The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, October 12, 2006

News for 10-11-06

10-11-06 - China Says It Will Back Sanctions On N. Korea China on Tuesday expressed a rare willingness to support U.N. sanctions against its ally North Korea, but it said any punitive action would have to be narrowly targeted at the country's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

10-11-06 - U.N. disagrees on sanctions against Iran while the U.S. called for broad sanctions to punish Iran's defiance in pursuing its nuclear program, Russian and Chinese representatives at a top-level Vienna meeting favored less severe measures.

10-11-06 - 'Huge rise' in Iraqi death tolls An estimated 655,000 Iraqis have died since 2003 who might still be alive but for the US-led invasion, according to a survey by a US university.

10-11-06 - Americans Still Peeved at Iraq WMD Reports 58 per cent of respondents think the federal government purposely misled the public about evidence that Iraq had banned weapons in order to build support for war.

10-11-06 - Rice says US will not invade North Korea

10-11-06 - U.S. Waits for Firm Information On Nature and Success of Device

10-11-06 - We'll make sanctions hurt, vows US THE US is pushing for UN sanctions so severe they will make dictator Kim Jong-il "rue the day" he ordered his country's first nuclear test explosion, the State Department's point man on North Korea said yesterday.

10-11-06 - 'Weaker' West should change its attitude on Iran: Ahmadinejad

10-11-06 - Dobbs: Middle class needs to fight back now Political, business and academic elites are waging an outright war on working men and women and their families, and there is no chance the American middle class will survive this assault if the dominant forces unleashed over the past five years continue unchecked. They've accomplished this through large campaign contributions, armies of lobbyists that have swamped Washington, and control of political and economic think tanks and media. Lobbyists, in fact, are the arms dealers in the war on the middle class, brokering money, influence and information between their clients our elected officials

10-11-06 - Bush created a mess in Iraq. Here's how to clean it up. It is time to pull our troops out of Iraq. It is also time, here at home, to hold accountable those who made the disastrous decisions that brought our forces there in the first place

10-11-06 - North Korea's Nukes:

10-11-06 - Iraqi parliament approves federal law

10-11-06 - Neocons Call for Action Against N. Korea The neoconservatives, whose influence on the Bush administration has generally been on the wane since late 2003 when it became clear that the Iraq war that they had done so much to champion was going badly, nonetheless retain some clout, particularly through the offices of Vice President Dick Cheney and Pentagon chief Rumsfeld.

10-11-06 - U.S. terror hunter calls Lodi case hyped "Terrorism itself can be a rallying cry for political purposes,"

10-11-06 - American Al Qaeda Member to Be Indicted for Treason Adam Yahiye Gadahn, whose exact whereabouts is unknown but is believed to be in Pakistan, is expected to be charged with material support and treason,

10-11-06 - An Asian Nuclear Arms Race? by Patrick J. Buchanan

10-11-06 - Israel and North Korea / Maybe now they'll take Iran seriously the key to imposing sanctions on Iran lies in Russia, which has avoided effective handling of Iran's nuclear ambitions until now. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will visit President Vladimir Putin next week in Moscow and again try to change his mind.

10-11-06 - Crown Prince denies secret Saudi-Israeli meeting Israel's top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot reported last week that Olmert had held a secret meeting lasting several hours with Saudi officials at the palace of Jordan's King Abdullah II.

10-11-06 - Muslim Anger Burns Over Lingering Probe of Charities

10-11-06 - Israel group gets $2 million NIF is targeting what it calls "invisible Israelis" - Arabs, Sephardi Jews and immigrants - as it helps residents of the North recover from this summer's war against Hezbollah.

10-11-06 - British shift in ties with Muslim groups She criticised groups and individuals who choose to boycott commemorations such as Holocaust Memorial Day, although she added that they have a right to do so without specifying whether state funding would be withheld.

10-11-06 - Anti-terror ad hits Mideast networks

10-11-06 - Will Israel bomb Iran? ** with its ongoing commitments in Iraq, some of Israel's strategic thinkers believe America has too much at stake to intervene militarily....According to Israeli intelligence sources, Iran's scientists are now within a year of reaching the technical point when they could enrich uranium to the level required for atomic arms.....The former chief of staff of Israel's armed forces, Moshe Yaalon concludes: "As a last resort, the West should be ready to launch military strikes to deal with Iranian nuclear capabilities ...but Israel should be ready to deal with this kind of threat, if anyone else doesn't do it."

10-11-06 - Lebanon: We seized arms from Hizbullah

10-11-06 - A New Fence Is Added to a Border Town Already Split To the Lebanese, the fence, erected over the past several weeks to separate the northern side of the village from the rest of Lebanon, amounts to a new occupation of their territory, potentially worsening tensions over the disputed Shabaa Farms area nearby.....Lebanese officials say the continued presence of Israeli soldiers on Lebanese soil is a violation of United Nations Resolution 1701, which settled this summer?s conflict. Well now.

10-11-06 - Sharansky quitting politics He entered politics in 1996 with the new immigrant party Yisrael Ba'Aliyah, eventually serving as a Cabinet minister. He resigned from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government last year to protest the looming Gaza Strip withdrawal. That move coincided with the publication of his book "The Case for Democracy," which was co-authored by Israeli diplomat Ron Dermer and drew praise from President Bush. Sharansky is widely expected to write a new book on geopolitics. Sharansky's idea of spreading of 'democracy'in the Middle East was taken up by Bush.

10-11-06 - Richardson man gets 7 years in '04 export case Bayan Elashi, former chief executive officer of InfoCom Corp., said in his first public comments about the case that federal prosecutors couldn't find anything related to terrorism ? so they went after him for common errors normally punished with administrative fines.

10-11-06 - UNRWA Must Be Brought in Line with UN High Commissioner for Refugees While not advocating the de-funding of UNRWA, JINSA believes its mandate should be changed to resemble the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an agency that sees the resettlement of refugees as its priority. Both Sen. Coleman and Rep. Kirk agreed that UNRWA?s mandate was problematic while acknowledging that the organization provides valuable services for Palestinians refugees. So says the pro-Israeli outfit JINSA and its minions on Capitol Hill. JINSA- neocon central, placing matters to the fore of US politics in line with a policy that can best be summed up by two words: Israel first!


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