The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

News for 10-17-06

10-17-06 - NKorea: Sanctions are declaration of war

10-17-06 - N. Korea apparently preparing nuke test Satellite images indicate North Korea appears to be getting ready for a second nuclear test, officials said Tuesday, as the defiant communist regime held huge rallies and proclaimed that U.N. sanctions amount to a declaration of war.

10-17-06 - Iraq a 'helluva mess': former US secretary of state Former US secretary of state James Baker was visibly shocked when he last visited Iraq, and said the country was in a "helluva mess", the BBC reported.

10-17-06 - U.N. sanctions on Iran to exempt Russia project To dissuade Moscow from blocking U.N. action against Iran, Russia would be permitted to work on a nuclear reactor in Iran even if the U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Tehran for its nuclear program, U.S. and European officials said.

10-17-06 - Bush opposes three-way partition of Iraq: TV interview US President George W. Bush said in a television interview that he opposed dividing Iraq into a Kurdish, a Shiite and a Sunni region, which he said would create even more chaos.

10-17-06 - France nears U.N. resolution on Iran France said Tuesday it hopes to circulate a draft U.N. resolution that is expected to call for sanctions on Iran for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment and return to negotiations on its nuclear program.

10-17-06 - EU admits Iran nuclear talks have failed The European Union has admitted that its nuclear talks with Iran have run into a dead end and that it has been left with "no choice" but to return the matter to the UN Security Council.

10-17-06 - Bush signs controversial anti-terror Bill "The president can now - with the approval of Congress - indefinitely hold people without charge, take away protections against horrific abuse, put people on trial based on hearsay evidence, authorise trials that can sentence people to death based on testimony literally beaten out of witnesses, and slam shut the courthouse door for habeas petitions," ACLU executive director Anthony Romero said.

10-17-06 - Is the Bush Doctrine Dead? by Patrick J. Buchanan

10-17-06 - A vile teen fad: beating the homeless This is off topic. It is the most hideous thing I've ever seen/heard of. Let me come across someone doing this to a homeless person, I beg you. I've got a little present for them.

10-17-06 - Bush and Blair isolated as criticism of war grows

10-17-06 - Talabani backs 'Iran-Syria plan' Violence in Iraq could end "within months" if Iran and Syria joined efforts to stabilise the country, says Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

10-17-06 - US opens Iran basketball inquiry US treasury officials are investigating whether American basketball players who were paid to play for Iranian teams have violated US sanctions.

10-17-06 - Oil above $60 ahead of Opec deal The gains come as member nations of oil-producing cartel Opec prepare to meet in Qatar later this week to discuss a long-awaited cut in output.

10-17-06 - Voting against nuclear war with Iran

10-17-06 - Web could be terror training camp in U.S., politician says "We now have a capability of someone to radicalize themselves over the Internet," Chertoff said on the sidelines of a meeting of International Association of the Chiefs of Police.

10-17-06 - Planespotting - Nerds with binoculars bust the CIA's torture taxis At a desert bar, one of his friends?a man with an unspecified connection to Base Camp?warned him over beers to "stop messing with those Base Camp guys or you'll wind up dead in the desert with two bullets in the back of your head." What an interesting tale of a man's passion - which is part hobby and part good old-fashioned detective work.

10-17-06 - Intelligence Laundry: To Paris again One source says they believe the meeting to be part of a larger campaign to allegedly create and launder falsified intelligence by planting it with key publications and individuals abroad, in hopes that it will seep back into official American channels as though it were legitimate information, collected by allied intelligence organizations. Such a campaign of disinformation, if it exists, would be difficult to track, precisely because it is designed to mask its origins through other channels.

10-17-06 - Saddam: Kurds dividing Iraq for Israeli benefit

10-17-06 - A Self-Defeating War

10-17-06 - Working women in rural Iran

10-17-06 - U.N. naval force patrols Lebanese waters An international force is in place to help the Lebanese navy prevent arms smuggling.

10-17-06 - Israel to help NATO patrols Details of the pact have not been released, but the accord, agreed to Monday, is seen as a way to bolster ties between Israel and Arab nations with borders on the Mediterranean.

10-17-06 - French forces: Stop Lebanon overflights or we'll open fire The commanders of the French contingent in UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) have warned that if Israeli warplanes continue their overflights in Lebanon, they may have to open fire on them, Defense Minister Amir Peretz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee yesterday

10-17-06 - HOW HEZBOLLAH DEFEATED ISRAEL - PART 3: The political war Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert adopted Bush's language on the "war on terrorism", reminding his citizenry that Hezbollah was a part of "the axis of evil". His remarks have been reinforced by Bush, whose comments during his address before the UN General Assembly mentioned al-Qaeda once - and Hezbollah and Hamas five times each. The United States and Israel have now lumped Islamist groups willing to participate in the political processes in their own nations with those takfiris and Salafists who are bent on setting the region on fire.
A very interesting take on the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict of this past summer.

10-17-06 - 9/11 - ALL THE PROOF YOU NEED!

10-17-06 - A foreign policy tailspin The administration's green light to Israel to do anything it wants to grind down the Palestinians, reversing 30 years of U.S. policy, as Powell pointed out, has caused structural damage to America's efforts toward a just settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian problem

10-17-06 - British MP apologizes for comparing Israeli tactics to the Nazis Turner slammed the British government for not calling for an immediate cease-fire during the summer conflict. He said even Human Rights Watch condemns Israel?s lawless attacks on south Lebanon that were followed by civilian casualties. "Those were the tactics of the Nazis in 1939 and 1940, attacking fleeing civilians from the air," he said.
IT's the truth.

10-17-06 - 'Minor' glitches delay Israel pullout from Lebanese village: UN Israeli troops continued to occupy the Lebanese northern parts of Ghajar, after their October 1 withdrawal from southern Lebanon. That came almost seven weeks after a UN-brokered truce took effect on August 14, ending 34 days of war against the Lebanese Hezbollah Shiite militant group.

10-17-06 - Lebanon asks Arab states for more help Prime Minister Fuad Saniora appealed to Arab countries Tuesday to increase and accelerate their donations to Lebanon to help it rebuild from what he called "a series of devastating Israeli invasions" in the past 30 years.

10-17-06 - Mussa calls on all Arab nations to help Lebanon rebuild Arab League chief Amr Mussa has called for all Arab nations to help with the massive task of Lebanese reconstruction following Israel's devastating summer offensive.

10-17-06 - Jewish political partisans in U.S. engaged in pre-election outreach

10-17-06 - May we criticize Israel?


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