The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, August 28, 2006

News for 08-28-06

08-28-06 - 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for August 4 In 1996, they came up with the clean-break plan, which was an outline for how Israel would basically get rid of Iraq and Saddam Hussein and move into Syria, Lebanon, and on to Iran. I think they?re trying to carry out this plan.

08-28-06 - British ambassador explains troop movement near Iraq-Iran border The new British ambassador to Iraq said on Sunday that British troops taking up position near Iraq's border with Iran aren't preparing for military action against Iran, but were getting to crack down on weapons smuggling between the two countries.

08-28-06 - Right Hook - Conservatives rebel against the War Party Hagel, widely expected to launch a bid for the White House, isn't alone on the Right in opposing the neocons' war.

08-28-06 - Not So Clean Break ** the U.S. had given Israel a green light to attack Hezbollah and push its troops into southern Lebanon. There was an agreement between Israel and Uncle Sam that Iranian nuclear plants would eventually have to be bombed. Once this was done, Iran would most likely order Hezbollah to attack Israel. Thus the U.S. and Israel agreed in secret that at some point before the attack on Iran, Hezbollah would have to be disarmed and that as soon as a pretext became available, Israel should use force.

08-28-06 - Annan asks Israel to end blockade United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and urged Hezbollah to free two captured Israeli soldiers.

08-28-06 - Iran dismisses U.S. threat of sanctions coalition "These remarks (by Bolton) are an obvious insult to the Security Council," Iranian government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham told a weekly news conference. "These remarks are just bullying and baseless remarks and show that they (the U.S.) are not competent to be a member of the Security Council."

08-28-06 - Iran called 'central banker of terror' ** "Iran is like the elephant in the room, if you will. ... They are the central banker of terror. It is a country that has terrorism as a line item in its budget," Stuart Levey, the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. Here we go again...

08-28-06 - Will the US Again Attack Iran ? This Time Without Saddam?

08-28-06 - Is Cheney Betting On Economic Collapse?

08-28-06 - AIPAC urges U.S. to shut Iranian Web site The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is urging the United States government to disconnect an Iranian news site from American Internet servers, charging that the site has ties to terrorist organizations. The allegation is based on a report published by Haaretz last month.

08-28-06 - Olmert orders limited war probes

08-28-06 - Lebanon's fishermen crippled by wartime oil spill "It's been almost two months since any of us worked," said Mohammed Kniwa, head of the fishermen's union at the Raouche port in Beirut, where an estimated 150 tonnes of oil is trapped.

08-28-06 - IDF replaced officer during fighting after he expressed doubts over operation The commander of an armored battalion of reservists was relieved from command during the fighting in Lebanon at his own request. Senior IDF officers are set to discuss whether he should remain in his post.

08-28-06 - Olmert: We could have only dreamed of such a scenario ** Prime minister says that if someone would have told him a month and a half ago about the current situation, he would said he was dreaming of unrealistic goals. Says cautiously, 'could be deterioration'

08-28-06 - French troops aid in Lebanon rebuilding

08-28-06 - Ahmadinejad says Holocaust 'made up to embarrass Germany' Merkel on July 21 indicated that she would not formally respond to the letter, saying it contained "totally unacceptable" criticism of Israel and "constantly put in question" the Jewish state's right to exist.

08-28-06 - An Ex-Official Offers Glimpse of Iranian Views of U.S. WE have in the past and continue to support Middle Eastern regimes with atrocious human rights records. The people therein know this all too well.

08-28-06 - State Department surprised by Hezbollah "It was a surprising statement for somebody who launched a war to say that he regretted launching that war," department spokesman Sean McCormack said Monday. Israel launched that war, Sean, it was in the works for a year.. Sean McCormack is either a moron or a liar.

08-28-06 - Americans Foresee War Against Iran ** Do you think the nation of Iran is a threat to the security of the United States? Yes 73%

Good little sheepies.

08-28-06 - Americans Decidedly Reject Military Draft

08-28-06 - Beckett plays down Hezbollah cache find The letter concluded: "The equipment found by the IDF was not exported to Iran, as the media have speculated. Nor does it include night vision goggles."

08-28-06 - Israel urges Iran sanctions ** Israel's foreign minister urged the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran.

08-28-06 - UJC meets officials on homeland security Jewish community officials met with administration and U.S. Senate officials to ensure the release of Homeland Security money to nonprofits...More than half of the 2005 money, which is just now reaching its targets, was allocated to Jewish organizations. Does this seem WAY out of proportion to you?

08-28-06 - Lebanese army deployed to Syrian border Palestinian refugees in camps in the Litani area have refused the Lebanese government's instructions to disarm in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701

08-28-06 - Needs are huge for displaced families in Lebanon

08-28-06 - Palestinian issue at root of violence, says ex-Lebanon hostage

08-28-06 - Jewish groups blast Israeli actions Some U.S. Jewish groups signed onto a letter calling Israeli military actions in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip "vastly disproportionate."

08-28-06 - Greece pledges to commit to Middle East peace process Bakoyannis also briefed Sharma over her recent trip and contacts in the Middle East, noting that "the time has come for vigorous diplomacy, both in terms of Lebanon as well as over the Palestinian issue."

08-28-06 - The Israel Lobby Stifles Another Israel-Questioner

08-28-06 - Harris clarifies statements on religion In Congress, Katherine Harris has consistently supported pro-Israel legislation

08-28-06 - Mearsheimer and Walt on C-SPAN John J. Mearsheimer and Steven M. Walt, authors of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy made an appearence on C-SPAN Monday to discuss those very things.


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