The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Monday, October 23, 2006

News for 10-22-06

10-22-06 - Helping the hungry on base - Many military families rely on donated goods "Here they are defending the country. . . . It is heartbreaking to see,"

10-22-06 - The Next War ** We face today a crisis similar to those of 1964 and 2002, a crisis hidden once again from the public and most of Congress. Articles by Seymour Hersh and others have revealed that, as in both those earlier cases, the president has secretly directed the completion, though not yet execution, of military operational plans?not merely hypothetical ?contingency plans? but constantly updated plans, with movement of forces and high states of readiness, for prompt implementation on command?for attacking a country that, unless attacked itself, poses no threat to the United States: in this case, Iran.... Assuming Hersh?s so-far anonymous sources mean what they say?that this is, as one puts it, ?a juggernaut that has to be stopped??I believe it is time for one or more of them to go beyond fragmentary leaks unaccompanied by documents. That means doing what no other active official or consultant has ever done in a timely way
Speak up now before it's too late.

10-22-06 - US official retracts Iraq remarks

10-22-06 - Nuclear 'carrot and stick' approach doomed: Iran Mr Hosseini said imposing sanctions would have an impact beyond the region. "But if they choose sanctions, we will make appropriate decisions in proportion with that," he said.

10-22-06 - Rice: 'N Korea escalating crisis'

10-22-06 - Russian rebuke for Rice over N Korea

10-22-06 - Neocrazy Media Nuke Cover-up

10-22-06 - U.S. reportedly has Iraq security timetable But a White House spokeswoman disputed the account.

10-22-06 - Boy killed by Israeli cluster bomb in Lebanon

10-22-06 - Gasoline prices tumble again Gas prices continued their downward spiral across the nation, falling by an average of nearly 8 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, the publisher of the national Lundberg Survey said Sunday.

10-22-06 - Israel: Flights over Lebanon to continue French Maj. Gen. Alain Pelligrini, who leads the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, said last week that the overflights are a major concern. A day later, France's Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie called the overflights "extremely dangerous" because the peacekeepers on the ground could see them as hostile acts and fire in self-defense.

10-22-06 - Sombre mood as south Lebanon gears up for Eid

10-22-06 - The post-Israel Middle East The Zionists have put all their eggs in the basket of American support, but that basket has developed two holes. One is the paradox that support for the Zionist series of wars and conflicts has so weakened the United States that it is no longer a reliable ally. Faced with a real crisis in Korea, the Americans are powerless to do anything, and have to rely on China to fix things. Some Israelis are already setting up shop in China. And then there's this. I predicted as much a couple of years ago on a message board.

10-22-06 - Israel admits phosphorus bombing Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said in late July: "According to the Geneva Convention, when they use phosphorus bombs and laser bombs, is that allowed against civilians and children?" We used phosphorous too - in Iraq. But due to the inordinate amount of civilians Israel killed in Lebanon (disproportionate to the amount of Hezbollah fighters that they killed), it's safe to say that it was likely used against the Lebanese civvies. Our army isn't perfect, but for the most part, our guys don't harbor the animosity toward Arabs that the Israelis do.

10-22-06 - Israel admits it used phosphorus weapons Unexploded cluster bombs in Lebanon have regularly killed and maimed civilians since the end of the war. Rami Ali Hussein Shibly, 12, was killed and his nine-year-old brother brother, Khodr, injured yesterday by a cluster bomb as they picked olives in Halta. He was 21st person to be killed by the bomblets since the fighting ended

10-22-06 - Israel downplays Russian's Hamas comment

10-22-06 - A call to abolish cluster bombs Cluster munitions are not banned weapons, but their use in civilian areas violates the international ban on the use of indiscriminate weapons. According to the UN, 90 percent of the cluster bombs were dropped in the last 72 hours of the war - when all parties knew a cease-fire was imminent......A congressional investigation into the munitions' use after Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon pressured the Reagan administration to ban sales of cluster weapons to Israel for six years.

10-22-06 - Radical Islam finds US 'sterile ground' In mosques in America, it's fairly common for imams to preach assimilation, says Mr. Zogby. That's not as true in Europe, particularly in poorer neighborhoods where sermons can be laced with extremism.

10-22-06 - Poll: Jewish support for Iran strike declining Thirty-eight percent of American Jews would support U.S. military action against Iran, according to the American Jewish Committee?s annual survey of U.S. Jewish opinion, down from 49 percent last year.

10-22-06 - Peace with Syria should be explored: Israeli DM However, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has dismissed Assad's remarks about peace with Israel and declared that he would never give back the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights were seized by Israel during the Six Day War - a war that Syria did not start. Some say that Israel's plans to seize this prized piece of land were the reason they attacked and tried to sink the USS Liberty and all aboard - because the US would not have supported this plan if she discovered it (via the Liberty's surveillance).

10-22-06 - Report: Spy heading U.N. hostage efforts The United Nations reportedly appointed a German spy to help secure the release of two Israeli soldiers held hostage by Hezbollah.

10-22-06 - Report: Olmert Met with Saudi Officials The Prime Minister's office said earlier this month that there was no truth to reports of the meeting, but various sources have confirmed that he and two top intelligence and military officers flew to the palace of King Abdullah


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