The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

News for 08-14-06

08-14-06 - Investigation widens as police probe link with September 11

08-14-06 - 6 guerrillas killed after cease-fire There were no reports of Israeli strikes on cars Monday - a sign Israel did not want to risk rekindling the conflict. But at least one child was killed and 15 people were wounded by ordnance that detonated as they returned to their homes in the south, security officials said.

08-14-06 - All missing Egyptian students in custody

08-14-06 - No evidence Iran active in Iraq: US general "There is nothing that we definitively have found to say that there are any Iranians operating within the country of Iraq," Major General William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, told a news conference.

08-14-06 - Unexploded munition lethal obstacle for Lebanon's displaced "On average, 10 percent of artillery shells and mortars, and other projectiles did not explode on impact. These unexploded munitions... remain extremely dangerous,"

08-14-06 - General hears Marines' concerns in Iraq The top U.S. general dropped into this volatile city Sunday to hear what was on the minds of Marines doing battle daily with a resilient and deadly insurgency. Some of what he heard sounded like a sign of creeping doubt - not about the Marines' mission but about the wider purpose it is supposed to be serving as the U.S. war death count tops 2,600.

08-14-06 - Palestinian Refugee Killed, another Wounded in Baghdad

08-14-06 - Refugees find widespread devastation A Greek Orthodox Church was punched through with holes in the room and all the buildings were smashed in Yaroun, a mainly Christian village a few miles south of Bint Jbail. Jamila Marina screamed and collapsed when she saw her destroyed home in Yaroun.

08-14-06 - Ceasefire broken in less than four hours A spokesman for the Israeli Army said soldiers had shot and killed a Hezbollah militant. The spokesman said the soldiers opened fire at a group of militants who approached a patrol about 11am.

08-14-06 - U.S. Denies Role in Attacking Hezbollah Appearing Sunday on CNN's "Late Edition," Hersh alluded to his early reporting on detainee abuses at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "When I did Abu Ghraib, the same kind of stuff was thrown at me ? that I'm fantasizing," he said.

08-14-06 - 500,000-liter delivery puts off fuel crisis - for now Several shipments of fuel imported from Syria arrived in Lebanon over the past week, partially alleviating some of the pressure on the country's hospitals and water-pumping stations that are suffering under the Israeli blockade.

08-14-06 - A man walks past destroyed buildings in the heavily-bombed town of Aita Ech Chaab, near the Israeli border, in southern Lebanon Lebanon's 911.

08-14-06 - AIPAC judge won't broaden case From previous reporting, JTA has learned that the document was a draft of the Bush administration?s Iran strategy. It?s the only document that Weissman or his former boss, Steve Rosen, actively solicited, according to their August 2005 indictment.

08-14-06 - Conflict in Lebanon reaches Afghanistan Some observers here worry that Washington's support of the Israeli government is actually playing into the hands of the Taliban-led insurgents in the southern part of the country...."America is acting contrary to its stated principles. It proclaims it supports human rights yet it supports the violation of the rights of Lebanese civilians. Afghans now realize that America is lying,"

08-14-06 - Bush says Israel defeated Hezbollah President Bush said Monday that Israel defeated Hezbollah's guerrillas in the monthlong Mideast war and that the Islamic militants were to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Lebanese civilians. If Bush thinks this was a victory then we may really be attacking Iran soon, if we are to believe the recent article by Seymour Hersh. Nobody buys that the killing of civilians by Israel is anyone else's fault BUT that of Israel, except for of course the Israel-apologists.

08-14-06 - Israel to negotiate captured soldiers' release Israel will negotiate for the release of two soldiers whose capture by Hezbollah militants on July 12 sparked the offensive in Lebanon, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Sunday.

08-14-06 - Israel will not allow Hezbollah to return to south Lebanon Israel will evidently now control southern Lebanon.

08-14-06 - Donors say Lieberman will be well-funded The three-term Democrat will turn to donors to his previous Senate campaigns and his 2004 presidential bid. He?ll also get some money from Republican and independent donors, especially those who agree with Lieberman?s support of Israel and continued U.S. troop presence in Iraq. The day we abolish campaign financing will be one of the most momentous in American history. Our government was supposed to be by the PEOPLE for the PEOPLE, and NOT for WEALTHY individuals and special interest groups. The founding fathers are rolling in their graves.

08-14-06 - Report: US helped Israel plan Lebanon offensive

08-14-06 - FBI: No terror groups in cell phone case The release also said the FBI had no information indicating that the men, Palestinian-Americans living in Texas, had any direct links to any known terrorist groups or to the alleged plot to bomb trans-Atlantic jetliners that was announced in London last week.

