The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, November 11, 2006

News for 11-10-06

11-10-06 - Military service linked to Lou Gehrig's disease Major U.S. report suggests Gulf War vets face double the risk

11-10-06 - New Senate, New Probe Into Pre-War Intel Levin and Reed said they want to find out how the intelligence - much of it reportedly cooked up by Iraqi exiles in a top secret Pentagon shop called the Office of Special Plans - made its way to the White House when numerous CIA analysts said privately that it was highly unreliable....Rice, Wolfowitz, Cheney, and other top Bush administration officials lobbied for a pre-emptive strike against Iraq based entirely on the bogus intelligence that claimed Iraq was a threat to the United States and its neighbors in the Middle East. Do we dare hope?

11-10-06 - Iranian nuclear negotiator warns against UN sanctions Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani has warned that Tehran would reconsider its cooperation with UN nuclear monitors if the UN Security Council imposes tough sanctions currently under consideration.

11-10-06 - City Will Stop Deducting From Reservists? Pay at least one other problem still needed to be resolved. The city is still demanding that veterans repay their gross salaries rather than the smaller amount they take home after taxes.

11-10-06 - Iran warning over UN resolution Iran's top nuclear negotiator has said Tehran will review its ties with the IAEA unless Russian changes to a UN draft resolution on Iran are accepted.

11-10-06 - Bush's 'neocons' in crisis after midterm election rout

11-10-06 - Key Republican joins Dems opposing Bolton nomination

11-10-06 - Bush to meet with Iraq Study Group

11-10-06 - Sen. Reid Backs Lieberman for Homeland Security Chairmanship In a private phone call on Wednesday, Nevada?s Reid told Lieberman that he would recognize Lieberman as the senior Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which would facilitate Lieberman?s move into the post.

11-10-06 - NeoCon Continuity at the Pentagon: Robert Gates Involved in Iran-Contra Scandal Washington's appointee to replace Rumsfeld at the helm of the DoD is part of the same stable of Iran-Contra officials.

11-10-06 - The Cheney-Gates Cabal In 1991, when President George H. W. Bush nominated Robert Gates for the post of director of Central Intelligence, there was a virtual insurrection among CIA analysts who had suffered under his penchant for cooking intelligence Ruh roh.

11-10-06 - MI5 chief says Iraq war is driving British Muslims into terrorism

11-10-06 - 'UK must share Iraq blame' Kenneth Adelman, the former US assistant defence secretary and United Nations ambassador, criticised Britain for not raising the alarm when problems emerged after Saddam Hussein was ousted. Neocons blame everyone but themselves for the Iraq debacle.

11-10-06 - Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse

11-10-06 - Russia Makes Deal on Entry Into Trade Group

11-10-06 - Saudi and Iranian oil output falls The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the cartel that controls 40 per cent of the world?s oil supply, last month announced it would reduce its production to 26.3m barrels-a-day, cutting more than 4 per cent of its output in an attempt to stop the recent 25 per cent slide in international oil prices.

11-10-06 - Khamenei calls Bush defeat a victory for Iran

11-10-06 - Olmert to focus on Iran in visit to U.S. **

11-10-06 - Iran State Media Plays Down Argentina "Iran's Foreign Ministry dismissed the arrest warrants as a decision influenced by Zionists," the newscaster said, referring to Israel.

11-10-06 - Olmert warns against hasty U.S. withdrawal from Iraq

11-10-06 - 12 Israeli jets violate Lebanese airspace as Paris seethes over mock attacks

11-10-06 - Italy calls on the U.S. to press Israel on Palestinian conflict he called on Bush to press Israel, where he said the military was lashing out in Gaza to prove its might after failing to defeat Hezbollah in Lebanon.

11-10-06 - Olmert to focus on Iran in Washington, hoping for steady course ** "Without the political support at home and in his party and among the American public, a decisive military or diplomatic move (by Bush) against Iran seems less and less likely."

11-10-06 - Does Father Know Best? It was the Lobby that, in large part, lured us into the Iraqi quagmire, and this same concatenation of forces stands in the way of an orderly withdrawal of U.S. forces.

