The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, November 24, 2006

News for 11-23-06

11-23-06 - Iran offers UN new nuclear access

11-23-06 - Mideast diplomacy / Bush to visit Jordan, won't meet PM, Abbas We can assume that Bush informed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of his intentions to limit the American presence in Iraq during their meeting last week. That would explain Olmert's controversial statements regarding a rushed American pullout from Iraq that would "undermine stability" in the region. From Israel's point of view, there is tremendous significance to the thinning American presence in the Middle East, at a time when Iran is getting stronger and is seeking to form a regional alliance against America and its allies.

11-23-06 - Gunmen clash with Lebanese-Palestinian security forces in refugee camp, 3 wounded

11-23-06 - Louise Arbour: Israel may be more to blame than Hizbullah "I left Gaza with a sense that the right of its people to their physical integrity - their right to life - was particularly imperiled," Arbour said.

11-23-06 - France okays firing at IAF over Lebanon French soldiers in Lebanon who feel threatened by aggressive Israeli overflights are permitted to shoot at IAF fighter jets, a high-ranking French military officer told The Jerusalem Post.

11-23-06 - Thousands attend Beirut funeral

11-23-06 - Civil war In Lebanon

11-23-06 - The Next Act: Will the Republicans? Mid-Term Loss Hurt Chances of a War on Iran? ** What's happening right now and the reason some of the people talked to me about the new Israeli intelligence, is that there's a great debate inside the community about how good it is, whether it's for -- you know, there is human intelligence about a warhead being manufactured, but nobody in the CIA knows much about it, who the source is, knows ? are there drawings, any evidence, any technical evidence? Those questions aren?t being asked and answered because the White House likes it. The Israelis are supplying us with intelligence on a Middle Eastern country's alleged WMD program - again.

11-23-06 - Ex-council leader jailed for contacting Iranian agents

11-23-06 - Poll: More than half of Israelis support Syria talks More than half of Israelis would like to see Israel engage in negotiations with Syria, but are unprepared to withdraw from the Golan Heights as a price for peace

11-23-06 - What the U.S. Has Failed to Learn in Lebanon a key reason for the U.S.'s setbacks in the Middle East is it's chronic refusal to wholeheartedly address the root causes of conflict, such as the lack of a negotiated end to Israel's occupation of Arab lands, the failure to establish a Palestinian state and Western support for repressive Arab regimes.

11-23-06 - Damascus awaits a renewed political backlash Syria now expects its enemies to use the killing to blacken its image and dash its hopes of a thaw in ties with the West. This particular killing is reminiscent of the Lavon Affair. Who did it and why?

11-23-06 - Israel's Rumsfeld Takes Heat In my opinion were Israel to attack Iran, and if Iran takes revenge the world's oil market will be in a mess.

11-23-06 - War on terror is WWIII: Israeli Lt Gen The West should confront the threat through diplomatic and even military action if necessary, and Iran and Syria must be held responsible for their support of militants in Iraq, Lt Gen Yaalon said.


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