The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

News for 09-27-06

09-27-06 - U.S. May Hold Off on Iran Sanctions The Bush administration said Wednesday it was willing to defer seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran for a few weeks if there is a chance for a diplomatic resolution of a long-running dispute over Iran's nuclear programs.

09-27-06 - Report: Tehran willing to secretly halt enrichment

09-27-06 - Poll: Iraqis back attacks on U.S. troops The State Department poll found that two-thirds of Iraqis in Baghdad favor an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to The Washington Post.

09-27-06 - EU to probe bank data monitoring by U.S European data protection officials agreed Tuesday to investigate further allegations that a Belgian-based company's sharing of confidential banking records with U.S. authorities for anti-terror probes could have violated EU laws.

09-27-06 - U.S. did not threaten to bomb Pakistan: Armitage Washington did not threaten to bomb Pakistan "back to the Stone Age" after the September 11 attacks but a Pakistani official may have distorted U.S. resolve to press Islamabad for help, a former U.S. diplomat said on Monday.

09-27-06 - Bin Laden 'Not Our Priority'

09-27-06 - John Bolton and US Lawlessness At the United Nations, he represents the neoconservatives who stand for everything that is hated about America ? to paraphrase Winston Churchill, never have so few made so much disaster for so many.

09-27-06 - Judge to Weigh Evidence in CIA Leak Case The hearing, which could last several days, will help establish what classified information is relevant to the case against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

09-27-06 - Congress Bans Funding for Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq The U.S. Congress this week finalized legislation that bars funding to construct permanent military bases in Iraq, and states definitively that it is the policy of the United States government not to exercise control over Iraq?s petroleum resources.

09-27-06 - Hariri killing 'linked to 14 other attacks' "There may have been more than one motivating reason," it said, adding the crime could have been committed by one group, or "a well-defined or disparate collection of individuals or groups joined together". Mark Turner, United Nations

09-27-06 - Rice says she would not back gas embargo on Iran

09-27-06 - Bush and Clinton Teams Debate Pre-9/11 Efforts Hillary Clinton pointed to the intelligence memo presented to Bush in August 2001. "I'm certain that if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States,' he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team," she said

09-27-06 - EU and Iran go into nuclear talks

09-27-06 - Syria cooperating to prove innocence in Hariri murder: FM

09-27-06 - Merkel warns against bowing to fear of Muslim violence Christianity is routinely denigrated -in the West in particular. Strange though, how nobody is allowed to bash that OTHER religion that isn't being mentioned. It also needs to be said that Merkel is a known Israel-defender. Folks like that are doing all that they can these days to inflame the Muslim world. The individual responsible for publishing the anti-Muslim cartoons in the Danish newspaper was known to be enthralled by Daniel Pipes, a neocon.

09-27-06 - Family disputes U.S. raid on Iraqi house

09-27-06 - Lebanon accuses Israel of stealing border river waters Mohammad Ghamlush, the engineer heading the Wazzani river pumping systems, told AFP the Israeli army sabotaged the water pumps on the river last week and installed a pipe to pump hundreds of cubic meters to Israel....In a region where water is scarce, the issue may have dramatic consequences. and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has opened an investigation.

09-27-06 - Marines charged over Iraq killing Three US marines are to be tried by a military tribunal for the alleged murder of an Iraqi civilian, the US military has said in a statement.

09-27-06 - More US Hispanics drawn to Islam

09-27-06 - Siniora: IDF presence in Lebanon 'mother of all ills'

09-27-06 - Russia in threat to turn off gas to US giants The apparent snub to American interests is further evidence of increasing tension between Washington and Moscow over trade and the willingness of the Kremlin to use its energy resources as a political lever.

09-27-06 - Iran seen borrowing nuclear strategy from Israel In developing its nuclear program Iran is using strategies that allowed its enemy Israel to assemble the Middle East's only atomic arsenal without admitting it had one, according to a leading expert on the Israeli program.

09-27-06 - IDF: Troops can shoot Lebanese stone-throwers if lives threatened Cabinet ministers at Wednesday's weekly meeting were outraged over a protest Friday in which several dozen yellow-clad Hezbollah supporters on the Lebanese side of the border threw stones at soldiers on the Israeli side of the border. Some of the ministers criticized the army for not responding to the violent protest.

09-27-06 - Web Of Terror As ordinary people without any connection to terrorist organizations are swept up into George Bush?s war, there are three specific cases that should be carefully watched as especially troubling bellwethers.

09-27-06 - Calls rise for ban on cluster bombs "The Israeli Defense Forces have some explaining to do about the military necessity of firing so many cluster munitions into populated areas with the cease-fire in sight," said Mark Hiznay, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch.

09-27-06 - Children's Bodies Found Months After Attack

09-27-06 - Anti-boycott language in Oman agreement President Bush signed a free trade agreement with Oman that includes language barring boycotts of Israel.

09-27-06 - House resolution calls for Lebanon force The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging Lebanon to allow international troops along its border with Syria Why is this a matter for American legislators?

09-27-06 - Peres: Assad Sr. missed chance on Golan Vice premier says if Bashar Assad's father, former Syrian president Hafez Assad, came to Camp David, ?I can promise you the Golan Heights would have been in Syrian hands for years now?

09-27-06 - WASHINGTON OUT OF TOUCH WITH ANGER OF ARAB WORLD, SYRIAN MINISTER TELLS UN He asserted that the people of the region are angered by the denial of their sovereign national rights. Summing up the collective sentiment, he said: "We want an end to the Israeli occupation of our lands in Palestine, Lebanon and the Golan. We want to recover all our usurped rights. We want the flow of American weapons to Israel, which are sowing death and destruction, to stop. We refuse hegemony over our resources and interference in our affairs."

09-27-06 - Hezbollah construction wing leaves gov?t in the dust

09-27-06 - Saudis Plan Border Fence With Iraq The pro-Israeli crowd is all up in arms over the Saudi fence proposal. The point they continue to have trouble with is this: there's nothing wrong with building a fence provided you build it on your own land. Israel built its fence or wall such that it confiscates large swaths of Palestinian land. This is a violation of international law. Our government is poised to build a fence along the border with Mexico. Do you think that we will steal large swaths of Mexican land in the process? Doubtful. That's the difference between America and Israel (one of many).

09-27-06 - Analysis: Clinton eyes roots of terrorism He pledged to dedicate his remaining days in office to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wider issue of the Occupied Territories, "because peace in the Middle East is a defeat for terrorism."

09-27-06 - Israel Navy eyeing new US warship The Israel Navy inched a step closer to receiving a next-generation coastguard vessel over the weekend when Lockheed Martin launched the USS Freedom, which is slated to join the US Navy, at the Marinette Marine Shipyard in Wisconsin.


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