The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Thursday, October 26, 2006

News for 10-25-06

10-25-06 - U.S. troops on active duty call for Iraq withdrawal "The real grievances are: Why are we in Iraq if the weapons of mass destruction are not found, if the links to al Qaeda are not substantiated," said Marine Sgt. Liam Madden of Rockingham, Vermont, who was in Iraq from September 2004 to February 2005 and is based at Quantico, Virginia.

"The occupation is perpetuating more violence," he said. "It's costing way too many Iraqi civilian and American service member lives while it brings us no benefit."
I'll tell you why you're in Iraq. See related news from this batch.

10-25-06 - 'US withdrawal from Iraq would be disastrous for Israel' ** "...And what if the US becomes trigger-shy? No one else except the US has the military might to set back Iran's nuclear program. Maybe Israel, but it's not certain. If the US gets trigger-shy, then we're in trouble." .....The result would be that "the terror efforts currently directed against US forces in Iraq would be turned against Israel," Ahh. I see. So the US military is being used as a type of human shield.

10-25-06 - Bush warns N.Korea against selling nuclear arms

10-25-06 - European plans for arms sanctions against Iran are too weak, says US The United States indicated yesterday that it wants tougher sanctions on Iran - for refusing to suspend uranium enrichment - than the measures in a UN resolution drafted by Britain, France and Germany.

10-25-06 - US demands UN sanctions on Iran US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

10-25-06 - Bush 'dissatisfied' with Iraq war

10-25-06 - UN powers unveil Iran sanctions draft

10-25-06 - Iran could have nuclear bomb by 2015: Germany ** Iran is unlikely to be able to develop a nuclear bomb before 2015, the chief of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

10-25-06 - US naval war games off the Iranian coastline: A provocation which could lead to War? **

10-25-06 - Iran wants to boost Arab ties President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told Jordan's King Abdullah II in telephone talks that Iran is seeking to boost ties with Arab states in the Middle East, the state news agency IRNA reported

10-25-06 - Iraqis Were Better Off Under Saddam, Says Former Weapons Inspector

10-25-06 - No Excuses -There's no wriggling out of responsibility for the Iraq disaster "If only we knew then what we know now" ? that's the mantra we're hearing from the excuse-makers, Democrats as well as Republicans and repentant neocons, now that the truth about this rotten war is out there in the open, plain enough for even the willfully blind to see.

10-25-06 - Bush team defends US Iraq plans Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was among several officials defending the government's Iraq policy as adaptable, as US mid-term elections approach

10-25-06 - Military Build-up in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf: Israel and NATO sign Framework Agreement ** This Israel-NATO framework agreement not only has a bearing on the military build-up in the Eastern Mediterranean, which in practice is directed against Syria and Lebanon, it is also related to the massive deployment of US naval forces in the Persian Gulf, oppositie Iran.

10-25-06 - Qatar offers to host Israeli delegation Long-term, Israeli leaders want to build contacts with moderate Arab states to counter the influence of Iran's anti- Israel government.

10-25-06 - 'Syria increasing preparedness following IDF maneuvers' According to the report, a Syrian source added that Israel?s military activity is increasing tensions in the region. He mentioned Chief of Staff Dan Halutz?s Monday to a Golan Heights division exercise as contributing to the heightened tensions.

10-25-06 - Israeli jets fire over German navy ship off Lebanon The daily Der Tagesspiegel quoted a German junior defence minister as telling a parliamentary committee that two Israeli F-16 fighters had flown low over the ship, firing twice.

10-25-06 - Israel, Germany at odds over Lebanon air incident Israel denied a German newspaper report on Wednesday that two of its air force planes had fired twice as they flew over a German navy ship patrolling the Lebanon coast as part of an international peacekeeper force. This story sounds familiar...

10-25-06 - NATO: Israel ties must remain strong

10-25-06 - Part of Canada anti-terrorism law tossed

10-25-06 - UAE's Khalifa discusses Lebanon's reconstruction with Siniora

10-25-06 - Iran, Syria rapidly rearming Hezbollah Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz said yesterday.....He met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte, among others, on a visit to Washington this week in advance of U.S.-Israel security talks set for December.

10-25-06 - Iran charged over Argentina bomb Chief prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused the Iranian authorities of directing Hezbollah to carry out the attack.

10-25-06 - "I will only leave this house in a coffin" Palestinians living in Iraq have increasingly come under threat since the US-led occupation of the country began in 2003, according to a recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR.

10-25-06 - Dodd: U.S. wrong to urge Palestinian vote He joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who also addressed the conference, in urging final passage before the year is out of the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, which would isolate the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority....McCain said a precipitous U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would endanger Israel.

10-25-06 - Ayalon: Focus on Palestinians before Iran "Taking care of the Iranian threat begins with achieving a diplomatic accord with the Palestinians," Ayalon told Israel Radio, adding that such an accord would help Israel enlist pan-Arab support for a tough stand against Tehran's nuclear program.

10-25-06 - Report: UN mediator in talks with Hezbollah so far unsuccessful

10-25-06 - Israel's experience with harsh questioning may provide guidance Mohammed Barghouthi - the labor minister for the Palestinian Authority, which is led by the militant group Hamas - was held and questioned for 48 days this summer before being released without charge. He said he was shackled to a chair in a painful position for hours at a time. But more painful, he said, were the threats against his family, the screams of interrogators and the humiliation of other Palestinian lawmakers that he was forced to witness. The problem is, Dion, this is exactly where the US got the ideas in the first place. It's where the term 'Palestinian hanging' came from and it's why it was used on Iraqi prisoners. This nation is heavily under the influence of a foreign entity.

10-25-06 - Candidates speak out on the issues On Israel What role should the United States play in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist groups, Hezbollah and Hamas, and their "benefactors," Iran and Syria?

10-25-06 - Hamas expert's testimony continues in Salah trial On cross-examination, Levitt testified that many Palestinians also have been killed in the conflict and that living conditions in Gaza and the West Bank are often desperate

10-25-06 - Exclusive: Hillary Clinton On Israel, Iraq And Terror Sen. Clinton: First, I don't think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake.
If we were going to push for an election, we should have made sure we did something to determine who was going to win instead of signing off on an electoral system that advantaged Hamas.
"If we were going to push for an election, we should have made sure we did something to determine who was going to win"........


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