The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

News for 10-30-06

10-30-06 - Iran says sanctions will hurt others

10-30-06 - Audit finds missing U.S. weapons in Iraq Missing from the Defense Department's inventory books were 13,180 semiautomatic pistols, 751 assault rifles and 99 machine guns, according to an audit requested by Sen. John Warner (news, bio, voting record), R-Va., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

10-30-06 - Security firms 'abusing Iraqis'

10-30-06 - Iran nuclear talks should continue, Putin tells Ahmadinejad Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Moscow favours continued talks over Iran's nuclear programme amid a continued split in the UN Security Council over possible sanctions against Tehran.

10-30-06 - Army finds 7 incorrect war death reports The families of seven soldiers who died in Iraq or Afghanistan were given incorrect or misleading information about the deaths, the Army has concluded after a review of war casualty reports.

10-30-06 - Civilian deaths turn Afghans against NATO: report

10-30-06 - Bolton faults Syria, Iran on Lebanon Israel has said enforcement of the arms embargo, which blocks any entity in Lebanon except the national government from obtaining weapons from abroad, is crucial. Next, someone will discover guano on a seaside cliff. Will wonders never cease?...

10-30-06 - U.N. watchdog still hopes for nuclear talks with Iran Iran has yet to satisfy U.N. watchdogs that its nuclear program seeks only to produce electric power and not bombs, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency told the General Assembly on Monday.

10-30-06 - Rice: I think I know what the ?Palestinians? want Condi grilled by bible-thumping Christian Zionist Cal Thomas. The more these folks lambaste her, the more I know that she is doing something right.

10-30-06 - Judge dismisses Air Force suit A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit charging the Air Force with violating the constitutional rights of its troops through the promotion of evangelism.

10-30-06 - UN investigates Israel's 'uranium weapons' The Harwell laboratory for mass spectrometry in Oxfordshire confirmed the concentration of uranium isotopes in the samples, but the European experts were puzzled about what weapons Israel might have been using and why.

10-30-06 - Beyond Ideology

10-30-06 - Newly sworn-in Lieberman already set to visit US Lieberman is already set for his first trip abroad as a minister. He will travel to the United States on December 8 to take part in the prestigious Saban Forum at the Saban Center For Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC

10-30-06 - Confrontation off Lebanon Leads to Questions The Alster though is no run-of-the-mill battleship. It is a spy boat loaded with highly sophisticated technology. Sensitive antennas are able to not only identify radar locations and monitor flights, but they can also listen in on radio and mobile-phone conversations. And the crew is not just made up of sailors, but also German secret service agents. Don't get the Liberty treatment.

10-30-06 - Israeli Jets Trouble German Troops on UN Mission Germany was taken by surprise by the most recent incident, as Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz recently smoothed over ruffled feathers after a confrontation on Tuesday between Israeli aircraft and a German vessel patrolling Lebanon's coast.

10-30-06 - Security Council urges disarming of Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias

10-30-06 - Druze leader seeks US backing for Hariri slaying tribunal

10-30-06 - Lebanon president protests Hariri murder court Lebanon's pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud protested his exclusion from the process of organizing an international court to try suspects in the 2005 murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri.

10-30-06 - Iran sounds an awful lot like Iraq ** Recent months have seen the creation of an "Iran directorate" at the Pentagon, using some of the same personnel as the Office of Special Plans, the shadowy Pentagon outfit led by former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith that was accused of massaging raw intelligence on Iraq to make the case for war look far more solid than in fact it was.
Iran has now supplanted Iraq as the greatest single threat to the United States, according to the National Security Strategy released earlier this year. Articles in the New Yorker and Time describe an accelerated rate of contingency military planning in an environment in which many senior officials ? on the military and civilian sides ? consider war with Iran more a question of when rather than if. And just why has Iran been placed at the fore, folks? I wonder. And again. More. Another. You get the point.

10-30-06 - UN to map disputed Shaba farms area on Israel-Lebanon border

10-30-06 - In Lieberman race, Jewish vote seems to turn on Israel support

10-30-06 - Cheney Pushing Israel Towards Fascism

10-30-06 - Israeli attack on Germany Israel doesn't like those surveillance ships getting too close for comfort - even if they're in international waters. Ask these guys. It is my belief that Israel sought to sink the USS Liberty and all aboard - leaving no eyewitnesses to report just who it was that attacked it. It was because of the sheer heroism of our men that that ship and the survivors made it out alive. God bless 'em.

10-30-06 - Shift in Lebanon's sectarian politics

10-30-06 - Israeli Arab lawmaker raps Ahmadinejad A leading Israeli Arab lawmaker came out against the anti-Jewish statements of Iran?s president.

10-30-06 - Foxman: No moderate Muslims There are no moderate Muslims with whom to dialogue, Abraham Foxman said


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