The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, October 05, 2006

News for 10-04-06

10-04-06 - Iran: Sanctions won't derail enrichment

10-04-06 - Iran to open nuclear sites for tourists

10-04-06 - Court temporarily OKs domestic spying The Bush administration can continue its warrantless surveillance program while it appeals a judge's ruling that the program is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

10-04-06 - EU warns Iran 'time running out' Time is running out for Iran to avoid UN sanctions over its nuclear policy, Europe's foreign policy chief says.

10-04-06 - Fox warns over Russian military He said Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken recently "of having armed forces capable of fighting a global, regional and, if necessary, a few local conflicts".

10-04-06 - Iran says Japan mega oil deal off after talks fail

10-04-06 - Iran: Rice warns international community time "running out" on nuclear issue

10-04-06 - Arrest over Cheney barb triggers lawsuit A Denver-area man filed a lawsuit today against a member of the Secret Service for causing him to be arrested after he approached Vice President Dick Cheney in Beaver Creek this summer and criticized him for his policies concerning Iraq.

10-04-06 - Congress members urge dialogue with Iran A bipartisan slate of 19 members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on President Bush to initiate direct talks with Iran.

10-04-06 - Condi's Conundrum Rice has always played the role of a neocon-facilitator. In the run-up to war, her office ? in the person of her chief adviser, Stephen J. Hadley ? gave a pass to every tall tale that came out of the neocons' Pentagon policy shop, including the Mohammed Atta-in-Prague story and the Niger uranium forgeries, and assiduously blocked any reports ? including those from Richard Clarke, former counter-terrorism chief ? indicating that the alleged Iraq-9/11 connection was bogus.

10-04-06 - Scholars Land Book Deal for Attack on 'Israel Lobby' The David Duke card is being played again by the ADL in an attempt to smear the authors of the study to try to discredit it. This actually proves one of the points of the study - the smear of anti-Semitism is used by individuals and organizations like the ADL in the Israeli lobby in an attempt to silence dissenters.

10-04-06 - Hezbollah received intel from Russian-Syrian listening post during war

10-04-06 - The Prince of Darkness: Iraq "canvas simply too small"

10-04-06 - Stay Home, Ms. Rice Will she insist that Israel stop murdering innocent Palestinian civilians; stop expanding its settlements; and commit itself to the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state? Nothing could be further from her mind.

10-04-06 - The Cooper Union "Israel Lobby" Debate no one denied the fact that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ? the epitome of the Lobby ? was one of the most powerful forces on Capitol Hill. Khalidi reminded the audience of the framing of the debate it does in Congress, from the resolutions it drafts, to the congressmen it harasses, to the candidates for public office that it vets. It works tirelessly to demonstrate that U.S. and Israeli interests are exactly the same......It was a travesty of news coverage that it was not televised, not even by C-Span, and no major media covered the event, including the major newspapers

10-04-06 - UNIFIL says could resort to 'use of force beyond self-defense' The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it could resort to the "use of force beyond self-defense," but did not give details on the means which will be used.

10-04-06 - Cleanup to Start at Old Sites in Lebanon

10-04-06 - Many children need professional help to shake off effects of war Another aggravating factor is the widespread presence of unexploded ordnance around the houses and in the courtyards of southern towns and villages, which prevents children from playing normally.

10-04-06 - Analysts warm to Lebanon results The war destroyed the group's positions in southern Lebanon, wiped out a good deal of its rocket arsenal, left hundreds of Lebanese civilians dead and wrecked the country's infrastructure, angering the general public.
"We really must shake ourselves out of this mood of pessimism and negative thinking," wrote Daniel Gavron on the English language Web site of the Ha'aretz newspaper. So, killing civilians was part of the success? Because this made them angry at Hezbollah? Targeting civilians to achieve a political end is in fact terrorism. And our government wholly supports it (only in the case of Israel).

10-04-06 - Controversial Air Force commander promoted

10-04-06 - Syria still against Lebanese government: Israeli DM Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz told cabinet ministers on Wednesday that Syria still works against the Lebanese government of Prime Minister Fouad Saniora and is calling for peace "while keeping open the option of war." This coming from the folks that just put Lebanon back ten years.

10-04-06 - US support for Israel threatening peace: Iran Iran warned yesterday that the current Middle East tour of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will end in failure unless Washington ends its support of Israel ? Tehran?s arch-foe in the region. That view was shared by a number of newspapers in the Arab world. ....?Its own policies have helped promote the extremism it now fears, and have weakened the impact and credibility of the so-called moderate Arabs it now seeks to bolster,?

10-04-06 - Israel takes fresh look at Golan

10-04-06 - Israel sets conditions for Syria talks

10-04-06 - Oregon House speaker discloses trip to Israel paid for by private group The state treasurer said he had reported the $4,000 that came from private citizens, who are associated with the Jewish Federation, to pay for his trip to Israel. He said the trip was valuable because it allowed him to visit personally with managers of a Tel Aviv-based buyout company with whom the state has invested $50 million.

10-04-06 - Tony Judt Speech Shut Down by ADL I was due to speak this evening, in Manhattan, to a group called Network 20/20 comprising young business leaders, NGO, academics, etc, from the US and many countries. Topic: the Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy.

10-04-06 - Saudi doctors battle for hearts and minds in Lebanon


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