The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, September 09, 2006

News for 09-08-06

09-08-06 - Saddam 'had no link to al-Qaeda' "Saddam Hussein was distrustful of al-Qaeda and viewed Islamic extremists as a threat to his regime, refusing all requests from al-Qaeda to provide material or operational support,"

09-08-06 - U.S. wants draft Iran resolution by Sept. 18 The United States wants a draft U.N. Security Council resolution on sanctioning Iran ready within ten days. We're moving quickly here, folks. The US needs to attack Iran before Bush goes out of office.

09-08-06 - Military lawyers question Bush plan for trials

09-08-06 - Al-Qaeda support sinking among Muslims

09-08-06 - Book says CIA tried to provoke Saddam to war

09-08-06 - US blacklists major Iranian bank Stuart Levey, the Treasury's under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, announced the action against Saderat during a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. The AEI - a neocon outfit- is pleased, no doubt.

09-08-06 - Iran's Khatami calls for US talks AIPAC would never allow it.

09-08-06 - Israel ends blockade of Lebanon A spokeswoman said Israel had turned over control of monitoring the coastline to the UN. The air blockade on the country was lifted on Thursday.

09-08-06 - Canadian defense minister: 'Impossible to defeat Taliban militarily'

09-08-06 - Video shows Twin Towers attack preparations The Arab television channel Al-Jazeera has broadcast a video which it says shows Osama bin Laden and suicide candidates of Al Qaeda preparing the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States.

09-08-06 - Bush plan would withhold terror evidence

09-08-06 - Bush Calls For Greater Wiretap Authority

09-08-06 - UN leader picks up task closed to U.S. The trip was the kind of Middle Eastern shuttle diplomacy that American secretaries of state have been accustomed to make but cannot so easily now because of the plunge in American credibility due to its policy in Iraq and because at least two places Mr. Annan visited, Iran and Syria, are no- go zones for Washington.

09-08-06 - 9/11 conspiracy theorists multiply "It is already possible to know beyond a reasonable doubt one very important thing: The destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by domestic terrorists," he says. "The welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed." The audience rose and applauded for more than a minute.

09-08-06 - False Flag Operations: Declassified Military Documents Show How US Government Planned Terrorist Attacks Against its Own Citizens

09-08-06 - Russian FM slams Israel arrest of Palestinian ministers, MPs Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed Israel's arrest of Palestinian ministers and MPs from the governing Hamas, after talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

09-08-06 - Rethinking Jewish American deterrence Much as Israel's decreasing centrality to American Jewish life requires that our institutions adjust to this new reality, American Jewry's public affairs organizations should also take the United States' diminished international stature into consideration as they set strategic goals and policy agendas And there it is folks: the real reason for the recent establishment of the Israeli lobby in Europe. What these delusional folks fail to grasp is that the reason that America is isolated in the first place is because of our unconditional support for Israel, and because of the policies of the neoconservatives in this Bush administration. The gall of these folks is astounding.

09-08-06 - How Human Rights Watch lost its way in Lebanon

09-08-06 - In pictures: Clearing weapons from south Lebanon

09-08-06 - Iran's Khatami says suicide bombers hurt Islam "I believe the Holocaust is the crime of Nazism. But it is possible that the Holocaust, which is an absolute fact, a historical fact, would be misused. The Holocaust should not be, in any way, an excuse for the suppression of Palestinian rights," he said.

09-08-06 - Paper reprints Holocaust cartoons Several of the cartoons contrast the plight of the Palestinians with that of the victims of the Holocaust.

09-08-06 - UN approves counter-terrorism plan Israeli and Arab diplomats feuded bitterly on the U.N. General Assembly floor on Friday after the United Nations approved a largely symbolic global plan to combat terrorism three days before the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

09-08-06 - Bolting Bolton? Chafee signaled that he was not ready to vote for Bolton. He said he had questions about "what's happening in the Middle East with the expansion of settlements in the West Bank." At a hearing in July, Chafee had questioned Bolton's assertion that the root cause of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict was terrorism.

09-08-06 - Blair 'not welcome' in West Bank Correspondents say the UK's stance during Israel's bombardment of Lebanon - refusing to criticise Israel's military tactics or to back calls for an immediate ceasefire - caused anger across the Arab world.

09-08-06 - Nine U.S. leaders tour Israel Nine non-Jewish community leaders from across the United States will tour Israel?s north to examine the impact of the Israel-Hezbollah war. Why aren't they also touring the total devastation in Lebanon (that we helped Israel to commit, by sending them jet fuel and cluster bombs)?

09-08-06 - How hi-tech Hezbollah called the shots "Israeli EW (electronic warfare) systems were unable to jam the systems at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, they proved unable to jam Hezbollah's command and control links from Lebanon to Iranian facilities in Syria, they blocked the Barak ship anti-missile systems, and they hacked into Israeli operations communications in the field," Israel jammed the frequencies of the USS Liberty so that it could not send an SOS, as Israel attacked it by air and by sea for 45 minutes.

09-08-06 - Support of Israel hurts U.S. As Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian chief, stated after returning from a visit to Lebanon, "There is something fundamentally wrong when there are more dead children than armed men."

09-08-06 - Chafee scuttles Bolton vote A Republican U.S. senator cited Israel's planned settlement expansion in delaying confirmation of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador.

09-08-06 - The GOP, RIP The neocons, in their takeover of what used to be the conservative movement, have Prussianized the GOP.

09-08-06 - Poll Finds Waning Faith in Intervention The survey of more than 1,500 randomly selected adults also found that nearly half (46 percent) of the respondents consider U.S. support for Israel a "major reason" for the rise in anti-U.S. sentiment around the world, a significant increase since Pew last posed the question 10 months ago

09-08-06 - Livni to Washington Tzippi Livni is arriving Wednesday for meetings with the U.S. secretary of state and other top administration officials to discuss how to deal with Iran now that it has refused to end its enrichment of uranium and how to maintain the Israel-Hezbollah cease-fire in Lebanon.
The second trip to the US in a week by an Israeli official to discuss Iran.

09-08-06 - Bush: U.S. defends democracies, Israel The United States stands by Israel because it is a democracy, President Bush said. BS. The US stands behind Israel because its lobby here sees to that. And Israel is no more a democracy than fire is water.

09-08-06 - Israel tests ceasefire with Lebanon arrests Israeli troops in southern Lebanon detained four men yesterday for questioning in what appeared to be the first arrests since a ceasefire ended the war with Hizbullah.

09-08-06 - Washington seeks 'clarification' from EU's Solana on Iran talks

09-08-06 - Syria promises battalion to police border -Annan

09-08-06 - Lebanon PM in political battle of wills with Hezbollah

09-08-06 - Armitage Leak Poses More Questions Early in the inquiry, Armitage told authorities he was Novak's source. Armitage said Fitzgerald asked him to not to say that publicly. Fitzgerald then pressed on with the investigation, questioning White House aides. Fitzgerald nabbed one neocon (Libby) during the course of that investigtation, which elevates him to hero status in my book.


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