The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, October 27, 2006

News for 10-26-06

10-26-06 - Russia queries EU draft on Iran Moscow has said a draft UN Security Council resolution on Iran's nuclear programme appears not to match positions agreed within the council.

10-26-06 - Confession that formed base of Iraq war was acquired under torture: journalist Libby was tortured in an Egyptian prison, according to Stephen Grey, the author of the newly-released book "Ghost Plane" who investigated the secret US Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA) prisons that housed terror suspects around the world

10-26-06 - Up to 85 Afghan civilians killed in US airstrike The President of Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into a night of Nato airstrikes that reportedly killed up to 85 civilians celebrating a major Islamic festival.

10-26-06 - Bolton: sanctions 'help regime change'

10-26-06 - Cheney confirms use of waterboarding Last year, in an interview with the BBC, Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, said that in an internal Bush administration debate about the use of the Geneva Conventions in the treatment of detainees, Cheney led the argument to "do away with all restrictions."

10-26-06 - U.S. nuclear secrets feared on stolen disk

10-26-06 - Witness grilled in CIA leak case Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald took on the first witness in the CIA leak case Thursday, dissecting an expert witness until she acknowledged errors and misstatements in her research.

10-26-06 - This is not another Iran Syria's acceptance of religious and ethnic diversity is extraordinary by international standards, let alone those of the Middle East.

10-26-06 - Iraq War Damaged U.S. Reputation, Say Americans

10-26-06 - Rice says 'axis of evil' proven right

10-26-06 - The strategic case for talking with Iran

10-26-06 - Russian project holds up Iran sanctions deal

10-26-06 - Iran denies Argentina bomb charge Mr Hoseyni said the charges were intended to divert "world attention from the perpetration of crimes by the Zionists against women and children in Palestine".

10-26-06 - Israel to provide F-15 fighter components Israel's Elbit Systems unit Cyclone has been awarded a $19 million contract with Boeing Co. to provide components for U.S. F-15 fighters.

10-26-06 - A U.S. soldier from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team plays with a child at a checkpoint in Baghdad

10-26-06 - Berlin wants 'smooth cooperation' with Israel after warplane incident "Shots were fired by Israeli planes. It is under investigation," a spokesman said. Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz has denied that the planes had fired at the German forces

10-26-06 - In pictures: Lebanon oil spill clean-up Fishermen who were badly affected by the war and Israel's sea blockade of Lebanon have been employed to clean the beaches.

10-26-06 - The Fault Lies in Ourselves Even if the Bush administration and the rubber-stamp Congress are held accountable in next month's election, the ringleaders of the war are unlikely to be brought to justice.

10-26-06 - An Iraqi boy smiles at a US soldier at a spot checkpoint setup as part of a series of measures to locate a missing US soldier

10-26-06 - What's for Dinner? The dinner was hardly an unusual one for AIPAC. The group often arranges such elite pow-wows at the homes of senior members of Congress and government officials (one in the mid-1990s was hosted by then Vice President Al Gore) as a way for AIPAC to both demonstrate its political clout and to provide a perk for major donors.

10-26-06 - U.N. sees hold-ups in Lebanon withdrawal Talks have been under way for weeks on Israel?s demand that the bolstered United Nations peacekeeper force in southern Lebanon impose new security regulations in Ghajar to ensure Hezbollah does not use the village as a conduit for attacks or drug smuggling.

10-26-06 - Bush: Returning Shalit would help Syria President Bush said facilitating the return of a captured Israeli soldier would help Syria in American eyes.

10-26-06 - Waxman blasts Justice on Harman A top congressional Democrat called on the Justice Department to publicize what it knows about an investigation into relations between AIPAC and a Jewish congresswoman.

10-26-06 - Peres: West bolsters Iran Shimon Peres chided the international community for not being firmer in its efforts to curb Iran?s nuclear program.

10-26-06 - Israel's DM reiterates continuation of overflights Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz reiterated on Thursday that Israeli Air Force (IAF) overflights would continue in Lebanon as long as the UN cease-fire resolution had not been fully implemented.

10-26-06 - Lieberman urges discretion on Iran "We have to wait and see what the European Union, United States, Russia and China do about Iran," Lieberman said. "We don't need to be on the front line on this issue. We just have to sit and wait."

10-26-06 - No aggression intended, Israel says after German ship incident The confrontation occurred when Israeli jets scrambled after a helicopter took off from a German frigate serving with a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) task force. German Defence Ministry spokesman Thomas Raabe said six Israeli F- 16s had flown very low over the German vessel and one of them fired two shots into the air. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the helicopter took off without having coordinated this with Israel

10-26-06 - Argentine Jewish groups welcome call for Iranian arrests in AMIA case The prosecutors' call reprises the original investigative tack - first suggested by the Mossad and CIA - that pointed to Iran as the intellectual author of the attack.

10-26-06 - Agent's testimony contradicts Salah's torture claims The Salah case marks the first time that Israeli intelligence agents have testified on U.S. soil, and extraordinary security measures are in place to keep their identities secret

10-26-06 - Lebanon's celebrity hangout shakes off war hangover

10-26-06 - Israeli president rape charges spurred by Lebanon war: Putin


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