08-14-06 - Baalbek's Roman caves offer shelter from Israeli bombs

08-14-06 - 'The Best Guerrilla Force in the World' Analysts Attribute Hezbollah's Resilience to Zeal, Secrecy and Iranian Funding

08-14-06 - Lebanon needs 13,000 troops 'as soon as possible' Under the provisions of a UN resolution adopted on Friday night, the Lebanese army is supposed to dispatch 15,000 troops to the south. The same number of blue-helmets are to "accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces" who are to ensure that southern Lebanon will be "free of armed personnel". So that they can be sitting ducks for Israel's army?

08-14-06 - Ahmadinejad tells UN Iran ready to help foster peace

08-14-06 - Lebanese return home during fragile cease-fire UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for a cessation of hostilities in south Lebanon, permits Israel the right of self-defense while remaining on Lebanese territory. But some diplomats are concerned that Israel may be overly liberal in its interpretation of what self-defense means on the ground. Some Israeli commanders have talked about clearing out pockets of Hizbullah behind its forward lines, a move that would guarantee a continuation of fighting.

08-14-06 - Buoyed Hezbollah plans next move As a member of Lebanon's multi-confessional government, the militant Shia Muslim movement Hezbollah is formally committed to its own removal as a military presence in south Lebanon. The goal of this operation by Israel was to remove the threat of Hezbollah rockets being fired into Israel - so that phase 2 can come into play: the upcoming attack on Iran (by the US).

08-14-06 - War claims Israeli author's son The son of David Grossman, a prominent Israeli author and peace activist, has been killed fighting in Lebanon.

08-14-06 - Israel warns foes despite truce Israel will pursue Hezbollah leaders in Lebanon despite the ceasefire ending the month-long conflict, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has told parliament.

08-14-06 - Israel's verdict: we lost the war Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, was obliged to admit "shortcomings" in the 34-day-old conflict in Lebanon yesterday as he launched what may prove a protracted fight for his own political survival. Somebody forgot to tell Bush.

08-14-06 - America's one-eyed view of war: Stars, stripes, and the Star of David It is not just the US media which tilts in a pro-Israeli direction. Congress, too, is remarkably unified in its support for the Israeli government, and politicians more generally understand that to criticise Israel is to risk jeopardising their future careers This is the second article in a major British publication in a week's time that discusses the pro-Israeli influence in America. Unfortunately, the people that need to know about it the most - Americans - don't.

08-14-06 - IDF general: Troops lacking food can steal from Lebanese stores According to Mizrahi, the logistics branch is prepared for the possibility that combat soldiers will have to remain in Lebanon during the winter.

08-14-06 - A Lebanese man reacts as he looks at destruction of his parents home in the rubble of several collapsed apartment buildings

08-14-06 - A Shiite Lebanese woman is seen through the front windshield of a car in awe as she looks at destroyed buildings

08-14-06 - Updated post: Israel's attack on Lebanon was a dry run for America vs. Iran

08-14-06 - The De-Zionization of the American Mind - How to Deal with The Lobby

08-14-06 - Ahmadinejad On '60 MInutes' Leads Some To Protest A dozen members of a militant fringe Jewish group picketed outside CBS Television City Sunday to denounce the network and newsman Mike Wallace for interviewing the president of Iran.
The JDL is a terrorist group, not a "militant fringe group".

08-14-06 - Local Jews Protest Against War and Stand With Humanity "We are demonstrating to show that many members of the Boston Jewish community, as throughout the world, in fact, oppose Israel's ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories and massive human rights abuses against the Lebanese and Palestinian people. We shall gather in mourning for all victims of the conflict -- in Lebanon, Gaza and Israel." the group of demonstrators said in a statement on Thursday.

08-14-06 - Lebanon's middle class is disillusioned with America

08-14-06 - Israeli protested on Capitol Hill Speakers at Monday afternoon's protest, which was sponsored by the Coalition for Justice & Accountability, accused Moshe Ya?alon of war crimes for his involvement in the 1996 bombing of a United Nations compound in Kana, Lebanon, that resulted in 106 civilian deaths.

08-14-06 - Government, Muslims must do more to defuse extremism

08-14-06 - Israel, Defeated As usual, Seymour Hersh has the inside dope, and he depicts Israel's failed blitz as a dress rehearsal for the main event: an American confrontation with Iran. Once again, as in the run-up to American's war with Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney and his office were among the chief instigators.


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