after it was hit by a missile from one of the Israeli helicopters during the assault.

08-05-06 - The sons and daughters of Syrian worker, Ahmad Jamil Rashid, mourn their father and one of their elder brothers

08-05-06 - France and US present resolution to end Lebanon war Lebanon rejected the draft. Hezbollah reaffirmed that there could be no ceasefire while Israeli troops remain in Lebanon. There was no immediate approval or rejection from Israel. Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Siniora told CNN television the draft was "not adequate". Acting foreign minister Tarek Mitri has been sent to the UN headquarters with an amended version, a government source said.

08-05-06 - Nebraska Senator wants U.S. troops out of Iraq within 6 months "The United States needs to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within the next six months,"

08-05-06 - Iran's plot to mine uranium in Africa A United Nations report, dated July 18, said there was ?no doubt? that a huge shipment of smuggled uranium 238, uncovered by customs officials in Tanzania, was transported from the Lubumbashi mines in the Congo. Here we go (again).

08-05-06 - G.I. Crime Photos May Be Evidence

08-05-06 - No evidence commanders lied over 9/11: report newly disclosed audio tapes provided to the commission by Norad demonstrated widespread confusion within the military on September 11, with many commanders uncertain whether the reported hijackings were part of an unannounced military exercise.

08-05-06 - Tens of thousands in Britain, South Africa, Egypt, protest Israeli attacks Veteran peace campaigner Bianca Jagger, former wife of rocker Mick Jagger, said the British protest was not anti-Israel. "I support the existence of Israel and I think we are wrong to say otherwise," she said.
"But watching the images of innocent children dying as we have been for the last 24 days does not promote a peaceful solution in the region."

08-05-06 - Lebanese families torn apart by war

08-05-06 - Military Matters: Hezbollah traps Israel In no previous Israeli-Arab war has the United States revealed itself so nakedly as a de facto political satellite of Israel.

08-05-06 - U.S. Treads Softly Over Iran?s Role in Crisis "Far from Israel being the American proxy in a war against Iran, we've become Israel's proxy in its war against Hezbollah," he said. "Israel's miscalculations have been so serious that its only hope for victory is to have the United States and the international community do for Israel what it can't do militarily, which is defeat Hezbollah, assemble an international force in Lebanon and bring some sort of end game to all this."

08-05-06 - Syria demands compensation for 26 citizens killed in Israeli air raid In Damascus, Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal said the United States shoulders "direct responsibility for the massacres committed in Lebanon" because of its reluctance to call for an immediate ceasefire, despite the worldwide demand for a halt to the three-week Israeli assault on Lebanon.

08-05-06 - US says wants Lebanon violence over 'forever' Visiting Beirut in the midst of bitter Arab criticism of Washington's support for the Israeli offensive, US envoy David Welch told the government that Israeli troops should stay in south Lebanon until a multinational force was in place on the ground, sources said

08-05-06 - Hezbollah not under Iran's orders: Tehran's envoy to France the ambassador later added: "We don't have the slightest desire for a military option on a regional level. Support given to Hezbollah does not give Israelis the right to act against Syria or Iran.

08-05-06 - Robert Fisk: A Nato-led force would be in Israel's interests, but not Lebanon's

08-05-06 - Indonesia anti-Israel volunteers show martial skills About 200 men in black masks said to be ready to die in anti-Israeli actions around the world demonstrated martial arts skills on Saturday on Indonesia's part of Borneo island, witnesses and TV reports said.

08-05-06 - What we still don't understand about Hizbollah What these suicide attackers - and their heirs today - shared was not a religious or political ideology but simply a commitment to resisting a foreign occupation. Nearly two decades of Israeli military presence did not root out Hizbollah. The only thing that has proven to end suicide attacks, in Lebanon and elsewhere, is withdrawal by the occupying force. Here is an article of Buchanan's that discusses some of Pape's findings.

