The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

News for 09-06-06

09-06-06 - The Next Phase of the Middle East War ** Confirmed by official statements and military documents, the US in close coordination with Britain (and in consultation with its NATO partners), is planning to launch a war directed against Iran and Syria. US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has already initiated the draft of a UN Security Council resolution with a view to imposing sanctions on Tehran for its alleged (nonexistent) nuclear weapons program.

09-06-06 - US ups pressure on China, Russia over Iran

09-06-06 - Iran abruptly postpones talks with EU Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, meanwhile, said any sanctions must exclude military force, suggesting that Moscow was contemplating the possibility of sanctions but remained opposed to harsh and quick punishment

09-06-06 - Two die in Lebanon bomb clear-up Two Lebanese soldiers have been killed and a third wounded while trying to defuse unexploded Israeli cluster bombs in southern Lebanon, officials say.

09-06-06 - Bush: Sept 11 architect to face trial Bush said he had moved Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the September 11 attacks, and 13 other top Al-Qaeda suspects to Guantanamo to be tried by military commissions that must be approved by the US Congress. Here is what motivated the mastermind of the attack on 911. Contrary to what we are told by the government, it was not because of 'our freedom'. Some members of the 911 Commission even sought to keep this fact under wraps for fear of the suggestion that we change our foreign policy.

09-06-06 - Ahmadinejad urges West to follow God's path

09-06-06 - Bush: America safer 5 years after 9/11 BS.

09-06-06 - Why Iran sees no rush for a nuke deal

09-06-06 - 'Revenge' motive for Amman attack A gunman who attacked Western tourists in Amman wanted to avenge two brothers killed during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Jordanian officials say.

09-06-06 - Israel to lift Lebanon blockade Israel says it will lift its air and sea blockade of Lebanon on Thursday, at 1800 local time (1500 GMT).

09-06-06 - Neocons Discredit Intel in Haste to Attack Iran ** The neoconservatives can be expected to work assiduously in the coming weeks and months to discredit the current intelligence analysis and substitute their own alternative as they position themselves for the attack on Iran they have long wanted.

09-06-06 - Bush admits the CIA runs secret prisons President Bush on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that the CIA runs secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation forced terrorist leaders to reveal plots to attack the United States and its allies.

09-06-06 - Ahmadinejad challenges Bush to UN debate

09-06-06 - French, Americans would back strike on Iran: poll Only a handful in either the United States or Europe cited supporting opposition groups, while 15 percent of Americans and 6 percent of Europeans see military action as the best way.

09-06-06 - Syria blamed for attack on Lebanon's Shehade

09-06-06 - First pro-Israel lobby in EU set up "We have set ourselves a target to turn Europe into Israel's ally", said Tuesday Lobby's CEO Michel Gur Ari. Europeans beware. What this really means if you think about it for a minute - will America cease to be the worldl's superpower? Is this the reason for the shift to the EU (and China 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)?

09-06-06 - Pro-Israel lobby targets BBC online poll The Give Israel Your United Support (GIYUS) website hosts a downloadable desktop tool called Megaphone. The program alerts users to opinion polls and "talkback" features on news sites so they can respond with pro-Israel views. In turn, users can alert GIYUS operators to any opinion polls they think should be targeted.

09-06-06 - Will Robert Fisk tell us the whole story? possibly in an attempt at even-handedness, Fisk has also muddied the picture in relation to the actions of Hizbullah and thereby contributed towards the very mythical narratives he seeks to undermine.

09-06-06 - Lebanese troops move into Hizbollah bastion A UNIFIL statement also said Israel had violated Lebanese air space eight times in the past 24 hours.

09-06-06 - Political Islam takes center stage since 9-11 "American actions against political Islam after September 11 have ironically contributed to its further rise and emergence, even in its most fanatical, extremist forms,"....Analysts say its roots largely lie in the failure of secular Arab nationalism to challenge Western hegemony and return land to dispossessed Palestinians.

09-06-06 - Diplomat links Lebanon war to U.S.-Iran tensions A Russian diplomat described Israel's war on Hezbollah as a preamble to a conflict between the United States and Iran.

09-06-06 - Best defence against terrorism is a split with US, say voters

09-06-06 - Lebanon demands prisoner swap Lebanon said on Wednesday two Israeli soldiers captured by Hizbollah would not be released unless Israel was prepared to discuss a prisoner swap.

09-06-06 - Hezbollah 'reservations' over German role in UN force 'Our reservations are regarding the German demand to search boats as they enter Lebanon,'

09-06-06 - British Airways partner to break Lebanon air embargo

09-06-06 - Hezbollah besting Lebanese government

09-06-06 - Saudi Arabia to cover Lebanese annual school fees

09-06-06 - U.N. Watch: Council a 'disappointment' Neuer, whose Geneva-based organization monitors anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias at the United Nations, was testifying Wednesday before Congress.

09-06-06 - Even Jordanians seethe with hatred for the West One British tourist died and five other Westerners were wounded, as was a member of the Jordanian tourist police, who bravely hurled himself in the line of fire

09-06-06 - Blair to visit Lebanon to discuss truce

09-06-06 - Pawns of the War Party One of the most interesting, and little-talked about, consequences of the Iraq war has been the extension of Israeli influence ? and aid, including military aid ? to Kurdistan. Seymour Hersh reported on this, and Le Figaro detailed the developing American-Israeli rift over the issue, with Washington increasingly nervous over the growing Israeli presence and what it portends for the region....Israel's interest is in establishing a base that borders Iran, from which to monitor developments in country and build an enclave from which to launch armed attacks That's the reason that the US supports it.

09-06-06 - All Hands on Deck to Defeat John Bolton's Re-nomination to the United Nations He is the darling of the Israeli lobby, he's not going anywhere anytime soon.

09-06-06 - In shift since Hezbollah war, Jewish Agency aids Israeli Arabs

09-06-06 - Senate rejects bill which would limit IDF use of U.S.-made bombs The United States Senate on Wednesday rejected a move by Democrats to stop the Pentagon from using cluster bombs near civilian targets and to cut off sales unless purchasers abide by the same rules. You didn't really think that bill would pass, did you? We are talking about Israel here.

09-06-06 - Israel on Campus leaders meet in D.C. The leaders launched a petition drive to thank congressional leaders for their support of Israel during the war.

09-06-06 - RJC launches anti-Democrat campaign The Republican Jewish Coalition launched a campaign saying that support for Israel among Democrats is eroding.

09-06-06 - Planet of the Arabs This 9-minute feature is an acute dramatization that uses a collection of Hollywood clips from 1896-2000, that negatively depict Arabs, to demonstrate how badly the West has been brainwashed through fiction to fear and despise Arabs in real life.

09-06-06 - Israel's ?high-tech ballot-stuffing?, aka Lobbyware® Israelis know that repeating a lie often enough goes a long way. And targeting opinion polls - as unscientific as they are - is highly effective.

09-06-06 - N.J. Democrats: Iraq war endangers Israel Two New Jersey Democrats running to unseat Republicans said the Iraq war endangers Israel.


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