The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, October 19, 2006

News for 10-18-06

10-18-06 - China Dispatches Envoys to N. Korea Amid 2nd Test Rumors China is North Korea's last remaining ally and key aid donor, but it remains unclear whether Beijing could succeed in dissuading Pyongyang from testing another nuclear device, especially after Beijing supported a U.N. resolution that included punitive measures

10-18-06 - UN envoys work on Iran resolution Diplomats at the UN are working on a resolution proposing sanctions against Iran for its refusal to halt controversial nuclear activities.

10-18-06 - Defectors: No Kim Jong Il would mean no nuclear threat

10-18-06 - Four U.S. soldiers charged with rape and murder Four U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl and slaying her sister and their parents will face courts-martial on murder charges, military officials say.

10-18-06 - FBI director wants ISPs to track users

10-18-06 - Release the Iran NIE! and Hoaxster Hoekstra According to former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, writing in the October 9th edition of the American Conservative magazine, the Bush administration is withholding a new CIA National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. I wanted to type that column up for you (from the hard copy edition), as well as one prior to that, but you can read it by subscribing to The American Conservative and supporting a good magazine in the process.

10-18-06 - Bush Accepts Iraq-Vietnam Comparison Bush said he could not imagine any circumstances under which all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq before the end of his presidency.

10-18-06 - North Korea heads toward hunger

10-18-06 - Mines and brides: UN staff tread lightly on Golan Strategic experts agree that Israel's command of the Golan, much of which is heavily mined, would make any assault by the lesser-armed Syrians easy to repel

10-18-06 - Americans anxious over U.S. foreign ties Americans are anxious and frustrated over the state of U.S. foreign relations, a survey indicates, with large majorities worried that the country's foreign policy is making the world increasingly dangerous for the United States and its people

10-18-06 - Iran must be intimidated, says Israeli leader

10-18-06 - Running from Iraq - Don't Imagine It Will Reduce the Jihadist Threat Neocons like this individual writing for the AEI- neocon central - just LOVE having American GIs taking the brunt of violence in the Middle East -it keeps the attention of the jihadis away from Israel. Now they want us to stay for awhile and continue this policy.

10-18-06 - From gunbelts to greenbelts After Hizbullah's 34-day war with Israel, Erlend Clouston tracks down its representatives and finds them keen to talk about parks and pollution

10-18-06 - Israel Lobby Initiates Hispanic Strategy: "Invadimos a Iran" The Israel lobby clearly sees Hispanic voters as a new and largely untapped force in American politics in need of leadership harnessed to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) foreign policy issue framework.

10-18-06 - Lebanon's young begin return to normalcy Compared to many southern Lebanese schools, Ansariyeh was relatively fortunate. Israeli bombing completely flattened 50 schools, say officials from UNICEF, the UN's international children's fund.

10-18-06 - Arar given US human rights award, accepts by video Maher Arar was given an international human rights award Wednesday in Washington but he did not accept it in person because of fears that he might be detained again by the United States.

10-18-06 - Muslim scholars write the pope - and everyone else Thirty-eight Muslim scholars from 20 countries sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI urging mutual tolerance and respect over the weekend, and 500 prominent Muslims signed a religious ruling rejecting violence against civilians on Tuesday. Neither got much publicity. But when Al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, issues his latest bloodcurdling threat it dominates the airwaves

10-18-06 - Between Syria and Israel, a strategic breakthrough for peace is possible Virtually all Arab and Muslim leaders - whether regarded in Washington as "radical," like Assad, or "moderate," like King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - share Assad's perception that the Bush administration is seriously biased in Israel's favor, and that it will make no serious move without Jerusalem's assent.

10-18-06 - MPs kept in dark over terror suspects

10-18-06 - Israel: Iran targeting us with drugs Israel accused Iran of trying to flood it with drugs via Lebanon.

10-18-06 - Jordan, Syria discuss river rights Jordan and Syria are negotiating water rights from the Yarmouk River, a source Israel also claims.

10-18-06 - Lebanon businesses try to bounce back


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