The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, October 28, 2006

News for 10-27-06

10-27-06 - US, others to conduct Gulf naval maneuvers off Iran ** The announcement came in the context of tensions over Iran's nuclear program and reports of possible terror threats against oil installations in the Gulf.

10-27-06 - US plays down Cheney's water interrogation comment

10-27-06 - Chirac says stalemate in Iran talks should trigger sanctions

10-27-06 - Russia unconcerned by Iranian nuclear 'cascade' work Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov has said he was unconcerned by reports that Iran has taken a new step in uranium enrichment, saying it was still a long way from building a military capability. Now you hush that talk, Rusky! Israel wants everyone to believe Iran will have the bomb like, tomorrow. You're hurting their efforts....

10-27-06 - Coalition navies on watch for oil attack

10-27-06 - Report: Halliburton unit exploited rules If the Democrats take control of the Senate, he said, they will launch oversight hearings on war matters ranging from faulty intelligence leading up to the war to wrongdoing by contractors.

10-27-06 - UN Official: US Terror Law May Violate International Treaties "One of the most serious aspects of this legislation is the power of the president to declare anyone, including U.S. citizens, without charge as an 'unlawful enemy combatant' - a term unknown in international humanitarian law,"

10-27-06 - A Brother's Rage Kevin Tillman's incandescent statement against the Iraq war reads like poetry, and is part of a tragic tradition.

10-27-06 - Army arraigns 2 soldiers charged with murder of 3 Iraqi detainees

10-27-06 - U.S. revives terror data mining

10-27-06 - U.S. wants to ban Iranian physicists An American draft resolution at the United Nations calls for a ban on Iranians studying subjects related to nuclear development.

10-27-06 - Chris Bellamy: An enigma that only the Israelis can fully explain The initial tests on samples taken from the site of the Israeli strike on Khiam present an enigma which will only be solved when the people who produced and deployed the weapon explain themselves.

10-27-06 - Bush: World must 'double' effort on Iran nuclear program Israel says "Jump!", the US says "How high?".

10-27-06 - Israeli PM accuses world of doing 'nothing' over Iran

10-27-06 - Germany says Israel fired shots over unarmed ship The incident, which Israel has so far denied, was one of two involving the Israeli military and German forces in the region this week, defence spokesman Thomas Raabe told reporters Friday. "There have been two incidents, one involving a helicopter and another the Alster" a German electronic surveillance and reconnaissance ship.
A second incident.

10-27-06 - A 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team soldier hugs a young Iraqi boy in central Baghdad's Karradah district There's the difference between US soldiers and those of Israel.

10-27-06 - US to rebuild Mideast's highest bridge, damaged by Israel The United States will pay to rebuild the Mdairej bridge in Lebanon, the highest in the Middle East, which was damaged by Israeli bombs during the war this summer, a senior US official said. Deduct it from the billions in aid we give Israel. American taxpayers shouldn't have to pay any extra (to clean up after Israel) than they already do now.

10-27-06 - UN peacekeepers unlikely to disarm Hezbollah: Russia Ivanov said that concern over this aspect of the peacekeepers' mission was one of the reasons Moscow decided to send a peacekeeping contingent to Lebanon under an accord reached separately with the Lebanese government, instead of under the UN mandate

10-27-06 - Christian Zionism: An Egregious Threat to US-Mideast Understanding Christian Zionists have pushed the militarist policies of both Israel and the U.S. in an effort to secure the Holy Land in preparation for the coming of the "promised land." As part of this strategy, the U.S. occupation of Iraq is deemed absolutely necessary.

10-27-06 - Shin Bet to upgrade security in LA Airport Los Angeles International Airport invites team of security experts from Shin Bet, Ben Gurion Airport to examine airport's security arrangements. Say what? We allow the secret intelligence unit of a FOREIGN country offer up security advice to one of our major airports? How moronic is that?

10-27-06 - Will Harper back an Iran strike? The first order of business was to demonize Iran's fundamentalist Shia president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, portraying him not just as dangerous but as a madman. This is the goal behind the myth that on October 26 last year he called for "wiping Israel from the map." The Guardian, in an article on June 2, 2006, took the trouble to have a Farsi translator look at Ahmadinejad's infamous speech. He said no such thing.

