The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

News for 10-23-06

10-23-06 - Iran defiant on nuclear as sanctions loom Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed his country will not retreat even "an inch" over its nuclear programme despite the mounting threat of UN sanctions.

10-23-06 - US 'cannot stay course' in Iraq The US is not winning in Iraq and will not be able to stay the course in the long-term, a US state department insider has said.

10-23-06 - Halliburton Will Spin Off KBR Unit Halliburton's Iraq-related work contributed nearly $1.2 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2006 and $45 million of operating income, a performance that pleased analysts.

10-23-06 - Intel: What the Brits Said the foreign rep cautioned, "I hope we can all agree that we should concentrate on Afghanistan and not be tempted to launch any attacks on Iraq."

10-23-06 - Pilot who lost her legs in Iraq takes on Republicans

10-23-06 - Londoner was victim of secret CIA rendition Newly revealed flight logs of a CIA Gulfstream executive jet ? detailed in a book to be published this week ? indicate that it was used in April 2002 to transport Martin Mubanga, a Londoner now aged 33, to Guantanamo after he was captured in Zambia.

10-23-06 - The President's Saudi Moment Reportedly, the Saudis have amended it since it was first introduced in 2002. In its previous incarnation, it would have required Israel to relinquish all of the territories occupied in 1967 as a precondition to negotiations toward a peace agreement between Israel and the entire Arab League. The current version drops the precondition and envisions negotiations under international auspices

10-23-06 - UN hands 'final' Hariri tribunal plan to Lebanon

10-23-06 - Israel warplanes in Lebanon overflights in defiance of France Two warplanes twice flew low over Beirut, police said Monday, with four planes carrying out similar mock raid over southern Lebanon, causing a sonic boom over the port city of Tyre, as Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan.

10-23-06 - Washington Whispers Jack Abramoff, the lobbying scandal figure, has become such a chatty rat that probe insiders say he's been given a desk to work at in the FBI. We're told he spends up to four hours a day detailing his shady business to agents eager to nail more congressmen in the scandal

10-23-06 - Breaking the Silence - The debate ignited by Walt and Mearsheimer gathers momentum. On any other political question?abortion, guns, health care?it is understood that there are two sides, but in the United States (and only in the United States), where Israel is concerned there is only one position. As far as I'm concerned, with respect to America's well being, Mearsheimer and Walt rank right up there with the founding fathers of this nation.

10-23-06 - Olmert appeals to world on Iran threats ** Israel considers Iran to be the greatest threat to its survival, and rejects Tehran's claim that its nuclear program is peaceful

10-23-06 - Peretz: IAF to overfly Lebanon until soldiers back

10-23-06 - Top Dems slam Carter book
According to advance publicity, the book argues that Israel?s settlement policy is principally to blame for the failure of peace initiatives in the Middle East. AIPAC's shills on Capitol Hill take Carter to task for daring to speak out.

10-23-06 - Israeli envoy protests Iranian statements Israel's U.N. envoy protested recent threatening statements against the Jewish state by Iran's president.

10-23-06 - Israel-U.S. to develop plane defense? Israel and the United States are considering the joint development of defense systems for civilian aircraft. Just curious, does "joint development" mean Israel develops it, the US pays for it, and Israel uses it? Or that the US develops it, the US pays for it, and Israel uses it?....

10-23-06 - The Lobby, Unmasked

10-23-06 - Elections to Watch


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