The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

News for 09-18-06

09-18-06 - INTERVIEW - Carter says Bush backs torture, shrinks U.S. influence "Our government now has a strange and unprecedented and pervasive policy of not speaking to anybody who doesn't agree with us in advance on controversial issues. So we close the door, we go into a closet and pout," Carter said.

09-18-06 - Chirac urges lifting UN sanctions threat on Iran French President Jacques Chirac has urged more nuclear talks with Iran during which it would not be referred to the UN Security Council -- setting the scene for another possible clash with the United States, which is pushing for sanctions.

09-18-06 - UN chief warns of Iraq civil war UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned that Iraq is in danger of sliding into "full-scale civil war".

09-18-06 - Appeal to save Lebanese heritage The UN's cultural organisation says the worst damage was in the northern port of Byblos, where a thick layer of oil coated ancient and medieval remains. The damage was caused by the Israeli bombing of a coastal power station.
Israel never volunteers to nor has it ever been forced to pay for the reconstruction of what it has destroyed in Palestine and Lebanon.

09-18-06 - U.N. human rights team to start Lebanon probe The Council, composed of 47 states, voted in August for a high-level commission to investigate what it called "systematic targeting and killing" of Lebanese civilians by Israel.

09-18-06 - Chirac's shift may end Iran unity

09-18-06 - Israel charges three suspected Hezbollah members Three suspected Hezbollah fighters who were captured during the Lebanon war were charged in Israel with "murder" and belonging to a "terrorist organisation".

09-18-06 - U.N. commander: Won't disarm Hezbollah ** "The disarmament of Hezbollah is not the business of UNIFIL. This is a strictly Lebanese affair, which should be resolved at a national level,"

09-18-06 - U.S. war prisons legal vacuum for 14,000 In the few short years since the first shackled Afghan shuffled off to Guantanamo, the U.S. military has created a global network of overseas prisons, its islands of high security keeping 14,000 detainees beyond the reach of established law.

09-18-06 - MI knew about Hezbollah kidnap plans Military Intelligence had clear information about an impending kidnap attempt by Hezbollah shortly before the Lebanese group carried out its cross-border raid on July 12, according to an internal inquiry conducted by the Israel Defense Forces.. Scroll down for that headline.

09-18-06 - France warns against Hezbollah arms in Lebanon

09-18-06 - Media ownership study ordered destroyed In a letter sent to Martin Wednesday, Boxer said she was "dismayed that this report, which was done at taxpayer expense more than two years ago, and which concluded that localism is beneficial to the public, was shoved in a drawer."

09-18-06 - Blair Made Country a Target, Say Britons 77 per cent of respondents believe Tony Blair?s policies towards the Middle East have made Britain more of a target for terrorists.

09-18-06 - Human rights group presses council In a release Monday, Human Rights Watch said the recently formed council has passed three resolutions against Israel, but has ignored the actions of Hezbollah and armed Palestinian groups. HRW is slowly falling under the influence of Israel as someone has pointed out in an earlier article.

09-18-06 - As General Assembly convenes, Jews are preparing for Ahmadinejad The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, United Jewish Communities and the UJA-Federation of New York will hold a "Stand with Israel" national solidarity rally outside the U.N. building at noon Wednesday, the first day of the General Assembly.

09-18-06 - $3,000 raised for Lebanon relief

09-18-06 - Pride in space as Iran cheers first Muslim's journey to the stars

09-18-06 - Jewish leaders press concerns as potential U.N. heads reach out Community leaders were loath to endorse a particular candidate, but Tharoor at least made a favorable impression. "We should take him seriously as a candidate," said Shai Franklin, director of international organizations at the World Jewish Congress. "He was instrumental in putting the Holocaust on the U.N. agenda...Lows include Annan's failure to directly confront Iran's leaders on their Holocaust denial and what is perceived as his eagerness to rush to blame Israel for civilian casualties in its recent war with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

"We wanted to make him understand how the community felt, how important the U.N. was in dealing with Israel issues, and some of the disappointment we felt in the past in how the United Nations could have dealt with those issues," ...The ADL has virtually cut off Annan because of his statements during the war with Hezbollah.
Why would an event that happened sixty years ago NEED to be so high on the UN's agenda in order to placate these groups - unless it is being used to serve as some kind of political tool.


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