10-27-06 - America's Middle Class Has Become Globalization's Loser US industry -- or at least what little is left of it -- is responsible. In the span of only a few decades, US industry has shrunken to half what it once was. A miscellaneous article - but an important one nonetheless.

10-27-06 - 50 Years After Suez, US Hegemony Ebbing Fast the Bush administration's failure to exercise any demonstrable pressure on Israel to seriously engage the Palestinians in a peace process, its transparent support for Israel's military offensive and bombing campaign in Lebanon last summer's war with Hezbollah, and its rejection to date of renewed Arab efforts to promote the 2002 Saudi peace plan in the wake of the Lebanon conflict have effectively destroyed the image of Washington as an honest broker. Thus far in his Presidency, Bush Jr. has refused to stand up to Israel like his old man did.

10-27-06 - 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team soldiers greet a young Iraqi boy in central Baghdad's Karradah district

10-27-06 - Rice?s Counselor Gives Advice Others May Not Want to Hear , in choosing Mr. Zelikow as her counselor, she eschewed Elliott L. Abrams, a darling of neoconservatives and the pro-Israel lobby.

10-27-06 - Israel denies German ship clash This is a denial of the first incident.

10-27-06 - Report: FBI In Expanded Aipac Probe the allegations - along with the upcoming trial of Rosen and Weissman, and the recent book deal signed by two of the pro-Israel lobby's most prominent and vocal critics, scholars Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer - are likely to trigger increased media and public scrutiny of the pro-Israel lobby's efforts to influence the decision-making process in Washington.
Oh dear.

10-27-06 - Olmert compares Iran with Nazi Germany Look in the mirror. The Palestinians : have been forcibly expelled from their properties, had their properties seized, have been ghettoized and walled in, are deemed inferior by Zionists both past and present, are deemed a 'demographic problem' by Zionists both past and present, are collectively punished for the sins of a few, are impoverished and starving as most of the 'civilized world' turns a blind eye, are severely dehumanized in the Western media (at the behest of pro-Israeli media 'watchdogs'), are in need of a homeland.

10-27-06 - US Affairs: Is there an ally in the House? Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), the only Holocaust survivor in Congress, is in line to become chairman of the House International Relations Committee if the Democrats win. But some rumblings suggest other lawmakers - namely Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) - may bypass him because of Lantos' support for the Iraq war. Privately, congressional aides say Lantos has been reassured by Pelosi that he will get the chairmanship; both men are considered strong backers of the Jewish state...... the new foreign operations subcommittee chair would be Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), a strong, proactive Israel backer. Lantos is an Israel-firster.

10-27-06 - High radiation levels said to be found after Israel's Lebanon bombing

10-27-06 - Early Opposition to Iraq War Bolsters Moran in House Race

10-27-06 - Israel and U.S. to expand civil air defense cooperation It's outrageous that our security systems continue to be outsourced to Israel.

10-27-06 - Why Is No One Talking About The 400-600 Israeli Nukes ?

10-27-06 - From 2002: Lieberman and Cheney March In the Footsteps of Joe McCarthy Among the agencies engaged in this coordinated witch-hunt are: View the article to check out the list of offenders, the usual (pro-Israeli) suspects. He forgot to include WND and FrontPage mag.

10-27-06 - Analysis: Aid could impact Muslim opinion And here's the key to winning hearts and minds: deeper American assistance directly to the people, following their expressed priorities."
A better idea: end the unconditional support of Israel's policies vis a vis the Palestinians. That would be the single greatest boost for America in not just the ME, but the world.

10-27-06 - Republican staffer threatened TAU funds

A Republican congressman reprimanded a staffer for threatening to cut U.S. funds to Tel Aviv University unless a donor agreed to stop backing his opponent.

10-27-06 - Former militia chief does not foresee civil war

10-27-06 - 1993 interrogation described Nadav also testified that in 1993 Judith Miller, then a New York Times reporter, visited the detention facility where Salah was being held.
Nadav said he asked Salah questions at Miller's direction. Strange.


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