08-05-06 - Iran calls for international probe into 'Zionist crimes'

08-05-06 - Israel admits air war has failed to end the Hezbollah rocket threat The dispatch of thousands of Israeli soldiers to retake as much as one-fifth of Lebanon - the operation must still be approved by the Israeli Cabinet - would mark a major expansion in Israel's Lebanon campaign and would reverse Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon six years ago after a troubled 18-year occupation.

08-05-06 - Weeks of bombing leave nation in ruins Israel says it is fighting the Islamist Hezbollah militia, not Lebanon. But Israel has repeatedly struck targets that appear to have little to do with Hezbollah and plenty to do with the daily life of the Lebanese -- many of whom oppose Hezbollah

08-05-06 - Bush gives ground as UN pushes Israel peace deal The Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, also told The Observer she was pushing Israel for the urgent creation of 'humanitarian corridors' in Lebanon to let food and medical supplies through to stricken civilians, with the offensive scaled down at least enough to give safe access to aid workers.

08-05-06 - Where the shepherds tend guns by night I won't fight without a reason. But because I have a reason I will fight. Because this is my land, I am prepared to die for it. How could you stay silent when you see your land burn and your children get killed? The whole population here is now resisting.'

08-05-06 - Israeli pilots 'deliberately miss' targets 'If we have such good information in Lebanon, how come we still don't know the hideout of missiles and launchers?... If we don't know the location of their weapons, why should we know which house is a Hizbollah house?'

08-05-06 - Beirut Theater Opens Doors to Refugees

08-05-06 - Lebanon government joins forces with bid to have Blair tried in Scotland for war crimes THE Lebanese government is working behind the scenes to bring Tony Blair before the Scottish courts, charged with war crimes for aiding and abetting the Israeli onslaught against Lebanon.

08-05-06 - Abizaid: U.S. should arm Lebanese army

08-05-06 - Officials' deception vexed 9/11 panel The book, a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation, recounts obstacles the authors say were thrown up by the Bush administration, internal disputes over President Bush's use of the attacks as a reason for invading Iraq, and the way the final report avoided questioning whether U.S. policy in the Middle East may have contributed to the attacks. US policy in the Middle East WAS the key motive for 911.

08-05-06 - Primary foe rips Hil on Israel "Rather than call for restraint, Hillary Clinton stopped just short of declaring, 'Let the bombs fall.'"

08-05-06 - Critics Cite 'Constrained' Mideast Policy Syria provided intelligence about radical extremist groups after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Leverett said. The CIA praised the quality of the information, he said, but a State Department effort to build on that relationship was thwarted by the Pentagon and Vice President Cheney's office. No sh*t? Would that be because Cheney's office is filled with neocons, perchance?

08-05-06 - The underground voice of Hezbollah that Israel is still unable to silence

08-05-06 - Israelis from north seek safety with West Bank settlers Hundreds of residents in northern Israel have fled cross-border rocket salvos from Hezbollah militants in Lebanon for the relative safety of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. which may be another reason why the Israeli Arabs are left to fend for themselves - those settlements are populated with Jews only.

08-05-06 - Analysis: Lebanon war hurting U.S. goals

08-05-06 - More than 100 MPs sign petition attacking PM The extent of the Labour backbench unrest over Tony Blair's handling of the Middle East crisis is laid bare for the first time today in a petition calling for an immediate ceasefire

08-05-06 - Poll: Majority of Americans Support Mideast Cease-Fire; CAIR Launches 'Not in America's Name' Online Petition Drive

08-05-06 - Children join anti-Israel protests in New Delhi

08-05-06 - Israel underestimated Hezbollah: British analyst "Even if Hezbollah stands for the elimination of Israel, that is not a grievance of their supporters. The plight of the Palestinians, the occupation or the use of military force against Israel's neighbours, the seemingly double standards by which Israel is allowed to flout international law and others are not... You have to address all of those things

08-05-06 - Petty officer held in secret for 4 months Besides espionage and desertion, Weinmann is charged with failure to obey an order and acts prejudicial to good order and discipline, according to Brown Espionage for which nation, mewonders?


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