The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, September 02, 2006

News for 09-01-06

09-01-06 - Conditions in Iraq 'could lead to civil war' A US Defence Department report has found the conflict in Iraq has all the makings of a civil war, which can nonetheless be avoided.

09-01-06 - Russia rejects Iran sanctions

09-01-06 - 10,000 German jobs jeopardised by Iran sanctions "The German economy would be severely hit in an important growth market. The loss of business in Iran could threaten more than 10,000 jobs in Germany,"

09-01-06 - Former Iran president faces snub in US A former Iranian official said Mr Khatami?s hesitation at meeting Mr Carter reflected the factional divisions inside Iran.

09-01-06 - Pentagon Moves to Monitor Iraq Coverage The U.S. command in Baghdad is seeking bidders for a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for monitoring the tone of Iraq news stories filed by U.S. and foreign media.

09-01-06 - 'Why did Blair send my teenage son to fight an illegal and dishonest war?'

09-01-06 - U.S. sees 'good chance' to hit N. Korea missiles after defense test

09-01-06 - Paris regrets Iran nuclear stance inspectors have found no "concrete proof" that the nuclear programme "is of a military nature", one official told journalists.

09-01-06 - U.N. names panel to probe Israel abuses Under the resolution, the three will investigate the "systematic targeting and killings of civilians by Israel," according to the commission's resolution. The commission will also examine the types of weapons Israel used and their conformity with international law.

09-01-06 - Hope and despair in the rubble of Lebanon's Bint Jbeil "I have nothing left," he says. "I'm not Hezbollah. Why do they have to do that to me?"

09-01-06 - A decade to clear cluster bombs in Lebanon Clearing unexploded cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon during the month-long war, many of them U.S.-manufactured, could take 10 years, a British-based demining group said on Friday. ..."Currently one person per day is being killed and three people per day are being injured by ordnance of all types,"

09-01-06 - Palestinian donor meeting raises $500 mln International donors pledged $500 million (263 million pounds) in aid for the Palestinian Territories on Friday and called on Israel to give humanitarian agencies better access to the region....A separate gathering on aid to Lebanon held in Stockholm on Thursday raised $940 million (495 million pounds), nearly double expectations. What price Israel? The world is once again left to pick up the tab after another rampage by Israel.

09-01-06 - Critics Decry 'Destroy and Lend' Policy in Lebanon Lebanon is firmly en route to becoming the third nation in the Middle East after Iraq and the Palestinian territories to experience a devastating Washington-backed war and a massive influx of new illegitimate debt to cover reconstruction expenses, anti-debt activists say.

09-01-06 - Syria agrees to U.N. resolution U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised to enforce an arms embargo on Hizbollah under a U.N. resolution that halted Israel's war with the Lebanese group.

09-01-06 - Israel drops Lebanon deployment objections, says Indonesia Israel has dropped objections to Indonesia's participation in the expanded UN force in Lebanon and Jakarta will send up to 1,000 troops, Indonesia's Defence Minister says.

09-01-06 - Israel: Beyond Good and Evil - Ehud Olmert's Nietzschean foreign policy Here is yet more evidence of my thesis that Israeli society, deformed by perpetual war and disfigured by state controls, is morphing into a form of fascism, including a mass movement with global reach that mimics the historical forms of national socialism - minus, of course, the requisite anti-Semitism Umm Justin, Arabs are Semites. And Israeli Jews would appear to be (last paragraph) very prejudiced against their Arab counterparts, to say the least.

09-01-06 - Radicalising Europe's young Muslims Although no-one is seriously thinking about MI6 or CIA setting up back channels to Osama bin Laden's cave, perhaps it is worth paying some attention to what he has been saying for the past 10 years. His statements are not about any Caliphate, a pan-Muslim state which is rarely mentioned, but about US support for Israel, its backing for "apostate" Arab regimes in the Middle East and the presence of US troops in Muslim lands. In reality, the issue is US foreign policy.

09-01-06 - Atomic inspectors' report on Iran lays groundwork for united action The top agenda item for U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) for the last congressional session in September, before mid-term elections, is final passage of her Iran Freedom Act, which has garnered overwhelming support in the House of Representatives. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and an array of other Jewish groups are committed to the act's passage.

09-01-06 - Deal would free 1,000 for Israeli soldier

09-01-06 - Rosa Brooks: Criticize Israel? You're an Anti-Semite! What's most troubling is that it's typical. Typical, that is, of what anyone rash enough to criticize Israel can expect to encounter. In the United States today, it just isn't possible to have a civil debate about Israel, because any serious criticism of its policies is instantly countered with charges of anti-Semitism

09-01-06 - German spy chief en route to Lebanon The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, is on route to Lebanon, a Foreign Ministry official said on Friday, fuelling speculation Germany may play a role in a prisoner swap between Israel and Lebanon.

09-01-06 - No victory for Hizbollah, say Lebanese Christians "People have got fed up over the years with outside interference and wars. I am sure that 75 per cent of the country want to have a secure country and live in peace irrespective of everything else."

09-01-06 - Israel Says Syria, Not Just Iran, Supplied Missiles to Hezbollah The U.S. and Israel in recent weeks have pressured nations that sell weapons to Iran and Syria to tighten restrictions on their transfer to third parties, an effort aimed at curtailing Hezbollah's arsenal. China, which has substantial economic interests in the region, is considered unlikely to stop its shipments, experts said, though the lobbying may have more effect on Russia.

09-01-06 - Critical congressman tours Israel The American Israel Education Foundation, which is affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, sponsored the trip, and an AIPAC staffer accompanied Van Hollen.

09-01-06 - DC JCRC asks Cathedral to drop Khatami Washington?s Jewish Community Relations Council asked the National Cathedral to rescind an invitation to the former Iranian president.

09-01-06 - Activist: 'Crusaders' inappropriate in military A Jewish activist seeking to contain the promotion of Christianity in the U.S. military complained about a fighter squadron that calls itself "The Crusaders."

09-01-06 - Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Meet In Only Debate Sheeler said the U.S. should support Israel, but he seemed to suggest the U.S. government should do more to support the creation of a Palestinian state

09-01-06 - How Channel 4 assassinated President Bush

09-01-06 - Spain to build up Lebanon force

09-01-06 - Bolton: No doubt as to Iran's intentions And the world has no doubts about John Bolton's intentions.


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