11-10-06 - R.I. senator may leave Republican Party

11-10-06 - UN bemoans slow Lebanon cluster bomb clearance "If the Israelis give us the exact locations of the targeted sites, it will accelerate our work," Dalya Farran, the spokeswoman of the United Nations' Mine Action Coordination Center (MACC), told AFP.

11-10-06 - Former aerospace engineer pleads not guilty to selling U.S. military secrets to China

11-10-06 - UN hands Lebanon draft on Hariri murder tribunal One official source said the tribunal, to be made up of Lebanese and foreign judges, would have no power to try or question heads of states as the killing would not be defined as a "crime against humanity" or a "terrorist attack."

11-10-06 - Analysis: Bush, Olmert, Iran and Palestine ** Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will probe the likelihood of the United States providing a nuclear umbrella against Iranian nuclear threats when he meets President Bush in Washington next Monday. Yediot Aharonot Friday quoted sources close to Olmert as saying he "expects to hear" such a promise from Bush.

11-10-06 - Lieberman's Opposition in 2000 and 2006 Received the EXACT Amount of Votes

11-10-06 - UN urges Israel to cease flights over Lebanon The UN says the flights, conducted regularly by Israeli warplanes, are a clear violation of the Security Council resolution adopted in August to end the war between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah.

11-10-06 - Iran slams Western 'silence' at Israeli killings "The West's silence towards this huge atrocity shows that Palestinian children, men and women's lives are worthless for these self-professed human rights backers,"

11-10-06 - Israel official: Strike on Iran possible ** Such a move would implicitly involve the US in the fight, thereby endangering our guys in Iraq, and threatening the world economy via its oil supply. This is nothing short of blackmail on the part of Israel to get us to do the job for them.

11-10-06 - Blair will urge US to talk to Syria and Iran Mr Blair faces an uphill battle to persuade Mr Bush to include a big initiative on Palestine in any revised Iraq strategy

11-10-06 - Israel, U.S. ponder new ways to collect intelligence in Lebanon Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will discuss the issue of the overflights during his visit to Washington on Monday. Olmert will inform President George W. Bush of the continued supply of arms to Hezbollah and the fact that the international embargo is only being implemented partially.

11-10-06 - Syria attacks UN report of arms traffic to Lebanon Roed-Larsen's allegations had also been denied by Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh and Defense Minister Elias al-Murr, Jaafari said.

11-10-06 - Journalists' Coverage of Middle East Shallow and Distorted

11-10-06 - IAF negotiates purchase of 100 F-35 fighter jets in $5 billion deal The F-35 project, funded jointly by the U.S., Canada and the U.K., is still in the developmental stage and is scheduled to fly for the first time in late 2006

11-10-06 - From 2005: Nancy Pelosi Gives A Pep Talk To AIPAC
Nancy Pelosi Speech to American Israel Public Affairs Committee

11-10-06 - Israel Is In Crisis. What Part Will American Jews Play?

11-10-06 - In parting interview, ambassador says Israel must build more bridges Ayalon described a determination in the Bush administration to confront Iran over its nuclear program, which international inspectors believe is a precursor to the manufacture of weapons. He predicted U.N. sanctions in place by December unless Iran relents. Making sure that America remains under the influence.

11-10-06 - Protesters rally in Mideast capitals against Israel, US I bet they hate 'our freedom'.

11-10-06 - Back to Palestine - Only America can move matters forward in the Middle East The second fact is the liberation that a final stint in office brings. George W. Bush has no need now to fear the electoral consequences of defying powerful lobbies in America: like Bill Clinton, he can afford to pursue a Middle East settlement

11-10-06 - Dems pledge to sever ties to lobbyists Ethics watchdog groups are hopeful as incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., readies the Democrats' "Honest Leadership and Open Government" initiative for opening day in January You're kidding me right? Our legislators will never sever ties to one of the most powerful lobbies in America - AIPAC. Not going to happen.


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