The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

News for 08-08-06

08-08-06 - FBI: Approach Missing Egyptians with Caution The FBI has issued an urgent nationwide alert for 11 Egyptian students who entered the United States last week but failed to show up for their courses at Montana State University.

08-08-06 - Israeli gunboats hit Palestinian camp Israeli gunboats shelled Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp early Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding three others, Lebanese and Palestinian officials said.

08-08-06 - 3 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Baghdad

08-08-06 - Israeli strike kills 14 Israeli air raids killed 14 people and wounded 23 in the southern village of Ghaziyeh, rescue workers and hospital officials said. The bombs fell as mourners elsewhere in the village were burying 15 people killed by a raid there on Monday.

08-08-06 - Lebanese oil spill could rival Exxon Valdez disaster: UN

08-08-06 - The father of Lebanese Hadi Jaafar, 2, kisses his son's wrapped body during the mass funeral of Lebanese civilians

08-08-06 - A Lebanese Red Cross worker (bottom) signals to colleagues that he found three bodies under the rubble after an Israeli air strike

08-08-06 - Surgeon Hassan Nassar examines injured Lebanese boy Hassan Al Raai, 13, in the intensive care unit

08-08-06 - Israel widens targets to hit civilian sites ISRAEL plans to ramp up its offensive in Lebanon by attacking the nation's strategic civilian infrastructure to make Beirut more amenable to ceasefire proposals acceptable to Jerusalem. Israel has already been attacking civilian life and infrastructure, quite obviously so.

08-08-06 - Israel isolates Tyre with threat to bomb all traffic The travel ban had no time limit and mentioned no exceptions, even for ambulances and humanitarian convoys

08-08-06 - Bloody night in Beirut as Israel intensifies aerial bombardment Israel also threatened to attack UN peacekeepers if they attempted to repair bomb-damaged bridges in southern Lebanon. UN officials contacted the Israeli army to inform them that a team of Chinese military engineers attached to the UN force in Lebanon intended to repair the bridge on the Beirut to Tyre road to enable the transport of humanitarian supplies.
According to the UN, Israeli officials said the engineers would become a target if they attempted to repair the bridge.

Read that again.

08-08-06 - A Lebanese civil defence worker removes the body of a toddler from the wreckage of a building

08-08-06 - Robert Fisk: Israel's promise of humanitarian corridors is exposed as a sham Requests from humanitarian organisations for clearance from the Israelis are now being refused. Even the Red Cross admits there is now, in effect, a blockade on a vast area along the Lebanese border where thousands of civilians are still cowering in their homes.

08-08-06 - UN relief aid for south Lebanon frozen UN relief aid in southern Lebanon has been completely frozen despite Israeli assurances that humanitarian convoys would be excluded from attack warnings on any moving vehicle south of the Litani River, aid agencies have said.

08-08-06 - UN hears plea to amend resolution The delegation wants to add demands for an Israeli pullout from Lebanon. But France and the US, which thrashed out the text, do not want major changes.

08-08-06 - U.K. terror laws 'fueling extremism'

08-08-06 - The person who mailed anthrax spores in 2001 remains at large What's more scary is the fact that it's a non-issue to the media and the Bush admin, and has been for years. Why is that?

08-08-06 - Israel responded to an unprovoked attack by Hizbullah, right? Wrong On May 26 this year, two officials of Islamic Jihad - Nidal and Mahmoud Majzoub - were killed by a car bomb in the Lebanese city of Sidon. This was widely assumed in Lebanon and Israel to be the work of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. In June, a man named Mahmoud Rafeh confessed to the killings and admitted that he had been working for Mossad since 1994

08-08-06 - 'We are ready to fight, we are ready to die' "All children now want to grow up to fight Israel. It's shameful how we are being treated. What have we as children ever done to them? Nobody cares what happens to us, nobody will do anything if we don't defend ourselves." The world does nothing for the victims of Israel's violence.

08-08-06 - Jordan's king fears for Mid-East King Abdullah of Jordan has criticised the international community for only offering a piecemeal way of dealing with the crises in the Middle East.

