The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, September 25, 2006

News for 09-24-06

09-24-06 - US spy agency CIA paid Pakistan for al-Qaeda suspects: Musharraf The US Central Intelligence Agency paid Pakistan millions of dollars for handing over more than 350 suspected al-Qaeda terrorists to the United States, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly said.

09-24-06 - New US intelligence report says terror theat worse because of Iraq: reports The findings contained in the National Intelligence Estimate appear to be in stark contradiction with recent claims by President George W. Bush and other top administration officials that victory in Iraq is the key to winning the global war on terror.

09-24-06 - Iran ready to negotiate 'everything' if US changes approach: Ahmadinejad Asked if Iran was willing to take any steps to suspend uranium enrichment, Ahmadinejad responded to the Post: "We think that the American politicians should change their attitudes. If they think that by threatening Iran they'll have results, they are wrong."

09-24-06 - 'No evidence' of Bin Laden death The Saudi government has denied a French newspaper report saying France's secret services believe Osama Bin Laden is dead.

09-24-06 - Feds seek to block Oregon spying case

09-24-06 - 'Threats' to Venezuelan minister provoke war of words with US Predictably, the American version of events was somewhat different. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees airport security screening in the US, denied that Mr Maduro had been mistreated.

09-24-06 - Solana, Iran have weeks to agree on talks: France French President Jacques Chirac said on Saturday he was optimistic a negotiated solution could be found to the standoff over Iran's plans for nuclear development.

09-24-06 - US senators deny war triggers terrorism Senior Republicans in the United States are playing down a secret report that has found the war in Iraq has increased the global terrorist threat.

09-24-06 - US army?s kill-kill ethos under fire In a paper published by the institute last week, British Perspectives on the US Effort to Stabilise and Reconstruct Iraq, he notes: ?The perception of the British military, many independent observers and almost every Iraqi interviewed is that the US military continues to employ excessive force in Iraq.?

09-24-06 - New Anthrax Theory Offered FBI Scientist Says Little Expertise Needed

09-24-06 - Critics say bill on detainee interrogation will not prevent torture

09-24-06 - After the war, Hizbullah reevaluates the deployment of up to 15,000 foreign troops and another 15,000 Lebanese soldiers into south Lebanon, as well as tightened restrictions at Lebanon's sea and land entry points, suggests that Hizbullah will be unable to revive its well-entrenched military presence along the border with Israel, casting into doubt a future role for its vaunted military wing.....One example, apparently under serious consideration by Hizbullah, is how to retaliate against Israel's violations of Lebanese airspace. UNIFIL has recorded more than three dozen violations by Israeli aircraft since the cease-fire came into effect. "We have reported them to the UN Security Council. What more can we do? Shoot them down?" says UNIFIL spokesman Alex Ivanko.

09-24-06 - Thousands hear call to disband Hezbollah Mr Geagea, who served 11 years in prison for crimes he committed as a leader of the LF militia in Lebanon's civil war, has called for Hezbollah to disarm.

09-24-06 - Egypt slams West for blocking resolution on Israeli nuclear arms In a news release on Saturday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit slammed what he described as double standards and discriminatory policies on the part of Western countries.

09-24-06 - Lebanon's Nasrallah emerges as idol post war

09-24-06 - Failure of resolving Palestinian issue aggravates anger among Arabs: Egypt's FM Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Sunday that failure to resolve the Palestinian issue was fuelling the feelings of anger and frustration in the Arab region, the official MENA news agency reported.

09-24-06 - War saddles Palestinians with even more burdens "Whatever affects the Lebanese affects the Palestinians, given that they are residing in this country," she adds. "But the Palestinians also lack coping mechanisms. Any emergency affects them even more than other groups, as the Palestinians in Lebanon are vulnerable by definition."

09-24-06 - U.S. to blame for attack on its embassy - Syria's Assad "This seems to have been the background of the attack, a reaction to America's policy in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan," Assad was quoted by Der Spiegel weekly as saying.

09-24-06 - Lebanese army beefs up border posts ahead of Israel pullout

09-24-06 - Assad says US foreign policy breeds terrorism

09-24-06 - Analysts Say US Image Slipped in Lebanon After Israel-Hezbollah War Jawad Boulos is a Christian member of the Lebanese parliament. He says, before the conflict, many Lebanese looked up to the United States as the defender of freedom and the protector of human rights. But, he says, Washington?s decision to deliver an existing order of sophisticated bombs to Israel during the war tarnished that image. America's foreign policy can best be summed up by the following two words: "Israel first!"


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