The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, September 03, 2006

News for 09-02-06

09-02-06 - No Concrete Proof Iran Nuclear Program Is Military UN nuclear inspectors have found no "concrete proof" that Iran's nuclear program is of a military nature

09-02-06 - EU gives Iran two weeks to clarify nuclear stance

09-02-06 - U.S. moves to debunk 'alternative theories' on Sept. 11 attacks

09-02-06 - 'Islamo-fascism'? by Patrick J. Buchanan Unsurprisingly, it is neoconservatives, whose roots are in the Trotskyist-social Democratic left, who are promoting use of the term. Their goal is to have Bush stuff al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran into the same "Islamo-fascist" kill box, then let Strategic Air Command do the rest.

09-02-06 - Tehran assures Annan on Lebanon Hours before Mr Annan's visit, the Iranian president repeated his warning that Iran would not abandon its nuclear programme.

09-02-06 - The war the world forgot Yesterday's air crash in Afghanistan brought the death toll to 23 in a month. The Taliban is fighting more fiercely than ever. But frontline troops feel under-equipped, battle weary and ignored.

09-02-06 - Iran seen having problems with nuclear program

09-02-06 - Iran warns of oil price hike if sanctions imposed "If other erroneous measures are committed and the UN Security Council decides on sanctions or punitive measures, there is no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran will revise its policy of cooperation and its engagements laid out in the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),"

09-02-06 - Lebanese official wants blockade broken The Western-backed Saniora rejected the contention that the blockade was being carried out under paragraph 14 of the U.N. Security Council cease-fire resolution, which calls on the Lebanese government to secure its borders and other entry points to prevent the influx of weapons. "Who assigned Israel to be guardian of the implementation of the resolution?" Saniora asked.

09-02-06 - Gingrich opposed to U.S. strike on Iran

09-02-06 - Analysis: U.S. says Iran behind trouble the anti-Iran rhetoric from Washington has escalated sharply....In background briefings, however, senior U.S. officials in Baghdad have been far less certain about the nature of Iranian involvement. They say that technology to build "shaped charges" in roadside bombs is now widely available across the Middle East.

09-02-06 - Former security chief urges Iran action ISRAEL should consider a military option to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the former head of the Mossad intelligence service said overnight.

09-02-06 - In Lebanon, a prominent military figure disputes Israel's motive for war few appear to be paying attention - by the evidence, such as it is, put forth by a prominent, retired Lebanese military officer who claims that "[t]he capture operation actually took place in the Alm Al-Shaab area of south Lebanon...."....The problem is, of course, that even if Hteit's claim is true, now, after Israel's intense bombing of southern Lebanon during the war, there is no physical evidence left standing to support his argument.

09-02-06 - Baker meets Sunni leaders in Iraq

09-02-06 - Villagers See Violations of a Cease-Fire That Israel Says Doesn't Exist Israeli tanks crisscross the dry brown hills, shooting into the fields and smashing up houses and stone walls. Teams of Israeli soldiers have planted their nation?s flag atop bluffs here and sometimes detained Lebanese men, releasing them days later. No one seems to know where the mobile Israeli units are based, or how to avoid them....The flags and the continuing presence of Israeli soldiers here have further angered villagers already stunned by the extent of the Israeli bombing. Even some Christians, whose villages were largely spared the destruction visited on Shiite areas, say the war has fueled their support for Hezbollah.

09-02-06 - Canada government slips in key battleground: poll The decision by Canada's minority Conservative government to take a strongly pro- Israel stance is costing the party support in the influential French-speaking province of Quebec, according to a poll published on Thursday.

09-02-06 - "Butcher of Qana" finds No Safe Haven on Capitol Hill

09-02-06 - Congressmember Weiner Gets It Wrong On Palestinian Group He Tried To Bar From U.S. You know, Israel didn't choose to have a war. Yes they did, Anthony Weiner. They planned it a year ago(paragraph 4). This guy is yet another shill for Israel on Capitol Hill.

09-02-06 - Lebanese clear away the rubble from war

09-02-06 - Italian troops arrive in Lebanon

09-02-06 - Al-Qaeda calls on US to convert The call is made by a man identified on the film as "Azzam the American", a convert also known as Adam Gadahn who is wanted for questioning by the FBI.

09-02-06 - US may consider additional aid to IDF The official also rejected a report in The New Yorker magazine at the beginning of the month according to which Israel and the US had coordinated and planned the war in advance as a test to see how the military would function in the run-up to a possible strike against Iran's nuclear facilities. Horsesh*t.

09-02-06 - Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist Related to the new Al Qaeda video from today's news batch.

09-02-06 - Israel rejects Syria's arms embargo pledge Israeli officials were sceptical about the Syrian offer, pointing out that they did not believe Syria could be trusted to enforce the arms embargo as it had been the main supplier of arms to Hizbollah for more than two decades.

09-02-06 - 'Fascism' Frame Set Up by Neocon Press The aggressive new campaign by the administration of President George W. Bush to depict U.S. foes in the Middle East as "fascists" and its domestic critics as "appeasers" owes a great deal to steadily intensifying efforts by the right-wing press over the past several months to draw the same comparison.....Israel-centered neoconservatives and other hawks have long tried to depict foreign challenges to U.S. power as replays of the 1930s in order to rally public opinion behind foreign interventions and high defense budgets and against domestic critics.

09-02-06 - German Jewish leader accuses Merkel minister of anti-Semitism Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of German Jews, has been angered over calls by Development Aid Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul for a United Nations probe into Israel's use of cluster bombs in military strikes on Lebanese and Hezbollah targets.

09-02-06 - World Questions U.S. Role in Mid-East War 34 per cent of respondents believe the U.S. is responsible for the war in Lebanon.

09-02-06 - Whoops! Bolton's Bad

09-02-06 - Most Americans Blame Hezbollah for War Conversely, 55 per cent of respondents think the Lebanese government should be blamed, while 48 per cent hold the Israeli government responsible.

Ruh roh. Better get more ads to the sheep, Abe.

09-02-06 - New Questions About Inquiry in C.I.A. Leak Mr. Fitzgerald?s decision to prolong the inquiry once he took over as special prosecutor in December 2003 had significant political and legal consequences.

09-02-06 - U.S. Muslims see threat from within

09-02-06 - Robert Fisk: American and Muslim: six million people in search of an identity All agree that the most pernicious element to the latest Bush rant is his gift to Israel of placing Ehud Olmert in the ranks of his "war on terror", quite specifically linking Israel's slaughter of Lebanese civilians in July and August to his own manic project by stating that combatants from Iraq and Lebanon "form the outlines of a single movement, a worldwide network of radicals that use terror to kill those who stand in the way of their totalitarian ideology".

09-02-06 - Get ready for the Democrats The basic attitude of Congress toward Israel is not likely to change, according to some pro-Israel officials busy trying to insure just that

09-02-06 - In first US visit, Iran's Khatami calls for secular, religious dialogue Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, in his first public appearance in the United States, spoke about the need to create a dialogue between the secular and religious worlds.


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