The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, November 03, 2006

News for 11-02-06

11-02-06 - Russia, China won't back Iran sanctions Russian and China indicated that they will not support a draft U.N. resolution imposing tough sanctions on Iran for its refusal to halt its nuclear enrichment program.

11-02-06 - US accuses Syria, Iran, and Hizbullah of plotting to topple Lebanon The New York Times reports that the White House declined to offer any proof of the plot. However, US officials have said that because of the evidence, the US government feels it cannot diplomatically engage Syria or Iran, an approach advocated recently by several leading Republicans, including former Secretary of State James Baker. Read that again. The neocons in Cheney's office and the Pentagon are behind the 'evidence', no doubt. Israel-lovers can't stand James Baker.

11-02-06 - Bush Reaffirms Support for Rumsfeld and Cheney The president?s verbal embrace of Mr. Rumsfeld and Mr. Cheney, offered during an interview with The Associated Press, seemed to be another reflection of Mr. Bush?s belief in the basic wisdom of the Iraq war and his determination not to back away from it as the Congressional elections approach

11-02-06 - Iran in first firing of longer-range missiles on exercise Iran has fired its longer-range Shahab-3 ballistic missile on exercise for the first time as it began 10 days of war games amid a mounting standoff with the West over its nuclear programme.

11-02-06 - Ex-US soldier charged in rape, murder of Iraqi girl, family Green was one of five US soldiers who were alleged to have broken into a house near the Iraqi town of Mamudiyah on March 12 and raped a 14-year-old girl, then killed her and set fire to her body.

11-02-06 - Child victims of Iraq's war trouble U.S. medics

11-02-06 - Taking the road to Damascus

11-02-06 - Syria, Iran dismiss U.S. accusation on Lebanon The Syrian newspaper said the United States should make public any evidence of the alleged Syrian role in efforts to topple the Lebanese government. U.S. officials say the information is classified.
Classified. Hilarious. Which neocon supplied this 'evidence'?? - is the real question.

11-02-06 - Khatami labels US policy 'a joke' The former president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami, has branded US attempts to impose Western-style democracy in the Middle East as "a great joke".

11-02-06 - The Neocons' Nadir? Baker's words and activities set off a storm of protest by Perle's associates at the American Enterprise Institute, notably Michael Ledeen, who called the former secretary's approach "active appeasement," and Michael Rubin, who warned that "Baker's cold realist calculations may surrender Iraq to Iranian suzerainty."

11-02-06 - Revealed: U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques

11-02-06 - Syria switches to the Euro due to US sanctions

11-02-06 - How Neocon Favorites Duped U.S.

11-02-06 - More Troops-or Less Empire by Patrick J. Buchanan Because the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are going badly for lack of U.S. troops, and because, says the Standard, President Bush needs to have the strategic option to put ground forces into "Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Lebanon, or wherever the next crisis erupts." The Standard wants the U.S. Army increased by 250,000

11-02-06 - Bush 'would understand' attack on Iran ** Israel endorses US-led efforts to curb Iran s atomic ambitions through the threat of UN Security Council sanctions but, like Washington, has hinted that military action could be a last resort

11-02-06 - Who is Holding Peace Hostage? Text of a CNI Foundation ad that appeared in the New York Times on November 5th, 2006

11-02-06 - Israel seeking to pressure UN with Lebanon flights Commanders want the international community to intervene actively on behalf of the two soldiers 'You will do our bidding, or else.'

11-02-06 - 98 percent of cluster bomb victims are civilians: report Quoting from UN figures, Simonazzi said that 1.2 to 1.6 million of the four million submunitions Israel dropped on Lebanon during the conflict have not exploded Cluster bombs that were made in the USA and given to Israel KNOWING FULL WELL what they would do with them. In the 80s, Ronald Reagan banned the sale of cluster bombs to Israel because it was using them on Lebanese civilians even THEN.

11-02-06 - Iran 'sending funds to Hezbollah'

11-02-06 - An article from the AEI, neocon central Deploy More Than the Military. Recent elections in the Palestinian territories and Egypt have brought disconcerting results that suggest democratizing the Middle East may be more difficult than we imagined. Naturally, we're treated to the same mantra that neoconservative is a code word for 'Jew', among other things. But the above paragraph spells out to you what I've known all along: the very definition of the idea of democracy that these neocons have in mind for the Middle East. For, there is no question of whether the elections in Egypt and the Palestinian Territories were democratic or not -they were. The problem that these neocons have with them is that parties not friendly to Israel were elected. Neocon democracy defined: elect Israel-frienldy regimes - or else. And you may note the second to the last topic addressed starts with 'Prepare to bomb Iran'. Same sh$t, different year.

11-02-06 - From June 2005: Bolton Said to Orchestrate Unlawful Firing A former Bolton deputy says the U.S. undersecretary of state felt Jose Bustani "had to go," particularly because the Brazilian was trying to send chemical weapons inspectors to Baghdad. That might have helped defuse the crisis over alleged Iraqi weapons and undermined a U.S. rationale for war.

11-02-06 - Bush tells Rush he's 'deeply concerned' about the US leaving the Middle East Bush said that he was "worried that rival forms of extremists will battle for power, obviously creating incredible damage if they do so; that they will topple modern governments, that they will be in a position to use oil as a tool to blackmail the West."
"People say, 'What do you mean by that?'" The president continued. "I say, 'If they control oil resources, then they pull oil off the market in order to run the price up, and they will do so unless we abandon Israel, for example, or unless we abandon allies.'"

11-02-06 - Full-Page New York Times Ad: 'Congress is in Thrall to the Israel Lobby' The Council for the National Interest Foundation argues in a full-page New York Times ad scheduled to run this Sunday, Nov. 5, two days before the 2006 midterm elections, that the U.S. Congress is in thrall to the Israel lobby....The Israel lobby, the ad says, was able to defeat a recent amendment to the defense appropriations bill introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) that would ban the export of cluster bombs to countries that use such weapons in civilian areas, including Israel's use of U.S.-made cluster weapons in Lebanon

11-02-06 - Mubarak meets Putin for talks on nuclear power, Middle East

11-02-06 - Iraq exit strategy The prospect of a Palestinian state in the foreseeable future looked even dimmer with the creation of a newly-formed evangelical Christian organization in the U.S. that aims to include all pro-Israel Christians, and, according to its founder, will soon make it the single most powerful Christian organization in America. "We are a one-issue organization -- and the issue is Israel, Israel and then Israel," Here's an idea: why don't you move there? Leave the rest of us out it.

11-02-06 - Iran says Holocaust cartoon contest expresses hatred toward oppressors Iran awarded a Moroccan artist late Wednesday the top prize in an exhibition of cartoons against the Holocaust, saying it wanted to emphasize that Palestinians were the indirect victims of the Nazi's killing of six million Jews in Europe during the Second World War. "Palestinians have been victim of a deceptive history by Zionists," Iran's Culture Minister Hossein Saffar Harandi was quoted as saying by the Kayhan conservative daily on Thursday.

11-02-06 - From June 2005: Israeli warplanes draw Lebanese anti-aircraft fire Four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese air space, drawing anti-aircraft fire from the army, Lebanese police said. Same sh#t, different year.


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