08-08-06 - Suddenly, Washington sees that Iraq, Lebanon issues are linked More substantially, the policy-maker suggested the administration's policies of bolstering Iraq and pulling Arab moderates out of the fire were at risk because of Israel's policies, adding that the Israelis "won't like" aspects of the U.N. Security Council resolution the United States and France proposed this weekend as a way out of the conflict. I saw this one coming from a mile away - and I'm no military planner. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that when you arm and back Israel's wanton destruction of Lebanon, it's a sure bet you'll piss off her neighbors. But that fact matters not to the Bush administration, evidently. Now the chickens are coming home to roost and our guys are trapped in the middle like sitting ducks. It's BS of the highest order. And it's exceptionally hard to believe that those in the Bush administration who saw fit to rush Israel bombs and jet fuel did not think of the consequences of these actions beforehand.

08-08-06 - U.N. rights council to discuss Israel

08-08-06 - Israeli minister says Russian weapons arming 'terrorists' Israeli Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter has said in an interview that "all the terrorists surrounding Israel" are using Russian weapons.

08-08-06 - Annan: Israel raid may be part of pattern Annan said that the July 30 attack was sufficiently serious to merit a more comprehensive investigation

08-08-06 - Indonesia says can't keep militants out of Mideast Indonesia has no way to prevent Muslim militants travelling from its shores to the Middle East or elsewhere to wage war against Israel, Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda said on Tuesday.

08-08-06 - UN "stands by" while Lebanese die: Arab League "What is happening will sow the seeds of hatred and extremism in the area and provide a pretext for those who feel that the international community is taking sides and lacks fairness as to this dispute,"

08-08-06 - Angry MPs demand recall of parliament Up to 100 MPs, most of them Labour, are to demand an immediate recall of parliament to debate the crisis in Lebanon because of growing fears about the government's strategy.

08-08-06 - Protesters board another US plane at Prestwick

08-08-06 - Aiming for Iran As Professor Ali Ansari argues in his forthcoming book, American neo-conservatives helped Iranian neo-conservatives consolidate their position

08-08-06 - DeLay to withdraw from congressional race Speaking of End Times believers, looks like SOMEBODY will now have more than enough time on his hands to pay Israel a visit.

08-08-06 - 9/11 Commission Chairmen Admit to Whitewash Some commissioners wanted to cover up the link between the 9/11 attack and U.S. support for Israel because this might imply that the United States should alter that policy and lessen its support for Israeli actions.

08-08-06 - 'Did you know' that Israel . . "I don't think that our viewers know that Israel actually occupied Lebanon for 18 years and that in the past 6yrs years alone it's launched 11,782 missiles over the Lebanese border. In comparison, Hizbullah has launched 100 missiles over the border. Did Americans know that? Did they know???"

08-08-06 - Condi's 'New Middle East' by Patrick J. Buchanan If neither U.S. party is willing to show any independence of Israel, if America will not address the root causes of Arab animosity, and if we will not even negotiate with our enemies, we should probably pack up and get out of the Middle East. Before we are thrown out.

08-08-06 - The End of Illusions Israel submitted to the U.S. a list of requests for amendments to the resolution. When Israel agrees to forgo these amendments, it will, of course, be able to take credit for its flexibility and desire to compromise; Lebanon and Hezbollah, on the other hand, will be cast as villains, rejecting international peacemaking efforts.

08-08-06 - Public Sees Blame to Share in Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Just 38 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll said Israel is "doing all it reasonably can" to avoid civilian casualties in Lebanon, while 54 percent say it should do more

08-08-06 - PM launches UJC campaign: This war fought by all Jews Israel needs the world to believe that it is in a much bigger fight ('for its very existence') than it actually is, hence the reason it routinely claims it is fighting Iran and Syria. Israel does so to win backing from its support base and to justify its utter destruction of civilian life and infrastructure in Lebanon.

08-08-06 - British Jews warned of rise in hate crime When Olmert claims that this is a war fought 'by all Jews' he has just put all Jews the world over in danger.

08-08-06 - Lutheran, World Church Leaders Join in Call to End Middle East Violence

08-08-06 - Activists trickle to Lebanon to protest Israel war "We hope this will be the first of what will become continuous convoys to show that there are civilians being killed and affected by this war," Adam Shapiro, an American documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, told Reuters. "If governments are failing to act, we as citizens will."
Ordinary US citizens are taking on the role that our government fails to - to uphold what this country really stands for as put forth by the founding fathers.

08-08-06 - For some evangelicals, Mideast war stirs hope Believing the Mideast conflict is a sign that Christ will return soon, some evangelical groups have cheered Israel's military actions. What better way for these raving fanatical morons to show their devotion to Israel than to move their and act as human shields for them?


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