The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Saturday, November 25, 2006

News for 11-24-06

11-24-06 - Iran makes concession to UN nuclear investigation

11-24-06 - Russian rocket deliveries to Iran started Russia has begun deliveries of the Tor-M1 air defence rocket system to Iran, Russian news agencies quoted military industry sources as saying, in the latest sign of a Russian-US rift over Iran.

11-24-06 - Russian nuclear chief to visit Tehran

11-24-06 - US interference 'allowed terror gang to escape' A team of suspected terrorists involved in an alleged UK plot to blow up trans-atlantic airliners escaped capture because of interference by the United States, The Independent has been told by counter-terrorism sources.

11-24-06 - 'US troops kill four' on Iraq bus

11-24-06 - US in contact with anti-Iran Kurds: PKK Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh revealed recently in the New Yorker magazine that American forces were supporting the PJAK movement as part of their strategy to destabilize the Tehran government.

11-24-06 - Who Decides on War With Iran?

11-24-06 - Expert: Bush can't attack Iran ** US President George Bush does not have sufficient credit to initiate a military strike on Iran , Giora Romm, senior researcher for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, told a forum attended by members of the Foreign Ministry and delegates from the American Jewish community in Jerusalem Tuesday.

11-24-06 - Australian Company AWB 'knew Iraq plans a year before' The documents, released at the Cole inquiry yesterday, undercut previous statements by Prime Minister John Howard that Australia did not agree to join the war before the UN debate in late 2002 and early 2003.

11-24-06 - Leaving Iraq, Honorably By Chuck Hagel

11-24-06 - The rise and decline of the neo-cons ** There is no doubt that the top foreign policy priority for neo-conservatives in the final two years of Bush's presidency will be to goad him into attacking Iran's suspected nuclear facilities, if ongoing diplomatic efforts to contain or roll back Tehran's nuclear program stall or fail. Wrote Joshua Muravchik, an AEI scholar, in the November 2006 issue of the influential magazine Foreign Policy: "Make no mistake, President Bush will need to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities before leaving office."
The neoconservatives, hoping to find an excuse to foist their 'Clean Break' strategy on the US, also signed on to the PNAC - an outfit whose website proclaimed that the US needed a 'new Pearl Harbor'. Coincidentally, they got just that (in the form of 9/11) very shortly into the Bush presidency and with all of the neocons in key positions therein.

11-24-06 - Lebanon strikers call for unity

11-24-06 - Cluster bomb wounds two experts Two mine-clearing experts were rushed to hospital in Lebanon after a dormant cluster bomb left behind by Israel exploded.

11-24-06 - Netanyahu warns on Iran The boy who cried wolf.

11-24-06 - There's no accounting for it Gemayel's murder will be fully investigated - but there is no sign of justice for the 1,183 Lebanese civilians killed in this summer's war Good point.

11-24-06 - Palestinians on Iraq-Syria border UNHCR is very concerned about five Palestinians ? three men and two boys ? who were arrested on Tuesday by Iraqi security forces at Al Tanf border crossing between Iraq and Syria.

11-24-06 - Syria: Convenient but Unlikely Fall Guy for Gemayel's Death Gemayel's death, and Syria's blame for it, strengthens the case of the neoconservatives in Washington ? Israel's allies in the Administration ? whose star had begun to wane. They can now argue convincingly that Syria is unreformed and unreformable. Such an outcome helps to avert the danger, from Israel's point of view, that White House doves might win the argument for befriending Syria.

11-24-06 - Killing plunges Lebanon deeper into crisis The assassination of Gemayel, and the fingerpointing at Syria, at a time when the ice was thawing between Syrian and the West - is highly reminiscent of the Lavon Affair. Somebody sought to poison the warming relations between Egypt's Nasser and the West. Who was it? And who are the experts at assassinations?

11-24-06 - Lebanese viewpoints I think Israel and the USA are benefiting from the situation; but I don't know who did it. We should wait for the investigation.

11-24-06 - Tycoon blames Kremlin in spy death Leonid Nevzlin, who fled to Israel in 2004 after Russian authorities charged officers of the Yukos oil giant with tax evasion, murder and fraud, said Alexander Litvinenko had shared with him evidence of Kremlin malfeasance in the Yukos affair.

11-24-06 - Syria expects foes to slander it over killing of Gemayel Syria, while clearly unhappy with the tribunal and with Lebanon's Western-backed government, argues that Gemayel's death plays into the hands of its Lebanese opponents and hurts its chances of dialogue with Europe and the United States.

11-24-06 - Keeping it unreal Built by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) more than 30 years ago, the purpose of this replica town is to train Israeli soldiers in the strategies of modern urban combat. It was here that the IDF rehearsed the invasion of Beirut in 1982 and the withdrawal from Gaza last year. It was here, too, that US forces drilled the battle of Fallujah and the raid of Baghdad three years ago
They trained our guys in 'urban combat', among other things. Now you know why there are so many similarities (the origin of the term "Palestinian hangings"). Then one wonders why Iraqis didn't accept us as 'liberators'. (Because Israeli tactics work so well on Palestinians..)

11-24-06 - Iran and Syria Helping Hizballah Rearm additional reporting by Aaron J. Klein/Tel Aviv Wouldn't you know - Aaron Klein reported this propaganda, I mean news.

11-24-06 - Kremlin critic who died in London suffered radiation poisoning: Britain Litvinenko's rapid, and previously unexplained decline, was reminiscent of that of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who became ill with nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating dinner in his compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah on Oct. 12, 2004. The symptoms continued for more than two weeks before he was evacuated to France where he died on Nov. 11.

11-24-06 - When will Israel attack Iran?


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