The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Sunday, November 26, 2006

News for 11-25-06

11-25-06 - US involved for longer time in Iraq than in World War II The US involvement in Iraq will pass another sad milestone on Sunday, when it overtakes the length of America's engagement in World War II.

11-25-06 - Cheney returning to U.S. after talks with Saudis A Western diplomat said the United States wanted to counter the threat from Iran and Syria by co-opting moderate Arab nations on both Iraq and the Palestinian-Israeli issue and the current diplomatic push was proof of this.

11-25-06 - Rumsfeld okayed abuses says former U.S. general Karpinski, who ran the prison until early 2004, said she saw a memorandum signed by Rumsfeld detailing the use of harsh interrogation methods.

11-25-06 - Woes for Baker group Accusations that Syria was behind Tuesday's assassination of Lebanese Christian cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel are expected to make an opening to Syria more difficult. Well isn't that conVENient (Church Lady)?

11-25-06 - And now - Deep Background by Philip Giraldi FBI reportedly has kept the case open as Wells, an Israeli citizen who claims to be a student but does not appear to be registered for a course of study anywhere, is suspected of working for Israeli intelligence in some capacity. If it is determined that he might be from Mossad, he will undoubtedly be quietly deported on immigration charges to avoid embarrassing the Israeli government.

11-25-06 - U.N. group: Israel laid mines in Lebanon The Israeli military said it wasn't convinced the mine was recently laid or used by Israel, saying it could have placed by Hezbollah or another party during the decades of conflict in Lebanon. But officials were evasive when asked whether Israel laid mines in Lebanon this summer. More deceptive behavior from the Israeli government.

11-25-06 - Larijani says Israel cannot attack Iran with US support: report "How could IAEA and the West blame Iran for any illegal activity while the Agency's cameras are covering every activity and its inspectors have been inspecting each of Iran's nuclear installations?" Larijani asked.

11-25-06 - Mubarak: identifying those behind Lebanon killings 'premature'

11-25-06 - US hawk judges 'war on terror' a mistake Rejecting calls to arms by the same neo-conservatives who advocated invading Iraq, he says a pre-emptive attack on Iran "would be a catastrophic failure".

11-25-06 - UN says Israel planted landmines in Lebanon as four wounded Four members of an international demining team have been wounded in an Israeli-laid minefield in south Lebanon, a UN spokeswoman said, adding it was the first evidence of use by the Jewish state of anti-personnel mines in the summer conflict

11-25-06 - Hezbollah 'to rule within five years' Not all Israeli experts believe the Syrian Government was involved in the assassination of the Lebanese minister. Zvi Barel, Arab affairs analyst of the daily Ha'aretz, noted that Syria was in the midst of chalking up significant diplomatic points that could only be harmed if it were shown to be involved in another political assassination.

11-25-06 - West must prepare for Chinese, Indian dominance: Wolfensohn Because corporate interests sold America down the river by outsourcing our jobs to both countries. This is high treason, IMO.

11-25-06 - Hariri court gets Lebanon backing While he did not want to pre-judge any investigation into Mr Gemayel's death, Mr Bolton said, proof of Syrian involvement would show it was "not just a supporter of terrorism but is a state actor in a terrorist fashion".

11-25-06 - Saudis may pull out of Eurofighter contract over fraud probe: report

11-25-06 - U.S. Groups To Host Rightist Minister With Anti-Arab Plan In a further indication of his acceptance into the political mainstream, controversial right-wing Israeli politician and newly minted government minister Avigdor Lieberman will be hosted next month in New York by the most influential umbrella organization of American Jewish groups. It speaks volumes. He's coming here to speak about Iran.

11-25-06 - From Nov. 2005: UN Amb. John Bolton And Jerusalem Post's Caroline Glick The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is pleased to announce that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will be the Keynote Speaker at the annual ZOA Louis Brandeis Award Dinner. He will also receive ZOA?s Defender of Israel award

11-25-06 - From Dec. 2005: Israeli Aides Warn U.S. Not To Drop Ball on Iran Israeli officials, sources said, were surprised by reports that rather than take the lead in pressuring Iran, the Bush administration instructed its ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khaklilzad, to open a dialogue with Iran's ambassador there. In addition, Israeli officials were also upset by Washington's restrained reaction to the deal that Russia is finalizing to sell Tehran more than $1 billion worth of anti-aircraft missiles, which could be used to help Iran protect its nuclear facilities against a possible air strike.

11-25-06 - Israeli military chief may quit over failed campaign Many Israeli officers regard this year?s battles as a ?dress rehearsal for the real thing? ? a war against the combined might of Hezbollah and Syria, and possibly Iran.

11-25-06 - Syrian Jews: Talk to Syria now


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