The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

News for 09-05-06

09-05-06 - Bush steps up war of words with Iran ** US President George W. Bush called Iran's leaders "tyrants" as dangerous as Al-Qaeda terrorists and said they must not be allowed to get nuclear weapons -- "the tools of mass murder."

09-05-06 - Lung problems rife among WTC responders

09-05-06 - U.S. officials press for Iran sanctions

09-05-06 - Bush: won't allow a nuclear-armed Iran ** President Bush said Tuesday a nuclear-armed Iran would blackmail the free world and raise a mortal threat to the American people.

09-05-06 - Russia says nuclear sanctions could inflame Iran "In Iran the majority of the population are young people and any careless actions could drive that country away from the civilized world for many decades,"

09-05-06 - Deadly blast in southern Lebanon Officials said Samir Shehadeh's car was hit by a remote-controlled bomb as he drove past the village of Rmeileh.

09-05-06 - Bush compares Bin Laden to Hitler

09-05-06 - Democrats Urge Pentagon Changes A dozen leading congressional Democrats have urged President Bush in a letter to consider changing the civilian leadership at the Pentagon, saying that such a move would show he recognizes the problems his policies "have created in Iraq and elsewhere."

09-05-06 - Newest Army recruits: the over-35 crowd Congress approved the change to help the Army, which came up short in its recruiting effort in the first half of 2005. But some military experts say it's a criticism of the world's most powerful volunteer army that, for the first time, appears unable to rouse enough young men and women to do what has typically been a young person's job.
Perhaps young men and women know Whose War this is.

09-05-06 - Lebanon's Coast Is Drowning in Oil

09-05-06 - Hizbullah: Israel continues to violate cease fire

09-05-06 - Taleban 'taking back Afghanistan'

09-05-06 - Annan sees end of Israel blockade of Lebanon in 48 hours

09-05-06 - US cites Iran, Syria as 'worrisome' threats Right on cue. Up next, whale feces will be discovered at the bottom of the ocean. Will wonders never cease?

09-05-06 - UN extends Hariri probe by a year

09-05-06 - Turkey approves Lebanon troops Thousands protested in the capital Ankara, calling on politicians not to send troops to fight fellow Muslims

09-05-06 - The Looming Implications of the "Clean Break Plan" Currently, AIPAC is one organization that is not required under FARA to report its activities and finances, allowing it to maintain a veil of secrecy about its work from the American people as well as the government.

09-05-06 - Israeli MPs urge full war inquiry A key parliamentary committee in Israel has called for a powerful state inquiry into official failures during the recent Lebanon war. Not for dropping all of those cluster bombs in civilian areas, or for firing on fleeing civilians, or for anything like that. Those are not considered 'failures' by the Israeli government.

09-05-06 - Israeli panel: Giuliani is 'best' presidential candidate for Israel ** The panel also concluded that the chances of any of the candidates ordering future military action in Iran were not very high. Giuliani scored highest on this question, followed by Gingrich and McCain.

09-05-06 - Lebanese officer tied to Hariri murder probe escapes death A senior Lebanese security official investigating the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri escaped death in a bomb attack blamed by the country's parliamentary majority on Syria, but four of his bodyguards were killed.

09-05-06 - Report: Israel 'preparing for possible war' with Syria, Iran ** Ahmadinejad presides over a country where more than 40 percent of the population lives under the poverty line; his authority is contested, and Iran's neighbors are increasingly worried and have begun acting to counter its influence. If we could contain the Soviet Union, we can contain Iran

09-05-06 - Lebanon Seeks to Reassert Sovereignty Over Borders With its demand that foreign troops police the ports and border, Israel has prolonged a situation in which some of the most important government functions -- security and border controls -- are being assumed by others.

09-05-06 - Lebanese can't wait for Israeli pullout

09-05-06 - The War Is Lost ** National security expert John Prados says, "The pattern of manipulation and misuse of intelligence that served the Bush administration in the drive to start a war with Iraq is being repeated today for its neighbor Iran."

09-05-06 - Turkish foreign minister says flying Kurdish flag in northern Iraq 'dangerous' Turkey's foreign minister warned the leader of the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq on Monday that his decision to replace the Iraqi flag with the Kurdish one was "dangerous."

09-05-06 - Global economy to withstand impact from Iran nuclear issue: Forbes "Make no mistake, that decision is coming in the next year or so. Why? Because Iran has been dispersing its nuclear assets around the country, burying them deepeer and deeper underground so airstrikes are going to become more problematical," And Forbes would know this exactly how?

09-05-06 - Syrian sanctuary for Iraq?s displaced Christians Syria, despite its harsh political regime, has always protected its ancient Christian communities.

09-05-06 - Netanyahu, Cheney meet The leader of Israel?s opposition Likud Party met with Cheney and top senators Tuesday on a visit to Washington to explain Israel's position on containing Hezbollah and Iran.
They meet with Cheney because it is Cheney that runs the show, not Bush. Paragraph 20.

09-05-06 - Feinstein wants cluster bombs limited The California Democrat, who is Jewish and a solid supporter of Israel, wants to guarantee that the weapons will "not be used in or near any concentrated population of civilians, whether permanent or temporary, including inhabited parts of cities or villages, camps or columns of refugees or evacuees."

09-05-06 - In pre-election session, Congress focuses on homeland security issue "AIPAC is pursuing a robust fall agenda that includes action to impede Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, further isolate the terrorist-led Palestinian Authority and support the full implementation of the U.N. cease-fire agreement in Lebanon," .....Most of the 2005 funds were allocated to Jewish groups seeking protection at synagogues, schools and community centers. Until this summer, the Homeland Security Department had held up allocation of the 2006 funds, saying it preferred to save them for actual instead of potential threats.

Following meetings among Jewish lobbyists, department officials and the staff of the relevant Senate appropriations subcommittee, however, officials now say they expect the department to disburse the 2006 funds and both houses of Congress to agree to appropriate $25 million for 2007.

09-05-06 - Individuals, Small Groups Cited as Terrorist Threats It also declared that "finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a critical component to winning the war of ideas," and said that "no other issue has so colored the perception of the United States in the Muslim world."

When there is no justice there can be no peace.

09-05-06 - Lebanese television airs footage of missing Israeli airman

09-05-06 - Fury as academics claim 9/11 was 'inside job' They believe a group of US neo-conservatives called the Project for a New American Century, set on US world dominance, orchestrated the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to hit Iraq, Afghanistan and later Iran.

09-05-06 - Charges dropped against men once accused of bridge terror plot All are Palestinian-American.


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