The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, October 21, 2006

News for 10-20-06

10-20-06 - Troops With Stress Disorders Being Redeployed Under pressure to maintain troop levels, military doctors tell CBS News it's become a "common practice" to recycle soldiers with mental disorders back into combat. This is outright BS.

10-20-06 - Report: N. Korea 'Sorry' for Nuke Test North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said Pyongyang didn't plan to carry out any more nuclear tests and expressed regret about the country's first-ever atomic detonation last week, a South Korean news agency reported Friday.

10-20-06 - Millions Stolen From Iraq's Treasury More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq was stolen by people the U.S. had entrusted to run the country's Ministry of Defense before the 2005 elections, according to Iraqi investigators.

10-20-06 - Security officials: Britain now Al Qaeda's #1 target

10-20-06 - Iran asserts atom work is unaffected by N. Korea

10-20-06 - Ahmadinejad says to sell nuclear fuel to west in five years "We promise to produce (nuclear fuel) in the next five years and will sell it (to the West) at a 50 percent discount," Ahmadinejad told a rally in support of the Palestinian people in Tehran.

10-20-06 - Four Palestinian refugees killed in Iraq, eight injured An unknown armed group in Iraq fired, on Thursday night, mortar shells and rounds of live ammunition at a Palestinian neighbourhood of Al Baladiya an area in Baghdad, killing four Palestinian refugees and injuring at least eight others.

10-20-06 - Syrian Opposition To Open Washington Office The umbrella group, known as the National Salvation Front, already has the tacit approval of the National Security Council

10-20-06 - Judge orders Cheney visitor logs opened While researching the access lobbyists and others had on the White House, The Washington Post asked in June for two years of White House visitor logs. The Secret Service refused to process the request, which government attorneys called "a fishing expedition into the most sensitive details of the vice presidency."

10-20-06 - Oil price falls after Opec deal Oil prices have fallen despite Opec's announcement that it will curb crude output by 1.2 million barrels per day. Let's get 'er back down to 40/ barrel!

10-20-06 - UNHCR decries Palestinian plight in Iraq Shelling of a Palestinian neighborhood in Baghdad has left four dead, prompting the U.N. refugee agency to renew appeals for local and regional responsibility.

10-20-06 - Iraqis protest against Israel on 'Jerusalem Day' More than a thousand Iraqi Shiite protesters have taken to the streets of Baghdad, Basra and Najaf to condemn Israel and demand that Jerusalem be handed over to Palestinian control.

10-20-06 - The week the war unravelled: Bush to 'refocus' Iraq strategy The ranks of influential Republican senators and congressmen who proclaim that the present state of affairs cannot long continue are growing by the day.

10-20-06 - Glasgow rally to protest against 'unacceptable anti-Muslim rhetoric'

10-20-06 - Protest in Syria to mark 'Jerusalem Day'

10-20-06 - Israeli planes steering clear of Lebanon: France The French cabinet minister told a news conference at U.N. headquarters that the Israeli air incursions were "extremely dangerous" and should stop permanently.

10-20-06 - Iran 'should stop student bans' Human Rights Watch says according to documents it has obtained, Iran's Ministry of Information - which performs intelligence functions - is orchestrating what it describes as a campaign to deny student activists their right to education Speaking of HRW and student bans, where is HRW's condemnation of Israel's ban of the Palestinian student (from today's news), mm? Israel is doing the same exact thing.

10-20-06 - UN: UNIFIL won?t shoot IAF planes UNIFIL forces have no intention of firing at Israeli planes patrolling Beirut?s skies, United Nations spokesperson Stefan Dujarric said Thursday. Furthermore, the UN has no plans to change the rules of engagement to permit the targeting of IAF planes.

10-20-06 - Judith Miller Agrees To Testify in Chicago Hamas Trial She also said a former New York Times reporter, Judith Miller, would testify that she witnessed part of the interrogation of Mr. Salah and saw no torture or mistreatment Judy Miller - she's everywhere the neocons need her to be... Or so it would seem.

10-20-06 - Report: FBI Investigating SoCal Boeing Scientist Court papers show that Lesnik works in the development of anti-missile systems for aircraft and holds Pentagon security clearances for top-secret information.

10-20-06 - Putin jokes about Israeli sex scandal

10-20-06 - Ahmadinejad predicts Israel's collapse, warns of 'boiling wrath' "You (the Western powers) should know that any government that stands by the Zionist regime from now on will not see any result but the hatred of the people," he added. "The wrath of the region's people is boiling."

10-20-06 - Iranian leader threatens Israel's allies ** President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad branded Israeli leaders "a group of terrorists" Friday, after Israel's prime minister warned Tehran would have "a price to pay" if it does not roll back its nuclear program.

10-20-06 - Russia says Hizbullah used US arms

10-20-06 - Livni: Lebanon's calls for peace talks prove war has left its mark Speaking to Kadima party members in Dimona, Livni said Berri's statement is "the best proof that the war has changed the rules of conduct in Lebanon, and now different voices are heard."

10-20-06 - Israel, U.S. agree: Not the time for Syria talks

10-20-06 - NCC president finds fear, frustration in Lebanon In the town of Cana, just below a home that had been so recently bombed, there were pictures of the several families that were killed lining the walls of the makeshift cemetery where the bodies were buried. Many of the pictures were of children, one after another. I got about half way through, walking alongside the mayor of Cana, and was overwhelmed with grief

10-20-06 - Russia welcomes Fatah-Hamas vow to end internal violence

10-20-06 - Menendez backs Lieberman, for a few hours U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) withdrew an endorsement of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) hours after he made it to a Jewish audience.

10-20-06 - Air Force dilutes 'pluralism' Evangelicals supported legislation that would have allowed chaplains to name Jesus in multifaith prayers but Jewish groups, spurred by reports of coercive evangelism in the military, led lobbying that killed the legislation.

10-20-06 - Carter Book Slaps Israel With 'Apartheid' Tag, Provides Ammo to GOP Israel's current policy in the territories, Carter writes in the book's summary, is "a system of apartheid, with two peoples occupying the same land but completely separated from each other, with Israelis totally dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human rights." In a separate passage in the advance draft, the former president stated that "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land." You can pre-order this book at Amazon.

10-20-06 - Lebanon receives 300 mln USD from Kuwait for rebuilding Lebanon has received a grant of 300 million U.S. dollars from Kuwait for helping its post-war rebuilding, Lebanon's newspaper Daily Star reported Wednesday

10-20-06 - LEBANON: Fishermen survive on handouts The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said in August that the Ouzai Harbour was "the most polluted and damaged harbour in Lebanon, after nearly 320 boats were destroyed and sank after Israeli air raids on the harbour, fish market and cafeteria".

10-20-06 - Lebanon's Hezbollah Marks Jerusalem Day

10-20-06 - N. Korea, Mideast states, refuse chemical arms ban

10-20-06 - Four detained in Saudi Arabia for supporting Hezbollah Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, fears the rising influence of Shi'ite power in Iran and in the Arab world. It has criticized Israeli military action in Lebanon but has also blamed the Iranian-backed Hezbollah for provoking the crisis.

10-20-06 - Israelis coming to D.C. Israeli Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter met this week with Stephen Hadley, the White House?s national security adviser. Stephen Hadley is a neocon.

10-20-06 - Pollard to PM: Your silence costing me my life

10-20-06 - Turkish troops arrive in Lebanon Turkey is the first contributor with a majority Muslim population.

10-20-06 - Terror suspect says CIA recruited him


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