The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, September 04, 2006

News for 09-04-06

09-04-06 - U.S. deaths in Iraq, war on terror surpass 9/11 toll

09-04-06 - Military option against Iran open, says US **

09-04-06 - Another fatal day in the 'war on terror' Abdul Rahman Imran, a Palestinian I met in Nablus in the West Bank yesterday, spoke with anger of the plight of his people while the world looks away. In July and August, 251 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army. Half of them were civilians, including women, children and the elderly, the Israeli daily Haaretz said.

09-04-06 - Our Fascism, and Theirs - In the Bizarro World of the neocons, it's always 1939

09-04-06 - Israel blockade on Lebanon prevents oil spill clean-up The Israeli blockade on Lebanon is preventing the widescale intervention needed to clean a massive oil slick caused by the Jewish state's bombardment of a power station, Greenpeace has said.

09-04-06 - Lebanon to protest Israel's blockade "The Cabinet has decided to file a complaint with the Security Council against Israel for its continued blockade of Lebanon, its violation of international resolutions ... and its insistence to challenge the international will,"

09-04-06 - Annan urges peaceful end to Iran nuclear standoff

09-04-06 - Netanyahu to meet with US VP on talks on Iran Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu will leave to Washington on Monday for meetings with US Vice President Dick Cheney and senators about the threat from Iran.

09-04-06 - Lebanon army nears control of border with Israel: UN Lebanese troops should soon control their southern border for the first time in decades, a UN force commander has said, as Qatar became the first Arab country to offer back-up peacekeepers.

09-04-06 - Israel Lobby Watch

09-04-06 - For Peace in the Middle East, Stop AIPAC!

09-04-06 - Campaign to Free Pollard for Rosh HaShanah Ministers have been asked to make a concerted effort to ask U.S. President Bush to pardon Jonathan Pollard in time for the Jewish New Year, 25 days from now.

09-04-06 - Red Cross slams Downer hoax claim THE International Committee of the Red Cross has rebuked Foreign Minister Alexander Downer for relying on an unverified internet blog to claim an Israeli missile strike on one of its ambulances in southern Lebanon was a hoax. Now why would good old Mr. Downer pander to the Israeli lobby in that manner?

09-04-06 - UN 'to mediate in soldiers row' UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says Israel and Hezbollah have accepted his offer to mediate in the dispute over two captured Israeli soldiers.

09-04-06 - Rebuilding Lebanon is a moral imperative - and a wise strategy Israel's ongoing sea and air blockade, begun right after Hizbullah's kidnapping of its two soldiers triggered the war, has caused huge losses to Lebanon - and gains for Syria

09-04-06 - To fight terrorism, you must know your enemy

09-04-06 - George Carlin - Who Really Controls America Corporate and foreign interests. They count on OUR IGNORANCE, as I've pointed out in a few places here on my website (the foreign interests anyway). And long ago, when I (DH) had the geocities website, and before I began investigating the Israel angle, I had pointed out the bit about the corporate influence as well (top right). Solution? Get your news from overseas (UK), like I do. Do not be a sheep. We can no longer afford it. And God bless George Carlin, swear words and all.

09-04-06 - Patrick J. Buchanan: Bush has no authority to launch a war on Iran ** There are powerful forces in this country and Israel that wish the United States to launch a massive preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, and her military and naval assets as well. They will push the president hard to do this before he leaves office. These forces include the Israelis, their strong lobby in the United States, the neoconservatives, some conservative and centrist newspapers, and GOP prospective presidential candidates

09-04-06 - Israel afraid of retribution for war crimes against Lebanon The Foreign Ministry official said the legal-defense team, which includes representatives from the Justice and Defense ministries, is maintained by the government to help officials facing the possibility of war crimes charges abroad.

09-04-06 - Qatar plane lands in Beirut despite Israel blockade

09-04-06 - Qatar pledges 200-300 troops to UN Lebanon force Qatar on Monday became the first Arab country to commit troops to the expanded U.N. force set up to keep the peace between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas in south Lebanon.

09-04-06 - Olmert to Knesset defense panel: We'd use more force in war with Syria This subcommittee will deal with Israel's public relations campaign abroad during the war, the extent to which it was effective during the war in countering Hezbollah's propaganda and the diplomatic backlash of civilian casualties at Kafr Qana. It's a shame that Israel cares more about its image than about the civilians that its army (routinely) kills.

09-04-06 - Typecasting Muslims as a Race "Muslims are the new Jews," said Paul Silverstein, an anthropology professor at Reed College in Oregon who studies the intersection of race, immigration and Islam. "They're the object of a series of stereotypes, caricatures and fears which are not based in a reality and are independent of a person's experience with Muslims." ..."The U.S. is so heavily allied with Israel that the kind of day-in, day-out demonization of Arabs that is associated with that conflict comes home with a vengeance to the United States,"

09-04-06 - Israelis warned on tough talk Among terms and phrases now considered off-limits are "crushing the enemy" and "wiping out," or "cleansing," areas suspected of harboring Hezbollah or Palestinian terrorists. The wording is a secondary issue to the fact that Israel has routinely targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure in Palestine and Lebanon.

09-04-06 - Europeans bar El Al planes with arms The decision made by England, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Italy will require Israel to significantly cut down the size of arms shipments.

09-04-06 - Jewish delegation meets Egyptian officials "The main message we take away from our meetings in Cairo is that Egypt and Israel need each other more than ever ? that the two nations share concerns about Iran, regional extremism and the urgency of advancing peace, concerns heightened by the war in Lebanon,"

09-04-06 - Skyshield air defense being considered

09-04-06 - Iran's ex-president Khatami believes US attack on Iran unlikely Asked about Ahmadinejad's remarks on Israel, he said: "I personally never said that Israel should be wiped off the map. "I always said and backed fair and equal peace in the region with the main pillar -- one of the main pillars of which would have to be fair treatment of Palestinians and also the repatriation rights of the Palestinian refugees."

09-04-06 - U.N. general says Israel's Lebanon pullout on track

09-04-06 - European Nations Bar Heavy El Al Cargo Planes All three nations -- Britain, Germany and Italy -- have diplomatic relations with Israel and have been heavily involved in the effort to expand the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeeping mission. Nonetheless, the same nations now refuse to allow Israel?s national carrier to make stopover landings for refueling when carrying heavy cargo from U.S. army bases.


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