The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

News for 09-12-06

09-12-06 - Syrians fight off attack on U.S. Embassy Syrian guards foiled an attempt by suspected al-Qaida-linked militants to blow up the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, exchanging fire outside the compound's walls with gunmen who shouted "God is great" and tried to storm in with automatic weapons and hand grenades. .....Anti-American sentiment has been rising across the Middle East since Israel's 34-day blitz of Hezbollah in Lebanon that ended nearly a month ago, on top of turmoil in Iraq that many here blame on the United States.

09-12-06 - "We Have Not Forgotten, Mr. President."

09-12-06 - VA study doubts Gulf War syndrome Even though U.S. and foreign veterans of the 1991 war report more symptoms of illness than do soldiers who didn't serve in the Persian Gulf, there is no such thing as Gulf War syndrome, according to the Veterans Affairs-sponsored report released Tuesday

09-12-06 - 6 powers can't agree on Iran statement Six world powers abandoned attempts Tuesday to issue a joint statement criticizing Iran's nuclear defiance after China and Russia refused to endorse U.S.-backed tough language, diplomats said.

09-12-06 - US thanks Syria over embassy raid The US has thanked Syria for foiling an attack on its embassy in Damascus.

09-12-06 - Iran pledges help for security in Iraq "Iran will give its assistance to establish complete security in Iraq because Iraq's security is Iran's security," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters after talks with Maliki in Tehran.

09-12-06 - Soldiers reveal horror of Afghan campaign Soldiers deployed in Helmand province five years on from the US-led invasion, and six months after the deployment of a large British force, have told The Independent that the sheer ferocity of the fighting in the Sangin valley, and privations faced by the troops, are far worse than generally known.

09-12-06 - Taliban adopting Iraq-style jihad Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, speaking in Brussels Tuesday, said the Taliban now pose a greater danger than Al Qaeda.

09-12-06 - Bush invokes 9/11 to argue for Iraq war President Bush is invoking the memory of Sept. 11 to defend the war in Iraq, drawing protests from Democrats who say he politicized a national day of mourning.

09-12-06 - U.S. says nuclear double-standard on Iran justified The deal would enable India, long treated as a nuclear pariah, to receive American atomic technology and fuel, even though it has not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has already developed atomic bombs.

09-12-06 - US fuelling terrorism, Syria says

09-12-06 - Bolton and the PSI Posse

09-12-06 - Cyprus suspects air defence systems on Syria-bound ship The shipment was being transported to Syria and the Syrian government is claiming the cargo which it insists is weather-tracking equipment.

09-12-06 - History by miniseries: Too fast, too loose? The film's most hotly contested moments dealt with the effectiveness of Clinton administration officials in fighting terrorism. With President Bush's party now heading into fall elections and battling voter concerns that he has fumbled the war on terror, a TV docudrama that points the finger at others for similar mistakes may help to soften criticism of the president, some say.

09-12-06 - US grateful as Syria foils attack on embassy raid In the late 1970s, the Syrian government came under sustained attack from Islamic groups which used suicide bombs and were fiercely repressed by the government. In recent months, there have been a few sporadic clashes between the Syrian security forces and Islamic groups.

09-12-06 - Israeli retreat 'making progress' The UN chief said Israel and Hezbollah had mostly complied with a UN resolution to end the conflict. But he said that the 34-day fighting had plunged the Middle East into instability once more

09-12-06 - IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units testified that the army used phosphorous shells during the war, widely forbidden by international law. According to their claims, the vast majority of said explosive ordinance was fired in the final 10 days of the war. ...Because of their high level of failure to detonate, it is believed that there are around 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians have been killed by these mines since the end of the war.

09-12-06 - The ABC miniseries "The Path to 9-11" lies to serve Israel's agenda ABC lied about what bin Laden's fatwa said. Bin Laden's fatwa is publically available, see for yourself. Here is the fatwa from 1996: And it is also laid out in this CNN interview in PDF format from 1997. Asking why we are attacked and despised does not legitimize or excuse terrorism. But the media and the Bush administration routinely put forth an outright lie - that we were attacked because we are 'infidels' or because of our freedom: total BS. If you discover the real reasons why, and then question how our tax dollars are being spent by Israel, then you are entering dangerous territory to a special interest group that is better served by your ignorance.

09-12-06 - What motivated the 9/11 Hijackers? The Hidden Truth The mastermind of the attacks on 9/11 - Khaled Sheikh Mohammed - was motivated by his strong disagreement for America's support of Israel. That was a finding of the 9/11 Commission in July of 2004. This page features a small video clip at hosted by Information Clearinghouse that features footage of some of the 9/11 Commission's hearings on C-Span and an important question by a concerned US citizen.

09-12-06 - Putin to send Russian engineering-sapper battalion to Lebanon "We will not be involved in peacekeeping operations, but will reconstruct the infrastructure in areas outside the United Nations peacekeeping operation zone,"

09-12-06 - Nasrallah demands militant freed Hezbollah's leader has said two Israeli soldiers held by his group will only be released if a Lebanese militant held by Israel for 27 years is also freed.

09-12-06 - Oil prices enjoy seven-month low US light, sweet crude futures traded down $1.85 to $63.76 a barrel on Tuesday while Brent crude futures slid $1.56 to $62.99 a barrel in London.

09-12-06 - The Coming Collapse of Zionism by former CIA analyst KATHLEEN CHRISTISON approximately 250,000 people, by UN estimate, are unable to return to their homes because either the homes have been leveled or unexploded cluster bomblets and other ordnance have not yet been cleared by demining teams. Israel has created more animosity for itself in that region. Surrounded by seething people who have watched their neighbors being bombed to smithereens, children being missiled - Israel's actions are a recipe for disaster. What rises from these ashes may be the worst yet.


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