The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, August 27, 2006

News for 08-27-06

08-27-06 - Iran test-fires 'long-range' naval missile Iran has successfully test-fired a "long-range radar-evading" sea-to-air missile in military maneuvers in southern Gulf waters, a top military official told state television.

08-27-06 - Annan to visit Iran amid dispute The visit will come two days after a UN deadline for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment and amid fears it is trying to develop a nuclear bomb.

08-27-06 - Nasrallah sorry for scale of war Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has said he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers if he had known it would lead to such a war.

08-27-06 - Key US legislator says will block aid to Lebanon A key U.S. legislator said in Israel on Sunday he would block aid President George W. Bush promised Lebanon and free the funds only when Beirut agreed to the deployment of international troops on the border with Syria Lantos is, not surprisingly, an Israel-firster.

08-27-06 - Israel deliberately targeted civilian infrastructure in both Palestine and Lebanon

08-27-06 - Reuters seeks Pentagon probe on journalist's death Reuters news agency urged the U.S. military on Sunday to investigate the killing of one of its journalists by American troops in Baghdad a year ago.

08-27-06 - Israelis still occupy nine positions in south Lebanon: military Israeli troops still occupy nine positions in southern Lebanon two weeks after a ceasefire between Israel and the Shiite militia Hezbollah ended more than a month of heavy fighting

08-27-06 - Bully role won't help with Iran Meanwhile small nations that can vote, but not veto, at the Security Council are in an uproar over perceived U.S. bias toward Israel in the recent war with Hezbollah militants. It is unclear how much opposition those nations could raise to a U.S.-backed sanctions plan.

08-27-06 - Syria will talk peace 'when Israel is ready' "Peace would involve Israel returning occupied lands to their owners and restoring their rights," Assad said. "Israel is an enemy founded on the basis of aggression and hegemony.

08-27-06 - AP: U.S. aid stirs Venezuela's suspicion While USAID oversees much of the public U.S. spending on Latin America, President Bush's government also has stepped up covert efforts in the region.

08-27-06 - Displaced Lebanese race bulldozers to recover keepsakes In the ruins of Haret Hreik, a southern Beirut suburb, Shiite families tried to save keepsakes before they were lost amid debris being cleared away by bulldozers and dump trucks.

08-27-06 - Compliant and subservient: Jimmy Carter's explosive critique of Tony Blair

08-27-06 - Negotiated nuclear settlement a possibility

08-27-06 - Humbling of the supertroops shatters Israeli army morale ?For the last six years we were engaged in stupid policing missions in the West Bank,? he said. ?Checkpoints, hunting stone-throwing Palestinian children, that kind of stuff. The result was that we were not ready to confront real fighters like Hezbollah.?

08-27-06 - Hezbollah 'in talks' on prisoner exchange Sheikh Nasrallah has told a Lebanese television station that prominent politician Nabih Berri is acting as a middle man in negotiations aimed at exchanging the two Israeli soldiers for Lebanese prisoners held in Israel.

08-27-06 - Lebanese offical blasts NYC man's arrest "As a Lebanese citizen first, and as an official in the Lebanese government and information minister of Lebanon, I find this to be unacceptable," Ghazi Aridi told reporters in Beirut.

08-27-06 - I Want to Represent Israel in Congress California?s Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA) asked himself how to better serve Israel and overlook American interests? Out of no where, the savior emerged as a hero: he suggested withholding aid from Lebanon.

08-27-06 - Canadians divided over Middle East conflict Almost half of Canadians blame the on-going conflict in the Middle East on Iran and Syria, and such groups as Hezbollah and Palestinian militias, according to a new national poll that says 19 per cent point the finger at Israel.
Good little sheepies.

08-27-06 - Israeli general plots war with Iran "Everyone is playing with dates and time frames, but the list of options is becoming shorter," he added. "I think we have one year open (to launch military action). Israel will have to decide." Israel will not launch a war on Iran. America will on her behalf - like it did with Iraq.

08-27-06 - Cluster bombs leave 'toys' that kill children The US State Department opened an investigation last week into whether Israel?s use of American-made cluster bombs violated an agreement that they would not be used in civilian areas.
And a US official stated that this investigation is just for show. The cluster bombs are courtesy of the United States of America.

08-27-06 - Saudi FM criticizes Arabs who favor foreign links Faisal's criticism appeared to be targeting Syria, which boasts strong relations with Iran, although he did not name it. The two Arab countries have exchanged implicit criticism over the war in Lebanon

08-27-06 - Hezbollah says won't resist UN troops

08-27-06 - Trickle of supplies reaches Lebanon Israel has blocked commercial cargo flights, letting about three planes carrying relief supplies land daily at the country's only international airport, along with seven passenger flights, airport officials said.

In a prison called Lebanon. How many Arab nations can Israel imprison at once?

08-27-06 - Annan to visit Beirut U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will discuss the deployment and role of a planned 15,000-strong peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon when he visits Beirut on Monday for the first time since the Israel-Hizbollah war.

08-27-06 - Jesse Jackson says Syria backs prisoners' release Syria backs efforts to free captured Israeli soldiers and Arab prisoners held by the Jewish state, U.S. civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday.

08-27-06 - UN will not stop Syria sending weapons to Lebanon Speaking in Brussels before heading to the region, Kofi Annan, pictured below, the UN Secretary-General, confirmed that the 15,000-strong force will not meet Israeli demands to police the routes used by the militia to smuggle missiles from Syria. "Troops are not going in there to disarm - let's be clear,"

08-27-06 - Missing facts may have changed Israel/Lebanon poll results If you knew that Israel?s attack on Lebanon had been planned for over a year, and that the capture of two Israeli soldiers was just their excuse, would you still think their attack was justified?

08-27-06 - U.N. plans Lebanon 'exclusion zone'

08-27-06 - UN peacekeeping force not to destroy Hezbollah: Italian FM

08-27-06 - Berlin demands to board Lebanese ships Germany is offering to patrol Lebanon's coast rather than send ground troops as part of a UN peacekeeping force after the conflict between Israel and Lebanon-based Hizbullah.

08-27-06 - Japan arrests 5 in Iran nuclear case

08-27-06 - Flights bring bridges to Lebanon Two aid flights are due to take off from RAF Brize Norton for Lebanon, with bridges to replace crossings bombed in recent Israeli air raids.

08-27-06 - Muslims alarmed over redrawn map for Islamic world Muslim circles have expressed alarm and disgust at the publication of a redrawn map of the Islamic world in a journal closely linked to the US armed forces.

08-27-06 - Campaign to raise funds for children starts today A CAMPAIGN by Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) to assist Lebanese and Palestinian children affected by the recent crisis in the region will be officially launched at the City Center today

08-27-06 - Law Put to Unusual Use in Hezbollah TV Case, Some Legal Experts Say


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